Chip Wood

What planet did he just come from? That was the first question that occurred to me after listening to the president’s State of the Union speech two nights ago. 

Friday, 09 January 2015 16:00

We Must Support Our Local Police

Make no mistake about it: The war on the nation’s police is a war on all of us — on our values, our traditions and what the demonstrators would scornfully call “the American way of life.”

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 12:15

A Very Bad Year for the U.S. Constitution

As 2014 draws to a close, we can look back at many instances when an out-of-control federal government wasted tons of the money it took from us, deceived us about its activities, and trampled on the rights of its citizens. In short, it’s been a very bad year for the U.S. Constitution.

Friday, 26 December 2014 10:00

These Celebs Get the Grinch Award

Americans are without a doubt the most generous people in the world. We give more of our time and money to others than any other nation.

I’ll have some specific stats to share with you in a moment, but there are also a bunch of folks who give charity a bad name.

Boy, is Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ticked off. The son of immigrants from Cuba, he says that Barack Obama’s plan to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba is an abject betrayal of American principles and the Cuban people.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 00:00

Republicans’ Abject Surrender on Spending

There are so many things wrong with the “cromnibus” spending bill that I hardly know where to begin. Let’s start with the fact that members of the House had less than 24 hours to review the bill before they had to vote on it. The chances that anyone actually read the 1,600-page conglomeration, and knew all of the pork that was packed in it, are just about zero.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:00

A Meaningless Sop for Conservatives

In a classic example of political grandstanding, the House of Representatives passed a meaningless vote last week in opposition to Barack Obama’s illegal executive order on immigration.

Thursday, 04 December 2014 00:00

Beware the Republican Internationalists

Anyone who expects the new Republican majority in the Senate to slam the brakes on Barack Obama’s meddlesome foreign policy may be in for a big disappointment.

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 00:00

The Real Heroes of Ferguson

Did you hear about the four black men, armed to the teeth, who pulled up to a white-owned gas station in Ferguson, Missouri, a week ago? They weren’t there to join the rioters, who burned and looted stores and vehicles up and down the streets that night. No, they were there to protect the gas station from the vandals.

Barack Obama has certainly tossed down the gauntlet in front of the Republicans, hasn’t he? But how will the Republicans respond?

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