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Trump's Aide Was Wrong, But It's Not Abuse

It's no secret I detest Donald Trump. The thing that repels me most is the arrogance and bellicosity he inspires in his followers. It's hardly unprecedented, but this year is particularly vicious, distasteful and garbage-strewn, given the added narcissism fueled by social media.

April 06, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Baseball's New Gimmicks Won't Win Over Younger Viewers

The new baseball season has its usual quotient of obnoxious on-field innovations, such as the time clock that will now govern visits by managers and coaches to the pitcher's mound. Like most fiddling with our Great American Pastime, the motivating force is the television audience, specifically younger viewers who are not embracing the sport.

April 06, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Hillary Just Revealed Her Strategy Against Trump

Hillary says she won't debate Bernie Sanders again unless he changes his tone.

April 05, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Would You Hire Someone To Break Up With Your Lover?

I'm guessing my late father felt more empathy for me than he let on, back in 1981 when my girlfriend unceremoniously broke up with me.

April 05, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Trump's Just Winging It, and That Should Scare Everyone

What's important to remember about Donald Trump is that our aspiring tinpot despot is wildly winging his presidential campaign. It's like he's the star of his own improv show.

April 03, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Presidential Race Taking a Toll on Voters

So this is one of those good news/bad news kind of stories.

April 03, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


End Unauthorized Federal Spending

The federal government is scheduled to spend $310 billion of your tax dollars this year on federal programs that are not authorized by law according to the Congressional Budget Office. That's about a quarter of all so-called discretionary spending, so one of every four taxpayer dollars Congress spends is going to a program that is legally expired.

April 01, 2016 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Trump's Mama Is So Fat...

How low can a presidential campaign go? In 2016, the answer to that question is find a snake belly and dig. Lower than the vertical zinc mines of Atlantis. This particular crew of candidates dived so deep in their race to the bottom, the plastic iPhone cases of staffers are melting due to the heat emanating from the core of the earth.

April 01, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


Sticks, Stones and Trump

"Incompetent Hillary." Really? Is that the best that Devious Donald can come up with?

March 31, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Scalia Dies, Unions Win

When Senate Republicans hatched their scheme to stonewall President Obama's Supreme Court nominee - whoever it might be, regardless of merit - they overlooked the ramifications of a year of 4-4 decisions.

March 31, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists


A European PATRIOT Act Will Not Keep People Safe

It was not long after last week's horrifying bombings in Brussels that the so-called security experts were out warning that Europeans must give up more of their liberty so government can keep them secure from terrorism. I guess people are not supposed to notice that every terrorist attack represents a major government failure and that rewarding failure with more of the same policies only invites more failure.

March 30, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


By Christine Flowers Here in Philadelphia, I often fill in for the regular hosts on our local talk

Here in Philadelphia, I often fill in for the regular hosts on our local talk radio station. Usually, I have a lot of fun engaging with listeners, but there are issues where I've parted company from the overwhelmingly conservative-to-libertarian listeners, including immigration reform and guns.

March 30, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Obama's Naive Cuban Adventure

President Obama and Raul Castro proclaimed Obama's trip to Cuba as a step toward normal relations a "success." After which the Cuban dictator demanded Guantanamo be returned to Cuba and the embargo be rescinded.

March 29, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


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


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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an SUV!

For the past two years, I've had the honor of driving my son to his middle school each morning.

April 27, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


A remarkable first hundred days of regulatory reform

President Trump was elected to reverse the massive regulatory power grabs of the Obama administration and, in the words of chief strategist Steve Bannon, to ...

April 27, 2017 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


100 days in, who’s winning again?

Who's winning?

April 26, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


‘Dealmaker’ Trump flip-flops on dreamers

On his way to the White House, President Donald Trump forgot all he knows about negotiating. Author of best-selling "The Art of the Deal," President ...

April 26, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Bad hair wars between Trump and North Korea

Enterprising entrepreneurs out there might want to invest in a fleet of tractor backhoes and partial ownership of a limestone quarry, because it's starting ...

April 25, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


Time to make it ‘Get To Work, Daughters & Sons’ Day

We need to rethink Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

April 25, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Limiting population growth key to a healthy future

Limiting population growth key to a healthy future

April 24, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Flying the unfriendly skies

The airline industry is so competitive that upon learning United Airlines dragged a paying passenger off a flight so their employees could enjoy a free ...

April 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Columnists


Advice for President Trump

Dear Mr. President.

April 22, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Trump’s Endless Campaign

"No one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it," observed George Orwell in his prescient novel "1984." However, until Donald Trump came along ...

April 22, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Trump’s broken promise could break another promise

Smoke has been billowing skyward from the Trumpster fire for nearly 100 days - I know, it feels more like 100 weeks - and his refusal to ...

April 20, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Have you talked to your children about marijuana?

Although I got vicarious pleasure from the American Dope Growers Union spoof on "Saturday Night Live" in 1977, my curiosity has never led me to ...

April 20, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


The net neutrality noise machine

For over a decade, professional liberal organizers and agitators - backed by a tidal wave of big liberal foundations and Silicon Valley corporate money - have told ...

April 19, 2017 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


20 years after his death, a few thoughts about Mike Royko

It was 20 years ago this month that I - along with everyone else in Chicago - woke up to the news that Mike Royko was gone.

April 19, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Trump trashes sustainability twice in two weeks

I knew when Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States that he might prove a long-awaited savior to those disillusioned, abandoned Americans ...

April 18, 2017 | Leon Kolankiewicz | Columnists


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