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Mike Myers’ Advice: ‘Don’t want to be famous; Want to be legendary’

Cast members Mike Myers (R) and Dana Carvey pose before a screening and panel discussion for the reunion of the cast of the 1992 movie

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.

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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.

2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Electee Frank Thomas visits at The Empire State Building on Jan. 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Frank Thomas’ Unfair Advantage

10:18 AM 07/28/2014

The Big Hurt needs to check his privilege.

A particapant wears an Uncle Sam hat during Santa Monica's seventh annual Fourth of July parade in Santa Monica, California, July 4, 2013.  REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX11CYM

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.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul (R) looks on as Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jack Conway talks with commentator Bill Goodman (C) before the last of their four debates at the Kentucky Education Television network headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky October 25, 2010. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTXTU08

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.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) makes remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., March 6, 2014. (REUTERS/Mike Theiler)

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."

Members of the Australian Ukrainian community hold placards as they hold a rally in Sydney July 19, 2014, demanding that Russian President Vladimir Putin not be allowed to attend the G20 Leaders Summit in November. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott blamed Russia on Friday for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines passenger jetliner MH17 over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board, including 28 Australians. Abbott appeared to go further than other Western leaders in apportioning blame over the crash, demanding that Moscow answer questions about the

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.

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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.

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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.

Commentator Glenn Beck arrives at the 45th Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee November 9, 2011. REUTERS/Harrison McClary (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT MEDIA) - RTR2TSW6

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.

A combination photo shows Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel (L) attending a rally in Madison, Mississippi and Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran campaigning in Pass Christian, Mississippi June 19, 2014.REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman/Lee Celano/files

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.

A Cleveland Browns fan sits alone during the fourth quarter of the Browns NFL football game loss to the Miami Dolphins in Cleveland, Ohio September 8, 2013. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL) - RTX13D9F

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?"

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a group portrait in the East Conference Room at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, October 8, 2010. Seated from left to right in front row are: Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Standing from left to right in back row are: Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., and Associate Justice Elena Kagan.      REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW) - RTXT6Z3

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.

A couple sunbathes during a hot summer's day at Ostia beach, 10 miles (16 km) south of Rome, July 26, 2013. A strong heatwave coming from Africa and nicknamed

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.

Demonstrators in support of abortion and contraceptive rights read on their mobile phones as the ruling for Hobby Lobby against their cause was announced outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 30, 2014. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires closely held companies to provide health insurance that covers birth control. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS HEALTH CIVIL UNREST) - RTR3WGDK

Why Feminists And Liberals Are Misrepresenting The Hobby Lobby Decision

11:34 AM 07/03/2014

"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion," former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan liked to say, "but not to his own facts."

Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the U.S. eyes the ball after a save from Belgium's Kevin Mirallas during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador July 1, 2014.  REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL  - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)   - RTR3WPSY

The Catcher In The Rye

11:02 AM 07/02/2014

“Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be.”