Bob Franken

Op-ed: Will Rogers Democrats

It was back in the 1930s that comedian-commentator (which may be redundant) Will Rogers said: “I am not a member of any organized political party.... Read more

Op-ed: Tweet away, Mr. President

This will astonish regular readers, but I think President Donald Trump should continue what he’s doing: Contrary to the urging of all his handlers who... Read more

Op-ed: Unstable fantasy patriots

One can only guess that 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, had decided that he needed to be a hero and single-handedly rescue his... Read more

Op-ed: The ‘leaker’ pejorative

What is the most derogatory accusation someone in politics can level at another? “Liar”? Nah. Underhandedness is the way business is done here in the... Read more

Op-ed: Swamp creatures

“If you can’t dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with your b.s.” That’s just one of the rules of the Washington Swamp. A case... Read more

Op-ed: A Nice vacation

Normally I wouldn’t bore anyone with my family travel plans, but please indulge me when I mention that my wife and I are returning to... Read more

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