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Fun with the family photo album

It's almost time for our annual family reunion, that one day of the year when you can go and actually see for yourself what some folks you barely know, even though they're family, actually do look like.

September 20, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


The week that was...embarassing

WASHINGTON -- America has had better weeks than the one just past.

September 13, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Clowns to the left of me...

I have a confession to make, but these days, I'm not alone.

September 13, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


I need to do my research

I am confused! There are only about eight or nine weeks left until the Presidential election. Where has the time gone?

September 09, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


It works, sort of...

Dave Barry, one of my literary heroes and the guy who is making all the money I should have made if I were only a few years earlier and a lot funnier, once wrote a great piece called "Snuggle Bear Must Die." Basically, it was a hilarious screed about the commercials we all loved to hate back in the late '80s/early 90s and it is a subject I believe certainly bears some revisitation – especially because I find myself near deadline with no clear idea for this column and one "Get Out Of Jail Free" card already spent.

September 06, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


The GOP's Trumpian deflation

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump. Would that it were unnecessary to mention his name except, say, as a Viagra pitchman.

August 30, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Hillary's heel

WASHINGTON -- When I wrote the headline "Hillary's heel," I was thinking of Achilles, not Bill, though the former president is usually within nipping range of his wife's pantsuit hem.

August 26, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


I'm a BIG KID

I am pretty sure you all have realized that I am a "young 'un". But I have a confession: underneath these 173 pounds of cuteness and an afro, I'm a big kid. I am telling you folks the truth. I still watch cartoons; I had the desire on Monday to go outside and play; and I still indulge in milk and cookies.

August 26, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Because I'm passionate about it...

I'm trying recall the last time I actually took the time to dispense a load of good advice to people I barely know. It's been awhile, but maybe it's time to get back into the game.

August 23, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


A nice column about Trump

WASHINGTON -- When my syndicate editor told me a few clients had been asking, Don't you have anyone over there who can write something positive about Donald Trump, I thought, well, that could be fun.

August 23, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The Olympics opened my eyes

I have been without a television set for a few days, but I know that the Olympics are the thing right now. I watched the opening ceremony with my parents, and I have watched a few events make history. I am learning something from the Olympics, though. Whenever I used to think of Brazil, I thought of tanned babes with great hair in bikinis. In the past, I saw Brazil in music videos and magazines, and everybody looked happy. The Olympics and Spanish class taught me different. I remember in Spanish class my professor used to talk about the racial ...

August 19, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Beach burkini bingo

August 19, 2016 | | Columns


Aggravation lurks in the remote…

Yet another thing I've noticed about my galloping downhill ride into curmudgeon-hood is my intense and ever growing dislike of television. More specifically, I am annoyed – nay, I am disturbed and offended – by most everything I see these days, from a plethora of utterly mindless content to the outrageous cost of having 265 channels of said utterly mindless content piped into my house via cable, satellite or internet.

August 16, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Driven to distraction

OXFORD, Md. -- Reflexively, I type "Dru" and The Drudge Report pops up. I hate myself for going there but as a columnist ever in search of the zeitgeist's ultimate wave, I am behooved.

August 16, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Hurrah for John Oliver

WASHINGTON -- Every couple of years or so, I feel the need to whine about the plight of newspapers. It's August. I'm Trumped out. So today's the day.

August 12, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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Inside the South Carolina mind

In 1929, Gaffney, S.C., native W.J. Cash wrote his seminal book "The Mind of the South." Every subsequent attempt to understand the mind ...

February 10, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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