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It’s Your Right, It’s Your Business

Every action of government is your business.

March 11, 2017 | Jim Zachary | Columnists


Is “Weaponizing” Disclosure a Bad Thing?

The public's right to know who is involved in this country's election and public policy processes is a bedrock ideal of our democracy. Yet, some folks just don't seem to get that. Instead of focusing on the principle involved, they want to sue or demonize public officials.

March 11, 2017 | Edwin Bender | Columnists


Trump’s Revised Refugee Order Should Withstand Court Challenge

The fine print in President Donald Trump's revised executive order does more than pause travel from Muslim-majority Middle Eastern nations. The order includes an effort to raise public awareness about the potential danger inadequately vetted refugees pose, an important threat to the homeland that the media often downplays or ignores.

March 09, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


America Needs Comprehensive Tax Reform

The growth in the American economy during the Obama years was so negligible it's hardly worth the name. The Reagan boom that started when he succeeded in cutting the top margin rates ended when the sub-prime mortgage industry collapsed.

March 09, 2017 | Peter Roff | Columnists


Arizona Challenges the Fed’s Money Monopoly

History shows that, if individuals have the freedom to choose what to use as money, they will likely opt for gold or silver.

March 08, 2017 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Washington, D.C. Has Little in Common with Namesake

The Washington Post headline caught my attention: "Federal workers grow increasingly nervous about Trump's proposed budget cuts."

March 08, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Business Learns Trump Giveth and Trump Taketh Away

Conservatives always knew Trump's policies would be a dog's breakfast of competing initiatives and impulsive proposals. His State of the Administration speech only served to confirm it.

March 07, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Behind the Jeff Sessions’ Witch Hunt

Every time Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer or his House equivalent Nancy Pelosi scream outrage, rest assured that their end game is to delegitimize President Trump's administration and to delay his legislative progress on tax cuts, health legislation and immigration reform.

March 07, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


No, Obama is Not Plotting a ‘Treasonous Coup’

We're all well acquainted with the fake news phenomenon - the Trumpian sewage that's routinely pumped into the brains of the dumb and numb. But the good news is, Facebook has started to fight back, working with a coalition of fact-based media outlets.

March 06, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Little Merit in Trump’s Latest Immigration View

Just because a policy invokes the word "merit" does not make it meritorious.

March 06, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Channeling Donald Trump

Maybe I'm channeling Donald Trump.

March 04, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Your Right to Burn the Flag

What does it mean when someone waves the American flag?

March 04, 2017 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Trump’s Speech: The Highs and the Lows

As he wrapped up his first speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump offered a bromide to a fractured nation:

March 02, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


On Military and Spending, It’s Trump Versus Trump

It can be a challenge to follow the pronouncements of President Trump, as he often seems to change his position on any number of items from week to week, or from day to day, or even from minute to minute. Consider his speech last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It was reported as "fiery" and "blistering," but it was also full of contradictions.

March 02, 2017 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Senior Discounts: Boon Or Menace?

My mother's favorite supermarket is undergoing a mysterious "repeal and replace" operation with its senior discount program. Of course nerves are on edge.

March 01, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


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On Earth Day, Congress whistling past the graveyard

Last month, the United Nations hosted a Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) conference in Bonn, Germany. Despite hopes that limiting population growth would be the UN ...

April 21, 2018 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Storm warning

You don't need a weatherman to see that the storm clouds gathering around Team Trump are serious. And since the only permanent member of ...

April 21, 2018 | Will Durst | Columnists


Don’t get too cocky, Democrats

It is the Democratic party's most fevered hope that dawn on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 7 will reveal acres of smoking rubble that ...

April 19, 2018 | Carl Golden | Columnists


What’s next for Paul Ryan?

House Speaker Paul Ryan didn't quite yell" abandon ship" Wednesday when he announced he would not be seeking re-election, but he came close. His ...

April 19, 2018 | Peter Roff | Columnists


Getting Assad’s attention, Reagan style

To strike Syria, or not to strike Syria.

April 18, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Crackdown on Facebook would be good...for Facebook

From the moment Mark Zuckerberg began to read his opening statement, you knew he wasn't going to change Facebook.

April 18, 2018 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Can your family handle a day without complaints?

Did you notice that Thomas Lickona recently adapted a portion of his book "How to Raise Kind Kids" into the online "Time Magazine" article "How ...

April 17, 2018 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Circus Trump

Like Cirque de Soleil, the Donald Trump Circus has many touring productions. The Oval Office. The White House. The Cabinet. Both Republican held Houses of ...

April 17, 2018 | Will Durst | Columnists


Congress not up to the task of taking on Facebook

As I watched Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg go head-to-head with members of Congress, I couldn't help but have the same reaction I have ...

April 16, 2018 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Time to reconsider regime change in Syria?

American response to the catastrophic humanitarian crisis Syria has been experiencing for the last seven years has been tepid at best. With Syrian President Bashar ...

April 16, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists


New strategy offers Trump a much bigger NAFTA win

In politics and public policy, sometimes a modest victory is actually a massive missed opportunity. President Trump is at risk of suffering just that kind ...

April 14, 2018 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Spring break, or bust

As an educator, I feel blessed that I usually have the same spring break as my three daughters, which means we get to spend a ...

April 14, 2018 | Jase Graves | Columnists


Trump’s latest headache is in Wisconsin

Earlier this week in Wisconsin, a state governed by Koch Brothers subsidiary Scott Walker, one million voters cast ballots to fill a seat on the ...

April 12, 2018 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Cost is what ails health care

"I'm lucky to have health insurance, but I still can't afford to go to the doctor."

April 12, 2018 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


To opioid hell and back

I'm feeling human again, thanks.

April 10, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


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