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Making Sense, By Michael Reagan The man behind the torrent of leaked documents wants to end the war in Afghanistan, and he doesn’t care how much damage he does to the troops on the ground in that hostile environment. Now hailed by anti-war liberals as some kind of a hero, Australian computer hacker Julian Assange [...]

Is our nation really right-of-center? It’s a quick throwaway-line parroted by Republican talking heads. According to Republicans, they speak for us – they are the voice of the “people” ““ and all Americans agree with the Right. Hardly. Just to pick one: if we actually were a right-of-center nation, Social Security would not be the [...]

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman It would be bittersweet for Democrats to rewatch HBO’s “By the People: the Election of Barack Obama” which details the 2008 election and the high hopes raised — and tears joyfully shed — on an election night seemingly a lifetime ago. Things haven’t worked out according to their hopes and [...]

Great news from South Carolina. Robert Ariail, the award-winning cartoonist and two-time Pulitzer finalist laid-off from The State after 25 years, has found a new home for his cartoons: The Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Herald-Journal Executive Editor Mike Smith said the newspaper had a unique opportunity to provide more for its readers. “Robert Ariail will be doing [...]

Great news from South Carolina. Robert Ariail, the award-winning cartoonist and two-time Pulitzer finalist has found a new home for his cartoons: The Spartanburg Herald-Journal.

I can’t really blame them, if you want to know the truth. I speak of the latest down-economy trend: More 20-somethings are moving back home with Mom and Dad — and happily accepting financial assistance. So pronounced is the trend — some 41 percent of parents are giving their 20-somethings some 10 percent of their [...]

One headline after another seems to confirm that racism remains a serious problem in America. Yet, while deeply disturbing, the situation is neither unexpected nor necessarily an indication of a significant shift in the nation’s character. Present conditions – from economic distress at home, to war and the specter of terrorism abroad – create a [...]

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman What’s the real power in America? What has revolutionalized American politics, its direction, tone, even the way political parties interact and politicos talk on the stump, in Congress and in front of cameras? The answer: talk radio, which some argue has become a partisan unifying political force in America. But [...]

Making Sense, by Michael Reagan Plans to build a mosque and Islamic center just 200 meters from the former site of the World Trade Center where 3,000 people died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are not merely inappropriate, they are an outrage. This isn’t about some sort of reconciliation between Muslims and their [...]

The sales slogan used by the San Francisco Giants this season, “It’s Magic Inside,” seems to pertain to this trick: Fans arrive early hoping for a precious promotional souvenir and, for many, the Giants make their hopes vanish. The slogan is unique to the Giants, but the ploy of getting fans to show up early [...]