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America’s fruitless search for a real leader

America’s fruitless search for a real leader

Diogenes, the legend goes, spent his life searching for an honest man. He never found one. Were he around today and living in America, his search would still be fruitless,…

GOP likes, Dems dislike, elimination of donation limits

GOP likes, Dems dislike, elimination of donation limits

Republicans call the Supreme Court’s latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it’s more like a win for the wealthy. Either way, it’s likely to…

Fort Hood shooter kills three, self & wounds 16

Fort Hood shooter kills three, self & wounds 16

An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing…

Obamacare works at our house

Obamacare works at our house

Obamacare skeptics and opponents took a hit Tuesday when President Barack Obama announced the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) met its goal of seven million signups by Monday…

Paul Ryan claims new GOP budget is balanced

Paul Ryan claims new GOP budget is balanced

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in federal spending over coming decade and promises to balance the government’s…

Ted Cruz heads to Bible-thumper mecca

Ted Cruz heads to Bible-thumper mecca

Possible presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is auditioning at one of the nation’s largest meetings of young evangelicals, a critical voting bloc for any Republican with White House ambitions. The Texas…

Education debates draw both Bush, Clinton

Education debates draw both Bush, Clinton

Their presidential plans may be uncertain but one thing is clear: Jeb Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton keep bumping into each other. Bush and Clinton were taking the podium Monday…

Rand Paul, like his father, is a loser

Rand Paul, like his father, is a loser

Rand Paul, the tea party U.S. Senator from Kentucky, said Sunday that — like his father who tried and failed three times in runs for President — he may also…

CPAC: Constantly Pathetic Archaic Crackpots

CPAC: Constantly Pathetic Archaic Crackpots

Interesting that on the final day of the annual fantasy called the Conservative Political Action Conference, the rabid right wing trotted out the laughable Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann to claim…

Time to rid the nation of an embarrassment named Cruz?

Time to rid the nation of an embarrassment named Cruz?

Maybe it’s time to do something to put the misery called Ted Cruz out of America’s life and memory. Depending on the voters of Texas to step in and do…