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Arizona Challenges the Fed’s Money Monopoly

History shows that, if individuals have the freedom to choose what to use as money, they will likely opt for gold or silver.

March 08, 2017 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Washington, D.C. Has Little in Common with Namesake

The Washington Post headline caught my attention: "Federal workers grow increasingly nervous about Trump's proposed budget cuts."

March 08, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Business Learns Trump Giveth and Trump Taketh Away

Conservatives always knew Trump's policies would be a dog's breakfast of competing initiatives and impulsive proposals. His State of the Administration speech only served to confirm it.

March 07, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Behind the Jeff Sessions’ Witch Hunt

Every time Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer or his House equivalent Nancy Pelosi scream outrage, rest assured that their end game is to delegitimize President Trump's administration and to delay his legislative progress on tax cuts, health legislation and immigration reform.

March 07, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


No, Obama is Not Plotting a ‘Treasonous Coup’

We're all well acquainted with the fake news phenomenon - the Trumpian sewage that's routinely pumped into the brains of the dumb and numb. But the good news is, Facebook has started to fight back, working with a coalition of fact-based media outlets.

March 06, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Little Merit in Trump’s Latest Immigration View

Just because a policy invokes the word "merit" does not make it meritorious.

March 06, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Channeling Donald Trump

Maybe I'm channeling Donald Trump.

March 04, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Your Right to Burn the Flag

What does it mean when someone waves the American flag?

March 04, 2017 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Trump’s Speech: The Highs and the Lows

As he wrapped up his first speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump offered a bromide to a fractured nation:

March 02, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


On Military and Spending, It’s Trump Versus Trump

It can be a challenge to follow the pronouncements of President Trump, as he often seems to change his position on any number of items from week to week, or from day to day, or even from minute to minute. Consider his speech last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It was reported as "fiery" and "blistering," but it was also full of contradictions.

March 02, 2017 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Senior Discounts: Boon Or Menace?

My mother's favorite supermarket is undergoing a mysterious "repeal and replace" operation with its senior discount program. Of course nerves are on edge.

March 01, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Academy Awards

February 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Columnists


All Our Stuff's No Key to Happiness

Americans have way too much stuff.

February 28, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


‘Undocumented’ Isn’t a Bad Word Here

Immigration isn't really a serious problem in America, but taking rash action regarding immigration is.

February 28, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Federal Judges Rewrite the 2nd Amendment

The most confusing dependent clause in the history of the nation, at least as far as personal liberty goes, is the one that begins the 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights. The full text of the amendment reads:

February 27, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


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Trump’s March Madness continues

The entire nation is transfixed like a litter of kittens in front of a fishbowl of hyperactive minnows as the screwy shenanigans known as March ...

March 22, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


What about Hillary’s Russia connections?

Wait. Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak also met with members of Hillary's campaign?

March 21, 2017 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Protect American interests by getting tough on China

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised the American people over and over that if elected, he was going to be the one who ...

March 21, 2017 | Peter Roff | Columnists


Make the Democrats Own Obamacare

At my age I'm pretty sure I don't need maternity care.

March 20, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Climate Change Doesn't Affect NWS Forecasts

How long would firemen remain the nation's genial mascot if they forced you to move into a hotel for a few days because you ...

March 20, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Hypocrisy when it comes to the Bidens and religion

If you are human, then at some point in your life you will suffer through a moment of hypocrisy. In fact, you'll probably have ...

March 18, 2017 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Trumpcare: Helping the rich, stiffing the poor

It's taken seven years, but Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration are finally having their "If you like your health-care plan you can keep ...

March 18, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Trump is the Picasso of Hogwash

The English language has a healthy share of euphemisms for lying. Fabrication. Falsification. Making stuff up. Inoperative statements. Alternative facts. Big fat fibs. Untruths. Puffery ...

March 16, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


Needed this St. Patrick’s Day — Ronald Reagan

It was on St. Patrick's Day 1988 when an unexpected visitor arrived at Pat Troy's Irish pub in Alexandria, Va. - President Ronald Reagan ...

March 16, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Don’t be so quick to laugh at Trump’s wiretap claims

Trump said, "wiretap."

March 15, 2017 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


We can use a little Irish humor now

Thank goodness St. Patrick's Day is upon us. Our country is in need of some Irish humor about now.

March 15, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


GOP replaces Obama meddling with Ryan meddling

Freshman Rep. Moira Walsh had an unusual explanation for some of the bad lawmaking in her state capital during an interview on Rhode Island's ...

March 15, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


R&R is like making American sausage

Sausage is being made in Washington.

March 15, 2017 | | Columnists


A Big Little Lie From Fox-Trump Media

Sometimes it's possible to tell a big story in few words - as evidenced by an episode earlier this week that nicely illustrates this president ...

March 13, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Let’s Applaud History’s Greatest Teenagers

Help! There's suddenly a teenager in the Tyree house!

March 13, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


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