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Burger King and the ‘Economic Patriotism’ Whopper

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Earlier this week, Burger King confirmed plans to acquire Tim Hortons, an Ontario-based doughnut and coffee chain. Upon the announcement that the corporate headquarters of the combined firm would be based in Canada, many critics within the U.S. cried foul. You see, Canada’s corporate tax rate of 26% is significantly lower than that of the…

The Civil Rights Movement Reenactors on the Left

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As a conservative columnist, I’m pretty used to being called some fairly colorful names by some of the liberal readers who find their way to this website and don’t like what I have to say. At least they don’t think they like what I have to say, because I’m pretty confident, based on their remarks,…

Obama Now Claims It Wasn’t His Decision to Leave Iraq

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On Saturday morning, just before heading off on a two-week vacation, President Obama updated reporters on the progress of U.S. airstrikes against the ISIS terrorist group in Iraq. In response to a question about whether he regretted withdrawing our troops from the country in 2011, given how quickly ISIS subsequently took over parts of the…

Why Jesse Ventura’s Lawsuit Speaks Louder Than the Verdict

Jesse Ventura

This week, a jury awarded former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his defamation lawsuit against the estate of Chris Kyle. Kyle was a United States Navy SEAL and author of the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. The basis for the lawsuit was Ventura’s insistence…

Will the “War on Women” Keep Colorado Perpetually Blue?

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Living in Colorado, I’ve been seeing a lot of dueling campaign commercials lately between U.S. Senator Mark Udall, who is a Democrat, and his Republican challenger, U.S. Congressman Corey Gardner. The two are squaring off in November in what strategists see as a vitally important race that may just decide which party will hold the…

The Highjacking of Conservative Philosophy to Sell Liberalism

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One of the big political frustrations conservatives have had in recent years has been the left’s successful re-writing of the English language. By this, I’m referring to the proven ability of coordinated liberal mouthpieces, through the process of repetition, to remove the traditional definitions of certain words and terms and replace them with entirely new…

Hobby Lobby Hysteria and Unchallenged Hyperbole

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It didn’t take long, following the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby earlier this week, for many liberals to explode into full-fledged hysteria mode. The Internet predictably flared up with venom-fueled, breathtakingly irresponsible claims of companies now having the right to ban their female employees from using birth control. The assertion was utter…

The Sting Route or the Kardashian Route?

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I’ve never been a big fan of The Police. Let me clarify right away that I’m talking about the rock band, not law enforcement officers. Sting’s musical stylings have just never impressed me the way they have many music lovers, and quite frankly the man himself has always kind of irritated me too. I think…