Recent Commentaries

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Really, Sarah, Really?
Last Friday, CNN retracted a story that had appeared on its website incorrectly linking Trump confident and hedge-fund manager Anthony Scaramucci to a Russian investment fund supposedly under investigation by the Senate. On Tuesday, (June 27), White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders wasted no time in calling this to the attention of all media at the (sometimes) daily...
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June 30, 2017
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Keeping CNN Honest
CNN’s Anderson Cooper has a semi-regular segment on his evening show called, Keeping Them Honest, where he reports about absurd or just plain wrong information. Now, the cable news channel is on the hook for posting on its website (not broadcasting) an inaccurate story of their own. On Monday, three CNN reporters resigned after the network retracted a story about...
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June 28, 2017
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Make America Compassionate Again
Two weeks ago, James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old unemployed home inspector and disgruntled Democratic supporter from southern Illinois, opened fired on Republican representatives who were practicing for a charity baseball game just outside Washington D.C. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others were wounded before capitol police shot the gunman. While the scene could have been a much greater...
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June 26, 2017
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Ethics 101
Earlier this month, Eric Trump, the president’s son, was interviewed on Fox News by Sean Hannity. “Morality’s just gone,” Trump said, “morals have flown out the window and we deserve so much better than this as a country.” Trump was specifically referring to Democrats criticisms of his father the president, even going so far as to say, “To me, they’re...
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June 23, 2017
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When the Media Goes Too Far
Last Memorial Day, in the early hours of the morning, an adult male unsuccessfully attempted to pull his car off the side the road. With the car partially sticking into the right lane, the brake light on as well as the right turn signal blinking, the car remained stopped. No other individuals or vehicles were involved. According to a police...
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June 21, 2017
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Comey v. Trump – Conclusion
While the legal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election as well as a new investigation to determine if President Trump obstructed justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey will likely not be decided for months, the president continues to characterize both investigations as “phony” and a “WITCH HUNT.” Based on a recent tweet, the president even attacked...
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June 19, 2017
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Comey v. Trump – Part 2
On May 9, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. “…it’s a story,” National Public Radio (NPR) reports (May 15), “that has now continued past his termination, with a winding narrative that has seen the president make veiled threats and contradict his own staff as well as the vice president.” On May 18, President Trump tweeted: “This is the single...
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June 16, 2017
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Just Two Baseball Managers
Yesterday’s shooting incident during baseball practice between Republicans and Democrats in Alexandria, Virginia sobered up a lot of people. Most notable, Democratic Congressman Mike Doyle from Pennsylvania, and Republican Congressman Joe Barton from Texas, who together gave a lengthy press conference to discuss the morning’s incident. Republican House Whip Steve Scalise and four others were shot during the episode in...
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June 15, 2017
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Comey v. Trump – Part 1
Every week… EVERY week, the Trump administration has some controversy that sucks the air out of any meaningful legislative action in Washington. This week, it’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions. While I think it’s important to look at some of the clouds surrounding President Trump, I do not intend to ethically parse every controversy. However, I believe last week’s Senate testimony...
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June 14, 2017
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Want to Change the World?
True story, every morning, I make the bed. (I also wash my own laundry but that’s another story.) Over the years, my wife has occasionally mentioned this to others at social functions, as if performing such tasks was due to some anomalous male genetic mutation. (The shocking truth is, most men routinely have made their beds and other chores before...
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June 12, 2017