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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


Rocktober

Welcome to Rocktober, Baby. That's what all the rock and roll radio stations call this, the 10th month of the year. Doesn't require more than a casually cocked ear to realize the airwaves are flooded with concerts and giveaways and promotional tie-ins. All in the name of Rocktober, Baby.

October 08, 2014 | Will Durst | Columnists


Baseball Drinks Up and Dumbs Down

On the road in Atlanta, the Pirates learned they were among 10 teams to make it to baseball's postseason. Reporter Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette described what followed:

October 07, 2014 | Peter Funt | Columnists


The Barney Fife Secret Service

Law enforcement has long been a popular subject in film comedy. It looks like some producer now has a lot of potential material.

October 07, 2014 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


‘Security Breaches ‘R Us’

The White House sprayed by bullets.

October 05, 2014 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Pet Hospices: Teaching Old Owners New Tricks

For those arriving late: I love to sink my teeth into the newest silly fad and satirize it until it resembles something the cat dragged in.

October 05, 2014 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


D.C. Statehood: Praise for a Lost Cause

Now that Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom let's talk about the issue of statehood for Washington, D.C.

October 03, 2014 | Dick Polman | Columnists


We’re the Secret Service and we’re here to help

Happy Friday, everybody, and God bless America.

October 03, 2014 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Gun Control has Vanished Without a Trace

Not many people are talking about gun control these days.

October 02, 2014 | | Columnists


On Religion and Morality

Are religious people as equally prone to immoral acts as nonreligious people?

October 02, 2014 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Bomb Mexico?

Sometimes it's hard to tell whether a politician is crazy or just joking. The problem is usually that no one is laughing. Such was the case recently when two candidates offered a radical solution to the humanitarian crisis on the Texas border: Bomb Mexico. Serious or not, it shows how far the anti-immigrant tide has carried some politicians from realistically addressing border security and immigration reform.

October 01, 2014 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Scottish Referendum Gives Reasons to be Hopeful

Even though it ultimately failed at the ballot box, the recent campaign for Scottish independence should cheer supporters of the numerous secession movements springing up around the globe.

October 01, 2014 | Ron Paul | Columnists


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The Fame and Failure of Kellyanne Conway

Serving in a high level staff position in a presidential or gubernatorial administration is an exhilarating, dazzling experience. You are one of a select few ...

February 22, 2017 | Carl Golden | Columnists


Investigate the Leaks, Not Flynn

Yes, there needs to be an investigation, but not necessarily of General Mike Flynn.

February 22, 2017 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Is the GOP Undermining Anti-Terror Efforts?

The reasons for Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn resignation from the post of national security adviser to President Donald Trump is yet another of the contretemps ...

February 21, 2017 | Peter Roff | Columnists


Trump’s ISIS Plan: Another US Invasion?

Just over a week into the Trump Administration, the President issued an Executive Order giving Defense Secretary James Mattis 30 days to come up with ...

February 21, 2017 | Ron Paul | Columnists


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


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