We Want Politicians to Lie

Get this: The U.S. Supreme Court is about to decide whether false accusations and mudslinging during political campaigns are illegal. Eric Allie / Cagle Cartoons As it goes, during the 2010 election in Ohio, an anti-abortion group, the Susan B. Anthony List, sought to launch a billboard campaign that accused then-Rep. Steven Driehaus, a Democrat,…

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…

Democratic Budget Exposes New Obamacare Lie

Democrats confronted by the massive problems caused by Obamacare — millions of plans canceled, spiking premiums, lost doctors — have retreated to a vague promise to fix the law. But how can the American people trust the very politicians who told the infamous “if you like your plan, you can keep it” lie to actually…

R-S-P-E-C-T, R-I-S-P-E-C-T, Whatever…

A global survey of 68 countries (including our allies) at the end of 2013 conducted by Gallup and the Worldwide Independent Network now rates America  as the biggest threat to world peace on the planet. Pakistan was the runner up, closely followed by China. Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and North Korea equally tied for fourth place.…

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…

Obamacare Haters Can’t Handle the Truth

By Dick Polman – If there’s one thing Republicans hate even more than health insurance for a growing number of Americans, it’s empirical evidence that Obamacare is insuring a growing number of Americans. As we hit the first enrollment deadline, the raw stats demonstrate that the health reform law is very much alive and threading itself…

Obama Confesses

“Pope Francis, I have never been to Catholic confession before, but I have a few things I have to get off my chest.” “Go on, Barack.” “Between you and me, pontiff, I can’t believe I am president. There I was, trying my hand at presidential debates, and all of a sudden I am sitting in…

Journalist Asks: ‘Why Don’t We Care More about Our People?’

Last week, President Barack Obama and House Majority leader John Boehner met behind closed doors. Hush, hush meetings between powerful politicians usually means bad news for Americans. Sean Delonas / PoliticalCartoons.com Among the topics discussed, and possibly the first matter of business, was immigration reform which despite a sluggish economy, high unemployment and the looming…

2016 Crystal Ball

It says here that Jeb Bush has the best shot at the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, while Hillary Clinton might not be the Democrats’ candidate — and if she is, she’s no sure thing. Jeff Parker / PoliticalCartoons.com Picking a president has become a tedious and expensive non-stop exercise. Those of us who dwell…

Don’t Like Food Stamps? Raise the Minimum Wage

Say you’re philosophically opposed to food stamps. Let’s say you feel better about yourself by calling those who’ve hit hard times freeloading parasites. Suppose the very idea someone somewhere may be cheating the system is enough for you to support snatching all subsidized sandwiches out of the hands of your fellow Americans. Imagine that right…

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…

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…

A President Gone Wild

If five years of the Obama administration has taught us anything, it is that presidents do not need Congress to further their agenda. All they need is to surround themselves with “yes men” who share similar disrespect for the Constitution and its founders. It also helps to have a trusty pen and phone, as President…