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To the moon, Newt, to the moon!

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

January 31, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Here’s the case for cutting and running

Who would have guessed we'd have a national conversation about urinating on corpses?

January 31, 2012 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


Sen. Rand Paul nabbed by the TSA

We have all been humiliated at the hands of the Transportation Security Administration, but this time the TSA may have to pay a price for stepping over the line.

January 29, 2012 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | Columnists


Things go better with coke

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

January 29, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Tempestuous wind blows through GOP

AUSTIN, Tex. – It's a new, unsettling era for Republicans on many fronts. For instance, take Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Please.

January 27, 2012 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Obama gave the go ahead

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

January 27, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Voters need to ask if things are better

"We have now sunk to a depth where the restatement of the obvious is the duty of intelligent men." - George Orwell

January 26, 2012 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Do-be-do-be-do you want to swim?

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

January 26, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Maybe Obama can still go bald

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.

January 24, 2012 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Blame Bush for the capsize

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

January 24, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


TV f-bomb is a symptom of our sickness

The Golden Globes yesterday displayed Hollywood's increasingly coarse contribution to culture again this year as Ricky Gervais dropped an F-bomb during the show's broadcast.

January 22, 2012 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | Columnists


Costa complaints don’t help Italy

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

January 20, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


What we’ve learned in the campaign so far

HOBBS, N.M. - You learn something new every day.

January 20, 2012 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


High court needs to do its job

Much like one of his predecessors, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Barack Obama has all but declared war on the United States Supreme Court.

January 19, 2012 | Mike Reagan | Columnists


Costa captain could have future with U.S. government

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

January 19, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


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13 Things Reader's Digest Won't Tell You

If not for my son Gideon (age 11), I might have missed my deadline this week.

May 24, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Memorial Day

What's our national debt? The financial one that comes to mind is subservient to a second and deeper national debt.

May 24, 2015 | James F. Burns | Columnists


For Memorial Day - Special-Needs Students Honor Veterans

It was the most moving Memorial Day ceremony I've ever attended.

May 24, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Boston Bomber’s Sentence Punishes Us All

Here is what the death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will achieve:

May 22, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


New Military Spending Bill Expands Empire

On Friday, the House passed a massive National Defense Authorization for 2016 that will guarantee U.S. involvement in more wars and overseas interventions for years to come. The Republican majority resorted to trickery to evade the meager spending limitations imposed by the 2011 budget control act - limitations that did not, as often reported, cut military spending but only slowed its growth.

May 22, 2015 | | Columnists


The Governor in the Tin Foil Hat

Operation Jade Helm has inspired a million jokes, and some of them have even been funny. But as much as comedians might jump on Greg Abbott for sending the Texas State Guard to monitor military exercises as the latest excuse to mock the reactionary rubes south of the Red River, Texas now faces an existential crisis: Is the Governor really this crazy?

May 21, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Top 11 Reasons Being POTUS is So Darn Cool

As it appears we're smack dab in the middle of the 2016 presidential campaign announcement season, this might be the perfect time to ask the question on every American's lips: what kind of twisted psychopath chooses to do this? Who are these people that are so all fired up to enter this soul-sucking fray just to sit in an Office that is oval? Masochists? Sadists? Sadomasochists? Masosadochists? Folks who didn't pay attention during any previous election?

May 21, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Politicizing a Disaster

Tuesday night I went through a crash course in what really matters, in humanity, in mortality. I was watching the news reports about the Amtrak derailment, and amid my secondhand anguish for injured strangers I thanked God, literally thanked him out loud, for the fact that my immigration hearing in Baltimore had been canceled. Had it not been, I might have been sitting in one of those mangled cars.

May 20, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Uncertain Times In and Out of San Diego

Uncertainty, thy name is San Diego.

May 20, 2015 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Ten Billion Bucks for a Presidential Race?

We all know that the 2016 campaign will cost way more money than ever before - $10 billion is the latest head-spinning estimate - and that the reform laws aimed at curbing fat-cat clout have virtually collapsed. But still, it was shocking last week when the nation's top watchdog said that she's powerless to police the new Wild West.

May 19, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Obama Should Release Trade Agreement Details

President Obama is "personally" offended his own party refuses to allow him to "fast track" the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement.

May 19, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Excessive Prom Spending

Proms sure have gotten expensive these days.

May 17, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Escaping Poverty in Kenya and Baltimore

Books and pencils, not money.

May 17, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Remember Kermit Gosnell? Probably Not

It is difficult to imagine that two years have passed since a Philadelphia jury decided the fate of Dr. Kermit Gosnell.

May 15, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Amish Romance Novels: Is That Even A Thing?

I had never really thought about such books existing, but the May 8 "Newsweek" reports that Amish romance novels are big business, accounting for as much as half of the inspirational fiction market and involving dozens of new titles each month.

May 15, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


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