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Raging Moderate, by Will Durst It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Glenn Beck-quoting, gun-toting, Tea Party-voting Evangelical, or a solar-heating, tofu-eating, New York Times crossword puzzle-cheating Environmentalist, you still got to admire the way the president breathed life into the health care reform bill. It was a gosh-darn miracle. Coming right at the advent of […]

I’m calling this column “Coca-Cola.” Although I have little to say about Coke, it’s my hope that the giant soft drink company will send me a few bucks for the naming rights. Apparently during the current economic upheaval, names are the easiest things to pawn off. New York City got $4 million by allowing Barclays […]

The beleaguered world of editorial cartooning has taken two more hits in recent days — one voluntary, one not, but both related to these lousy economic times.

Making Sense, by Michael Reagan Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder was killed while serving in Iraq in 2006. His grieving father, Albert Snyder, did what too many military families have had to do over the past several years — bury his child. But this sad story takes a cruel and despicable turn. You see, […]

It now seems that every second priest has had a fiddle with the genitals of a young choirboy and the question has to be asked ‘why?’. What is so attractive about little children? Is it their innocence? Their vulnerability?

It seems everybody gets their own pet conspiracy these days: Birthers, Birchers, Deathers, Truthers and whatever you call the people who won’t get their kids inoculated. According to the theories, nothing is as it seems and everyone is in on it. Following this reasonable assumption, I’ve come up with my own. Here it is: former […]

My family and I are taking the new tax personally. One of the many items tucked into the government overhaul of America’s health care system is a 10 percent sales tax on tanning salons. According to The Wall Street Journal, the tan tax was added so that the Botox tax could be removed. As it […]

My family and I are taking the new tax personally. One of the many items tucked into the government overhaul of America’s health care system is a 10 percent sales tax on tanning salons. According to The Wall Street Journal, the tan tax was added so that the Botox tax could be removed. As it […]

When the space shuttle Discovery launches on April 5, bringing supplies and new science experiments to the International Space Station, it will also be hauling two unique pieces of cargo – cartoons drawn by Omaha World-Herald cartoonist Jeff Koterba. As his cartoons prepare to be lifted into space, I asked Jeff about the honor and […]

Raging Moderate, by Will Durst Otto von Bismarck said, “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.” Sausages? We would have loved to have seen some sausages. We would have killed for sausages. As any Wisconsin boy can tell you, sausages cooked indirectly over mesquite coals until crispy blistered, then […]