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It’s Time to Rein in Regulators

I've written a book chapter and a lot of columns over the years on the Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act ---- a profoundly simple, powerful bill that would require regulators and bureaucrats to get their most expensive rules approved by Congress before they could take effect ---- and we've never been closer to seeing it signed into law.

January 03, 2017 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Cleaning up after ‘Third Term’ Obama

It's clear President Obama ---- despite the boos from Flyover Country -- doesn't plan to get off the national stage any time soon.

January 03, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


For Millions, Christmas Goes On Through January

Christmas Day has passed us by. This much is - hopefully - common knowledge.

January 02, 2017 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Precap of News Certain to Occur in 2017

Thanks to Donald Trump and the Chicago Cubs my outlandish predictions for 2016 were eclipsed by, of all things, reality. Worse, the fine art of fake news was commandeered by demons who used it for social and political gain––something my colleagues and I would never have dreamed possible.

January 02, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


The Christmas Gifts You Didn’t Get But Totally Deserved

Relax. Now breathe. And repeat.

December 31, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


Another Job Americans Won’t Do: Work on a Cruise Ship

Cruise ship travel continues to gain in popularity as passenger demand can barely keep up with fleet additions. The global cruise industry generated revenues of $37.1 billion in 2014, and is predicted to hit nearly $50 billion by year end 2018 when the number of passengers carried will exceed 25 million.

December 31, 2016 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


The Latest Lie From Trump’s Alt-Reality

You never hear the term "black liar" anymore. I think it died in the 19th century, which is a shame, because it'd be a kick to diss a fabulist by saying, "You are a black liar, sir!"

December 29, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists


New Year’s Resolutions Have A Tragic History

If your New Year's resolutions crash and burn, don't despair.

December 29, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


New Year’s Resolutions for Donald Trump and Congress

In the spirit of New Year's, here are four resolutions for president-elect Trump and Congress that will enable them to really make America great again:

December 28, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


With UN Abstention Obama Bids Israel an ‘Unhappy Hanukkah’

America's "Wreck it Ralph" is at it again. This time, President Obama decided to give Israel one last (we can only pray) kick in the behind before he leaves office. On December 23, the U.N. Security Council brought a resolution to a vote declaring that settlements Israel had built on and occupied since 1967 have "no legal validity."

December 28, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


End Heroin’s Devastation in 2017

I didn't know the young man well - I'd hired him to do some handyman work around my house - but it was awfully unpleasant to learn that he died at 24 with a needle in his arm.

December 27, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


‘Tis the Season For Whining

It's time for Democrats to stop whining about the election.

December 27, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


For Some, Opposing Trump an Exercise of Democracy

Meet Megan Hicks, sore loser.

December 26, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Michelle Obama’s ‘Hopelessness’ Shows it Sucks to be a Liberal

"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all." – Emily Dickinson

December 26, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas - It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It

Another year, another fake 'War on Christmas' is almost in the books.

December 23, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


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Don’t Expect the Media to Give Trump a Fair Shake

At first it seems the opposing political cheering sections are trying to drown out each other with cries of "sabotage!" and "hero!"

January 09, 2017 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Shortest Letter in the Bible Solves Illegal Immigration Problem

The New York Times found a vaguely Christian church that merits approval. This is harder than it seems. While the Times sets a low bar ...

January 09, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


This Isn’t the Chicago I Knew

In October 1995, the city of Chicago was the wettest and coldest place I'd visited yet.

January 07, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Can Megyn Kelly Thrive Outside the Bubble?

When the news broke Tuesday that Megyn Kelly was leaving the Fox News bubble to pursue a broader audience at NBC, my initial thought was ...

January 07, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Should Bothering Employees After Work Hours Be Illegal?

On Jan. 1, France implemented a new law that gives workers the legal "right to disconnect" from emails and other digital correspondence from co-workers and ...

January 05, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


On 2017 Resolutions

I read an article lately where the author expressed her gratefulness for life. She talked about the rough spots, the hills and valleys, the times ...

January 05, 2017 | Judi Tabler | Columnists


Good News: Washington Frozen Out of Syria Peace Plan

As the U.S. mainstream media obsessed last week about Russia's supposed "hacking" of the U.S. elections and President Obama's final round ...

January 04, 2017 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Suggestions For Liberals in 2017

Because the Democrat Party continues to implode, I thought it would be helpful to write my third annual "Suggestions for Liberals" column. So here goes:

January 04, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


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