Members

Economy Science Politics Technology Media Lifestyle Sports Latest Cartoonists Columnists
Making Sense by Michael ReaganWhy have the protests and riots lasted so long in Ferguson? Why have out-of-town agitators and opportunists like the Communist Revolutionary Party and the New Black Panthers flocked to a St. Louis suburb?  Why, 12 days after Michael Brown was shot to death by a policeman, do the good people of Ferguson ...
Tyrades! By Danny TyreeSeptember 1 marks the 75th anniversary of Germany’s invasion of Poland, generally considered to be the start of World War II.My son Gideon has unknowingly given me the idea of how to mark that occasion. Following in the footsteps of my late father, he recently became enamored of “Reader’s Digest.” The venerable ...
It was just a matter of time for the program to be abused. I refer to the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, which provided government employees the opportunity to do their jobs from home. Teleworking is generally a good concept. Federal employees who work from home require less office space, which saves us taxpayers money. ...
All of the noise surrounding Governor Rick Perry attempting to legitimize his recent indictment is completely unjust and a textbook example of a political witch-hunt. Perry has been accused of “abuse of his office and coercing a public official” when in actuality, he was using his power to veto funding to Rosemary Lehmberg, a convicted ...
Raging Moderate by Will Durst The meeting probably wasn’t as awkward as Cain attending Abel’s funeral. Closer to Anna Nicole walking past her husband’s family in court. Surely had a Billy Bob Thornton/ Brad Pitt-drunk at a wedding reception feel. Talking about the recent encounter between President Barack Obama and the woman rummaging through his ...
When it comes to political corruption, it’s rarely as simple as taking a bribe on hidden camera. Political corruption is usually messy, such as the ongoing trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who took a king’s ransom from a guy who had a crush on the First Lady in exchange for using the Governor’s ...
Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman Just as World War I didn’t prove to be “the war to end all wars,” the 20th century didn’t turn out to be when the nearly unimaginable brutality and indescribable evil represented by German dictator Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime was definitively laid to rest. The evil is back. Big-time. This ...
We have been at war with Iraq for 24 years, starting with Operations Desert Shield and Storm in 1990. Shortly after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait that year, the propaganda machine began agitating for a US attack on Iraq. We all remember the appearance before Congress of a young Kuwaiti woman claiming that the Iraqis were ...
On CNN’s Headline News, just hours after Robin Williams was found dead by his own hand, Dr. Drew Pinsky, “Dr Drew,” went on national TV, vehemently announcing to the world that he was certain Williams’ “mental illness” was due to having a “biological disorder” that was physically (not psychologically) caused. Pinsky couldn’t have the information ...
Obama has failed to help defeat islamists in Syria, leading to the growth of The Islamic State (The Radical Islamist Murderers Formerly Known as ISIS) and fails to define a foreign policy for the U.S. This according to Hillary Clinton, who spoke to well-known foreign affairs reporter Jeffrey Goldberg in the liberal publication The Atlantic. ...
Tyrades! By Danny Tyree If you’re frustrated by the skimpiness of “fun-size” candy, wait until you hear some “fun-size” songs. On August 1, Calgary Top 40 station AMP Radio became the first station in the world to switch to the new QuickHitz format. Developed by Vancouver-based SpakNet Communications, QuickHitz (without having to consult with composers, ...
“Jameson, were you chasing deer again?  Jameson, did you eat the entire thing?  Jameson, stop licking the baby. Jameson, wanna go for a ride?” Those were some of the most common things that would come out of our mouths when talking to our best friend, Jameson.  Jameson made us feel like the luckiest family in ...
Men might be from Mars and women from Venus, but at least we’re in the same solar system. When it comes to politics, liberals and conservatives can’t agree on what the problems are much less solutions. We can blame the politicians for not making progress on the big issues of our time, but until Americans ...
Since 1998 it has been prohibited by federal law for states and localities to tax Internet access. This policy, known as the Internet Tax Freedom Act, has been extended three times with broad bipartisan support. But it is set to expire again on November 1, and some Senate Democrats appear willing, this time, to allow ...
Get this: Low expectations are the key to happiness. That was one of the findings of a happiness study recently conducted by researchers at University College London. Researchers used a magnetic resonance imaging machine to monitor brain activity as they guided subjects through a series of activities, such as gambling, and asked them how happy ...
Raging Moderate by Will Durst More fun than fourteen barrels of flunkies watching our elected officials exit Washington like scared rats streaming out of a sewer to escape Godzilla. And really, who can blame them. Anybody who’s ever spent a summer in DC can tell you the climate is real similar to Hell. With humidity. ...
The problem with a lie—even one that everyone agrees with—is that eventually you can’t ignore the truth. Enron can’t paper over debt and crashes. The housing bubble pops. Now, as the rush towards using standardized test scores to evaluate teachers turns into a retreat, it might be time to face that standardized tests are a ...