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Political parties? We don’t need no stinkin’ political parties

Political parties? We don’t need no stinkin’ political parties

Always happens.  I write something that raises the question of misdeeds or dishonesty of an elected official I get accused of being a member of the “other party.” Recent pieces…

Obama’s humble act was just that…an act

Obama’s humble act was just that…an act

Barack Obama strode to the podium of the White House press room Thursday wearing a carefully-prepared face of humility as he told the nation that he realized he needed to…

Time to scrap Obamacare and find something that works

Time to scrap Obamacare and find something that works

The Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare and once considered the President’s signature accomplishment, is now the latest example of inept administration, flawed policy and glaring failure. With increasing…

A Veterans Day that was important to cover

A Veterans Day that was important to cover

As a newspaper photographer, I normally spend Veterans Day photographing parades and other events surrounding the special day. Last year, I missed Veterans Day because I was lying in a…

Washington: Homophobes, bigots and broken promises

Washington: Homophobes, bigots and broken promises

The Senate Thursday accomplished something that rarely happens in Washington nowadays — it passed bipartisan legislation to help end discrimination against gays and trans-gender Americans in the workplace. Amazingly, 10…

Voters to tea party: ‘Go to hell. Go straight to hell’

Voters to tea party: ‘Go to hell. Go straight to hell’

On Tuesday across America, voters had a strong message for tea party extremists who have hijacked the once-proud and formidable Republican Party. “Go to hell,” they told the tea party.…

In Virginia, voters really don’t have much of a choice

In Virginia, voters really don’t have much of a choice

In Virginia, a state where self-declared independents and moderates represent the fastest-growing segment of the voting population, a governor’s election Tuesday will be referendums on both Obamacare and the tea…

Obama lied about Americans keeping current health insurance

Obama lied about Americans keeping current health insurance

President Barack Obama has told so many lies about his questionable health care “reform” that most who track such falsehoods have lost count. But one of his biggest lies was…

Can, or should, America be saved?

Can, or should, America be saved?

A question that comes up far too often in breakfast table discussions at our favorite local restaurant these days is: “Where is America headed?” The general consensus around the table? …

America’s problem: It’s the system, stupid!

America’s problem:  It’s the system, stupid!

Whenever I write about politics and show an equal distaste for both Democrats and Republicans, some partisans try to claim I cannot be a political agnostic. Which, in my opinion,…