Bob Franken

Trump’s wonderful parade

It looks like no amount of ridicule is going to dissuade President Donald Trump from holding his parade on Veterans Day. At least he’s decided... Read more

Op-ed: The daily dalliance report

Thursday, March 8, 2018. Mark down that date. It was a day for news of huge significance: Tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, and a... Read more

Op-ed: Trump the translation

Let’s ponder “manslation,” the term that describes that irritating male habit of deciding it’s necessary to interpret to the group what a woman is “really”... Read more

Op-ed: The White House ‘exitus’

There’s a lot of talk about the Trump presidency unraveling. Big mistake. That assumes it was ever raveled. Now, however, it is about to be... Read more

Op-ed: The empathy deficit disorder

The skeptics among us, and I’m one of them, will say that the White House “listening event” for those directly affected by mass killings was... Read more

Op-ed: Guns and Russians

Mark the date on your calendar: March 24. It’s a Saturday. It’ll be a test for the up-and-coming generation. For that matter, it will be... Read more

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