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No wonder the GOP is DOA

"These are the times that try men's souls" wrote Thomas Paine during the darkest days of the American Revolution.

December 13, 2011 | Michael Stafford | Columnists


Be careful of this new technology

If you are like us, every day you pick up a smartphone and you send email, visit with friends on Facebook, send a text message or even log into your bank's website and pay a bill.

December 09, 2011 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | Columnists


Tebow faces pseudo-political correctness

Despite the fact that in America, 60 to 70 percent of people identify themselves as "Christian" to one degree or another, Christian-bashing seems to be just about as popular a pastime as watching football these days. And when a national football player commits the unpardonable sins of being both pro-life and vociferously, pro-Jesus, you end up with Monday morning pundits who cast ridiculous judgments from on top of their lofty thrones, much like the old Muppet Show characters Statler and Waldorf.

December 08, 2011 | | Columnists


Teddy -- Roosevelt -- not Kennedy

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

December 08, 2011 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Protesters deserve to be heard

Those who would describe Occupy protests as a "hissy fit" by "a whole army of freeloaders" who "have no interest in just getting to work and doing their part" are missing the point.

December 02, 2011 | Susan Thacker | Columnists


Bye-bye to Barney

To listen to the "elite" media you'd think that a renowned statesman was regrettably planning to leave the political scene.

December 01, 2011 | | Columnists


Time to beat down bullying problem

CLEARFIELD, Pa. - Here's one more disturbing story related to the shocking Penn State child sexual abuse case: Victim #1, whose allegations about being molested by Jerry Sandusky led to legendary football coach and alleged enabler Joe Paterno's firing, has left his high school after being bullied by classmates due to his role in Paterno's dismissal.

November 30, 2011 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Balance of nature disrupted

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

November 30, 2011 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Congress cannot restrainl itself

The failure of the congressional "supercommittee" to present a credible plan to reduce spending shows once again that Congress simply cannot restrain itself.

November 29, 2011 | Colin Hannah | Columnists


Reality rules are hard on the family

"Do you know what I want to be when I grow up, Daddy?"

November 25, 2011 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Hold them as long as you can, boys

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

November 25, 2011 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Happy Thanksgiving, y'all

HOLLYWOOD - Happy Thanksgiving, everybody, and God Bless America.

November 24, 2011 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Try to be thankful this year

Thanksgiving is one of the simplest American holidays.

November 24, 2011 | Martha Randolph Carr | Columnists


You got a lotta nerve, First Lady

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

November 23, 2011 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Show me the money, honey

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

November 16, 2011 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


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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


Up Is Down

I'd advise you to sit down, pour yourself a beer and take a deep breath. You're about to hear something that will change your life. Forever. Are you relaxed?

February 25, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Are You Dying To Write Your Own Obituary?

Are you an unsung hero? Do those you encounter not appreciate the "real" you? Must you always having the last word?

February 24, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Jeb Lugs Dubya's Weighty Baggage

Jeb Bush insists he's not his brother's keeper, but, alas, he's stuck being his brother's baggage schlepper.

February 24, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Obama's Plan to Regulate the Internet Risks Content Control

Proponents of President Obama's 332-page plan to regulate the Internet insist they oppose content control. They even style themselves defenders of free speech. But there is a very serious risk that changing the Internet from an unregulated free enterprise into a heavily-regulated public utility will lead over time to content control.

February 22, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest

Where does the Obama Administration find these people?

February 22, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Congress Playing Chicken on DHS Funding Bill

For President Obama and the unlawful immigrants he is determined to reward with work permits, social security numbers, and welfare benefits, last week was triumphant. As the congressional February 27 deadline for funding the Department of Homeland Security draws closer, insiders learn with each passing day that Obama's executive action is much more expansive than originally presented.

February 20, 2015 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


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