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Donald, Leave Comedy to the Professionals

Comedy is a delicate business and should be left to the trained professionals. So the next time Donald Trump announces his intention to be purposefully amusing in a public setting, we need to respond properly, and that proper response is: "God. No. Please. In the name of all that is holy, stop. Don't do it. Think of the children."

October 29, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


Trump Buries Ideas Behind Insults and Attacks

The Gettysburg Address it wasn't.

October 27, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Obama’s Pivot to Asia Hits a Roadblock in the Philippines

While the mainstream media continues its obsessive reporting on the mud-slinging campaign for the White House, a dramatic development in China last week brought President Obama's "pivot to Asia" to a sudden halt. Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, while in Beijing, announced his country's "separation" from the United States. He told his Chinese audience, "Your honors, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States ... both in military, but also economics.''

October 27, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


10 Things That Should End With This Election

Just a few more weeks and we'll be free of the epic discomfiture that has been the 2016 presidential campaign. Here are ten things we should hope to never hear or see again:

October 26, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists


The Jerry Springer Election

"I can't take it anymore. This stupid presidential election has turned into a lousy Jerry Springer show."

October 26, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


A Dangerous Time for an Obama Third Term

While President Obama was busy last week telling Hillary supporters how "dangerous" he perceives Donald Trump, real danger quietly passed through the English Channel - when Russian warships made their way toward the quagmire that is the war in Syria.

October 25, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Trump’s Put His Banana Republicanism On Display to the World

If there was any doubt as to the singular and unique danger that Donald Trump poses to American democracy, the Republican took those doubts and burned them to the ground on Wednesday night.

October 25, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Still Treating Trump Unfairly

"Donald Trump Campaign Contractors Confess Election Fraud!"

October 24, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Trump Trumps Trump

Trump had his best debate in Nevada.

October 24, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Reflections on life as a college senior, then and now, and remembering sacrifices made by others

When I arrived at Kansas City International I knew what I was seeing wasn't typical. After all it was 5:15 on a Friday morning and the place was packed. As I walked pass the baggage check, I noticed most of the travelers were college students.

October 22, 2016 | Matt Keenan | Columnists


The Great Pumpkin Celebrates 50 Sincere Years

Remember a time when autumn meant burning leaves instead of burning Samsung Note 7 phones?

October 22, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Hillary’s Words Don’t Match Her Actions

Actions speak louder than words.

October 22, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Dead People ARE Voting

With Halloween so close to the November election, we may as well bring up the obvious link between ghouls and political hacks: Dead people are voting.

October 20, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Arizona’s Crazy with the Political Heat

The divisiveness, bitterness and even nuttiness of the 2016 campaign is on full display in Arizona.

October 20, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Judgmental Evangelicals: What Hypocrisy Smells Like

Have you ever wondered what a hypocrite smells like? All you need to do is sniff a homeless person to know what hypocrites don't smell like.

October 19, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


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Important Italians America want to vilify

On March 14, 1891, in the city of New Orleans, 11 Italian Americans were lynched by an angry mob. The anger stemmed from a jury ...

September 12, 2017 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


What to do about North Korea

Seems like there are two North Korea options: Bomb the hell out of them and kill innocent people, or hope North Korea doesn't bomb ...

September 12, 2017 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


A cowardly White House using dreamers as human shields

Quite beyond being morally repugnant and an offense to human decency, the Trump White House's announcement Tuesday that it's rescinding the "Deferred Action ...

September 11, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Should Democrats do a deal for the Dreamers?

Let's stick with the story about the Dreamers - the 800,000 young immigrants Trump wants to kick out of the country - because we need ...

September 11, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Trump Lesson

September 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Columnists


Network TV: Does it deserve to live?

I am tickled to continue my 43-year tradition of obtaining the Fall Preview "TV Guide," but Associated Press TV critic Frazier Moore seems despondent about ...

September 09, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Sprawl kills - literally

Los Angeles County, the nation's most populated with more than 10 million residents, is in an emergency state, per Governor Jerry Brown's declaration ...

September 09, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


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