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Wait, We’re Talking about Utah?!

Mike Pence hit the stump in Utah on Wednesday. Yes, Utah.

October 31, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Will The 50th Annual CMA Awards Be Politicized?

Carrie Underwood, who has co-hosted the Country Music Association Awards with Brad Paisley since 2008, expressed a hope that this year's broadcast (November 2 on ABC) will be more homage to country legends than a forum for election-year politics.

October 31, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Clinton’s Tangled Webs in Manhattan and Morocco

Ever hear the stereotype that Wall Street establishmentarians support Republican candidates come hell or high water?

October 29, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Donald, Leave Comedy to the Professionals

Comedy is a delicate business and should be left to the trained professionals. So the next time Donald Trump announces his intention to be purposefully amusing in a public setting, we need to respond properly, and that proper response is: "God. No. Please. In the name of all that is holy, stop. Don't do it. Think of the children."

October 29, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


Trump Buries Ideas Behind Insults and Attacks

The Gettysburg Address it wasn't.

October 27, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Obama’s Pivot to Asia Hits a Roadblock in the Philippines

While the mainstream media continues its obsessive reporting on the mud-slinging campaign for the White House, a dramatic development in China last week brought President Obama's "pivot to Asia" to a sudden halt. Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, while in Beijing, announced his country's "separation" from the United States. He told his Chinese audience, "Your honors, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States ... both in military, but also economics.''

October 27, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


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 we should hope to never hear or see again:

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 Russian warships made their way toward the quagmire that is the war in Syria.

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 burned them to the ground on Wednesday night.

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 morning and the place was packed. As I walked pass the baggage check, I noticed most of the travelers were college students.

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


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Trump Right to Worry About AT&T, Time Warner Merger

On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary committee held a significant hearing on the proposed $84 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner, which owns CNN.

December 10, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Repeat After Me: Santa is Not White

Larry Jefferson, a black man, played Santa Claus at the Mall of America in Minnesota for four days last week.

December 10, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


The Grinch Turns 50!

I'll bet you a can of Who Hash that you didn't realize the classic holiday special "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas ...

December 08, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Should Democrats Become the Party of No?

Barack Obama had just beaten John McCain by a margin of 10 million votes and 7.2 percentage points - the biggest Democratic win since 1964 ...

December 08, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Trump Must Abandon Regime Change for Iran

President-elect Donald Trump told a Cincinnati audience this week that he intends to make some big changes in U.S. foreign policy. During his "thank ...

December 07, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


If Virginia O’Hanlon Had Asked Fidel Castro about Santa Claus

I am 8 years old. Some of my friends say there IS a Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in the Communist Party ...

December 07, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

The events of the past few minutes coursed through John Anderson's mind like the hellish nightmare that it was. He had been assigned to ...

December 06, 2016 | James F. Burns | Columnists


What can Trump Deliver on Immigration?

The single issue that Donald Trump used most effectively to win the national election was immigration.

December 05, 2016 | Matt Mackowiak | Columnists


Ohio State Stabbing and the Rise of Immigrant-Related Terrorism

As President Obama once said, "Elections have consequences." Consequences, indeed. Eight years of a weak Obama administration emboldened our enemy, inspiring the rise of terrorism ...

December 05, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


A Week of Trumpisms

The death of the dictator of Cuba took over our headlines for a few days and made some world leaders look pretty stupid.

December 03, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


The Populist and His Crew of Billionaires

A cabinet populated by bankers and wealthy insiders. A $1 million premier package of tickets to the presidential inauguration in January. And a posh dinner ...

December 03, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Media Unwilling to Understand Why America Voted for Trump

The election of Donald Trump sent a considerable chunk of the media into a navel-gazing funk, struggling to discover what went so wrong that a ...

December 01, 2016 | Carl Golden | Columnists


Pearl Harbor: The 75th Anniversary

When I was a preschooler, I lived across the road from Rufus Foster. I still attend church with his widow.

December 01, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


To Really ‘Make America Great Again,’ End the Fed!

Former Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher recently gave a speech identifying the Federal Reserve's easy money/low interest rate policies as a ...

November 30, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Presidential Apprentice

Two months before joining the government in an entry level position, President-elect Donald Trump has been learning the ropes and is busier than a bartender ...

November 30, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


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