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Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman When one of Vice President Joe Biden’s staffers shut a Florida reporter in a closet-like room to keep him from talking to people attending a Democratic fundraiser, it symbolized how the media’s status has fallen. When Biden’s spokesperson tried to explain it by claiming the reporter was merely in a […]

Last week, an air traffic controller fell asleep in the middle of the night at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, forcing two airplanes to land without any guidance from the tower. Jeff Darcy, the staff cartoonist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer (click to view more of his cartoons), choose to highlight the ghost of Ronald […]

As the U.S. economy limps out of a devastating recession, home foreclosures continue to be a drain on economic growth. Some estimates show that as many as 5 million properties are over 60 days late on their mortgage payments. While you’re waiting for this latest flood of foreclosures to end, you might as well try […]

Americans may be less safe today because the Obama administration made the decision to circumvent the Constitutional treaty ratification process by mandating that his administration would begin compliance with Article 75 of Additional Protocol I (API) to the 1949 Geneva Conventions “out of a sense of moral obligation.” API, an unsanctioned addition to the Geneva […]

In Citizens United v. FEC the Supreme Court rejected the idea that the government may determine whose speech is worthy of protection under the First Amendment.  As a result of the decision, individuals, small businesses, corporations, labor unions and non-profit organizations may all engage in political speech.  It is not the bailiwick of government bureaucrats […]

Abe Giles was a hat man. I’m a hat man. I once was a hat man as part of my official costume, but I auctioned my jute hat for a fundraiser for 9-11 memorial funds and now I just have my shiny bald head except when I need to be warm, support my teams, or […]

Get this: Rich folks aren’t feeling very rich. Reuters reports that a Fidelity Investments survey found 42 percent of more than 1,000 Americans who have at least $1 million in assets aren’t feeling very wealthy. They say they’d need to have at least $7.5 million to feel they’re well-to-do. As ridiculous as that may sound […]

Raging Moderate by Will Durst No one said being president was going to be easy. And no one was right. You get yelled at for doing things, and you get yelled at for not doing things. Often both times by the same people. Which is kind of like saying, “Even when you agree with us, […] is reporting that Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic congresswoman who became the first woman on a major party presidential ticket as Walter Mondale’s running mate in 1984, died today at the age of 75. I’ve only ever drawn one political cartoon featuring Ferraro. Back in the 2008 election, she was a member of then-Senator Hillary […]

Last week, President Obama ordered the U.S. to begin a military offensive in Libya to establish a no-fly zone and protect civilians from being killed by crazy Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Now, Obama is facing scrutiny from both sides of the aisle who claim the mission goals are both hypocritical and vague. What do the […]