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The Democratic Party's Got Religion?!?

Apparently, the Democratic Party's latest strategy to win the White House in 2016 is "Let's pretend to be religious."

August 18, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

Bizarre Similarities Between Trump and Clinton

Our quadrennial presidential sweepstakes regularly provides textbook studies in contrast. And 2016 raises the bar in disparity. Red and blue. Left and right. Hot and cold. Up and down. Good and bad. Boy and girl. Pro and con. Loud and soft. Rain or shine. Fish and fowl. Dumb and dumber.

August 18, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists

No Such Thing as Free Lunch

Like you, I sift through an awful lot of junk email each morning, but every once in a while there's a piece of very important business tucked among the pitches for foreign cruises and erectile dysfunction medication.

August 17, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists

How to Get Americans to Watch the Olympics

Fewer Americans are watching the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro than they did prior Games. I offer a solution.

August 17, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Awaiting the Next Media Freakout over Trump

The Great American Trump Freakout is just getting started, in which anything Trump says that can be misinterpreted as evil will be.

August 16, 2016 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

Donald Trump has Crossed the Line of Decency

I'm morbidly fascinated by the rhetorical mud being slung between Democrats and Republicans these days. How exhilarating to hear Hillary Clinton labeled "unstable" by Donald Trump, who is himself called "bat(bleep)-crazy" by a fellow billionaire and Hillaryite, Mark Cuban.

August 16, 2016 | Christine Flowers | Columnists

By Dick Polman Hillary Clinton is riding high, thanks to the latest Trumplosions. But just because

Hillary Clinton is riding high, thanks to the latest Trumplosions. But just because she's winning in the polls, we shouldn't whitewash her flaws. And here's one that sticks in my craw:

August 15, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists

Trump Blows Himself Up Again

Donald Trump didn't listen.

August 15, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Have You Thanked Your Physical Therapist Today?

Don't answer out loud if you're reading this at work, but how do you feel about employers using sensor-bearing armbands and other "wearable" tech to monitor employee performance?

August 13, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

No Walking Back Trump’s Comments

Donald Trump knew what he was doing Tuesday afternoon. Make no mistake.

August 13, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists

Farewell Virgil. We will all miss you

Virgil Unrein passed away this week. When my sister Beth shared the news with me Wednesday night, I sat down and in seconds was flooded with memories of my dear friend. The Unreins belonged to St. Pat's and their family was large – Virgil had seven siblings, and he was the second oldest. We went to St. Pat's together, and I came to know a couple of his brothers, namely Richard and Nick. Virgil's dad Edwin worked in the oil field and died in May, 1975. At that time Virgil was 18.

August 13, 2016 | Matt Keenan | Columnists

The more things change, the more they ...

Today marks the 140th anniversary of the Great Bend Tribune. It also comes close to marking my 14th year as the fine publication's editor.

August 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Columnists

Where There's Smoke There's Fire

Even with all her baggage, the mainstream media continues to paint Hillary Clinton as an angel of light.

August 11, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

The Rigged Process that Gave Us Hillary

"Democracy works, but we gotta want it -- not just during an election year, but all the days in between," Barack Obama told a refreshingly receptive audience at the Democratic National Convention.

August 11, 2016 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

A Comatose Man Wakes to the 2016 Election

"Where am I?" asked the man from his hospital bed.

August 10, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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