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California reinvents medical tourism

Until very recently, medical tourism was traveling from your home to find less expensive medical care, usually overseas. Medical tourists were leaving the warm embrace of the American Medical Association and the FDA to journey far from home. There were three motivations: Elective plastic surgery not covered by insurance, wanting to try an experimental procedure not covered or getting surgery done without benefit of any insurance at all.

June 07, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Can we start showing some respect for Melania?

Michelle Obama was a very good first lady. To some, she was one of the best. She should be remembered fondly, even by those who did not vote for her husband.

June 07, 2017 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Making California a sanctuary for the deserving

California's Senate President Kevin de León is playing a dangerous game of chicken with President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the state's criminal aliens' sanctuary status.

June 06, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


History lessons for Hillary and the anti-Trump media

It's the election that never ends.

June 06, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Trump bridges the partisan divide. just not ours

Isn't it awesome how Donald Trump brings people together, bridges the partisan divide, and inspires political parties to set aside their differences and unite for the good of the nation?

June 05, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Online health care: The future is now

The world is changing a lot faster than people can comprehend. The old ways are changing. They're being replaced by Internet-based systems, the gig economy, and smart technology. For those on the cusp of this new economic order, that's great news.

June 05, 2017 | Peter Roff | Columnists


How Much Do You Hate Property Taxes? Tyrades! by Danny Tyree Many people in my hometown have been

Many people in my hometown have been freaking out over their property tax appraisals, so it was timely that I discovered a Motley Fool article titled "Why Property Taxes Are The Most Hated Levy In America."

June 03, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Yoko Ono must work in the woods

I ran across some interesting advice in The New Yorker from the renowned self-help guru Yoko Ono. She is quoted as saying: "Set aside an hour for a real lunch. Not food. Ingest the ambient sounds of your workplace."

June 03, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Beware of distracted drivers this summer

As you hit the roadways this summer, here's a safety tip to keep in mind: Beware of distracted drivers.

June 01, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


It’s time for Democrats to get real

Democrats just lost another election, this time in Montana. Unless they are willing to do some down-on-your-knees, cry-out-to-Jesus soul searching, the only way they'll win another election is if they collude with the Russians to steal one the way Donald Trump didn't.

June 01, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Despite emojies, writing really hasn’t changed

I stumbled upon a few Facebook postings from some of my fellow Ellinwood High School classmates noting that our 35th class reunion was coming up in July. That gathering is fodder for another day, but the idea that I've been out of high school for three and a half decades brought to mind that I have also been affiliated in some for or another with journalism for that same time span.

June 01, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Columnists


Democrats have an obscene new mantra

Has anyone noticed the moral and organizational collapse of the Democratic Party?

May 31, 2017 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


1967’s ‘Summer of Love’: Did it earn the title?

I've always chafed at the term "love child" being reserved for the product of an illicit affair, thus implying that children born into a stable, committed home are merely property or tax deductions.

May 30, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Columnists


American tourist dollars are feeding Castro’s human zoo

Expedia is now booking hotels in Cuba.

May 30, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Columnists


Raging Moderate

Donald John Trump is keeping people busy. He's got staffers, lawyers, streaming news alert editors, impeachment historians, ethics investigators, hair spray manufacturers, Putin watchers and real-estate interpreters, who all frantically flapping and squawking like a flock of seagulls outside a sardine plant at low tide.

May 29, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


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Democrats will be tested as Menendez finally stands trial

On April 1, 2015, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez and codefendant Salomon Melgen were indicted on 22 felony counts of fraud, bribery, and related offenses ...

July 10, 2017 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


World Population Day only growing numbers ahead

Included in the signoff for my emails is reference to the 58 percent decimation of wildlife in just the last four decades, driven largely by ...

July 10, 2017 | Maria Fotopoulos | Columnists


An estate sale and reflecting on a life well lived

By any measure, Mike Niedens – the auctioneer – has faced his share of life challenges. I suppose somewhere near the top would be the 12 months ...

July 10, 2017 | Matt Keenan | Columnists


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