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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 have to know if we are alone in the universe or if life exists someone beyond the big blue marble we call home.

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 Bay City, I vowed never to return. San Francisco is, to put it gently, an undesirable destination. Since most of California's major cities are as unpleasant as San Francisco, I'll likely never return to my native state. I left California in 2008 because of acute overcrowding and a state government determined to make living conditions worse for its residents, especially those already struggling in the lower economic bracket.

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 dorm.

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 net neutrality - even though the DC Circuit Court of Appeals expressly held that any ISP that blocked or filtered web traffic would be completely exempt from the rules. The apocalyptic claims from the left that the repeal of Title II - which took effect on June 11 - would herald the end of net neutrality and the destruction of the Internet are therefore obviously absurd hyperbole. Especially considering that we have simply returned to the same regulatory ...

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 published in 1949 in Aldo Leopold's "A Sand County ALMANAC," which influenced the modern environmental movement. Seventy years later, the insight remains true.

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 necessary to qualify for even the lowest membership level has increased dramatically over the years.

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 Winston Churchill observed, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend."

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 he do this to me, to my mother, to us?"

June 12, 2018 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Many unhappy returns

Domino's offers to "insure" your purchase in the event your car is crushed by a tree and you slip on an icy sidewalk causing the pizza you are holding to land in a snow bank. It's either the dumbest marketing scheme ever hatched or the most brilliant.

June 12, 2018 | Peter Funt | Columnists


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Can the beer industry still brew up a comeback?

It's a drastically different world than when I was working a summertime job during college.

August 15, 2018 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Trump’s war on the press won’t end well

In baseball lingo, the high, inside fastball is known as the brushback, a tactic to inform the batter that he'd better be cautious about ...

August 14, 2018 | Carl Golden | Columnists


Renewable fuel reforms needed now

In 2005, when Congress created the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), it was in expectation that the nation's supply of gasoline would soon be supplemented ...

August 14, 2018 | Peter Roff | Columnists


America first or America alone?

This week, the first consequences of President Trump's choice to violate the P5+1's nuclear agreement with Iran have emerged. As his administration ...

August 13, 2018 | Graham F. West | Columnists


Trump’s wall is the wrong priority

Once, August was a tranquil time on Capitol Hill. But that's no longer the case. After months of contentious wrangling over health care, taxes ...

August 13, 2018 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


How to survive your summer vacation

We look forward to it for months. Calendars have been cleared, reservations made, and the anticipation in the house is so high, it vibrates like ...

August 11, 2018 | Will Durst | Columnists


Under Trump, it’s easy to like Ike

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The golf clubs in the laundry room at the rear of Dwight Eisenhower's farmhouse here are perched and ready, as if the ...

August 09, 2018 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Tweet presidentially, Mr. Trump

Trump is still being Trump.

August 09, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Jamestown is now a very funny place

As thousands of tourists crowded into the center of town in search of hearty laughs, I walked over to Lake View Cemetery for a look ...

August 08, 2018 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Trump is right to end Obama’s fuel economy scheme

Obama's astonishing takeover of the automobile industry was accomplished through a process even more corrupt than his takeover of the health care sector. While ...

August 08, 2018 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Why is election security a partisan issue?

The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is an independent, bipartisan body responsible for key aspects of voter registration, election administration, and technical guidelines for voting systems ...

August 07, 2018 | Graham F. West | Columnists


A Philly man’s detention in Africa should not be ignored

When good people fight for freedom and peace, the rest of us should fight for them.

August 07, 2018 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Will you survive National Garage Sale Day?

I have browsed umpteen garage and yard sales over the years and used to help my mother display her collectibles in her neighborhood's miles-long ...

August 06, 2018 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Devin Nunes: from dairyman to disgrace

After railing against the FBI, the intelligence community, and the Department of Justice, the character of Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), Chair of the House ...

August 06, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists


D.C. vs Pittsburgh

Washington, D.C., routinely ranks high in surveys on America's most livable cities, but as somebody who's been a resident of both areas ...

August 04, 2018 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


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