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Mitt Romney and Barack Obama were more gracious and eloquent after the election than during the long campaign. They each sent the right signals Tuesday night, but will anything change?

November 09, 2012 | | Columnists


Welcome to Canada, do you have anything to declare?

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

November 09, 2012 | | Columnists


We’re breathing a sigh of relief

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

November 08, 2012 | | Columnists


No, Virginia, the 2012 Election’s Hyperpartisanship Will Not Last Forever

"DEAR COLUMNIST: I am 13 years old and in the 8th grade.

November 08, 2012 | Nick Grubbe | Columnists


Argus Hamilton

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

November 07, 2012 | | Columnists


Of elections, K-State and dead leaves

This is an unelection column.

November 06, 2012 | Dale Hogg | Columnists


Who Wins, and Why

Looking for the dead-solid skinny on the upcoming presidential election? You've come to the right place. As a public service, we're going to tell you right here and now who wins this thing, and why.

November 06, 2012 | | Columnists


Man for the Moment

Most of us have known for months how we will mark our ballots Tuesday, making the painfully long and obscenely expensive presidential campaign little more than a test of our patience. I'm voting for Barack Obama.

November 06, 2012 | | Columnists


A Tale of Two Presidents

This is the story of two very different American presidents and how they each answered their emergency Libyan phone calls.

November 04, 2012 | | Columnists


Terrorism is a Distraction From a Larger Threat

The 14th Regiment Armory was built for the National Guard (née New York militia) in 1893. The massive Brooklyn structure was supposed to mimic the castles of Europe - brick towers and fortifications of previous centuries. Now a YMCA, the Armory today is a shelter (filled to capacity) with nursing home evacuees from Hurricane Sandy. The metaphor: What was built originally to protect us, has to be repurposed for a new type of foe.

November 04, 2012 | | Columnists


At Last: Veterans Day Comes To TV

TV is about to begin an annual event of honoring our nation's veterans and – with approximately 900 World War II veterans dying each day – it can't come a moment too soon.

November 02, 2012 | | Columnists


Marathon could become a mud run

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

November 02, 2012 | | Columnists


Argus Hamilton

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

November 01, 2012 | | Columnists


Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman

Everyone expected a big wind towards the end of October. But it was expected it'd be from the media, talk show hosts, blogosphere and politicians, building in a crescendo that'd end on Election Day. That wind did arrive – in gale force -- but what no one expected was that Mother Nature would also chime in by sending her offspring Hurricane Sandy.

November 01, 2012 | | Columnists


Government Photo Database Raises Privacy Concerns

In July, Sen. Al Franken opened a Senate hearing on the privacy and civil liberties implications of facial recognition technology by affirming some incontrovertible facts. "You can change your password. You can get a new credit card. But you can't change your fingerprint, and you can't change your face," Franken said. "Unless I guess you go to a great, you know, deal of trouble."

October 31, 2012 | | Columnists


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It's Always About Hitler

Hitler is in the news again, invoked by some ignorant people.

January 22, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Adios, Rick Perry

A decade ago, Rick Perry famously signed off an interview with the words, "Adios, mofo." Now, signing off as governor, he told the same reporter, "Adios, my friend." He might be on his way out, but he's leaving behind a cast of characters that promises years of entertainment. The price of oil might be tanking, but stupid will always be Texas' most abundant natural resource.

January 21, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


If the Fed Has Nothing to Hide, It Has Nothing to Fear

Since the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913, the dollar has lost over 97 percent of its purchasing power, the US economy has been subjected to a series of painful Federal Reserve-created recessions and depressions, and government has grown to dangerous levels thanks to the Fed's policy of monetizing the debt. Yet the Federal Reserve still operates under a congressionally-created shroud of secrecy.

January 21, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Monsieur Obama MIA

Everyone from Jon Stewart to Ted Cruz has mocked President Obama for not flying to France last weekend.

January 20, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


On Handwritten Letters

I received an unexpected postcard in the mail the other day from an old friend. It made my day.

January 20, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


End Oil Protectionism

The politics of the crude exports issue are confused by a lot of irresponsible reporting. Almost every story on the issue asserts that allowing exports would be politically dangerous because it would supposedly raise prices at the pump, but the claim is never credibly sourced. In fact, every single serious study has found precisely the opposite: allowing crude exports would lower prices at the pump.

January 18, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


On Elizabeth Warren, the Bright Shiny Object

Elizabeth Warren continues to bedazzle people precisely because she's not running for president. If she were to actually run for president, her power to bedazzle would diminish in a flash. To quote the sage Bob Dylan, "What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big."

January 18, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


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