Michael Barone: Negative campaigning breaks out in Republican race

Michael Barone: Negative campaigning breaks out in Republican race

By Michael Barone Rough and tumble. Hammer and tongs. In the race for this year’s Republican nomination, Donald Trump has not hesitated to attack and ridicule many of his opponents, and some of them have teed up attacks on him, only to hold back when they seemed to help rather than hurt him. Ted Cruz […]

Emil Franzi: Western classic carries some political, moral lessons, too

Emil Franzi: Western classic carries some political, moral lessons, too

By Emil Franzi Sometimes I can comment simultaneously on my two favorite topics and the different subject matter in my two radio programs – politics and the American West. NPR has a series on great American films and just broadcast the 1960 classic “The Magnificent Seven.” They gave production details and lots of history and […]

Sam Smith: Filler items for young journalists

Sam Smith: Filler items for young journalists

By Sam Smith The basic rules of good journalism are fairly simple: tell the story right, tell it well and, in the words of the late New Yorker editor, Harold Ross, ‘if you can’t be funny, be interesting.’ Journalism is to thought and understanding as the indictment is to the trial, the hypothesis to the […]

Michael Barone: Battening down the hatches, reminiscent of the 1930s

Michael Barone: Battening down the hatches, reminiscent of the 1930s

By Michael Barone Battening down the hatches. That’s what America and much of the rest of the world seem to be doing today, in an eerie re-enactment, though to much less of a degree, of what America and the world did in the 1930s. The result then wasn’t very pretty. The result now is unknown. […]

Phil Richardson: My scorecard for 2015

Phil Richardson: My scorecard for 2015

Phil, you’re a classic example of the Centrist. The center is NOT some mushy place inhabited by those slobbering to cross the aisle and compromise everything. It is actually inhabited (less and less I might add) by folks with strong opinions about individual issues that do not fit current ideological matrixes. You lean left on […]

Ben Crystal: A game plan for 2016

Ben Crystal: A game plan for 2016

By Ben Crystal I thought John Boehner cashed in his speaker’s digs for the greener fairways of Ohio. The rising tide of conservatism in response to the often-criminal failures of President Barack Obama’s regime was supposed to pull America back from the yawning precipice of socialism. With Boehner working on his savage tan full time, […]

Bill Tatro: “Sound” financial advice

Bill Tatro: “Sound” financial advice

By Bill Tatro This piece of financial advice has invoked much controversy. Reeves has selected periods of time that could substantiate his contention about “all in” on the stock market. Based on HIS analysis he could be right. Unfortunately many people will read his commentary and will continue the traditional buy and hold strategy. The […]

Emil Franzi: Control central to liberals, fascists

Emil Franzi: Control central to liberals, fascists

By Emil Franzi Jonah Goldberg’s “Liberal Fascism” is one of the more relevant conservative books of the last few years. I suggest that it would be an appropriate post-Christmas or Epiphany gift among conservatives and libertarians. For too long the general characteristics of fascism have been falsely attributed to conservatives. While there are superficial similarities […]

Phil Richardson: The looming healthcare crisis

Phil Richardson: The looming healthcare crisis

By Phil Richardson PHIL: Great column until the end. Why do you believe single payer has been a success in Canada for anyone beyond the bureaucracy that makes that claim? The waiting period for anything requiring specialist care is appalling! It’s OK for the mundane stuff that can be handled by lower ranking medical personnel, […]

Thomas Sowell: Remembering 2015

Thomas Sowell: Remembering 2015

By Thomas Sowell How shall we remember 2015? Or shall we try to forget it? It is always hard to know when a turning point has been reached, and usually it is long afterwards before we recognize it. However, if 2015 has been a turning point, it may well have marked a turn in a […]

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