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Making Sense by Michael Reagan Bill Maher called Chris Kyle of “American Sniper” a “psychopath patriot.” Michael Moore called military snipers “cowards” who shoot people in the back. Howard Dean said “American Sniper” appeals mostly to angry Tea Party types. … Continue reading

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A cyber attack altered your holiday movie choices last year. Sony Pictures was the victim of a massive security breach. Personal emails were revealed, films pirated and employee data leaked. The corporation immediately kowtowed to the terrorists, rumored to be … Continue reading

If this is the best liberals can do to disparage Ted Cruz, the Texas Senator has a great chance of being our next President. Adam Estes at Gizmodo.com fired off a salvo that simply begs a little asterisking.** Estes writes: … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael Reagan I didn’t watch the State of the Union address Tuesday night. Instead I sat with my lovely wife, had a glass of wine and played with the dogs. But let me guess how it went. … Continue reading

For decades conservatives have advocated scaling back the role of the federal government in transportation, yet the federal gas tax that was supposed to end in 1969 is still hanging around 46 years later. Fortunately, there is a feature of … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael Reagan I’m not a huge fan of John Boehner. But now that he has both houses of Congress to work with, let’s give him a chance to move the Republican offense down the field to the … Continue reading

On Wednesday, a group of thugs broke into the Paris offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and brutally massacred 12 people, including cartoonists, journalists and security officers. It was an attack on free speech. It was an attack on … Continue reading

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree If you get your jollies from graphs, statistics and reasoned arguments, I suggest you Google the USA Today article “Dilemma over deductibles: Costs crippling middle class.” On the other hand, if you prefer snarky comments that … Continue reading

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman Good-bye and good-riddance to 2014. As we move into 2015, what can we learn from how 2014 ended and how we’re now “trending” in various areas? Here are a few items to watch: Look for … Continue reading

Pope Francis recently praised the benefits of big families — that a big family teaches children selflessness and sharing, which benefits the whole of society — and I couldn’t agree more. I was raised as an only boy with five … Continue reading

The House is set to vote on the Keystone XL pipeline as their first order of business in the new Congress — and this time the newly-elected Senate is expected to have enough votes to break the anti-energy filibuster led … Continue reading

There are those who love Uber’s surge pricing because it reflects the law of supply and demand. While some complain about paying hundreds of dollars for what would otherwise have been an ordinary cab fare, defenders counter that charging much, … Continue reading

What happens when the dog catches the car? Now that the Republicans control the Senate, will they continue to be the party of unsubstantiated conspiracy theories? It’s no mystery how they got here. As Robert Draper documented in his criminally … Continue reading

Thank you, North Korea. Your alleged cyber attack on Sony has, I hope, awakened the American people. America is not doing so well, you see. Sure, we are No. 1 in self-esteem — we are No. 1 at being indignant … Continue reading

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree Just a reminder: January 8 marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, the last major encounter of The War of 1812. Depending on your perspective, you may greet that news in different ways, … Continue reading

Raging Moderate by Will Durst Hey guys. Did this whole crazy holy daze madcap bedlam thing sneak up on you this year, making the world speed up like a maglev Bullet Train going downhill lit by a strobe, like it … Continue reading

To me Rick Perry will always be the guy who screwed up my book deal. Many will focus on his longevity in the Governor’s Mansion and his rejection of Texas’ bipartisan tradition. And it’s going to be hard to write … Continue reading

What part of “Hey, Kids! Steal your parents’ guns and bring them to school!” sounds like a bad idea? If you answered, “All of it,” you may be a conservative. A San Francisco production company, Sleeper 13 Productions, created what … Continue reading

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree Sure, we humans like to think of a new year as a blank slate; but deep down we know that history repeats itself. We know that along with the unexpected revelations and unpredictable fads, 2015 will … Continue reading