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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 […]

by · July 5, 2011 · 0 comments ·

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 […]

by · July 4, 2011 · 0 comments ·

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 […]

by · July 4, 2011 · 0 comments ·
McCotter Joins Crowded GOP Field

McCotter Joins Crowded GOP Field

U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, a wonky and witty guitar-playing congressman from Michigan, added his name to the Republican presidential sweepstakes on Saturday evening with a low-key announcement during a Fourth of July freedom festival in Whitmore Lake, outside of Detroit. “Through your hard work and […]

by · July 3, 2011 · 0 comments ·

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 […]

by · July 3, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Cain Campaign Suffers Additional Defections

Cain Campaign Suffers Additional Defections

Only days after losing two key staffers, including his New Hampshire campaign director, Republican presidential aspirant Herman Cain suffered another major defection on Friday when Tina Goff resigned as his Iowa director. Citing concerns that the former pizza magnate wasn’t spending the necessary time and […]

by · July 2, 2011 · 0 comments ·
McCotter to Announce Candidacy on Saturday

McCotter to Announce Candidacy on Saturday

U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan will officially join the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination during a Fourth of July festival in his home state on Saturday evening, according to the Detroit News.  McCotter’s announcement wasn’t entirely unexpected. McCotter, 45, who has been flirting […]

by · July 1, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Cuomo Sets Sept. 13 Special Election to Replace Weiner

Cuomo Sets Sept. 13 Special Election to Replace Weiner

In a statement released earlier today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a special election on Sept. 13 to replace former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who stepped down on June 16 after being involved in an embarrassing “sexting” scandal. New York’s 9th congressional district, […]

by · July 1, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Karger Unhappy with GOP Platform, Pleased by Reception from Party Leaders

Karger Unhappy with GOP Platform, Pleased by Reception from Party Leaders

Fred Karger, the first openly gay person to actively seek a major-party presidential nomination, said that he’s not happy with the current field of Republican presidential prospects. “I’m like a lot of the American public – 70 percent of Republicans are not happy with the […]

by · June 30, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Back of the Pack: Karger Leads Johnson in Latest Marist Poll

Back of the Pack: Karger Leads Johnson in Latest Marist Poll

A statistically meaningless and mildly amusing footnote from the recent Marist College opinion poll in the Republican race for President shows openly gay activist and political consultant Fred Karger leading libertarian-leaning former Governor Gary Johnson.  But just barely, and neither campaign is likely to be […]

by · June 30, 2011 · 0 comments ·