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Helping Trump Isn't Easy

Donald Trump actually looked like a statesman in Mexico City Wednesday afternoon.

September 06, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Trump's Immigration Speech Sounds Good, But Rings Hollow

As an immigration lawyer, I approached Donald Trump's speech Wednesday night with anticipation, hope and trepidation.

September 06, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists

Dad's friend Bill

These days it seems the only friends you have are the ones you meet through your kids. Adults connect with your kid's teams, your kid's schools. It didn't used to be that way. A long time ago the circle of friends for adults had zero to do with their children. There were no such things as helicopter parents, for instance. Sports and practices were a footnote to life.

September 03, 2016 | Matt Keenan | Columnists

Employee ownership

Labor Day is a time for us to celebrate the workers who make our economy grow - the people without whom businesses could not survive and thrive.

September 03, 2016 | Richard Eidlin | Columnists

Buster goes for a drive

A local man, Buster Butts, is one of the hardest workers I know. He works at a computer most of the day which demands heavy use of his eyes. Until just lately, I considered Buster to be almost blind. In fact, the cataracts on his eyes were so bad, that Buster had to lean over and almost place his nose on the computer screen to see what he was doing.

September 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Columnists

This Labor Day, Beware of Confusing Signs

Highway signs along Interstate 80 in Utah warn: FOG MAY BE ICY.

September 01, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas responds to Brownback press conference

Jobs for America's Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) President/CEO Chuck Knapp today issued the following response to Governor Sam Brownback's announcement regarding a new Kansas school funding system:

September 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Columnists

New education funding system

Kansas has a long tradition of excellent public education. As the father of five graduates of Kansas public schools, I know first-hand the strength of our education system and the dedication of our teachers.

September 01, 2016 | Governor Sam Brownback | Columnists

America’s Lost Love Affair with Cars

I'm a car guy.

August 31, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Media Bias II: Hillary’s Health

A CNN political commentator recently said it's sexist to raise questions about Hillary Clinton's health.

August 31, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

Trump Camp’s Latest Move is to Bash Catholics

They told me not to overreact. Read new Donald Trump campaign manager Steve Bannon's comments "in context," they said. And, after all, Christine, you're an immigration lawyer, you have a tendency to blow these things out of proportion. Chill, lady. Go say a rosary, and call us in the morning.

August 30, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists

The Right Lessons from Obamacare’s Meltdown

The decision of several major insurance companies to cut their losses and withdraw from the Obamacare exchanges, combined with the failure of 70 percent of Obamacare's health insurance "co-ops, " will leave one in six Obamacare enrollees with only one health insurance option. If Obamacare continues on its current track, most of America may resemble Pinal County, Arizona, where no one can obtain private health insurance. Those lucky enough to obtain insurance will face ever-increasing premiums and a declining choice of providers.

August 30, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists

Trump’s Bathwater vs. Hillary’s

The Great Donald Trump Pivot is still very much in progress.

August 29, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Why Can’t Quanah Parker’s House Be Saved?

It's not every day you can lean on the dining room table that once belonged to the Comanche's last war chief, Quanah Parker, and wonder if your feet are going to crash through the floorboards.

August 29, 2016 | Michael Shannon | Columnists

Let’s Chew on the New Clinton Foundation Nothingburger

The mainstream media has a tough time "balancing" the coverage of a presidential campaign where one candidate is temperamentally suited for the Oval Office and the other candidate belongs in a middle school locker room, snapping wet towels.

August 27, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists

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2016 Election Choices: Guaranteed Disaster or Risky River Landing

An 11-year old lewd comment by Donald Trump that the Clinton campaign dredged from the sewer reminds us America is in a nose dive and ...

October 11, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

The Not-So-Conservative Chris Christie

To say New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is skipping.. um.. trudging.. out of office, loading up Jersey drivers with a 250 percent increase in the ...

October 11, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

Missing the Connection Between Politicians and Consequences

Today we have two widely separated instances of voters unable to grasp the connection between the people they elect to office and the policies and ...

October 10, 2016 | Michael Shannon | Columnists

Perfect Pence

Now that was a debate.

October 10, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Hillary Clinton Channels Her Inner Seinfeld

In politics as in comedy, timing is everything.

October 08, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists

The Historic Preservation Act: 50 Fun Years

A disturbing number of the rustic 19th-century farmhouses, quaint dry goods emporiums and fascinatingly grimy automotive garages I remember from childhood have, over the years ...

October 08, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Clinton's Bad Character on Display With Miss Universe

Character matters. Or does it?

October 06, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Trump Still Thinks He Won the Debate

An estimated 84,000,000 Americans tuned into the 1st Presidential Debate at New York's Hofstra University last week, but Donald Trump did not ...

October 06, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists

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