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Donald Trump casts a big shadow over the Republican field as we approach the first debate. I drew little caricatures of all the candidates – … Continue reading

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree I guess my morbid streak has prepared me for the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day) and the events leading up to it. Sometimes when I’m in a contemplative mood, I survey the … Continue reading

By Susan Stamper Brown The progressive left has cannibalized the Democrat[ic] Party to the point that even its chairman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, can no longer differentiate between today’s democrat and a socialist. Or, if she can, she’s afraid to explain … Continue reading

By Jason Stanford What’s the biggest difference between the Planned Parenthood videos and the sinking of the U.S. battleship Maine in 1898? Both hoaxes are being used as pretexts to war, but in the case of laying blame for sinking … Continue reading

Raging Moderate by Will Durst Get to high ground everybody. Our nation is in danger of being inundated by a candidate tsunami of 17 Republicans. The Sweet Sixteen and Never Been Kissed Plus One. Seventeen Shades of Grey. If they … Continue reading

By Tom Purcell “I wanted to go to the beach, but the wife tells me we barely have the funds to go miniature golfing!” “Ah, yes, you speak of a common experience for many Americans in recent summers. According to … Continue reading

By Ron Paul During my time in Congress, I regularly introduced legislation forbidding organizations that perform abortions from receiving federal funding. The U.S. Government should not force taxpayers to subsidize an activity they believe is murder. Thus, while I was … Continue reading

By Peter Funt SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — An 8-year-old girl is murdered, her body found in a trash bin. This laid-back oceanfront community goes into shock as prosecutors muscle up. “We are going to bring him to justice,” declares the … Continue reading

By Rick Jensen While reporters climbed over each other to bring you the latest Trumpadillo, Democratic presidential candidates are crashing and burning under the radar. This time, it was “The Donald’s” lawyer, Michael Cohen, who made national news by claiming … Continue reading

By Tina Dupuy I’m a free speech extremist. I believe the government has absolutely no business regulating or censoring speech. Of course, commercially popular speech doesn’t need protection. It’s only unpopular—racist, sexist and vulgar—speech that requires it. So as a … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael Reagan Trump can’t help being Trump. He says outrageous or dumb things about immigrants or his fellow Republican primary candidates five times a day. But no one — not even the liberals of the mainstream media … Continue reading

By Tom Purcell It’s July, and we know what that means: time to celebrate the American hot dog. July is National Hot Dog Month, you see, a glorious month when the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council tells us about … Continue reading

By Susan Stamper Brown President Obama told the BBC he’s “stymied” because he’s not gotten his way regarding gun control –yet. So, apparently we should just relinquish our guns during a Second Amendment burning ceremony on the National Lawn. Obama’s … Continue reading

  By Ron Paul Last week, Retired General Wesley Clark, who was NATO commander during the U.S. bombing of Serbia, proposed that “disloyal Americans” be sent to internment camps for the “duration of the conflict.” Discussing the recent military base … Continue reading

Raging Moderate by Will Durst I’ve got to congratulate Donald Trump for how fast he’s become more annoying to the Republican Party than a mouse in an air conditioning unit. He’s like that popcorn husk that gets stuck in the … Continue reading

By Jason Stanford It’s a sign of the times that the dumbest answer in the presidential campaign so far yielded the deepest question. As usual, Ted Cruz started it. In an interview with New York Times Magazine, Cruz talked himself … Continue reading

This week the State of Tennessee’s Department of Transportation rejected a request from Nashville’s Metro Council (City Council) to plant foliage that would block the view … Continue reading

By Tina Dupuy There’s no shortage of publicity maestro, name-emblazer Donald Trump think pieces on the Internet these days. Most will attribute his straight talk to his more-than-likely-fleeting frontrunner status. Others point to some anger or racism the Trump Brand … Continue reading

By Rick Jensen Donald Trump is the politically unhinged train wreck equivalent of the Kardashians. National news media executives understand the clickbait appeal of big booties and big mouths swinging around in public. They also enjoy the fact that Trump … Continue reading

By Peter Funt Pop quiz: Which of the following was hatched in the mind of George Costanza? (a) The Center for Financial Stability, (b) The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, (c) The Hudson Institute, (d) The American Enterprise Institute. … Continue reading