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Should Jeb Bush Go After Trump?

Donors are pressing the one-time frontrunner to take off his gloves, but the former Florida governor has more to lose than to gain from such attacks.

Hillary Clinton 2011: ‘Hackers break into financial institutions, cell phone networks, and personal email accounts’

To be fair, we doubt Grandma even remembers saying this. Finding this proper measure for the internet is critical because the qualities that make the internet a force for unprecedented progress – its openness, its leveling effect, its reach and … Continued

Once Again, God Calls Pat Robertson On The God-Phone To Threaten Us

Televangelist Pat Robertson responded to the dramatic market sell-off today by suggesting that it was only a foretaste of God’s judgment for legal abortion and federal funding of Planned Parenthood.Following a report on demonstrations...Show More Summary

Here's to 80 More Years of Keeping Seniors out of Poverty

As Social Security turns 80 this year, we celebrate it as the nation's most successful anti-poverty program in history. In 80 years it has lifted millions of our families out of poverty, and never missed a payment. But millions of the seniors in our communities still live in poverty today. Show More Summary

The Cause of Ethiopia's Recurrent Famine Is Not Drought, It Is Authoritarianism

Twenty years ago one Ethiopian Diaspora in Washington asked the late Prime minister Meles Zenawi what his vision for the country was. A rather polite and amiable Meles outlined his vision in a very human centered way. He said he hopes...Show More Summary

With China on the Ropes, Oil Plunging, Markets in Free Fall, How Do I Play Equities Now?

Friends often ask me, on huge down market days like Friday, what I think of equities moving forward. While I have earned decent long-term returns from Apple (which has been hit particularly hard since its April, 2015 all-time high), several ETFs, and from trading around volatile names like Twitter, I don't give financial advice for a living. Show More Summary

Water Scarcity and Red Shuttleworth's High Plains Fandango

Red Shuttleworth is one of the finest poets of the American West, past, present, and future. Some of us also know him as one of the finest, imaginative living playwrights writing for a challenged American theatre. -- Dr. Jerry L. Crawford,...Show More Summary

How Google Can Rig Everything in Washington, D.C. – and All Around the World

Let us ponder for a moment who and what Google is. Google has made tens of billions of dollars - being all up in your business. Uber-efficiently doing what governments the world over have for centuries only at best bumblingly attempted - accumulating reams and reams of data on millions and millions of people. Show More Summary

“The FBI doesn’t investigate machines. It investigates people”

More good news for the flailing, hapless Granny Clinton. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Sunday that Hillary Clinton is indeed the focus of a Justice Department probe, calling the argument that the investigation is about her private email network … Continued

Donald Trump is NO Ronald Reagan, close former advisors say

Donald Trump is trying to wrap himself in the imagery of Ronald Reagan. But some who knew Reagan are making it clear they do not agree and that much of what Trump says, the tone he uses, and the he politically operates would be anathema to the Republican Party’s Greatest Generation icon. Trump is increasingly [...]Show More Summary

Where Black Lives Matter Began

On the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, in 2010, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu preached unity. “With the rising water, differences and divisions were washed away,” he said, asking the audience to listen to each other, and embrace their common aspirations. Show More Summary

Chris Cross

I'm not quite sure what to make of the rumors that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will pull the plug on his star-crossed presidential campaign by the end of the...


INSOMNIA THEATRE RETURNS! “IS THE FEAR OF BEING OFFENSIVE KILLING FREE SPEECH?” — I had the pleasure of sitting down with spiked! editor-at-large and self-proclaimed propagandist Mick Hume while I was in the U.K. in July. We talked about all-things free speech, from the growing tendency in the U.K. to ban offensive speech to European […]

Sunday Talk: Rebirth of a nation

The first two months of Donald Trump's presidential campaign were largely defined by style over substance, but that all changed this week when he officially unveiled his immigration policy. Trump's comprehensive plan—(in plain English)...Show More Summary

Bill O’Reilly Tells Cornel West: You And #BlackLivesMatter ‘Want To Take My Stuff And Give It To Other People!’

Bill O’Reilly held a discussion with Cornel West that was supposed to be about assessing the agenda of Black Lives Matter. But O’Reilly seemed to conclude before West even appeared that the agenda is really about taking his money and giving it to some shiftless black folks. Show More Summary

No Shelter from the Storm: Part I

Next week marks the tenth anniversary of one of the greatest tragedies in American history. It was a tragedy that could have been averted if the administration in charge at...

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