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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


After Peres, Is Peace Possible in the Middle East?

The death of former Israeli president and prime minister Shimon Peres last week marks the last of the Zionist "old guard" who successfully fought for a UN mandate to establish the state of Israel in what was formerly British Palestine. Much has been written about Peres since his death. He was a peacemaker. He was a warrior. He was brutal. He was complex. It is possible for all of them to be accurate at the same time.

October 04, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


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From bipartisan to treasonous

During the State of the Union Address, President Donald Trump said many hopeful things, including that he wants to work with Democrats. Yeah, right. He ...

February 10, 2018 | Will Durst | Columnists


The party of cray-cray

Forty-six million viewers witnessed the unorthodox but predictable clown show congressional Democrats put on during President Trump's first State of the Union speech. Despite ...

February 08, 2018 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


More Evangelicals selling their soul to support a loser

It's sad to say another Christian group has decided to maintain access to DC power rather than tell the truth regarding the shortcomings of ...

February 08, 2018 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Dreamers

February 08, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Columnists


Actually, things are pretty good and getting better

"The country is divided. The political rhetoric is getting worse. The world seems to be in a mess."

February 07, 2018 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


The dangers of a ‘Bloody Nose’ strike on North Korea

As State of the Union coverage was in full swing on Tuesday night, another story was quietly breaking in Washington: The Trump Administration's once-likely ...

February 07, 2018 | Graham F. West | Columnists


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