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Gary Johnson Wouldn't Appreciate My Trip to Rome

When Gary Johnson had his Aleppo moment a week ago, I was among those who could not believe his absolute incompetence. I understand that Libertarians generally take an isolationist position when it comes to foreign affairs, but it was incredibly troubling to see someone who thought he was fit to lead this country show such a lack of interest or inquisitiveness.

September 21, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


What's the Point of Having a Majority If GOP Doesn't Use It?

Last week, during an aside in his speech at the Values Voters Summit, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tx.) shared an insight into the timid appeasers comprising GOP congressional leadership. When he first entered the House in 2006, the talk was of the big things the Republican majority was going to accomplish.

September 20, 2016 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Sick Hillary a Growing Concern Among Democrats

Liberals are already positioning for Bernie Sanders to take Hillary's place as the Democratic Presidential Candidate.

September 20, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Hillary and Bill - The Old Couple

Now that the health of Hillary has become a serious issue in the mainstream media and not just a dirty alt-right rumor, maybe someone should carry Bill Clinton down to the nearest clinic for a checkup.

September 19, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Have-Nots Still Come Up Short

The brightest economic news in years shows that median household income in the U.S. has climbed to $56,516. And get this: It means that most Americans need only $49,943,484 in additional earnings or net worth to qualify for a fill up at a gas station to be built in Greenwich, Conn. (more about which in a moment).

September 19, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Have-Nots Still Come Up Short

The brightest economic news in years shows that median household income in the U.S. has climbed to $56,516. And get this: It means that most Americans need only $49,943,484 in additional earnings or net worth to qualify for a fill up at a gas station to be built in Greenwich, Conn. (more about which in a moment).

September 17, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists


New York's Bizarre Nuclear Bailout

States with nuclear power plants are grappling with a highly unusual conundrum. The plants are running significant operating losses, but allowing them to be shut down would, paradoxically, significantly increase electric bills, because new energy sources to replace them would be considerably more expensive.

September 17, 2016 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


2016 Election: Crash, Burn and Repeat

We might as well be watching a 30-car pile-up the way Americans are holding hands over their eyes trying to avoid the grisly bits of the most grotesque presidential race we have witnessed in this, the second decade of the 21st Century. Of course, it's only the 2nd election during that time, but still.

September 15, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


The Evolution of Obama's Thoughts on Clinton

Does time really change people?

September 15, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


A Woman’s View

It was early in the summer. The phone rang. The caller I.D. read, "Publishers' Clearing House."

September 14, 2016 | Judi Tabler | Columnists


Trump or Hillary or ?

It's after Labor Day.

September 14, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Pondering the Regrettable History of Taxation

Ah, the campaign season.

September 14, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


The Fed Plans for the Next Crisis

In her recent address at the Jackson Hole monetary policy conference, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates by the end of the year. Markets reacted favorably to Yellen's suggested rate increase. This is surprising, as, except for one small increase last year, the Federal Reserve has not followed through on the numerous suggestions of rate increases that Yellen and other Fed officials have made over the past several years.

September 13, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Wells Fargo is a Bank, Not a Center for Political Activism

If Wells Fargo was focused on bank charges and interest rates rather than political hot button issues, perhaps they wouldn't have had to fire thousands of employees for ripping off customers and be liable for millions in fines.

September 13, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Clinton/Trump Debates Will Underwhelm

What we learned from the "Commander-in-Chief" exercise the other night is: (a) neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump is fastidious about facts, (b) Matt Lauer is a nice guy but not up to presidential politics, and (c) voters expecting better in the "real" debate Sept. 26, should not hold their breaths.

September 12, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists


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The Democrats have a Hillary Clinton problem

As she embarks on her spread the blame tour to juice sales of her book, "What Happened," Hillary Clinton risks becoming a caricature - an embittered ...

September 14, 2017 | Carl Golden | Columnists


Hillary and Co. should chill

My message to certain Democrats, starting with Hillary Clinton: Don't go away mad, just go away.

September 13, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


DACA: Delayed accountability for contemptuous aliens

Remember when candidate Donald Trump promised when he was president, "We're going to win so much. You're going to get tired of winning."?

September 13, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


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


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