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Finally!

Posted on November 8, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (63)

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So it’s all come down to this. After a year-and-a-half of nonstop lies, childish name-calling, shameless race-baiting, and scandals so commonplace that most people have become immune to the rampant criminal activity in Washington, today is the day patriotic citizens march dutifully to the polls, desperately wanting to believe that their vote will help turn […]

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Has Draining the Swamp Already Won?

Posted on October 25, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (104)

President Barack Obama delivers a health care address to a joint session of Congress at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
 
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I’m back again after a month of reflection, and, not surprisingly, nothing much has changed in the world of politics. I feel as though someone left the projector running while I took a break, and when I returned, the same movie was still playing. Which was not surprising, because many years ago I shut politics […]

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Eminent Domain and Donald Trump

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (68)

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One of a handful issues I have with Donald Trump is his appetite for eminent domain. Whenever you watch a tear-jerking eminent-domain story on television, it serves as a grim reminder that we are not, by any stretch of the imagination, totally free. So now that an eminent domain practitioner is about to become president […]

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Does Trump Deserve to Lose Your Vote?

Posted on August 29, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (75)

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Now that the Trumpster has done an about face on the very issue that brought him to center stage from the outset of his presidential campaign, is it time to write him off as just another well-intentioned guy who got corrupted by the system — before he even got elected no less? Maybe … but […]

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The Desire to Acquire

Posted on August 25, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (31)

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A few years back, Time magazine ran a cover story about greed.  Though it possessed many flawed premises and opinions masquerading as facts, it prompted me to reflect on this perpetually misunderstood subject. Among other things, the Time article stated, “Of all the impulses in humanity’s behavioral portfolio, ambition — that need to grab an […]

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Toward a More Perfect Union

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (31)

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A visitor from another galaxy might be puzzled as to why so many Americans are so hung up on the issue of skin color. Given that slavery in the United States was abolished more than 150 years ago, you’d think that the subject would have faded into the marred pages of human history by now. […]

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Donald Trump’s Valiant Try

Posted on August 9, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (81)

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The message to Donald Trump over the past couple of weeks has been crystal clear: Welcome to the world of the Washington Crime Syndicate, Mr. Trump. It’s an enterprise that’s a hundred times nastier than the Manhattan real estate business. In fact, it’s the only business I know where it’s generally accepted that everyone lies, […]

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The Joy of Missing the Dirty Dems’ Convention

Posted on August 1, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (40)

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As a matter of self-respect, I had not intended to watch any of the Democratic Criminal Convention. Nevertheless, as embarrassed as I am to admit it, I got sucked into tuning into it the first night because I couldn’t resist the prospect of Bernie Sanders’s supporters causing a riot on the convention floor. As it […]

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Ted Cruz’s Political Suicide

Posted on July 21, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (82)

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Finally, Charles Krauthammer and I agree on something — that Ted Cruz’s speech was the longest suicide note in U.S. political history. His address Wednesday night, and, worse, his double-down TV appearance Thursday morning, comprised one of the most shocking and bizarre developments I’ve witnessed in all my years of following politics. Steve Hayes, who, […]

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The Effectiveness of Stealth Marxism

Posted on July 19, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (52)

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Do you remember when Pastor Rick Warren asked Barack Obama in a 2008 interview what his position was on same-sex marriage? Obama, with a straight face, answered, “I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. For me, as a Christian, it is also a sacred union — God is in […]

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