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Remember? “There’s a storm gathering. The clouds are dark and the winds are strong and I am afraid.” This was the widely mocked anti-gay marriage commercial for the National Organization for Marriage put out in 2009. “But some who advocate same sex marriage have not been content with same sex couples living as they wish,” […]

Trust. Even in the final two years of a President’s term, there should be enough trust that the President is trying to make decisions based on the needs of the country. Barack Obama has lost that trust. The Washington Times reports, “Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday that President Obama damaged U.S. credibility by […]

‘Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman BROOKLYN, New York — When you visit Brooklyn, you have to be amazed at the number of stoops. They’re scenic and historical. These graceful old stairways were often built steep because they were constructed during the era when Grand Pianos thrived, and when people would gather on the stoops to […]

Making Sense by Michael Reagan The head of the FBI says a terrorist attack may be coming. He doesn’t know where or when, of course. But Director James Comey says the hard-core terror group Khorasan is planning to attack the United States and is “looking to do it very, very soon.” Comey offered no details, […]

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree Was F. Scott Fitzgerald scouring through IRS data when he wrote about the differences between the very rich and the rest of us? Using statistics from itemized returns (2006 through 2012), the Chronicle of Philanthropy (a Washington-based newspaper covering the nonprofit world) recently revealed that poor and middle-class Americans have increased […]

With every new day there seems to be yet another disturbing headline citing Big Government failure. Recently it has been the CDC and the Ebola epidemic, the Secret Service, and the Commander in Chief and ISIS – to say the least, America is going through some trying times thanks in large part to our bloated […]

Boy, are the folks at the syndicated game show “Jeopardy” in trouble after introducing a new category: “What Do Women Want.” In one prompt, Alex Trebek gave contestants these clues: “Some help around the house; would it kill you to get out the Bissell bagless canister one of these every once in a while?” Answer: […]

President Obama and his Democratic allies are claiming credit for the latest in a string of positive jobs reports, but if they had their way it wouldn’t have happened. Why? According to empirical research by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York: “most of the persistent increase in unemployment during the Great Recession can be […]

There was joke that made the rounds when Bill Clinton was trying to figure out how to allow gays in the military without upsetting morale. “Gays in the military,” the joke went. “Next thing you know they’ll want to be interior decorators!” Of course, gays have always served in our military. Now, after long last, […]

Raging Moderate by Will Durst Welcome to Rocktober, Baby. That’s what all the rock and roll radio stations call this, the 10th month of the year. Doesn’t require more than a casually cocked ear to realize the airwaves are flooded with concerts and giveaways and promotional tie-ins. All in the name of Rocktober, Baby. This […]