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Tyrades! By Danny Tyree Could it be that the “elephant in the room” is literally an elephant in the room? Yes, most of us try not to think too hard about the precious resources used by our precious four-legged companions; … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael Reagan Time’s up, Mr. President. Your on-the-job-training as the leader of the Free World has been over for several years. I know it still comes as a shock to you that you’re the president of the … Continue reading

Texas has a new refugee crisis on the border, and this time it’s not a bunch of kids. When Rick Perry deployed the National Guard to the border, he remembered to go on Fox News, pose with assault weapons, and … Continue reading

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman The news made many Americans do a double-take. Wait a minute: this news story says a 9-year-old girl accidentally killed her gun instructor while he was teaching her to use…an Uzi? An UZI?! One of … Continue reading

They’re going to have to get used to it. I speak of the school students who are complaining about the taste of their government-funded school grub. As part of the 2010 National School Lunch Program, you see, school districts that … Continue reading

In the 1600s, self-exiled English established the first two European settlements in the New World: Jamestown and Plymouth. One thrived on growing tobacco from ill-gotten Spanish seeds. The other thrived on the freedom to practice their religion. These two seemingly … Continue reading

I recently published two stories about outspoken, committed socialists: one, an active member of the Industrial Workers of the World running for U.S. Senate and the other a self-described Marxist college professor leading a movement urging the federal government to … Continue reading

White House insiders confidently predict that President Obama will soon issue an executive order that will grant deferred action to up to 5 million illegal aliens. Here are four major, indisputable reasons why Obama’s callous, politically motivated move would irreparably … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael ReaganThe Rev. Al Sharpton is getting the right kind of grief. This time it’s not from conservatives for being a race hustler who exploits every white-on-black killing to raise money for his civil rights group National Action … Continue reading

Exclusive Excerpt from “An Apple Core, a Toilet: Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood” by Tom Purcell Even on the hottest nights of the summer, my father knew how to make our house ice cold. We lived in a modest two-story … Continue reading

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree Are you ready for long waits, bare store shelves and higher prices? According to “Business Insider,” the trucking industry has a shortage of 30,000 drivers. The American Trucking Association expects the shortage to skyrocket to 239,000 … Continue reading

The more people learn about Common Core, the more they learn they don’t like it. Support for Common Core standards is now at an all-time low, according to a new poll highlighted in U.S. News and World Report which stated, … Continue reading

Did you ever have a week in which you had an impossible amount of work to complete, yet somehow got it done? Likewise, did you ever have a week in which you knew your workload would be light, so you … Continue reading

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman Shortly after he angrily denounced the obscene beheading of freelance journalist James Foley by a member of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a smiling President Barack Obama was photographed playing golf. And … Continue reading

Raging Moderate by Will Durst Knew he shouldn’t. Couldn’t help himself. I’m talking about the beaming leer in Rick Perry’s mug shot. Or to be more precise, his smug shot. In the photo released by the Austin Police Department, the … Continue reading

Not since Superman has a fella made such a big impression when he took of his eyeglasses. Turns out, the sexy new specs were a disguise all along. This is the Rick Perry we thought we were getting in 2012 … Continue reading

While the dominant Republican slogan on health care remains “repeal and replace,” there is little agreement on what “replace” means. But if we wait until Obamacare can be repealed before developing a consensus on positive health care changes, major parts … Continue reading

The initial outburst of rage, simmering for years in a brick and pavement community draped in poverty was genuine, and for many today is still genuine. It didn’t and will never matter to many in Ferguson what Michael Brown did … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael ReaganWhy have the protests and riots lasted so long in Ferguson? Why have out-of-town agitators and opportunists like the Communist Revolutionary Party and the New Black Panthers flocked to a St. Louis suburb?  Why, 12 days after … Continue reading

Tyrades! By Danny TyreeSeptember 1 marks the 75th anniversary of Germany’s invasion of Poland, generally considered to be the start of World War II.My son Gideon has unknowingly given me the idea of how to mark that occasion. Following in … Continue reading