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Gas prices = we are all gonna die

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

February 23, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Get your mitts off the center, Romney

KANSAS CITY, Kansas – Barring some big political development that again upends the conventional wisdom, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney still seems poised to win the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

February 22, 2012 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Gas-price rocket is soaring — well, it’s sore

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

February 22, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


It's another round of Kennedys

BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?

February 19, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Romney sent GOP out of control

The GOP presidential contest is officially out of control. We blame Mitt Romney.

February 19, 2012 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | Columnists


America faces balding head on

As our country goes to pot, I find myself more focused on personal matters, such as this item from ABC News: Scientists may soon find a cure for baldness.

February 17, 2012 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Each generation wants to destroy US better

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

February 16, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Obama conjures up the female vote

Sometimes, the very thing that could serve to become our demise becomes our pathway to victory when we choose to face it head-on and humble ourselves long enough to ask for a little help from the Almighty.

February 15, 2012 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


The circus just continues

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

February 15, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Everyone needs a budget

There's a web site that's getting a lot of buzz lately because it offers people a practical way to work out a budget for themselves that doesn't involve name calling, austerity or Suze Orman.

February 14, 2012 | Martha Randolph Carr | Columnists


Sex makes Dems lots of money

BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?

February 12, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Jesus, Marx, Obama who ya gonna call?

President Obama has hit a new low.

February 12, 2012 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | Columnists


It’s time to turn up the heat on election

It seems to me that what is missing in the top two contenders for the Republican presidential nomination is passion.

February 10, 2012 | Mike Reagan | Columnists


Manning stable is a winner

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

February 08, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Service above self is the secret

This past week has given me much to reflect on.

February 07, 2012 | Mary Hoisington | Columnists


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U.S. Combat Forces In Vietnam: The Fiftieth Anniversary

One of my late father's favorite trick questions was, "What does a cat learn if it jumps on a hot stove burner?"

March 06, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Hillary Gets Busted for Secrecy (Again)

Is any remotely viable Democrat prepared to step up and challenge Hillary Clinton in 2016? Because she deserves to be scrutinized by a competitive opponent - more so than ever, now that she's been busted anew for engaging in classic Clintonian secrecy.

March 06, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Department of Homeland Security: What is it Good For

Late Friday night, Congress passed legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security for one week. This vote followed weeks of debate over efforts to attach a prohibition on funding President Obama's executive order granting amnesty to certain illegal immigrants to the Homeland Security funding bill.

March 05, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Giuliani a Reflection of Everyday Republicans

Things have gone quiet about former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's widely denounced comments about President Barack Obama, but that doesn't mean the controversy is history.

March 05, 2015 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


To Defeat ISIS, Win the Peace

After huddling with his war council in Kuwait, Defense Secretary Ash Carter says we've got the "ingredients of the strategy" to achieve a "lasting defeat" over ISIS. Some Senate Republicans claim that ISIS is going to kill us all in our sleep even as the U.S.-led coalition has the Islamic State forces playing defense for a change, but killing bad guys is the relatively easy part. As we learned in Iraq and Afghanistan, the hard part is to win a peace that can last, and the strategy Carter outlined last week seems like a smart way to ...

March 04, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Message. Message. Who's Got the Message?

Don't look now, but the Democratic Party is undergoing an identity crisis of such monumental proportions, the Dissociative Identity Disorder people have called and are requesting artifacts for their Hall of Fame. They're going to put Obama's basketball hoop right next to Sally Field's purple crayon.

March 04, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Secret Benefits to Stupid Comments

An offensively stupid comment by influential and presumably smart people sometimes brings awareness to a subject that would otherwise be largely ignored.

March 03, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Olbermann: The Once and Former King

Keith Olbermann should be used to this by now. Two-bit, Class B second tier provocateurs can't be terribly surprised when they're disciplined for the umpteenth time. They thrive on reaction, court controversy and have a masterful way of turning justified castigation into unjustified persecution. Among this motley crew of the mediocre, Olbermann used to be king.

March 03, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Altruism No Substitute for Helping Yourself

We like to be kind to other people.

March 01, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Trump's in the Clown Car

Well, the joke's on us. Remember during the recent "Saturday Night Live" anniversary special when Sarah Palin conducted a faux Q&A with Jerry Seinfeld? It went like this:

March 01, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Justice Selection

Some members of the legislative and executive branches of Kansas government have publicly expressed their admiration for many "things Texan." For example, they acclaim Governor Rick Perry's conservative leadership and praise Texas' lack of a state income tax. Their high regard for our southerly neighbor may explain why our legislature is considering whether Kansas should switch to Texas' system for selecting Supreme Court justices. Texas procures justices through statewide elections.

February 27, 2015 | Lawton Nuss | Columnists


Snow's Silver Lining

I admit it: I love the snow and the cold.

February 27, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Big Government and Fat Taxes

How much should the government fine people whose children are deemed by (some) well-meaning bureaucrats as "obese?"

February 26, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Interventionism Kills: Ukraine One Year Later

It was one year ago last weekend that a violent coup overthrew the legally elected government of Ukraine. That coup was not only supported by U.S. and European governments -- much of it was actually planned by them. Looking back at the events that led to the overthrow it is clear that without foreign intervention Ukraine would not be in its current, seemingly hopeless situation.

February 26, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Time for a Real Conversation About War

My oldest son is handsome, smart, and, in the words of my old boss Ann Richards, very nearly perfect. I love him boundlessly, so it hurts me to know that his homeland has been at war for every single day of his life except for a few months in 2001 when he couldn't yet crawl. Now he's shaving, and for the first time in his life he might get to witness a real discussion about going to war.

February 25, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


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