Recent Columns

Biden to Deport Haitians: Too Little, Too Late
September 22, 2021 by Joe Guzzardi
Last week, the Biden administration announced it will begin eight daily flights to return Haitian illegal immigrants from their makeshift shelters under Texas’ International Bridge...
Can You Handle Tomorrow’s Automotive Dealerships?
September 22, 2021 by Danny Tyree
Tyrades! Mom-and-pop dealerships, cagey price negotiations and eye-popping inventories will be left in the rearview mirror as the industry shifts toward consolidation and customers ordering customized vehicles online...
College Football Fan Follies
September 21, 2021 by Jase Graves
Before a couple of weeks ago, it had been over twenty years since my wife and I attended a Texas A&M football game...
To Save America’s Cities, It Is Time to Be Bold
September 21, 2021 by Peter Roff
When it comes down to it, many of the significant problems associated with the COVID pandemic resulted from a failure of imagination. The proper response is not timidity or inaction...
Come on, Amazon, Make Service a Prime Concern
September 20, 2021 by Peter Funt
Dear Jeff Bezos: Here’s what Amazon emailed me after a relatively small matter developed into a giant headache: “Your feedback is helping us build Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company...
Let Them Eat Kix
September 20, 2021 by Tom Purcell
I never parted with a $20 bill faster. The Western omelet and Diet Coke I often get wasn’t the $11 it had been for as long as I remember. That expense, with my tip for the excellent waiter, consumed my entire $20 bill...
Why We Laugh at the Bubble of ‘White Privilege’
September 20, 2021 by Christine Flowers
I think I finally understand what white privilege looks like. The Met Gala is designed to raise money for the eponymous New York City museum, a place where I’ve spent many joyous hours as both a child and adult...
The Terrible Towel’s Tender Back Story
September 16, 2021 by Joe Guzzardi
The 2021 National Football League season is underway, with the Pittsburgh Steelers starting the season 1-0 after dispatching the Buffalo Bills...
Dems Play the Trump Card in California Recall Election
September 16, 2021 by Michael Reagan
Making Sense by Michael Reagan “A blow out. It didn’t surprise me that in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans by 3-1 the “No” vote for recalling Democrat Gavin Newsom won more than 60 percent of the vote...
Threats and Insults Won’t Get People Vaccinated
September 16, 2021 by Rich Manieri
I happen to believe vaccines are a good idea. Everyone in my family is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. By the way, if the government wants to shoot a chip into me so I can be tracked, go right ahead...
Are You Bathing Too Frequently?
September 15, 2021 by Danny Tyree
Tyrades! We were skeptical, but it still burned in my brain an image of grimy tumbling tumbleweeds popping through the suds. Anyhow, for the past several decades I’ve taken the uprightness of a daily shower for granted. Times change...
Biden Putting Jackson’s Theory of Executive Power to the Test
September 14, 2021 by Carl Golden
In his book “American Lion,” a biography of President Andrew Jackson, author/historian Jon Meacham describes Jackson’s philosophy of governing as presidential primacy...
Wise Words From George W. Bush That Republicans Will Ignore
September 14, 2021 by Dick Polman
What a shame that so many prominent figures summon the moxie to speak the truth when it’s too late to do anything about it...
When America Follows Its Better Angels
September 13, 2021 by Christine Flowers
I recently filling in hosting a local Philadelphia talk show, which gave me the opportunity to interview Lt. Meyers, a retired Marine who’d recently written a memoir about his almost three decades in service: “American to the Corps...
Save Water, Shower with a Bureaucrat?
September 13, 2021 by Tom Purcell
If you’re like me, you enjoy few things more than a long, hot shower. Unfortunately, the Biden administration intends to re-enact a federal regulation that will limit my ability to enjoy my daily hot shower in the name of water conservation...
White House Dismisses Sovereign America’s Future
September 9, 2021 by Joe Guzzardi
Prior to his death, Los Angeles’ Sunday night talk show host Terry Anderson used to open his broadcast with a heads up to his listeners: “If you ain’t mad, you ain’t paying attention...
America Mourns the Anniversary of 9/11. The Taliban Celebrate.
September 9, 2021 by Michael Reagan
Making Sense by Michael Reagan As the country sadly marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on Saturday, I’ve been thinking about where America was 20 years ago and where it's headed...
Biden’s Double Death Tax
September 8, 2021 by Phil Kerpen
Over the past two decades, Congress has repeatedly softened the blow of the federal estate tax by increasing the exemption amount – from $600,000 in 2000 to just under $12 million now...
Pay or Punish the Un-Vaxed?
September 8, 2021 by Peter Funt
When society seeks to influence behavior, is it better to pay people to act a certain way, or to penalize them if they don’t? American Airlines offers employees an extra day of paid vacation if they get the shots...
The ‘Rural Purge’ of 1971
September 8, 2021 by Danny Tyree
Tyrades! A TV fan magazine in the waiting room divulged life-changing news. TV historians regard this as part of the “rural purge” of the early 70s. But fall 1971 was the epicenter of a major upheaval in programming....
A Revival of Horse Sense?
September 7, 2021 by Tom Purcell
Here’s another interesting COVID-enabled trend to ponder: More Americans are leaving big cities and the suburbs to live in rural communities, according to NextAvenue. I hope the trend grows because it would be good for the American psyche...
Senate Candidates Bash Big Tech While Owning Their Stock
September 7, 2021 by John L. Micek
When it comes to how he feels about big tech, Jeff Bartos didn’t mince his words....
Texas is Not the New Taliban
September 6, 2021 by Christine Flowers
As expected, everyone's apoplectic about the Supreme Court’s decision not to block the Texas abortion law. Many people disagree with me, and that’s okay...
And They Came For the Leprechaun, Too
September 2, 2021 by Rich Manieri
I’m right infrequently enough that I like to point it out when it happens. I was downright prophetic. I jokingly mentioned that someone ought to take a look at the Notre Dame leprechaun. Poor little fella...
The Troubles With Biden’s Brain
September 2, 2021 by Michael Reagan
Making Sense by Michael Reagan Gov. So why shouldn’t President Biden win something this year from his Hollywood supporters for his series of wildly untrue Afghanistan speeches about the evacuation of Kabul? Gov...
To Control Women’s Bodies, Texas Empowers Bounty Hunters
September 2, 2021 by Dick Polman
We interrupt our regular programming of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan to bring you this bulletin about the Taliban takeover in Texas.. Wade, to decree that abortions are illegal after only six weeks of pregnancy...
Remembering Hank Aaron and a Forgotten Labor Day
September 1, 2021 by Joe Guzzardi
For Major League Baseball teams and their fans, Labor Day is a benchmark to project which teams will make it to the playoffs. games in the Wild Card standings...
What Do You Remember About 9/11 – And Before?
September 1, 2021 by Danny Tyree
Tyrades! I can remember almost exactly where a customer’s truck was parked when I overheard him telling one of my co-workers something or another about a plane crash up north...