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Nixon: Painfully Shy, But Craving Great Purpose

Jeff Jacoby  Perfect candor wasn’t Richard Nixon’s strong suit. But he spoke the gospel truth when he described himself as “an introvert in an extrovert’s profession.” He was one of the most successful political campaigners of the 20th century: winning election to both houses of Congress, serving two terms as Dwight Eisenhower’s vice president, and […] Continue reading →

Conservatism Is The New Punk Rock

Kurt Schlichter,  Conservatism is the Ramones at CBGB – loud, fast and alive. In contrast, liberalism is the headliner at a state fair concert. It’s Foghat, serenading its anesthetized fans as America slow rides into decline. Back in the 70s, the Ramones put a steel-toed boot into the behind of a fat, flabby rock ‘n […] Continue reading →

War on Women: Eric Holder Doesn’t Like Sarah Palin

John Ransom  The worst is judging the not-so-good: That’s what Attorney General Eric Holder would have you believe. Yes, the worst attorney general in our history contends that Sarah Palin wasn’t a very good vice presidential nominee. Mark one up again for the liberals war on women. “She wasn’t a particularly good vice presidential candidate,” […] Continue reading →

Palin, Impeachment and Unserious Politics

Jonathan S. Tobin,  Is impeachment the only remedy for President Obama’s unconstitutional power grabs? Congress doesn’t seem likely to be able to restrain his attempt to rule by executive order by either legislation or lawsuits. But those, like former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who advocate this course of action, are saying more about themselves than […] Continue reading →

Bad Week For Obama, Boehner? A Noted Journalist looks at Politics Today

Brian Birdnow  Last week Dan Thomasson, an Op-Ed columnist for McClatchy-Tribune news service, a former Vice-President of Scripps Howard Newspapers, a former columnist at the Washington Times, and a general decorated veteran of print journalism published a long column which was syndicated in many major daily papers. The column, entitled, Shortage of Functioning Brain Cells […] Continue reading →

U.S. mayors to use nature to fight climate change

 Mayors from the GOP-dominated states of Texas and Arizona are calling on cities to use nature to fight the impacts of climate change, even while Republican governors and lawmakers repeatedly question the science that shows human-caused pollution contributes to global warming. As conservative governors criticize the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new rules designed to cut […] Continue reading →

Hillary’s rapist-defense problem

Earlier this week, I ventured that Hillary Clinton’s remarkable series of gaffes and tone-deaf statements, made through the launch of a book with disappointing sales, did not augur well for the campaign she’s trying to launch simultaneously.  I thought some of the things she said over the past couple of weeks would haunt her through […] Continue reading →

Rick Perry and Hillary Clinton run into some gay marriage trouble on the trail

Here’s a coincidental juxtaposition of two uncomfortable media moments from opposite sides of the 2016 presidential trail.  First up: Texas governor Rick Perry addresses the endorsement of “reparative therapy” (i.e. therapy that would assist in “escaping from the homosexual lifestyle”) in the Texas GOP platform: ”Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle […] Continue reading →

Is the First lady Michelle Obama running for the Senate?

 First Lady Michelle Obama is everywhere. She’s traveling to China. She’s raising money for Democrats. She’s issuing plaintive tweets seeking the rescue of the kidnapped Nigerian girls. She’s wading uncharacteristically deep into the Washington political mud pit to defend her school lunch program against Republicans, assailing them last Tuesday for opting to “play politics with […] Continue reading →

The New Populism Conference — Fight Back, Go Forward — Right Off a Cliff

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton The Progressive/Communist movement in the United States is doubling down in their efforts to catapult America into full-blown Marxism, led by such luminaries as these at The New Populism Conference: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) Larry Cohen – President, Communications Workers of America Rep. Jan Schakowsky […] Continue reading →

White House sprang into action and contacted ‘YouTube’ while Benghazi bullets still flying

Say what you will about the Obama White House’s passive indifference to everything from the Department of Veterans Affairs to Americans taking fire on foreign soil, but their political spin team moves like lightning.  According to House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa – discussing a White House memo that for some reason still remains “classified,” so he […] Continue reading →

Conservative candidates see disappointing results in Pennsylvania primary

Andrew Staub This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. When Scott Wagner pulled off a stunning write-in campaign to claim a Pennsylvania Senate seat in March, hardline conservatives hoped the special election portended more success for anti-establishment candidates. Tuesday’s primary election didn’t quite play out that way — at least through results from the ballot box — perhaps confirming analysts’ belief […] Continue reading →