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Gillibrand Is Offside

Politicians write books to establish bona fides, earn money, or posit for higher office. A new one by Kirsten Gillibrand, the popular Democratic senator from New York who once had an A rating from the NRA, seems to have the unintended consequence of shooting its author in the foot.

September 25, 2014 | Peter Funt | Columnists

We Are All Roger Goodell

What if we held politicians to the same standards as football players? When football players break the law, Americans demand they be benched, cut, or suspended before they get due process. But when politicians are indicted they get to stick around, spending our money until a jury of their peers-there's a terrifying thought-passes judgment. It's possible that Americans have misplaced priorities.

September 24, 2014 | Jason Stanford | Columnists

Congress Votes for More War in the Middle East

Last week, the House and Senate voted to rubber stamp President Obama's war plans for the Middle East. Both bodies, on a bipartisan basis, authorized the US to begin openly training and arming the rebels who have been fighting for three years to overthrow the Assad government in Syria.

September 24, 2014 | Ron Paul | Columnists

Do 'Civilized' Nations Have What It Takes to Defeat ISIS?

Does the "civilized" world have what it takes to defeat the self-declared Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIS?

September 23, 2014 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists

Where Are Obama’s War Protesters?

Thank you for taking a minute from watching the omnipresent anti-war protests to read this column.

September 23, 2014 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

Gilligan's Island Turns 50: A Shipwreck of A Column

Just sit right back and you'll endure a tale...

September 21, 2014 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Piling on the NFL

Domestic violence just doesn't happen on elevators.

September 21, 2014 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Will The Swiss Vote to Get Their Gold Back?

On November 30th, voters in Switzerland will head to the polls to vote in a referendum on gold. On the ballot is a measure to prohibit the Swiss National Bank (SNB) from further gold sales, to repatriate Swiss-owned gold to Switzerland, and to mandate that gold make up at least 20 percent of the SNB's assets. Arising from popular sentiment similar to movements in the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands, this referendum is an attempt to bring more oversight and accountability to the SNB, Switzerland's central bank.

September 19, 2014 | Ron Paul | Columnists

Will Obama Cost Democrats the Senate?

Labor Day marks the traditional start of the autumn campaign season, and the biggest question is whether President Obama will sink his party. Since the fight for the Senate is being waged largely in the red states - where Obama has always been deemed toxic - it's no wonder that Democratic candidates are behaving as if he has a communicable disease.

September 19, 2014 | Dick Polman | Columnists

Hard to Trust Obama on Islamic State

Miraculously, President Obama has conjured a strategy to wipe the Islamic State from the face of the Earth!

September 18, 2014 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

The Dumb Debate: Big vs. Small

One of the dumbest points of contention in modern politics is the Big Government vs. Small Government one. It's a fake debate, only meaningful to the privileged: investors, business executives and their cronies. To everyday Americans it's a lofty, largely academic concept. Yet we've been duped into caring about it.

September 18, 2014 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists

Conflict in the Middle East, take three

Happy Wednesday, everybody, and God bless America.

September 17, 2014 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists

ISIS and the Nazis

Whither the Islamic State? That's a real double-edged question: where is the group otherwise known as ISIS headed, and can the United States and other civilized nations make it shrivel up and die? The group is and has taken off like a bat out of hell, gobbling up territory and becoming a virtual murder machine.

September 17, 2014 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists

Obama Learns of Pearl Harbor

Dec. 7, 1941: An aide enters the Oval Office with grim news for President Barack Obama.

September 16, 2014 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Time for GOP to deal with Gohmert

There are a lot of offensive ways to observe 9/11. A yoga studio near DC offered a 20 percent off sale ("9 + 11 = 20 PERCENT OFF!"), and a sex toy company soberly tweeted remembrance of "those lost, & honor those still fighting for freedom." But the most off-putting way to remember the terrorist attacks on 9/11 was by Rep. Louie Gohmert, who thinks of Sep. 11 as the anniversary of Benghazi, or as he says it, "BENGHAZI!!"

September 16, 2014 | Jason Stanford | Columnists

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Obama Confesses to Pope Francis

"Your Holiness, I have never been to Catholic confession before, but since you and I have some things in common, I figure what the heck."

October 02, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Congress and the Fed Refuse to Learn From Their Mistakes

This month marks the seventh anniversary of the bursting of the housing bubble and the subsequent economic meltdown. The mood in Congress following the meltdown ...

October 01, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists

American Politics: Disagreeing to Agree

According to a Pew Research Center poll in 2010, nearly 123 million Americans (41 percent) believe the Rapture will happen before 2050. I bring this ...

October 01, 2015 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists

Could Australia Abandon the British Monarchy

The last several days have been dark ones down under.

September 30, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Are You Kicking Yourself For Ignoring Footgolf?

If a sport can make my bookworm wife raise her eyebrows and keep an open mind, it must really have potential.

September 30, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Dead Man Walker's Urgent Plea to the GOP

Nine weeks ago, when alleged conservative wunderkind Scott Walker was riding high, I rightly dismissed him as "a clueless newbie unfit to lead." But I ...

September 29, 2015 | | Columnists

Don't Let Hillary Shift Blame for Obamacare's Failures

Health insurance premiums are rising because of Obamacare. And there is still one year left of the assorted reinsurance programs designed to mask premium increases ...

September 29, 2015 | | Columnists

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