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Roger Ailes and Donald Trump Deserve Each Other

If you read Superman comics as a kid, you're probably familiar with Bizarro World - the planet where everything is the opposite of life on Earth. I bring this up because it's clear Donald Trump is running for president of Bizarro World.

August 22, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists

For My Dad, I Won’t Vote for Either

On the whole, I'm an imperfect Catholic, but there is one particular area of my Christian identity in which I excel: guilt.

August 22, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists

Hillary Clinton and a Lesson in Patriotism

Is it good to be patriotic?

August 20, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Election 2016: Liberty Loses No Matter Who Wins

For all the hand-wringing about the threat to liberty and constitutional government posed by the major party presidential candidates, there is little discussion of how this threat is due to the political class's long history of supporting expanded presidential power. There is also little talk of how the imperial presidency is just as much a creation of Congress as it is of power-hungry presidents.

August 20, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists

A Woman’s View

We've got some major problems, folks! I am exaggerating of course, but sometimes I need to gripe a bit. And besides, I do perceive problems according to others' criteria.

August 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Columnists

The Democratic Party's Got Religion?!?

Apparently, the Democratic Party's latest strategy to win the White House in 2016 is "Let's pretend to be religious."

August 18, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

Bizarre Similarities Between Trump and Clinton

Our quadrennial presidential sweepstakes regularly provides textbook studies in contrast. And 2016 raises the bar in disparity. Red and blue. Left and right. Hot and cold. Up and down. Good and bad. Boy and girl. Pro and con. Loud and soft. Rain or shine. Fish and fowl. Dumb and dumber.

August 18, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists

No Such Thing as Free Lunch

Like you, I sift through an awful lot of junk email each morning, but every once in a while there's a piece of very important business tucked among the pitches for foreign cruises and erectile dysfunction medication.

August 17, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists

How to Get Americans to Watch the Olympics

Fewer Americans are watching the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro than they did prior Games. I offer a solution.

August 17, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Awaiting the Next Media Freakout over Trump

The Great American Trump Freakout is just getting started, in which anything Trump says that can be misinterpreted as evil will be.

August 16, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

Donald Trump has Crossed the Line of Decency

I'm morbidly fascinated by the rhetorical mud being slung between Democrats and Republicans these days. How exhilarating to hear Hillary Clinton labeled "unstable" by Donald Trump, who is himself called "bat(bleep)-crazy" by a fellow billionaire and Hillaryite, Mark Cuban.

August 16, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists

By Dick Polman Hillary Clinton is riding high, thanks to the latest Trumplosions. But just because

Hillary Clinton is riding high, thanks to the latest Trumplosions. But just because she's winning in the polls, we shouldn't whitewash her flaws. And here's one that sticks in my craw:

August 15, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists

Trump Blows Himself Up Again

Donald Trump didn't listen.

August 15, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Have You Thanked Your Physical Therapist Today?

Don't answer out loud if you're reading this at work, but how do you feel about employers using sensor-bearing armbands and other "wearable" tech to monitor employee performance?

August 13, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

No Walking Back Trump’s Comments

Donald Trump knew what he was doing Tuesday afternoon. Make no mistake.

August 13, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists

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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

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

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