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If the Mainstream Media Covered Jesus’ Birth

Network news anchor Brent Fullworth: We bring you a live update on the birth of Jesus Christ from our correspondent, Bethany Smug, who is standing by in Bethlehem. Bethany?

December 21, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


After Aleppo: We Need a New Syria Policy

Over the past week, eastern Aleppo was completely brought back under control of the Syrian government. The population began to return to its homes, many of which were abandoned when al-Qaeda-linked rebels took over in 2012.

December 20, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Is it Christian to Root for Dylann Roof’s Death?

If there was ever a case custom-made for the death penalty, it's that of Dylann Roof, the self-described white supremacist who was convicted Thursday of 33 federal hate crimes counts for the senseless murders at a South Carolina church last year.

December 20, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


America Turns Away as the World Ends in Aleppo

A Muslim student at NYU says some Trump supporters pulled off her hijab and yelled epithets at her on a bus, then admits it was all a big fat lie. It's disgusting and unacceptable.

December 19, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Why Even Have a Border?

Why does California even bother to have a border?

December 19, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Six Things We Need to Know About the Trump-Russia Connection

The latest intelligence revelations about Russia's cyberpush for Donald Trump are so persuasive that even congressional Republican leaders have been compelled to take notice. There will indeed be investigations and hearings, in both chambers. It appears, for now anyway, that they actually view this unprecedented national security breach as nearly as important as Hillary's private server.

December 17, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Russia Freak-out is What Happens When Democrats Lose

Naturally, President Obama called for a review about Russia meddling with the 2016 election.

December 17, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Embrace Those Tidings Of Comfort and Joy

Believe me, I understand if you're ambivalent or even disdainful of the religious aspects of Christmas.

December 15, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Donald Trump’s Amerika

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell... Yes, that Mitch McConnell ... is backing a bipartisan investigation into allegations that the Russian government tampered with American elections and maybe, just maybe, helped Donald Trump win the presidency.

December 15, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Give Trump Credit

The nation's newspapers are struggling mightily to find columnists who are willing to write nice things about Donald Trump.

December 14, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists


It’s Time to Chill About Global Warming

Global warming activists won't be satisfied until the Earth freezes over and nothing survives.

December 14, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


War on ‘Fake News’ Part of a War on Free Speech

A major threat to liberty is the assault on the right to discuss political issues, seek out alternative information sources, and promote dissenting ideas and causes such as non-interventionism in foreign and domestic affairs. If this ongoing assault on free speech succeeds, then all of our liberties are endangered.

December 13, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Office-party Christmas Spirit Runs Afoul of Political Correctness

"You almost got fired because your company had a holiday party? You're going to have to explain."

December 13, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Football Flashback to An Earlier Era

Last Saturday a remarkable decision took place on the next-to-last play of the Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State football game. This intra-state championship matchup dates back to 1904, but this matchup was particularly important. Oklahoma was ranked No. 9 and OSU just behind at No. 10. The game winner would not only have bragging rights, the victor would also be the Big 12 champion.

December 12, 2016 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


In Defense of Ben Carson’s Appointment to HUD

How do we know Dr. Ben Carson is unqualified to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development?

December 12, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


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Reflections on hospitals and caregivers

This week's column is difficult for me to write. However, I wish to dedicate this week to every grieved family in America. You see ...

January 20, 2018 | By Judi Tabler guest columnist | Columnists


One year in, Trump remains his own worst enemy

When it came to a recent column about President Donald Trump's preference for "executive time" that includes a healthy dose of cable news viewing ...

January 20, 2018 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Washington is my only hope against Girl Scout cookies

I'm on a diet - a miserable diet just as millions of Americans are during January every year. And to be successful, I want the ...

January 20, 2018 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Merit-Based compassion

President Trump's vulgar language and racist views regarding immigration obfuscate serious debate over a key policy about which many reasonable people disagree.

January 18, 2018 | Peter Funt | Columnists


iPhone Xcess

For my eldest and most expensive daughter's fifteenth birthday, she requested a new cell phone/adolescent life-support unit. Because my own cell phone was ...

January 18, 2018 | Jason Graves | Columnists


Ink-stained crusaders

Good journalism, even when practiced for profit, is a public service. Lately, however, top news organizations, frustrated by criticism from on high, have taken to ...

January 17, 2018 | Peter Funt | Columnists


How to rent US citizenship for only 5 percent per month

The current controversy involving granting amnesty to approximately 800,000 Delayed Accountability for Contemptuous Aliens (DACA) is nowhere near the end of demands to appease ...

January 17, 2018 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Trump should say ‘No’ to Whirlpool plan to kill U.S. jobs

With healthcare reform in abeyance, tax reform done, and the White House starting to pivot toward immigration, is there still room for the trade agenda ...

January 16, 2018 | Peter Roff | Columnists


The GOP can’t get burnt on DACA deal

Everyone knows something has to be done for America's DACA kids.

January 16, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


A new Russia story that’s largely been overlooked

As conflict and confusion on Capitol Hill continues to swirl around Fusion GPS, Christopher Steele, and the salacious dossier, a new Russia story broke much ...

January 15, 2018 | Graham F. West | Columnists


On immigration, Trump is rudderless

It was awesome this week to watch Donald Trump in action - or, more accurately, inaction.

January 15, 2018 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Sock it to me: ‘Laugh-In’ iturns 50

Am I excited about the upcoming (January 22) 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking NBC comedy-variety series "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In"?

January 13, 2018 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


My computer needs an attitude adjustment

We have new time clocks here at the Great Bend Tribune.

January 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Columnists


Jared Kushner is bad for Middle East peace

Diplomacy is not a transactional affair. This seems lost on self-proclaimed Middle East expert and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner. The ever-increasing number of questionable business ...

January 11, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists


A few 2018 predictions

Time for a few choice words for the not-so-dearly departed year of 2017. And those words are... "You sucked. Go away. Stay there. Keep it ...

January 11, 2018 | Will Durst | Columnists


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