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A new Planned Parenthood committee!

Dick Polman

Syndicated Columnist

Fresh from their triumphant deep dive into Benghazi, House Republicans have announced Friday they’ve created another Special committee, this time to — of course — Planned Parenthood. I kid you not! And since the 2016 election is so clearly on their minds, perhaps they’ll summon their favorite star witness. Just imagine...

“Secretary Clinton, when did you first contemplate parenthood?”

“I believe it was some time in the early winter of 1979.”

Click to ‘Like’ Ben Carson

Christine Flowers

Syndicated Columnist

Facebook is a little bit like “Lord of the Flies,” without the exotic island locale. It’s a place where people can gang up on you in a virtual lynch mob if you stray from the communal orthodoxy, and they use the “like” button as rope. You have two choices: be shamed into submission or slink away on a life raft. 

Kill the messenger

Daryl Cagle

Syndicated Columnist

The Daily Illini college newspaper at the University of Illinois cancelled their subscription to over fifty cartoonists in my newspaper syndication package this week, in response to protests against a Halloween cartoon by Rick McKee of the Augusta Chronicle which featured a trick-or-treater climbing over a fence, saying, “I’m going as an illegal immigrant.” 

In an online apology, The Daily Illini editors write:

Letter to the Editor


Regarding to “Population projects should jolt Americans” (Sunday), Joe Guzzardi didn’t hesitate to bring out the negative side of immigrants in America. Some of the negative side that he brought up were high immigration produces unemployment and depress earnings of American workers. I completely disagree with the points that he makes.


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