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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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