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Stand Tall – Thou Shalt Not Kneel!

Stand Tall – Thou Shalt Not Kneel!

by Phil Erwin It started with one player: Colin Kaepernick, then a Quarterback for the San Francisco 49’ers. Kaepernick sat on the bench during the singing of the national Anthem, refusing the time-honored tradition of a standing salute. Soon a teammate joined him; then they switched to kneeling on the sideline to protest. But protest […]

Dream(er) State

Dream(er) State

by Phil Erwin For a moment, it seemed we might have crossed some metaphorical Rubicon, and were on the verge of getting an actual dinnertime “deal” on “DACA” (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) between President Trump and Democrat leaders Chuck Shumer and Nancy Pelosi (collectively dubbed “Chancy” by one clever pundit.) Post-dessert, “Chancy” rushed to […]

Trump Makes A Deal!

Trump Makes A Deal!

by Phil Erwin Wednesday, Sept. 6th saw that rarest of rare events in Washington – an actual deal being made between Democrats and Republicans. Oh, wait a minute… The deal was actually between Democrats and President Trump. Republicans took themselves out of play, and then were actually stunned, even angry that it happened. How could […]

Protesters or Antifa Anarchists: Who Brings the Hate?

Protesters or Antifa Anarchists: Who Brings the Hate?

by Phil Erwin Saturday, August 26th, saw another round of black-clad, face-masked “protesters” policing the vicinity of UC Berkeley to protect that ultimate of American rights: The Freedom of Speech. Oh, wait a minute… Those guys weren’t there to protect speech: They were there to prevent it. With clubs, pepper spray and… Well, with their […]

Spotlight On the Fascist Left

Spotlight On the Fascist Left

by Phil Erwin What’s that, you say? Aren’t Fascists all Right-wingers? Nope. Here’s how Wikipedia explains it: Fascism [is characterized by] forcible suppression of opposition… including supporting the legitimacy of political violence, as a core part of its politics. Fascism views violent action as a necessity in politics… Do you think the Leftist groups “Antifa” “Black […]

Do Polls Report Opinion – Or Shape it?

Do Polls Report Opinion – Or Shape it?

by Phil Erwin  The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll ostensibly “proves” Americans think the meeting between Trump campaign principals and a Russian “agent” was “inappropriate.” Not coincidentally, that same poll reports President Trump’s approval rating has dropped to a record low 36%. But what does such mathematical “disapproval” really tell us? To begin with: The […]

To Tweet, or Not To… Another Open Letter to the President

To Tweet, or Not To… Another Open Letter to the President

  By Phil Erwin Mr. President, As I explained in a previous letter to you, I am one of the millions of Americans who inhabit the center of the political spectrum – neither stubbornly Conservative, nor foolishly Liberal in my views and attitudes. To illustrate: I don’t think the Universe will end if the Government […]

Why Didn’t ObamaCare Work?

Why Didn’t ObamaCare Work?

by Phil Erwin In all the discussions about ObamaCare over the years it’s been affecting the nation’s healthcare, no one’s really asked Democrats the simple question: Why isn’t it working? Why aren’t the nation’s healthcare costs going down? That’s what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was supposed to do, advertised to do, sold to the […]

Do Violent Words Matter?

Do Violent Words Matter?

  by Phil Erwin Congressman Steve Scalise and fellow Republican victims were barely tucked into ambulances before the surprise was unfolding: The shooter targeting them at baseball practice was not a Muslim, not a known criminal, and not an immigrant-terrorist. He was, in fact, a homegrown terrorist. But what really threw the Media for a […]

Is Hope an Impeachable Offense?

Is Hope an Impeachable Offense?

. by Phil Erwin The Left was desperately hoping James Comey’s testimony before Congress would provide all the ammunition necessary to drop the Impeachment hammer on President Trump. All the Left has now is desperation. Comey came across as weak, equivocating, obsequious, bitter – just another back-stabbing, backside-covering, out-for-himself Swamp-dweller. Hardly a surprise. So, what […]

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