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Wading Hip-Deep In the Swamp

Wading Hip-Deep In the Swamp

by Phil Erwin Last week’s big news-media scuffle was centered around the very vocal entry of “America’s Mayor” Rudi Giulanni onto President Trump’s legal team – just in time to join endless media coverage of the legal back-and-forth between the President’s camp and “actress” (porn star) Stormy Daniels, as stoked by her obligingly gabby “lawyer” […]

Serving Up Stupidity With the Morning Coffee

Serving Up Stupidity With the Morning Coffee

by Phil Erwin It used to be common in sunny Southern California for restaurants to post a simple decency rule: No Shoes, No Shirt – NO SERVICE! That was back when people thought that cut-offs, tattoos and thongs – on the feet or elsewhere – should be viewed at the beach, not at the dinner […]

Tariffs: Scary? Or Sensible?

Tariffs: Scary? Or Sensible?

by Phil Erwin Well, the President’s made good on another campaign promise. Or more accurately, he’s threatened to make good on imposing tariffs on “cheatin’ China” (he didn’t coin that phrase, but he could have.) The Constitution puts tariffs squarely in the Congressional bailiwick. So when a President threatens tariffs, it could be more a […]

Deep State: The Mask is Slipping

Deep State: The Mask is Slipping

by Phil Erwin The namesake host of FOX’s The Story with Martha McCallum made an interesting observation: Two years ago, when candidate Trump was ten primaries up on his way to the Republican nomination, he was so unpopular, even so hated among rank-and-file Conservatives, he could not even show up at the annual Conservative Political […]

Gun Control: The Solution? Or a Distraction?

Gun Control: The Solution? Or a Distraction?

by Phil Erwin   The latest gun assault against unarmed Americans has triggered a new wrinkle in the age-wrinkled debate over gun rights. Over the weekend, student-survivors of the Parkland, Florida school attack showed up on camera proclaiming that Something’s got to be done! And “they” (or someone who knows how to use “they” as […]

To Wall, or Not To Wall? That is NOT the Question!

To Wall, or Not To Wall?  That is NOT the Question!

by Phil Erwin The decades-long debate over how we should, as a nation, manage immigration across any of our borders is really about how to augment our existing population, and how – and whether – to share our resources with people from elsewhere. I wrote that sentence with care to highlight what the concept of […]

Did Trump Really Say That? Should we Impeach him or really, does it Matter?

Did Trump Really Say That? Should we Impeach him or really, does it Matter?

by Phil Erwin OMG!! Did you hear what the President just said?!?? OMG, OMG, let’s impeach him!!! So, I imagine, went the tweets of reporters, one to another, when word leaked out about “The Word!” supposedly used by President Trump to describe a certain, shall we say, class of country while in the midst of […]

Sex Stories: Should Voters Even Care?

Sex Stories: Should Voters Even Care?

 by Phil Erwin Observers of the American political scene might be wondering if our once Puritanical culture has gone all hyper-sexed. Two decades go, when our national news was overwhelmed with an Impeachment process stemming from assorted allegations, innuendo and a few DNA blotches, the impetus – Bill Clinton’s sexual misbehaviors – seemed an outrageous […]

Is Bigger (Government) Always Better?

Is Bigger (Government) Always Better?

by Phil Erwin There is a truism in the world of business that “bigger” is always “better.” (It has to do with notions like “economies of scale” and “expanding markets.”) Similarly, in politics there is also a tendency among some to assume that “bigger” implies “better”; that more government means “progress” in dealing with problems. […]

RUSSIA!! (Who’s Colluding With Whom?)

RUSSIA!! (Who’s Colluding With Whom?)

    By Phil Erwin You must have been living in a cave – on Mars – if you don’t know about supposed “collusion” between President Trump and that most nefarious of international foes: RUSSIA!! We’ve had nearly a year of investigations by numerous Congressional committees, the Media, and a Special Counsel’s office populated with so many Democrat […]

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