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Cosby taking the hit for men who’ve wronged women

The jury is deliberating, and all we know at this point is that no one will be happy when the verdict is returned in Bill Cosby's indecent assault trial.

June 13, 2017 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Teens’ summer jobs becoming thing of the past

I learned how to keep golf balls from bashing me in my shins.

June 13, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Daddy, don’t you evolve so fast

While using social media to research this Father's Day column, I came across two types of people.

June 12, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


In the cities and in the suburbs, population booming

The recently released U.S. Census Bureau data on 2016 population growth in cities and their outlying areas arrives at one inescapable conclusion: suburban communities which once offered relief from overcrowded urban areas are rapidly growing. And with that growth comes more urban sprawl. Larger swaths of wide open spaces will vanish as residential and commercial development plow under agricultural land and environmental habitats. Queens College demographer Andy Beveridge calls the phenomena "boomburbs."

June 10, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Ensuring high school grads are equipped for citizenship

"I may have to do WHAT to receive my high school diploma?"

June 10, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Making America Jurassic again

President Donald Trump possesses a style described by friends as virile and intuitive, and by foes as oafish and oblivious. Some see him as a breath of fresh air, with a disarming directness, while others consider him a blustering bully with the grace of a pile of crumbling cement blocks cascading off a flatbed truck. Passionate versus fool-hardy. Eager slash hasty. Swift or rash.

June 08, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


Supreme Court’s maverick could be Trump’s worst nightmare

When he was out on the campaign trail last year, candidate Donald Trump promised to appoint conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices who'd adhere to a strict reading of the U.S. Constitution and return law-and-order to the land.

June 08, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


‘Til death to I part

In less than a year, I have attended four weddings.

June 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Columnists


California reinvents medical tourism

Until very recently, medical tourism was traveling from your home to find less expensive medical care, usually overseas. Medical tourists were leaving the warm embrace of the American Medical Association and the FDA to journey far from home. There were three motivations: Elective plastic surgery not covered by insurance, wanting to try an experimental procedure not covered or getting surgery done without benefit of any insurance at all.

June 07, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Can we start showing some respect for Melania?

Michelle Obama was a very good first lady. To some, she was one of the best. She should be remembered fondly, even by those who did not vote for her husband.

June 07, 2017 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Making California a sanctuary for the deserving

California's Senate President Kevin de León is playing a dangerous game of chicken with President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the state's criminal aliens' sanctuary status.

June 06, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


History lessons for Hillary and the anti-Trump media

It's the election that never ends.

June 06, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Trump bridges the partisan divide. just not ours

Isn't it awesome how Donald Trump brings people together, bridges the partisan divide, and inspires political parties to set aside their differences and unite for the good of the nation?

June 05, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Online health care: The future is now

The world is changing a lot faster than people can comprehend. The old ways are changing. They're being replaced by Internet-based systems, the gig economy, and smart technology. For those on the cusp of this new economic order, that's great news.

June 05, 2017 | Peter Roff | Columnists


How Much Do You Hate Property Taxes? Tyrades! by Danny Tyree Many people in my hometown have been

Many people in my hometown have been freaking out over their property tax appraisals, so it was timely that I discovered a Motley Fool article titled "Why Property Taxes Are The Most Hated Levy In America."

June 03, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


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Republicans are out of ideas on health care

It's time to own it, Republicans: You've had seven years to come up with a credible alternative to Obamacare. And when your clutch ...

June 27, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


The Era of the selfie stick

Millennials, who understandably hate being called "millennials," did not invent narcissism with the selfie.

June 27, 2017 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


I guess Donald Trump Was right

At his big rallies last fall President Trump kept telling his supporters that, "We're just going to win and win so much you're ...

June 26, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Let Washington politicians defend themselves

In all the discussion of the shooting during Republican practice for the Congressional baseball game, I was struck by the fact no one thought it ...

June 26, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


An ‘extraordinary’ abuse of journalistic style

I can't stop myself from keeping a mental list of words and phrases that have been bastardized beyond repair by journalists. They range from ...

June 24, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Columnists


The Jones act keeps America secure

For some time now the Jones Act, a federal law requiring all cargo moved by water between two point in the United States be transported ...

June 22, 2017 | Peter Roff | Columnists


Mr. Tyree doesn’t go to Washington

June 2017 was supposed to be the month my 13-year-old son Gideon went to Washington, D.C. on a youth tour.

June 21, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Snowflakes want me to be nicer to Trump

I need to stop and thank all the nice folk who've been kind enough to take time from their busy schedules to provide this ...

June 21, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


Politically correct summer camp

Dear Mom and Dad,

June 20, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Trump’s demeanor shouldn’t be surprising

Of all the rationales available to interpret President Donald Trump's private conversation with former FBI director James Comey, many of his defenders opted for ...

June 20, 2017 | Carl Golden | Columnists


Bernie Sanders, religious bigot?

Democrats are enjoying throwing around the word impeachment.

June 19, 2017 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Siri plans to stop taking orders and start giving them

Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced the company is going to focus on developing self-driving car "systems" instead of the car itself. In an interview ...

June 19, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


What boob thought up this fashion trend?

"There's no need to fear ---- underboob is here!"

June 17, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Russiagate’ is obscuring everything, including gun legislation

On Wednesday morning, Washington rightly fretted over the fate of a Republican congressman and three others felled by a gunman's fire in suburban Alexandria ...

June 15, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Privacy protections must accompany government data access

The law may not be an ass, as Charles Dickens put it, but it often moves as slowly as one.

June 14, 2017 | Peter Roff | Columnists


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