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A Russia refresh

President Trump and his most devoted allies (both in Congress and on cable news) have themselves all worked up once again.

May 30, 2018 | Graham F. West | Columnists


The Democrats’ unimpeachable stupidity

Don't sweat North Korea.

May 30, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


A few choice words about Mueller’s investigation

We now offer up a few choice words concerning the continuing investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and those words are: Happy Birthday baby! You are now one whole year old. Who's the big boy? Why, you are. You're the big boy. Yes, you are.

May 29, 2018 | Will Durst | Columnists


Four reasons Democrats could lose the Congressional midterms

Election day is nearly six months away, and conventional wisdom decrees that Democrats will surf a blue wave and seize the House of Representatives. But I'm not so sure.

May 29, 2018 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Lost in the Amazon, the retailer we hate to love

President Trump and I disagree on several important issues, including the disrespectful and insulting nicknames he has given his opponents. I mean, there's Little Marco, Little Jeff Zucker, Little Adam Schiff, "Liddle'" Bob Corker, and Little Rocket Man (now his potential little buddy, apparently). Where is his creativity and imagination? Hasn't the president ever heard of a thesaurus? How about Miniscule Marco, Shrimpy Adam Schiff or Bitsy Bob Corker?

May 28, 2018 | Jase Graves | Columnists


Vacationers of a certain age

My family has just finished an Orlando-area vacation, and while my wife is several years younger than I, it's more blindingly obvious than ever that I'm at an awkward age as a tourist.

May 28, 2018 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Illinois Civil War hero made Memorial Day official

Memorial Day celebrations began to spring up on local levels just after the Civil War. But a Civil War hero from Illinois was the first to make it official.

May 26, 2018 | Tom Emery | Columnists


Robert Mueller’s investigation plods on

It's been said that, for the American people,the only thing shorter than their memory is their attention span.

May 24, 2018 | Carl Golden | Columnists


Getting there is now one-tenth of one percent the fun

I've just returned from my summer vacation, which I now take in mid-May so I can use the remaining time until Labor Day to recover. Here's what I learned.

May 24, 2018 | Peter Funt | Columnists


President Donald has a farm

President Trump's latest assault on undocumented aliens reached a new low last week when he said, "These aren't people, these are animals."

May 23, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists


Obscure federal program displaces workers

The federal government has created yet another immigration employment hurdle for U.S. science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workers, according to a new report.

May 23, 2018 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


The evolving American prom

The more the American prom changes, the more it stays the same.

May 22, 2018 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


What if Obamacare sold homeowner’s insurance?

If homeowner's insurance worked like Obamacare, in no time at all homelessness would be a viable option for residents trying to lower their insurance cost.

May 22, 2018 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Democrats fail, yet again, to check Trump’s nominees

President Trump's nominee to head the CIA, Gina Haspel, has been approved by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. A full vote in the Senate will soon confirm her to her new post - and a handful Democrats join the vast majority of Republicans in voting her through.

May 21, 2018 | Graham F. West | Columnists


They hate, Trump wins

Donald Trump's many enemies are becoming more and more frustrated.

May 21, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


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In China, ‘Sharp Eyes’ and cicadas

Recently, business reporter Harrison Jacobs accurately described China as a "techno-authoritarian" state. Where the Nazis used inaccurate Phrenology and calipers to identify enemies of the ...

July 17, 2018 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


It’s time to end the preference for clicks over bricks

Bloomberg Businessweek just did a feature piece about the demise of Toys R US that, complete with an illustration of a crying Geoffrey the Giraffe ...

July 17, 2018 | Peter Roff | Columnists


A father’s guide to the land of millstones and honey do’s

As a married man with three daughters, I enjoy the occasional moment of solitude when I can reset, recharge, refocus, and stand at the open ...

July 16, 2018 | Jase Graves | Columnists


Congress too weak to stop trade war

You may not have noticed it amid the White House's bluster on NATO this week, but Congress utterly face-planted in its effort to rein ...

July 16, 2018 | John L. Micek | Columnists


All-star game memories: Mark ‘The Bird’

In 1976, for one unforgettable season, Mark "The Bird" Fidrych shone brighter than Elvis, Liz or Ali - maybe brighter than all three rolled into one.

July 14, 2018 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


King Donald

The president's lawyers must wake up every morning wondering if they're in the throes of a mescaline fever dream. Which altered reality will ...

July 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Columnists


Trump buys survival insurance from Brett Kavanaugh

Feel free to tell yourself that Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court because the guy went to Yale (Trump reportedly loves Ivy ...

July 12, 2018 | Dick Polman | Columnists


The resistance is a failure

You don't need 20/20 vision to see that the whole world is waiting for the Democratic Party to push back against the tyrannical ...

July 12, 2018 | Will Durst | Columnists


Visa holders homeward bound?

During the upcoming mid-term elections, the 35 Senate races and the 435 House of Representatives campaigns will feature candidates who promise to help create more ...

July 11, 2018 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Vacation checklist

If you're getting ready for summer vacation, here's a handy checklist of things you won't need.

July 11, 2018 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Summertime dinner calls long overdue

Maybe a new Utah law will revive the lost art of parents calling their children home for dinner.

July 10, 2018 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


There goes the neighborhood

I was never a fan of the children's show "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" when I was a kid. My eyes were usually focused on the ...

July 10, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists


The Democrats' socialist meltdown

What a great July 4.

July 09, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Time for Conservatives to go on strike

Retiring Rep. Paul Ryan, R-NeverTrump, has revealed what he hopes will be his lasting political legacy; he intends to be the last Republican Speaker of ...

July 09, 2018 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Hey, Democrats: It’s the Supreme Court, stupid

My advice to Democrats - which I've offered for free since the dawn of this century - is that they pound this mantra into their thick ...

July 07, 2018 | Dick Polman | Columnists


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