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Bible study group

I belong to a ladies' Bible study. We actually do study the scriptures most of the time, and we also pray for different needs and concerns.

October 13, 2016 | Judi Tabler | Columnists


Fifteen Years Into the Afghan War, Do Americans Know the Truth?

Last week marked the fifteenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the longest war in U.S. history. There weren't any victory parades or photo-ops with Afghanistan's post-liberation leaders. That is because the war is ongoing. In fact, 15 years after launching a war against Afghanistan's Taliban government in retaliation for an attack by Saudi-backed al-Qaeda, the U.S.-backed forces are steadily losing territory back to the Taliban.

October 13, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


When Lewd Talk Washes Away Meaningful Facts

"My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere," Hillary Clinton told a powerful Brazilian bank in 2013.

October 13, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


A Bruising, Surreal 90 Minutes Between Trump and Clinton

Donald Trump may not have inflicted any further damage on his badly listing presidential candidacy on Sunday night, but it's unlikely he expanded his base as the 2016 races into its final days.

October 12, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Suffering from Election Stress Disorder

"Five more weeks before the election. I'm not sure I can survive that long."

October 12, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


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 set to crash.

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 gas tax, is certainly accurate.

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 taxes that make them angry.

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, burned down or met with a wrecking ball.

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 seem to be among them. Mentally he had checked out, maybe to seek admission to Dr. Snuffleupagus's clinic to score some surplus Claritin.

October 06, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


A Crisis in Civics Education

"What do you mean Judge Judy is not a U.S. Supreme Court justice?"

October 05, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


You Can’t Make Trump What He Isn’t

Instead of trying to turn Donald Trump into Mitt Romney, I suggest the campaign junta stop trying to construct a Debatetron 5000 and instead get Trump to utilize the assets that won him the nomination: Humor, the ability to connect with an audience and a willingness to say what programmed politicians won't.

October 05, 2016 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


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Building bridges in and to the future

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao is leading the fight to make public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects a reality at a time when they ...

October 10, 2017 | Peter Roff | Columnists


The worst mass shooting...until the next one

On one level, the horror perpetrated Sunday night by lone wolf gunman Stephen Paddock, who indiscriminately sprayed gunfire across a country music festival in Las ...

October 09, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Finally! ICE targets sanctuary cities

Because they harbor criminal aliens, sanctuary cities and the debate that surrounds them confound immigration law enforcement advocates. The dispute often centers on philosophical questions ...

October 09, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Ode to the tomato

O ripe tomato, fat and fine

October 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Columnists


Trump needs to stop ruining Sundays

Opinions on the recent rash of football players taking a knee during the national anthem are like knobby elbows: everybody's got at least one ...

October 07, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


Linking arms, but not minds

NFL owners should be flagged for excessive shrewdness. They've managed to obfuscate a legitimate protest against police brutality that had, at least briefly, heightened ...

October 07, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


All politics, all the time?

"It's everywhere you turn these days. I can't take it anymore."

October 05, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Sick of the NFL? Play Kaepernick-Hole

Every time NFL players take a knee during the national anthem, they pierce the hearts of patriotic Americans and military families, including mine.

October 05, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


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