Columns

By Peter Funt Back on the Fourth of July, buried in the mumbo-jumbo of campaign rhetoric, was a statement by Democrat Martin O’Malley. The former Maryland governor said “patriotism” is rooted in helping others, and among those he singled out … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael Reagan Donald Trump has jumped to the top of the national polls for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. It’s an embarrassing moment for the GOP, the country and the planet. But everyone knows America’s richest celebrity … Continue reading

By Jason Stanford You can lead a Senator to water, but you cannot make him think. Benjamin Netanyahu’s bellicose bellyaching notwithstanding, getting Iran to give up its nuclear ambitions makes the world safer, is broadly popular with the American people, … Continue reading

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree “Sequel reveals dark side of Atticus Finch.” “New book portrays Atticus Finch as a racist.” “Atticus Finch fans on Twitter aghast.” Those are some of the headlines spawned by the arrival of “Go Set A Watchman,” … Continue reading

By Susan Stamper Brown As we witness the fall and likely deterioration of the small Mediterranean nation of Greece, it would be wise to understand that unless America makes radical corrections, Greece’s fate will be ours. Like in Greece, our … Continue reading

By Ron Paul The drama over Greece’s financial crisis continues to dominate the headlines. It appears a deal has been reached providing Greece with yet another bailout if the Greek government adopts new “austerity” measures. The deal will allow all … Continue reading

By Joe Guzzardi The heartbreaking tragedy of young Kate Steinle, shot to death in the sanctuary city of San Francisco by a five-times deported, seven-times convicted illegal alien felon, will continue to unfold for weeks. Arraigned on Monday, Mexican national … Continue reading

By Rick Jensen For those of you who pretend there is no politically liberal bias among the national media, consider these two recent events involving Hillary Clinton. First, national press reporters actually allowed Hillary’s staff members to keep them at … Continue reading

By Phil Kerpen Congress officially writes the laws in the country, but they increasingly pass broad, vague generalities that allow regulators, bureaucrats, and judges to make all of the important policy decisions, often decades after the Congress that enacted the … Continue reading

Republicans are very concerned that bakers have the freedom to refuse service to gay couples who want to buy wedding cakes. Now that marriage equality … Continue reading

My latest local, altie Nashville Scene cartoon is about Nashville’s statue of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, who fought defending Nashville from the Union Army, … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael Reagan FYI, my fellow Americans. Donald Trump, a political amateur, has won the first Republican presidential debate of the 2016 primary. It wasn’t a formal scheduled TV debate. That political circus doesn’t debut on Fox News … Continue reading

By Peter Funt Give Donald Trump this much: he knows how to play the media like a violin. If I had half his business brain I’d send him a bill for this column, because every time a serious journalist treats … Continue reading

My new “Grexit” cartoon is pretty similar to other recent Grexit cartoons, showing Greece blowing off the European Union at the same time that they … Continue reading

By Susan Stamper Brown Oh, the injustice of five justices wearing black robes, so overwhelmingly endowed with special superpowers, they can read what’s not written and create sketchy laws out of thin air. They declared something as a fundamental right, … Continue reading

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree Even though secular influences have reduced the Bible Belt to a Bible Thong, one can still find plenty of Vacation Bible Schools here in the South. My son Gideon (soon to be a seventh grader) recently … Continue reading

By Ron Paul Last week we saw an encouraging sign that the 50 year cold war between the U.S. and Cuba was finally coming to an end. President Obama announced on Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba would restore full … Continue reading

Raging Moderate by Will Durst Every year, it’s with a gleeful relief we embrace Independence Day, which marks the beginning of dead solid summer. The Fourth of July is a red white and blue arrow to the bulls-eye of patriotism … Continue reading

By Jason Stanford When confronted with startling events, I find it best to take a beat, exhale, and remind myself that whatever happens, my dog loves me and football season is almost here. Not so with Texas Republicans, who reacted … Continue reading

By Tom Purcell Ah, summer. We all know what that means for young children. If your kids are seen walking without adult supervision, somebody will call the cops, Child Protective Services will conduct an investigation and charges will be filed. … Continue reading