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Ridiculing easily established facts

I mentioned in my column last week that the mainstream media, and even to some extent the Tea Party, seem to be doing everything they can to marginalize GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul. This despite the fact that, interestingly enough, the latest...

On alternative currency and Ron Paul

I'm a tad too young to remember nickel Cokes, though I can remember when the drink cost a dime. It's tempting to say that in vending machines today, a Coke now costs $1. But the four quarters you're shoving into the slot consist mostly of copper and...

Feds come out for the woodwork

That "laser-like focus" of the Obama administration on jobs? Maybe they meant "on destroying jobs." Agents of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, armed with sub-machine guns, again last week raided and shut down production at the factories of the...

Close the Department of Education

Mark Aug. 8 on your calendar. Few realize it, but the events of Aug. 5-8 marked the beginning of massive changes in America. No, I don't write today about the overdue Standard & Poor's downgrade of the actuarially bankrupt federal government's...

'I resemble that remark'

It used to take years to get a book into print. And during the laborious process of re-typing the manuscript, plenty of people had a go at the thing. Today's technology has enormously speeded the process of creating a book from the author's original...

'We're defaulting all the time'

Everyone "agrees a failure to raise the debt ceiling would have devastating repercussions for our economy," says one of myriad voices on the radio. "But what the Republicans have to be sure they get in any deal to raise the debt ceiling is a firm...

Just the facts, ma'am

"Wisconsin's polarizing union law to take effect," reads Tuesday's Associated Press flash ... "MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court handed Republican Gov. Scott Walker a major victory on Tuesday, ruling that his polarizing union rights law...

Another senseless, deadly SWAT raid

They don't look like cops to me. Dressed in helmets and camouflage fatigues and carrying .223 rifles handed down from the U.S. Army, they look like some ragtag Third World militia as they shuffle up to a suburban front door in broad daylight in a...

Thoughts on the 'right' to health care

Is health care a right? You can die without heath care, so it must be a right. Right? You can also die without food. Is food a right? We're not likely to make much progress here until we figure out what a constitutional right is. First, when we call...

The battle that changed everything

When war is thrust upon us -- as it was on Dec. 7, 1941, and again on Sept. 11, 2001 -- we ask our young men to put their lives on the line. Then the college debate squad in charge at the White House proceeds to spend more time worrying about how to...

DMV scofflaws imposing 'Real ID'

Scores of people responded to last week's column, reporting they, too, were told they "had the wrong name" when they went to renew their Nevada driver's licenses. Perhaps the most moving was that of an 83-year-old woman who moved here from Colorado...