Mining Journal, 27 Aug 2016 04:14:57 EDTSat, 27 Aug 2016 04:14:57 EDT charm offensive will not work"You know, it really doesn't matter what (the media) write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ...," Donald Trump philosophized during an interview with Esquire magazine.Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTNaked Trump reveals us all, darn it, I'd like to avoid sounding humorless just because I'm not laughing at something that so many others find hilarious. Most of the time, I don't care about such verdicts on my gift for mirth. I'm a liberal columnist in the heartland.Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTOne thing after another for Hillary - 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. Hillary Clinton's Achilles' heel is her very Clinton-ness.Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTVoter ID laws should be upheld election cycle we must endure challenges and allegations about fraud (conservatives) and discrimination (liberals) when it comes to voter ID laws. This year is no different.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTHappy New Year, sort of regular readers may remember, I have long insisted that Jan. 1 - smack in the middle of winter and completely overshadowed by Christmas, just a week earlier - makes no sense as to when to begin the year.Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT