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It's not exactly news we're a divided country, but we can't even agree on whether our economy is doing well or not. On the one hand, there's been consistent job growth since Joe Biden took... More
An adjudicated rapist, who was recently held liable by a jury for physically invading a woman’s bodily autonomy, has now taken it upon himself to opine about how government can control women’s bodily autonomy. Before... More
Making Sense By Michael Reagan I don’t blame the public for not wanting to put the Republican Party back in power in Washington. As the GOP proved again in the House this week, it’s incapable... More
I’ve spent a lot of time on the couch. Not because I have therapy, but because I don’t have a bed. Where most children graduate from a little bed to a bigger one, I graduated... More
The state visit by Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida isn't just about tea and photo ops. It's a wake-up call for the Biden administration to get serious about bilateral economic relations with one of our... More
Tyrades! by Danny Tyree During my career as a late-in-life columnist, I have been blessed with the opportunity to chronicle three birthdays ending in zero. (My so-called “good” cholesterol has not exactly overperformed in helping... More
Thanks to the so-called culture wars, debates about events on college campuses are being employed as useful weapons for attacking the gradual democratization that has occurred in higher education since the 1950s. Those of us... More
Because I’m a professional practitioner of the pedagogical arts (known in some parts as fancy book learnin’), I’m privileged to enjoy a Spring Break holiday that usually falls during the same week my semi-grown daughters... More
“It wasn't my fault the car in front of me hit me. I glanced at my text message for only a second when our bumpers collided.” “How could the car in front of you hit... More
A direct relationship exists between high immigration levels and the phone research of pro-expansionists, which insists immigrants are making a significant fiscal contribution to the economy. Economists tout the “more immigration is better” argument, even... More
On Monday, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, a momentary break from the bad news we've all be drowning in the past few months. I like Pat Byrnes cartoon in particular, noting how... More
Making Sense By Michael Reagan Lent is over – and I’m kind of sorry. As a practicing Roman Catholic, I observe Lent every year. The Britannica defines Lent as a solemn period of penitential preparation... More
Leave it to the right to make a cheap attempt to capitalize off human tragedy. For most people, the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore last week was a disaster of horrific... More
I just finished “Democracy in America,” which is a book by a Frenchman named Alexis de Tocqueville on… well, it’s in the title. To write this book, Tocqueville and his friend Gustave de Beaumont, who... More
Tyrades! by Danny Tyree A recent Wall Street Journal article provided food for thought about the decibel levels in restaurants. According to the article, in 2023, audio data from the app SoundPrint found that 63... More
Wise and witty thoughts are the only things that bring me any solace during tax-filing season — thoughts, such as these: “The best way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30% of... More
It's hard to satirize the news and Donald Trump with headlines like, "Ex-president selling bibles to help pay legal cost of porn star hush money trial." Chris Weyant has had a lot of success poking... More