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Clinton Wants Voters to Ignore the Facts

"Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials' correspondence be retained as part of the agency's record," Michael S. Schmidt wrote in his now-famous March 2, 2015, New York Times article.

September 10, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Alumni Football: There Is No Spry In 'Team'

"Glory days, well, they'll pass you by/Glory days, in the wink of a young girl's eye/But fork over $125 and sign this waiver/and, my friend, you're still The Guy." (With apologies to Bruce Springsteen.)

September 08, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

When Voting, Ask Yourself 'What's Next'

What's the next "big idea?"

September 08, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

California, you can have your earthquakes back

God bless America, and how's everybody?

September 07, 2016 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists

How False Media Equivalency is Benefiting Trump

Back in early May, I predicted that the mainstream media's "objectivity" rituals would kick in as autumn neared, "balancing" the two major candidates according to the timeworn rules of "on of the one hand, on the other hand," thus leaving the impression that Hillary Clinton (seasoned and experienced, whatever her flaws) and Donald Trump (manifestly unfit, by dint of his temperament and ignorance) can somehow be equated.

September 07, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists

Helping Trump Isn't Easy

Donald Trump actually looked like a statesman in Mexico City Wednesday afternoon.

September 06, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Trump's Immigration Speech Sounds Good, But Rings Hollow

As an immigration lawyer, I approached Donald Trump's speech Wednesday night with anticipation, hope and trepidation.

September 06, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists

Dad's friend Bill

These days it seems the only friends you have are the ones you meet through your kids. Adults connect with your kid's teams, your kid's schools. It didn't used to be that way. A long time ago the circle of friends for adults had zero to do with their children. There were no such things as helicopter parents, for instance. Sports and practices were a footnote to life.

September 03, 2016 | Matt Keenan | Columnists

Employee ownership

Labor Day is a time for us to celebrate the workers who make our economy grow - the people without whom businesses could not survive and thrive.

September 03, 2016 | Richard Eidlin | Columnists

Buster goes for a drive

A local man, Buster Butts, is one of the hardest workers I know. He works at a computer most of the day which demands heavy use of his eyes. Until just lately, I considered Buster to be almost blind. In fact, the cataracts on his eyes were so bad, that Buster had to lean over and almost place his nose on the computer screen to see what he was doing.

September 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Columnists

This Labor Day, Beware of Confusing Signs

Highway signs along Interstate 80 in Utah warn: FOG MAY BE ICY.

September 01, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas responds to Brownback press conference

Jobs for America's Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) President/CEO Chuck Knapp today issued the following response to Governor Sam Brownback's announcement regarding a new Kansas school funding system:

September 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Columnists

New education funding system

Kansas has a long tradition of excellent public education. As the father of five graduates of Kansas public schools, I know first-hand the strength of our education system and the dedication of our teachers.

September 01, 2016 | Governor Sam Brownback | Columnists

America’s Lost Love Affair with Cars

I'm a car guy.

August 31, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Media Bias II: Hillary’s Health

A CNN political commentator recently said it's sexist to raise questions about Hillary Clinton's health.

August 31, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

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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

In defense of Trump’s tariffs

It's interesting how Trump's tariff proposal has opponents screaming it's the end of the world."

March 13, 2018 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

Trump’s worst enemy strikes again

Donald, Donald, Donald.

March 12, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

We must keep our eyes open

"Captain Jack" Crawford was one of the original Black Hills Rangers. He survived many Old West adventures and was called "The Poet Scout." Following is ...

March 12, 2018 | Brian Hunhoff | Columnists

It is a basic American right

The political landscape is more polarized than ever and there seems to be little common ground for conservatives and progressives.

March 10, 2018 | Jim Zachary | Columnists

Parkland school shooting is your government at rest

During his nationwide 'Don't Blame Me' tour, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told the Miami Herald he was unable to arrest the Parkland school ...

March 08, 2018 | Michael Shannon | Columnists

Jared Kushner’s no good, very bad week

It's been a rough week in Washington for Jared Kushner.

March 08, 2018 | Graham F. West | Columnists

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