Recent Columns

Will Ron DeSantis learn anything from Hurricane Ian?
September 29, 2022 by Dick Polman
We all know that MAGA 2. But now that Hurricane Ian has wreaked virtually unprecedented havoc on the west side of his state, it’s time for him to sit in a class and get schooled on the basics of science...
Playing politics with Hurricane Ian
September 29, 2022 by Michael Reagan
Making Sense by Michael Reagan Hurricane Ian hadn’t slammed into the Florida coast yet and already the idiots were playing politics. Ron DeSantis for Ian because of his skeptical position on global warming...
The American dream: Top ten cartoons of the week
September 28, 2022 by Daryl Cagle
There was a lot of news this past week for cartoonists to absorb, everything from NASA crashing into an asteroid to Vladimir Putin's struggling invasion of Ukraine. Here are our top ten most reprinted cartoons of the week: #1. Jeff Koterba, Cagle...
GOP pins hopes on ‘Commitment to America’
September 28, 2022 by Joe Guzzardi
With seven weeks remaining before the 2022 midterm election, Republicans and Democrats have drawn their battle lines and staked out what each party considers their opponents’ political vulnerabilities...
Are you cool with surveillance cameras?
September 28, 2022 by Danny Tyree
Tyrades! Yes, shoplifting has gotten bad enough and technology has gotten good enough that we have made this major investment...
Hey, Congress, stop fiddling with our clocks
September 27, 2022 by Tom Purcell
With the “fall back” clock change coming soon, one thing makes me especially grumpy and confused. But the bill has not advanced. 6, has been agitating me every fall and spring for my entire life...
America shouldn’t hand economic leadership to China
September 25, 2022 by Peter Roff
Globalization has its benefits but, after COVID, it might be time to consider just how much of America’s economic activity we want to continue to share with other countries. Is that protectionist?..
We have a right to defend our reputations
September 25, 2022 by Christine Flowers
Every one of us has the right to defend our reputations against attack. Those agendas have been personal, political, criminal or simply borne out of the nihilistic desire to hurt a moving human target...
On Rosh Hashanah, a WWII hero and Hall of Fame slugger
September 23, 2022 by Joe Guzzardi
Simply put, Hank Greenberg is the most prodigious Jewish Major League Baseball slugger ever...
Trump and the very best mind like you wouldn’t believe
September 23, 2022 by Dick Polman
We’ve long been exposed to Don the Con’s superpowers, his ability to scam millions of presumably sane Americans and make them think his bullcrap doesn’t stink. Turns out, he’s telepathic! Very stable telepathy...
Disney’s latest remake a window into race in America
September 23, 2022 by Elwood Watson
Witnessing the faces of little Black girls across the nation light up with glee as they saw previews of actress Halle Bailey from the live action version “The Little Mermaid,” was both heartwarming and gratifying...
The Air Force goes for woke
September 23, 2022 by Michael Reagan
Making Sense by Michael Reagan Well, there goes the United States Air Force. Cadets there now have to take a training class that includes a slide presentation titled, "Diversity & Inclusion: What it is, why we care, & what we can do. Why?..
Interest hikes: Top ten cartoons of the week
September 21, 2022 by Daryl Cagle
The good news? Unfortunately, interest rates continue to climb as the Federal Reserve fights to slow down inflation. Dave Whamond's funny Monty Python riff on Russia's invasion of Ukraine was also popular with editors...
DeSantis’ compassionless conservatism underscores urgency of real immigration reform
September 21, 2022 by John L. Micek
Florida Gov. last week was depthless in its cruelty and cynicism, evoking the worst of America’s nativist and segregationist history. And with control of Congress, and governor’s mansions across the country on the ballot on Nov...
What the law says about governors and migrants
September 21, 2022 by Joe Guzzardi
Hillary Clinton, Yale Law School ’73, said on MSNBC that sending 50 illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard was “literally human trafficking” by Florida Gov...
Immigration a top issue again ahead of the midterms
September 21, 2022 by Carl Golden
Immigration has muscled its way into the top four issues in the midterm elections, joining inflation, cost of living, violent crime and abortion rights as potential turning points in the control of Congress...
Shall we toast the 40th anniversary of ‘Cheers’?
September 21, 2022 by Danny Tyree
Tyrades! You may remember “Cheers” as the hit show (set in a Boston pub) that ran for 11 seasons, won 28 Emmy awards, drew 93 million viewers for its finale and spawned the equally long-running spin-off "Frasier...
Dogs vs. daughters
September 20, 2022 by Jase Graves
My adult life has been full of transitions–from single to married, from childlessness to fatherhood, and from virile coolness to cringey blobfish...
In fundraising, father knew best
September 20, 2022 by Peter Funt
An unsolicited solicitation package from Boys Town arrived by mail the other day, earlier and bulkier than usual. Yet, the volume of free stuff they sent this year made me wonder about the effectiveness of guilt-driven marketing...
An extension of tax grief
September 20, 2022 by Tom Purcell
I used to love the first weekend of autumn. Maybe I better explain. Autumn officially begins this Friday, Sept. I organized the mess of paper somewhat in the spring, so that my CPA could file an extension...
Many women aren’t in John Fetterman’s camp
September 20, 2022 by Christine Flowers
John Fetterman, aspiring to be junior U. senator of Pennsylvania, recently held a rally in the suburbs of Philadelphia...
The NBA and the N-word
September 16, 2022 by Elwood Watson
The NBA recently suspended Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver for a year and fined him $10 million after an investigation found he engaged in what the league called “workplace misconduct and organizational deficiencies...
The Queen and I
September 15, 2022 by Michael Reagan
Making Sense By Michael Reagan Some people over here in the former Colonies are complaining about all the heavy media coverage of the death of Queen Elizabeth II...
How the Yankees almost stole an NFL legend
September 15, 2022 by Joe Guzzardi
The National Football League has started its second century as the gridiron world’s highest achievable professional level...
Russia on the run: Top ten cartoons of the week
September 15, 2022 by Daryl Cagle
While cartoonists have been covering the invasion since February, Ukraine's counteroffensive against Russia last week drew new attention on a conflict that's raged on for nearly seven months. Back in March, the U...
Dorm life: good, bad or ugly?
September 14, 2022 by Danny Tyree
Tyrades! This only child who had never really spent the night away from home is cautiously adapting to dormitory life. We have panties to raid and fire extinguishers to discharge!..
Thank you for being mannerly
September 13, 2022 by Tom Purcell
“No problem. I don’t know where I got into the habit of saying this to people, but I do not say it anymore...
Oklahoma and Missouri can stop Biden’s student loan bailout
September 12, 2022 by Phil Kerpen
Can the president spend an estimated $500 million to $1 trillion without approval from Congress, the branch of government that holds the power of the purse under the Constitution? But if the Biden student loan bailout is illegal, who can stop it?..
Getting older means saying goodbye to friends
September 12, 2022 by John L. Micek
There are stubborn and unwelcome facts about getting older. The injuries from running or other sports that come easier and are harder to shake off than they were before...
Sad to see the vitriol spewed at Queen Elizabeth II
September 12, 2022 by Christine Flowers
I expected the Irish schadendfruede. My ties to the old country are pretty attenuated, but I’ve been around Irish Americans most of my life, so I knew that they’d be a bit gleeful about the passing of Queen Elizabeth II...