Columns

By Tom Purcell After I read the news report, I popped the wine cork and praised the science gods. Alcohol consumption helps us live longer. A new study, published in the journal “Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research” found that teetotalers … Continue reading

Raging Moderate by Will Durst “And They’re Almost Off.” Yes, the entrance to the 2016 Presidential Derby has officially been flung open wider than the gap between George Bernard Shaw and Pee Wee Herman. Backstage at the Bolshoi Ballet and … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael Reagan Hillary’s all in for 2016. Whoopee. She officially arrived Sunday — but not in the flesh. She announced her decision with a low-key tweet and a two-minute video featuring a diverse lineup of adorable Democrat … Continue reading

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree Last year I wanted to smack myself for missing the chance to write about the Kacey Musgraves country song “Follow Your Arrow.” Luckily, Musgraves has now released the similarly themed “(Mind Your Own) Biscuits.” Both the … Continue reading

This weekend I went to the National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in Nashville, Tennessee, my hometown. I’m an editorial cartoonist; I sit at home drawing and I rarely go to big conventions. The only thing I have to compare the … Continue reading

By Tom Purcell My sisters and I were saddened when my parents sold the old house. It was a two-story, four-bedroom design that was typical of 1960s suburbia — a house designed to raise children. The bottom half of the … Continue reading

Raging Moderate by Will Durst Modern life can get awfully complicated. In our continuing quest to navigate these state-of-the-art raging rapids while keeping body and mind upright, we should be forgiven the occasional tendency to overthink things (like the previous … Continue reading

By Jason Stanford The key to understanding Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz is not that he is a fighter or that he is an unwavering ideologue. To highlight his intelligence points the spotlight in the right direction but misses the … Continue reading

By David Bossie As Congress jetted off to yet another recess, many liberals caught the first plane out of town.  Here in Washington, DC the preferred airport of most Members of Congress is Ronald Reagan National Airport.  Located on the … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael Reagan Justice has been done in Boston, but it’s not finished. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty in the Boston Marathon terrorism bombing. The verdict Wednesday was no surprise. Everyone in the country already knew that … Continue reading

By Tom Purcell When I came to, I was on my back on the floor of my accountant’s office. “What happened?” I said. “When I told you how much you owe, you went down like ton of bricks,” said my … Continue reading

Raging Moderate by Will Durst Q. Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence, signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. What’s the big deal? A. Two years ago, the US Supreme Court mandated that Indiana had to recognize same-sex marriages, essentially saying “Like … Continue reading

By Jason Stanford The President of the United States of America announced a peace deal with Iran. It’s been so long that American leadership in the world sought peace through diplomacy I forgot we had it in our foreign policy … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael Reagan March Madness hit Indiana hard this week. It had nothing to do with the NCAA’s Final Four Championship, which is coming to Indianapolis on Saturday. And despite what you think, it wasn’t about gay rights, … Continue reading

By Tom Purcell “America and the West have a historic opportunity to negotiate a nuclear agreement that will promote peace in the Middle East and the world. It will give your country, Iran, a brighter future. What do you say … Continue reading

By David Bossie The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”) signed into law by Governor Mike Pence is hardly new legislation.  It’s modeled on a federal law that was enacted in 1993.  The public outcry Indiana’s new law has inspired is … Continue reading

Raging Moderate by Will Durst Winter is over! Winter is over! Excuse the jubilation, but we ink-stained wretches love the ritual excitement that occurs every spring. This spring is extra exciting, because it comes with our big quadrennial first sighting … Continue reading

By Jason Stanford Where is Leslie Knope when we need her? Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” which purports to protect Christians from being forced to apply the Golden Rule to gays and lesbians at work, resists sober interpretation. The only … Continue reading

This week marked the infamous five year anniversary of Obamacare, the most detrimental piece of legislation enacted by the Obama Administration to this day.  It’s hard to believe that health care in the United States, once the envy of the … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael Reagan When Ted Cruz officially stepped into the 2016 presidential ring this week the boo-birds attacked immediately. But it wasn’t just the liberals of the mainstream media who threw bottles and chairs at the conservative Texan. … Continue reading