Recent Columns

Baby formula follies: Top ten cartoons of the week
May 25, 2022 by Daryl Cagle
Another week has gone by, and the nation's cartoonists remain locked in on the baby formula shortage impacting the country....
Our national pathology over guns is inhuman
May 25, 2022 by John L. Micek
Want to know what rage feels like? Not today...
Do you have a personal catch phrase?
May 25, 2022 by Danny Tyree
Tyrades! Whether it’s McGarrett’s “Book ‘em, Danno” or Vizzini’s “Inconceivable! But there is a dismaying amount of trial and error behind the relative handful of utterances that fully capture the public consciousness...
On Memorial Day, remembering Major League Baseball’s first WWI fatality
May 24, 2022 by Joe Guzzardi
Eddie Grant, a Harvard Law School graduate and a former third baseman who played for the Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds and New York Giants, was the first major league baseball player killed in World War I. They are Lt...
A bear of a stock market

May 24, 2022 by Tom Purcell
Should you invest in the stock market now or wait? Stock prices continue to fall and NASDAQ. “Unnerving” is well put...
A lesson for Democrats from Pennsylvania
May 23, 2022 by John L. Micek
You’d be hard-pressed to find a Pennsylvania Democrat who didn’t think Lt. John Fetterman was going to win his primary for U. Senate.. Conor Lamb by a little more than 32 percentage points — was no less eyebrow-raising...
Extremists don’t reflect an entire demographic of political thinkers
May 23, 2022 by Christine Flowers
The shooter in Buffalo had a racist motive. We don’t know exactly how he developed his hatred, but we know that it was the motivating factor in his rampage because it’s confirmed by his own words. These are the things that we know...
Biden is color blind on shootings
May 20, 2022 by Michael Reagan
Making Sense by Michael Reagan On and on it goes. It was a terrible, tragic, evil, obviously racist act...
Baby formula blues: Top ten cartoons of the week
May 18, 2022 by Daryl Cagle
This week, our top ten most reprinted cartoons covered a range of topics, including a troubling baby formula shortage and continued strain on our wallets at the gas pump. Wade. #1. om [download cartoon] #2. om [download cartoon] #3...
Pennsylvania, birthplace of democracy, could elect America’s first fascist governor
May 18, 2022 by Dick Polman
The writer Alan Furst has shrewdly observed, “Fascism famously stomps around in jackboots, but it sometimes wears carpet slippers, padding about softly on the edges of one’s life, and in a way that is worse. No need for jackboots here...
Bone-dry western states can’t cope with population surges
May 18, 2022 by Joe Guzzardi
The grisly discovery of human remains at the bottom of Lake Mead is a grim reminder of the Southwest’s growing drought crisis. Skeletal remains were also discovered in May at nearby Callville Bay...
Is this what Memorial Day means to you?
May 18, 2022 by Danny Tyree
Tyrades! - Hi. My history teacher, Mr. My grandpa suggested titling the essay “They’ve fallen, and our enthusiasm can’t get up. Mr...
Racism and violence in Buffalo
May 18, 2022 by Elwood Watson
Imagine being so crazed with racial hatred that you’re willing to drive four hours to a different city just to murder innocent people that look a little different than you...
No, it’s not COVID
May 17, 2022 by Jase Graves
For the past few weeks, I’ve been engaged in a WWE cage match against allergies. I promise, it’s not COVID...
Enjoy the prom while you can, kids  
May 17, 2022 by Tom Purcell
Prom season is upon us. I hate to admit it, but I feel bad for these young people. After spending their entire lives in an era of low inflation, cheap money and a growing economy, they must now feel the sting of higher costs...
Hollywood, like society, has trouble with the truth
May 16, 2022 by Peter Funt
We’re living in gray times, bobbing in a sea of information where there is no longer much black or white...
The resurgence of MeToo
May 16, 2022 by Christine Flowers
Cats are said to have nine lives. If only the MeToo movement had the same brief lifespan. First came word that Bill Murray had been fired from a Hollywood production because of alleged “inappropriate behavior...
The great baby formula shortage of 2022
May 12, 2022 by Michael Reagan
Making Sense By Michael Reagan That’s the big news story of the week. That problem is at the top – for now – of the growing pile of economic blunders and social miseries that Joe Biden and his failing policies have caused the American people...
Border admissions staggering, a member of his cabinet admits
May 12, 2022 by Joe Guzzardi
For immigration lawyers, these are heady times! The staggering total includes 398,861 let go since October 1, the fiscal year’s start, and also counts 80,116 admitted in March alone...
Abortion could swing persuadable Republican to the Democrats
May 12, 2022 by John L. Micek
Even if you’ve only been casually following the fiery debate over abortion rights in the days since a leaked U. Supreme Court draft opinion eviscerating Roe v...
Supreme hysteria: Top ten cartoons of the week
May 11, 2022 by Daryl Cagle
The Supreme Court's expected decision to overturn Roe v. Inflation and supply chain problems continue to be issues that resonate with readers, especially with the news this week that baby formula is hard to find. #1. om [download cartoon] #2...
Do you like what you’re hearing on TV?
May 11, 2022 by Danny Tyree
Tyrades! – Sgt... Now it’s time to unload on the audio aspect of the media...
Madison Cawthorn has become a problem for Republicans
May 10, 2022 by Elwood Watson
If it isn’t one thing, it’s another. A torrential downpour of allegations are haunting Cawthorn, including calls for an investigation into potential insider trading related to an anti-Biden cryptocurrency...
Reject new energy taxes with prices already soaring
May 10, 2022 by Phil Kerpen
Energy prices are up 32 percent in the past year, causing pain at the pump, paying monthly utility bills, and buying everything that's grown, shipped, or manufactured...
Biden’s hyperbole is getting a bit ridiculous
May 10, 2022 by Carl Golden
President Biden and those around him have a fondness for using historical disasters as points of comparisons to raise the level of outrage over outbreaks of violence and unrest that have plagued the nation for much of the last eighteen months...
Fatherly inspiration key to learning the art of grace 
May 9, 2022 by Tom Purcell
After all these years, my dad inspires me still. But though his body shows wear and tear, his mind remains as agile as his sense of humor. The old saying “actions speak louder than words” applies perfectly to my dad...
Dispelling the myths about abortion
May 9, 2022 by Christine Flowers
I was always a big fan of mythology. She is said to have sprung fully formed from her father Zeus’ head, which was probably a great relief for his wife Hera...
White House deaf to New York Times’ immigration alarm bells
May 6, 2022 by Joe Guzzardi
Showing complete indifference to his party’s fate, President Joe Biden is doing all he can to damage Democrats’ chances for election in the upcoming mid-terms and his re-election in 2024...
Billionaire’s development would sacrifice last great open space in L.A.
May 6, 2022 by Maria Fotopoulos
The New York Times has a history of journalistic infractions...
The unfairness of mass student loan forgiveness
May 6, 2022 by Rich Manieri
“You wanna borrow, you gotta pay the man. Rocky didn’t break Bob’s thumb like Mr. Bob was late on his payments and Gazzo didn’t like it...