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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


A rare, refreshing, positive column about Trump!

A promise to my readers: the following column will not include an analysis of the doomsday scenario surrounding President Trump's firing of James Comey, special prosecutor Robert Mueller's appointment to investigate the administration's alleged ties to Russia, the Michael Flynn case or the farfetched suggestion that the president is on the verge of impeachment. Go to the mainstream media to read more of those overwrought, dramatically blown-out-of-proportion stories.

May 29, 2017 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Advice to grads

This year I have again not been asked to deliver any commencement addresses. Nevertheless, as in the past, I will use this space to share my wisdom with the latest crop of graduates.

May 27, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Face it, Trump voters. You got played

While he was off bowing to the Saudis, contemplating the Western Wall and visiting other foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump's White House dropped a doozy of a budget proposal that will hit - surprise, surprise - its own voters the hardest.

May 27, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Trump should keep his promise to cancel Obama Climate Deal

One of the central themes of President Donald Trump's campaign was the need to extricate the United States from international agreements that hurt American jobs and unfairly disadvantage American companies versus foreign competitors. Another major theme was the promise to reverse Obama's regulatory power grabs that dramatically expanded government control over our lives without the approval of Congress.

May 25, 2017 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


For some, immigration is a second chance at life

She was a virgin when he raped her, impregnated her, and then beat her. She miscarried. A devout Catholic, she mourned her own pain less than that lost life. No amount of comfort from the priest made her tears stop flowing, but she resolved that it wouldn't happen again. She went to the police, and they shrugged their shoulders, because they couldn't fight back against the 18th Street Gang. Some of them were probably secret members of that brotherhood of criminality.

May 25, 2017 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Missing the old neighbors

Two of my family's old neighbors passed away a few weeks ago, and it makes me sad.

May 24, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


The media’s war on Trump

Which is worse, President Trump allegedly sharing a piece of classified intel with the Russian ambassador or insider bureaucrats leaking classified information to journalists, all hell-bent on unseating a president they just don't like?

May 23, 2017 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Now I know why they pack sardines in oil

American Airlines, which gave us the first frequent flyer program, has been a travel innovator for years. Then - after collecting miles became popular and American's customers invested considerable time and money building up their mileage account - American introduced the first devalued frequent flyer program with higher minimums for free travel!

May 23, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Yet another impeachable offense

Forgive my frequent references to Richard Nixon. It's just eerie how his impeachable behavior is being replicated by the current con man. As Yogi Berra reputedly said, "It's like dejevu all over again."

May 22, 2017 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Fees, fines and fairness

Which best describes your view of America? Everyone pays an equal share? Or, everyone pays his fair share?

May 22, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Since day one, Trump has hurt himself

If I were Donald Trump's chief of staff, I'd just break his thumbs.

May 20, 2017 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


The GOP’s Faustian bargain with Trump

Here's how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., handled the news that President Donald Trump had leaked classified information to one of America's biggest geopolitical rivals:

May 20, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


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Way past time to let congress enjoy Obamacare

Every presidential administration reaches a pivot point. Many observers thought Trump's came when Anthony Scaramucci walked in the White House door. Others thought it ...

August 09, 2017 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Trump ditches ‘Real America’ for Wall Street

Dear Forgotten Men and Women of America:

August 08, 2017 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Discrimination on many levels

"Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have."

August 08, 2017 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Elvis: Has he really been gone 40 years?

When I think about the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley (August 16), it seems we were living in a completely different world ...

August 07, 2017 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Why Washington D.C. is not as livable as Pittsburgh

The folks at WalletHub finally got it right.

August 07, 2017 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Apparently, Trump is a winner surrounded by losers

Donald Trump is a winner. Just ask him. After all, he won the presidential election. They don't get much bigger than that. And winners ...

August 05, 2017 | Will Durst | Columnists


Park Rangers: The thin green line

On a dark Mozambique night just over a year ago, sleeping villagers were brutally attacked in their homes. It was coordinated, targeted violence against men ...

August 03, 2017 | Maria Fotopoulos | Columnists


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