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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's addiction to infauxmation (via Fox News) and blatant lying (via Twitter).

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


It’s Your Right, It’s Your Business

Every action of government is your business.

March 11, 2017 | Jim Zachary | Columnists


Is “Weaponizing” Disclosure a Bad Thing?

The public's right to know who is involved in this country's election and public policy processes is a bedrock ideal of our democracy. Yet, some folks just don't seem to get that. Instead of focusing on the principle involved, they want to sue or demonize public officials.

March 11, 2017 | Edwin Bender | Columnists


Trump’s Revised Refugee Order Should Withstand Court Challenge

The fine print in President Donald Trump's revised executive order does more than pause travel from Muslim-majority Middle Eastern nations. The order includes an effort to raise public awareness about the potential danger inadequately vetted refugees pose, an important threat to the homeland that the media often downplays or ignores.

March 09, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


America Needs Comprehensive Tax Reform

The growth in the American economy during the Obama years was so negligible it's hardly worth the name. The Reagan boom that started when he succeeded in cutting the top margin rates ended when the sub-prime mortgage industry collapsed.

March 09, 2017 | Peter Roff | Columnists


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


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Trump Should End Illegal Obamacare Exemption

The House effort to repeal and replace Obamacare flamed out in spectacular fashion and leaders in Congress seem content to move on to other issues ...

March 28, 2017 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Congress Hits ctrl-alt-del on Your Privacy

Governments and legislative bodies often do profoundly stupid things.

March 28, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Parties should stop digging ratholes

Ratholes.

March 27, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Big week for taking the temperature of Trump

The Claremont Review of Books has always been more tolerant of the Trump phenomena than the deep thinkers at the National Review. This was particularly ...

March 27, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Farewell JC Penney's--You were more than a store to me

When the news that JC Penney's was closing 300 stores broke, I felt a sense of dread come over me. A couple clicks on ...

March 27, 2017 | by Matt Keenan matthewkeenan.com | Columnists


President Trump installs loyal hall monitors

There's this disturbing scene early on in the 1990 Cold War thriller "The Hunt for Red October."

March 25, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Happy 75th birthday to Capitol Records!

In the peak years of my scouring yard sales and junk shops for second-hand, dollar-bin vinyl record albums, I didn't really focus on company ...

March 25, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Trump's Team Masks the Issues

The word of the day for Republicans is "unmask."

March 23, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


You're Allowed to Feel Bad for Sean Spicer

It's difficult to not sympathize with presidential press secretary Sean Spicer.

March 23, 2017 | Carl Golden | Columnists


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


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