Sobering Up Without Stepping Down

Sobering Up Without Stepping Down

Perhaps you thought the political world was finally safe from the dynamic duo of Rob Ford and Trey Radel. But no. Heeeere they come, rushing back into the limelight. Ford, the explosive Toronto mayor, became a global punch line last year after a video showed hizzoner...
No North Colorado on the Horizon

No North Colorado on the Horizon

National media outlets from The Wall Street Journal to The Washington Post and beyond have put the national spotlight on an alleged “movement” by a dozen Colorado counties to secede and form their own western state. Actually, this is a wacky media stunt by...
Rep. Gohmert Wins Nincompoop Roundup

Rep. Gohmert Wins Nincompoop Roundup

My state of Texas seems to have an inordinate share of nincompoops in public office. But it’s only fair that office holders from other states be considered before deciding which one is the nincompoopiest of all. Give credit to Pennsylvania, for example, whose...
Shameless Bipartisanship

Shameless Bipartisanship

A quick Google search of “politicians are” returns the following four suggestions: like diapers, sociopaths, the lowest form of life, and liars. A recent Public Policy Polling study found politicians to be less popular than the conqueror Genghis Khan or...
Uttering the G Word

Uttering the G Word

Wow. In his second inaugural speech, President Barack Obama finally sounded like the guy progressives thought would be governing the United States starting in 2009. If he puts those poetic words into action, he may leave a much stronger legacy after eight years than...