Bob Franken

Op-ed: Skinny but overweight

It’s called a “skinny budget,” because it’s just a president’s blueprint for where the federal money goes, and it doesn’t get into details. Those will... Read more

Op-Ed: The national illness

Many Republican leaders are leery about having their name attached to the GOP’s replacement for Obamacare, a health care overhaul they have demonized since it... Read more

Op-ed: Open mouth, talk stupid

I’ve hesitated in doing this, but the time has come to catalog the truly dumb comments uttered by our great leaders. There is so much... Read more

Op-ed: No nerd prom for Donny

Last week I declared that I didn’t want to write about the media and President Donald Trump anymore because 1) those of us in newsbiz... Read more

Op-ed: How much do you tip the spy?

You’ve got to eat at the terrace dining room at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. Not only does it have a wine menu, a food... Read more

Op-ed: The Supreme games

Back when I was going through my CNN phase, I was covering a major espionage case. The counterintelligence peeps were holding an alleged spy in... Read more

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