Opinion & Editorials

Yes to Violence, No to Sex

by Robert Scheer This American life of ours has long been pro-violence and anti-sex, unless the two can be merged so that violence is the dominant theme. The U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed that historical record on Monday in declaring California’s ban on the sale of violent video games to minors unconstitutional while continuing to deny [...]

The Unanswered Question Is, Why?

by Jim Hightower America’s long, long war in Afghanistan has drained more than 1,500 precious lives and a trillion dollars from our country. But, finally, this enormous outlay paid off this year with the capture and killing of that al-Qaida demon, Osama bin Laden, who attacked America and was the reason our military went into [...]

Big Daddy

by Jacob Sullum When it comes to monitoring their children’s media diets, some parents worry about sex, while others worry about violence. I worry more about inane sitcoms featuring smart-alecky kids and dumb adults, which is why I have blocked the Disney channel. Different parents have different standards, and the same parents are likely to [...]

When It Comes to Oil, Where’s the Beef?

by Tony Blankley It is said that there are no atheists in foxholes. In that context, the recent rise in oil prices seems to have turned the Obama administration into true believers (at least rhetorically) when it comes to the best method to keep gas prices down and the American economy growing. With oil at [...]

Constitutional Amendment Key to Debt Deal

by Dick Morris After the government has racked up a budget deficit of $1.5 trillion and over $14 trillion in debt, it’s obvious to most Americans that some fundamental reworking of the system that permitted such extravagance is desperately needed and quite overdue. To raise the debt limit in exchange for dollar-for-dollar cuts is one [...]

Next Up: 'Run, Rudy, Run!'

Next Up: ‘Run, Rudy, Run!’

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was once considered the front-runner for the 2008 presidential nomination and a favorite to take the general election as well. Obviously, it didn’t work out. Giuliani lost because of his disasterous campaign’s strategy of half-way skipping New Hampshire and waiting until the Florida primary to seriously contest a state. [...]

Tea Party: Zombie Apocalypse in Jacksonville

Tea Party: Zombie Apocalypse in Jacksonville

For conservatives in Jacksonville, the End of Days didn’t wait for May 21st, it happened on May 17th with the surprise election of Democrat Alvin Brown as mayor.   Republicans are trying to figure out what happened.  What allowed this black man to get elected mayor?  How could this possibly happen?   For North Florida Tea Partiers, this was truly the zombie [...]

Editorial: This is Why People Can't Stand Ron Paul

Editorial: This is Why People Can’t Stand Ron Paul

Texas Congressman Ron Paul is about to launch his third Presidential bid later this week. Much like 2008, we can expect the ‘Cult of Paul’ to aggressively promote their man at every turn. Having fired up supporters is not a bad thing. I’m sure Tim Pawlenty would love it if he as many crazed fans [...]

Ron Paul Should Stand Aside for Gary Johnson

Ron Paul Should Stand Aside for Gary Johnson

Republican voters had an opportunity to examine Ron Paul in detail during the 2008 primary season.  The result?  Paul averaged only 5.58% in the Republican primaries he contested, and that figure actually exaggerates his appeal because it includes late season primaries where he was the only alternative on the ballot to presumptive nominee John McCain.  It wasn’t [...]

NY Taxpayers Party Unlikely to Qualify for Ballot Line

NY Taxpayers Party Unlikely to Qualify for Ballot Line

In New York, which allows fusion, it seems that finding statewide results broken down by party is nearly impossible. The state’s Board of Elections certainly doesn’t do it. Their idea of election night reporting is a letter explaining why they won’t bother, because it’s very hard to collect such information and report it. Forget that [...]