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A PERSONAL NOTE TO MY RADIO FAMILY

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All those who listen regularly to my radio show know how much I value the privilege of speaking to this eager, enlightened audience every weekday, year-round. I have been unapologetically fanatical about broadcasting whenever, however I can; in eighteen years of national syndication, I’ve never missed more than four days in a row of regularly scheduled broadcasts. I always knew that it would take something serious to keep me away from the microphone I cherish for an extended period of time. As it turns out, I am...

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Don’t Insult Moderates: We Need Their Votes to Win

Former Florida Governor Bush addresses the final session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa

With John Boehner safely installed for another term as Speaker and Jeb Bush emerging as apparent frontrunner in the presidential race, Republicans activists must break the bad habit of demonizing moderates. Insults to the crucial swing voters who decide every election inevitably undermine GOP hopes for a durable governing majority. With this reality in mind, common right wing complaints that moderates – or “RINO’s” (“Republicans in Name Only”)- deserve blame for past defeats count as both...

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OBAMA TELLS YOUNG: LAWS CONTROL EVERYTHING IN LIFE

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A teenaged YouTube star asked the president a question that stumped him. “I never really followed politics that much” said Bethany Mota. “Why should the younger generation be interested in politics, and why should it matter to them?” After brief stammers and stalls, Obama offered this: “The reason we even have colleges is that at some point there were politicians who said, ‘y’know what? We should start colleges.’” Never mind that it was religious leaders who started the most prestigious colleges...

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NOT DOUBLING DOWN; A WHOLE NEW DECK

U.S. President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington

Unfortunately, too many conservatives give the president credit he doesn’t deserve regarding his State of the Union agenda. Senator Ted Cruz, House leaders Steve Scalise and Jeb Hensarling, have all suggested that Obama has “doubled down” on his agenda. The blackjack definition for “doubling down” is to “hold your existing cards while doubling your existing bet with only one more card.” But in his State of the Union, Obama requested virtually all new cards, raising issues he and his party never...

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Hollywood Contradictions: Public Prefers Dire Future to Heroic Past

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Hollywood’s intensifying awards season exposes an obvious gap between an entertainment establishment that cherishes heroic stories from the noble past and a movie-going public that strongly prefers comic book visions of a dangerous, demented, dystopian future. There’s less overlap than ever before between the list of biggest movie money-makers for 2014 and the leading candidates for Tinseltown’s top awards, revealing a perplexing contradiction between the movies that insiders choose to honor and the films...

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Poll Gives Edge to GOP Mainstream

Former Florida Governor Bush addresses the final session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa

According to conventional wisdom, strident activists will dominate the Republican primaries, but a new poll suggests otherwise. A CBS news survey asked self-identified Republicans whether or not they wanted to see various candidates run for president. A plurality of GOP voters had negative responses to the candidacy of many candidates associated with the Tea Party wing of the Party—hoping that Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Perry won’t run. Sarah Palin got the worst reaction of all:...

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“Sniper” Hits the Target

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The record-breaking success of Clint Eastwood’s AMERICAN SNIPER has shocked the Hollywood establishment and produced angry denunciations from Tinseltown leftists. SNIPER earned more than $100,000,000 its first weekend in wide release—the strongest opening for any war movie, ever. It also counted as the top January opening in history—easily beating AVATAR, the previous record holder, which went on to become the leading box office earner of all time. Eastwood’s film isn’t comparable to “Nazi...

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Rand Paul and His Papa Problem

U.S. Senator Rand Paul arrives for votes on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Why should the pathetic ravings of a 79-year-old retired Congressman from the far political fringe help to determine the outcome of the upcoming race for the GOP Presidential nomination? Because the recent outbursts of former-Representative Ron Paul (Libertarian-Mars) place his son, Senator Rand Paul, in an all-but-untenable position that could destroy his promising presidential campaign before it even gets started. In the most recent example of Ron-ruining-Rand, the elderly eccentric responded to the Paris...

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“Some Consolation” in Anti-Israel Smears

Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades take part in a military parade in Gaza City

The Palestinian attempt to join the International Criminal Court to pursue “war crimes” charges against Israel represents the sort of vile and groundless smear employed by Jew-haters throughout history.  The Israelis didn’t begin last July’s “Operation Protective Edge” in order to inflict “genocide” on innocent civilians but to stop the rocket fire on their own civilians. Before the Hamas terrorists began their concentrated attacks on Israeli schools, homes and hospitals, relative quiet had...

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Free Speech for One Side Only

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Imagine that a fire chief self-published a book making the case for gay marriage, and pleading for greater acceptance of homosexual relationships. Is it conceivable the mayor would fire the long-time public servant for potentially offending some members of his department and citizens of the city? That’s the right question to ask and answer regarding the recent controversy in Atlanta, where Mayor Kasim Reed terminated Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran for penning a Christian book that describes certain homosexual acts as...

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