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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 party. While some see both issues declining in voter approval, Democrats are counting on the tea party being more unpopular than the President’s signature health […]

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?  “To hell.” While I agree that America as a nation is in trouble and most likely headed for even more problems, I cannot subscribe to […]

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 mean anyone — who touts political party as a priority in their life is an immediate turnoff.  My initial thought is: “Why bother?” At a […]

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 a press secretary for then Republican Congressman Paul Findley of Illinois.  The plan was to work a couple of years inside government to learn how […]

The tea party: A dangerous organization controlled by haters of America

The tea party: A dangerous organization controlled by haters of America

The dust still hasn’t settled from the debacle that kept the government closed for 16 days and drove the nation to the brink of financial default, but those responsible for the bulk of the national disgrace are promising harsh political retribution to anyone who actually came to their senses and voted to end the madness. […]