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Of Climate Change Internecine Warfare and High School Wedgies

I’ll get to the wedgies in a moment. The global climate change community (recall those balmy days when it was called global warming?) suffered a smack in the face the other day. Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Dr. Dr. Ivar Giaever, left

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky's 'Joe the Plumber' Moment

During a radio interview Wednesday morning, Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) made a startlingly candid statement about taxpayers and the wealth they earn and produce. It was her Joe the Plumber moment in that it broke the Democratic playbook rule about revealing

Fast and Furious? More Like 'Dumb and Dumberer'

The more I read about the Justice Department’s Operation Fast and Furious, the more furious I get, and fast. It was a breathtakingly insane concept from the start, so obviously misguided on its surface alone. The idea that we would

Turner's Win Proves Media and Pundits Wrong…Again

Republican Bob Turner’s win in New York’s 9th Congressional District is a story the Frank Sinatra hit song, New York, New York, was written for. The GOP can now sing this tune about itself, specifically these lines: If (we) can

Air Force 'Raid' on Las Vegas Gun Shop Not as Sinister as Reported

The pre-weekend Air Force raid at the Citadel Gun and Safe shop in Las Vegas, NV has been drawing extensive media and blogosphere scrutiny. The operation was led by Special Agents of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI),

NASA Gives New Meaning To Little 'Green' Men

Apparently its Muslim outreach program didn’t go so well, because now the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has joined the lunatic fringe in a speculative report about Earth’s potential “first contact.” In a joint study with Pennsylvania State University, a

Revamping The Military Retirement System: A High-Stakes Jenga Game

It used to be that any serious discussion about changing Social Security was called the “third rail of politics;” touch it and you die! Deadlier still, was any consideration of reducing military benefits, especially the retirement system. But that taboo

A 'Doomsday' Scenario That Would Make Dr. Strangelove Envious

The recent “deal” to end the debt ceiling impasse came with some untenable strings for the nation’s defense. If the super committee of 12 lawmakers fails to reach agreement on some $1T+ in spending cuts, then an automatic cut of

President Obama's Not-So-Very-Good Weekend News

It’s been one helluva weekend for President Obama. Last Friday, he received two separate smackdowns via the Judicial Branch of government, and by Sunday, everyone was talking about his dismal polling results as his approval rating dropped below 40% for

If Your Government Check Stops Due to the Debt Limit: Blame Obama

I was shocked (er, sort of) to learn that each month the Treasury Department sends out 80 million checks to various recipients. That’s a little over 25% of the population. I guess it’s no surprise, however, when you consider only

Death, Taxes, And The Alabama Confederate Tax that Won't Die

According to that old cliché, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. In Alabama, at least one tax defies death…literally. For over one hundred years, the state has collected millions of dollars from its residents via a

Electric Cars, Liberal Dreams, and Decepticon Democrats

For many years, liberals have been gushing with enthusiasm over the prospect of a totally-green planet, one where CO2 emissions are a thing of the past (but wouldn’t that kill green plants?), wind turbines spin like glittering pinwheels in a

Debt Ceiling Debate: Obama's Fences vs. the GOP's Bridges

Political trench warfare reached a stalemate in Washington, DC this past week as the White House and GOP lawmakers continued to square off in the debt ceiling debate. President Obama put his thumb on the launch button of his party’s

An 'Urgent' White House Budget Deal Will Be a Trojan Horse

The White House and the Democrats may be at it again! Senate Republican leaders are worried the White House will shovel a last-minute budget deal into the Congress shortly before the August 2, 2011 debt ceiling deadline. The GOP fears

Our Dangerous Commander-in-Chief

There’s something about our President that has bothered me for some time (okay, a LOT bothers me), but I wasn’t able to put my finger on this one thing until recently. It’s been subtle at times, but lately it has

Ending Illegal Immigration: A Risk-Benefit Analysis

Wait! Don’t build that fence along our southern border just yet. We may not really need it any more than we need one on the northern border with Canada. In order to fix the problem of illegal immigration we must

It's Your Economy, Stupid!

It’s all over. The Democrats finally have owned up to what everyone else in America has known for the past two and a half years. Dual-hatted Congresswoman and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz claimed that her party “owns the economy.”

Elections Matter! In Wisconsin and Everywhere

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in favor of Governor Scott Walker and the state’s legislators who passed the controversial union law that captivated the nation last February and March. Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi previously ruled that the Legislature

'Bring Me Men' and One Chief Diversity Officer…STAT!

Something’s been happening at the United States Air Force Academy over the last decade, and it has at its core an apparent attempt at appeasing the politically correct crowd. In 2003, the USAFA removed the iconic message, “Bring Me Men,”

Abortion 'Rights' And Servicewomen: A Solution In Search Of A Problem

New York Democratic Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand have proposed legislation to provide federal funding for abortions for U.S. military women. Their idea is to cover the cost of abortions in cases of rape, incest, or when the