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With Congress mercifully away on its August recess, now is a good time to evaluate what’s happened and what might happen regarding the ever-contentious, endless immigration haggle. President Obama has more than once promised to issue a far-reaching executive order … Continue reading

The US government’s decision to apply more sanctions on Russia is a grave mistake and will only escalate an already tense situation, ultimately harming the US economy itself. While the effect of sanctions on the dollar may not be appreciated … Continue reading

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree On August 15 the Panama Canal (which greatly enhances maritime trade by providing a shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans) celebrates the 100th anniversary of its opening. The Tyree family has a multigenerational interest in … Continue reading

I’m going to the big, euro-editorial-cartoonists convention in St. Continue reading

Independent’s Eye by Joe GandelmanThis just in! If you’re willing to spend more money than you currently drop on Netflix, you can now get the Sarah Palin Channel online, which promises to “discuss the great issues of the day and … Continue reading

Recently, yet another horrible precedent has been set by the Obama Administration. The national debt of the federal government has skyrocketed to levels unseen by any administration to-date. President Obama has raised our national debt by over 7 trillion dollars to … Continue reading

Ah, summer. What a great time for boys to read “The Dangerous Book for Boys.” First released in the U.K. in 2006 and the U.S. in 2007, the book is filled with useful information on how to make knots in … Continue reading

I’m guessing that most people won’t like my solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict – but, hey, I usually only complain, so here’s a solution. Continue reading

In a move less surprising than hot dogs at a ballgame, the House of Representatives voted to give Speaker John Boehner the authority to sue the President of the United States. This isn’t like a divorce, or a civil suit … Continue reading

I get it. When foreigners challenge America, we want our President to scream bloody murder and then send in the Marines to make sure it happens. Forget about talking softly. Go straight for the big stick. By contrast, diplomacy looks … Continue reading

President Obama announced last week that he was imposing yet another round of sanctions on Russia, this time targeting financial, arms, and energy sectors. The European Union, as it has done each time, quickly followed suit. These sanctions will not … Continue reading

Click on my “Playing Israel vs. the Palestinians” cartoon to see a larger view. Continue reading

The Democratic Party is not just hoping Republicans will impeach President Obama, they’re promoting the concept. What better way is there for Democrats to excite their disheartened base during this year’s midterm elections than images of white guys flogging our … Continue reading

The language in the Obamacare statute has always been crystal clear. Eligibility for the “affordability tax credit,” or subsidy, requires enrollment “through an Exchange established by the State under 1311 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” Identical language … Continue reading

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree According to the ideas4writers website, August 12 marks the 75th anniversary of the U.S. premiere of MGM’s “The Wizard of Oz.” Ah, the memories start flowing. For a few years, my father made a tradition of … Continue reading

Teens not working doesn’t work for America Here’s a trend that may not bode well for the future of our country: According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 40 percent of 16- to 19-year-olds have summer jobs … Continue reading

Two prime examples of how American influence has deteriorated under President Obama include what we have seen over the last few weeks in the Middle East and the all-out war between Israel and Hamas.  Our foreign policy is in shambles … Continue reading

Raging Moderate by Will Durst Bust out the gin and tonics because this is shaping up to be one heck of a long hot summer. Weather- wise and politics-wise. All over the world, hostilities are flaring like out of control … Continue reading

Despite what politicians say, the border crisis is not an immigration problem or a border security problem. We’ve got all those problems, but this ain’t that. These kids—these tired, poor, huddled masses—are not economic migrants. They—these homeless, tempest tossed to … Continue reading

Remember back in April, 2007, when then-CIA director George Tenet appeared on 60 Minutes, angrily telling the program host, “we don’t torture people”? Remember a few months later, in October, President George W. Bush saying, “this government does not torture … Continue reading