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For Millions, Christmas Goes On Through January

Christmas Day has passed us by. This much is - hopefully - common knowledge.

January 02, 2017 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Precap of News Certain to Occur in 2017

Thanks to Donald Trump and the Chicago Cubs my outlandish predictions for 2016 were eclipsed by, of all things, reality. Worse, the fine art of fake news was commandeered by demons who used it for social and political gain––something my colleagues and I would never have dreamed possible.

January 02, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


The Christmas Gifts You Didn’t Get But Totally Deserved

Relax. Now breathe. And repeat.

December 31, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


Another Job Americans Won’t Do: Work on a Cruise Ship

Cruise ship travel continues to gain in popularity as passenger demand can barely keep up with fleet additions. The global cruise industry generated revenues of $37.1 billion in 2014, and is predicted to hit nearly $50 billion by year end 2018 when the number of passengers carried will exceed 25 million.

December 31, 2016 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


The Latest Lie From Trump’s Alt-Reality

You never hear the term "black liar" anymore. I think it died in the 19th century, which is a shame, because it'd be a kick to diss a fabulist by saying, "You are a black liar, sir!"

December 29, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists


New Year’s Resolutions Have A Tragic History

If your New Year's resolutions crash and burn, don't despair.

December 29, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


New Year’s Resolutions for Donald Trump and Congress

In the spirit of New Year's, here are four resolutions for president-elect Trump and Congress that will enable them to really make America great again:

December 28, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


With UN Abstention Obama Bids Israel an ‘Unhappy Hanukkah’

America's "Wreck it Ralph" is at it again. This time, President Obama decided to give Israel one last (we can only pray) kick in the behind before he leaves office. On December 23, the U.N. Security Council brought a resolution to a vote declaring that settlements Israel had built on and occupied since 1967 have "no legal validity."

December 28, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


End Heroin’s Devastation in 2017

I didn't know the young man well - I'd hired him to do some handyman work around my house - but it was awfully unpleasant to learn that he died at 24 with a needle in his arm.

December 27, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


‘Tis the Season For Whining

It's time for Democrats to stop whining about the election.

December 27, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


For Some, Opposing Trump an Exercise of Democracy

Meet Megan Hicks, sore loser.

December 26, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Michelle Obama’s ‘Hopelessness’ Shows it Sucks to be a Liberal

"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all." – Emily Dickinson

December 26, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas - It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It

Another year, another fake 'War on Christmas' is almost in the books.

December 23, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


A Taboo Christmas Topic: The Historicity of Jesus

Joy to the world! The Lord has come!

December 23, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Santa Claus/North Pole

Dear Santa –

December 23, 2016 | Matt Keenan | Columnists


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Navigating the Seas of Racial Differences

I don't usually live my days according to a particular theme. No planning goes into them, unless I'm celebrating a birthday or some ...

January 17, 2017 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


The Circus is Now the Standard

Just nine days before becoming Leader of the Free World, President-elect Donald Trump wasn't talking about economic policy. He wasn't talking about global ...

January 17, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Obama’s Lost Legacy

The Obamas have said their goodbyes to America.

January 16, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Trump is Sabotaging His Own Presidency

During Wednesday's choleric press conference, Donald Trump compared the intelligence community to the Nazis. Not a good idea.

January 16, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Crony Capitalism Masquerading as Infrastructure Reform

The beginning of the Obama Administration was marked by a trillion dollar experiment called economic stimulus. All we really have to show for it is ...

January 14, 2017 | Peter Roff | Columnists


Why Rick Perry is Actually a Good Cabinet Pick

Let's consider what former Texas Gov. Rick Perry brings to the table as a member of President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet and as the ...

January 14, 2017 | Matt Mackowiak | Columnists


Fort Lauderdale Shooting: Another One Slips Through?

Apparently, we now live in a country where you can walk into an FBI office, admit to being an ISIS terrorist and you aren't ...

January 12, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Save Our School Talent Shows

It seems there's a shortage of the old Hollywood Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland "Hey, kids - let's put on a show!" exuberance.

January 12, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Women Rise as Top Cops

I was at a Phoenix Suns basketball game in October when the PA announcer asked for a round of applause for the city's new ...

January 11, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


About that Meryl Streep Takedown

Acclaimed actor Meryl Streep lit up social media during Sunday's Golden Globe awards in an explicitly political speech, where she harshly criticized President-elect Donald ...

January 11, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Will Obama's 'Good War' in Afghanistan Continue?

Last week, as the mainstream media continued to obsess over the CIA's evidence-free claim that the Russians hacked the presidential election, President Obama quietly ...

January 10, 2017 | Ron Paul | Columnists


A Trillion Reasons Why US Debt Is Incomprehensible

Get this: The U.S. Treasury says that America's debt grew by another trillion dollars in 2016.

January 10, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Don’t Expect the Media to Give Trump a Fair Shake

At first it seems the opposing political cheering sections are trying to drown out each other with cries of "sabotage!" and "hero!"

January 09, 2017 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Shortest Letter in the Bible Solves Illegal Immigration Problem

The New York Times found a vaguely Christian church that merits approval. This is harder than it seems. While the Times sets a low bar ...

January 09, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


This Isn’t the Chicago I Knew

In October 1995, the city of Chicago was the wettest and coldest place I'd visited yet.

January 07, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


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