Position: Guest Column

Position: Guest Column I am certain that to some of my readers that won’t be a revelation; perhaps you are wondering why my acknowledging it to

Slouching toward Gomorrah

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed; and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction,...

DATE: July 4, 2013 | COLUMN: Larry Tradlener

Banana republic or Chicago mob machine?

My last column discussed “the end of the world as we know it” and I speculated that we were perilously close to that Walpurgis Night. Well friends I was mistaken. We are already there! Banana...

DATE: June 13, 2013 | COLUMN: Larry Tradlener

Paranoid, again

Alright, if you thought my last column was disjointed and poorly presented, you were right!It seems that the last third of my essay was lost in the ethereal world of the Internet. Yup, just gone...

DATE: April 5, 2013 | COLUMN: Larry Tradlener

Guns and roses, Part I

OK, there is no Axl Rose in this commentary but there is a lot about guns.As most of you probably know; I love a good debate. Even in losing, I learn something in the exchange - that is if my...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2013 | COLUMN: Larry Tradlener


At a recent writing class, we were asked to identify ourselves with a one-word description and explain why we used that term. Many of the participants used terms like "peaceful," "harmonious" or...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2013 | COLUMN: Larry Tradlener


I had an interesting exchange recently. It was at an "End of the World" party and liquor flowed freely. And as alcohol is wont to do, tongues were loosened and lo and behold, philosophers were...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2013 | COLUMN: Larry Tradlener

Taxmageddon for all

After the response to my last column, I think it only fair to warn those readers who experienced those violent reactions that this one will contain more "lies from a dishonorable man." It may speed...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2012 | COLUMN: Larry Tradlener

Sex, lies and propaganda

Propaganda — according to Websters Encyclopedic Dictionary of the English Language there are at least three parts to this activity.1) Information, rumors, etc., deliberately spread widely to help...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2012 | COLUMN: Larry Tradlener

The end of America

It’s been about 48 hours since the presidential election was decided. My first reaction was disbelief based on my knowledge of Obama’s first term. I was not the only center-right voter that was...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2012 | COLUMN: Larry Tradlener

Getting away with murder in Benghazi

I suspect only a few Montezumans had even heard of Benghazi, Libya, before the Islamic Jihadist terrorists murdered four Americans and sodomized our ambassador. But now that it has become a...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2012 | COLUMN: Larry Tradlener

Republican National Convention 2012

I will admit to having been less than enthusiastic about Mitt Romney as the Republican choice for the Presidential candidate. My spirits were lifted somewhat by the Paul Ryan VP pick. But then I...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2012 | COLUMN: Larry Tradlener

Months away from a socialist utopia

Look up in the sky — it’s a bird, it’s a penalty ... no ... no ... it’s Obamatax!After the initial shock of disbelief, most of us who treasure the Constitution and our Republic went into a period...

DATE: July 5, 2012 | COLUMN: Larry Tradlener

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