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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

Trump Right to Worry About AT&T, Time Warner Merger

On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary committee held a significant hearing on the proposed $84 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner, which owns CNN.

December 10, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Repeat After Me: Santa is Not White

Larry Jefferson, a black man, played Santa Claus at the Mall of America in Minnesota for four days last week.

December 10, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists

The Grinch Turns 50!

I'll bet you a can of Who Hash that you didn't realize the classic holiday special "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas" (based on the 1957 book) celebrates its 50th anniversary on Dec. 18.

December 08, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Should Democrats Become the Party of No?

Barack Obama had just beaten John McCain by a margin of 10 million votes and 7.2 percentage points - the biggest Democratic win since 1964. Democrats also won both congressional chambers. And yet, despite this decisive pro-Democratic mandate to govern, congressional Republicans resolved, at a private dinner on day one, not to offer a scintilla of cooperation. They resolved to thwart Obama's efforts to fix the Great Recession, hoping that his failures would grease a Republican comeback in the 2012 race. Newt Gingrich, a dinner guest, reportedly told his former colleagues, "You will remember this day. You'll remember ...

December 08, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists

Trump Must Abandon Regime Change for Iran

President-elect Donald Trump told a Cincinnati audience this week that he intends to make some big changes in U.S. foreign policy. During his "thank you" tour in the midwest, Trump had this to say:

December 07, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists

If Virginia O’Hanlon Had Asked Fidel Castro about Santa Claus

I am 8 years old. Some of my friends say there IS a Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in the Communist Party paper Granma, it's so." Please tell me the truth, El Presidente. Is there a Santa Claus?

December 07, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

The events of the past few minutes coursed through John Anderson's mind like the hellish nightmare that it was. He had been assigned to set up chairs on the ship's main deck for the Sunday morning worship service. His brother Jake and many others were still sound asleep below deck on a serene Sunday morning at Pearl Harbor.

December 06, 2016 | James F. Burns | Columnists

What can Trump Deliver on Immigration?

The single issue that Donald Trump used most effectively to win the national election was immigration.

December 05, 2016 | Matt Mackowiak | Columnists

Ohio State Stabbing and the Rise of Immigrant-Related Terrorism

As President Obama once said, "Elections have consequences." Consequences, indeed. Eight years of a weak Obama administration emboldened our enemy, inspiring the rise of terrorism domestically and abroad, making it risky for everyday Americans to do everyday things.

December 05, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

A Week of Trumpisms

The death of the dictator of Cuba took over our headlines for a few days and made some world leaders look pretty stupid.

December 03, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

The Populist and His Crew of Billionaires

A cabinet populated by bankers and wealthy insiders. A $1 million premier package of tickets to the presidential inauguration in January. And a posh dinner with Mr. 47 Percent, himself, Mitt Romney.

December 03, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists

Media Unwilling to Understand Why America Voted for Trump

The election of Donald Trump sent a considerable chunk of the media into a navel-gazing funk, struggling to discover what went so wrong that a politically inexperienced billionaire businessman could defeat a woman who spent her adult life holding responsible positions in and around government.

December 01, 2016 | Carl Golden | Columnists

Pearl Harbor: The 75th Anniversary

When I was a preschooler, I lived across the road from Rufus Foster. I still attend church with his widow.

December 01, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

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Xi the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh is banned on the internet in China because the lovable bear, with a crown on his head, was used as a symbol ...

March 22, 2018 | Daryl Cagle | Columnists

From bad to worse for Trumpworld

Just two days out of sync with the Ides of March, the United States, the world, and (now former) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson found ...

March 22, 2018 | Graham F. West | Columnists

Trumping the North Korea naysayers

President Trump will never win.

March 21, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Congress says THIS time we really mean it!

There's a bill being lovingly preserved by Mitch McConnell, Curator of the Senate, that's one of those "bipartisan" efforts the media loves to ...

March 21, 2018 | Michael Shannon | Columnists

Trump is stocking White House with yes-men

We should have seen this coming.

March 20, 2018 | John L. Micek | Columnists

The Obama-Clinton soundtracks

What the nation needs desperately as the 2018 midterm elections draw near is to hear more wisdom from Barack Obama and less venom from Hillary ...

March 20, 2018 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Are supermarkets becoming the center of your life?

I guess those shoppers were ahead of their time.

March 19, 2018 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Yes, indeed, we need a monster in the White House

It's time once again for Washington wannabes to get out their resumes. There are a number of job openings in the Trump administration and ...

March 19, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists

Too little, too late

The White House, where everyone is clamoring to work - at least according to Trump - took yet another blow last week when Gary Cohn, the president ...

March 17, 2018 | Graham F. West | Columnists

Ways Democrats could screw up the midterms

Okay, Democrats, settle down. Drop the confetti and back away from the champagne. Stop punching each other in the arm, making with the whoop-whoop noises ...

March 17, 2018 | Will Durst | Columnists

Time to nurture America’s Irish-Inspired sense of humor

It's always grand in March of every year to pour myself a pint of Guinness and enjoy the glorious Irish wit.

March 15, 2018 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

The west is losing natural area at an alarming pace

"Disappearing Rivers," a Center for American Progress-commissioned report, was introduced to a Washington, D.C. audience recently. The report was unsparing in its criticism of ...

March 15, 2018 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists

Nearly Nashville: honky-tonks and hee haw

My first ever trip to Nashville, Tennessee, began with a connecting flight aboard a small commuter plane designed to comfortably transport exactly 44 Lego Minifigures ...

March 14, 2018 | Jase Graves | Columnists

Tillerson out, but was he ever really in?

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's exit has been on its way for so long it's arrival is anti-climatic. To understand why he's ...

March 14, 2018 | Peter Roff | Columnists

The steel dossier

Every candidate for office makes promises. Only the truly ignorant attempt to keep each and every one once elected.

March 13, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists

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