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A Holly Jolly Tax Bill Making Sense by Michael Reagan What a difference a historic Republican tax

What a difference a historic Republican tax bill makes.

December 27, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Schumer, Pelosi back surrender on DACA - for now

After saber-rattling for weeks that they would shut down the federal government unless the 790,000 "dreamers" under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACAs) program were granted amnesty, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi quietly withdrew their threat.

December 26, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Censorship at the CDC and beyond

The words we choose are always important - especially when it comes to crafting government policy. That simple fact makes an incident last week at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia worth paying attention to.

December 26, 2017 | Graham F. West | Columnists


Five great things a weird 2017 produced

Give thanks and say hallelujah. Our very weird year is just about in the rearview mirror. Only a handful of days remain before we hit ctrtl-alt-del on the calendar, pop the corks and hope that the New Year is substantially better than the one we just had.

December 25, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Americans back to work, but at lousy jobs

Continuing the recent upward labor market trend, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that last month's payrolls rose by a seasonally adjusted 228,000, beating Wall Street's 200,000 prediction.

December 25, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


A Christmas dream inspired by Irving & Bing

I dream of "White Christmas" this year.

December 23, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


An Alaskan Christmas story

Americans need a good dose of Christmas.

December 23, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


A Democratic pulse

Let's send a big fat congratulatory shout out to former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones for capturing the Senate seat in Alabama, the first Democrat to be elected to that Yellowhammer State position since Richard Shelby won a second term in 1992, but then switched allegiances to the Republican Party two years later. Which, to be perfectly honest, is cheating.

December 21, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


Christmas traditions are the best, eh

It's the Monday before Christmas, and my daughter, her hair tied up snugly in a bun, plops herself down in the front seat of my car. And as I aim my trusty German import in the direction of her ballet school, she turns to me, her face aglow in the gray afternoon light, a plea in her eyes.

December 21, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Alabama stupidity

Democrats can dream all they want.

December 20, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


You’d think leftist women would celebrate Mike Pence

If women had only known all it took to shatter the glass ceiling was to accuse your boss of sexual harassment, workplace history would have been very different! Of course - much like a frontal assault on a machinegun nest - the first over the top aren't getting the plum jobs, but their sacrifice makes it possible for rear echelon women to either achieve or guilt their way into the 'C' suites.

December 20, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Deregulation no breath of fresh air

As war continues to be waged over tax reform and the Affordable Care Act, a more subversive battle to eliminate consumer and environmental protections continues to rage. With the stroke of a pen, the president has swatted away bothersome regulations at the behest of corporate interest groups as though they were so many annoying flies.

December 19, 2017 | Blair Bess | Columnists


States, not the feds, should regulate gaming

The 10th Amendment to the Constitution is perhaps the most important of James Madison's many contributions to the nation's founding documents. Unfortunately for advocates of limited, enumerated government, its power has been eclipsed by the continuing growth of government in Washington.

December 19, 2017 | Peter Roff | Columnists


Republicans made the choice as simple as ‘Star Wars’

This weekend, millions of Americans will flock to theaters for the premiere of The Last Jedi, the latest episode of the Star Wars series. There is plenty that fans find appealing about the sci-fi epic, from the outlandish creatures to the human conflict and the iconic quotes to John Williams' beautiful scoring.

December 18, 2017 | Graham F. West | Columnists


Swamp insider: ‘With Trump, you never know’

When a journalist on the immigration beat sits down to write a column, he never has to wonder if he'll find fresh material. Rather, the challenge is which of the half dozen developments since he last opined should he write?

December 18, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


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Jared Kushner is bad for Middle East peace

Diplomacy is not a transactional affair. This seems lost on self-proclaimed Middle East expert and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner. The ever-increasing number of questionable business ...

January 11, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists


A few 2018 predictions

Time for a few choice words for the not-so-dearly departed year of 2017. And those words are... "You sucked. Go away. Stay there. Keep it ...

January 11, 2018 | Will Durst | Columnists


The part-time presidency of Donald Trump

Note to self: When it's time to sit down and talk with my bosses about my next steps as an opinion editor and all-around-columnist ...

January 10, 2018 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Frigid winter SAD for Anti-Trumpers

Boy, it's cold across America.

January 10, 2018 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Protests in Iran require care and nuance

In the final days of 2017, protests erupted and quickly spread to cities across the country of Iran. More than a week later, a government ...

January 09, 2018 | Graham F. West | Columnists


Steve Bannon’s spontaneous combustion

It's been said that death was a good career move for Elvis. It remains to be seen if Steve Bannon's Watch-Me-Burn-Down-My-Career Tour will ...

January 09, 2018 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Calling out Congress

Didn't we turn over a new leaf in 2018?

January 08, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


From Russia with love... sort of

Americans who lived through the Cold War were taught that the Soviet Union was not our friend. They possessed weapons that could obliterate us with ...

January 08, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists


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