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Voluntary Retirement: Can You Take A Hint?

With an editorial titled "Pope Sets Example For Other Aging Leaders," USA Today tried laying a major guilt trip on the nation's authority figures.

February 15, 2013 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Horsing Around with Europe’s Beef Supply

Beef contaminated with horsemeat has sparked a multi-nation controversy in Europe.

February 15, 2013 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


For Presidents Day — George Washington Makeover

"What do you mean America's youth don't know who George Washington was?"

February 14, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Obama’s gone Jack Bauer on us

The Obama administration seems to have gone Jack Bauer on us, which would be okay if we were just talking about non-American enemy combatants on some far-flung battlefield.

February 14, 2013 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


At least there’s one job up for grabs

HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?

February 13, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


The Cut Is in the Mail

It's Nixon's fault.

February 13, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


So God Made A Farmer: The Sequel

Yes, the Dodge trucks commercial using the late Paul Harvey's 1978 speech "So God Made A Farmer" resonated with millions of viewers and was voted one of the most popular Super Bowl spots; but "the rest of the story" is not so pretty.

February 12, 2013 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Obama Skeets the Truth

"I do skeet shooting."

February 12, 2013 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Pedophilia is the Problem

The bosses of the Boy Scouts of America surprised everyone this week by postponing their decision on whether to allow gay leaders and gay Scouts to join their ranks.

February 10, 2013 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Left and right are not opposite equals

Are the left and the right in this country pretty much the same except for ideology? Are liberals and conservatives basically two sides of the same coin? One side you have one opinion, the other side an opposing view. Are the parties in America symmetrical?

February 08, 2013 | BY TINA DUPUY | Columnists


Do not pass go

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

February 08, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


America’s ‘Johnny Two Note’ Hate and Minutia Political Culture

Is America unstoppably careening towards hate and minutia-filled politics as it moves further into the 21st century?

February 07, 2013 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Yes, Progressives, God Made Farmers

What was it about the Dodge' commercial, "God Made a Farmer," that stirred the souls of so many Americans during the Superbowl? Maybe it was the imagery of the dirt and grit of real America, not the white-washed concrete meccas many of us call home. Maybe for just a moment we were unplugged from our instant and superficial world and taken back to a time when we were captivated by God's creation, not what our friends were doing on Facebook. Or maybe it was just the quintessential sound of American icon, the late Paul Harvey, whose voice wraps around ...

February 07, 2013 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Say it Ain’t Joe

Maybe he's just what America needs. Then again, maybe not.

February 06, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Where were you when the lights went out?

PALM SPRINGS - God bless America, and how's everybody?

February 06, 2013 | | Columnists


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Tax-Time Misery

When I came to, I was on my back on the floor of my accountant's office.

April 09, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Political Pandering over Religious Freedom Bill

Apple CEO Tim Cook should know better than to freak out over Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). His company was also the victim of media alarmism and hyperbole.

April 08, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Obama and Iran: The Upside of Talking to Adversaries

The president was talking to America's enemy, extending his hand in the interests of peace, and the war hawks were going nuts. One conservative leader assailed "a weakened president, weakened in spirit as well as in clout." Another conservative leader denounced the president as "a useful idiot for (enemy) propaganda." A top conservative columnist lamented the president's "moral disarmament."

April 08, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Road Sage

Next to Interstate 15, about 45 miles south of Las Vegas, sit three mysterious structures that look like gigantic table lamps giving off blinding light.

April 07, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


The Democrats Win in Indiana

March Madness hit Indiana hard this week.

April 07, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


The End of the Civil War: The 150th Anniversary

When we were teenagers, my "the South's gonna do it again" younger brother bought into some weird conspiracy theory that Gen. Robert E. Lee didn't really surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia. Lee supposedly thought he was merely handing his sword over to someone for cleaning. (The deniers who concocted the theory apparently also believed that Europeans never really landed in the New World but just filmed it out in the desert somewhere.)

April 05, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Springtime in Washington

Ah, springtime has finally arrived in Washington, D.C.

April 05, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Unhide the EPA Global Warming Tax

For decades Democrats have gone to extraordinary lengths to impose new energy taxes. They do not, to put it mildly, have the support of the American people. So they have turned to increasingly complex schemes to pretend the taxes they are advancing are not taxes. They've now reached an unprecedented level of obfuscation: a federal regulatory agency acting without Congress to coerce states into imposing regulations that will bury cost increases in the electricity rate base - and they might get away with it. Congress should therefore act immediately to, if they can't stop what is happening, at least ...

April 03, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Zimmerman Prosecutor Feeling the Heat in Florida

Does everyone remember Angela Corey?

April 03, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Repeal, Don't Reform the IMF!

A responsible financial institution would not extend a new loan of between $17 and $40 billion to a borrower already struggling to pay back an existing multi-billion dollar loan. Yet that is just what the International Monetary Fund (IMF) did last month when it extended a new loan to the government of Ukraine. This new loan may not make much economic sense, but propping up the existing Ukrainian government serves the foreign policy agenda of the U.S. government.

April 02, 2015 | | Columnists


Reasoning with Iran

"America and the West have a historic opportunity to negotiate a nuclear agreement that will promote peace in the Middle East and the world. It will give your country, Iran, a brighter future. What do you say to that?"

April 02, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


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