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  • Common Sense

    Republican presidential aspirant John Kasich stirred up angry words from women’s organizations and the Democratic Party by his response to a question from a female college student at a town hall meeting in Watertown, New York, regarding sexual assault.

  • Republicans Should Have Adopted Democrats’ Rules — and Vice Versa

    The unexpected successes, forecast by almost no one 12 months ago, of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in winning 40 percent and 42 percent in Republican and Democratic primaries and caucuses is widely taken as evidence of raging discontent among American voters.

  • Growth Anemia: Blame a Collapse in Business Investment

    GDP for the first quarter of 2016 came in at a paltry 0.5 percent. That sorry showing follows growth of 1.4 percent and 2 percent in the previous two quarters. If such a thing is possible, the already-anemic economy is actually getting worse.

  • A Slow-Talker And A Homeless Guy Walk Into A Bar…

    Apparently, John Kasich and Ted Cruz are at their most appealing when no one is paying attention to them, which, conveniently, is most of the time. After Cruz won cranky Wisconsin last month — only the fourth actual election he’s | Read More »

  • Demonizing Christianity as a Global Menace

    Can you believe anyone even organizes a “white privilege” conference these days — seven years into Barack Obama’s presidency? Well, you’d better believe it, and you should also know that at least one of the speakers at this conference is militantly Christophobic.

  • Winners or Whiners?

    If there is one pattern that is emerging from this year’s political campaigns, it is that rhetoric beats reality — in both parties.

  • Rights Versus Wishes

    Here is what presidential aspirant Sen. Bernie Sanders said: “I believe that health care is a right of all people.” President Barack Obama declared that health care “should be a right for every American.”

  • Dishonoring General Jackson

    In Samuel Eliot Morison’s “The Oxford History of the American People,” there is a single sentence about Harriet Tubman.

  • Conservatives for Trump?

    The sudden appearance of Donald Trump on the political horizon last year may have been surprising, but not nearly as surprising as seeing some conservatives supporting him.

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  • Republicans Should Have Adopted Democrats' Rules -- and Vice Versa

    Republicans Should Have Adopted Democrats’ Rules — and Vice Versa

    The unexpected successes, forecast by almost no one 12 months ago, of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in winning 40 percent and 42 percent in Republican and Democratic primaries and caucuses is widely taken as evidence of raging discontent among American voters.

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  • A Slow-Talker And A Homeless Guy Walk Into A Bar...

    A Slow-Talker And A Homeless Guy Walk Into A Bar…

    Apparently, John Kasich and Ted Cruz are at their most appealing when no one is paying attention to them, which, conveniently, is most of the time. After Cruz won cranky Wisconsin last month — only the fourth actual election he’s | Read More »

  • Reversing Trump's False Narratives

    Reversing Trump’s False Narratives

    Donald Trump is trying to establish the narrative that he’s already won the Republican presidential nomination.

  • New York  Commemorates Patriots Day!

    New York Commemorates Patriots Day!

    So that you won’t be fooled by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow claiming Second Amendment supporters were celebrating the Oklahoma City bombing this week — as she has on April 19 in years past — Tuesday was the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, a date all Americans used to know.

  • Wrongly Crying Foul for Political Gain

    Wrongly Crying Foul for Political Gain

    It’s one thing to be upset with the so-called Republican establishment for failing to stand up to Barack Obama and his destructive policies, but it’s another for a GOP presidential candidate to exploit that anger illegitimately against a fellow anti-establishment candidate.

  • Ted Cruz: Tracy Flick With A D*ck

    Ted Cruz: Tracy Flick With A D*ck

    Before we begin, can we stop referring to Wisconsin as “Midwestern nice”?

  • Attacking Our Nation's Founders

    Attacking Our Nation’s Founders

    During Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign visit to Liberty University, he told the students that our nation was created on racist principles. Students at a Christian-based university, such as Liberty, do not often hear the founders-as-racists argument.

  • The Tragic Deterioration of Washington's Great Society Subway

    The Tragic Deterioration of Washington’s Great Society Subway

    If you live any distance beyond the Capital Beltway you probably didn’t notice, but an important part of government in Washington shut down on Wednesday, March 16. That’s when the Metro subway system’s recently installed general manager, Paul Wiedefeld, ordered a one-day shutdown of the entire 117-mile system for emergency inspection of track-based power cables.

  • The 'Voice of the People' Fallacy

    The ‘Voice of the People’ Fallacy

    We hear many fallacies in election years. The fallacy that seems to be most popular this year is that, if Donald Trump comes close to getting the 1,237 delegates required to become the Republican nominee, and that nomination goes instead to someone else, then the convention will have ignored “the voice of the people.”