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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,…

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…