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Want to curb crime? Let’s outlaw Congress

Want to curb crime?  Let’s outlaw Congress

As a gun owner who grew up in a family of hunters, I cannot — and will not — join the parade of whiners who think the answer to increasing…

The new Congress: False hopes, same old problems and little chance for change

The new Congress: False hopes, same old problems and little chance for change

A bunch of new faces joined Congress Thursday and leaders swore in the crop of freshly elected freshmen in the House. However, history and the odds suggest that the new…

Eric Cantor: A Republican in dire need of an ass-whipping

Eric Cantor: A Republican in dire need of an ass-whipping

It’s a good thing I no longer work on Capitol Hill, where I toiled for three different Congressmen from 1981 – 87. If I still called that location my place…

End of year brings end of reality moments from political losers like Republicans and/or gun nuts

End of year brings end of reality moments from political losers like Republicans and/or gun nuts

As 2012 winds down, the final moments of the year brings more “end of reality” moments from a variety of political losers. Congressional Republicans, facing widespread public disapproval of the…

All sides are at fault in the ‘fiscal’ clifff’ mess

All sides are at fault in the ‘fiscal’ clifff’ mess

Publisher Doug Thompson returns to his column after a motorcycle accident nearly three months ago that almost killed him. Look at what he has to say about the mess in…

The voters have spoken but Republicans may be too deaf to hear

The voters have spoken but Republicans may be too deaf to hear

On the Wednesday following the 2008 election, the strategists of the Republican Party, still licking their wounds from John McCain’s disaster of a Presidential campaign, settled on a singular plan…

Now, finally, it’s the voters’ turn to decide the fate of a nation

Now, finally, it’s the voters’ turn to decide the fate of a nation

Now, the voters speak. The millions upon millions are spent, the messages upon messages are finished, the campaign stops upon stops are complete. The spin masters will continue to twists…

Forget change: In the end, voters stick to the status quo

Forget change: In the end, voters stick to the status quo

Americans, all opinion polls say emphatically, think Congress is a partisan swamp where nothing is done. Changes, those same polls say, must come.  It’s time to throw the bums out…

When partnership replaces partisanship, good things can happen

When partnership replaces partisanship, good things can happen

Chris Christie, the New Jersey Republican governor that many felt should have been the party’s nominee for President this year, sent a chill through political partisans Tuesday when he praised…

On Nov. 6, vote for the loser of your choice, then get to work on making change happen

On Nov. 6, vote for the loser of your choice, then get to work on making change happen

With just a week to go before American voters go into the voting booth to scratch their heads and try to make an informed choice among flawed candidates, the campaign…