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House Border Bill Blues

The paralysis in Washington is on full display once again, as efforts to pass what seems like a fairly reasonable response to the humanitarian crisis on the border are in jeopardy of being stymied by a coalition of the right and the left.

George Takei Praises John Wayne

8:49 AM 07/30/2014

He's no fan of William Shatner, but Star Trek star and LGBT activist George Takei has fond memories of the late, legendary actor (and proud Republican) John Wayne.

Mike Myers’ Advice: ‘Don’t Want To Be Famous; Want To Be Legendary’

10:37 AM 07/29/2014

As someone constantly trying to spur creativity, I'm fascinated by the stories and techniques of smart and creative people. Whether it's an actor, politician, comedian, architect -- you name it! -- I want to know their secrets of success and wisdom they have accrued.

The Direct Mail Fundraising Racket: Is It Ethical?

11:25 AM 07/28/2014

The Fox affiliate in Detroit deserves some kudos for this hard-hitting investigative report on the direct mail fundraising racket. Since this is a topic I know a bit about, I figured I would rant a bit on its ups and downs.

Frank Thomas’ Unfair Advantage

10:18 AM 07/28/2014

The Big Hurt needs to check his privilege.

3 Big Lessons America Needs To Remember Right Now

11:39 AM 07/25/2014

The big story this week is the convergence of horrific news, including the downing of Malaysia flight MH17 (apparently by Russian separatists in Ukraine), the rising death toll in Gaza, and the removal of Christians by ISIS in Mosul.

Tonight’s Big Libertarianism vs. Conservatism Debate

11:34 AM 07/24/2014

The contest between conservative and libertarian ideas is one of the most interesting and significant intellectual debates of our time, and will likely provide the backdrop for the 2016 Republican primary race -- if not the General Election.

Why Hillary Clinton Is The Best Argument For Marco Rubio in 2016

1:50 PM 07/22/2014

In a comment The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza is calling "the single best argument against Hillary Clinton," Sen. Marco Rubio Tuesday called the former secretary of state "a 20th century candidate" who "does not offer an agenda for moving America forward in the 21st century, at least not up till now."

Let’s Admit It: Russia Is An ‘Evil Empire’

9:59 AM 07/22/2014

Moral clarity requires clarity -- and failing to properly define our hostile relationship with the Putin regime hasn't helped anything. In fact, things have only gotten worse. Forget the talk about Russia being our "geopolitical foe," it's time to admit the Russian bear is back on the march.

AIDS Experts Killed On MH17: Why It Feels Especially Tragic

10:13 AM 07/21/2014

When I heard that several top AIDS researchers were aboard the Malaysian Airlines plane shot down, it struck me as especially tragic. Whether or not this was the most compassionate response, I'm guessing I wasn't alone in thinking this: It's impossible to quantify what cures they might have discovered had fate (and Russian-backed separatists) not intervened, prematurely ending their lives and work.

On Happiness And Fame

8:38 AM 07/21/2014

Last week, I penned a rather tongue-in-cheek essay on How to become a cable news pundit. This included some sincere advice for those who aspire to punditry, but it also suggested the urge might be best left unconsummated.

Tony Gwynn or LeBron James: Who’s The Better Role Model?

6:47 AM 07/18/2014

If you want to know if loyalty pays, all you have to do is look at the stark contrast between the way LeBron James and Tony Gwynn were treated this week.

Jose Antonio Vargas: Symbol For Immigration Reform, An Illegal, Or Both?

10:44 AM 07/15/2014

He was tempting fate for a long time, and now, after having been trapped at the border, journalist and immigration reform activist Jose Antonio Vargas has reportedly been detained at the McAllen-Miller airport.

What Glenn Beck Got Right About The Border Crisis

10:59 AM 07/11/2014

You've probably heard that Glenn Beck is going to McAllen, Texas --- and bringing a few truckloads of food, water, teddy bears and soccer balls for the for the thousands of underage refugees who were detained at the border.

Pro-Lifer Physically Attacked By Woman Wearing ‘Burger King’ Shirt [VIDEO]

5:37 PM 07/09/2014

A woman who appeared to be wearing a Burger King shirt became enraged Wednesday at a picture of a fetus displayed by a Pro-Life group called Created Equal.

The Mess In Mississippi

2:29 PM 07/09/2014

At some point, fights cease to be about the grand things we pretend they are about, and take on a life of their own. Did the Hatfields and McCoys even remember what started the feud? Probably not. Whatever started it was overwhelmed by tribalism, standing on "principle," and the avenging of personal wrongs.

RNC Taking Its Talents To…Cleveland?

12:59 PM 07/08/2014

When I heard that Cleveland had landed the 2016 RNC convention, my thoughts immediately went back to Tony Kornheiser's response upon learning that Jacksonville would host the Super Bowl: "What Tuscaloosa was booked?"

A Disenchanted Nation Turns Its Lonely Eyes To The Supreme Court

9:58 AM 07/08/2014

We live in a world of moral relativism. Kids are taught to pursue "your truth." Everyone gets a participation trophy. Meanwhile, our trust in institutions -- marriage, the church, Congress, etc. -- have been crumbling since at least Watergate.

Can The Sexual Revolution Keep Its Promises?

12:11 PM 07/07/2014

The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision is probably best understood as one battle in the coming war between the sexual revolution and religious liberty.