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National Newspaper Week: This Time It's Personal

"So, are you still writing for the paper?"

October 03, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Hillary’s done her fair share of lying, too

Without trust, can there be any real relationship?

September 29, 2016 | BY JOSEPH COTTO | Columnists

Holt’s great divide

As a syndicated newspaper columnist, a Clinton supporter, and one who teaches journalism to high school students, I was taken aback by reaction to – and pigeonholing of – my criticism of moderator Lester Holt in the first presidential debate.

September 29, 2016 | BY PETER FUNT | Columnists

Debunking the newspapers are dying idea

Imagine waking up in a world without newspapers. "Ha!" You say, "I haven't gotten a newspaper in years." But I'm not talking about just the paper delivered by carriers or the postal service. I'm talking about the news online, the links on social media, the email newsletter, the source cited in the television broadcast and the push notification on your phone. The word newspaper no longer reflects the media industry encompassed by the word.

September 29, 2016 | David Chavern | Columnists

Power of the press is in being the Way to Know for news consumers

The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information of value.

September 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Columnists

As a Journalist, Holt Stumbled Badly

Before taking his seat at Monday night's presidential debate, Lester Holt confided to the audience in the hall that his knees were shaking. Ninety minutes later, shaky would be an overly kind way to describe Holt's performance as moderator.

September 28, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Wells Fargo or the Federal Reserve: Who’s the Bigger Fraud?

The Wells Fargo bank account scandal took center stage in the news last week and in all likelihood will continue to make headlines for many weeks to come.

September 28, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists

The Comeback of Cursive

Get this: After many schools have phased out cursive writing lessons across America, more schools are bringing the lessons back.

September 27, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

October Surprises

Something craven infects political candidates as the days dwindle down to a precious few, especially when prospects for victory appear slimmer than an emaciated giraffe in a fun house mirror. It may be darkest before the dawn, but for those scheduled to be executed at first light, the darkness triggers a kind of dastardly creativity that those made of lesser stuff might characterize as desperation.

September 27, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists

Let Trump Be Trump

For months we've been hearing complaints from the pundits that Donald Trump has not given us a clear idea about how he plans to defeat ISIS.

September 26, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Political Reporters are Still Ignoring Clinton

Hiding behind the shiny objects fascinating so-called journalists this week, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have actually spoken of policies that could affect your life much more than which candidate started the "birther" movement.

September 26, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

Charlotte Protesters Aren't Patriots, They're Criminals

After watching the city of Charlotte go up in flames this week, I took to Facebook with this:

September 26, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists

No, You're Not Going to be Killed by a Refugee

You know what the great thing about Skittles is?

September 24, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists

Parenting With Precision: Are We There Yet?

"I wish I'd found you 10 or 12 years ago!"

September 24, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Life Lessons from our dogs: the Leawood Doggie Dunk

Anyone who has read Willie Morris' book "My Dog Skip" or seen the movie of the same name falls into one of two categories: the admitted criers and the liars.

September 24, 2016 | Matt Keenan | Columnists

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10 Things That Should End With This Election

Just a few more weeks and we'll be free of the epic discomfiture that has been the 2016 presidential campaign. Here are ten things ...

October 26, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists

The Jerry Springer Election

"I can't take it anymore. This stupid presidential election has turned into a lousy Jerry Springer show."

October 26, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

A Dangerous Time for an Obama Third Term

While President Obama was busy last week telling Hillary supporters how "dangerous" he perceives Donald Trump, real danger quietly passed through the English Channel - when ...

October 25, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

Trump’s Put His Banana Republicanism On Display to the World

If there was any doubt as to the singular and unique danger that Donald Trump poses to American democracy, the Republican took those doubts and ...

October 25, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists

Still Treating Trump Unfairly

"Donald Trump Campaign Contractors Confess Election Fraud!"

October 24, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

Trump Trumps Trump

Trump had his best debate in Nevada.

October 24, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Reflections on life as a college senior, then and now, and remembering sacrifices made by others

When I arrived at Kansas City International I knew what I was seeing wasn't typical. After all it was 5:15 on a Friday ...

October 22, 2016 | Matt Keenan | Columnists

The Great Pumpkin Celebrates 50 Sincere Years

Remember a time when autumn meant burning leaves instead of burning Samsung Note 7 phones?

October 22, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Hillary’s Words Don’t Match Her Actions

Actions speak louder than words.

October 22, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Dead People ARE Voting

With Halloween so close to the November election, we may as well bring up the obvious link between ghouls and political hacks: Dead people are ...

October 20, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Arizona’s Crazy with the Political Heat

The divisiveness, bitterness and even nuttiness of the 2016 campaign is on full display in Arizona.

October 20, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Judgmental Evangelicals: What Hypocrisy Smells Like

Have you ever wondered what a hypocrite smells like? All you need to do is sniff a homeless person to know what hypocrites don't ...

October 19, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

The Gropage Report

If experts are correct in saying that Donald Trump needs women voters to win the presidency, the last two weeks have been the worst for ...

October 19, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists

Clinton Must Disavow Anti-Catholic Emails

I'm Christine, I am a Catholic, and I vote.

October 18, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists

Wikileaks Proves Clinton Chummy With National Media


October 18, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

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