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Raging Moderate by Will DurstIn order to function like a properly greased money machine, the GOP requires a chew toy. Something to snarl and wave and get a good growl on. Railing against easy-to-digest injustices is the perfect lubrication. Nuance – not their strong suit. This party calibrates with pitchforks and 55 gallon drums of […]

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott opposes universal pre-K, arguing that we should not spend tax dollars on unproven education methods. But earlier this month in rolling out the third plank of his education platform, he proposed doing even worse—spending more money on something we know doesn’t work: K12 Inc., the country’s largest online education company. […]

Here’s how to play: Find a horrible tragedy anywhere in the world and in six degrees or fewer—blame Hillary Clinton. Several hundred Nigerian schoolgirls are kidnapped by the terrorist cult, Boko Haram. The media pays absolutely no attention to it. Weeks later after a social media campaign to highlight this appalling act of violence, the […]

While the Democratic Party has sent out spokesweasel Debbie Wasserman “I see nothing, I know nothing” Schultz and willing sycophants to shame Republicans into refraining from fundraising over the Benghazi scandal, the Democrats themselves have been doing just that. Mugging for the press wearing well-rehearsed expressions of sincerity, Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), “Fundraising off the […]

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman Some 20 years ago, a 12-year-old boy on a trip to San Francisco was taken into a restaurant in Chinatown. He saw the menu, and in a loud voice said: “Chinese food? I hate Chinese food. I don’t even like the Chinese!” Then he noticed all the Asians glaring at […]

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree “People globally are embracing the sharing economy.” So says an article in the May 9 “Newsweek.”   We’ve long had scrap metal recycling, garage sales and neighbors lending leaf blowers; but the unholy trinity of computer chips, the Internet and enterprising entrepreneurs is ushering in a brave new world of maximized […]

Every once in a while, Congress manages to get something right. This is one of those times.  The proposed legislation is Senator Rubio’s Let Seniors Work Act of 2014.  Current law requires America’s working seniors who are past retirement age to continue to pay Social Security taxes, all while receiving almost no extra benefits in […]

Making Sense by Michael Reagan Stop listening to so much conservative talk radio. Take a break. Watch a cartoon. Go to a ballgame. Do anything else for a while but think, talk or argue about politics. Do what I do and listen to country music instead. I guarantee you won’t be so angry all the […]

My internet cartoonist buddy, John Curtis, put out a Facebook survey asking cartoonists to comment on why newspapers are cutting the comics. I decided to give John a big answer, below. Reasons why newspapers are dropping comic strips: 1. Many papers have old contracts with syndicates, with automatic price increases each year. Comics can be […]

“What do you mean Americans have gotten ruder?” “Poll after poll has been showing it in recent years. More than 70 percent of the respondents questioned in an Associated Press poll believe people are ruder than they were 20 or 30 years ago.” “Why would that be?” “Life is moving faster these days. Companies are […]