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Obama’s Not the Only Democrat Hearing Voices

| November 23, 2014
Obama’s Not the Only Democrat Hearing Voices

Letting voters that don’t vote set your political agenda is so liberating I’m surprised politicians didn’t think of it years ago. Richard Nixon used to refer to the “silent majority” when he was beleaguered and isolated in the White House. (This was during the dark days when a rogue IRS investigated and persecuted political groups […]

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Leftist Xenophobes Outraged Over Border Crossers

| November 10, 2014
Leftist Xenophobes Outraged Over Border Crossers

  Everyone has a border awareness tipping point. For some it was when illegal labor, imported from points south, depressed wages and made jobs a matter of culture instead of citizenship. For others it was when they lost loved ones to criminal or drunk-driving illegals. And for still others it was the adolescent invasion of […]

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Principled Coburn’s Departure a Loss to Senate

| November 1, 2014
Principled Coburn’s Departure a Loss to Senate

  As the end of the year approaches you’re going to be hearing both Democrats and Republicans lavish extravagant, bipartisan praise on Sen. Tom Coburn, R-OK, a man formerly known unfondly as “Dr. No.” Why the change of heart? Coburn’s leaving the Senate this term and leftist Democrats and RINO Republicans will be free to […]

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Federal Bureaucrats Misbehave & Taxpayers Are Punished

| October 24, 2014
Federal Bureaucrats Misbehave & Taxpayers Are Punished

  Give The Washington Post credit for its expose that criticizes a large portion of its declining subscriber base: Federal employees. According to the Post, “Tens of thousands of federal workers are being kept on paid leave for at least a month — and often for longer stretches that can reach a year or more […]

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Ebola the Clown: A CDC Production

| October 20, 2014
Ebola the Clown: A CDC Production

  Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the Center for Disease Control, is sorry. Now instead of one Ebola patient, we have a dead Ebola patient and a newly infected nurse, with a third showing symptoms as she flies about the country. Frieden laments, “I wish we had put [an Ebola containment] team like this on […]

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Obamacare Forces Retailers to Drop Coverage

| October 14, 2014
Obamacare Forces Retailers to Drop Coverage

  Four years into Obamacare, taxpayers are still discovering ways the ACA is expensive in both tax dollars and damage to the healthcare system. Isn’t it ironic you can sue a doctor for negligence when he damages your health, but you can’t sue politicians for negligence when they damage a healthcare system? Trial lawyers could […]

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USPS – Delivering Deficit Spending Since 2006

| October 5, 2014
USPS – Delivering Deficit Spending Since 2006

  I’m old enough to remember when milkmen drove the streets before sunrise delivering dairy products in sweating glass bottles to customer doorsteps. My family’s last delivery was when I was in the 6th grade, because mom said it was cheaper to buy the milk with the rest of the groceries. Now the United States […]

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More Misguided Spending Won’t Deter ISIS

| September 29, 2014
More Misguided Spending Won’t Deter ISIS

Our famously detached president has recently decided to become very hands-on in the application of air power. Obama, like LBJ in Vietnam, is personally choosing the targets where he will employ U.S. aircraft. The first display of Air Force One might that we have the figures on was a $700,000 close-support effort in Denver for […]

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NIH Makes Monkey’s Uncles Out of Taxpayers

| September 22, 2014

The National Institutes of Health has billions of tax dollars to give away each year in the form of research grants. I’m sure that senior bureaucrats have the really famous diseases and maladies already booked up. That means the newbies have to identify their own causes and studies to make sure that every last penny […]

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Bob McDonnell Gives Ingratitude a Bad Name

| August 22, 2014
Bob McDonnell Gives Ingratitude a Bad Name

The Bob & Maureen McDonnell corruption trial is not proving to be the unmitigated disaster for the McDonnell family that I first assumed. As the trial continues Maureen is looking more and more like her official portrait, currently on display at the Richmond Salvation Army Store. She can’t do anything about the age difference — […]

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