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  It’s an odd Americanism to elect someone to be in government who freely admits they don’t like government. As if reluctance translates into competence. “Oh he’ll be a great husband, especially since he doesn’t believe in marriage.” For some reason, we buy the premise of politicians begging to be a part of the thing […]

Two American cultural phrases seem to embody the current plight Barack Obama.   The first is via Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart, the early 21st century’s Will Rogers. When Obama appeared on his show and used a phrase made (in)famous by former President George W. Bush, Stewart said: “You don’t want to use that phrase, dude.” […]

The mainstream media gets denounced on cable news programs, corporate talk radio, best-selling books and behemoth blogs every day. This strangely doesn’t seem to bother the mainstream media as it heroically absorbs all the jabs thrown at it from, well, itself. It’s stoically unfazed. Admirable in its immunity. Yes, this code word for “liberal media,” […]

  Cross-posted at Delaware Punchline. Last night I was invited to take part in WHYY’s live coverage of the Delaware mid-term elections. I was on set for an hour, and was able to pump out three cartoons (to varying degrees of quality). The first focused on Republican Christine O’Donnell’s predictable loss to Democrat Chris Coons. […]

  Cross-posted at Delaware Punchline. Last night I was invited to take part in WHYY’s live coverage of the Delaware mid-term elections. I was on set for an hour, and was able to pump out three cartoons (to varying degrees of quality). The first focused on Republican Christine O’Donnell’s predictable loss to Democrat Chris Coons. […]

Baseball is not only the Great American Pastime, but also the Great American Metaphor. So, it says here: If politicians and their supporters had behaved more like the San Francisco Giants and their fans, the seriously botched midterm elections of 2010 might have played out differently. It starts with the leader, who in the Giants’ […]

Tol-er-ance. Noun. Definition: sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one’s own. Progressive Left definition: a fair, objective and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions and practices fall lock-step with Progressive ideology. Otherwise, rogues are sent to the gulag. Psychologists at the University of Virginia and Harvard University created a […]

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 […]