Articles by dpatton1

Mr. Patton is a freelance columnist who has served as a political speechwriter and public policy adviser. His weekly columns are published in newspapers across the country and on selected Internet web sites, including The Conservative Voice and, where he is a senior writer and state editor. Readers may e-mail him at

Why I'm Thankful in 2010

A heartening list of holiday focal points.

dpatton1 November 27, 2010

Clueless Left Misreads the Tea Leaves

The Left attributes election results to a populace hungry for more government, but these urban isolationists...

dpatton1 November 20, 2010

The Culture War Rages On

Removal of Iowan Justices demonstrates how the people’s will prevails.

dpatton1 November 14, 2010

Christine O'Donnell: Not Radical Enough

Mainstream media are eager to portray O’Donnell as a hardcore right-winger, but her support for some...

dpatton1 October 31, 2010

Are We Really Suffering From Too Much Religion?

The ACLU continues its goal of purging all talk of religion in schools.

dpatton1 October 24, 2010

Don't Crown the GOP Just Yet

The GOP still holds the keys to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

dpatton1 October 10, 2010

Obama's War on Prosperity

Obama's insistence on allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire on the most productive among us is testimony to...

dpatton1 September 19, 2010

Barack Obama is No Failure

The President is succeeding in achieving his Socialist goals.

dpatton1 September 5, 2010

Despite Media, Public Sees Truth about Obama

In the last 18 months, we have seen the real Obama and we don't like what we see.

dpatton1 August 28, 2010

Maxine Waters' Blame Game

Blaming President Bush for everything is getting tiresome. How about blaming Millard Fillmore for a change?

dpatton1 August 22, 2010

Charlie and Maxine: Race Peddlers

Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters love to make charges of racism.

dpatton1 August 15, 2010

Et tu, Andy?

The sheriff of Mayberry becomes shill for Obamacare.

dpatton1 August 14, 2010

How About a Brewer-Jindal Ticket in 2012?

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal have shown true leadership in battles with the Obama...

dpatton1 July 24, 2010

Is Personal Privacy a Thing of the Past?

I’ve spent a lifetime providing my personal information to the government.

dpatton1 July 10, 2010