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We've done it before, we'll do it again

Sure, the economy is a mess and the future isn't looking so hot. But we've had big problems before - we've solved them before.

September 15, 2010 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

The money's all going to an airbag

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

September 14, 2010 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists

Hey daddy, what is a pica pole?

I have an old photo tacked to the bulletin board in my office. It is a black-and-white print showing the Great Bend Tribune newsroom I'm guessing, in the early 1990s.

September 09, 2010 | Dale Hogg | Columnists

Americans are begging for an answer

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

September 09, 2010 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists

Wires are oh, so quaint

There was a moment this past week when I suddenly felt every ounce of my age - which is 50 - for just a couple more weeks. It wasn't because I was tired or anything creaked or ached.

September 09, 2010 | Martha Randolph Carr | Columnists

We're beating ourselves

"What's the matter, pal? You look down in the dumps."

September 08, 2010 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Conservatives face life or death

Sometimes we feel like we're in an amusement park fun house as we participate in the present conservative movement's battle to confront our culture.

September 07, 2010 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | Columnists

We ain't standing' for that in Texas!

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

September 07, 2010 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists

Step up for the circular firing squad

There have been easier times to be a Democrat.

August 30, 2010 | Will Durst | Columnists

Belly up to the amnesty bar, boys

BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?

August 30, 2010 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists

Airlines could learn from lodging industry

As Labor Day approaches and with it the end of the vacation season, many Americans are so stressed by the rigors of travel that they're happy to have a vacation from vacations.

August 26, 2010 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Just build a new suburb

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

August 26, 2010 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists

That poll don't mean nuthin'

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

August 25, 2010 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists

Muslim rumors have their basis

The Obama Administration press office is in full damage-control mode after Obama's comments to a Muslim religious iftar dinner held at the White House.

August 25, 2010 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | Columnists

Americans can worship anything

There is only one halfway-decent reason why a mosque should be built two blocks away from Ground Zero in New York.

August 23, 2010 | by WILL DURST | Columnists

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I’m failing at passwords

I have several online accounts that I use a few times year and not once have I gained access without first trying several passwords and ...

February 20, 2018 | Peter Funt | Columnists

George Washington’s history? It’s complicated

"What do you mean that America's youth know little about George Washington, except that he was a slave owner?"

February 20, 2018 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Yes, a Republican running for Congress is also a Nazi

Forget Washington for a moment. Forget the news that the Republican Congress has voted to massively deepen the budget deficit, the same deficit they used ...

February 19, 2018 | Dick Polman | Columnists

It’s still not guns

During the intense media coverage of Wednesday's tragic events in Parkland, Fla., I was shocked to hear it was the 18th school shooting so ...

February 19, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

What if it was your daughter, Mr. President?

Imagine late one night there's a knock at your front door. You open it. Standing before you is your grown daughter. She's crying ...

February 17, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists

Congress indifferent to Puerto Rico’s tragedy

After an absence of more than 50 years, I returned to Puerto Rico this month to view firsthand Hurricane Maria's devastation. I spent most ...

February 17, 2018 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists

It’s madness to surrender in the war on drugs

I recently read a commentary by someone who urged us to stop using the word "addict," because it somehow stigmatizes drug users. We were told ...

February 15, 2018 | Christine Flowers | Columnists

Washington’s blame game

Pointing fingers is a Washington pastime. The blame game currently playing out between Republicans and Democrats has been raging over issues ranging from the treatment ...

February 15, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists

Donald Trump: Banana Republican

So President Donald Trump, noted fiscal conservative, swamp-drainer, and compulsive saber-rattler, wants a massive military parade through the streets of downtown Washington D.C.

February 14, 2018 | John L. Micek | Columnists

Stop worrying so much about Tide Pods

My New York friend Larry was nearly out of breath on the phone.

February 14, 2018 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

Obsessed with Trump

You watch Fox News - "We love President Trump."

February 13, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

A parade for the President

Every year on July 14th, the French celebrate Bastille Day - a remembrance of the start of the French Revolution - with a full military parade. This ...

February 13, 2018 | Graham F. West | Columnists

Is your house a home yet?

"It takes a heap o' livin' in a house t' make it home." - Edgar Albert Guest.

February 12, 2018 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Democrats can only go so far bashing Trump

For months, the American people have been besieged by predictions of a blue wave, a powerful and widespread cascade of Democratic election victories this fall ...

February 12, 2018 | Carl Golden | Columnists

More feel-good liberal legislation

Christian Britschgi at recently published a column that poignantly illustrates yet another example of knee-jerk legislation based upon an embarrassing lack of research.

February 10, 2018 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

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