Imagine you’re in elementary school, and there’s a kid in your class who’s always trying to get you in trouble. In first grade, he put tacks in the seat of the teacher and blamed you. In second grade, he pulled a girl’s hair and – when she turned around angry – pointed in your direction. In third grade, he actually ate your favorite teacher’s apple and put the core on your desk. This is a well-documented, contentious relationship. The teachers know, the principal knows, and your parents know.
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Mark is one of the nation’s most effective grassroots activists. After he co-founded and was the national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots, he founded Citizens for Self-Governance to revolutionize American government. Founded in February 2012, this grassroots initiative expands and directs the ever- growing, bipartisan self-governance movement. Mark appears regularly on wide variety of television outlets, including MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He is the co-author of “Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution,” and writes regularly on Breitbart, the American Spectator, and SelfGovern.com. He also is an attorney who specializes in internet privacy law.
Mark and his wife live in Northern California with their two teenage children where they share their love of the outdoors, mountain-biking, soccer and horses.
I’m glad Saturday came and went. “The First Hundred Days” is a nice gimmick for talking heads on television, but it means nothing in the real world. Pundits say that the first three months set the tone for what’s to come in a Presidential administration, but politics have been so volatile and unpredictable, it hardly seems like a good indicator of, well, anything. With President Trump, it’s safe to say that there’s no guarantee that the first hundred days will bear any resemblance to the next, or the next after that.
Many Americans just dropped a check in the mail to the most loathsome entity in Washington, D.C., the Internal Revenue Service. Sure, it’s tough to part with hard-earned money, but it’s even tougher when you realize that the IRS is a corrupt organization out to take away your liberty just because they don’t like your politics.
Thanks to the apathy and inaction of public officials, fascists succeeded in shutting down free speech at the University of California at Berkeley this week.
It was 2002, and I’d finally given up. It felt like a big step, but I had to do it. Even though I didn’t follow politics closely, I knew enough to know that I was sick of all of it. No matter how good politicians seemed on the campaign trail, both Democrats and Republicans transformed once they got to Washington, D.C. by letting power go to their head… power that was supposed to exist for citizens.
I live in California, so I'm used to disagreeing with my neighbors on politics. But the 2016 election has opened up so much controversy and in-fighting that I say we should forget the condescending word “deplorable” as the buzzword of 2016 – “disagreeable” would be more universally apt.
"I always wanted to get the Purple Heart," Donald Trump said after a military veteran bestowed upon him his medal during a campaign stop. "This was much easier."
Nearly 20,000 hacked e-mails from the Democratic National Committee were published to Wikileaks, and it’s not pretty.
The people of North Carolina spoke. Democracy worked. Legislation supporting transgender bathrooms in schools failed. The state of North Carolina is the first state to mandate that schoolchildren use only bathrooms designated for the students’ sex at birth.
Leading “establishment” conservatives are meeting behind closed doors to plot a scheme to steal the election from the probable nominee, Donald Trump. Politico reports that a possible third party candidate – Mitt Romney? – might appear in the fall to upset the apple cart. But the “establishment” of the GOP has one – and only one – honorable option to “dump Trump.”
Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has now officially announced his intention to run for Speaker of the House. While there may be a challenge from within, he is, by all odds, likely to lead the Republican conference. He faces a critical choice. Will he lead, or will he follow? And I don’t mean at the end of October, when John Boehner officially retires. I mean, right now. Will Kevin McCarthy step up and lead?
This summer, billionaire Republican candidate Donald Trump said on CNN that Obamacare had to go. When a reporter asked what he’d replace Obamacare with, he responded “something terrific.”
When you cast your vote for Senate, you thought you were sending someone to DC to represent your state’s values and ideals. Who knew you put so much time and effort into selecting someone to send someone to Washington for a glorified game of follow-the-leader?
“We’ve had enough Bushes,” said Barbara Bush two years ago, dismissing the idea of her son Jeb running for President. Her husband and another son both already held the highest office in the world.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott set off a firestorm… of ridicule.
On his last day in office, U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen absolved Lois Lerner of any contempt charges for refusing to answer questions in a Congressional investigation of the IRS targeting scandal.
In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in last year’s McCutcheon v. FEC, the FEC is now furiously trying to stifle speech in other ways. Most notably, they are considering ways to regulate blogs by imposing burdensome regulations equivalent to spending caps in political speech.
In the 1994 movie "Dumb and Dumber" one of the characters drives through the countryside in a van and says “according to the map, we’ve only gone four inches.”