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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,…

Partisanship: A real threat to the American way of life

Partisanship: A real threat to the American way of life

Whenever anyone tries to start a political debate by saying something like “as a Republican” or “as a Democrat,” I stop listening. I’m sorry but anyone — and yes, I…

Obama’s increasing record of incompetence

Obama’s increasing record of incompetence

So many examples that illustrate that Washington is composed of jut one amateur hour after another bombard us each day that keeping track is all but impossible. Over the weekend,…

Cruz: Another loud no-substance rabid-right Republican

Cruz:  Another loud no-substance rabid-right Republican

No doubt about it. Texas freshman Senator Ted Cruz is the latest rabid right Republican to think he’s ready to become President of the United States. Cut from the same…

Yes, I worked for Republicans but, thankfully, I never became one

Yes, I worked for Republicans but, thankfully, I never became one

A time existed when my professional life revolved around the Republican Party. In 1981, I took a sabbatical from writing and shooting photos for newspapers to take a job as…

Campaign dirty tricks costs veteran reporter his job

Campaign dirty tricks costs veteran reporter his job

Sadly, the rough and tumble world of the Virginia governor’s race this year has cost a veteran Associated Press reporter in Richmond his job along with two editors for the…

Congress: Can’t anybody there play this game?

Congress:  Can’t anybody there play this game?

One of the best books ever written about baseball was New York newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin‘s “Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?”  It chronicled the 1962 season of the hapless…

America: Land the greed and home of the grave

America: Land the greed and home of the grave

Yes, Virginia, a time once existed when America was considered the land of of the free and home of the brave. As the overused saying goes, that was then and…

It’s finally over. Congress approves debt, budget deal

It’s finally over.  Congress approves debt, budget deal

After weeks of wrangling, 16 days of partial shutdown, and less less than two hours before the deadline for the government to lose its borrowing authority, Congress approved a last-minute…

Vote on House GOP debt bill scrapped for lack of support

Vote on House GOP debt bill scrapped for lack of support

A planned House vote Tuesday night on consideration of a controversial Republican proposal to reopen the government and extend borrowing authority was scrapped after it became clear Speaker of the…