Baseball Icon Joins the Liberal Echo Chamber

This week, Hank Aaron broke the hearts of millions of Republicans and conservatives who supported him and cheered him on in 1974 while racists threatened his life. Eric Allie / Cagle Cartoons USA Today quoted “The Hammer” in an interview as saying, “We can talk about baseball. Talk about politics. Sure, this country has a…

Fair Pay, Unfair Demagoguery

You turn on the TV and see a politician sincerely raging against a threat of flooding waters killing salamanders in the Painted Desert… “Republicans want these lizards to die!” Eric Allie / Cagle Cartoons You wonder, “If this is his campaign, he must think voters are idiots. He must think they don’t read newspapers or…

The Premature Obamacare Victory Lap

President Obama took a victory lap on Tuesday, celebrating 7 million Obamacare enrollees. Let’s take a look at this success. President Obama and the Democrats pushed through their signature domestic policy stating the “Affordable” Care Act would cover “every American.” They have used the figure of “48 million uninsured Americans.” Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch…

What Will Unionized Athletes Mean for Colleges?

The National Labor Relations Board says college football players are not “students.” Many would agree. It took the NLRB to declare them “employees.”

Northwestern University, whose fencing teams scored more points per season than their football teams not too long ago, is the venue for the big union’s big play to unionize every scholarship football player in the country.

Obama Policy Keeping Homeless People on the Street

No one should be surprised that President Obama signed a Democratic Party bill that puts more homeless people in the streets. It just needs to be repealed. Larry Wright / Cagle Cartoons On May 20, 2009, President Obama reauthorized the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009. It redefined homelessness…

The 2016 Candidate the Media Has Forgotten About

While Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin have the attention of the vast majority of news writers, there is another Republican with even greater credentials for the 2016 Presidential race. John Darkow / Columbia Daily Tribune His policies enabled school districts to save millions of dollars on health insurance and prevent massive…

There are Better Ways to Cut Military Spending

Is it really a surprise that the governors of all 50 states are pushing back against President Obama’s push to cut their National Guard troops? The difference between the Democratic President’s approach and that of Republicans like Senator Tom Coburn is the President wants to cut spending on military men and women’s salaries and benefits,…

Washington Looking More and More Like Hollywood

Hollywood and Washington: Both entertaining, often boring and far too often irresponsible. Midterm elections will bring out Hollywood celebrities supporting lots of glad-handing politicians, attracting the least informed voters: the People/US/Entertainment Weekly crowd. Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch And rightfully so. While some in Hollywood and D.C. strive for financial responsibility, there are those who…

Fighting Back Against the NSA

While many Americans shake their heads at the feckless backsliding of our current congressional Republican leadership, legislators in a handful of states across this nation are bravely taking a stand against the National Security Agency, a behemoth of unconstitutional breaches of privacy currently recording and logging every one of your calls, emails, text messages and…

Inequality Hurting Upward Mobility? Not So Much.

“Income Inequality” is the current marketing slogan for rallying voters to the Democratic Party. It just isn’t “fair” that some people make millions of dollars a year “doing nothing” while millions of people work hard and struggle every day to put food on the table and afford HBO. Eric Allie / Cagle Cartoons So, what’s…

Despite Ridicule, Conservative Ideas Gaining Support

Why do people like Rev. Jeremiah Wright travel across America to exhort audiences to denigrate Tea Party Americans as racist? Because failing to personally discredit your fellow man with false witness means people might actually listen to his reasoned policies and thus disagree with yours. Rick McKee / Augusta Chronicle Recently in Wilmington, Delaware, the…

The Big Puff: Obama’s Shrinking Deficit

“Congratulations, Mr. Obama, sequestration has been your most successful federal program!” That’s what some pundits are saying in response to the President’s report that our national deficit is less than half of what it was four years ago. Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch On the surface, this certainly would be worthy of national applause for…

Is it Time to Shut Down the NSA?

The NSA isn’t inherently evil. Serious people track serious threats to the lives of millions of Americans every day. This is not why the NSA needs to be disbanded. Too many serious people who disregard the U.S. Constitution and Americans’ right to privacy have decided they know better than the framers of the Constitution and…

The Liberals who Killed Jimmy Stewart

Like all certainties in life, rules in the Senate change. One of America’s most glorified political theatrics, the filibuster, now only exists should the majority party choose. It’s not likely any future majority should acquiesce. Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch When Republicans during the Bush 41 administration considered changing the rules to eliminate the tradition…