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When politics overwhelms friendships, we all lose

When politics overwhelms friendships, we all lose

Lunch last week with two friends who approach life from opposite ends of the political spectrum:  Fred First, Floyd County, Virginia’s “first blogger” and Jim Connor, a relatively-recent addition to…

Obama to blacks: Stop whining and get to work

Obama to blacks: Stop whining and get to work

President Barack Obama, under fire from African-Americans for what they see as his inattention to their needs — fired back at the annual awards dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus…

Michelle who?

Michelle who?

Remember Michele Bachmann?  She used to be a candidate for the Republican nomination for President. No, she hasn’t dropped out of the race. Not yet. But she might as well…

As Rick Perry heads for the political dumpster, Ron Paul stands ready

As Rick Perry heads for the political dumpster, Ron Paul stands ready

After watching another lackluster debate performance by Texas Governor Rick Perry it’s safe to say the current tea party poster child is the new Michelle Bachmann — a flash in…

Should Barack Obama pull a Lyndon Johnson?

Should Barack Obama pull a Lyndon Johnson?

On March 31, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson went before the nation in what was expected to be another policy speech attempting to justify his escalation of the war in…

Sarah Palin: A sex-crazed druggie with a thing for black lovers?

Sarah Palin: A sex-crazed druggie with a thing for black lovers?

An upcoming book about Sarah Palin portrays the tea party centerfold as anything but a family values soccer mom. Instead, a searing look at Palin by author Joe McGinniss discovered…

Voters humiliate Obama, Democrats in New York, Nevada

Voters humiliate Obama, Democrats in New York, Nevada

Voters in special elections Tuesday sent a loud, clear and harsh message to President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. The party of the jackass lost a normally safe seat…

Death without health insurance is a laughing matter at tea party debate

Death without health insurance is a laughing matter at tea party debate

Dying because you lack health insurance is apparently a laughing matter to some — especially tea party members and supporters. Which may explain why so many in the audience laughed,…

Remembering September 11, 2001

  The morning of September 11, 2001, dawned clear and crisp. A bright, blue sky overhead as I drove into Washington, DC, headed for the State Department for a routine…

Obama, Congress hit new lows in polls

Obama, Congress hit new lows in polls

President Barack Obama‘s poll numbers continue to fall with only 44 percent of Americans approving of his performance as President. But the numbers of Congress are even worse. While 51…