Recent Columns

Screen time: Top ten cartoons of the week
May 17, 2024 by Daryl Cagle
Addicted to screens? But that's also nothing new. Maybe that's why so many people flocked to see the northern lights, supercharged this year by massive solar flares...
It’s all about Nov. 5, America
May 16, 2024 by Michael Reagan
Making Sense by Michael Reagan What’s happening on CNN and MSNBC is disgusting, but not surprising. They think that the New York DA’s office is doing God’s work, not Joe Biden’s...
Trump is okay with states monitoring women’s pregnancies
May 16, 2024 by Dick Polman
The criminal defendant’s so-called Restoration agenda is festooned with fascist goodies... 6 insurrection, and he’s threatening violence again if he loses this fall. Question: “You think (abortion) should be left to the states...
Why is Joe Biden out to kill the U.S. Steel deal?
May 16, 2024 by Peter Roff
Not too long ago, the name U. Steel was symbolic of America’s industrial might. Or maybe it just seemed like it was. But after decades of economic upheaval, recession, and increased competition from Asia, it has a chance to be revived....
Rounding one’s corners
May 15, 2024 by Alexandra Paskhaver
I’m such a square, my ears have corners. I make my bed every morning. But this scintillating lifestyle has its drawbacks. I’ve started to think about taking up martial arts. Sure, I take risks...
Is it nice to fool Mother Nature?
May 15, 2024 by Danny Tyree
Tyrades! Understandably, I was intrigued by a May 11 “New York Post” article about a technological push to manipulate the weather...
Republicans of color aren’t standing up to racism
May 13, 2024 by Elwood Watson
Last week, right-wing commentator Ann Coulter told former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy to his face she would not have voted for him because he’s Indian...
VP sweepstakes coming into final stretch
May 13, 2024 by Joe Guzzardi
Former President Donald J. One of his fund-raising efforts asks supporters to help him choose his vice president. Type in the person’s name here...
The importance of home ownership
May 13, 2024 by Tom Purcell
Home sales remain sluggish thanks to high interest rates and a shortage of homes for sale, and that is really bad for America. My first home, which I bought as a broke freelance writer, was a fixer-upper in need of major renovations...
In memory of her father, a life well lived and over too soon
May 13, 2024 by Christine Flowers
This week, I don’t want to get political. Don’t worry, the outrage has no expiration date, and will be useful for another set of Sundays. But not this week...
Election fatigue: Top ten cartoons of the week
May 10, 2024 by Daryl Cagle
When will a presidential election NOT be the most important of our lifetime?..
Michael Reagan on vacation
May 10, 2024 by Michael Reagan
Editor's note: Michael Reagan is on vacation this week. He will return with a new column for Friday, April 18...
The dirty details Trump hid from the voters ahead of the 2016 election
May 9, 2024 by Dick Polman
Let’s contrast the candidates. Meanwhile, in Manhattan, lowlife Donald Trump stewed while the porn star he screwed dished the dirty details of what transpired while his third wife was home with a newborn...
Willie Mays was a Mother’s Day gift to New York
May 9, 2024 by Joe Guzzardi
On Mother’s Day in 1972, Willie Mays returned to New York...
Building up to something beautiful
May 8, 2024 by Alexandra Paskhaver
New York has been voted the ugliest American city, not because of its architecture, but because of its people. It’s because of its architecture. Europe does things a little better, but not by much...
Is ‘value’ a dirty word?
May 8, 2024 by Danny Tyree
Tyrades! I know that restaurants advertise their “value menus” and retailers offer no-frills knockoffs of their glitziest products, but I keep picturing the corporate CEOs loathing such concessions as a necessary evil to appease the (ugh!..
Did we learn anything from COVID?
May 7, 2024 by Peter Roff
The lockdowns instituted during the COVID pandemic were only supposed to last a few days. Two weeks turned into three, then months. Schools were closed, disrupting the education of millions of children...
The ghosts of Mississippi
May 7, 2024 by Elwood Watson
Editor's note: This column have been updated to include the correct name of an individual identified as shouting racial epithets. Ghosts of Mississippi...
Campus protests are just pale imitations of the 1960s
May 6, 2024 by Christine Flowers
It seems silly to write a column about the recent college protests. And yet, here we are...
For Mother’s Day — teaching the art of laughter
May 6, 2024 by Tom Purcell
My mother would have been considered eccentric had she been financially wealthy. But she is wealthy in the ways that really matter, and her greatest wealth is teaching the art of laughter...
Protest problems: Top ten cartoons of the week
May 2, 2024 by Daryl Cagle
School protests have dominated the headlines this week, as demonstrators have clashed with police at universities across the country attempting to voice their opposition to Israel's war in Gaza. There was also South Dakota Gov...
It’s not about you, Marjorie Taylor Greene
May 2, 2024 by Michael Reagan
Making Sense By Michael Reagan What a good week it should have been for Republicans. The protestors demanded their schools condemn Israel’s invasion of Gaza, come out in support of Palestinians or divest themselves of any Israeli investments...
The Supreme Court is goose-stepping for Trump in slow motion
May 2, 2024 by Dick Polman
Way back when I was a boy, the U. Supreme Court was so revered as an institution that my fourth-grade teacher required us to learn the names of all nine members...
Merrick Garland MIA during campus upheavals
May 2, 2024 by Joe Guzzardi
Last week, amid nationwide student protesting that threatened Jewish students and effectively shut down college campuses, twenty-seven Republican senators sent Attorney General Merrick Garland and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona a letter urgin..
Yearning for random thoughts about Mother’s Day?
May 1, 2024 by Danny Tyree
Tyrades! Remember the scene where Allen’s character Alvy was stuck in line at the movies, subjected to the pompous blathering of a pseudo-intellectual?..
Day at the museum
May 1, 2024 by Alexandra Paskhaver
If you want to see a flying whale, go to the Natural History Museum in London. That’s because it’s dead. Right when you enter the museum, you see that enormous skeleton suspended from the ceiling: a whole blue whale, or what’s left of it...
Republicans have no real interest in protecting Jewish students
April 30, 2024 by Elwood Watson
To say that the following academic year has been riveting for higher education is an understatement. The result was a public relations disaster, shortly after which both Gay and Magill resigned...
Two lawmakers who never agree on anything are taking a stand
April 29, 2024 by Christine Flowers
John F.. I have always been fascinated with people who find within themselves the ability to defy expectations, anger their presumed allies and follow their own conscience...
National Day of Prayer
April 29, 2024 by Tom Purcell
The National Day of Prayer is on May 2nd this year. Like a lot of people, I don't pray until things go sour or I have some daunting challenge heading my way. I pray every April 15 — after cursing — when a large sum of taxes is due...