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That penny wouldn't buy very pleasing thoughts

Everyone has a story about getting ripped off by an airline, abused by the phone company, or hosed at the department of motor vehicles.

August 18, 2011 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Perry sued for daring to pray

The hysterical reaction to Republican presidential hopeful Gov. Rick Perry's faith is about as overblown as his home state of Texas is big.

August 17, 2011 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Kansas City attacked by racist mobs

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

August 17, 2011 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Just consider the real science

I am a "climate change convert."

August 16, 2011 | Michael Stafford | Columnists


Rural towns are at risk in America

As a resident of a small town (Belfast, Tenn.), I am distressed by the 2010 U.S. Census.

August 14, 2011 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


It's OK to blame Obama for economy

President Obama, the Democrat party and their members of Congress have spent years blaming former President George W. Bush for the nation's current economic woes, which is akin to blaming the bank's tellers for a bank robbery, or for the dishonesty of their bosses, the bank's executives who were looting the till.

August 14, 2011 | Mike Reagan | Columnists


Offshoring isn't a good idea

The claim first made 10 years ago and repeated by Republican and Democratic administrations that corporate offshoring would increase domestic employment turned out to be a painful hoax perpetrated on American workers

August 10, 2011 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


America needs a fat presdient with a lean government

A week ago, Los Angeles Times editors asked readers if New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has the look of a president.

August 10, 2011 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


All the cancer symptoms are there

It has been said bad news does not get better over time.

August 09, 2011 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Censorship is alive and well in D.C.

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

August 09, 2011 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Mom isn't going to co-sign this loan

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

August 05, 2011 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Americans lost this time

Washington is obsessed by picking winners and losers.

August 05, 2011 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | Columnists


Sip 'n speed without the Volt

CHARLESTON, S.C. - On this lovely, but exceedingly hot, Sunday afternoon, with computer-in-lap, I am enjoying the benefits of wireless Internet technology as I sit in the passenger's seat of my five-year old SUV purchased from CarMax.

August 02, 2011 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


America deserves better than this

The playbook of the Washington establishment is getting old.

July 31, 2011 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | Columnists


Guns protect people, property and our rights

How long would the Norway gunman have lasted in Texas or any state where concealed-carry laws are on the books?

July 28, 2011 | Mike Reagan | Columnists


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In China, ‘Sharp Eyes’ and cicadas

Recently, business reporter Harrison Jacobs accurately described China as a "techno-authoritarian" state. Where the Nazis used inaccurate Phrenology and calipers to identify enemies of the ...

July 17, 2018 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


It’s time to end the preference for clicks over bricks

Bloomberg Businessweek just did a feature piece about the demise of Toys R US that, complete with an illustration of a crying Geoffrey the Giraffe ...

July 17, 2018 | Peter Roff | Columnists


A father’s guide to the land of millstones and honey do’s

As a married man with three daughters, I enjoy the occasional moment of solitude when I can reset, recharge, refocus, and stand at the open ...

July 16, 2018 | Jase Graves | Columnists


Congress too weak to stop trade war

You may not have noticed it amid the White House's bluster on NATO this week, but Congress utterly face-planted in its effort to rein ...

July 16, 2018 | John L. Micek | Columnists


All-star game memories: Mark ‘The Bird’

In 1976, for one unforgettable season, Mark "The Bird" Fidrych shone brighter than Elvis, Liz or Ali - maybe brighter than all three rolled into one.

July 14, 2018 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


King Donald

The president's lawyers must wake up every morning wondering if they're in the throes of a mescaline fever dream. Which altered reality will ...

July 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Columnists


Trump buys survival insurance from Brett Kavanaugh

Feel free to tell yourself that Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court because the guy went to Yale (Trump reportedly loves Ivy ...

July 12, 2018 | Dick Polman | Columnists


The resistance is a failure

You don't need 20/20 vision to see that the whole world is waiting for the Democratic Party to push back against the tyrannical ...

July 12, 2018 | Will Durst | Columnists


Visa holders homeward bound?

During the upcoming mid-term elections, the 35 Senate races and the 435 House of Representatives campaigns will feature candidates who promise to help create more ...

July 11, 2018 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Vacation checklist

If you're getting ready for summer vacation, here's a handy checklist of things you won't need.

July 11, 2018 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Summertime dinner calls long overdue

Maybe a new Utah law will revive the lost art of parents calling their children home for dinner.

July 10, 2018 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


There goes the neighborhood

I was never a fan of the children's show "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" when I was a kid. My eyes were usually focused on the ...

July 10, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists


The Democrats' socialist meltdown

What a great July 4.

July 09, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Time for Conservatives to go on strike

Retiring Rep. Paul Ryan, R-NeverTrump, has revealed what he hopes will be his lasting political legacy; he intends to be the last Republican Speaker of ...

July 09, 2018 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Hey, Democrats: It’s the Supreme Court, stupid

My advice to Democrats - which I've offered for free since the dawn of this century - is that they pound this mantra into their thick ...

July 07, 2018 | Dick Polman | Columnists


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