Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:52:36 AM
I registered as a Democrat in 1980, shortly after I turned 18. I was fairly apolitical and picked that party because I (wrongly) assumed that most of my relatives were registered with the party of JFK. We were Catholics, after all, mostly working cla ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:22:55 AM
We live in a country where people think it's okay for has-been rock stars to cancel concerts because of their beliefs, but it's not okay for bakers, florists and photographers to do the same.
We also live in a nation controlled by very confused peo ...
Last Updated: Monday, April 25, 2016 9:17:27 AM
By JOHN KASS
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the two most disliked candidates ever to run for president of the United States.
I don't mean perhaps. I mean really. And if they win their party nominations, it will only get ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:03:27 AM
By MARIEL GARZA
Los Angeles Times
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week officially blamed the Zika virus for causing birth defects in infected mothers. It's something that everyone believed to be true, but everyone has been ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 9:19:17 AM
Banning texting while driving is pretty easy for states to do. Creating a policy that actually reduces texting while driving seems especially difficult.
Only four states have decided not to ban all drivers from texting while driving. Those four onl ...
Last Updated: Monday, April 18, 2016 9:27:09 AM
By MEGHAN DAUM
Los Angeles Times
During the last year, have you purchased domestic, mass-market beer to stock your own fridge? Have you patronized Applebee's or Chili's? During the 2014-2015 television season, did you regularly watch "Scandal, ...
Last Updated: Friday, April 15, 2016 12:02:09 PM
We have reached the point in the 2016 presidential campaign where everyone needs to go look at some pictures of capybaras.
What, you ask, is a capybara? It's a preposterously large South American rodent -- imagine a guinea pig the size of a large d ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2016 10:27:55 AM
And once again America reaches for the Tylenol after wrenching its collective back recoiling from the wacky ugliness monopolizing the presidential election primary process, but this time, it's... the Democrats.
Surprise. Surprise. Surprise.
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 10:24:55 AM
I'm crabby this time of year -- absolutely miserable, if you want to know the truth.
My taxes are due.
Every year at this time, I worry that I'll owe more than I think I will, and I will. No matter what I do, I generally owe our government $5,0 ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 8:38:28 AM
I'm wriTing To you from The year 2019, Two years inTo The presidency of Donald Trump. I'll explain how This happened in a momenT, but firsT, leT me adjusT my keyboard so it sTops using only capiTal Ts.
There. That should be better. You see, one of ...
Last Updated: Monday, April 11, 2016 9:38:59 AM
By MARY CLARE REIM
The Heritage Foundation
It's bad enough that college students today have to juggle academic and social pressures while paying historically high tuition rates that often saddle them with years of debt. But now they're struggl ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 10:22:38 AM
Here's the salutation from an email that appeared in my inbox recently: "You liberal, tree hugging ACADEMIC [expletive]!" And then it turned ugly.
The writer asserts that "We conservatives" are tired of "you folks" in higher education who think they have a "b ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 9:38:52 AM
Go ahead, exhale a deep sigh of relief because our long national nightmare could very well be over. Yes, dear friends, Donald Trump might have bitten off more than he can chew and we may be mere moments away from combing him out of our hair for good. ...
Last Updated: Monday, April 04, 2016 9:50:42 AM
By RICK JENSEN
Cagle Cartoons syndicate
Hillary says she won't debate Bernie Sanders again unless he changes his tone.
Bernie won't talk about the FBI's criminal investigation into Hillary's illegal email server, gunrunning to J ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 9:53:21 AM
How low can a presidential campaign go? In 2016, the answer to that question is find a snake belly and dig. Lower than the vertical zinc mines of Atlantis. This particular crew of candidates dived so deep in their race to the bottom, the plastic iPho ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 9:42:49 AM
By JULES WITCOVER
Tribune News Service
WASHINGTON -- As establishment Republicans look to an elusive stop-Trump effort to salvage their party from self-destruction, circumstances have suddenly handed them their best and perhaps only viable veh ...
Last Updated: Friday, March 25, 2016 10:39:43 AM
By GEORGE DIAZ
And so there is baseball in Cuba, and it's all the rage.
All the cool kids are in Havana: President Obama, Derek Jeter, and Florida's own Tampa Bay Rays. Even Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are Havana Daydream ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 10:24:07 AM
By MARKOS KOUNALAKIS
The Sacramento Bee
OLYMPIA, GREECE -- Athletes competing in the ancient Olympic games were venerated for their prowess and ability. Here, on these original Olympiad grounds of now toppled temples and former glory, visitors ...
Last Updated: Monday, March 21, 2016 9:28:51 AM
By MICHAEL NESSET
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
I should have foreseen that my golden retirement years would echo with the sound of tables being pounded. Many of my retired contemporaries see our beloved country headed toward some catastrophic fi ...
Last Updated: Thursday, March 17, 2016 10:55:47 AM
St. Patrick's Day couldn't have arrived at a better time.
With all the nuttiness going on in the presidential election -- with the country more divided than it has been in years -- we all could better ourselves by embracing the Irish spirit.
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 9:35:20 AM
By PHIL ROSENTHAL
Can the second Most Interesting Man in the World really be as interesting as the first?
Dos Equis is sending the advertising character that sent its sales into the stratosphere over the last nine years on a ...
Last Updated: Monday, March 14, 2016 10:04:22 AM
The two leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination held a spirited debate over foreign policy last week, and the differences were striking.
Donald Trump would cozy up to Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom he's praised as "a s ...
Last Updated: Monday, March 14, 2016 7:17:46 AM
Martin Schram: How Clinton achieved her dubious distinction
By Martin Schram
Tribune News Service
Hillary Clinton, ever the optimistic front-runner, ended her Michigan primary campaign eagerly looking ahead. After all, the pollsters wer ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 9:52:27 AM
The way our circus of a presidential election is unfolding, the odds are increasing that Hillary Clinton may become our first female president -- which would be great for American men.
Maybe I better explain.
Personally, I couldn't care less if ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 10:25:09 AM
When we were kids, the teacher's desk was a fearsome island, a place you didn't approach unless you absolutely had to.
Clearly, things have changed.
Take what happened when a South Carolina high school teacher left her cell phone on her desk last ...