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I present the class of 2012

It's official. My youngest son has graduated from Great Bend High School.

May 23, 2012 | Dale Hogg | Columnists


Argus Hamilton

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

April 06, 2012 | | Columnists


With the photographer’s eye

CHEYENNE BOTTOMS - I learned some significant things on my outing with Eric Giesing and Dr. Dan Witt at Cheyenne Bottoms this week.

April 05, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Columnists


Argus Hamilton Column

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

April 04, 2012 | | Columnists


President Obama’s Health Care Soliloquy

By Tom Purcell

April 04, 2012 | | Columnists


Republicans Don’t Seem Ready For A Post-Racial America

By Jason Stanford

April 04, 2012 | | Columnists


Obama Care Bears

Raging Moderate, by Will Durst

April 03, 2012 | | Columnists


Mega Millions odds insane

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

April 03, 2012 | | Columnists


It's election day (Tuesday)

Duty. Responsibility. Privilege.

April 02, 2012 | Susan Thacker | Columnists


Dragons disappear if no one cares

"One gray night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more.

March 31, 2012 | Susan Thacker | Columnists


Chuck's passing leaves hole in community's heart

I am not the type of person that can often be rendered speechless, but this one did it to me. The Tribune's city news editor Chuck Smith passed away unexpectedly yesterday while mowing his lawn.

March 30, 2012 | Mary Hoisington | Columnists


GOP ‘Gong Show’ has got to stop

Gong, Gong, Gong!

March 29, 2012 | | Columnists


Watch out for mixed racial slurs

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

March 28, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Martin’s death signals deeper problems

The justifiable outrage over the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. should give all Americans reason for pause.

March 28, 2012 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Parity sought in the restroom

I recently saw on the internet that Chinese women held an "Occupy the Men's Bathroom." They were protesting the one male to one female bathroom strategy.

March 27, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Columnists


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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


My Father’s 1959 Tax Return

I stumbled upon my father's 1959 income tax return a few years ago. Oh, how I long for the simplicity he enjoyed when he filed his taxes that year.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


The New Militarism: Who Profits?

Militarism and military spending are everywhere and on the rise, as the new Cold War propaganda seems to be paying off. The new "threats" that are being hyped bring big profits to military contractors and the network of think tanks they pay to produce pro-war propaganda.

April 16, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


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