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An unsolicited solicitation package from Boys Town arrived by mail the other day, earlier and bulkier than usual.

September 22, 2022
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It wasn’t exactly breaking news back in June, but it did stir interest among journalists when CNN’s new boss, Chris Licht, conceded, “Something I have heard from both people inside and outside the organization is complaints we overuse the ‘Breaking News’ banner.”

By Peter Funt, Syndicated Columnist September 1, 2022
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One must be hooked on the NFL (check), entranced by football wagering (check), and champing at the bit for the season to begin (check) to join a fantasy draft that can take as long as two months to complete (oy).

By Peter Funt, Syndicated Columnist August 27, 2022
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Democrats are wasting time by kicking the can down the campaign trail before deciding which states will go first in 2024’s presidential primaries.

By Peter Funt, Syndicated Columnist August 18, 2022
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For just one day this summer – and if you’re planning a vacation, it’s Thursday, Aug. 4 – entrance fees are waived at the 110 national parks that normally charge admission.

By Peter Funt, Syndicated Columnist July 14, 2022
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I knew I was in trouble when the dollars needed to water my grass each month exceeded the square footage of my lawn.

By Peter Funt, Syndicated Columnist July 2, 2022
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Dear President Biden:

By Peter Funt, Syndicated Columnist March 8, 2022
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Five years ago a sports injury forced me to wear a light brace on my knee.

By Peter Funt, Syndicated Columnist March 3, 2022
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Joe Biden’s promise two years ago during a debate in South Carolina about a future pick for the Supreme Court will create undue pressure, at least temporarily, on his nominee to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer.

By Peter Funt, National Columnist January 29, 2022
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The pastiche of new state laws taking effect as the New Year begins underscores how different we are – at least in the eyes of legislators – on matters small and large.

By Peter Funt, National Columnist January 4, 2022
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In an interview promoting his new movie “Being the Ricardos,” about the beloved sitcom “I Love Lucy,” writer-director Aaron Sorkin referred to Lucy’s “Friday audience taping.”

By Peter Funt, National Columnist December 28, 2021
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All eyes were on Steph Curry the other night as he stepped behind the arc and lofted a shot that made him the NBA’s all-time leader in 3-point baskets.

By Peter Funt, National Columnist December 22, 2021
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The traffic light on Winkler Avenue was green, yet the Camaro in front of me hit the brakes. I managed to avoid him as he stopped short of the duck and her eight babies, who were slowly trying to cross the four-lane street.

By Peter Funt, National Columnist December 16, 2021
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Slick Willie Sutton, the 1930’s bandit who favored elaborate disguises, was once asked why he robbed banks.

By Peter Funt, National Columnist November 11, 2021
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When society seeks to influence behavior, is it better to pay people to act a certain way, or to penalize them if they don’t?

By Peter Funt, National Columnist September 14, 2021
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The thwack of a baseball colliding with a bat and the thump of a folded newspaper landing on a porch are sounds I cherish.

By Peter Funt, National Columnist August 21, 2021
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It was 73 years ago this month that my dad, Allen Funt, brought “Candid Camera” to television.

By Peter Funt, Syndicated Columnist August 14, 2021
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Now that Joe Biden doesn’t have to wear a mask in public, I’m back to staring at his teeth.

By Peter Funt, National Columnist July 20, 2021
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With Joe Biden’s presidency nearing the six-month mark, the Republican National Committee sent out a “Biden Report Card” – a poll in which Biden’s performance is graded from A to F.

By Peter Funt, National Columnist June 26, 2021
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President Ford, a star athlete in college, slipped on the steps of Air Force One in June 1975.

By Peter Funt, Syndicated Columnist March 25, 2021
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Donald Trump is trying to win the election with every court challenge and tweet he can muster, but he doesn’t really care how many votes he and Joe Biden wind up getting.

By Peter Funt, National Columnist November 14, 2020
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Those of us who assumed Election Day would mark a merciful end to the torrent of emails asking for money, obviously don’t understand the new normal in politics.

By Peter Funt, National Columnist November 7, 2020
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“How was your vacation?” used to be the standard query at Labor Day. Not this year.

By Peter Funt, National Columnist September 5, 2020
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More than 16 hours of political conventions over two weeks boiled down to a single word: fear.

By Peter Funt, National Columnist September 1, 2020
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Responding to public demand and civic responsibility, the three major cable TV channels – Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC – have essentially become all-coronavirus, all the time.

By Peter Funt, National Columnist April 7, 2020
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Walking my dog Dorothy a few months ago I didn’t recognize the fellow waving from the white car until he stopped to say hello.

By Peter Funt, National Columnist March 31, 2020
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“Where are you from? Russia?” the middle-aged woman asked matter-of-factly, as she walked toward her polling place in Seaside, California on Super Tuesday.

By Peter Funt, National Columnist March 10, 2020
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Bernie Sanders supporters like to think of themselves as revolutionaries, but what worries Democratic opponents is their more important skill: organizing.

By Peter Funt - Syndicated Columnist February 1, 2020
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In tonight’s performance of the presidential campaign, the role of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be played by her husband, Bruce Mann.

By Peter Funt, National Columnist January 30, 2020
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Oscar snubs went to acclaimed actors Robert DeNiro (“The Irishman”), Jamie Foxx (“Just Mercy”), Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”), Christian Bale (“Ford v Ferrari”), Eddie Murphy (“Dolemite Is My Name”), and Adam Sandler (“Uncut Gems”) to name just a few.

By Peter Funt - Syndicated Columnist January 18, 2020
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Tuesday’s event was supposed to be the big one, the final showdown before actual voting begins.

By Peter Funt, National Columnist January 16, 2020
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Maybe it’s campaign fatigue or the time of year, but TV ratings for the Democrats’ last two debates fell precipitously and the prospects for improvement in the Dec. 19 event are dim.

By Peter Funt, National Columnist December 17, 2019
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During the Holiday Season, which now stretches from Autumnal Equinox to New Year’s Day, it’s nearly impossible to turn on the radio or walk through a shopping mall without hearing the rich, mellifluous voice of Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives.

By Peter Funt, National Columnist November 27, 2019
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The latest Democratic presidential debate was disappointing.

By Peter Funt - Syndicated Columnist November 23, 2019
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After 49 years, Bill Lee is pitching again in the World Series.

By Peter Funt - National Columnist October 27, 2019
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a landmark bill that should serve as a wake-up call for educators and lawmakers across the nation.

October 19, 2019
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In its season opener “Saturday Night Live” did a fine job of skewering political figures who dominated headlines during the show’s summer hiatus.

By Peter Funt, National Columnist October 2, 2019
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Lawmakers in California have littered their desks with measures designed to eliminate plastic products, such as bags and even straws. But in failing to provide an adequate system for recycling these items – along with glass, metal and paper – they have created an environmental mess and a socio-economic dilemma.

By Peter Funt - National Columnist August 25, 2019

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