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Facebook is the new big brother

You're putting your life at risk, one like at a time

October 04, 2017 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Millionaires & billionaires fighting ‘oppression’

Oppression certainly isn't what it used to be. Instead of vicious police dogs, water cannon, billy clubs and Bull Connor, America is greeted with the sight of millionaires and billionaires kneeling in football stadiums trying to make white America feel guilty without so much as a Chihuahua yapping in the background.

October 04, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


The difference between Kaepernick and a West Point grad

This is the story of two young men: one black, one white, and both of whom wear uniforms.

October 03, 2017 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Our Jimmy Kimmel President

Please, Mr. Trump, I'm on bended knee.

October 03, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Meet the new face of Republican extremism

Thank you, Alabama Republicans! Thank you for choosing a Senate candidate whose reactionary ravings and paranoid fictions make Donald Trump look semi-sane.

October 02, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Refugees are not a security risk

Every year since the Refugee Act of 1980, the presidential administration in power has announced its cap number for refugee admissions in the coming fiscal year. On Wednesday, the Trump Administration followed suit, with a notable departure from tradition: Their cap, at 45,000 individuals to be admitted for FY2018, is the lowest such number in the history of this process.

October 02, 2017 | Graham F. West | Columnists


Typhoon Trump

Considering the severity of the cascade of disasters descending upon us lately, we should thank our lucky stars we're able to talk about them. Earthquakes, heat-waves, flash-floods, non-flash-floods, wildfires raging across the West, multiple Category 5 hurricanes strafing the Caribbean and Donald Trump addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations. The only way things could get worse is if Mitch McConnell embarked on a singing career.

September 30, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


Save your back, while there is still time!

I have witnessed my 13-year-old son Gideon wrestle with his unwieldy school backpack often enough to nod knowingly when I encountered the NBC News story "Why Bags Are Wrecking Our Backs."

September 30, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Peace that surpasses all fidget spinners

Several months ago, while shopping at one of those $6 sales, I found some funny looking circular metal objects in the displays. I asked the ladies in charge, "What on earth are these?"

September 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Columnists


Fumbling the name game

Sports talk used to be so easy. Guys named Mickey, Hank and Barry hit the long balls. Joe, Brett and Tom tossed the touchdowns.

September 28, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


The NFL beat Donald Trump at his own game

On the day that Donald Trump tried to mess with America's national religion, professional football took the knee and beat The Divider-in-Chief at his own game.

September 28, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Sean Spicer ruins the party for liberals

The (liberal) image makeover of Sean Spicer is dramatic, flamboyant and, well, very "Hollywood."

September 26, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Columnists


Trump’s ‘hire American’ order has stalled

While the headlines scream DACA, DACA, DACA deferred action for childhood arrivals, as if all reading America doesn't already know another work authorization program that stumping candidate Trump criticized rolls on.

September 26, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Columnists


President gives wrong message at UN

Presidential addresses to the United Nations General Assembly don't get a lot of press here at home, but they do matter to listeners around the world. And those who heard President Trump's first such address earlier this week may have noticed one concept repeated throughout: sovereignty.

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Columnists


A Woman's View: Traveling abroad

Out of money, energy, and clean clothes, we three women of the "older" set are back from our two weeks in Great Britain. Thought you might want to know what we learned so that you won't make the same mistakes.

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Columnists


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‘Help me, Dad’

Days after the cruel, unjust not guilty verdict in the Kate Steinle trial, Americans are still raging over the decision. Regardless of people's opinions ...

December 09, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Hottest baby names of 2018? Don’t know, don’t care

It's a dreaded holiday tradition. Couples who are expecting a child (or trying to conceive) receive unsolicited naming ideas (some casually suggested, some "suggested ...

December 09, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


No, Trump doesn’t stand above the law

Hey, did you know that President Donald Trump can't be found guilty of obstruction of justice?

December 07, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


The net neutrality noise machine turns violent

The perpetual outrage mob on the left has adopted an unlikely target of late - the brainy, affable head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Chairman ...

December 07, 2017 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Americans can bake hamburger buns!

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid at Chicago's Cloverhill Bakery that netted 800 illegal alien employees can be looked at two ways. First, management ...

December 06, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Making off like Madoff

December marks nine years since Ponzi-king Bernie Madoff made his perp walk into the U.S. District Courthouse in Manhattan. Last month, the Justice Department ...

December 06, 2017 | Blair Bess | Columnists


Charitable giving - it’s an American tradition

Ah, the giving season is upon us - the best time of the year to be an American.

December 05, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Remember when Matt Lauer was Trump’s chump?

Matt Lauer will be remembered as a fallen sexual harasser, but in my mind, he's forever immortalized as a Donald Trump toady.

December 05, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


How Nancy Pelosi became an Alabama Republican

Everyone (except some Alabama Republicans) seem to believe sexual contact between a man in his thirties and a fourteen year-old is illegal and reprehensible.

December 04, 2017 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


I’m glad I’m not an Alabama voter

More specifically, I'm glad I'm not an Alabama conservative. The choice confronting conservatives in the December 12th special senate election is very difficult ...

December 04, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


AT&T, CNN merger doesn’t worry me like Sinclair

Last year, I expressed serious reservations about the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger. I argued, at the time, that allowing this merger will have important ...

December 02, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Still paying For Christmas 2016? Atta boy, Clarence!

It's beginning to look a lot like debt collectors, everywhere you go...

December 02, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Consumer protection is no laughing matter

As Congress struggles to enact legislation that will bring tax relief to the rich and decimate healthcare for the not-so-rich, another battle is brewing beneath ...

November 30, 2017 | Blair Bess | Columnists


No means no

An avalanche of revelations concerning public figures engaging in various sexual assaults has tumbled down upon our heads, and the airwaves are consumed with accusations ...

November 30, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


Identify theft calling

Ring, ring.

November 29, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


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