Last Updated: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 10:24:04 AM
One of the great things about the winnowing of the 2016 presidential field over the last week is that it's making it much easier to figure out which candidate is supposed to scare voters the most.
If you listen to Republicans Donald Trump, Marco Ru ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 10:34:07 AM
By MARKOS KOUNALAKIS
The Sacramento Bee
Mobile apps are a fabulous waste of time and infinitely diverting. Except for "Plague."
The object of this strategy game is to achieve biological annihilation of the world with a complex virus or bacte ...
Last Updated: Monday, February 08, 2016 10:21:36 AM
I wanted to write this Tuesday morning, after I saw what happened in the Iowa caucuses. I wanted to sit down at the keyboard and, in a stream of consciousness worthy of James Joyce, express my belief that the acid test for the GOP would be the way it ...
Last Updated: Monday, February 01, 2016 10:23:20 AM
Watching all the negativity flying around the stage at the Democratic Town Hall Forum the other night, something struck me.
Why, after watching Hillary and Bernie go after each other's left-liberal throats, would anyone ever want to vote for eithe ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 10:20:34 AM
"Black Lives Matter" -- except in Tinseltown.
The Hollywood liberals who give Academy Awards to their friends got called out for their lack of diversity this week.
It seems this year the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences couldn't find ...
Last Updated: Monday, January 25, 2016 9:44:58 AM
Sarah Palin has made me sad. That's something that I never thought would happen, particularly since I made a small cottage industry of defending her against pretentious liberals, particularly pretentious liberal women who know how to spell "fetus" an ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 21, 2016 9:59:23 AM
Here's something you don't see in the winter much anymore: unsupervised kids sledding alone.
I drove by a popular sledding spot after it snowed last week. I only saw a handful of younger kids and every one of them had at least one adult keeping a w ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 10:09:48 AM
Early in last week's pyrotechnic debate among Republican presidential candidates, Donald Trump was confronted with the charge that he's made the GOP sound too angry.
His response was quick, polished and -- by Trumpian standards -- eloquent.
"I wi ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 10:15:56 AM
If you missed the president's final State of the Union message Tuesday night, don't worry.
It might have been billed as historic, but you didn't miss much.
There were no surprises. No shocks. No awe. Nothing historic or memorable.
It was the us ...
Last Updated: Monday, January 18, 2016 9:42:42 AM
By DARRYL LORENZO WELLINGTON
Tribune News Service
On Monday, we commemorate the life and death of Martin Luther King Jr., who extolled the transformative power of self-sacrifice and love, and led a movement which indelibly contributed to teari ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:55:22 AM
When I was a kid my father gave me three rifles and a shotgun.
First he gave me a single-shot .22 rifle. I was about eight.
Then in 1958, when "The Rifleman" came on, my father gave me a rapid-fire lever-action .22 Winchester rifle like ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 10:03:37 AM
When President Obama delivers his State of the Union message Tuesday, he must demonstrate strength and compassion. Despite his lame duck status, Mr. Obama should outline a bold agenda that addresses issues few politicians are willing to face, such as ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 10:28:18 AM
By EARL OFARI HUTCHINSON
For the Chicago Tribune
There really should never have been much doubt that disgraced comedian Bill Cosby eventually would be charged with a sex-related misconduct offense somewhere at some time.
In the much discusse ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 10:23:06 AM
By WILLIAM H. FREY
Los Angeles Times
In the 1960s, a flip but still effective aphorism summed up the rebelliousness of youth: "Don't trust anyone over 30." As it turns out, that admonition is a much more fitting bumper sticker for today's stud ...
Last Updated: Monday, January 04, 2016 9:57:12 AM
By JARED COHEN
Los Angeles Times
The Islamic State is the first terrorist group to control territory in both the digital and physical worlds. It has been particularly effective at using its digital operations to enable its physical ones -- mos ...
Last Updated: Friday, January 01, 2016 4:08:24 AM
It's hard to believe, but we're on the brink of another presidential election year. Let us pray. Every quadrennial, the American political process plays out as a big-top carnival sideshow featuring moral contortionists, ethical geeks and fat sweaty w ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 9:51:32 AM
By CLARENCE PAGE
What's the word? The "Word of the Year" at Oxford Dictionaries is not even a word. It is an emoji, a digital image that is used in text messages to express an idea or emotion in a style that seems in my eyes to ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 10:13:00 AM
It's the most wonderful time of the year. And a large part of what makes it so goldarn fabulous is the festive array of idiosyncratic traditions each family imprints on their holiday gene map like a candy cane tattoo on the soft flesh behind your kne ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 10:25:23 AM
No pollster would dare ask, "Are you in favor of more political polls?" Or, "Should news media spend more time covering polls?"
No matter which candidate you support, you've got to be worn out by the entire presidential selectio ...
Last Updated: Monday, December 14, 2015 10:12:14 AM
Last year, Islamic State seized control of big chunks of Iraq and Syria. This year, it's hijacking the U.S. presidential campaign.
The biggest concern for most American voters until recently was the sluggish economy and stagnating incomes. But sinc ...
Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2015 10:31:01 AM
"You can't be a Trump Republican and a Ronald Reagan Republican."
That's the tweet I sent to Jeb Bush the other day, when virtually the entire planet was united in bashing Donald Trump's call for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration to the USA.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 9:54:17 AM
I didn't kill three people at Planned Parenthood.
I didn't wake up one morning, forget to take my meds, get my fill at some of my favorite pornographic websites, smoke a few joints, load up my (probably registered) semi-automatic, pull out my map, ...
Last Updated: Monday, December 07, 2015 9:44:45 AM
FRANKFURT -- In an ironic twist, Germany, which in the last century twice invaded other countries, contributing to two world wars, is now being invaded by hordes of Muslims. According to Pew Research Center, there are 4,760,000 Muslims in Germany, ab ...
Last Updated: Thursday, December 03, 2015 10:10:09 AM
By JAY AMBROSE
Tribune News Service
Universities in America are getting tough on using words.
If you use the word "female" or "American" or "healthy" or "violate" or "normal" or "foreigner" or "insane" or "obese," for instance, there are tho ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 10:15:15 AM
Get out the big black Sharpie and pull down the official Presidential Campaign Manual because its time to redact the rules. Reality television star Donald Trump has altered the way politics is played to an extent that is game-changing. Judged on a sc ...