Recent Columns

Grateful for National Freedom Day
January 31, 2023 by Tom Purcell
It’s one of the best days of the year and we owe our gratitude to the remarkable man who made it possible. 1 is National Freedom Day and its origin is as wonderful as is freedom itself. His proclamation changed the legal status of more than 3...
Contrasting two protests in the Cradle of Liberty
January 30, 2023 by Christine Flowers
It’s always good when people take time out of their busy schedules to protest what they believe to be an injustice. On Tuesday, we had pro-life activists raising their voices in support of one of their own, Mark Houck...
Tyre Nichols’ death shows how racism even impacts Black officers
January 30, 2023 by Elwood Watson
The death of Black people at the hands of law enforcement has become so commonplace that it's easy to feel both outraged and psychologically numb. We can now add Tyre Nichols of Memphis, Tenn...
To win the battle of ideas, you have to show up
January 28, 2023 by Peter Roff
In 1790. The Virginians would get Hamilton the votes in Congress needed to adopt a financial system of his design in exchange for putting the new capital city on the banks of the Potomac. That was true in 1790 and it’s true today...
If you thought Donald Trump was the worst, check out Mike Pompeo
January 27, 2023 by Dick Polman
The good news is many Republicans want to leave Donald Trump in the dust. Case in point: Mike Pompeo...
Biden’s lost docs and losing war
January 27, 2023 by Michael Reagan
Making Sense by Michael Reagan It’s a stretch, but I think I know the real reason the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago...
No, guns do kill people. And the solution is glaringly obvious
January 26, 2023 by John L. Micek
My Nhan, 65, immigrated to the United States from Vietnam in the 1980s, and made her home in California’s San Gabriel Valley, in a community called Rosemead. She never got the chance. last weekend. just 48 hours later, had to lose their lives...
Debt ceiling craziness: Top ten cartoons of the week
January 26, 2023 by Daryl Cagle
Most people probably can't explain what the debt ceiling is, but it's been in the news this week thanks to Republicans threatening economic calamity if their government spending demands aren't met. Trump's home. Pence's home...
Brother, can you spare an excuse?
January 25, 2023 by Danny Tyree
Tyrades! Citing a study released by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, “National Review” magazine says the share of American households donating to charity nosedived from 66 percent in 2000 to 50 percent in 2018...
Hot for hot chocolate
January 24, 2023 by Jase Graves
I’ve never been a huge fan of hot chocolate...
Grateful for Punxsutawney’s silly fun
January 24, 2023 by Tom Purcell
Groundhog Day cannot come soon enough. Cabin fever is setting in. A delightful, silly diversion is what we need about now, and Punxsutawney Phil has been delivering needed joy this time of year since 1887...
DeSantis goes after Black history
January 23, 2023 by Elwood Watson
In his ongoing attacks on what he describes as “woke politics,” Florida governor Ron DeSantis has denied permission for an AP African American History course to be taught in Florida public high schools...
Biden’s second student loan bailout scheme is even worse
January 23, 2023 by Phil Kerpen
President Joe Biden isn't waiting for the Supreme Court to decide on his last $400 billion student loan bailout before rolling out another, even more costly plan (oral arguments are scheduled for Feb...
What exactly is this congresswoman calling grotesque?
January 23, 2023 by Christine Flowers
This month, for the first time in 50 years, the annual March for Life was more celebratory than cautiously hopeful, more forward-looking than burdened by a troublesome history...
Interior Department’s misguided ‘restoring America’ program
January 20, 2023 by Joe Guzzardi
A week after Joe Biden became president, he signed Executive Order 14008, which announced his commitment to protect 30 percent of U. land and water – 41...
Some historic challenges face new Pennsylvania governor
January 20, 2023 by John L. Micek
Moments after he became Pennsylvania’s 48th chief executive, Gov. “To those who didn’t cast their vote for me, I heard you too...
Al Gore’s global warming meltdown
January 19, 2023 by Michael Reagan
Making Sense by Michael Reagan Is Davos over yet? Not quite...
Another day, another George Santos revelation
January 19, 2023 by Dick Polman
With all my heart I cherish the saga of George Santos (aka Anthony Devolder, aka Anthony Zabrovsky) because he’s the quintessential epitome of the MAGA freak show...
Eggflation: Top ten cartoons of the week
January 18, 2023 by Daryl Cagle
Cartoons poking fun at the skyrocketing cost of eggs were popular among editors this week, as Americans can't go a week without inflation taking a bite out of their wallets. Here are our top ten most reprinted cartoons of the week: #1...
Biden hands Trump a political gift
January 18, 2023 by Carl Golden
A constant in the political universe is the quest to occupy the moral high ground, that space that sets apart those with noble intentions and pure motives from those driven by craven desires in pursuit of personal gains...
Are you old enough to be a fashion model?
January 18, 2023 by Danny Tyree
Tyrades! Sorry. It might give some of the most seasoned models flashbacks of “the rocket’s red glare, bombs bursting in air. When I say “older,” I am not simply referencing hints of gray...
Another victim of a ‘small crime’ in a big city
January 18, 2023 by Christine Flowers
Last week, I was mugged. It was one of those classic “push and grab” affairs, where one person distracts you by pretending to accidentally bump into you and the other takes your wallet...
Thurber’s Tail: Answers to questions about your pets
January 18, 2023 by Tom Purcell
As a relatively new dog dad, I have many questions daily about why my Labrador, Thurber, does some of the many funny things he and other pets do. om. Dear Tom: Why does my dog love sticks so much?..
Stove debate a real gas
January 17, 2023 by Tom Purcell
I love my gas stove — almost as much as I love my Weber gas grill. As the story goes, Richard Trumka Jr....
After a shot of normal, chaos as usual in Pennsylvania
January 16, 2023 by John L. Micek
Well that didn’t take long. For a minute there “the birthplace of American democracy actually lived up to its promise,” I rather optimistically wrote...
What would Martin Luther King Jr. think of our America?
January 16, 2023 by Elwood Watson
This month, as we celebrate Black history, millions of Americans will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Dr...
Cleaning out Joe Biden’s’ dirty garage
January 12, 2023 by Michael Reagan
Making Sense by Michael Reagan Don’t worry, America. The ace reporters at liberal places like the New York Times, CNN and NBC are already digging deep into the facts of Biden’s mishandling of classified documents...
False equivalence cops on the Biden classified document case
January 12, 2023 by Dick Polman
When news broke the other day that President Biden’s lawyers had found a few documents with classified markings in a think-tank office he once used, we all knew that MAGA’s false equivalence cops would spring into action. Um, no...
More debt without spending reform is dirty
January 12, 2023 by Phil Kerpen
Before Republicans agreed to elect Kevin McCarthy Speaker House, a handful of his colleagues demanded the implementation of a fiscal framework to rein in federal spending...