Columns

Politicians write books to establish bona fides, earn money, or posit for higher office. A new one by Kirsten Gillibrand, the popular Democratic senator from New York who once had an A rating from the NRA, seems to have the … Continue reading

Raging Moderate by Will Durst Shake off the blues, put on your shoes, and tell grandma the news: the next generation iPhones are here. Cue the “woo- hoos.” And guess what: they’re huge. Or not. You choose. It’s like iGoldilocks. … Continue reading

What if we held politicians to the same standards as football players? When football players break the law, Americans demand they be benched, cut, or suspended before they get due process. But when politicians are indicted they get to stick … Continue reading

Thank you for taking a minute from watching the omnipresent anti-war protests to read this column. Thousands of people from San Francisco to Long Island joined arm in arm, singing “Give Peace a Chance.” Passionate stirring of the masses with … Continue reading

Science isn’t like religion in that you can’t just pick and choose the science you don’t concur with. You can’t, say, believe in evolution, but not for species you think are gross. Or think gravity is a sound theory but … Continue reading

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman Does the “civilized” world have what it takes to defeat the self-declared Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIS? To be sure, the U.S. has launched air strikes on ISIS targets over Iraq, Congress and President … Continue reading

An incredible thing happened in the recent reply-comment period regarding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal to regulate the Internet like old-fashioned monopoly telephone service: the side telling the agency not to regulate carried the day. The radical left, demanding … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael Reagan Domestic violence just doesn’t happen on elevators. And it’s not just committed by former NFL running backs. But don’t tell that to the people who’ve been calling for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to quit over … Continue reading

Ever since four brave Americans were killed by Islamic terrorists in Benghazi, Libya two years ago, many questions have been raised about what then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew before, during, and after the fact.  A shocking article by former … Continue reading

Dec. 7, 1941: An aide enters the Oval Office with grim news for President Barack Obama. “Mr. President, the Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbor! We have sustained severe damage to our naval and military forces. More than 2,400 Americans are … Continue reading

There are a lot of offensive ways to observe 9/11. A yoga studio near DC offered a 20 percent off sale (“9 + 11 = 20 PERCENT OFF!”), and a sex toy company soberly tweeted remembrance of “those lost, & … Continue reading

One of the dumbest points of contention in modern politics is the Big Government vs. Small Government one. It’s a fake debate, only meaningful to the privileged: investors, business executives and their cronies. To everyday Americans it’s a lofty, largely … Continue reading

Miraculously, President Obama has conjured a strategy to wipe the Islamic State from the face of the Earth! Just two weeks after confessing he had “no strategy” for dealing with this formidable terrorist organization, he is dribbling out pieces of … Continue reading

The only person in Mexico who can’t get into the United States is Marine Sergeant Andrew P. Tahmooressi. Others can just walk in, surrender to a Border Patrol Agent, claim fear of persecution, be reunited with their illegal alien families … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael Reagan Let’s get to the burning national media issue of the week — Ray Rice and spousal abuse. All the professional media moralizers are jumping on the politically correct Rice soapbox to prove to each other … Continue reading

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree Will Auguste Rodin’s statue “The Thinker” start wearing aluminum foil on his head?   According to Britain’s “Daily Mail,” history was made on March 28, as an international team of neuroscientists and robotics experts achieved “mind-to-mind … Continue reading

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman Whither the Islamic State? That’s a real double-edged question: where is the group otherwise known as ISIS headed, and can the United States and other civilized nations make it shrivel up and die? The group … Continue reading

Ah, college is back in session — which means, says The Washington Post, that “helicopter parents” are in full flight. Helicopter parents, says The Post, are parents who have “watched their (childrens’) every move, checked their grades online hourly, advocated … Continue reading

With House Republicans focused on legislation to boost job creation, the Senate is spending its time on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would repeal the First Amendment with respect to political speech. Democratic Whip Dick Durbin said before … Continue reading

President Obama and his administration are fond of bragging that they believe themselves to be on the “right side of history.” Strangely, what Obama seems to think the right side of history is and what actual history proves, are two … Continue reading