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Fresh Evidence How the Supreme Court has Screwed Up Politics

More secret money is being pumped into politics than ever before. For that ignominious milestone, we can thank Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and his four Republican-appointed pals.

October 17, 2014 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Obama Critics Too Late, Not Too Little

I'm starting to feel bad for President Obama, if you want to know the truth.

October 16, 2014 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


The Only Color that Matters is Green

Race is one of those subjects that never seems to simmer down.

October 16, 2014 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


The Hardest-Working Congressman in North Dakota

As America waits, ever patiently, for the economic recovery to trickle down to the rest of us, at least we won't have to worry about Kevin Cramer. This former radio host has figured out a way to get a piece of the pie not just for himself but for many of his relatives as well. Unfortunately, he's cashing in because he's a congressman, so his method probably won't work for us poor slobs who have to work for a living.

October 15, 2014 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Scary Masks

Hey everybody. The Midterms Are Coming! Or rather: the midterms are coming. To be most precise; themidtermsarecoming. Because the general response of the vast majority of Americans who aren't stifling yawns is "yeah, whatever. Isn't there a baseball game on?"

October 15, 2014 | Will Durst | Columnists


President Obama Has Lost Our Trust

Trust. Even in the final two years of a President's term, there should be enough trust that the President is trying to make decisions based on the needs of the country.

October 14, 2014 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Liberty, Not Government, Key to Containing Ebola

According to Forbes magazine, at least 5,000 Americans contacted healthcare providers fearful they had contracted Ebola after the media reported that someone with Ebola had entered the United States. All 5,000 cases turned out to be false alarms. In fact, despite all the hype about Ebola generated by the media and government officials, as of this writing there has only been one preliminarily identified case of someone contracting Ebola within the United States.

October 14, 2014 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Don't Scare Us, Prepare Us

The head of the FBI says a terrorist attack may be coming.

October 12, 2014 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


New Bullying Problem for Schools: Parents

When you visit Brooklyn, you have to be amazed at the number of stoops.

October 12, 2014 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Human Intelligence: Nature vs Nurture

John Landis's "Trading Places" is one of the 1980s' most fondly remembered comedies. There is far more to its story than frozen orange juice, however.

October 10, 2014 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


What Women Want

Boy, are the folks at the syndicated game show "Jeopardy" in trouble after introducing a new category: "What Do Women Want."

October 10, 2014 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Let Women Serve in Combat

There was joke that made the rounds when Bill Clinton was trying to figure out how to allow gays in the military without upsetting morale. "Gays in the military," the joke went. "Next thing you know they'll want to be interior decorators!" Of course, gays have always served in our military. Now, after long last, they can serve openly, and as it turns out it is no big whoop.

October 09, 2014 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


The Real Status of Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq

After 13 years of war in Afghanistan - the longest in US history - the US government has achieved no victory. Afghanistan is in chaos and would collapse completely without regular infusions of US money. The war has been a failure, but Washington will not admit it.

October 09, 2014 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Lower Unemployment, No Thanks to Democrats

President Obama and his Democratic allies are claiming credit for the latest in a string of positive jobs reports, but if they had their way it wouldn't have happened. Why? According to empirical research by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York: "most of the persistent increase in unemployment during the Great Recession can be accounted for by the unprecedented extensions of unemployment benefit eligibility."

October 08, 2014 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Rocktober

Welcome to Rocktober, Baby. That's what all the rock and roll radio stations call this, the 10th month of the year. Doesn't require more than a casually cocked ear to realize the airwaves are flooded with concerts and giveaways and promotional tie-ins. All in the name of Rocktober, Baby.

October 08, 2014 | Will Durst | Columnists


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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


On French Massacre, Fox News Stays in Character

The terrorist massacre in Paris was a fundamental assault on freedom of expression. Everyone who thinks freely, writes freely, draws freely, and snarks freely knows what it was about.

January 13, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Liberal Media Dogs Palin

A funny thing happened on the way to a news story: ABC and NBC were again distracted by friendly noise from fellow leftwing travelers.

January 13, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


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