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The Ignored Campaign Issue: the Deficit

FederalDeficitby Jon N. Hall2/17/16
The largest financial operation in the known universe is the United States federal government. For fiscal 2009, that operation ran a budget deficit of -$1.412T, the all-time record. That’s debt at more than -$3.868B a day, more than -$161M an hour More » • (984 views)

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I’m a Zebra

ZebraEyeby Linda Harvey   2/17/16
If you worry your daughter Melissa may be drawn to the notion of becoming “Mike” instead, there’s another storm brewing for concerned parents. How about the daughter who swears she’s a dolphin living in a human body? More » • (812 views)

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Did Justice Scalia Already Give Us the Solution to the Problem of Filling His Seat?

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke2/16/16
The death of the intrepid Justice Antonin Scalia has shaken the political world. If his successor’s appointment cannot be delayed until the next presidency, it’s assured that an unassailable hard-left majority will control the Supreme Court. More » • (745 views)

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It’s All Too Common

AnnoDomini1by James Ray Deaton2/15/16
I was born A.D. (Anno Domini) 1956, but if the progressives have their way, I’m likely to die sometime in the Common Era (CE). Really, can’t liberals leave anything to do with Western life, tradition, culture and religion alone? More » • (1083 views)

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Code Trump

Trumpby C. Edmund Wright   2/15/16
The Gallop Leftward Continues • Donald Trump is now officially the Code Pink Republican. Or maybe he’s the Daily Kos or Huffington Post Republican. How about the Debbie Wasserman Schultz Republican? More » • (914 views)

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Morning Maunderings

Meanderby Anniel2/15/16
Maunder, verb. Disconnected and idle thinking about unrelated subjects. My husband Bear and I often maunder through many thoughts in the morning before time to rise. More » • (801 views)

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TV Series Review: True Blood

TrueBloodby Brad Nelson2/13/16
Here’s another HBO soap opera, spiced up by liberal amounts of T&A whose point, one might suppose, is to disguise the fact that you are indeed watching a glorified soap opera. More » • (1249 views)

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Movie Review: Room

Room2015by Tim Jones2/11/16
I went to see the movie Room a few weeks ago without any expectations other than having a general idea as to its story – one about a woman who is abducted and kept hostage along with her young son. More » • (751 views)

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Socialists Sweep New Hampshire

Trumpby C. Edmund Wright   2/10/16
Shortly after Barack Obama swept into the White House while giving Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid a coattail Marxist Congress, Newsweek Magazine ran the cover “We’re all Socialists now,” based on Jon Meacham’s lead article with the same headline. More » • (1300 views)

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The ‘Right Stuff’ for the Presidency

Testiclesby Jon N. Hall    2/8/16
An old joke I heard during my brief time in the opera business went something like this: There are four types of tenors: leggiero, lyric, spinto, and heldentenor. The leggiero tenor has no balls. The lyric tenor has one ball. More » • (997 views)

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Learning Gratitude

Gratitudeby Anniel2/6/16
After this manner therefore pray ye. . . Matthew 6:9 KJV ~ My friendly advisor in Judaic thought tells me that in many sects of Judaism the practitioners are told not to engage in intercessory prayers on the sabbath, although they may ask for blessings on the sick. More » • (1269 views)

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The Tweet Heard ‘Round the World

Trumpby C. Edmund Wright   2/5/16
The contrived furor over the Cruz Campaign tweet relaying a CNN Breaking News alert about Ben Carson is perhaps the intellectually unserious low point in all of Republican primary history. More » • (1028 views)

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