Ron Lora: Questions missing in the presidential campaign

Ron Lora: Questions missing in the presidential campaign

Missing in the current presidential campaign is serious discussion on America’s state of interminable war. For three-quarters of a century we...

August 26th, 2016 |  


Chris Erskine: ‘Little brothers’ and big, big voices

Chris Erskine: ‘Little brothers’ and big, big voices

I used to write with music playing in the background till I realized the rhythms were interfering with my work. Like music, writing relies on attracti...

August 26th, 2016 |  


John M. Crisp: The death penalty’s essential futility

John M. Crisp: The death penalty’s essential futility

Maybe our society should congratulate itself occasionally on how much progress it’s made in the last half-century toward equality and individual...

August 26th, 2016 updated: August 26th, 2016. |  


Lori Borgman: Give kids a break and start school later

Lori Borgman: Give kids a break and start school later

There was a time you could tell when school was starting by the school supply aisles at the big box stores. They looked like the aftermath of a tornad...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Carl P. Leubsdorf: Trump changing tone, but not essence

Presidential candidates facing defeat often try to change their image.Vice President Hubert Humphrey broke with President Lyndon Johnson and called fo...

August 25th, 2016 updated: August 25th, 2016. |  


Kathleen Parker: Hillary’s heel

Kathleen Parker: Hillary’s heel

WASHINGTON — When I wrote the headline “Hillary’s heel,” I was thinking of Achilles, not Bill, though the former president is ...

August 24th, 2016 |  


John Grindrod: Revisiting my freelancing past as school approaches

John Grindrod: Revisiting my freelancing past as school approaches

In much the same way local contributors Don Stratton and Larry Huffman have been asked to provide some insight in columns in the real-life law-and-ord...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Cynthia Allen: Clinton’s flaws getting overlooked

Cynthia Allen: Clinton’s flaws getting overlooked

One of the more frequent complaints about many conservative writers these days, me included, is that we spend too many column inches attacking the Rep...

August 23rd, 2016 updated: August 23rd, 2016. |  


Thomas Lucente: Only 1 pro-gun candidate this election

Thomas Lucente: Only 1 pro-gun candidate this election

One of the problems with Donald Trump and his ill-fated presidential candidacy is that his philosophical (and moral) compass spins wildly. He lacks co...

August 22nd, 2016 updated: August 22nd, 2016. |  


Christina Ryan Claypool: Why laughter is good for you

Christina Ryan Claypool: Why laughter is good for you

Did you ever have one of those days when nothing seems to go right? I’m not talking about huge problems here, just a string of trivial irritatio...

August 22nd, 2016 |