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Obama is no 'reluctant warrior'

Oct 7, 2014

Obama is no 'reluctant warrior'

When it comes to killing members of the Islamic State, U.S. President Barack Obama is anything but a reluctant warrrior. To the contrary, he makes former President George W. Bush look like a dirty peace hippie.

Oct 6, 2014

Emergency rooms live for gunshot wounds

It was clear from the tone of the coverage in the U.S. that media gatekeepers expected people to be surprised by a Dallas hospital's decision to turn away the nation's first Ebola patient from the emergency room.

Obama is getting 'trolled' by the Islamic State

Sep 16, 2014

Obama is getting 'trolled' by the Islamic State

U.S. President Barack Obama's over-reaction to the videos of two American journalists getting beheaded gives one the uncomfortable feeling that the war-weary American people are again getting the bum's rush into playing the bad guy in the Mideast.

Sep 8, 2014

Stupid advice for women worried about rape

Anyone who doubts that politically correct online activitists are out to lunch need only read up on their reaction to a nail polish that allows women to discreetly discover whether their drink has been spiked by one of several common "date rape" drugs.

Aug 19, 2014

U.S. riots raise issue of racial profiling

The Ferguson, Missouri, race riots over the shooting of an unarmed young black man by a white cop underscore the beginning of a national conversation in the U.S. about police racial profiling of African Americans.

Jul 27, 2014

The pathetic state of infrastructure in America

The deliberate starving of public funding for America's roads, bridges, parks, schools, public hospitals, even hospitals charged with caring for U.S. veterans, reflects the economic and political system's ass-backward priorities.