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Column | Christmas 2018: Not the worst of times

“Deck the halls with boughs of holly,” goes the old Christmas carol. “’Tis the season to be jolly.” Yet if there were a couplet less befitting the mood of this capital city, I am unaware of it.

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Column | Abandoning principles to please a Republican billionaire?

Is President Trump’s own Department of Justice (DOJ) poised to undermine his commitment to drain the swamp?

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Editorial Cartoon | Dec. 26, 2018

Editorial Cartoon | Dec. 26, 2018

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Letter | Supreme Court “independence” is laughable

John Micek’s good Monday, Dec. 3 column points out the illogic and impropriety of Trump’s infantile attacks on judges who follow the law and our Constitution by not rubber stamping some of his executive orders.

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Letter | Good deal, bad deal

Most of the information I get from The Daily Miner on May 3 and June 26.

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Column | Paul Ryan’s final betrayal

In what may be the most defiant lame duck plot in recent history, outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan has, mostly under the radar, put forward a plan to make thousands of U.S. jobs available to Irish nationals.

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Column | A deficit-happy government may lead to a debt-driven financial crisis

There are milestones you celebrate: a kid’s first step, a round-numbered birthday, a marriage anniversary. And then there are the milestones you dread: Reaching $22 trillion in national debt is one of them. We’re slated to reach that number next month, yet nobody seems to care.

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Editorial Cartoon | December 25, 2018

Editorial Cartoon | December 25, 2018

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Have yourself a merry little ... hedgehog

Christmas is here and homes are festooned with twinkling lights, decorated trees, and culturally inaccurate Nativity sets populated by what appear to be Scandinavian fashion models, my thoughts always turn to hedgehogs.

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Joy, wonder, laughter children’s Christmas gifts to adults

I love Christmas. I love it because my mother has worked hard to make the day magical and eventful for her family for more years than she will permit me to share!

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Editorial Cartoon | Dec. 24, 2018

Editorial Cartoon | Dec. 24, 2018

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Letter | Thank you Kingman Regional Medical Center

Another plus for Kingman Regional Medical Center – KRMC Rehab Center on Santa Rosa Drive, and the rehab center on Sycamore Avenue.

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Letter | Mutts say thank you

The Adobe RV village had a “white elephant” sale for the benefit of our rescue group, Mutt Matchers & Friends. Many businesses contributed to the sale.

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Column | Turning Trump around

Donald Trump and global warming. Not what you would call your match made in heaven. Rather, the pairing harkens closer to the other location. That hotter destination often described as being in a more Southernly direction. The one with the pitchfork racks on the scorched walls of the foyer.

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Column | Should there be a TV ban on Kellyanne?

We’re nearing the midpoint of Donald Trump’s first-term tenure – assuming he makes it to the finish line – yet we in the media still haven’t decided whether it’s wise or wasteful to award air time to Kellyanne Conway.

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Editorial Cartoon | Dec. 23, 2018

Editorial Cartoon | Dec. 23, 2018

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Miner Editorial | Keep your food safe and your holidays happy

There has been what appears to be an influx of reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture concerning food recalls. Romaine lettuce, cauliflower, ground beef and ground turkey have been listed as suspected foods.

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Letters | Farmers deserve a tax break

I strongly feel our farmers are getting a raw and unjust deal. I say, enough is enough with the liberal tax nonsense because without our farmers, our food won’t get into our stores.

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Rants & Raves | Dec. 23, 2018

White House digs in on border wall demand: The buck stops at the White House. It’s all about the president and his ego. I thought Mexico was going to pay for the wall.

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Editorial Cartoon | December 21, 2018

Editorial Cartoon | December 21, 2018

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Letter | There already are workplace protections

In reference to the article “Students want ordinance to protect LGBTQ members:”

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Column | News flash: The apple doesn’t fall far from the Tyree

Sentimental fool that I am, a recent change in my son’s extracurricular activities was like an early Christmas gift.

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As deadline nears, Trump keeps banging head against the wall

The din emanating from Congress these days is decidedly not in the Christmas spirit.

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Editorial Cartoon | December 20, 2018

Editorial Cartoon | December 20, 2018

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Rants and Raves | December 20, 2018

Ruling to strike down health care by GOP