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Trump’s media flunky thought ‘He Walked on Water’

With Trump on foreign soil attacking the free and independent press (CNN "has been faking news for a long time," while NBC "is equally bad"), I'm recommending that you read The New Yorker's richly-detailed article about The National Enquirer. It's a cautionary primer on how Trump thinks the press should cover him, and how press lords should behave toward him.

July 08, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Republicans and Democrats pushing back against Trump

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf hit the nail on the head last week when he refused to play along with the Trump administration's invasive and unwarranted request for unfettered access to his state's voter rolls.

July 06, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Happy 200th birthday, Henry David Thoreau!

"Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind." - Henry David Thoreau.

July 06, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Eating crow now that America is great again

Dear Noble Rustics,

July 05, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


Today’s kids need a taste of parents’ 1970s summertime

Ah, summer is upon us.

July 05, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


For the Fourth of July, let’s have some common sense

In the course of human events it is necessary, now and again, to renew our commitment to the principles and practices that made our country great in the first place.

June 28, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Columnists


Republicans are out of ideas on health care

It's time to own it, Republicans: You've had seven years to come up with a credible alternative to Obamacare. And when your clutch moment came, you choked.

June 27, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


The Era of the selfie stick

Millennials, who understandably hate being called "millennials," did not invent narcissism with the selfie.

June 27, 2017 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


I guess Donald Trump Was right

At his big rallies last fall President Trump kept telling his supporters that, "We're just going to win and win so much you're going to get tired of winning."

June 26, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Let Washington politicians defend themselves

In all the discussion of the shooting during Republican practice for the Congressional baseball game, I was struck by the fact no one thought it odd that none of the other participants tried to help seriously wounded Rep. Steve Scalise to safety.

June 26, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


An ‘extraordinary’ abuse of journalistic style

I can't stop myself from keeping a mental list of words and phrases that have been bastardized beyond repair by journalists. They range from the trite, such as "Breaking News," to the abused, such as "anonymous sources."

June 24, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Columnists


The Jones act keeps America secure

For some time now the Jones Act, a federal law requiring all cargo moved by water between two point in the United States be transported on ships built, owned, and crewed by Americans, has been on the list of items targeted for elimination by reformers looking to save money for the taxpayers.

June 22, 2017 | Peter Roff | Columnists


Mr. Tyree doesn’t go to Washington

June 2017 was supposed to be the month my 13-year-old son Gideon went to Washington, D.C. on a youth tour.

June 21, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Snowflakes want me to be nicer to Trump

I need to stop and thank all the nice folk who've been kind enough to take time from their busy schedules to provide this column with some constructive criticism. By the way, moron is spelled with two Os, idiot doesn't have an E and using all caps is frankly, rather rude.

June 21, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


Politically correct summer camp

Dear Mom and Dad,

June 20, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


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‘Grease’ turns 40! Peachy keen, jellybean!

For your least-favorite local eatery, the headline "Grease Turns 40" might elicit chuckles of "I TOLD you those bribes to the health inspector would pay ...

June 09, 2018 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Dance like your dad’s not watching

Although some men long to have a son to carry on their family name (and their male-pattern baldness), I've always felt lucky to have ...

June 07, 2018 | Jase Graves | Columnists


Oval Office Apprentice Raging Moderate by Will Durst President Donald Trump has failed at many end

President Donald Trump has failed at many endeavors: casinos, airlines, universities, steaks, wine, vodka, board games, two marriages, armed forces physicals, White House Communications Department ...

June 07, 2018 | Will Durst | Columnists


Crazy Rudy’s full court press

Last year, as the tightly wound spool of scandal surrounding his administration started to unravel, President Trump reportedly asked a roomful of White House officials ...

June 06, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists


The media continues to lie about Trump

The problem with the "fake news" meme is that such fabrications exist in two places - online at sites dedicated to creating falsehoods and mainstream news ...

June 06, 2018 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


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