Thaddeus G. McCotter

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Parroting Castro: Hugo Chavez, Adiós!

Parroting Castro: Hugo Chavez, Adiós!

After a lifetime parroting Cuban caudillo Fidel Castro’s personal life and party line, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela’s ill Presidente, Hugo Chavez is dead. But under the lingering ministrations of the left’s octogenarian chief surgeon, Castro, what is the health

Millard Fillmore: A Re-Assailing

Millard Fillmore: A Re-Assailing

Presidents’ Day honors the (to date) men who’ve served as our nation’s Chief Executive. In the case of some of former Presidents, the man and the moment met; and their legacy is secure in history and the hearts of their

Newtown, Connecticut: Grieving Forward

Newtown, Connecticut: Grieving Forward

Once more confronted by the mystery of evil, our hearts break as we pray for the Newtown, CT tragedy’s victims and their families. May we as a nation remain focused on the human and the moral, not the partisan and

Ending Spiritual Extortion: Faith and Change in 2012

Ending Spiritual Extortion: Faith and Change in 2012

We live amid enduring impermanence; a material world where, as Oscar Wilde noted, our desired “necessities” are demonstrably unnecessary. Indeed, in this Age of Globalization, rife and rent with pervasive, instantaneous communications and the unprecedented expansion of human knowledge (if

'Dem Bums': Congressional Baseball Practice

'Dem Bums': Congressional Baseball Practice

“Those Were the Good Old Days” Penciled into the lineup for June 28th at 7 p.m. in Washington Nationals Stadium, thebipartisan Congressional Baseball Game’s history is oft ignored. We shan’t buck thetrend. Rather, let’s gawk at the aging glad-handers’ baseball

American Beat — Global Skunk Hunt: Embrace the Blowback

American Beat — Global Skunk Hunt: Embrace the Blowback

Salut! Be on guard when bustling about the bush on a global skunk hunt for international tyrants, terrorists, tinhorn dictators, and sundry misanthropes brutalizing humanity and hating America.  These pungent oppressors will spray you with their odiferous agit-prop. Instinctively, the

American Beat: Let's Get Physical — or Not

American Beat: Let's Get Physical — or Not

In the parlance of their youth, it’s “mind blowing” how ex-hippies who couldn’t control themselves want to control everybody else, even in the area of physical fitness. Those afflicted with the logic see the inherent irony of the moderation-immune, self-medicating

American Beat: 'Total Communication' Breakdown

American Beat: 'Total Communication' Breakdown

Everybody’s talkin’ ’bout Bagism… Ok, not everybody, just me. Being four years old at the time, fate cheated me of my consciousness being raised by 1969’s brief burst of Bagism (though I later had my inseam measurement raised by the

American Beat: When Your Book Sucks…

American Beat: When Your Book Sucks…

FROM SENIOR MANAGEMENT: With today’s column by U.S. Representative Thaddeus McCotter, we begin a new initiative at the Breitbart News Network: weekly commentary by prominent figures in their fields on issues, events, and trends they feel relevant to the public

Seize Freedom Excerpt Two: Win Our War for Freedom

[The following was excerpted from Rep. Thaddeus McCotter’s book, Seize Freedom: American Truths and Renewal in a Chaotic Age – used with permission.] In 2006 I attended my oldest son’s eighth-grade graduation. Graduating with him was a girl named Jennifer,

Seize Freedom Excerpt One: What We Face

[The following was excerpted from Rep. Thaddeus McCotter’s book, Seize Freedom: American Truths and Renewal in a Chaotic Age – used with permission.] Right now, parents suffer sleepless nights worrying that they will lose their jobs, their homes, their health

So This Is What Change Looks Like

So this is what change looks like. If he were here, Mr. Speaker, in this time of momentous national distress, I would remind the President of the United States that he is not the leader of a party or an

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