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Sherlock Holmes and my personal shame

Perhaps it's not a mystery evocative of eerie moors or Victorian London alleyways, but the question still perplexes me: how did I let writer Martin Powell escape from my radar screen?

February 21, 2013 | By Danny Tyree | Columnists


Even Pistorius can’t run from this

HOLLYWOOD – God bless America, and how's everybody?

February 20, 2013 | By Argus Hamilton | Columnists


America’s poop deck politics

It's the ultimate stomach turner: how Carnival's 893-foot long cruise ship Triumph, along with its 4,200 passengers, was stranded due to a fuel engine leak for five days with no food, little water and few working bathrooms. Passenger cell phone photos showed slews of plastic bags brimming with human waste, and lumpy, raw sewage floating in big puddles.

February 20, 2013 | By Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Smoked by Obamacare

Boy, do I feel sorry for smokers these days.

February 20, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Shakespeare in the Senate

From what little I can remember from when I remained awake in high school and college, William Shakespeare loved mistaken identities, crossed purposes and scheming villains. Shakespeare would have loved Elizabeth Warren, Richard Shelby and Wall Street bankers.

February 20, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Just where is the cruise control?

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

February 19, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


The Red Rebs

Relax. It's not necessarily the flu making you confused and feverish. Could be spatter from that big, thick, juicy, new, improved Civil War infecting the Republican Party. Yes, again. The Rebs inside the Reds are rebooting themselves for the umpteenth time over the past few election cycles. Have to assume these self-proclaimed frugal guys purchased their huge caches of defibrillators and CPR paddles in bulk. "CLEAR!"

February 19, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists


State of the Union: Failure

Our failure in chief gave us his annual blurred vision of America again Tuesday night.

February 17, 2013 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Voluntary Retirement: Can You Take A Hint?

With an editorial titled "Pope Sets Example For Other Aging Leaders," USA Today tried laying a major guilt trip on the nation's authority figures.

February 15, 2013 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Horsing Around with Europe’s Beef Supply

Beef contaminated with horsemeat has sparked a multi-nation controversy in Europe.

February 15, 2013 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


For Presidents Day — George Washington Makeover

"What do you mean America's youth don't know who George Washington was?"

February 14, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Obama’s gone Jack Bauer on us

The Obama administration seems to have gone Jack Bauer on us, which would be okay if we were just talking about non-American enemy combatants on some far-flung battlefield.

February 14, 2013 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


At least there’s one job up for grabs

HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?

February 13, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


The Cut Is in the Mail

It's Nixon's fault.

February 13, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


So God Made A Farmer: The Sequel

Yes, the Dodge trucks commercial using the late Paul Harvey's 1978 speech "So God Made A Farmer" resonated with millions of viewers and was voted one of the most popular Super Bowl spots; but "the rest of the story" is not so pretty.

February 12, 2013 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


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On Elizabeth Warren, the Bright Shiny Object

Elizabeth Warren continues to bedazzle people precisely because she's not running for president. If she were to actually run for president, her power to bedazzle would diminish in a flash. To quote the sage Bob Dylan, "What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big."

January 18, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Lessons from Paris

After the tragic shooting at a provocative magazine in Paris last week, I pointed out that given the foreign policy positions of France we must consider blowback as a factor. Those who do not understand blowback made the ridiculous claim that I was excusing the attack or even blaming the victims. Not at all, as I abhor the initiation of force. The police blaming victims when they search for the motive of a criminal.

January 16, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


America is Becoming a Welfare State

As the controversy builds over anything and everything relating to Barack Obama, many Republicans have come to believe that their party will prosper as a result.

January 16, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Jihad and Right-Wing Extremism Not So Different

Since 9/11, 34 people have been killed in America by Islamic jihadist terrorists.

January 15, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Can I see some ID?

God Bless America and how's everybody?

January 15, 2015 | Can I see some ID? | Columnists


Cartoonists and Red Lines

Like blaming a rape victim for her "provocative dress," many press pundits blame the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists (and the Danish cartoonists before them) for crossing "red lines," and inviting trouble. In the past few days the small community of American editorial cartoonists have been getting calls from their local media, asking for comments about self-censorship and what subjects we should be forbidden to draw in a free society.

January 14, 2015 | Daryl Cagle | Columnists


Resolutions I'm Looking Forward To In 2015

Usually over the period of 12 months, you get an equal balance of good days and bad. On the playground of the cosmos, the scales tend to balance out. But holey moley catfish, seems like last year the good days spent the bulk of recess time hiding behind the equipment shed next to the monkey bars, and the teeter totter hardly moved what with that fat punk-bad days, grounded on his end of the board throwing rocks at squirrels.

January 14, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


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