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YOU KNOW what kind of people shouldn't be allowed to have a gun? People like me. Let others dwell on law and the intricacies of the Second Amendment; what I can tell you is that the only time in my life I ever wanted a gun, it was for the worst possible reason.
The battle over Houston's nondiscrimination law took a real ugly turn last week when opponents aired one of the most outrageous and disgustingly deceptive ads in their effort to repeal it at the ballot box in November.
This week, Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Benghazi committee. If you’re a Democrat, you’re certain by now that the investigation exists only to embarrass her. If you’re a Republican, you think journalists intentionally bury every Democratic sin and exaggerate every GOP gaffe.
Bernie Sanders, the insurgent candidate for president, says he plans to give “a major speech” soon explaining what he means when he calls himself a democratic socialist.
The Joe Biden perpetual trial balloon, more than six years in the making, finally popped Wednesday. The is-he-in-or-is-he-out guessing game was starting to hurt the vice president’s reputation, instead of enhancing his status within the party as the obvious choice if something happened to Hillary Clinton.
Let’s tear our attention away from Donald Trump, if only for a moment, to check in on a psychodrama unfolding way downfield in the Republican presidential race. I’m talking about the sniping campaign motivated by love gone sour between the two candidates from Florida, Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush.
A recent New York Times headline read, “Raising Taxes on the Wealthiest Would Pay for Bold Plans.” The story says that by soaking the rich, “the government could raise large amounts of revenue … while still allowing them to take home a majority of their income.”
So far as I know, no neurosurgeon has ever written a book about the U.S. Constitution. But then again, no neurosurgeon has ever made a serious run for the presidency.
It's a rite of passage for each generation to get bashed by the media. The baby boomers were the original "me" generation, as they were dubbed by Tom Wolfe in the 1970s. In their 20s, they were portrayed as rebellious individualists who threatened to destroy all that was good about post-World War II America.
When Hillary Clinton testifies this week before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, expect Republicans to focus on her old friend Sidney Blumenthal.
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