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  Illegal immigrants are the perfect Republican foe. They’re easily exploited as low-cost workers benefiting business and easily maligned for being “lawless” benefiting politicians. They’re a foreign other with a tendency not to speak English so suspicion is ready-made. Plus, how are illegal immigrants going to stick up for themselves? They’re not. They’re an ideal […]

Liberal billionaires reap the benefits of their XL pipeline lobbying and what do they get? The exposure of left-wing hypocrisy, for one. Liberal President Obama’s liberal government commissioned a study for the State Department run by liberal John Kerry, and the report stated the pipeline would have less environmental risk than the current mode of […]

Making Sense by Michael Reagan Talk about being in the middle of Middle America. This week I’m in bitterly cold Nebraska — Omaha, to be exact — visiting with my wife Colleen’s family. On Tuesday night I watched the Die-hard Democrats in the Senate stop a bill to force approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline […]

I set out to write an obituary about my mother, who died Nov. 15, and was taken aback by how much she never accomplished in her 94 years. At least that’s how it seemed when her life was viewed in contrast with that of my better-known dad, Allen Funt, who invented “Candid Camera” and whose […]

I’ve done my fair share of stupid things over my life. When I was 5, my father told me to stop jumping around the bathtub, but I ignored him. I slipped and hit my head on a ceramic soap dish, which busted into a dozen pieces. I should have been hurt, but my hard, dense […]

Raging Moderate by Will Durst The autumn dark is lengthening, which means the English-speaking, Judeo-Christian Holiday Season is about to split open wider than a crocodile mouth at the bottom of a baby duckling water slide. It begins with Columbus Day. No mail and the banks are closed. Much is to be said for starting […]

Apparently, you’re pretty busy. I’m a little surprised that you have time to read the paper, frankly. And you’re not alone. Only 36 percent of our countrymen bothered to vote in the midterm elections. A lot of people were busy that day. Unless we are prepared to admit that control of congress will be determined […]

Did you hear atheists are suing god? According to Fox News’ for-profit preacher Mike Huckabee they do it all the time! “Dear Lord!” he tweeted this week, “Atheists are suing God AGAIN!” Never mind the spurious premise of a group of people suing the very thing they don’t believe in. That’d be like Republicans suing […]

Deceit. Fraud. Premeditated felonious theft from millions of Americans. Now that Jonathan Gruber, known as “The Architect” of Obamacare, has been publicly revealed as a joyful con artist in a YouTube video, are his actions prosecutable? The victims are the millions of Americans who lost their major medical insurance policies due to Obamacare, lost their […]

President Obama is leaning heavily on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), an independent agency, to change the Internet from a competitive, free-market service into a government-regulated public utility. Philosophically and politically, it is a strangely tone-deaf response to a landslide national election calling for smaller, less-intrusive government. But the most important impact for most people […]