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President Trump in 2017: A pop quiz

In honor of Donald Trump's most towering achievement - no previous president can touch his talent for serial falsity - my year-end pop quiz features only one question:

January 02, 2018 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Robbing Hood

They're partying at the Cracker Barrel. Wings are flying out of Hooters. The Olive Garden's endless breadsticks have been depleted. Wherever Republicans celebrate, cans of Bud Light are being hoisted and the karaoke machine is smoking, because for the first time all year, the Party of Lincoln accomplished something.

January 02, 2018 | Will Durst | Columnists


My war on shoelaces marches into 2018

Will 2018 be the year when I finally stomp out my footwear malfunctions?

January 01, 2018 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


A triple victory for the American people

With his signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, President Trump will achieve three signature legislative victories for the American people: cutting taxes, repealing the Obamacare mandate, and boosting American energy production.

January 01, 2018 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Kudos to our saviors in Alabama

I agree with Roy Moore. There really is a God.

December 30, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Did the Pentagon act alone in employing UFO hunters?

When I was in sixth grade, my impassioned 4-H speech about the possibility of extraterrestrial visitors didn't even merit an Honorable Mention (my fifth-grade speech about our thumb-sucking CAT had taken me all the way to the county level!); so I can empathize with those military intelligence officials who are being ridiculed for the existence of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification program.

December 30, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


News certain to occur in 2018

Journalists love yearend recaps, but summarizing the odyssey that was 2017 might better be left to late-night comedians. So herewith a Precap of news certain to occur in 2018:

December 28, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


The White House shoots for the moon

The White House Is Shooting for the Moon Again!

December 28, 2017 | Peter Roff | Columnists


Dangerous Devin Nunes: Crimebusting conspiracy theorist

Republican Congressman Devin Nunes, of California, seems to believe he's this generation's J. Edgar Hoover, the near-mythic crimebuster and first and longest-serving director of the FBI. Nunes has set his sights on this highly-regarded law enforcement organization, as well as its second-longest serving director, well-respected Special Counsel Robert Mueller, also a Republican.

December 27, 2017 | Blair Bess | Columnists


A Holly Jolly Tax Bill Making Sense by Michael Reagan What a difference a historic Republican tax

What a difference a historic Republican tax bill makes.

December 27, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Schumer, Pelosi back surrender on DACA - for now

After saber-rattling for weeks that they would shut down the federal government unless the 790,000 "dreamers" under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACAs) program were granted amnesty, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi quietly withdrew their threat.

December 26, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Censorship at the CDC and beyond

The words we choose are always important - especially when it comes to crafting government policy. That simple fact makes an incident last week at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia worth paying attention to.

December 26, 2017 | Graham F. West | Columnists


Five great things a weird 2017 produced

Give thanks and say hallelujah. Our very weird year is just about in the rearview mirror. Only a handful of days remain before we hit ctrtl-alt-del on the calendar, pop the corks and hope that the New Year is substantially better than the one we just had.

December 25, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Americans back to work, but at lousy jobs

Continuing the recent upward labor market trend, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that last month's payrolls rose by a seasonally adjusted 228,000, beating Wall Street's 200,000 prediction.

December 25, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


A Christmas dream inspired by Irving & Bing

I dream of "White Christmas" this year.

December 23, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


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It’s winter! Get with the program!

Much of the nation has been suffering from a cold snap of epic proportions, but there are always a few jokers who don't get ...

January 06, 2018 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Why my father shuns social media

My father is behind the curve on social media, but I think he is onto something.

January 04, 2018 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Why is Trump now sending missiles to Ukraine?

The Trump Administration's announcement that it will provide anti-tank missiles to Ukraine is a move that's long-overdue. It's also a slap in ...

January 04, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists


New Year’s absolution

I've never been one to make New Year's resolutions. In fact, I usually scoff at the very concept of suddenly making a decision ...

January 03, 2018 | Jason Graves | Columnists


Why Trump isn’t getting credit for the economy

When the national economy is on a roll, history tells us, the American people are happy, content, upbeat and readily credit whoever the President is ...

January 03, 2018 | Carl Golden | Columnists


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