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Why Can’t Quanah Parker’s House Be Saved?

It's not every day you can lean on the dining room table that once belonged to the Comanche's last war chief, Quanah Parker, and wonder if your feet are going to crash through the floorboards.

August 29, 2016 | Michael Shannon | Columnists

Let’s Chew on the New Clinton Foundation Nothingburger

The mainstream media has a tough time "balancing" the coverage of a presidential campaign where one candidate is temperamentally suited for the Oval Office and the other candidate belongs in a middle school locker room, snapping wet towels.

August 27, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists

Hillary Hardly a Champ for the Working Class

On the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton is the fiery champion of the working stiff.

August 27, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists

Star Trek Turns 50

Not too long after the Sept. 8, 1966, premiere of TV's "Star Trek" (or "Star Trick," as I misheard the title), my "no nonsense" grandfather unloaded on my father.

August 25, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Why the Media is Biased Against Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton is "doing what they call in politics 'freezing pockets,'" Chris Cuomo -- son of the late New York governor -- explained on his CNN program, "because the donors are giving her money thinking she's gonna run. That means they're not gonna have available money for other candidates if she doesn't, and I don't think she's gonna give it to 'em."

August 25, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

A Woman’s View

Do you ever think about how you visualize concepts or thoughts in your mind?

August 24, 2016 | Judi Tabler | Columnists

Hannity Is Trump's Puppeteer

November's biggest loser might not be Donald Trump ---- even if he gets clobbered at the polls. The person with the most to lose is Sean Hannity, the Fox News Channel host, who isn't just hitching his wagon to Trump's campaign, he's almost single-handily building the wagon on his nightly show.

August 24, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Media Bias in Baton Rouge

The recent flooding in Baton Rouge is a study in media bias if you compare it to media coverage of Hurricane Katrina.

August 24, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

Yet Another Regrettable Outcome of the 2016 Election: Divorce

Get this: According to The New York Times, some wives are threatening to divorce their husbands if the fellows vote for Donald Trump.

August 23, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

What Should We Do About Crimea?

Is Crimea about to explode? The mainstream media reports that Russia has amassed troops on the border with Ukraine and may be spoiling for a fight. The Russians claim to have stopped a Ukrainian sabotage team that snuck into Crimea to attack key infrastructure. The Russian military is holding exercises in Crimea and Russian President Vladimir Putin made a visit to the peninsula at the end of the week.

August 23, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists

Roger Ailes and Donald Trump Deserve Each Other

If you read Superman comics as a kid, you're probably familiar with Bizarro World - the planet where everything is the opposite of life on Earth. I bring this up because it's clear Donald Trump is running for president of Bizarro World.

August 22, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists

For My Dad, I Won’t Vote for Either

On the whole, I'm an imperfect Catholic, but there is one particular area of my Christian identity in which I excel: guilt.

August 22, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists

Hillary Clinton and a Lesson in Patriotism

Is it good to be patriotic?

August 20, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Election 2016: Liberty Loses No Matter Who Wins

For all the hand-wringing about the threat to liberty and constitutional government posed by the major party presidential candidates, there is little discussion of how this threat is due to the political class's long history of supporting expanded presidential power. There is also little talk of how the imperial presidency is just as much a creation of Congress as it is of power-hungry presidents.

August 20, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists

A Woman’s View

We've got some major problems, folks! I am exaggerating of course, but sometimes I need to gripe a bit. And besides, I do perceive problems according to others' criteria.

August 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Columnists

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

October 08, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

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