Fight Global Warming: Approve the Pipeline!

President Obama laid out his personal standard for approving the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline in his global warming speech at Georgetown University on June 25, 2013. If the project increases global warming, he’ll veto it. Based on that standard, he should now approve the project — immediately. Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch…

The GOP Psyche: An Explainer

I believe the Republican Party’s psychic break happened the moment their “compassionate conservative” economic philosophy melted the world’s economy. President George W. Bush, the champion of deregulation, bailed out the banks and then offered: “I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system.” I know when I first heard it my head exploded.…

Do Liberals Really Want to Fix Things

While listening to the State of the Union (SOTU) address by the coolest president ever last week, I felt an odd chill go up my leg (because of the polar vortex) when I mused over why people loyally vote for and trust those who instinctively make things worse every time they try to fix something.…

The War Against Children

…that unborn child has been carved in the hand of God from conception and is called by God to love…” — Mother Teresa Mountains are neither fair nor unfair to those of us who scale them. Those who resolve to make it to the top, do so step-by-step, with no favors from the mountain. I…

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…

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…

Reproductive Rights and The Golden Rule

When our government was framed, religion was granted freedom in hopes it would return the favor. Call it the Great American Gamble. Give something authoritative in nature free reign and have faith it won’t take over. Kap / Cagle Cartoons Here’s the primary debate of a free country: When does my freedom trample on your…

Benghazi Report: We’ve Been Lied To

Now that the truth has finally surfaced by way of the January 15, 2014 Senate Intelligence Committee report, we see that al Qaeda affiliated networks were indeed responsible for the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The finding stands in stark contrast to the yarns fed to us by President Obama, former Secretary of…

Governor Juggernaut

  Avast me mateys. Off the starboard bow. Thar she blows. Looks like the Chris Christie juggernaut hit its first iceberg. And harpoons are flying in from multiple quarters. Back on the Jersey Shore, Hillary Clinton’s people and Rand Paul’s people are partying so loud and hard, Snooki and JWoww’s people are banging on doors…

Yes, Virginia, There is a Liberal Press

Chris Christie knew. So did Barack Obama and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. All have been described by insiders as top-down leaders running a tightly controlled office. Rick McKee / Augusta Chronicle Conservatives realize the New Jersey Governor had to know the alleged “traffic study” foisted upon thousands of commuters by his closest advisors was at…

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…

Tines That Try Men’s Souls

  Far be it from me to defend what Jon Stewart has demolished. But I would like to speak up on behalf of the fledgling New York mayor’€™s de Blasphemy, now universally deemed his first mistake and possibly grounds for impeachment: daintily carving up his smoked-mozzarella-and-sausage pizza at Goodfellas in Staten Island with a knife…

Welfare State Dream Is Really A Nightmare

A recent column in Rolling Stone magazine revealed a recurring and troubling trend with young Millennials who have been brain-washed by professors preaching the Progressive dream of a welfare state. Eric Allie / Cagle Cartoons In the column, “Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For.” Jesse Myerson, acknowledges disappointment with the current system and…