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Congress Fiddles While the Economy Burns

Reports that the official unemployment rate has fallen to 5.1 percent may appear to vindicate the policies of easy money, corporate bailouts, and increased government spending. However, even the mainstream media has acknowledged that the official numbers understate the true unemployment rate. This is because the government's unemployment figures do not include the 94 million Americans who have given up looking for work or who have settled for part-time employment. John Williams of Shadow Government Statistics estimates the real unemployment rate is between 23 and 24 percent.

September 17, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Kim Davis Problems Are Just Beginning

Last week's column concerning Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis generated a strong response from readers, and much of it, as predicted, was negative. The majority felt Davis' refusal to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples because it violated God's law was a principled exercise of civil disobedience.

September 16, 2015 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Real-life Adventures in the Land of Gimme-Gimme

There's sense of entitlement infecting this country.

September 15, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Religious Bigotry is Still Bigotry

If you believe in inalienable rights, they apply to all people-even those you don't like or agree with. So stop pretending wanting to deny other people their rights is God's glory. There's no honor in refusing fellow Americans their Constitutional right to personal freedoms.

September 15, 2015 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


Huckabee Plays the Fool

Watching Republicans on TV is getting more painful by the week.

September 13, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Clinton's Sorry State

"Sorry seems to be the hardest word," noted Elton John.

September 13, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


My kids as funeral planners?

The plot sickens

September 13, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Columnists


To Revive America, Resuscitate the American Entrepreneur

Here's a sobering fact: American entrepreneurship is in decline for the first time since the U.S. government started measuring it.

September 11, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Why are Democrats Backing Iran Deal?

Democrats have lined up to allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons within the next fifteen years.

September 11, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


By Ron Paul Last week Europe saw one of its worst crises in decades. Tens of thousands of migrants

Last week Europe saw one of its worst crises in decades. Tens of thousands of migrants entered the European Union via Hungary, demanding passage to their hoped-for final destination, Germany.

September 10, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Is Your Church Approaching a Milestone?

The church I have attended since I was six days old (Hardin Chapel Church of Christ in the quaint Tennessee community of Possum Trot) recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.

September 09, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Who Wins the 2016 Game?

Most game show contestants find that the closer they get to the grand prize, the more difficult things become. But for Hillary Clinton in "Reach for the White House" it's just the opposite. The toughest part is surviving the early rounds.

September 09, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Obama Haters’ Heads Detonate over ‘DenaliGate’

What could be more entertaining, on a hot summer day, than revisiting the American idiocracy, which is obsessed at the moment with the president's renaming of a mountain?

September 08, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Is Your Church Approaching a Milestone?

The church I have attended since I was six days old (Hardin Chapel Church of Christ in the quaint Tennessee community of Possum Trot) recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.

September 08, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


School Days, School Days

When I first read that the San Francisco Board of Education voted unanimously to give 107 students high school diplomas, even though the students has not met the requirements for graduation, I naturally assumed it was a case of educrats bending the rules to boost graduation statistics.

September 06, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


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Have You Thanked Your Physical Therapist Today?

Don't answer out loud if you're reading this at work, but how do you feel about employers using sensor-bearing armbands and other "wearable ...

August 13, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


No Walking Back Trump’s Comments

Donald Trump knew what he was doing Tuesday afternoon. Make no mistake.

August 13, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Farewell Virgil. We will all miss you

Virgil Unrein passed away this week. When my sister Beth shared the news with me Wednesday night, I sat down and in seconds was flooded ...

August 13, 2016 | Matt Keenan | Columnists


The more things change, the more they ...

Today marks the 140th anniversary of the Great Bend Tribune. It also comes close to marking my 14th year as the fine publication's editor.

August 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Columnists


Where There's Smoke There's Fire

Even with all her baggage, the mainstream media continues to paint Hillary Clinton as an angel of light.

August 11, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


The Rigged Process that Gave Us Hillary

"Democracy works, but we gotta want it -- not just during an election year, but all the days in between," Barack Obama told a refreshingly receptive ...

August 11, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


A Comatose Man Wakes to the 2016 Election

"Where am I?" asked the man from his hospital bed.

August 10, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


The American People Can't Be Trusted

So the conventions are over and we've entered the penultimate stage of this presidential demolition derby. Your muted murmurs of"yippee" and "hooray" have ...

August 10, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


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