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Mr. Trump, Don’t Build That Wall

President Trump's new get-tough attitude on immigration has already stopped one Mexican from coming to the United States.

January 30, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Glad to break down in Great Bend

Dear Editor,

January 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Columnists


Trump Reneging on Major Campaign Pledge

On the Monday of Donald Trump's first full week in office, the president immediately made good on several of his campaign promises. Among other actions, Trump withdrew the United States from the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership and instituted a federal hiring freeze except for military personnel. A day later, Trump met with chief executive officers from the Big Three auto companies - Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler - and, as he did with TPP, continued to focus on his signature issue, bringing jobs back to America.

January 28, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Should Silencers Be Easy To Obtain?

Although he's probably fighting a losing battle, political science professor Robert J. Spitzer stirred up a hornets' nest with a Washington Post opinion piece titled "The NRA wants to suppress one of guns' most important safety features."

January 28, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Race Relations Bogged Down by the Left?

So many conversations revolve around race nowadays.

January 26, 2017 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Trump’s Foreign Policy: An Unwise Inconsistency?

Throughout the presidential campaign, Donald Trump's foreign policy positions have been anything but consistent. One day we heard that NATO was obsolete and that the U.S. needs to pursue better relations with Russia. But the next time he spoke, these sensible positions were abandoned or an opposite position was taken. Trump's inconsistent rhetoric left us wondering exactly what kind of foreign policy he would pursue if elected.

January 26, 2017 | Ron Paul | Columnists


The Alternative Facts Administration

So this is the funhouse mirror of a White House that the American public will be treated to for the next four years.

January 25, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Tantrums Continue

King Solomon once wrote in Proverbs 19:13 the most annoying sound on the planet was a nagging wife, but obviously, he'd never heard what leftists sound like after they lose elections.

January 25, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Your Gift Can Pay Down U.S. Debt - Like Trump

To avoid conflicts of interest on his investments, President Trump plans to "gift" hotel profits from foreign governments' payments to the U.S. Treasury - gifts that will go directly toward paying down U.S. debt.

January 24, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Welcome Back to Fortress America

As he took the oath of office and became America's 45th president Friday, Donald John Trump vowed to "America first" as he embarked on a "great national effort to rebuild this country and restore its promise for the American people."

January 24, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


The Federal Government Requires Amputation

According to Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner, the federal body politic is in for yet another political training regimen. We've tried the Reagan Diet and the much less rigorous Jenny-Bush plan and now it looks like the nation is set to experience the Trump Cleanse. Designed to flush 20 percent of the bureaucrat backlog and reduce federal workforce constipation once and for all.

January 23, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


President Trump Needs to Stop Biting

A couple of hours before dusk, you could see it.

January 23, 2017 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Marsh Musings

When I retired a few years ago, I reflected on my mission statement for moving here in 1990. The Cheyenne Bottoms held some sort of attraction that required me to leave the city and get closer to this place. I never looked back.

January 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Columnists


Celebrate your Freedom to Oppose President Trump

"Halima" hid under the bed and tried not to watch as the soldiers slit her brother's throat.

January 21, 2017 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Crashing the Inauguration

By lunchtime Friday Donald Trump will be our president.

January 21, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


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The Fame and Failure of Kellyanne Conway

Serving in a high level staff position in a presidential or gubernatorial administration is an exhilarating, dazzling experience. You are one of a select few ...

February 22, 2017 | Carl Golden | Columnists


Investigate the Leaks, Not Flynn

Yes, there needs to be an investigation, but not necessarily of General Mike Flynn.

February 22, 2017 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Is the GOP Undermining Anti-Terror Efforts?

The reasons for Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn resignation from the post of national security adviser to President Donald Trump is yet another of the contretemps ...

February 21, 2017 | Peter Roff | Columnists


Trump’s ISIS Plan: Another US Invasion?

Just over a week into the Trump Administration, the President issued an Executive Order giving Defense Secretary James Mattis 30 days to come up with ...

February 21, 2017 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Reporters at the Gate

As a young journalist I experienced Watergate at the ABC newsroom in New York, naively assuming that our days would always be filled with startling ...

February 20, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Rookies in the White House

Major League Baseball has an annual training season in Florida.

February 20, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Are School Newspapers Hanging By A Thread?

I wish I could tell you that my old alma mater (Marshall County High School in Lewisburg, Tenn.) still publishes a student newspaper, but that ...

February 18, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Republicans Have Lost Their Appetite to Investigate

To best understand the Republican mentality on Capitol Hill - specifically, their disgraceful refusal to probe the Trump-Russia national security scandal with even a scintilla of ...

February 16, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


What’s Wrong With Teddy Roosevelt’s America?

What kind of American are you?

February 16, 2017 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


The FTC Should Not Abandon Qualcomm Case

As the Obama Administration drew to a close, a divided Federal Trade Commission brought suit in U.S. district court against a company named Qualcomm ...

February 15, 2017 | Peter Roff | Columnists


Trump Aide Said Something Dangerous on Sunday

One of the great advantages of youth is that it's a time to make mistakes, say silly stuff you might regret later, and generally ...

February 15, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Will Congress Stop Forcing Pro-Life Americans to Subsidize Abortion?

Last month marked 44 years since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision declaring a constitutional right to abortion. Roe remains one of the ...

February 14, 2017 | Ron Paul | Columnists


The Trumpish Cabinet

In typical liberal fashion, the mean weenie left has called Donald Trump's cabinet horrible things. "Corrupt nitwits." "Career criminals." "Greedy thugs." "Clueless dunces." "Bad ...

February 14, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


CNN’s a Beacon in Dark Times

The Cable News Network has never quite lived up to its slogan as "The most trusted name in news" - due largely to the public's ...

February 13, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Refugees in America and Kansas

Dear Editor,

February 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Columnists


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