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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


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

Baseball Drinks Up and Dumbs Down

On the road in Atlanta, the Pirates learned they were among 10 teams to make it to baseball's postseason. Reporter Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette described what followed:

October 07, 2014 | Peter Funt | Columnists

The Barney Fife Secret Service

Law enforcement has long been a popular subject in film comedy. It looks like some producer now has a lot of potential material.

October 07, 2014 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists

‘Security Breaches ‘R Us’

The White House sprayed by bullets.

October 05, 2014 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Pet Hospices: Teaching Old Owners New Tricks

For those arriving late: I love to sink my teeth into the newest silly fad and satirize it until it resembles something the cat dragged in.

October 05, 2014 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

D.C. Statehood: Praise for a Lost Cause

Now that Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom let's talk about the issue of statehood for Washington, D.C.

October 03, 2014 | Dick Polman | Columnists

We’re the Secret Service and we’re here to help

Happy Friday, everybody, and God bless America.

October 03, 2014 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists

Gun Control has Vanished Without a Trace

Not many people are talking about gun control these days.

October 02, 2014 | | Columnists

On Religion and Morality

Are religious people as equally prone to immoral acts as nonreligious people?

October 02, 2014 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Bomb Mexico?

Sometimes it's hard to tell whether a politician is crazy or just joking. The problem is usually that no one is laughing. Such was the case recently when two candidates offered a radical solution to the humanitarian crisis on the Texas border: Bomb Mexico. Serious or not, it shows how far the anti-immigrant tide has carried some politicians from realistically addressing border security and immigration reform.

October 01, 2014 | Jason Stanford | Columnists

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Republican Party Now Controlled by Depend Caucus

For a guy who's billed as the next great Republican political wizard, he sure makes a lot of rookie mistakes.

October 17, 2016 | Michael Shannon | Columnists

Trump vs. Hillary - Embarrassment vs. Evil

Everyone knows I'm not a Trump supporter.

October 17, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Republicans Have Only Themselves to Blame

Republican leaders crying over the Trumpenstein monster destroying them on Twitter (and any real chance their party could capture the White House) have only themselves ...

October 15, 2016 | John L. Micek | Columnists

Near And Deer: Watch Out For Collisions!

"Guess who I ran into today?"

October 15, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Bible study group

I belong to a ladies' Bible study. We actually do study the scriptures most of the time, and we also pray for different needs and ...

October 13, 2016 | Judi Tabler | Columnists

Fifteen Years Into the Afghan War, Do Americans Know the Truth?

Last week marked the fifteenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the longest war in U.S. history. There weren't any victory ...

October 13, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists

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

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