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Holt’s great divide

As a syndicated newspaper columnist, a Clinton supporter, and one who teaches journalism to high school students, I was taken aback by reaction to – and pigeonholing of – my criticism of moderator Lester Holt in the first presidential debate.

September 29, 2016 | BY PETER FUNT | Columnists

Debunking the newspapers are dying idea

Imagine waking up in a world without newspapers. "Ha!" You say, "I haven't gotten a newspaper in years." But I'm not talking about just the paper delivered by carriers or the postal service. I'm talking about the news online, the links on social media, the email newsletter, the source cited in the television broadcast and the push notification on your phone. The word newspaper no longer reflects the media industry encompassed by the word.

September 29, 2016 | David Chavern | Columnists

Power of the press is in being the Way to Know for news consumers

The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information of value.

September 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Columnists

As a Journalist, Holt Stumbled Badly

Before taking his seat at Monday night's presidential debate, Lester Holt confided to the audience in the hall that his knees were shaking. Ninety minutes later, shaky would be an overly kind way to describe Holt's performance as moderator.

September 28, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Wells Fargo or the Federal Reserve: Who’s the Bigger Fraud?

The Wells Fargo bank account scandal took center stage in the news last week and in all likelihood will continue to make headlines for many weeks to come.

September 28, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists

The Comeback of Cursive

Get this: After many schools have phased out cursive writing lessons across America, more schools are bringing the lessons back.

September 27, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

October Surprises

Something craven infects political candidates as the days dwindle down to a precious few, especially when prospects for victory appear slimmer than an emaciated giraffe in a fun house mirror. It may be darkest before the dawn, but for those scheduled to be executed at first light, the darkness triggers a kind of dastardly creativity that those made of lesser stuff might characterize as desperation.

September 27, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists

Let Trump Be Trump

For months we've been hearing complaints from the pundits that Donald Trump has not given us a clear idea about how he plans to defeat ISIS.

September 26, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Political Reporters are Still Ignoring Clinton

Hiding behind the shiny objects fascinating so-called journalists this week, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have actually spoken of policies that could affect your life much more than which candidate started the "birther" movement.

September 26, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

Charlotte Protesters Aren't Patriots, They're Criminals

After watching the city of Charlotte go up in flames this week, I took to Facebook with this:

September 26, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists

No, You're Not Going to be Killed by a Refugee

You know what the great thing about Skittles is?

September 24, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists

Parenting With Precision: Are We There Yet?

"I wish I'd found you 10 or 12 years ago!"

September 24, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Life Lessons from our dogs: the Leawood Doggie Dunk

Anyone who has read Willie Morris' book "My Dog Skip" or seen the movie of the same name falls into one of two categories: the admitted criers and the liars.

September 24, 2016 | Matt Keenan | Columnists

12 Hours of Terror: Just Another Weekend in Leftist-run America

We live in a country run by people who tell us that if a man puts on a dress and says he's a woman we are supposed to take him at his word. But, if a man goes on a murderous rampage in the name of Allah, and ISIS claims responsibility, we shouldn't draw conclusions.

September 22, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

Hillary Summons the Dead for Advice

Journalists in the mass media love to dig up dirt on Republican presidential candidates. Well, I just dug up some dirt on Hillary Clinton.

September 22, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

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Republicans Have Only Themselves to Blame

Republican leaders crying over the Trumpenstein monster destroying them on Twitter (and any real chance their party could capture the White House) have only themselves ...

October 15, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists

Near And Deer: Watch Out For Collisions!

"Guess who I ran into today?"

October 15, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Bible study group

I belong to a ladies' Bible study. We actually do study the scriptures most of the time, and we also pray for different needs and ...

October 13, 2016 | Judi Tabler | Columnists

Fifteen Years Into the Afghan War, Do Americans Know the Truth?

Last week marked the fifteenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the longest war in U.S. history. There weren't any victory ...

October 13, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists

When Lewd Talk Washes Away Meaningful Facts

"My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and ...

October 13, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

A Bruising, Surreal 90 Minutes Between Trump and Clinton

Donald Trump may not have inflicted any further damage on his badly listing presidential candidacy on Sunday night, but it's unlikely he expanded his ...

October 12, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists

Suffering from Election Stress Disorder

"Five more weeks before the election. I'm not sure I can survive that long."

October 12, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

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