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You Can't Make It Up

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 12:42 PM

We have this daily segment on the Lisa Wexler Show called "the 5-1-1." Like the "9-1-1," it's a call to action, a call to outrageousness, a call to out and oust the white collar bullies that permeate our lives. Sometimes it's a politician, sometimes it's a principal of a school....

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A Financial Solution to Our Gun Problem

(30) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 12:54 PM

In the wake of Newtown, I kept asking myself one question. What would have prevented Nancy Lanza from giving her son Adam a gun? Nancy Lanza was a law abiding citizen. She bought guns legally, shot guns legally, had no criminal record at all. Even if we make it harder...

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Romney Pulls a Gore

(36) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 10:03 AM

With pollsters and pundits calling the election too close to call, I'll go out on a limb here and made a prediction. Mitt Romney is going to get more votes than Barack Obama. Nevertheless, Mitt Romney will not be our next president, due to a loss in the electoral college....

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It's the Planet, Stupid

(1) Comments | Posted October 28, 2012 | 10:32 PM

I'm a sucker for coincidences. Basically, I don't believe in them. I'm one of those people who likes to see the Big Picture, the Plan with a capital P. You can't tell me that this enormous storm aimed straight at Washington, D.C,, and including those pivotal swing states of Virginia,...

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Behavioral Votonomics

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 9:47 PM

Based on purely anecdotal evidence, I conclude that not only do people completely ignore the "issues" when they vote, but furthermore, many actually vote against their material self-interest much of the time. I hereby dub this hypothesis the Theory of Behavioral Votonomics, as it derives from the Theory of Behavioral...

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Raddatz Should Recuse

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 12:46 PM

A recent survey of this country showed that the biggest problem we face as a nation is our political polarization. Not racism, nor division by religion, ethnicity or creed. We are angriest towards others on the political side of the aisle. How stupid then, to defend the choice...

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Is it Just the Muslims Who Can't Be Insulted?

(4) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 10:39 AM

In one of the most obviously insulting gestures the United Nations has heaped on the Jewish people, and there have been many, the decision to host Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak at the UN General Assembly on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, ranks among the very top....

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Downsizing the Military -- A Disgrace

(148) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 11:39 AM

Yesterday two very lovely women came by my booth here on Radio Row, where I am broadcasting the show live from Tampa for the RNC. I was told they were military wives and something terrible was happening to them. When I heard their story, I initially did not believe it....

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Your Wallet or Your Womb

(1) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 5:55 PM

If you believe the conventional wisdom, all presidential elections boil down to money. Do you have more than you did four years ago? Answer yes, the incumbent wins. Answer no, the other guy gets it. But this year is different. This November, as never before, we women will have to...

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McMahon Earned it the Old-Fashioned Way

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 11:47 AM

Contrary to what Chris Shays and many pundits would have you believe, Linda McMahon's huge victory yesterday in the Republican CT primary for a Senate seat was not won by money. If money was the decisive factor here in the land of steady habits, McMahon would have taken...

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Does Mitt Romney Want to Be President?

(25) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 2:04 PM

You don't have to be a professional psychiatrist to recognize that Mitt Romney's refusal to fully disclose his finances and remove his money from offshore tax havens represent a classic case of self-sabotage. It's obvious to me that, deep down, the man does not want to be President.


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Admit It, You'd Like to Be in a Union Too

(211) Comments | Posted June 10, 2012 | 10:21 AM

This week's victory by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in which he fought back an effort to recall him proved only one thing: union supporters made a terrible tactical mistake. They went after the man instead of the message. By attacking Scott Walker personally, instead of attacking his view on collective...

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Digital Gluttony

(4) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 1:40 PM

If you've read the papers lately, you already know how fat we are. The American Heart Association tells us that fully one third of our kids are at least overweight, if not morbidly obese. The consequences to all of us are staggering, as we pay outrageously high health...

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Stop Wasting Our Money

(3) Comments | Posted April 26, 2012 | 1:30 PM

Tuesday's abysmal turnout to vote in the Republican presidential primaries in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode Island merely confirmed what all of us already knew -- there is no Republican presidential race for the nomination. Mitt Romney already won. And If the Republicans really mean what they say...

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One Deployment Only

(11) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 12:19 PM

This weekend's horrific massacre by a deranged American soldier in Afghanistan proves beyond doubt that we have strained our soldiers to the breaking point. We have abused them. We have taken their noblest intention to honorably serve our country and created an army of soldiers who are committing suicide, suffering...

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Thank You, Rush Limbaugh

(383) Comments | Posted March 3, 2012 | 8:00 AM

Dear Rush,

From one talk radio host to another, thank you so much for your recent attack on Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law Student who testified before Congress in favor of a policy that would include birth control as part of health care coverage. You called her a slut. You...

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Call It Hormone Addition Therapy and Make a Deal

(5) Comments | Posted February 9, 2012 | 8:20 PM

I'm not a Catholic but I know a little bit about words. As an attorney, author and talk radio host, words are my currency. The Catholic church does not like the word divorce, but they acknowledge there are situations in which people need to live separately and move on with...

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Mitt Romney Needs a Hillary Clinton Cry

(24) Comments | Posted January 22, 2012 | 8:11 PM

On Saturday night Mitt Romney delivered essentially the same speech to South Carolina voters that he did to New Hampshire voters. The only trouble is that Mitt won in New Hampshire, whereas he lost in South Carolina. Everyone knows that you feel differently when you win than when you lose....

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