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Boehner folds on debt ceiling, Republicans continue to do nothing

WASHINGTON, February 14, 2014 — House Speaker John Boehner’s performance this week suggests a new Republican strategy based on an old Irish saying: “Is fear rith maith ná drochsheasamh.” “A good run is better than a bad stand.” This week’s vote to raise the debt ceiling under the leadership of Speaker “I won’t bring a vote to ...

Ted Rall and Roosh V on the pros and cons of being PC

OCALA, Fla., February 14, 2014 — Political correctness is one of those things that one either likes or despises. Due to PC cultures inhibiting certain forms of speech and, in a broader sense, free expression, they always enforce a certain perspective on the public. Whether most like this or not rarely matters. “Political correctness is ...

Mr. President: Use your pen and phone for election reform

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., February 10, 2014 — Our election process is broken. In truth, we no longer hold elections; we conduct auctions. We have tragically allowed the Parties to craft the best government that money can buy. President Obama recently proclaimed, “We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make ...

From Joe Biden to pot smoking Canadians – Welcome to the American madhouse

MILLINOCKET, Maine, February 9, 2014 — From explosive toothpaste to Joe Biden’s possible run for president, there’s a lot of madness out there. Here are a few more examples: “(The loss of 2.5 million jobs because of Obamacare) is mostly a good thing, a liberating result of the law.” — The New York Times editorial ...

Reality check: Obamacare is killing jobs and disincentivizing work

LOS ANGELES, February 7, 2014 — The monthly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report is in, and the numbers are abysmal. Only 113,000 jobs were added in January, with the unemployment rate dropping to 6.6 percent. President Obama and the legacy media are latching onto that 1 percent drop, failing to mention the number of ...

John Mearsheimer explains America’s Israel lobby

With the Middle East in a period of rapid transition, neoconservatism losing public support, and current foreign aid programs proving to be unsound investments, the time is ripe for serious change.