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Obama’s erratic quest to find a legacy to leave behind has reached a new low last week. His decision to begin talks with Cuba and normalize full diplomatic relations after 50 years is not only unprecedented, but extremely dangerous. Obama … Continue reading

“You’ve worked for us for 10 years, Johnson, but I’m not sure how to grade you during this year’s performance review.” “What are you talking about, boss? I doubled sales over the year before.” “Impressive, Johnson. But how often do … Continue reading

Raging Moderate by Will Durst Still recovering from the sonic bombshell dropped by Jeb Bush announcing he was officially upgrading his prospective candidate status from… considering the formation of an exploratory committee to investigate the feasibility of a possible run … Continue reading

Let’s go deep for a second: What’s the point of data? Imagine you’re a runner trying to beat your personal record in the mile. Is the point to get a better time or to actually run faster? Is the elapsed … Continue reading

Last Saturday, I found myself sharing a New York City subway train with protesters from the Millions March and drunken revelers from SantaCon. Both events drew comparable-sized crowds, hovering around 25,000 participants each. Both ended up on the tiny island … Continue reading

Elizabeth Warren and plenty of media liberals are in a panic that the Omnibus bill, nicknamed “CRomnibus,” is some sort of horrible right-wing Trojan Horse that will grind us all into domination by investment banks. Nope. While the Dodd-Frank bill … Continue reading

One of the most perverse consequences of the feverish backroom deals used to get Obamacare past the finish line was the funding formula for the law’s Medicaid expansion, which started with the infamous Cornhusker Kickback, a sweetheart deal for Nebraska … Continue reading

One of Obama’s favorite claims is that he has issued fewer executive orders than the majority of his predecessors – namely, Bush and Clinton. However, in a recent study put out by USA Today, the degree of deceit Obama uses … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael Reagan A poll released this week found 51 percent of Americans approve of the harsh interrogation tactics the CIA used immediately after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Imagine what those numbers would have been on Sept. 12, … Continue reading

The 2016 presidential campaign has barely started, and I’m already bored. On one hand, everyone’s ready for Hillary, but she doesn’t seem all that eager for everyone. She’s scheduled two paid speeches for early next year, which means she won’t … Continue reading

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree I’m writing one of my infrequent serious columns, because I realize there is more to Christmas than non-stop holly jolly mirth. There will be many freshly vacant spots at Christmas/holiday gatherings this year, whether because of … Continue reading

Exclusive Excerpt from: “Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood” by Tom Purcell By Tom Purcell The snow started coming down hard a few hours after we’d arrived. It was Christmas Eve 1976. We were 20 miles from home, visiting my mother’s … Continue reading

Can Elizabeth Warren, the progressive senator from Massachusetts, wrest the Democratic presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton? Moreover, could she somehow leap an even higher hurdle and succeed Barack Obama? IMHO, no. But despite her constant declarations that “I am not … Continue reading

The number of Americans who choose to live alone continues to grow. So finds a recent Current Population Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau. According to The Washington Post, the survey found that “the proportion of Americans who live alone … Continue reading

The political class breathed a sigh of relief Saturday when the US Senate averted a government shutdown by passing the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill. This year’s omnibus resembles omnibuses of Christmas past in that it was drafted in secret, … Continue reading

  Oil, like political punditry, is a commodity, traded freely on the open market and subject to the laws of supply and demand. The difference of course is that punditry enjoys an abundant and renewable supply, flows freely, and produces … Continue reading

Torture is illegal. Period. End of debate. There is no legal, moral or probable justification for torture. It’s against the Bill of Rights; it’s against the Geneva Convention; it’s against United Nations Convention Against Torture (ratified by the U.S. in … Continue reading

Would police have harassed Eric Garner or his wife if the government had no financial interest in the selling of taxed cigarettes? Eric Garner posed no direct threat to police, and if Staten Island police were engaged in actual community … Continue reading

  Tyrades! By Danny Tyree My little sixth-grader Gideon just participated in his first Christmas parade (riding a float for the Westhills Elementary School Honors Club), and a good time seemed to be had by all; but curmudgeon that I … Continue reading

A giant Manhattan penthouse and a summer home in the Hamptons. That was all. There was nothing Sabrina could do but plop onto her designer couch and cry. Christmas was a week away, but Sabrina didn’t have enough money to … Continue reading