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The Hillary Clinton Rehabilitation Tour

In the immediate aftermath of the most demoralizing defeat of her public life, Hillary Clinton displayed grace and dignity, congratulating Donald Trump and urging the nation to unite and move forward.

May 09, 2017 | Carl Golden | Columnists


Fake dirty jeans: just $425 in real money

Every now and then, I come across items in the news that make me worry about the future of our country.

May 09, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Trump might not be the failure you thought

Ask the New York Times and they'll tell you President Trump has been an abject failure in his first 100 days or so. Ask Trump and he'll tell you he's a "yuge" success.

May 08, 2017 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Movie theater madness

When it comes to punishing customers, movie theater owners are in the same league as airlines. Just as airline CEO's rarely travel commercial, theater CEO's evidently never attend a matinee.

May 08, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


A dirty late-night joke

Remember when late-night TV used to be entertaining – and actually funny?

May 06, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


The best art has always been political

I'm a music junkie - I always have been.

May 06, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Bold predictions for Mother’s Day 2037

Whether it's a matter of hardwired instincts or dutifully handed-down rituals, we can all nod our heads and acknowledge that there are certain statements or behaviors that are typical of almost all mothers.

May 04, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


In defense of the New York Times’ new climate skeptic

I rise today to defend Bret Stephens, the new conservative columnist at The New York Times. Readers who were incensed by his Saturday debut - a semi-skeptical riff on climate change - should hose themselves down.

May 04, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Open borders means more gang violence

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been busy fulfilling his office's commitment to removing criminal aliens. First in Nogales, Ariz., and then later in Long Island, Sessions reiterated what he's said since his confirmation: individuals in the United States unlawfully are subject to deportation, no ifs, ands or buts about it.

May 03, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Report card on Trump’s first 100 days

It seems like decades since Barack Obama handed the keys to the country over to the House of Trump, but that was only at the end of January, barely 3 months ago. I can't tell if it's one of those "time flies when you're having fun" deals or "it all happened so fast," like during a car crash or being mugged. Or being mugged during a car crash.

May 03, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


Guys, don’t let ‘gender-fluid’ fashion leave you holding the bag

They won't relent until every red-blooded American male is toting one.

May 02, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Saturday night follies

Saturday night is the loneliest night of the week, crooned Frank Sinatra, to which we can now add: and for presidents and the reporters who cover them, the most embarrassing.

May 02, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


What did Trump think he was getting into?

What did he think he was signing up for?

May 01, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Patience is a (political) virtue

I admit I clearly was not born with the patience gene.

May 01, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


United passenger wasn’t roughed up in vain

The saga of former United Airlines customer Dr. David Dao is getting more and more expensive for the airline. According to the Daily Mail, he didn't get home with all his teeth or his baggage. It seems that although United's O'Hare Airport staff had time to order Dao beaten, which caused the loss of two teeth, they didn't have time to take his luggage off the plane before it departed.

April 29, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


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Cleaning up Democrats’ health care mess

Last time they were in charge, Democrats created the dumpster fire we know as Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, which is nothing more than a ...

May 11, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Bike stunts: Are they safe for your teen?

Even before I read the May 4, Wall Street Journal, I knew a little something about adventurous bicycle-related activities.

May 11, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


President Trump stress disorder

An epidemic is sweeping the nation, causing sufferers to experience feelings of hopeless doom, certain annihilation and cataclysmic collapse. It's an existential plague manifesting ...

May 11, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


State lawmakers nationwide launch a free-speech crackdown

Back in the 1930s, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously referred to states as "laboratories of democracy."

May 10, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


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