Sticks Hicks Nix . . . ?

October 18th, 2011

By Dan Miller One of the country’s greatest headlines ever appeared in Variety back in 1935, when the good folks of New Rochelle (then out in the boonies but only forty-five minutes from Broadway) did not much care for a new motion picture. The headline was, “Sticks Nix Hick Pix.” On October 14th, “Massachusetts Senate […]


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Not Enough Yet, but House Bound to Cut More Spending

August 4th, 2011

By Dan Miller If the House behaves in the best interests of its majority, Uncle Sugar will have to diet lest they precipitate a new credit limit “crisis”. Both houses of the Congress have now approved the new debt limit bill, the text of which is available here. President Obama has signed it. It is […]


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How the New Congress Can Roll Back Obama’s Agenda

November 6th, 2010

By Dan Miller Soon to be former Speaker Baghdad Bob’s Pelosi’s assessment on November 2 that the Democrats would hold the House of Representatives to the contrary notwithstanding, it will no longer be under “liberal” Democratic Party control come January. Perhaps she will not like the results when she sees them. The conservatives seem to […]


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Winning Is the Only Thing

November 3rd, 2010

By Tom Carter “Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.”  That famous quotation from American football legend has been attributed to Vince Lombardi, but it probably came first from UCLA coach Red Sanders.  Whoever said it first, it applies to politics even more precisely than to football or other sports. Why is winning the only […]


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Incompetent 111th Congress

October 8th, 2010

By Tom Carter The 111th Congress will, thankfully, pass into history on January 3, 2011.  It’s been one of the most partisan, rancorous, and generally incompetent in our recent history.  What it supposedly accomplished is highly unpopular with many people, and it failed to do some of the most important tasks of any Congress. Aside […]


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