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Protecting privacy in the internet age

The rise of cloud computing is forcing policymakers to take a long overdue look at the limits of privacy in cyberspace, just how far the U.S. government can go in invading it, and what the rules should to be. The global proliferation of electronic mail has given the issue a sense of urgency.

May 13, 2017 | Peter Roff | Columnists


Trump’s totally predictable Tuesday night massacre

Now that Der Leader has deposed the lead investigator of Der Leader - sabotaging the rule of law, the kind of thing that typically happens in banana republics - I am surprised that anyone could possibly be surprised. Because it was obvious all last year that if this malevolent demagogue got anywhere close to power, he would do precisely what he has now done.

May 13, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Cleaning up Democrats’ health care mess

Last time they were in charge, Democrats created the dumpster fire we know as Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, which is nothing more than a failed wealth redistribution experiment.

May 11, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Bike stunts: Are they safe for your teen?

Even before I read the May 4, Wall Street Journal, I knew a little something about adventurous bicycle-related activities.

May 11, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


President Trump stress disorder

An epidemic is sweeping the nation, causing sufferers to experience feelings of hopeless doom, certain annihilation and cataclysmic collapse. It's an existential plague manifesting itself by enveloping the stricken in a black cloud of despairing suicidal thoughts. The malady that is striking down innocent citizens left and lefter is... the Presidency of Donald J. Trump. It is literally making people sick.

May 11, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


State lawmakers nationwide launch a free-speech crackdown

Back in the 1930s, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously referred to states as "laboratories of democracy."

May 10, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


The Hillary Clinton Rehabilitation Tour

In the immediate aftermath of the most demoralizing defeat of her public life, Hillary Clinton displayed grace and dignity, congratulating Donald Trump and urging the nation to unite and move forward.

May 09, 2017 | Carl Golden | Columnists


Fake dirty jeans: just $425 in real money

Every now and then, I come across items in the news that make me worry about the future of our country.

May 09, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Trump might not be the failure you thought

Ask the New York Times and they'll tell you President Trump has been an abject failure in his first 100 days or so. Ask Trump and he'll tell you he's a "yuge" success.

May 08, 2017 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Movie theater madness

When it comes to punishing customers, movie theater owners are in the same league as airlines. Just as airline CEO's rarely travel commercial, theater CEO's evidently never attend a matinee.

May 08, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


A dirty late-night joke

Remember when late-night TV used to be entertaining – and actually funny?

May 06, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


The best art has always been political

I'm a music junkie - I always have been.

May 06, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Bold predictions for Mother’s Day 2037

Whether it's a matter of hardwired instincts or dutifully handed-down rituals, we can all nod our heads and acknowledge that there are certain statements or behaviors that are typical of almost all mothers.

May 04, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


In defense of the New York Times’ new climate skeptic

I rise today to defend Bret Stephens, the new conservative columnist at The New York Times. Readers who were incensed by his Saturday debut - a semi-skeptical riff on climate change - should hose themselves down.

May 04, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Open borders means more gang violence

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been busy fulfilling his office's commitment to removing criminal aliens. First in Nogales, Ariz., and then later in Long Island, Sessions reiterated what he's said since his confirmation: individuals in the United States unlawfully are subject to deportation, no ifs, ands or buts about it.

May 03, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


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Raging Moderate

Donald John Trump is keeping people busy. He's got staffers, lawyers, streaming news alert editors, impeachment historians, ethics investigators, hair spray manufacturers, Putin watchers ...

May 29, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


A rare, refreshing, positive column about Trump!

A promise to my readers: the following column will not include an analysis of the doomsday scenario surrounding President Trump's firing of James Comey ...

May 29, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Advice to grads

This year I have again not been asked to deliver any commencement addresses. Nevertheless, as in the past, I will use this space to share ...

May 27, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Face it, Trump voters. You got played

While he was off bowing to the Saudis, contemplating the Western Wall and visiting other foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump's White House ...

May 27, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Trump should keep his promise to cancel Obama Climate Deal

One of the central themes of President Donald Trump's campaign was the need to extricate the United States from international agreements that hurt American ...

May 25, 2017 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


For some, immigration is a second chance at life

She was a virgin when he raped her, impregnated her, and then beat her. She miscarried. A devout Catholic, she mourned her own pain less ...

May 25, 2017 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Missing the old neighbors

Two of my family's old neighbors passed away a few weeks ago, and it makes me sad.

May 24, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


The media’s war on Trump

Which is worse, President Trump allegedly sharing a piece of classified intel with the Russian ambassador or insider bureaucrats leaking classified information to journalists, all ...

May 23, 2017 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Now I know why they pack sardines in oil

American Airlines, which gave us the first frequent flyer program, has been a travel innovator for years. Then - after collecting miles became popular and American ...

May 23, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Yet another impeachable offense

Forgive my frequent references to Richard Nixon. It's just eerie how his impeachable behavior is being replicated by the current con man. As Yogi ...

May 22, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Fees, fines and fairness

Which best describes your view of America? Everyone pays an equal share? Or, everyone pays his fair share?

May 22, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Since day one, Trump has hurt himself

If I were Donald Trump's chief of staff, I'd just break his thumbs.

May 20, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


The GOP’s Faustian bargain with Trump

Here's how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., handled the news that President Donald Trump had leaked classified information to one of America's ...

May 20, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


TV’s new deal

In the late 1970s and early 80s, as cable television evolved explosively from being a tool for improved reception to a vehicle for new program ...

May 18, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Star Wars turns 40: nostalgia and worries

"Seemingly yesterday, at a location just a couple of miles from my current home..."

May 18, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


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