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Will The 50th Annual CMA Awards Be Politicized?

Carrie Underwood, who has co-hosted the Country Music Association Awards with Brad Paisley since 2008, expressed a hope that this year's broadcast (November 2 on ABC) will be more homage to country legends than a forum for election-year politics.

October 31, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Clinton’s Tangled Webs in Manhattan and Morocco

Ever hear the stereotype that Wall Street establishmentarians support Republican candidates come hell or high water?

October 29, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Donald, Leave Comedy to the Professionals

Comedy is a delicate business and should be left to the trained professionals. So the next time Donald Trump announces his intention to be purposefully amusing in a public setting, we need to respond properly, and that proper response is: "God. No. Please. In the name of all that is holy, stop. Don't do it. Think of the children."

October 29, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


Trump Buries Ideas Behind Insults and Attacks

The Gettysburg Address it wasn't.

October 27, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Obama’s Pivot to Asia Hits a Roadblock in the Philippines

While the mainstream media continues its obsessive reporting on the mud-slinging campaign for the White House, a dramatic development in China last week brought President Obama's "pivot to Asia" to a sudden halt. Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, while in Beijing, announced his country's "separation" from the United States. He told his Chinese audience, "Your honors, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States ... both in military, but also economics.''

October 27, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


10 Things That Should End With This Election

Just a few more weeks and we'll be free of the epic discomfiture that has been the 2016 presidential campaign. Here are ten things we should hope to never hear or see again:

October 26, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists


The Jerry Springer Election

"I can't take it anymore. This stupid presidential election has turned into a lousy Jerry Springer show."

October 26, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


A Dangerous Time for an Obama Third Term

While President Obama was busy last week telling Hillary supporters how "dangerous" he perceives Donald Trump, real danger quietly passed through the English Channel - when Russian warships made their way toward the quagmire that is the war in Syria.

October 25, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Trump’s Put His Banana Republicanism On Display to the World

If there was any doubt as to the singular and unique danger that Donald Trump poses to American democracy, the Republican took those doubts and burned them to the ground on Wednesday night.

October 25, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Still Treating Trump Unfairly

"Donald Trump Campaign Contractors Confess Election Fraud!"

October 24, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Trump Trumps Trump

Trump had his best debate in Nevada.

October 24, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Reflections on life as a college senior, then and now, and remembering sacrifices made by others

When I arrived at Kansas City International I knew what I was seeing wasn't typical. After all it was 5:15 on a Friday morning and the place was packed. As I walked pass the baggage check, I noticed most of the travelers were college students.

October 22, 2016 | Matt Keenan | Columnists


The Great Pumpkin Celebrates 50 Sincere Years

Remember a time when autumn meant burning leaves instead of burning Samsung Note 7 phones?

October 22, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Hillary’s Words Don’t Match Her Actions

Actions speak louder than words.

October 22, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Dead People ARE Voting

With Halloween so close to the November election, we may as well bring up the obvious link between ghouls and political hacks: Dead people are voting.

October 20, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


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The Federal Government Requires Amputation

According to Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner, the federal body politic is in for yet another political training regimen. We've tried the Reagan ...

January 23, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


President Trump Needs to Stop Biting

A couple of hours before dusk, you could see it.

January 23, 2017 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Celebrate your Freedom to Oppose President Trump

"Halima" hid under the bed and tried not to watch as the soldiers slit her brother's throat.

January 21, 2017 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Crashing the Inauguration

By lunchtime Friday Donald Trump will be our president.

January 21, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Marsh Musings

When I retired a few years ago, I reflected on my mission statement for moving here in 1990. The Cheyenne Bottoms held some sort of ...

January 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Columnists


The Quiet Death of an Exiled King

2017 began on a bad note.

January 19, 2017 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Will Trump Continue the Bush-Obama Legacy?

This week, Congress passed a budget calling for increasing federal spending and adding $1.7 trillion to the national debt over the next ten years ...

January 19, 2017 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Trump Isn’t Going to Play by the Media’s Rules

Another bedrock of conventional wisdom has been overturned. During the Trump administration it is okay to shoot the messenger.

January 18, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Millennials Need to Own Homes

Get this: The share of millennials who own a home has fallen to a 30-year low.

January 18, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


A Woman’s View

This past weekend was a wake up call for many of us. No internet, no land line, no electricity. Going without electricity, even for a ...

January 18, 2017 | Judi Tabler | Columnists


Navigating the Seas of Racial Differences

I don't usually live my days according to a particular theme. No planning goes into them, unless I'm celebrating a birthday or some ...

January 17, 2017 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


The Circus is Now the Standard

Just nine days before becoming Leader of the Free World, President-elect Donald Trump wasn't talking about economic policy. He wasn't talking about global ...

January 17, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Obama’s Lost Legacy

The Obamas have said their goodbyes to America.

January 16, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Trump is Sabotaging His Own Presidency

During Wednesday's choleric press conference, Donald Trump compared the intelligence community to the Nazis. Not a good idea.

January 16, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Crony Capitalism Masquerading as Infrastructure Reform

The beginning of the Obama Administration was marked by a trillion dollar experiment called economic stimulus. All we really have to show for it is ...

January 14, 2017 | Peter Roff | Columnists


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