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Op-Ed: Trump/Cruz antics — Should the 2016 election be held in a zoo?

Washington - Maybe this election should be held in a zoo, or an ant farm. The two GOP candidates are now attacking each other’s wives. A pic of Trump’s wife was posted, followed by a pic of Cruz’s wife. Class acts, these guys are not.

Op-Ed: Uniting the Canadian right seemed like a good idea at the time

The political right in Canada celebrated when Peter MacKay sold out his Progressive Conservative Party and folded it into the upstart Canadian Alliance Party to end the vote splitting that kept handing electoral victory to the left-leaning Liberals.

Op-Ed: Republicans' best trick yet — Making Paul Ryan seem reasonable

Washington - Just when you thought the U.S. Congress couldn't get more out-of-touch with the American people they're supposed to be representing comes this: the House of Representatives has picked Rep. Paul Ryan to be speaker.

Op-Ed: Hippies, Tea Party, Progressives create divided politics

Several years ago a New York Times article compared the Tea Party with the New Left and the hippies, but are there really parallels for the politics today?

Op-Ed: Can the GOP re-invent itself? Are they even trying?

Even as the American voting public becomes more diverse, the far-right wing of the Republican Party continues to cling to the politics of polarization, making the party whiter than ever before, and threatening to make it irrelevant.

Third party candidates kills chance of Republican Senate takeover

Chicago - The upcoming midterm elections appear to be a slam dunk once again for the long-awaited Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate. It happened twice before, once in 2010 and once again in 2012. In both elections Republicans self-destructed for one reason.

A Facebook Page Says: 'Barack Obama Must Die'

A Facebook Page Says “Barack Obama Must Die” and then defends it by saying they're only stating a scientific fact that he must die someday.

Op-Ed: Tea Party founder Rick Santelli discredited on the air at CNBC

Chicago - Rick Santelli is credited as the founder of the Tea Party with a raging on-the-air rant broadcast on CNBC on Feb. 19, 2009. That rant included an accusation that the government is "promoting bad behavior" and labeled high-risk mortgage holder as "losers."

Op-Ed: What’s behind mishandling of anthrax and smallpox

Atlanta - The closing of labs at the nation’s premiere medical science labs is a big story but is anyone asking why government seems to be failing so often?

Judge orders IRS to find lost e-mails related to Tea Party event

Washington - U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan oversaw the case and ordered the Internal Revenue Service to explain how they had managed to lose the information. He also ordered authorities to search for the e-mails from other sources as well.

Mississippi Tea Party leader commits suicide

Jackson - Mississippi attorney and Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield was found dead Friday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Op-Ed: Authoritarian fascist Obama gives high ground to Tea Party

With the new fresh-faced challenger being outspent 26 to 1, the message couldn't be clearer. Challenger Dave Brat spent a whopping $40,000 to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's $2.5 million in Citizens United money.

Op-Ed: Only $ will solve VA hospital problems

Washington - There is no issue in the United States where hypocrisy plays as big a role as the failure to care for wounded and ill veterans. It's a job for triage.

Oklahoma GOP candidate: Let cities decide whether to execute gays

Oklahoma City - A Tea Party Republican candidate for Oklahoma's House of Representatives believes that gays should be stoned to death, but wants to leave the issue up to local communities to decide because he's "largely libertarian."

Republicans slowly embracing marijuana

For years the U.S. House has been turning down proposals dealing with marijuana but this week that all changed when the House approved a new measure.

Montana Republicans disavow racist Tea Party candidate

Billings - Montana Republicans are distancing themselves from a Tea Party candidate for US Congress who has been accused of spreading "hate and intolerance."

Op-Ed: Alaska may legalize pot but Palin is already puffing

Fairbanks - Alaska may become the third state to legalize marijuana. I thought it already was, based on former governor Sarah Palin’s stoner-like remarks.

NY Republican congressman threatens to throw reporter off balcony

Washington - A Republican US congressman from New York threatened to throw a television news reporter from the balcony of the Capitol rotunda in Washington, DC after the journalist tried to ask him about an ongoing corruption investigation.

Op-Ed: Freedom Works, the Tea Party and the Next 'Civil' War

A specter is haunting the United States. It's a composite ghost of all who, in the 19th century, were willing to destroy the country rather than promote freedom and justice for all. Abolitionist John Brown is turning over in his grave.

As Obamacare falters, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) plays to visibility

The Affordable Care Act's botched rollout may be giving legs to the national aspirations of Tea Party darling Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).

Poll says Clinton would defeat divided GOP in 2016

An NBC poll indicates former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would defeat New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie by 10 percent if the 2016 presidential race were held now.

Op-Ed: Reading the signs of the GOP's fall

The signs of the fall of the Republican party, as demonstrated in Tuesday’s voting, may be underestimated because of the Obamacare fallout problems.

Nevada Tea Party lawmaker: 'I'd bring back slavery'

Gardnerville - A conservative state lawmaker in Nevada has raised eyebrows and ire by stating that he'd "bring back slavery" in order to please his constituency.

Op-Ed: Branding error may save Obamacare

Many a good product has died on the vine in the U.S. because of branding errors. Obamacare may be one that is saved because its Tea Party critics aren’t calling it what it is: “socialized medicine.”

Senator Cruz on debt deal: 'Senate Republicans declined to unify'

In comments made on Saturday to the Texas Medical Association, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) framed the Republican compromise on the government shutdown as a result of GOP infighting.

House votes by large margin to reopen government

The House of Representatives got more support than expected to pass a resolution reopening the government and raise the debt ceiling on Wednesday night. Every Democrat voted for it, and nearly 90 Republicans.

Op-Ed: Hatred of ObamaCare leads Tea Party to brink of disaster

Washington - Ironically, the same Tea Party that gave independence to the United States in the 1700s is hypothetically the same group that may not only destroy her, but bring about massive global destruction at the same time. The reason? Obamacare.

Op-Ed: United States credit rating is poised to be downgraded again

The United States government shutdown has entered into its third week while it risks hitting the debt ceiling. Regardless if Washington could get its act together, it is guaranteed that the nations credit rating will be downgraded.

Op-Ed: Media talks of fantasy debt settlement

Just as football lovers have their fantasy team, many in the media see a settlement coming in the debt crisis that could devastate world economies. This from leaders who haven't been able to agree on much of anything.

Debt fiasco damaging U.S. reputation

With the U.S. fast approaching a debt payment failure the nation’s reputation already is suffering around the world. Leaders say the world will not be the same.
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A Tea Party rally in Minnesota, where some protesters carry signs such as "Kill the Bill"
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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) addresses the Faith & Freedom Coalition Road to Majority Conference in Washington June 15, 2013
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