• The Tribune was for Lincoln

On Monday the Sun-Times announced that it will no longer endorse candidates for public office. “Our goal,” said the editorial page, “is to inform and influence your thinking, not tell you what to do.”

My first reaction was to think, well of course, doing endorsements right is hard work and the Sun-Times doesn’t have the staff for it any longer. But the editorial promised to keep up the grunt work: “We will post candidate questionnaires online. We will interview candidates in person and post the videos online…

“What we will not do is endorse candidates.”