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Can you survive without reading these 21 books?

Not everyone appreciates being told to "chill out" about unmet goals.

April 28, 2018 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Vile comments about Barbara Bush shouldn’t cost professor her job

Just because a tenured professor at Fresno State University went on a hate-filled rant on Barbara Bush minutes after she passed away doesn't mean she should be fired.

April 26, 2018 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


You’re not just another pretty Facebook

Dear Facebook,

April 26, 2018 | Jase Graves | Columnists


Starbucks to manage concessions for homeless encampments

Today we live in a society constantly buffeted by waves of hysteria, and that's just what's coming from corporate America. And the panicked plutocrats are unable to formulate a proportionate response, something that was routine 25 years ago.

April 25, 2018 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


No, I don’t hate conservatives. I disagree with them

Not too long ago, an anonymous commenter on one of my columns concluded that I took my stance on a particular issue because I "hate conservatives."

April 25, 2018 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Wishy-Washy White House

From the moment he took office, President Trump has repeatedly experienced buyer's remorse.

April 24, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists


How Honolulu transformed from utopia to urban muddle

Let's be clear from the outset. Travelers who have never visited Honolulu, Hawaii's capital located on Oahu, should make it their next destination before what was once paradise vanishes forever.

April 24, 2018 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Should we lower the voting age to 16?

According to NBC News, the majority of the Washington, D.C. council as well as the mayor and the "Washington Post" are pushing a bill that would make the District of Columbia the first place in the nation to allow people as young as 16 to vote in federal elections (including presidential races).

April 23, 2018 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


The sad state of my California

You don't want to live in my state.

April 23, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


On Earth Day, Congress whistling past the graveyard

Last month, the United Nations hosted a Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) conference in Bonn, Germany. Despite hopes that limiting population growth would be the UN's centerpiece topic, concerned attendees came away disappointed, with the impression that political correctness ruled the day, and that feel-gooders rather than do-gooders dominated the agenda.

April 21, 2018 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Storm warning

You don't need a weatherman to see that the storm clouds gathering around Team Trump are serious. And since the only permanent member of Team Trump is The Donald himself, this squall is shooting straight down Pennsylvania Avenue, with that hard-candy shell of a hair-helmet above the chair behind the desk in the Oval Office square in its crosshairs.

April 21, 2018 | Will Durst | Columnists


Don’t get too cocky, Democrats

It is the Democratic party's most fevered hope that dawn on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 7 will reveal acres of smoking rubble that was once the national Republican party and its majorities in the Congress.

April 19, 2018 | Carl Golden | Columnists


What’s next for Paul Ryan?

House Speaker Paul Ryan didn't quite yell" abandon ship" Wednesday when he announced he would not be seeking re-election, but he came close. His departure, which won't come until January of next year, is too little, too late to save the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.

April 19, 2018 | Peter Roff | Columnists


Getting Assad’s attention, Reagan style

To strike Syria, or not to strike Syria.

April 18, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Crackdown on Facebook would be good...for Facebook

From the moment Mark Zuckerberg began to read his opening statement, you knew he wasn't going to change Facebook.

April 18, 2018 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


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Defenseless driving

My eldest and most expensive child recently reached one of those teen milestones that parents often consider with a combination of dread and hopefulness. No ...

May 10, 2018 | Jase Graves | Columnists


NAFTA 2.0 poses major threats to U.S. workers

The Mexican and Canadian governments are pushing the White House to step up the North American Free Trade Agreement's renegotiation pace and to conclude ...

May 09, 2018 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Trump’s artful dodging

Sometimes it takes a year or more for a president's strengths to come into focus. In Donald Trump's case, it is now clear ...

May 09, 2018 | Peter Funt | Columnists


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