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Making Sense by Michael Reagan Our country was founded on a revolutionary concept — a new kind of government both empowered and controlled by its citizens. This idea, the very foundation of our great experiment in democracy, was betrayed with enactment of the new healthcare act. Every poll showed that a majority of Americans rejected […]

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman Pundits will be scrambling all week for a new conventional wisdom for the 2010 mid-terms election’s meaning. Expect them to go on a rampage that will make Charlie Sheen in a hotel room look like a meditating monk. But here’s a fact: the fiery 2010 mid-terms provided many examples of […]

“The Democrats were just getting warmed up, but I knew it was too good to be true.” “Ah, yes, you speak of the negative reaction to the aggressive government expansion and spending that President Obama and the Democrats gave us.” “That’s right. I was hoping America would embrace more of the cushy policies many European […]

Raging Moderate, by Will Durst Don’t Vote. You don’t have to. No one’s going to make you. This isn’t the Soviet Union. You won’t be forced from your beds and dragged to the polls against your wills. Relax. Take a chill pill. Let it go. It’ll all be fine without you. Things are pretty good […]

When I was about 3 or 4, our family car was a 1948 Hudson — a Commodore 4-door sedan. It was a humongous, streamlined expression of art-deco-ness, powered by a massive straight-eight engine. We felt invulnerable in our Hudson — even when streaking through the desert at 90 mph. We didn’t know what seat belts […]

Making Sense, by Michael Reagan Liberals and their Democratic Party allies are frightened out of their halfwits by the re-emergence of the dreaded tea party, which began in Boston Harbor in December 1773, when colonists dressed as Indians dumped shiploads of tea into the water, helping to set off what eventually became the American Revolution. […]

Surreal setting”¦sunny skies”¦ Frigid late January temperatures”¦ The National Mall covered by a euphoric blanket of humanity”¦Left hand on the Historic Lincoln Bible and right hand raised”¦ A promise to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution”¦ An electric speech by the 44th American president:  “”¦Because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and […]

More than ever, people want to take a break and enjoy a nice chuckle. So I’ve decided to launch Punchline, a counter-punch to the bad news that newspapers offer ever day. Punchline is here to help the balance out the gloom and doom with hilarious cartoons, funny stories and a local entertainment section with food, […]

More than ever, people want to take a break and enjoy a nice chuckle. So I’ve decided to launch Punchline, a counter-punch to the bad news that newspapers offer ever day.

Five years ago, on one of my “UFO Tours” (coined by comedian Bill Hicks, when you only appear in small towns in front of a handful of people so you start to doubt your own existence), I had a show in Burley, Idaho – home to some of the warmest and most hospitable inhabitants I’ve […]