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Making Sense by Michael Reagan Who was the first black president? Two decades before the election of Barack Obama, novelist Toni Morrison dubbed Bill Clinton “our first black President.” She even said that Clinton was “blacker than any actual black person who could ever be elected in our children’s lifetime.” Well, I could make an […]

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman Will the shocking shootings in Arizona prove to be a turning point for America? Whether they are or not, the assassination attempt and murders could be a turning point for three key American political figures: Barack Obama, John McCain and Sarah Palin. In the space of a week, all three […]

Imagine a handsome young family complete with kids living in a stylish two-story home in a quiet neighborhood. The parents work quiet middle-class jobs. Dad is a city bus driver. Mom is a secretary. Their house is brimming with consumer goods: a couple of mammoth-sized televisions, a drum set for the kids and high-end furniture. […]

Another dreamer quietly joined the Obama administration last summer without Congressional approval. Despite resolute promises that Obamacare would not include rationing or result in a single-payer system, please give a hearty and belated welcome to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services director, Dr. Donald Berwick. Berwick’s unobtrusive entrance could not muffle his history of being […]

Boy, is uncertainty making us uncertain. Jonah Lehrer, a specialist in psychology and neuroscience, explains why in a recent Wall Street Journal article. Lehrer cites an experiment in which subjects were asked how much they would offer to pay for either a $50 bookstore gift certificate or one valued at $100. They offered an average […]

 On the O’Reilly Factor tonight, host Bill O’Reilly spotlighted this cartoon by Washington Examiner cartoonist Nate Beeler, and asked viewers if they thought it was drawn too soon after the tragedy. Here’s the clip: Watch the latest video at <a href=”” mce_href=””></a> So what do you think – Pinhead or Patriot? Sound off on our […]

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree What a party that must have been! I’m speaking of the time that Lee Harvey Oswald, John Wilkes Booth and James Earl Ray hopped into their Hot Tub Time Machine and journeyed to 2011 to listen to Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh and get brainwashed into entering the assassination game. That […]

Sarah Palin has gotten into hot water in some circles for her infamous ‘crosshairs’ map, which targeted legislators who voted for Obama’s health care bill. Her people claim that they are merely “surveyor symbols.” Regardless, cartoonists have formed their own opinions, and you can check out what they think in our new Palin’s Target cartoon […]

During a recent radio interview I was asked why it is that conservative broadcasters are so much more successful than their progressive, or liberal, counterparts. The question was particularly intriguing considering its source: the host of a progressive radio show in Central California. In terms of audience size, the canyon between right and left on […]

Making Sense by Michael Reagan When a would-be assassin shot my Dad, President Ronald Reagan, nobody questioned the fact that the shooter was certifiably nuts. Authorities recognized that fact and put him in a mental institution as his obvious disturbed mental state demanded. Now we have another attempted killing of a public official, Arizona’s widely […]