The Rise of Cheeto Jesus for 07/22/2016

It is no easy thing being the Cassandra among friends and party faithful. Cassandra was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. She had the gift...

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The Grand Sez Who Arrives for 07/15/2016

The President of the United States went to the memorial service for the Dallas police officers gunned down while protecting and serving. Taking the podium, the President quoted scripture,...

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Disqualifying in a Sane World for 07/08/2016

HILLARY CLINTON: I opted for convenience to use my personal email account, which was allowed by the State Department, because I thought it would be easier to carry just...

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The Only Way to Stop Hillary Clinton for 07/01/2016

What is most probable in 2016 and more obvious each day is that with Donald Trump as the Republican nominee, Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the...

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We Must Rethink Guns for 06/24/2016

How many children were gunned down in Newtown, CT? Then there was Aurora, CO, where a gunman went into a theater and began shooting the place up. In Orlando,...

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Why Does an American Become a Terrorist? for 06/17/2016

Superficially, I am sure there are lots of answers for why an American citizen might decide to affiliate with ISIS and become a terrorist. But I think deep down,...

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It’s Me! I’m Here. Come See Me in Denver.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I’m back!!! I’m back for a special purpose. I’ve intentionally wanted to stay a way a while just to let Leon stretch his...

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Let the Games Begin for 06/10/2016

The three major political parties have their candidates now for the general election. The ad war is starting in earnest. The most qualified of the three candidates is a...

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Hell in 140 Characters or Less for 06/03/2016

In January of 2007, I joined a new web service that had all sorts of technical problems. It was called Twitter. In 140 characters or less, I could share...

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Rape Culture Goes Potty for 05/27/2016

Marshall University, like many other universities, takes "rape culture" seriously. What is rape culture? According to Marshall University on its website, "Rape Culture is an environment in which rape...

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The Surrender of Principle for 05/20/2016

This past week, a group of conservatives were invited to meet Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in California. Facebook scrambled to do damage control over a story that suggested conservatives were being censored on Facebook. The specific allegation, made b…

The Unfolding Disaster for 05/13/2016

In Nebraska Tuesday night, with only Donald Trump still running for the Republican nomination, 40 percent of Nebraska’s Republican voters voted against him. In the last two weeks, Donald Trump has publicly declared that he does not need the Republican …

Cigarettes Cause Cancer for 04/29/2016

It should be a no brainer of a statement. Smoking cigarettes causes cancer. In fact, there are many things a person can smoke that do less damage. Cigars and marijuana are less likely to cause cancer than smoking cigarettes. Back in March, when people …

Life Upended for 04/22/2016

In the two years that I have written this column, I have always tried to make it about the news of the day. I find myself in the awkward position of being the news of the day. Last week, for the first time since I began this national column, I missed m…

Liberal Totalitarianism for 04/15/2016

The following is a column by William Murchison.

Moral/cultural engineering, to the liberal mind, is a piece of cake. It consists of one-way streets only: well-marked; patrolled by well-armed officers of the media, the entertainment industry and other …

Growing Up Is Hard to Do for 04/08/2016

One of the things candidates for president sometimes find is that, as they gather strength, their campaign nature changes. Gone are the friendly faces a candidate is long accustomed to. Those who know the candidate’s routines get shuffled out. The gene…

The Crossroads of History for 03/25/2016

This weekend is the anniversary of the single most important event in human history. What came after was entirely different than what came before. While many dispute even the basic facts, historians have long acknowledged that the events more than two …

Arguing With Data for 03/18/2016

For seven months, Republicans — myself included — have argued against the data. The data showed that Donald Trump would be a viable candidate. Many of us presumed he would eventually fade. Many of us presumed he would eventually burn out his supporters with his gaffes, waffling and walk backs.

What many of us misunderstood was Republican voter anger. There are a lot of angry people out there and they are flocking to Donald Trump. They have good reason to be angry. Washington politicians, particularly Republicans, have broken promise after promise. People in Washington seem to be doing quite well while the nation suffers.

Those of us who were skeptical of Trump could not comprehend that voters were so angry they would align with a man who actually has profited from the system the voters hate. But many of Trump’s voters are perfectly fine with Trump as a flawed vessel, so long as he burns Washington to the ground, which they are convinced he will do. Ask a dozen Trump voters why they support Trump and you will get a dozen different answers. But each will end with a rebuke to Washington.

Updated: Fri Mar 18, 2016

Media Malpractice 2016 for 03/11/2016

One of the greatest challenges a human being can face is to find a “political strategist” on any cable news network who has actually worked for well-known politicians within the last four years — or even last decade. The lack of core competence in campaigns actually shapes the lack of core competence in reporting on campaigns.

Many of those who report on campaigns have never actually worked on one. Many of those on television pontificating about campaigns as so called “political strategists” do not know the difference between a margin of error and a margin on paper. They go with the conventional wisdom that sounds good.

Just this past week, the conventional wisdom became that Marco Rubio’s campaign collapsed because he dared to get in the gutter with Donald Trump. As Rubio himself noted, he had to do that because it was the only way to shift the media’s attention. In truth, Rubio getting in the gutter with Trump had little to do with his campaign collapse. The real reason was poor long term strategic planning wherein his campaign decided to run a national campaign without the resources to do so.

Updated: Fri Mar 11, 2016