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Vulgarians Against Trump

As an F-bomb enthusiast, I take great exception to Republican front-runner Donald Trump being derisively called a vulgarian. First, it's offensive to vulgarians to be associated with someone as tacky as Trump. Second, the Donald talking about his junk nearly nonstop for the last two weeks is like the 10th or 11th thing with him that makes him unqualified for the office he's seeking.

March 29, 2016 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


Plump Grumps Humping to Dump Trump

The "Stop Donald Trump" movement began as a gentle trickle within the Republican party. Now the number of GOP groups intent on preventing the New York real estate developer from becoming their presidential nominee is about to exceed broken March Madness brackets. Thanks, Michigan State.

March 27, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


Don't Dump on the Primary Process

The Republican Party establishment wants to dump Trump.

March 27, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


My 10-Year-Old Acts More Like an Adult than Republicans

So what's the difference between Republicans in the U.S. Senate and my 10-year-old daughter?

March 25, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Transient Americans & My Parents’ House

I'm lucky that my mother and father are doing so well - lucky that, in our transient country, their home is the hub that unites my extended family.

March 24, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Sanders Burns Out Versus Hillary

It's time to say it out loud:

March 24, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Left-Wing Group Successfully Baits Trump

Credible reports and recruiting emails show that leftwing group MoveOn.org has been sponsoring protesters to disrupt Donald Trump rallies.

March 23, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


A Miscarriage of Justice at Duke

The Scottsboro Nine, the 1931 story of black teens wrongfully convicted of rape because of their skin color, was the single greatest miscarriage of justice of the first half of the last century.

March 23, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


GOP Gapes at its Existential Crisis

It's thigh-slappingly funny to recall that RNC chairman Reince Priebus said on the eve of this national race that "Republicans will choose from a deep bench of presidential material."

March 22, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Media ‘R’ Trump

Is the media to blame for Donald Trump?

March 22, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Easter: The Next Generation

Palm Sunday will find me back in an adult Sunday school class, after having taught the class of my 12-year-old son Gideon for the past several months.

March 20, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


The Government’s War on Free Speech

During her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted that she asked the FBI to examine whether the federal government should take legal action against so-called climate change deniers.

March 20, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Ted Cruz Just In It For Himself

Ted Cruz is the man with the plan to defeat Donald Trump and secure the Republican future for 'true conservatism,' at least according to Ted Cruz.

March 18, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Republicans Advocating Mob Censorship

I wonder what Ted Cruz hoped to gain from blaming Donald Trump for the leftist mob that forcibly shut down his rally in Chicago?

March 18, 2016 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Unresolved Anger is Destroying America

Left unchecked, anger is as destructive to a nation as it is to individual souls, always beginning with fear and ending with hate.

March 17, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


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Going for Broke with Obamacare

Everything about health insurance was confusing, stupid and horrible long before Obamacare came along.

May 01, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Hillary Can Show Bernie How to Lose With Grace

Despite repeated pummelings - four more losses Tuesday night, including a blowout in Pennsylvania - Bernie Sanders still can't find the high road on his mental ...

May 01, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists


13 Years Later, Reassessing 'Mission Accomplished'

Almost thirteen years ago, George W. Bush stood on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln and made a very important speech.

April 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Columnists


Yes Prince Faisal, We Need to 'Recalibrate' Our Relationship

For decades the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have shared a peculiar relationship: the Saudis sell relatively cheap oil to the United States for which ...

April 29, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Gender Chaos in an XX-XY World

We live in a country where people think it's okay for has-been rock stars to cancel concerts because of their beliefs, but it's ...

April 28, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Needed: Some Will Rogers' Sanity

With incivility running high in our politics and society, we sure could use a dose of sanity from Will Rogers, one of America's greatest ...

April 28, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Turns Out Trump is Right a Lot

As evidenced by his hair, Donald J. Trump is pretty much wrong all the time. Every time. About everything. Except when he isn't. One ...

April 27, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


Sanders Still Won't Admit He Was 'Berned' in New York

As expected, "Crooked Hillary" and "Short Fingers Trump" won the New York primary.

April 27, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Hello? Earth to Bernie Sanders?

Dear Bernie,

April 26, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists


What Trump People Don't Get

Trump people kill me.

April 26, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


How Long Before We Start Taxing Churches?

Shall we gather at the guillotine?

April 24, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


A Common Misperception About Gun Control

Most of us, regardless of our personal beliefs about gun control, want to build a safer and more prosperous nation. Standing on that common ground ...

April 24, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


What Did Fed Chairman Yellen Tell Obama?

Last week, President Obama and Vice President Biden held a hastily arranged secret meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen. According to the one paragraph ...

April 22, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


From Obama to Trump: What We’ve Lost in Just 12 Years

Back in July 2004, when I was a (somewhat) younger political reporter, I was standing in the rafters of the old Fleet Bank Center in ...

April 22, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Why Dirt Is Good for Kids

Get this: Prisoners spend more time enjoying the outdoors than modern children.

April 21, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


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