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Why the Tea Party is a mob of doddering, white nostalgians who want America to return to those thrilling days of yesteryear when we were all self-sufficient, didn’t need government, and those pesky minorities were kept under control.

Raging Moderate, by Will Durst Hard to feel much sympathy for the Republicans and the sloppy pool of tizzy they high-dived into. Perplexed as how to combat financial regulatory legislation, they are bouncing back and forth between a filibuster and a compromise like a ping-pong ball in a stainless steel shower stall. Their banker buddies […]

Making Sense, by Michael Reagan As President Obama pushes for stricter regulations on Wall Street institutions, I want to call us back to caution. Undoubtedly, we should learn from past mistakes and forge a path through to prosperity and an understanding of proper limits on the dangers associated with potentially catastrophic lending and investment practices. […]

Sights and sounds of a glorious new baseball season are all around: the emerald green grass, the crack of the bat, and the endless globs of spit. If owners really want to clean up the Great American Pastime, they should start by doing something about the spitting epidemic. Spits per inning is the only Major […]

In the past hundred years Coca-Cola and Pepsi Cola have spent billions in advertising and employed millions of people to get you to think this caffeinated bubbly sugar water is different/better/worse than that caffeinated bubbly sugar water. People are fiercely loyal and opinionated on the subject. All this marketing and bloviating ignores the fact that […]

President Obama turned from the domestic third-rail issue of health care to the international radioactive subject of dirty-bomb terrorism by hosting a nuclear summit in D.C., convincing the leaders of 47 countries to attend — presidents and prime ministers and kings and queens and a couple of expendable pawns. No bishops, they have their own […]

“Billy Johnson, stand at the head of the class. I want you to help us conduct an exercise on the Pledge of Allegiance.” “Yes, Ms. Smith.” “Billy, last week the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it is constitutional to use the phrase ‘one nation under God’ in the pledge. Did you know […]

It’s good to see innovation rewarded, and it’s refreshing to see the Pulitzer Prize Board take a bold step away from tradition. Especially for an old coffee buddy.

Making Sense, by Michael Reagan The Obama administration has seen a frustrating lack of progress in diplomatic relations. After spending so much time bashing the Bush administration for failing to achieve unity in matters of great international importance, this administration is failing to realize the types of diplomatic gains they predicted. Repeatedly, anything claimed as […]

Rhetorical spinning used to be good sport. Think back on the scenes following Presidential debates, when high-powered advocates for each candidate pounced on reporters to spin every syllable so it seemed to favor their team’s point of view. It was unabashedly biased, and usually entertaining. Nowadays, though, we’re stuck in a constant spin cycle, and […]