Former UN Ambassador Susan Rice.(Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)

Opinion roundup: Susan Rice on North Korea; Gingrich on Emanuel; UGA professor’s grade plan

A roundup of Thursday’s editorials includes a look at the idea by a UGA professor to let students choose the grade they wish to be awarded, Newt Gingrich’s take on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s lawsuit, Susan Rice’s ideas on curbing North Korean aggression, and more.

Here are some opinions from the Right and from the Left.

Opinions from the Right

1. Intolerant Democrats Devour Their Own

It’s been a tough six months for Republicans, Karl Rove, admits, but the Democrats haven’t had it so cozy, either -- just Google former Democratic Gov. Jim Justice.

2. Every student gets a trophy

Will employers allow University of Georgia grads to name their own salary? The American Spectator asks how much will they be worth if they get to choose their own grade.

3. Newt Gingrich: Rahm Emanuel is the renegade mayor of a renegade city

The former speaker of the House blasts Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to sue the Department of Justice. According to Gingrich, Emanuel “perfectly illustrates the dangerous disdain the modern Left has for normal Americans.”

Opinions from the Left

4. Free Speech

Shutting down debate over topics we disagree with is not the way to foster free speech, columnist Susan Estrich says.

In this April 13, 2017, file photo, Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake takes a question from the audience during a town hall in Mesa, Ariz.
Photo: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File

5. Jeff Flake's 'Conservative Conscience'

It took courage for Jeff Flake, (R-Arizona), to write a book condemning Republicans, but, as Leonard Pitts puts it, “… “this courage would be more impressive had it shown itself sooner. The GOP, after all, didn't lose its mind when Trump came to town. …”

6. It’s Not Too Late on North Korea

Former U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice says the United States can deter North Korea from further aggression without going to war.

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