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In the cities and in the suburbs, population booming

The recently released U.S. Census Bureau data on 2016 population growth in cities and their outlying areas arrives at one inescapable conclusion: suburban communities which once offered relief from overcrowded urban areas are rapidly growing. And with that growth comes more urban sprawl. Larger swaths of wide open spaces will vanish as residential and commercial development plow under agricultural land and environmental habitats. Queens College demographer Andy Beveridge calls the phenomena "boomburbs."

June 10, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Ensuring high school grads are equipped for citizenship

"I may have to do WHAT to receive my high school diploma?"

June 10, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Making America Jurassic again

President Donald Trump possesses a style described by friends as virile and intuitive, and by foes as oafish and oblivious. Some see him as a breath of fresh air, with a disarming directness, while others consider him a blustering bully with the grace of a pile of crumbling cement blocks cascading off a flatbed truck. Passionate versus fool-hardy. Eager slash hasty. Swift or rash.

June 08, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


Supreme Court’s maverick could be Trump’s worst nightmare

When he was out on the campaign trail last year, candidate Donald Trump promised to appoint conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices who'd adhere to a strict reading of the U.S. Constitution and return law-and-order to the land.

June 08, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


‘Til death to I part

In less than a year, I have attended four weddings.

June 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Columnists


California reinvents medical tourism

Until very recently, medical tourism was traveling from your home to find less expensive medical care, usually overseas. Medical tourists were leaving the warm embrace of the American Medical Association and the FDA to journey far from home. There were three motivations: Elective plastic surgery not covered by insurance, wanting to try an experimental procedure not covered or getting surgery done without benefit of any insurance at all.

June 07, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Can we start showing some respect for Melania?

Michelle Obama was a very good first lady. To some, she was one of the best. She should be remembered fondly, even by those who did not vote for her husband.

June 07, 2017 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Making California a sanctuary for the deserving

California's Senate President Kevin de León is playing a dangerous game of chicken with President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the state's criminal aliens' sanctuary status.

June 06, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


History lessons for Hillary and the anti-Trump media

It's the election that never ends.

June 06, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Trump bridges the partisan divide. just not ours

Isn't it awesome how Donald Trump brings people together, bridges the partisan divide, and inspires political parties to set aside their differences and unite for the good of the nation?

June 05, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Online health care: The future is now

The world is changing a lot faster than people can comprehend. The old ways are changing. They're being replaced by Internet-based systems, the gig economy, and smart technology. For those on the cusp of this new economic order, that's great news.

June 05, 2017 | Peter Roff | Columnists


How Much Do You Hate Property Taxes? Tyrades! by Danny Tyree Many people in my hometown have been

Many people in my hometown have been freaking out over their property tax appraisals, so it was timely that I discovered a Motley Fool article titled "Why Property Taxes Are The Most Hated Levy In America."

June 03, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Yoko Ono must work in the woods

I ran across some interesting advice in The New Yorker from the renowned self-help guru Yoko Ono. She is quoted as saying: "Set aside an hour for a real lunch. Not food. Ingest the ambient sounds of your workplace."

June 03, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Beware of distracted drivers this summer

As you hit the roadways this summer, here's a safety tip to keep in mind: Beware of distracted drivers.

June 01, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


It’s time for Democrats to get real

Democrats just lost another election, this time in Montana. Unless they are willing to do some down-on-your-knees, cry-out-to-Jesus soul searching, the only way they'll win another election is if they collude with the Russians to steal one the way Donald Trump didn't.

June 01, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


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‘Draining the Swamp’ isn’t a part-time job

When the leftists at the Washington Post start offering relationship advice, a Republican knows he could be on the cusp of something big. A recent ...

August 21, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


CEOs to Trump: You’re bad for business

It's not often - actually, it's never happened before - that a Republican president gets dissed and dumped by corporate titans like Dow, Merck, Campbell ...

August 19, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Hey, computers, I’ll be back

I read an article the other day about jobs most likely to be replaced by robots and computers in the future. Oddly enough, near the ...

August 17, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Columnists


You can’t be an American and fly the Confederate Flag

OUTSIDE WINCHESTER, Va. -- We were driving up Interstate 81 last Sunday afternoon, the radio on, the sun setting into the hills, when we passed a ...

August 17, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Thermonuclear chicken

Time to dig a bomb shelter. Stockpile some Kool- Aid. Nibble some Tootsie Rolls while catching a double feature at the drive-in. Pull out your ...

August 17, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


Money and the pursuit of happiness

Money does make us happy, so long as we spend it right.

August 16, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Colonial Williamsburg more important than ever

It's a rainy and humid afternoon in mid-August and General George Washington, commander of the Continental Army, and I are talking about what a ...

August 16, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Still waiting for Trump to tweet about mosque bombing

An improvised explosive device was thrown through the window of a mosque in Bloomington, Minnesota, while Muslim-Americans worshipped in the building. The attack occurred on ...

August 15, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


The follies of appeasement

Haven't we learned yet that appeasement doesn't work?

August 15, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


GOP Leaders should welcome move to end Obamacare bailout

As the Trump administration moves closer to instructing the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to eliminate the Obama-era rule that bailed Congress out of paying ...

August 14, 2017 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


The total solar eclipse: One Curmudgeon’s opinion

Have you purchased your $500 bottle of Solar Red Wine?

August 14, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Americans are proud to be getting dumber

A North Carolina man walks into a popular Washington D.C. pizzeria and opens fire, telling police upon his inevitable arrest that he came to ...

August 12, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Columnists


Living to 125 too much of a good thing?

"A 125-year life expectancy for human beings? I have zero desire to stick around that long."

August 12, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Columnists


Tips to get ready for back-to-school

Move over, summer – a new school year is coming! With the start of school, families face new organization challenges. School bells ring – and so do ...

August 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Columnists


O, Canada! If only liberals knew all the facts

Canada is often touted in the United States as the panacea of health care, leadership, love, peace and thick bacon.

August 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Columnists


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