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At their convention, Texas Republicans compared immigrants to terrorists, claimed therapy can cure homosexuality, and insisted that the only thing a rape survivor has the right to choose is to stay home and raise her child. A zombie hunting for brains would have starved in Fort Worth, but the dumbest thing to come out of […]

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman Wither Iraq? That’s actually a two-pronged question. First, where will Iraq wind up when it completes its latest, chaotic chapter? Second, will Iraq’s next incarnation be as a cohesive nation-state, or will it literally wither and splinter into two (or more) parts? There are many points and twists to ponder […]

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree According to the Washington Post, nationwide enrollment in the Army’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) has declined more than 16 percent in the past two school years. The ROTC trains and commissions more than six of every 10 new Army officers each year, so this is a matter of grave concern. […]

As The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) marches ever closer to Baghdad, President Obama hems and haws about what to do as Iraq burns.  It is like a bad Hollywood sequel, we saw this play out in Syria last summer and the net effect is that the ISIS was able to train and […]

President Obama deceptively likes to describe the thousands of minors, some with their mothers, flooding over the Southwest border as a “humanitarian crisis.” Obama’s convenient labeling takes the heat off him for his administration’s years of immigration law neglect. In reality, what’s happening on the border is the predictable outcome of the president’s world-welcoming policies […]

No wonder I am so cynical about government health care. Unless you live under a rock, you probably know that the Department of Veterans Affairs is facing some care-delivery challenges. As it goes, according to the VA’s internal audit report released last week, more than 57,000 veterans who signed up for care at VA-run facilities […]

Raging Moderate by Will Durst A massive Earthquake rolled through the Republican Establishment after Eric Cantor became the 1st sitting House Majority Leader to lose in a primary since, well… ever. Going back to 1899, the 19th Century. Back when Mugwumps bought buggy whips and the Emperor of Russian lunched with the Viceroy of India. […]

Usually state parties nominate candidates at conventions, activists adopt a pre-approved platform and everyone goes home happy. What happened in Fort Worth was a combination of a demolition derby and an inauguration. Rick Perry may have kicked off the weekend with a well-regarded speech, but there was a new king when delegates left town. Ted […]

No sooner had House Majority Leader Eric Cantor conceded his Virginia primary election to upset winner Dave Brat than the pro-amnesty faction’s misinterpretation of the results began. wrote that according to polling commissioned by, the Mark Zuckerberg funded amnesty lobbying group, about 72 percent of registered voters in Cantor’s district questioned on election […]

In 2006, I invited the late General Bill Odom to address my Thursday Congressional luncheon group. Gen. Odom, a former NSA director, called the Iraq war “the greatest strategic disaster in American history,” and told the surprised audience that he could not understand why Congress had not impeached the president for pushing this disaster on […]