Bob Franken

Op-ed: The mother of all games

Only a few people know what a “GBU-43/B” is. A bunch more will figure it out if we use the official designation: “Massive Ordnance Air... Read more

Op-ed: Spicer goes United

It’s time to be blunt: It’s not just that Sean Spicer made a comment that was outrageously ignorant when he told reporters that Syria’s Bashar... Read more

Op-ed: Awful questions, no answers

We don’t know if President Donald Trump was purely motivated to fire cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield. Was he genuinely horrified by the... Read more

Op-ed: Fool’s days

April Fools’ Day has come and gone, but on the first of the month, I kept marveling at how — starting even before he ran,... Read more

Op-ed: America’s pastimes

What a relief: President Donald Trump will not be throwing out the first pitch for the Washington Nationals’ opening-day ballgame. I should say what a... Read more

Op-ed: Crashing down to earth

Let’s dispense with the sanctimony and admit it: Most of us really enjoy piling on. I know I do. There are few things more exhilarating... Read more

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