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Trump’s First 100 Days

As extraordinary as it sounds, Donald J. Trump is now the 45th President of the United States. It's mind-boggling. Like making John Goodman the cover model for this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Kim Kardashian-appointed chief scientist at the Atomic Energy Lab. Colin Kaepernick in charge of WikiLeaks.

February 01, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


The Sky’s the Limit for Skilled Trades

The demand for skilled laborers - electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians and others - continues to soar, and that's a good thing for America.

January 31, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


A Better Solution Than Trump’s Border Wall

Just one week in office, President Trump is already following through on his pledge to address illegal immigration. His January 25th executive order called for the construction of a wall along the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border. While he is right to focus on the issue, there are several reasons why his proposed solution will unfortunately not lead us anywhere closer to solving the problem.

January 31, 2017 | Ron Paul | Columnists


A Genuine Contempt for the Media

In his first White House press room briefing after two days in office, President Donald Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer, laid out the Administration's approach to the media with all the subtlety of a Louisville slugger between the eyes: We don't like you, we don't want you, we don't need you, we intend to ignore you.

January 30, 2017 | Carl Golden | Columnists


Mr. Trump, Don’t Build That Wall

President Trump's new get-tough attitude on immigration has already stopped one Mexican from coming to the United States.

January 30, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Glad to break down in Great Bend

Dear Editor,

January 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Columnists


Trump Reneging on Major Campaign Pledge

On the Monday of Donald Trump's first full week in office, the president immediately made good on several of his campaign promises. Among other actions, Trump withdrew the United States from the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership and instituted a federal hiring freeze except for military personnel. A day later, Trump met with chief executive officers from the Big Three auto companies - Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler - and, as he did with TPP, continued to focus on his signature issue, bringing jobs back to America.

January 28, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Should Silencers Be Easy To Obtain?

Although he's probably fighting a losing battle, political science professor Robert J. Spitzer stirred up a hornets' nest with a Washington Post opinion piece titled "The NRA wants to suppress one of guns' most important safety features."

January 28, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Race Relations Bogged Down by the Left?

So many conversations revolve around race nowadays.

January 26, 2017 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Trump’s Foreign Policy: An Unwise Inconsistency?

Throughout the presidential campaign, Donald Trump's foreign policy positions have been anything but consistent. One day we heard that NATO was obsolete and that the U.S. needs to pursue better relations with Russia. But the next time he spoke, these sensible positions were abandoned or an opposite position was taken. Trump's inconsistent rhetoric left us wondering exactly what kind of foreign policy he would pursue if elected.

January 26, 2017 | Ron Paul | Columnists


The Alternative Facts Administration

So this is the funhouse mirror of a White House that the American public will be treated to for the next four years.

January 25, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Tantrums Continue

King Solomon once wrote in Proverbs 19:13 the most annoying sound on the planet was a nagging wife, but obviously, he'd never heard what leftists sound like after they lose elections.

January 25, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Your Gift Can Pay Down U.S. Debt - Like Trump

To avoid conflicts of interest on his investments, President Trump plans to "gift" hotel profits from foreign governments' payments to the U.S. Treasury - gifts that will go directly toward paying down U.S. debt.

January 24, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Welcome Back to Fortress America

As he took the oath of office and became America's 45th president Friday, Donald John Trump vowed to "America first" as he embarked on a "great national effort to rebuild this country and restore its promise for the American people."

January 24, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


The Federal Government Requires Amputation

According to Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner, the federal body politic is in for yet another political training regimen. We've tried the Reagan Diet and the much less rigorous Jenny-Bush plan and now it looks like the nation is set to experience the Trump Cleanse. Designed to flush 20 percent of the bureaucrat backlog and reduce federal workforce constipation once and for all.

January 23, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


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Will Trump’s kid cruelty sink the GOP in November?

It may seem crass to discuss the potential political impact of Trump's family separation policy - especially when we can hear the kids wailing for ...

June 21, 2018 | Dick Polman | Columnists


The case for continuing the International Space Station

Since the dawn of creation, mankind has been driven by the urge to explore the world around him. The quest for knowledge consumes us. We ...

June 21, 2018 | Peter Roff | Columnists


Jerry Brown, ‘California Dreamin,’ faces reality check

A few weeks ago, I turned down an all-expenses-paid invitation to attend a late summer conference in San Francisco. After my 2016 visit to the ...

June 20, 2018 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Canada is actually the bully on tariffs

It's amusing to see liberal Americans "virtue signaling" the world by "apologizing" for Trump for "attacking" Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau.

June 20, 2018 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Supporting diplomacy but opposing Trump’s summit

At long last, the meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un was held in Singapore.

June 19, 2018 | Graham F. West | Columnists


Why Fox News is number one

You wonder why Fox News is number one in cable?

June 19, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Should college freshmen pick their own roommates?

According to the Washington Post, at some universities, nearly 50 percent of first-year students have already screened and selected a roommate before moving into a ...

June 18, 2018 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Democrat net neutrality plan is really about raising taxes

The 2015 Obama FCC order reducing the Internet to a regulated public utility under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act was marketed as protecting ...

June 18, 2018 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


The incredible power of Fathers

My 84-year-old father still asks me why I did it.

June 16, 2018 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Grizzly bears in our oldest national park are not safe

"The National Parks do not suffice as a means of perpetuating the larger carnivores; witness the precarious status of the grizzly bear." These words were ...

June 16, 2018 | Maria Fotopoulos | Columnists


Flying American Airlines? Be prepared to hold it

Members of any airline frequent flyer club have seen the benefits of membership gradually erode under the relentless assault of airline bean-counters. The yearly mileage ...

June 14, 2018 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


With friends like us, who needs enemies?

During WWII, when the communist government of Joseph Stalin joined the United States and Great Britain in their battle against Nazi Germany, British Prime Minister ...

June 14, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists


Skilled trades beat degree debt

When I was a 19-year-old college sophomore in 1982, my father gave me advice that makes even more sense for 19-year-olds today.

June 13, 2018 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


A chance to save California?

California's crazy "jungle" primary elections came to a blessed end on Tuesday.

June 13, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Tragic celebrity suicides should be a reminder to listen

When I heard my brother Jonathan had taken his own life, my first thought, unfiltered through the sieve of reason, was: "Why the hell did ...

June 12, 2018 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


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