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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

Pop Cultural Conservatism, Year One A.B. (After Breitbart)

Pop Cultural Conservatism, Year One A.B. (After Breitbart)

It’s been a year since we lost Andrew Breitbart.  In sorrow, we’ll reflect upon what was, what wasn’t, and what is: specifically, the fate of Andrew’s “Pop-Cultural Conservatism.” In a Republic where the consent of the governed and their delegation

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

The GOP's New Foreign Policy: 'The Same, Unless'

The GOP's New Foreign Policy: 'The Same, Unless'

In the classic noir novel The Big Sleep, the world-weary private eye Philip Marlowe muses on a man’s final resting place in a dirty sump: “You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things

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

'Don't Tread on These!' The Left's Traps for President Romney

'Don't Tread on These!' The Left's Traps for President Romney

Since some media outlets have peremptorily declared President Obama re-elected, it’s only fair that we reconnoiter the two main political traps the predatory Left will set for President Romney. The Predatory Left’s Target President Romney is an authentic centrist-conservative –

'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

Andrew Breitbart: Our Conservative Movement's Creative Connector

Andrew Breitbart: Our Conservative Movement's Creative Connector

When asked to write an article for the newly launched Breitbart.com, of course I agreed; but, in the wake of Andrew’s tragic passing, what to write? Two experiences proved instructive. The first experience occurred when another of Andrew despondent friends

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

The Specter of Chamberlain: Obama, Iran, and Appeasement

“I cannot recall at any time when the gap between the kind of words which statesmen used and what was actually happening in many countries was so great as it is now. The habit of saying smooth things and uttering

The Tea Party: A Heartfelt Hymn of American Redemption

Defending the Tea Party to its opponents is like explaining Bob Dylan to his critics: their ears don’t hear what your heart understands. For a year now, Tea Partiers have peaceably assembled and petitioned government for the redress of grievances;

The Educated Idiots Award (Vol. 1, No. 4): 'Just the Two of Us'

This week, nominated by Tom Costella of Canton, MI, the “Educated Idiots Award” goes to… Fidel Castro (remember him)? The communist octogenarian/anachronism has come out of semi-comatose retirement to praise President Obama’s trillion dollar government takeover of Americans’ health care.

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

The Educated Idiots Award (Vol. 1, No. 3): 'Redemption Song'

This week, the vast majority of the American people have nominated a motley crew of elitists for the “Educated Idiots Award:” The arrogant Democrats who will defy the American people and abet Obama’s nearly trillion dollar government takeover of Americans’

The Educated Idiots Award (Vol. 1, No. 2): 'Hurt so Good'

The people have written! After sorting through scores of nominations from readers, I am dyspeptic to present another recipient of the “Educated Idiots Award” (EIA), which is given to the arrogant intellectuals unacquainted with real life who foist their insane

The Republicans' 'Hip Gap'

It permeates the public’s consciousness and Big Media obsessively promotes the perception to our detriment. Yet, like a canker on a suitor, polite Republicans won’t discuss it. No longer, however, can we pretend the issue doesn’t exist. It does and,

Global Generation Republicans: The Next Birth of Freedom

They were “Wide Awakes” – scores of torchbearers marching through sleepy hamlets to herald the emancipation of a people from the bonds of slavery into God-given liberty. These despised and decried champions of human freedom and defenders of American Union

A Health Dirge Night: President Obama's Lefty Health Club Band

Though hailed as one at the time, the Beatles masterpiece Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was not Rock’s first “concept” album. Per John Lennon: “It doesn’t go anywhere… It works, because we said it worked… Every other song could

Her Name Was Neda: A Generational Chance for Freedom

[youtube RlvdC6Z7pWc nolink] Her name was Neda. In Farsi, it means “the voice.” True to her name, she loved music; sought freedom; and she’s dead – shot down in the streets by the Iranian regime’s state sanctioned murderers. She must

'Gran Torino' Conservatives

We live amid a chaotic age. As with the Age of Industrialization’s dawning, this Age of Globalization’s advent is a time of promise and peril, wherein many Americans’ cherished way of life is being “creatively destroyed” by a tsunami of

"C-List" Casting Call: Will Hollywood Conservatives Come Out to Play?

Dear Prudence, Won’t You Come Out to Play? During the Beatles’ 1968 spiritual sojourn to India, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s more corporeal quest for “oneness” with his female acolytes quickly disillusioned John Lennon. As was his wont, Lennon tooled the