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Raging Moderate by Will Durst You don’t hear much about the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. And that, my friends, is a good thing. Usually this federal office is as controversial as parsley wrapped celery. On a 1-10 scale of boring, patent law has to rate about a 3,000. That’s normally. But today this obscure […]

In order for Americans to fully grasp the border crisis, they must first understand the difference between an illegal alien and a refugee, one of the many tricky points in immigration law. Simply put, aliens from Canada or Mexico can be returned immediately; those from other countries can only be held for a maximum of […]

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman Hillary Clinton looks like the person to beat for the 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination, and any Republican who could get the GOP nomination can’t defeat her in a general election. She is also a flawed and overhyped candidate who carries enough baggage to overwhelm several TSA inspectors, and she’d be […]

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree A few years ago, my wife and I changed propane companies solely because the friendly receptionist had been fired for taking an extended medical leave. So I can see why the first White House Summit on Working Families (and President Obama’s call for legislation and voluntary reforms to give workers greater […]

Making Sense by Michael Reagan Who’s that gray-haired old guy in the Oval Office? What happened to the hopeful young man who promised all those great things in 2008? What’s happened to America under Barack Obama? Our economy is still mired in a recession he still blames on George W. Bush. We’ve got 100 million […]

As if there hasn’t been enough controversy coming out of this Administration’s IRS, the most recent debacle is one for the ages. Last Friday, the IRS put out a statement claiming Lois Lerner’s emails from 2011, which are the focal point of the political targeting investigation, have vanished due to a systemic failure of her […]

Ring, ring. “Hello, this is Tom.” “Hello, Tom, this is the federal government. We are going to audit your taxes and want to see all of your records for 2011.” “Sorry, federal government, but my computer crashed in 2011. All of my emails, electronic receipts and financial records were lost.” “We’re not buying that, Tom. […]

When President Obama announced an unprecedented effort by the EPA to strong-arm states into adopting cap-and-trade, he made the announcement not by focusing on the benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but rather on the so-called co-benefits that closing coal plants will have on particulate matter, which is already tightly regulated. These purported co-benefits are […]

When Robert Scott criticized standardized testing and said that Common Core would nationalize schools, he took heat from both Sec. Arne Duncan and Texas business lobbyist Bill Hammond, who called Scott a “cheerleader for mediocrity.” But two years later, those are the only ones who still think Scott was wrong. With states abandoning Common Core […]

OK, you liberal-leaning, kale munching Kerry voters — stop telling Iraq War privateer Dick Cheney to shut up, pipe down or otherwise go away. We need this. We need this so bad—it’s as if we planned it. It looks like liberals, taking a cue from Disney’s iconic villain revival, Maleficent, dug up Dick Cheney and […]