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Making Sense by Michael Reagan A beautiful red tsunami swept across America Tuesday night. Liberal pollsters and liberal pundits on TV refused to see the Republican wave coming and still can’t believe it came. But the S.S. Obama and its … Continue reading

During the 1968 presidential election, Richard Nixon urged the “great silent majority” to turn up at the polling place to cast their vote for him. That’s what happened Tuesday night when a higher than average number of voters for a … Continue reading

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree As the old Tyree luck would have it, I was near the end of my month-long exile from work (following laser prostate surgery) before I stumbled across the book “5 Days To A Clutter-Free House: Quick, … Continue reading

By Tom Purcell Get this: Millennials hate voice mail and don’t often bother to listen to their messages. So reports NPR’s “All Things Considered” in its “The New Boom” series. As it goes, millennials prefer to receive their information via … Continue reading

Raging Moderate by Will Durst Gather round kiddies, because it’s time for Uncle Will to regale you with the funny side of Ebola. Oh, yeah, there is one. Just need a trained professional to find it. Take the widespread fear … Continue reading

Partisanship, for lack of a better word, is good. You won’t find a more unexamined assumption in America today than a sneering contempt for partisanship. Yet partisanship persists, an evolutionary fact of life in our democracy because it is an … Continue reading

PHOENIX — Back before there were pollsters to tell people how they felt about everything and everyone, the mood of the electorate could be judged by a loaf of bread. When the price was low, things were okay. I thought … Continue reading

In 2005, Hurricane Ivan was a Category 5 storm headed for New Orleans. “Mayor Ray Nagin declared a state of emergency and strongly recommended that residents evacuate immediately,” reported CNN.com at the time. Roughly half—600,000—residents left; the majority stayed. The … Continue reading

Hillary Clinton sniffs, “Don’t let anyone tell you that, um, you know, (smirk) corporations and businesses create jobs.” Barack Obama chastises, “If you have a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Analysts around the country have … Continue reading

TORONTO, Canada — The live TV coverage on CBCNN brought back memories of another assassination — the assassination of JFK. A funeral procession punctuated by drumbeats and bagpipes. Only this time, a country’s grief focused on Corporal Nathan Cirillo. Only … Continue reading

To say Democrats have soured on President Obama would be an understatement. It has become abundantly clear in recent weeks that liberal candidates across the country have not been shy in their snubbing of Obama on the campaign trail. The … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael Reagan To quarantine or not to quarantine? That is the legal and medical question of the hour. Should the good people coming back to the USA after helping fight Ebola in West Africa be forced to … Continue reading

SAN FRANCISCO — As the Giants and the Royals went at it, the bigger game for some fans took place in the hours before the first World Series pitch, playing baseball’s season ticket-holder roulette. Thanks to sanctioned reselling online — … Continue reading

Remarkable new wonder drugs have caused a new confrontation over pricing wars between manufacturers and health plans, now reaching a fever pitch over hepatitis C treatments from Gilead. Unfortunately, rather than the industry players settling the issue through negotiation, health … Continue reading

My mother was 13 years old, the oldest child in her family, the day the health department nailed the quarantine notice on her front door. It was late in the summer of 1951. My mother’s younger sister, Cecelia, was just … Continue reading

Raging Moderate by Will Durst Here it comes. Creeping down dark alleys. Overturning garbage cans and spooking black cats. The scariest day of the year. With the exception of your next birthday, that is. Halloween. All Hallow’s Eve. The night … Continue reading

I wasn’t in favor of shutting of travel to Ebola countries until Rwanda and Tanzania started screening travelers from Texas. You never know what kind of crazy viruses could spread. The last thing developing nations need is an epidemic of … Continue reading

  Conspiracy theories are easy to make up. They all follow the same formula: An omnipotent force wills it, everybody is in on it, it takes place perfectly and no one else will tell you this. Throw in some cherry-picked … Continue reading

Why would Republicans John McCain and Jack Kingston be so stupid as to call for Obama to recruit a “Czar” to coordinate government medical and communication efforts in the Ebola imbroglio? Minimizing Obama’s true breach of his oath to “preserve, … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael Reagan We all know what an act of Islamic terrorism is — except for our lame duck-in-chief, that is. Now the Canadians know it, too. On Wednesday one of their fellow citizens who had just converted … Continue reading