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Gentlemen, start your salmonella

Maybe the news left you yawning over your nutritious breakfast, but it shouldn't.

January 13, 2012 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Europe marches toward cliff’s edge

Freedom is a two-edged sword, in that it grants us the opportunity to destroy our own destiny should we make wrong choices. But it doesn't have to be that way, should we choose to learn from others' mistakes.

January 12, 2012 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Future is not so clear

The political pundits and psychics – which most assuredly are almost the same if you look at many pundits' actual track records – are now making self-assured predictions or poking fun at psychic predictions.

January 11, 2012 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Maybe Obama needs more plumbers

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

January 11, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Money is foreign to us

After a volatile 2011, the stock market is off to a relatively good start in 2012 - at least as I'm writing this - though I'm still plenty confused about my retirement savings.

January 10, 2012 | | Columnists


Paul’s army won’t be easily broken

When Sarah Palin, during the post Iowa media spin feast, warned GOP leaders to not "marginalize" the Ron Paul supporters, she was looking ahead to the greatest challenge faced by whoever captures the nomination.

January 08, 2012 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | Columnists


Obama fires the U.S. Army

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

January 08, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


It's still early in the game

Iowa caucus results show it's still early in the game and nothing's certain.

January 06, 2012 | Nick Grubbe | Columnists


Safety belts please: 2012 will be rough

The first of every year, we encourage you to look around, set some goals and live intentionally.

January 05, 2012 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | Columnists


Let someone else be in charge this year

It's time for my fifth annual New Year's Day tradition where my readers and I get to take a different kind of look at the big picture of our lives.

January 01, 2012 | Martha Randolph Carr | Columnists


Why we need better BS in 2012

Here's something we can do with less of in 2012: BS.

December 30, 2011 | | Columnists


Say it isn't so, Tarzan

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

December 30, 2011 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Life's incredible for Brent and Dan

This time last year, we wrote about Brent Tiede, a 1991 Great Bend High School graduate who had just received a new heart. The successful transplant was done at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

December 28, 2011 | Susan Thacker | Columnists


It's all about family

I write this final column for 2011 during a momentary and much-needed reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. When your family is spread across the country like pinpoints on a map, during holidays, your vehicle and body seem to be in a competition with each other as to which one will wear out first.

December 28, 2011 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Ron leads -- for today

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

December 27, 2011 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


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Where are Boxing's Critics?

The incongruous way media have chosen to cover the physical punishment in boxing and mixed martial arts on the one hand, and football on the other, is enough to give anyone who cares about sports a serious headache.

March 31, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Cruz ‘Hopey Changey’ for Conservatives

Senator Barack Obama excited his liberal base by passionately reciting scathing polemics against individualism, soaring verses about some vague oceans calming and undecipherable humblebrag about "we are the ones we've been waiting for."

March 31, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Republicans Versus Republicans

When Ted Cruz officially stepped into the 2016 presidential ring this week the boo-birds attacked immediately.

March 29, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Science and political correctness

Prevailing wisdom tells us many things, but so little of it seems related to reality.

March 29, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Common Core Tests are Failures

A 6th grader in East Texas recently challenged state lawmakers to do what she and every other public-school kid have to do during testing season: "Sit in a room for up to four hours, without talking, writing, drawing, reading, or using your cell phone." Because millions of children are taking Common Core standardized tests this time of year, I did her one better. I took a 4th-grade English Language Arts practice test. The good news is I passed.

March 27, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Lamenting Loss of Family-Owned Grocery

The old grocery store in my neighborhood is closing next month. Boy, does that make me sad.

March 27, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


After a Twelve Year Iraq Mistake, Time to March Home

Twelve years ago last week, the U.S. launched its invasion of Iraq, an act the late General William Odom predicted would turn out to be "the greatest strategic disaster in U.S. history."

March 26, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


A Bush vs Clinton Rematch

You might want to stuff your pants pockets with sand and hang onto the rail as the ship of state lurches towards the distinct possibility that the next election to command the helm will be between Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton. The brother versus the wife. Sounds like a probate lawsuit.

March 26, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Death Tax Repeal is Long Overdue

On April 13, 2005 the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly, 272 to 162, to permanently repeal the federal estate tax, also known as the death tax. But in the ten years since, they have all but dropped the issue. A stunning 236 of the current members of the House have never had an opportunity to vote on it. Fortunately, the Ways & Means Committee under Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will soon consider a bill, H.R. 1105, written by Reps. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) that would repeal the death tax. House leadership should bring it to the floor ...

March 25, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


In Defense of the GOP’s Iran Letter

Last week a political bloodbath unfolded on Capitol Hill.

March 25, 2015 | Matt Mackowiak | Columnists


Narcissistic Children: Can They Be Stopped?

One of my college roommates had a propensity for dismissing a rule (or someone else's interests) with "Pish posh! That's for lesser mortals!"

March 24, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Think of the children!

"What about the children?"

March 24, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


The ‘E’ in Email Stands for Evidence

The country breathed a collective sigh of relief following Hillary Clinton's masterful press conference last week, held in response to the controversy surrounding her email troubles. "It's all fine. Don't worry about it. We got it covered. Easy peasy lemon squeezy."

March 22, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


What Footloose has to Teach Us About Iran

The Republican opposition to striking a nuclear deal with Iran puzzled me, until my friend Truman explained that it's exactly like the famous tractor scene from Kevin Bacon's 1984 class movie, "Footloose."

March 22, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Iran Fighting ISIS – Is it Really a Problem?

As Iran continues to take an active role in helping Iraq fight the Islamic State group (ISIS), many neocons are upset that the U.S. military is not over there on the ground doing the fighting. They want Americans to believe that only another U.S. invasion of Iraq – and of Syria as well – can defeat ISIS. But what is wrong with the countries of the region getting together and deciding to cooperate on a common problem?

March 20, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


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