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Halloween In The Time of Ebola

"Ewww!" said my wife, when I told her that BrandsOnSale.com is marketing leftover "Breaking Bad" meth lab hazmat suits as Ebola Containment Suits this Halloween, at $79.99 a pop.

October 31, 2014 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Price Controls Reward Special Interests And Slow Innovation

Remarkable new wonder drugs have caused a new confrontation over pricing wars between manufacturers and health plans, now reaching a fever pitch over hepatitis C treatments from Gilead. Unfortunately, rather than the industry players settling the issue through negotiation, health plans are turning to Congress to step in and arbitrarily limit prices, which could undermine the investment that is critical to developing new cures.

October 30, 2014 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


The Ticket Game

As the Giants and the Royals went at it, the bigger game for some fans took place in the hours before the first World Series pitch, playing baseball's season ticket-holder roulette.

October 30, 2014 | Peter Funt | Columnists


The Orange and Black

Here it comes. Creeping down dark alleys. Overturning garbage cans and spooking black cats. The scariest day of the year. With the exception of your next birthday, that is. Halloween. All Hallow's Eve. The night preceding All Saint's Day. Time to carve a gourd.

October 29, 2014 | Will Durst | Columnists


The Real Experts on Renee Zellweger's New Face

The media has been obsessed this week with Renee's Zellweger's new face, with articles quoting plastic surgeons on why she doesn't look like herself. Zellweger says she looks different because she's happy now and doesn't admit to having plastic surgery.

October 28, 2014 | Daryl Cagle | Columnists


Profile, or Die

We all know what an act of Islamic terrorism is - except for our lame duck-in-chief, that is.

October 26, 2014 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


When Springtime for Hitler Parody Became Serious Opera

Is Mel Brooks smiling?

October 26, 2014 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Needed: More Independent Contractors

If more Americans were self-employed independent contractors, the country would soar.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Halloween In The Time of Ebola

"Ewww!" said my wife, when I told her that BrandsOnSale.com is marketing leftover "Breaking Bad" meth lab hazmat suits as Ebola Containment Suits this Halloween, at $79.99 a pop.

October 24, 2014 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


A Stark Contrast in Iowa

Everything you need to know about Bruce Braley was made clear by the candidate himself in a thirty-seven second video of him speaking to his real constituents - his fellow trial lawyers - at a fundraiser in Texas.

October 23, 2014 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Why are Americans So Czar-Struck?

Let's take a break from our Ebola freakout and debate something a bit more benign - like word usage. For instance, why do we keep using czar?

October 23, 2014 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Obama’s $1 Trillion Broken Promise

How much would you borrow to buy something that you would never use and might kill you and everyone around you? If we're talking about Uncle Sam's outdated and useless nuclear arsenal, the price tag is $1.1 trillion. A better-and cheaper-idea might be doing what Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan and a host of others wanted to do in the first place: Get rid of nuclear weapons.

October 22, 2014 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


National Service is Anti-Liberty and Un-American

Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently called on the government to force young people to spend two years either "serving" in the military or performing some other type of government-directed "community service." Neoconservative Senator John McCain has introduced legislation creating a mandatory national service program very similar to Reich's proposal. It is not surprising that both a prominent progressive and a leading neocon would support mandatory national service, as this is an issue that has long united authoritarians on the left and right.

October 22, 2014 | Ron Paul | Columnists


It's Time to Back a Different Team

Arrogance doesn't sit well with most Americans for very long.

October 21, 2014 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Please Politicize Ebola

"Politicize" is a jab meaning the other side is trying to capitalize on a news topic. "The Republicans have tried to politicize the border crisis," says Nancy Pelosi. Reince Priebus says Democrats are trying to politicize Benghazi. Jay Carney says Republicans are trying to politicize Benghazi. Steny Hoyer says Republicans are trying to politicize the VA scandal. Rush Limbaugh says Democrats politicize EVERYTHING.

October 21, 2014 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


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Blaming 'The Other' for Orlando

I woke up, like everyone else, to tragedy Sunday morning.

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June 14, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Hurra Para Los Trabajadores

Here's a handy suggestion for businesses that wish to improve employee morale and enhance customer service - in this case, at a large resort hotel.

June 13, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Bernie's Army of Freeloaders

It's time for Bernie Sanders to step down.

June 13, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Pedro Montoya

Dear Editor:

June 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Columnists


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