Columns

Subscribe

Tease photo

Column: Politics and other basic irrelevancies

A new presidency looms – U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia notwithstanding.

Tease photo

Column: Will Trump continue the Bush-Obama legacy?

This week, Congress passed a budget calling for increasing federal spending and adding $1.7 trillion to the national debt over the next 10 years.

Tease photo

Column: Living wage is as wrongheaded as the minimum wage

What future will America have when so many of her citizens lack the ability to engage in critical thinking, refuse to connect the dots, and fail to use common sense?

Tease photo

Column: Hate crime laws codify inequality

The victim of the depraved crime captured in a Facebook Live video this month, a mentally disabled 18-year-old bound and gagged by tape, seemed confused and terrified as his assailants, at least one of whom he regarded as a friend, gleefully humiliated and tortured him.

Tease photo

Column: Russia and Trump

On Wednesday, Donald Trump came out swinging – against some of the media (while praising others), against the policies and performance of the Obama administration, and against the intelligence community.

Tease photo

Column: An inaugural address or a rally?

At nearly 3 a.m. on Nov. 9, Donald J. Trump spoke to the world after TV networks declared him the victor in the presidential election. His remarks were short.

Tease photo

Column: New council is officially in place, butting heads has begun

The new Kingman City Council is already showing signs of conflict. This is not surprising.

Tease photo

Column: Hanging our hats on the good things

We learned there is a lot we can hang our hats on here in Kingman. It’s one thing when we feel good about ourselves and where we live.

Tease photo

Would we rather elect a wacko than a woman?

The anecdote is so perfect, so polished, so delicious that it doesn’t matter whether it is precisely true.

Tease photo

The worst of Times

Now that I no longer do a weekly TV show, I have more time to read my local paper. Sadly, that’s The New York Times.

Tease photo

Column: A trillion reasons why the US debt is so baffling

Get this: The U.S. Treasury says that America’s debt grew by another trillion dollars in 2016.

Tease photo

Column: The Obamacare repeal game is a disgrace

The Republican majority in Congress has voted to kill the Affordable Care Act dozens of times. It’s done this knowing that President Obama would veto the bill, thus sparing members from the consequences.

Tease photo

Column: We need tax reform, not tariffs

If America’s competitors intentionally tried designing a tax system to destroy the American economy, they probably couldn’t come up with a better plan than the way the United States currently taxes its own businesses.

Tease photo

Column: Obama can still declare Grand Canyon a national monument before Jan. 20

Much like a losing football team looking to toss a Hail Mary pass in the final seconds, outgoing administrations turn to midnight regulations and executive actions in the brief time they have left in power.

Tease photo

Column: Dabbler-in Chief’s Twitter pressure

On President Ronald Reagan’s desk in the Oval Office was a small plaque bearing the inscription, “There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit.”

Tease photo

Column: Is liberal democracy an endangered species?

As we begin 2017, the most urgent threat to liberal democracy is not autocracy,” writes William Galston of The Wall Street Journal, “it is illiberal democracy.”

Tease photo

Obama monument decision stuns many; worries remain

In a move that stunned many Arizonans, it has been reported that the staff of current President Barack Obama has sent word that he will not move forward in designating the area in and around the Grand Canyon as a national monument.

Tease photo

Column: Freedom of association is great ... for liberals

The secular-left website Slate recently warned on Twitter that “’Religious Freedom’ legislation will be everywhere in 2017.”

Tease photo

Column: Question: What’s a good question?

What should reporters ask President-elect Donald Trump at his first post-election press conference scheduled for Wednesday? The answer isn’t as simple as it may seem.

Tease photo

Column: The cellphone ban one year later – thoughts?

The Miner is preparing to review the city’s year-old ban on cellphone use while driving.

Tease photo

Don’t let a good start go to the dogs

It’s a good start, and the expectation should be placed on those in leadership to keep it going.

Tease photo

Column: The Trump years

Two more weeks until the new administration begins!

Tease photo

Column: The malaise isn’t the flu – it’s the Trump

Temperature up. Throat scratchy. A productive cough.

Tease photo

Column: Good news: Washington frozen out of Syria peace plan

As the U.S. mainstream media obsessed last week about Russia’s supposed “hacking” of the U.S. elections and President Obama’s final round of Russia sanctions in response, something very important was taking place under the media radar.

Tease photo

Column: Good riddance to bad rubbish

It is our fervent hope here at Durstco that all you loyal readers join us in welcoming the elixir of opportunity that is 2017 and pray that it goes down smoother than that most recently departed year whose name has been wiped from our memory banks.

Previous