Herman Cain showed us one of the worst things about presidential campaigns. His electric fence idea was brilliant, even though everyone knew it was only a right-wing fantasy. We waited for the fallout from liberals and non-Americans who couldn’t conceive of not opening our borders and sharing everything we have. Whether or not Cain knew it, he was betraying a fundamental truth an honest candidate will admit: it doesn’t matter what you say on the campaign trail because we aren’t going to fix anything.… Finish the story
If someone close to you has died from cancer or if you have been diagnosed, you know all too well that curing cancer is important. Cancer changes lives in ways that can never be repaired. Keeping this in mind, were you amused or offended by the newest grab from our lame duck president for more space in the history books?… Finish the story
The ICE raids have finally started. We began cleaning house in January, nearly two years after the infamous surprise border surge from Central America.
The outcry has been far out of proportion to the first 121 illegals picked up.1 It’s not as if Jeh Johnson never warned us. He was surprisingly candid, considering how far removals stray from Democratic Party policy.… Finish the story
Do you enjoy wasting your money? Everyone has opinions on what that means. Your idea of a good use for your paycheck might seem foolish to me. There is one thing we can probably agree on, though. We detest giving money to Illinois. Our state is far beyond the point where money makes a difference. It only serves to enable the same behavior that put us in debt.… Finish the story
You were just run over by a bus and are dying on a gurney in the emergency room. Are you thinking about how diverse the doctors are who are rushing to save your life? Probably not. What matters is that you don’t want to die. You can only hope that the hospital chose its staff based on their skills and not so it can boast the differences in their skin color, gender, or sexual likes and dislikes.… Finish the story
I know. To admit it is the worst kind of conservative blasphemy, but I like Bernie Sanders. He has the courage to make us ask whether he is completely off his rocker. I challenge anyone to not feel some grudging admiration for a candidate who speaks his mind because he knows he is right.
Sanders doesn’t just parrot what he thinks crowds want to hear.… Finish the story
For a long time I have been suspicious that emerging from the recession wasn’t good for everybody. It seemed like a positive thing for the president. He said it was what he wanted and still talks obsessively about bailing us out from the “worst economic crisis” since the Depression. Still, it must have been painful to try to fix something that dumped so many excuses for spending on hardworking people into his newly-elected lap.… Finish the story