Viewpoints

Tue
13
Nov

Airport code encounters turbulence

At last their neighbors have resigned themselves to a truth Minnesotans and Wisconsinites have long since known: Iowa SUX.

Wed
31
Oct

Lost teeth take a bite

Like embarrassing photos of Britney Spears, the warning signs of inflation are everywhere. They're in the headlines, atop the evening newscast and on our children's pillows.

Forget the Federal Reserve chairman - the new messenger of inflation is the Tooth Fairy.

Fri
12
Oct

Denying inconvenient truths

Call me crazy, but I think the president of Iran is onto something.

Not ON something, but onto something. Some people think he's a delusional crackpot, but I think he just might be ahead of his time.

Tue
25
Sep

Hoping to be the grand prize wiener

Let no one say I am the type of man who backs down from a wiener contest.

Wed
12
Sep

Let's pardon this crime against fashion

OK, I understand that every nation has a distinct standard of propriety. What's popular in Portugal may not play in Paraguay.

Wed
05
Sep

Let's wave goodbye to The Wave

Some things just won't die when they should.

There I was at Miller Park on Sunday watching my Milwaukee Brewers put the finishing touches on yet another Chernobylesque meltdown when somebody decided it would be a great idea to start The Wave.

Tue
14
Aug

Bada bing, I'm a New Yorker now

There's something about New York City that transforms you. On his first day, a Midwestern tourist is unnerved by all the noise and commotion, and can hardly muster the courage to order a knish from a street vendor. But after a week in town - Bada bing!

Wed
01
Aug

Victims steal an armed robber's heart

We know what you think about those of us in the news media.

Tue
17
Jul

Bigfoot is among friends here

The Midwest is said to be home to many mythical creatures, from the jackalope to the rural Democrat to the world champion Chicago Cubs. But now researchers hope to find another legendary creature in our hinterland: Bigfoot.

Fri
06
Jul

My little angel, the church hellion

Every church has its designated hellion.

He's the little boy who cuts up during Sunday services, stealing the show from the hapless pastor.

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