Bob Franken

Op-ed: The art of the hustle

This is not the first time I’ve quoted the ghostwriter of Donald Trump’s book, but I often have been curious about what exactly he was... Read more

Op-ed: With friends like him …

Now that President Donald Trump has totally alienated the leaders of the traditional U.S. allies before escaping from Canada, it’s easy to see what he... Read more

Op-ed: NFL and DPRK

Why are the NFL and North Korea similar? You guessed it: Neither will tolerate not standing for their national anthems. I assume Kim Jong Un... Read more

Op-ed: Royal couple/odd couple

Usually, the only place to hear cultured British accents is anytime on PBS, but on the eve of the royal wedding, British experts were flooding... Read more

Sleaze never changes

A couple of generations ago, there was a story about a well-connected Washington figure who encountered a corporate type who was having trouble with government... Read more

Op-ed: Turnout is fair game

It’s not something he does very often, but this time President Donald Trump was telling the truth when, in his rambles before the National Rifle... Read more

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