The whole idea of a democracy is accepting you'll never fully get your own way in government.
Reading Al Gore's comments on Mitt Romney we were reminded of all of the reason's we don't trust the man: "Good for Mitt Romney though we've long passed the point where weak lip-service is enough on the Climate Crisis. While other Republicans are running from the truth, he is sticking to his guns in the face of the anti-science wing of the Republican Party."
If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be Mormon, would you vote for that person?
Due to varying family circumstances, Father's Day is not a "one size fits all" holiday. Different individuals greet the day with warmth, melancholy, numbness, or anger.
My father worked hard to support six children - to send us to private school, contribute to our college costs and pay for all five of his daughters' weddings.
They're a puttin' on extra shifts at the ol' Great Bend Rumor Mill. Talk about job creation and a recovery. Granted, they may be low-wage, part-time jobs with no benefits. But, hey, we can't be too choosy in these tough economic times. The mill might even qualify for some sort of tax abatement. From corruption allegations to who sold whose house to whom, to "look who is in jail," we here at the Tribune have ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama said Monday he'd resign if he had a scandal like Anthony Weiner's sex scandal. He shouldn't tempt the fates like that. If the unemployment rate goes any higher, some guy is going to snap a picture of him in the shower and post it on Facebook to save the country. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords posted photos of herself on Facebook Sunday that showed her smiling, beautiful ...
My local paper carried two stories the other day that underscore the tragic state of the criminal justice system - not just here in California, but nationwide.
Some of the best TV in America comes and goes too quickly. This past year we enjoyed the short lived FOX police drama, "Chicago Code." The show featured the battle for police resources in a city run by corrupt politicians with little more desire than to milk the system for perks, money and power. However, we didn't expect to watch its sequel as a reality horror show on the nightly news. The specter of mobs ...
A recent Newsweek/Daily Beast survey found that the majority of Americans are growing increasingly angry with the circus act taking place in Washington. And how could they not be?
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? The White House reported worsening statistics on employment, manufacturing and home sales Friday. No one knows how much deeper the recession will get. The latest poll shows that most Americans would still vote to reelect President Obama, if only out of morbid curiosity. The Labor Department announced Friday that only 54,000 jobs were created in May. Half of those jobs were McDonald's jobs which resulted when the ...
President Barack Hussein Obama is instructing our only staunch allies in the Middle East to risk destruction at the hands of one of the most radical terrorist organization in that troubled area, and he must be stopped before some of the world's holiest historical sites are closed to the tens of thousands of pilgrims who visit them every year.
Memorial Day is a time for reflection about the sacrifices of the many men and women who gave it all so that we could enjoy the blessings of Liberty.
"Ah, summer has arrived, which means the wife and I won't be taking any vacations again!"
I had to put my newspaper down the other day after reading an article about six brave soldiers who recently joined the ranks of the "forever young" after an improvised explosive device went off in Afghanistan May 26, 2010.
As I have done at Thanksgiving for many years, I want to proclaim some of the things for which I am thankful on this uniquely American holiday.
It's not every day that Democrats and Republicans get to shake their fist in the same direction. That honor goes to Education Secretary Arne Duncan whose insult against "white, suburban moms" whose "child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were" has sparked outrage from the tea party to teachers unions-not to mention the PTA moms who are heavily invested in their children's schooling. Sec. Duncan is still walking back his remarks, but if a ...
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
"I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you," declared Nietzsche.
In 2006 I came up against a holiday deadline crunch, so I turned my column over to Turpy, the beloved eight-year-old Golden Retriever/Chow mix who had turned up at our doorstep as a puppy.