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Libertarians + Liberals = Lunacy

Posted: August 29, 2014 at 1:50 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

I keep hearing that libertarian candidates are just about the only things standing between the GOP taking control of the Senate and Harry Reid’s continuing to run it as his own private fiefdom. What is wrong with these people?  Libertarians know they can’t possibly win any Senate seats and yet they don’t mind acting as […]

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Trayvon Martin, Meet Michael Brown

Posted: August 29, 2014 at 9:15 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

All it took for Al Sharpton and the other race hustlers to rush off to Ferguson, Missouri, was for a 6’4,” 300-pound gangbanger named Michael Brown to be shot while struggling for a cop’s gun.  That’s also all it took for Eric Holder to decide to send the F.B.I. in to investigate what he decided […]

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The Fat Lady Is Practicing Her Scales

Posted: August 24, 2014 at 2:45 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

I don’t think there is any way to overestimate the importance of the mid-term elections.  Although I wish I could view the world through non-partisan eyes, Barack Obama and Harry Reid have conspired to make that impossible.  I’m just hoping that a sufficient number of Americans come out of their collective coma before the fat […]

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But Think of the Children

Posted: August 23, 2014 at 10:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Frankly, I’m sick and tired of thinking about the children.  It’s not that I have anything against them in general, but it’s always a specific group of them over whom I’m supposed to be fretting. For instance, these days, I’m supposed to cry myself to sleep because of the Central American tots who are flooding […]

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To Impeach or Not to Impeach

Posted: August 22, 2014 at 12:10 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Even before Sarah Palin called on the GOP House to institute impeachment proceedings against Barack Obama, I suggested it, so long as they held off until after the mid-term elections.  That’s because I didn’t want anyone to be distracted from the Affordable Care Act or any of the numerous scandals associated with this administration. It […]

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Riots & Racism

Posted: August 22, 2014 at 7:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Can we all agree that the recent riots in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, MO, had as much to do with the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown as it did with a hurricane in Hawaii or a square dance in Iowa? As I have written in the past, a legitimate protest consists of […]

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Words Well-Worth Heeding

Posted: August 21, 2014 at 7:10 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

 (Thomas Sowell, Friedrich Nietzsche, George Orwell, Thomas Paine, Gen. James Amos, Emma Thompson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg) As a rule, I prefer to fill my articles with my own well-chosen words, but there are some thoughts that deserve the widest possible circulation.  For instance, in critiquing the state of education in America, it’s hard to improve […]

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It’s Chinatown

Posted: August 19, 2014 at 2:15 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

At the end of the movie, “Chinatown,” when the rich, powerful and totally depraved Noah Cross drags his granddaughter away in order to use and abuse her as he used and abused his own daughter, the private eye, J.J. Gittes, tries to stop him.  But he’s held back by a friend, who says, “Forget it, […]

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Counting Down to Jan. 20, 2017

Posted: August 18, 2014 at 12:30 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

There used to be a popular radio show, followed by an equally popular TV show, called “The Amateur Hour.”  Singers, comedians and musicians, including even accordion players, would seek fame and fortune by competing on the show.  These days, that notion has morphed into any number of similar shows, the most successful of which is […]

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