Recent Columns

Academic freedom is under assault in America
September 26, 2023 by Elwood Watson
Those of us who work in academia understand that academic freedom represents the cornerstone of successful colleges and universities...
Love and honesty will get us through
September 26, 2023 by Tom Purcell
It was a family event for the ages. I drove my mother down Friday so she could participate in the rehearsal. After the rehearsal, we attended a welcome party, where we had great fun catching up with my cousins and other family members...
My alma mater has turned into a leftist re-education camp
September 25, 2023 by Christine Flowers
When my father proudly mentioned to one of his colleagues that his firstborn child had just been accepted to Bryn Mawr College, he responded: “Let’s hope she doesn’t stop shaving her underarms...
Impeachment insanity: Top ten cartoons of the week
September 21, 2023 by Daryl Cagle
Congress is back in session, and Republicans are focusing their efforts on an impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden, despite the last of evidence linking him to the business dealings of his son, Hunter...
The GOP can’t survive the Only Trumpers
September 21, 2023 by Michael Reagan
Making Sense by Michael Reagan Too bad Donald Trump won’t attend the second Republican presidential primary debate next week at the Ronald Reagan Library...
Impeaching Biden for non-existent crimes is MAGA madness
September 21, 2023 by Dick Polman
The easiest way to write about the House Republicans’ purported impeachment probe of President Biden, a theatrical stunt launched with zero actual evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors, is to simply focus on MAGA mascot Kevin McCarthy – the h..
Republicans have rare opportunity to secure U.S. border
September 21, 2023 by Joe Guzzardi
Congress is back from its August recess, the weeks-long period away from its always-contentious, mostly unproductive business. 30 deadline to pass a federal budget. 1, a new fiscal year begins...
Are you obsessed with spicy foods?
September 20, 2023 by Danny Tyree
Tyrades! I was living with my parents and slept during the day because I worked graveyard shift. They pounced on the delicacy, chortling because I was missing out. They should not have accepted the “hot” version of the sauce...
Things I’ve never done
September 19, 2023 by Jase Graves
A few days ago, my wife and I were taking our evening almost-senior-citizen power stroll, and the subject of Hooters came up. And I’ll tell you why (even if you wish I wouldn’t). (Pretend you didn’t read those last two words together...
Dressing Up for Senate success
September 19, 2023 by Tom Purcell
I suppose it was just a matter of time before casual dress hit the U. Senate. Schumer’s directive appears to be tailor-made for Pennsylvania Sen...
The puppet of the House
September 18, 2023 by Elwood Watson
Get your popcorn ready, because a gut-wrenching level of drama has gripped the House of Representatives! �� Last week, Speaker Kevin McCarthy slid over to a lectern and called for an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden...
The ‘fascist’ label is being thrown around a lot
September 18, 2023 by Christine Flowers
I come from a long line of anti-fascists. His parachute was later used to make the wedding dress of my cousin Helen...
Pumpkin spice: Top ten cartoons of the week
September 14, 2023 by Daryl Cagle
It's the middle of September, or as it's become known across the U. – pumpkin spice season. At the top of the list is the Pumpkin Spice Latte, which turns 20 this year after being introduced by Starbucks in 2003...
Saving our kids from the wackos and dirty books
September 14, 2023 by Michael Reagan
Making Sense by Michael Reagan Thank God for Sen. I wish every major television and radio network in the country had covered what the smart and colorful Republican did in the Senate this week...
Exclusive! Advance transcript of the next Republican presidential debate.
September 14, 2023 by Dick Polman
The second Republican presidential debate is less than two weeks away, co-hosted by the Fox Business network, and I know you must be excited. HOSTS: “Welcome to the second Republican presidential debate!..
Biden’s illegal attack on gas-powered cars
September 14, 2023 by Phil Kerpen
The Biden administration's infatuation with electric vehicles is no secret, with billions in subsidies lavished on them in the so-called Inflation Reduction Act and now direct bribes to vehicle manufacturers to shift their production...
On Rosh Hashanah, remembering baseball’s winningest Jewish pitcher
September 14, 2023 by Joe Guzzardi
When the Chicago Cubs called up Ken Holtzman from the Rookie Pioneer League in 1965, some within the organization predicted that the lefty would be the next Sandy Koufax...
Are free refills the arch-nemesis of the Golden Arches?
September 13, 2023 by Danny Tyree
Tyrades! “I’m lovin’ it” was assuredly not my gut-level reaction when I read of a 10-year corporate plan to phase out self-serving soda machines in all the restaurants and require customers to request (grovel for) refills at the counter...
It’s time for Biden to pass the baton
September 13, 2023 by Carl Golden
As talk builds about whether Joe Biden is mentally and physically capable of withstanding a re-election campaign or serving another four years, it's only be a matter of time before the most difficult of conversations with the president will occur...
NFL bets on greed
September 12, 2023 by Tom Purcell
“Only bet what you can afford to lose. For years the NFL was adamantly against betting in sports. �� He was correct...
Black women deserve better
September 11, 2023 by Elwood Watson
Malcolm X said it best in a 1962 speech: “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is a black woman…” More than 60 years later, these words still ring true...
Strikes make a humorless campaign even more so
September 11, 2023 by Peter Funt
NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” hasn’t cracked a Joe Biden joke since April 15, when cast member Michael Che quipped, “President Biden has tried to downplay the recent leak of classified U...
An even application of justice would be appreciated
September 11, 2023 by Christine Flowers
The last time that I wrote anything about the Proud Boys, I got into some hot water. �However, the mere fact that he had dared attend a meeting was considered sufficient grounds to treat him as a Nazi, which is what many people called him...
Covid is back: Top ten cartoons of the week
September 9, 2023 by Daryl Cagle
How many people do you know have tested positive for COVID in the past month? It should be an interesting fall and winter. I personally liked Bill Day's quiet cartoon featuring a margarita glass topped with a rim of salt...
It really can happen here
September 8, 2023 by Michael Reagan
Making Sense by Michael Reagan Almost a hundred years ago the great American author Sinclair Lewis wrote a political novel called “It Can’t Happen Here...
Thurber’s Tail: How to survive your sharp-toothed puppy
September 7, 2023 by Tom Purcell
The bloodshed was everywhere. I was desperate to stop Thurber's reign of puppy-toothed terror, but how?..
Nikki Haley’s shameless, fascist-adjacent flip flops
September 7, 2023 by Dick Polman
I’ll go out on a limb and take a wild guess that you didn’t watch Nikki Haley make a fool of herself on TV last weekend. �� Only a truly vacuous candidate can bring to mind the Marquis de Sade. But then she hit the wall...
How are you in the best friend department?
September 6, 2023 by Danny Tyree
Tyrades! �� After 40-plus years, I can still hear one of my best friends from college asking that dreaded question. I have felt guilty over the decades. (I’m not so overwrought about high school friends who escaped from my orbit...
Dad’s lumbar moving company
September 5, 2023 by Jase Graves
Recently, my wife and I accomplished a task almost as daunting as giving our cat a pill or teaching our youngest daughter to drive without committing widespread curb trauma...
Why should we care if a politician is unmarried?
September 5, 2023 by Elwood Watson
It appears some Republican donors are really concerned that presidential candidate Tim Scott, South Carolina's junior senator,  is a 57-year-old bachelor — and whatever implications that may entail...