Why the Small Stuff Will Matter With Scott Walker

Scott Walker

Likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker has been getting a lot of attention lately. Much of it has been good, including his rising popularity in national polls, a close second-place finish in the CPAC straw poll last weekend, and taking first place in a recent Quinnipiac poll of Iowa caucus-goers. Some of the attention hasn’t…

Who Do You Believe: Kerry or Clapper?

Good news, everybody! We’re safer today than ever before.  And by “ever before” I mean anytime since the beginning of time. So relax. Breathe easy. Terrorism isn’t as big a deal as you foolishly thought. We can thank Secretary of State John Kerry for putting us at ease. The other day he told a House…

What’s it going to take for the world to rid the planet of ISIL?

What’s It Going To Take? What’s it going to take for the world to come together and rid the planet of these masked cowards known as ISIL?  How many more people have to be beheaded?  Set on fire?  Crucified?  How many more girls have to be captured, raped and forced to marry these savages?  How…

The President’s Anti-‘Islamic’ Crusade

When he leaves office in 23 months, President Obama might consider a career in construction. Why? Because few leaders have ever been quite so proficient at building straw men. The president's latest edifice was constructed Wednesday, when he proudly declared, "We are not at war with Islam." Of course, no responsible person has ever claimed…

Imagine if ‘Frisky’ Joe Biden Were a Republican

Frisky Joe Biden

It’s nothing new that Democratic politicians don’t face the same level of media scrutiny as their Republican counterparts. There’s been a clear double standard for decades when it comes to covering the actions and behaviors of the political right vs the political left. Sometimes that double standard is fairly subtle, like when Republican candidates are…

Why No Swimsuit Issue of Men?

On the happily few occasions when callers to my radio show make a particularly foolish comment, I ask them what graduate school they attended. When they ask why I assume they attended graduate school, I respond, “Only someone who went to graduate school would say something that foolish.” Because it is never my intention to…

Putin Paranoia

Hopefully, the shaky truce between Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko, brokered in Minsk by Angela Merkel, will hold. For nothing good, but much evil, could come of broadening and lengthening this war that has cost the lives of 5,400 Ukrainians. The longer it goes on, the greater the casualties, the more land Ukraine will…

At the Crossroads of Religion and Politics: Republicans, Proceed With Caution

In his new book, Believer, political guru David Axelrod tells us that when his pal Barack Obama was running for president in 2008 he lied, for political reasons, about his position on gay marriage, telling voters he was against it when he really was for it. According to Axelrod, “Gay marriage was a particularly nagging…