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Nylon Hose: Celebrating A 75-Year ‘Run’

A garment that has elicited a lot of wolf whistles is turning 75 years old.

October 17, 2014 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Fresh Evidence How the Supreme Court has Screwed Up Politics

More secret money is being pumped into politics than ever before. For that ignominious milestone, we can thank Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and his four Republican-appointed pals.

October 17, 2014 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Obama Critics Too Late, Not Too Little

I'm starting to feel bad for President Obama, if you want to know the truth.

October 16, 2014 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


The Only Color that Matters is Green

Race is one of those subjects that never seems to simmer down.

October 16, 2014 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


The Hardest-Working Congressman in North Dakota

As America waits, ever patiently, for the economic recovery to trickle down to the rest of us, at least we won't have to worry about Kevin Cramer. This former radio host has figured out a way to get a piece of the pie not just for himself but for many of his relatives as well. Unfortunately, he's cashing in because he's a congressman, so his method probably won't work for us poor slobs who have to work for a living.

October 15, 2014 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Scary Masks

Hey everybody. The Midterms Are Coming! Or rather: the midterms are coming. To be most precise; themidtermsarecoming. Because the general response of the vast majority of Americans who aren't stifling yawns is "yeah, whatever. Isn't there a baseball game on?"

October 15, 2014 | Will Durst | Columnists


President Obama Has Lost Our Trust

Trust. Even in the final two years of a President's term, there should be enough trust that the President is trying to make decisions based on the needs of the country.

October 14, 2014 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Liberty, Not Government, Key to Containing Ebola

According to Forbes magazine, at least 5,000 Americans contacted healthcare providers fearful they had contracted Ebola after the media reported that someone with Ebola had entered the United States. All 5,000 cases turned out to be false alarms. In fact, despite all the hype about Ebola generated by the media and government officials, as of this writing there has only been one preliminarily identified case of someone contracting Ebola within the United States.

October 14, 2014 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Don't Scare Us, Prepare Us

The head of the FBI says a terrorist attack may be coming.

October 12, 2014 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


New Bullying Problem for Schools: Parents

When you visit Brooklyn, you have to be amazed at the number of stoops.

October 12, 2014 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Human Intelligence: Nature vs Nurture

John Landis's "Trading Places" is one of the 1980s' most fondly remembered comedies. There is far more to its story than frozen orange juice, however.

October 10, 2014 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


What Women Want

Boy, are the folks at the syndicated game show "Jeopardy" in trouble after introducing a new category: "What Do Women Want."

October 10, 2014 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Let Women Serve in Combat

There was joke that made the rounds when Bill Clinton was trying to figure out how to allow gays in the military without upsetting morale. "Gays in the military," the joke went. "Next thing you know they'll want to be interior decorators!" Of course, gays have always served in our military. Now, after long last, they can serve openly, and as it turns out it is no big whoop.

October 09, 2014 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


The Real Status of Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq

After 13 years of war in Afghanistan - the longest in US history - the US government has achieved no victory. Afghanistan is in chaos and would collapse completely without regular infusions of US money. The war has been a failure, but Washington will not admit it.

October 09, 2014 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Lower Unemployment, No Thanks to Democrats

President Obama and his Democratic allies are claiming credit for the latest in a string of positive jobs reports, but if they had their way it wouldn't have happened. Why? According to empirical research by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York: "most of the persistent increase in unemployment during the Great Recession can be accounted for by the unprecedented extensions of unemployment benefit eligibility."

October 08, 2014 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


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Reporters at the Gate

As a young journalist I experienced Watergate at the ABC newsroom in New York, naively assuming that our days would always be filled with startling ...

February 20, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Rookies in the White House

Major League Baseball has an annual training season in Florida.

February 20, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Are School Newspapers Hanging By A Thread?

I wish I could tell you that my old alma mater (Marshall County High School in Lewisburg, Tenn.) still publishes a student newspaper, but that ...

February 18, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Republicans Have Lost Their Appetite to Investigate

To best understand the Republican mentality on Capitol Hill - specifically, their disgraceful refusal to probe the Trump-Russia national security scandal with even a scintilla of ...

February 16, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


What’s Wrong With Teddy Roosevelt’s America?

What kind of American are you?

February 16, 2017 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


The FTC Should Not Abandon Qualcomm Case

As the Obama Administration drew to a close, a divided Federal Trade Commission brought suit in U.S. district court against a company named Qualcomm ...

February 15, 2017 | Peter Roff | Columnists


Trump Aide Said Something Dangerous on Sunday

One of the great advantages of youth is that it's a time to make mistakes, say silly stuff you might regret later, and generally ...

February 15, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Will Congress Stop Forcing Pro-Life Americans to Subsidize Abortion?

Last month marked 44 years since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision declaring a constitutional right to abortion. Roe remains one of the ...

February 14, 2017 | Ron Paul | Columnists


The Trumpish Cabinet

In typical liberal fashion, the mean weenie left has called Donald Trump's cabinet horrible things. "Corrupt nitwits." "Career criminals." "Greedy thugs." "Clueless dunces." "Bad ...

February 14, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


CNN’s a Beacon in Dark Times

The Cable News Network has never quite lived up to its slogan as "The most trusted name in news" - due largely to the public's ...

February 13, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Refugees in America and Kansas

Dear Editor,

February 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Columnists


Relax, Mr. President

Donald Trump is driving everyone in Washington nuts with his mad presidential style.

February 11, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Presidents’ Day: Untold Stories Abound

Since Presidents' Day is fast approaching, it is appropriate that three of the books I'm currently juggling on my Kindle Fire are "Lady Bird ...

February 11, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Leave it to Lovecraft to Explain America

What is the United States of America?

February 09, 2017 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Don’t Just Reform Taxes, Cut Them

Many Americans who have wrestled with a 1040 form, or who have paid someone to prepare their taxes, no doubt cheered the news that Congress ...

February 09, 2017 | Ron Paul | Columnists


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