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Making Sense by Michael Reagan If Sen. Mitch McConnell’s pledge to get behind the movement to ban the cynical practice of earmark spending is any indication that Republicans heard the message voters sent them in the recent Congressional elections, the GOP is off to a good start. It’s about time. Over the years members of […]

Making Sense by Michael Reagan If Sen. Mitch McConnell’s pledge to get behind the movement to ban the cynical practice of earmark spending is any indication that Republicans heard the message voters sent them in the recent Congressional elections, the GOP is off to a good start. It’s about time. Over the years members of […]

Imagine an entire 24-hour cable news network devoted to political causes. Many of their employees are future and former candidates for president, giving them a national platform to reach potential voters. Entire “movements” of political discourse are not only showcased ““ they’re even started on this news channel. Fundraising, the toughest part of running for […]

Have partisan cable talk shows nearly killed 20th century killed broadcast news? The issue is thrust into the headlines as the popularity of partisan cable news shows continues to grow. The broadcast networks’ early evening newscasts which once ruled the roost now seem like sick roosters ““ softly crowing to an older demographic that probably […]

Riddle me this, climate change proponents: If the ice caps are melting on the planet Mars, and Mars has no cars or little green men to cause Mars’ south pole carbon dioxide melt, who is to blame for this crime against Martianity? You’d think with all the brain-power massed in Copenhagen during last year’s Climate […]

I don’t have access to any terrorist handbooks, but I imagine that having succeeded beyond expectations in the chapters dealing with “how to disrupt,” those who would threaten air travel have moved on to sections covering “ways to divide.” And the beauty, from the terrorists’ point of view, is that it’s all working without the […]

Few debates currently create as many arguments as allowing homosexuals to serve in the United States military. Even President Obama doesn’t seem to know which side of the debate he’s on! So when cartoonists weigh in on such a controversial subject, as Mike Keefe of the Denver Post did with the cartoon above, you can […]

Few debates currently create as many arguments as allowing homosexuals to serve in the United States military. Even President Obama doesn’t seem to know which side of the debate he’s on! So when cartoonists weigh in on such a controversial subject, as Mike Keefe of the Denver Post did with the cartoon above, you can […]

There’s something ugly going on in Washington, D.C. Travel + Leisure magazine asked travelers to rank 35 American cities in a variety of categories, including which has the most attractive residents. Washingtonians were ranked the sixth least attractive. I think, borrowing from Jay Leno, I know why: “Politics is show business for ugly people.” You […]

Raging Moderate by Will Durst You have to marvel at George W. Bush’s audacious return to the national stage, not to mention his curious timing. After all, there wasn’t what you would call an overwhelming popular demand clamoring for his reappearance. Apparently even putative war criminals got to make a living. But it’s going to […]