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Is It Morning in America — Again?

On election night, Tom Brokaw, the former NBC News anchorman, was part of a panel on the Charlie Rose show on PBS that was analyzing the tsunami that hit the Democratic Party and President Obama. Brokaw commented that one of the reasons Barack Obama was damaged goods was … wait for it … Fox News,…

GOP Wins in a Wave … What Does it Mean?

Some off-the-beaten track takeaways from the 2014-midterm elections … We all know that politics isn’t for the faint of heart, that things can get nasty, especially when you’re losing. Especially when you’re desperate. So Democrats went to their playbook and did what they too often do. They consciously tried to divide Americans – along gender…

Hillary Clinton — No Longer “Dead Broke” — Strikes Again

I know that piling on is considered bad form, but I can’t help myself. The other day Hillary Clinton uttered something so breathtakingly stupid, that I’d be remiss if I didn’t do my part in pointing out how breathtakingly stupid her remark was. By now I’m sure you’ve heard about it. So what? It’s worth…

Family Feud: The GOP Version

When I was a kid growing up in the Bronx I was infinitely more interested in the Yankees, the Knicks, the Rangers and the New York Football Giants (as we used to call them) than I was in politics. What 10-year old kid cares about politics? Ten year old kids in the Bronx care about…

Teaching Monkeys How to Gamble — and Other Ways to Waste Your Tax Dollars

I know all about the new case of Ebola, the one in New York City. I know that ISIS is still on the move. I know what just happened in Canada. They’re all important. I know that too. But there’s another menace that causes great harm – and this one doesn’t get the attention it…

The Midterm Elections and the Idiot Vote

November 4th is almost here. And since midterm elections are usually a referendum on the sitting president, 2014 ought to be a good year for Republicans. Barack Obama really is immensely unpopular these days, especially in those Red States where Democratic senators are desperately trying to hold on to their jobs. And by now you…

Is Everything Political in the Obama Administration?

With the ISIS military advancing on Baghdad, the Pentagon has issued a report outlining what Secretary of State John Kerry has called “the biggest challenge of all that we face right now.” Worldwide terrorism? No, silly. But if you said global warming, give yourself a green star. As an editorial in the Wall Street Journal…

Ratings at MSNBC Hit Record Lows — Is This Bad News for Democrats?

We live in a country where the more liberal candidate for president has won the popular vote in 5 of the last 6 elections. (Obama twice, Clinton twice and Gore beat Bush once in the popular vote.) And since people who are interested in politics usually seek out a place on the media dial where…