American Proud

  It was nice to be away from politics for a week. It was even nicer to be in the great city of Boston for six days to celebrate the running of the 118th Boston Marathon. Bill Day / Cagle Cartoons Watching the race with a million people — and meeting so many wonderful Bostonians…

Don’t Dump Pennsylvania’s Governor

  Be careful, Pennsylvania people. You can’t afford to blow it this fall. Your great state is, I’m sorry to say, already not so great when it comes to fiscal solvency. Don’t make it worse by dumping your Republican governor, Tom Corbett. John Cole / Scranton Times-Tribune Despite the Marcellus Shale boom that’s turned Pennsylvania…

The Talk Radio Party?

  So what does the Tea Party want this fall? A repeat of 2010, or a repeat of 2012? The Tea Party succeeded spectacularly in 2010. Its principled enthusiasm put Republicans back in charge of the House of Representatives and, if the Tea Party hadn’t been so stupid in several races, it should have given…

The ObamaMedia High-fives ObamaCare

  Watching the president doing his ObamaCare victory lap in the Rose Garden the other day made me feel so sick to my stomach I had to call my doctor. But seeing the mainstream media join the celebration like a pack of liberal lapdogs made me wonder if I was watching a channel from North…

Travels with POTUS, FLOTUS and the ‘Riddler’

  Come on guys, let’s start focusing on the important stuff like ObamaCare, Ukraine and winning the Senate. All this outrage in the conservative media about how much money it’s costing for Barack Obama’s trip to Belgium and for Michelle Obama’s travels to China is just a waste of time. Rick McKee / Augusta Chronicle…

Deception 1342 of the Affordable Care Act

  Talk about March Madness. The 31st is the deadline for signing up for ObamaCare, which has made the buying and selling of health insurance one of the most complicated, deceptive disasters in the history of Big Government. The president could always whip out his Hugo Chavez pen again at the last minute and re-write…

Rand Paul Gets It

Making Sense by Michael Reagan I disagree with some of Rand Paul’s more libertarian positions, especially on social issues. And I’m certainly not endorsing him or anyone else to be the Republican nominee for president at this time. But Sen. Paul of Kentucky did two things recently that won my favor. Daryl Cagle / Cagle…

It’s the Desert, Stupid

  Someone better send John Kerry a high school geography textbook. Our brilliant Secretary of State doesn’t seem to know that California is about two-thirds desert. Daryl Cagle / Cagle Cartoons Based on his recent statements about the cause of my home state’s 13-month drought, Kerry doesn’t know anything about California’s history or climate, either.…

The Bill & Hillary Blame Game is For Losers

Is Bill Clinton still president? Has he been caught fooling around with another intern in the Oval Office? Has Paula Jones filed another lawsuit? Is Hillary Clinton still standing by her bad man? I must be in the 1990s again. Why else would I have seen Kathleen Willey on TV talking about Bill Clinton repeatedly…

Monsters Hiding in Plain Sight

  In the darkest recesses of our minds we have always known that monsters exist. It is only when we are involuntarily thrust into an unfolding human tragedy that shocks our senses and devastates our hearts that we truly acknowledge their presence. Bill Day / Cagle Cartoons Our collective eyes have been opened by the…

The Super Bowl and Sex Trafficking

  On February 2 of this year, thousands will gather at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., to watch the Seattle Seahawks battle the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. As the athletes take the field and the fans cheer, they will be oblivious to the tragedy unfolding around them in dark hotel rooms…

Lots of Laughs, but Sad Commentary

I admit I dozed off once or twice. And for the first half-hour I thought I was watching a rerun of last year’s State of the Union address. But I hung in there and Tuesday night turned out to be one of President Obama’s funniest addresses yet. Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch He didn’t tell…

Our Clueless President

  Let me get this straight. For five years Barrack Obama has been president. For five years he’s demonstrated — with amazing consistency — that he has no clue what we need to get out of the ditch and back on the road to real economic recovery. Jeff Darcy / Cleveland Plain-Dealer He’s repeatedly demonstrated…

Our Irrational Immigration System

  The state of California tossed the conservative media another hunk of red meat last week when its Supreme Court granted an illegal alien a law license. You probably heard plenty of outrage on your favorite talk-radio show about how the liberal Left Coast judges rewarded a lawbreaking immigrant instead of deporting him or throwing…

Focus on Winning

  Will Republicans ever learn? Will they get their own house in order in time to take control of the Senate in 2014 and the White House in 2016? Steve Sack / Minneapolis Star-Tribune Will they stop fighting with one another in public over internal family matters and focus the GOP’s collective eye on those…

Earning Our Trust

  Trust ain’t what it used to be in America. Back in 1972, when the folks conducting the General Social Survey first asked a sampling of Americans if they trusted their countrymen, about half said they did. Adam Zyglis / Buffalo News Last year, when the same research outfit asked the same set of questions,…