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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 itself by enveloping the stricken in a black cloud of despairing suicidal thoughts. The malady that is striking down innocent citizens left and lefter is... the Presidency of Donald J. Trump. It is literally making people sick.

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


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


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‘Roseanne’ is a liberal trojan horse

Hey, "Roseanne" fans in Tulsa, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma City and Indianapolis: don't get too comfy with Roseanne-the-Trump-Voter... it looks like the writers ...

April 09, 2018 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Is President Trump anti-trustworthy?

It's fascinating to hear the president rail against those who don't pay their fair share of taxes or have grown too powerful. This ...

April 07, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists


The Pentagon needs to reverse course

A lot has been written about the Pentagon's plan to move its computing operations onto the cloud. The contract to do the work it ...

April 07, 2018 | Peter Roff | Columnists


Status quo in VA culture shouldn’t put bureaucracy ahead of vets

There is no group of Americans I hold in higher regard than our nation's veterans. During my time in Congress - as a member of ...

April 05, 2018 | Jerry Moran | Columnists


David Hogg, child media star

Caught in the whirlwind of adoring television interviews, newspaper profiles, rally speeches and teenage groupies, David Hogg has not had time to ruminate on one ...

April 05, 2018 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


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