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Independent’s Eye by Joe GandelmanWither 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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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.   Politico.com wrote that according to polling commissioned by FWD.us, the Mark Zuckerberg funded … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Iraq’s president Nouri Al Maliki is a thug; I’m not too troubled to see Maliki’s Shiite Iraq taking a tumble.   Continue reading

My condolences go out to the families of the victims at fill-in-the-blank. I know the gun-manufacturing industrial complex has dubbed the wake of a tragedy as an inappropriate time to talk about their product. So lets just eulogize the lives … Continue reading

Hillary Clinton’s term as Secretary of State was a disaster, from presenting the Russian’s with a culturally insular “reset” button ignorantly emblazoned with the Russian word for “overcharge,” to failing to respond to the desperate requests for available backup from … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael ReaganHillary, you go girl.Run as hard as you can for president.Play hardball to get your party’s nomination.Do whatever dirty party tricks it takes to knock off what’s-her-name up in Massachusetts, or what’s-his-name out in Montana. Compared … Continue reading

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman Many Americans probably yawned when they saw the news that Spain’s King Juan Carlos decided to abdicate the throne in favor of his son, Prince Felipe. But they should have been in awe of the … Continue reading

On Monday morning, Hillary Clinton began the much-anticipated start of her next presidential campaign – or as she likes to pretend, rollout of her new book: “Hard Choices.”  In an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, Hillary mentioned that she and … Continue reading

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree The American Red Cross is celebrating 100 years of swimming safety education, not by patting itself on the back, but by redoubling its efforts to make us more prepared for aquatic mishaps. Statistics from the Centers … Continue reading

This is an excerpt from Tom Purcell’s new book, “Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!” available now at Amazon.com. Get this: Dads are essential to kids. According to the National Fatherhood Initiative, kids who grow … Continue reading

Hey, young adults, living at home with Mom and Dad isn’t the end of the world — if you follow the right advice. As it goes, reports the U.K.’s Daily Mail, nearly 30 percent of adults under age 35 are … Continue reading