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The Not-So-Conservative Chris Christie

To say New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is skipping.. um.. trudging.. out of office, loading up Jersey drivers with a 250 percent increase in the gas tax, is certainly accurate.

October 11, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Missing the Connection Between Politicians and Consequences

Today we have two widely separated instances of voters unable to grasp the connection between the people they elect to office and the policies and taxes that make them angry.

October 10, 2016 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Perfect Pence

Now that was a debate.

October 10, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Hillary Clinton Channels Her Inner Seinfeld

In politics as in comedy, timing is everything.

October 08, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


The Historic Preservation Act: 50 Fun Years

A disturbing number of the rustic 19th-century farmhouses, quaint dry goods emporiums and fascinatingly grimy automotive garages I remember from childhood have, over the years, burned down or met with a wrecking ball.

October 08, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Clinton's Bad Character on Display With Miss Universe

Character matters. Or does it?

October 06, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Trump Still Thinks He Won the Debate

An estimated 84,000,000 Americans tuned into the 1st Presidential Debate at New York's Hofstra University last week, but Donald Trump did not seem to be among them. Mentally he had checked out, maybe to seek admission to Dr. Snuffleupagus's clinic to score some surplus Claritin.

October 06, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


A Crisis in Civics Education

"What do you mean Judge Judy is not a U.S. Supreme Court justice?"

October 05, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


You Can’t Make Trump What He Isn’t

Instead of trying to turn Donald Trump into Mitt Romney, I suggest the campaign junta stop trying to construct a Debatetron 5000 and instead get Trump to utilize the assets that won him the nomination: Humor, the ability to connect with an audience and a willingness to say what programmed politicians won't.

October 05, 2016 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


After Peres, Is Peace Possible in the Middle East?

The death of former Israeli president and prime minister Shimon Peres last week marks the last of the Zionist "old guard" who successfully fought for a UN mandate to establish the state of Israel in what was formerly British Palestine. Much has been written about Peres since his death. He was a peacemaker. He was a warrior. He was brutal. He was complex. It is possible for all of them to be accurate at the same time.

October 04, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Tilting Elections: How Democrats Win

A few fraudulent votes here...100,000 there, who's counting?

October 04, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


The Not-so Great Debate

The Great Debate already seems weeks ago.

October 03, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


National Newspaper Week: This Time It's Personal

"So, are you still writing for the paper?"

October 03, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Hillary’s done her fair share of lying, too

Without trust, can there be any real relationship?

September 29, 2016 | BY JOSEPH COTTO | Columnists


Holt’s great divide

As a syndicated newspaper columnist, a Clinton supporter, and one who teaches journalism to high school students, I was taken aback by reaction to – and pigeonholing of – my criticism of moderator Lester Holt in the first presidential debate.

September 29, 2016 | BY PETER FUNT | Columnists


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DACA: Delayed accountability for contemptuous aliens

Remember when candidate Donald Trump promised when he was president, "We're going to win so much. You're going to get tired of winning."?

September 13, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Important Italians America want to vilify

On March 14, 1891, in the city of New Orleans, 11 Italian Americans were lynched by an angry mob. The anger stemmed from a jury ...

September 12, 2017 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


What to do about North Korea

Seems like there are two North Korea options: Bomb the hell out of them and kill innocent people, or hope North Korea doesn't bomb ...

September 12, 2017 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


A cowardly White House using dreamers as human shields

Quite beyond being morally repugnant and an offense to human decency, the Trump White House's announcement Tuesday that it's rescinding the "Deferred Action ...

September 11, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Should Democrats do a deal for the Dreamers?

Let's stick with the story about the Dreamers - the 800,000 young immigrants Trump wants to kick out of the country - because we need ...

September 11, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Trump Lesson

September 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Columnists


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