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For Veterans, battle continues at home

In recent months, our nation witnessed a more intense campaign season than we'd ever seen. While elections and the campaigning that precede them are vitally important to our democracy, I can't help but be concerned that amid the focus on endorsements, pundits and politics, we tend to lose sight of what is truly important.

November 11, 2012 | | Columnists


Our Status Is Quo

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama were more gracious and eloquent after the election than during the long campaign. They each sent the right signals Tuesday night, but will anything change?

November 09, 2012 | | Columnists


Welcome to Canada, do you have anything to declare?

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

November 09, 2012 | | Columnists


We’re breathing a sigh of relief

HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?

November 08, 2012 | | Columnists


No, Virginia, the 2012 Election’s Hyperpartisanship Will Not Last Forever

"DEAR COLUMNIST: I am 13 years old and in the 8th grade.

November 08, 2012 | Nick Grubbe | Columnists


Argus Hamilton

HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?

November 07, 2012 | | Columnists


Of elections, K-State and dead leaves

This is an unelection column.

November 06, 2012 | Dale Hogg | Columnists


Who Wins, and Why

Looking for the dead-solid skinny on the upcoming presidential election? You've come to the right place. As a public service, we're going to tell you right here and now who wins this thing, and why.

November 06, 2012 | | Columnists


Man for the Moment

Most of us have known for months how we will mark our ballots Tuesday, making the painfully long and obscenely expensive presidential campaign little more than a test of our patience. I'm voting for Barack Obama.

November 06, 2012 | | Columnists


A Tale of Two Presidents

This is the story of two very different American presidents and how they each answered their emergency Libyan phone calls.

November 04, 2012 | | Columnists


Terrorism is a Distraction From a Larger Threat

The 14th Regiment Armory was built for the National Guard (née New York militia) in 1893. The massive Brooklyn structure was supposed to mimic the castles of Europe - brick towers and fortifications of previous centuries. Now a YMCA, the Armory today is a shelter (filled to capacity) with nursing home evacuees from Hurricane Sandy. The metaphor: What was built originally to protect us, has to be repurposed for a new type of foe.

November 04, 2012 | | Columnists


At Last: Veterans Day Comes To TV

TV is about to begin an annual event of honoring our nation's veterans and – with approximately 900 World War II veterans dying each day – it can't come a moment too soon.

November 02, 2012 | | Columnists


Marathon could become a mud run

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

November 02, 2012 | | Columnists


Argus Hamilton

HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?

November 01, 2012 | | Columnists


Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman

Everyone expected a big wind towards the end of October. But it was expected it'd be from the media, talk show hosts, blogosphere and politicians, building in a crescendo that'd end on Election Day. That wind did arrive – in gale force -- but what no one expected was that Mother Nature would also chime in by sending her offspring Hurricane Sandy.

November 01, 2012 | | Columnists


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Clinton Stirring the Wrong Passions

The troubling thing about Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is that she is arousing passion among the wrong groups for the wrong reasons.

April 28, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Congress's Bipartisan Obamacare Fraud

One of the most outrageous but least reported ongoing scandals in Washington is that the House and Senate have both falsely certified themselves as small businesses in order to fund health insurance for themselves and their staff with taxpayer dollars, sidestepping provisions of Obamacare.

April 28, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Are You Ready For A Diet Of Insects?

When I was a six-year-old lad lusting over the "ant farm" advertisements in 12-cent comic books, I had no idea how ahead-of-their-time those ads were.

April 26, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


To refile or not to refile

God Bless America, and how's everybody?

April 26, 2015 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Toasting a Long Life

After I read the news report, I popped the wine cork and praised the science gods. Alcohol consumption helps us live longer.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Selfies with Killed Animals Show the Real Animal

Welcome to a new chapter in our history, when we must now ask, "What is going on with these people who seem to get such a thrill out of posting selfies of themselves grinning alongside animals they have killed?"

April 24, 2015 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Bolting Colts and Wagging Nags

"And They're Almost Off." Yes, the entrance to the 2016 Presidential Derby has officially been flung open wider than the gap between George Bernard Shaw and Pee Wee Herman. Backstage at the Bolshoi Ballet and the snack bar adjacent to the Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Fame gift shop. Horseshoes and mirrors.

April 23, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


American Double Standards on Display in Ukraine

Last week two prominent Ukrainian opposition figures were gunned down in broad daylight. They join as many as ten others who have been killed or committed suicide under suspicious circumstances just this year. These individuals have one important thing in common: they were either part of or friendly with the Yanukovych government, which a US-backed coup overthrew last year. They include members of the Ukrainian parliament and former chief editors of major opposition newspapers.

April 23, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Sometimes Genocide Really is Genocide

Pope Francis recently annoyed the Turkish government by making the politically incorrect observation that it had exterminated a generation of Christian Armenians. He used the word "genocide," which is something that the Turks have been rejecting for decades.

April 22, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Ashley's War

Should women serve in combat? Right now the military is answering that question with a final verdict scheduled to come down from Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in January 2016. This will inevitably become a political question-and thus particularly useless in producing a satisfactory answer-but until then it's useful to understand that the military sees this question differently than you and I do.

April 22, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Chris Christie Has Gone to Pot

Amidst all the early GOP presidential jockeying, let's check on our Jersey boy Chris Christie. Looks like the tough-love guv surfaced this week on a radio show and ranted about reefer madness.

April 21, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Hillary Already Stimulating the Economy

It's amazing how Hillary Clinton can stimulate the U.S. economy simply by announcing her candidacy for president.

April 21, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


The GOP’s High Demographic Hurdles

Forget the joke candidacies of Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. Forget Scott Walker and his constant attempts to link himself to Reagan. Forget Jeb Bush and his deep-pocket donors. Forget Marco Rubio, the candidate of the "future" who represents the policies of yesterday. Think not about Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal and Ben Carson and Chris Christie and Mike Pence. Forget them all - at least for the moment.

April 19, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Hillary for America? Why?

Hillary's all in for 2016.

April 19, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


For Republicans, Lessons from 2012

There is another round of Republican presidential primaries headed our way. Like before, a slew of candidates eagerly claim to be the end-all of American conservatism.

April 17, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


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