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A painful decade comes to an end

The first decade of the new century began with so much hope, so much optimism, so much good fortune.

Jan. 1, 2000 dawned with a healthy economy, relative peace in the…

Health care ‘reform’ is Obama’s Waterloo

President Barack Obama may regret making health care "reform" the benchmark of his Presidency.

If the bastard child of the Senate legislative morass that passed on a 60-40 party line vote…

Barack H. Obama: Just another George W. Bush?

As a candidate for President, Barack Obama promised to end Constitutional abuses and infringement on freedoms by the administration of George W. Bush. As President, Obama has continued the abuse and…

Screw ‘em: We know when we’re right

In December 2005, a long-time friend who worked in the Bush White House tipped me on a meeting the President had with some top GOP leaders. During that meeting, a…

Is Biden a change Vice President?

On January 20, 2009, if John McCain takes the oath of office as the next President and Barack Obama returns to the Senate to figure out what happened to his…

U.S. wants counterterror funds for Pakistan F-16s

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration has proposed shifting $226.5 million in U.S. counterterrorism aid to Pakistan to upgrade Pakistani F-16 fighters, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

Congressional Pages: ‘Kids gone wild’

Sex among young Congressional pages has become so rampant that two youngsters were recently sent home for engaging in oral sex in front of, and with encouragement from, other pages. Lax…

A complete Democratic failure

Nancy Pelosi is such a complete, utter, failure as Speaker of the House that even she admits it. When a politician admits failure, you know they realize they've screwed up big…

George W. Bush’s killer elite

Erik Prince looks like the all-American boy but don’t let the good looks fool you. The trim, articulate 38-year-old served in the Navy SEALs, an elite commando unit. Ten years ago,…

Let the right wing take a hike

The marauding pack of jackals known as the rabid right wing of the Republican Party is pissed over not getting what it wants and is threatening to leave the GOP…