10.31.2013

None dare call it tyranny

By Rick Manning Intimidation. It is an ugly word bringing to mind mobsters threatening to burn down a shop owners store if he doesn’t buy fire insurance, or a loan shark enforcers breaking legs to send a message to someone who bet the wrong horse. It is […]

10.30.2013

Obama: Out to lunch or worse?

By Rick Manning Yakov Smirnoff, the Russian ex-patriot, has a comedy routine where many of the punch lines ended with the signature line, “Whatta country!” I couldn’t agree with him more.  Americans truly are blessed to have been born in the first nation that was conceived with […]

10.29.2013

Sarvis: A third party cautionary tale

By Rick Manning The Virginia Governor’s race may be decided by how many votes Robert Sarvis, who is listed as the Libertarian candidate, attracts. In a state that does not have political party registration, candidates have a lot flexibility on issues, and many of Sarvis’ views might […]

10.28.2013

Senate Dems want delay; Ted Cruz and America win

By Rick Manning As originally published at TheHill.com. Ted Cruz won. Senate Democrats are scrambling to delay the implementation of the very individual mandate they fought to keep in place by choosing to shut down the government. Now, they apparently have seen the light, no longer bamboozled by Obama’s promises that the […]

10.25.2013

Ted Cruz stood for what’s right and won

By Rick Manning Common wisdom amongst those who live in the Beltway is that the fight to end Obamacare was not worth it, and those who stood up to the bullying of Obama and his cronies were political losers. Senator Ted Cruz went home to Texas last […]

10.25.2013

A time for debt vigilance

By Rick Manning Ten years ago, the national debt was an astounding 6.8 trillion dollars, fifteen years ago, it was 5.5 trillion and twenty years ago, it was 4.4 trillion.  After all the accounting tricks ended, the 2013 fiscal year ended with just over a 17 trillion […]

10.24.2013

Obama owes America an apology

By Rick Manning President Obama owes Ted Cruz and Mike Lee along with House Republicans an apology.  He owes the tea party an apology.  In fact, he owes all of America an apology. For weeks, Obama and his minions refused offer after offer that would have delayed […]

10.22.2013

Global warming or not: What can you believe?

By Rick Manning The battle over whether our nation should take aggressive actions to deal with climate change continues unabated.  One would think that it would be easy to determine the nation’s policy based upon what the science on the ground shows. However, that is where it […]

10.21.2013

Power to tax and destroy

By Rick Manning Tax reform is likely to be one of the hot button topics in the months ahead as politicians on both sides of the aisle grapple with how to make the federal income tax system, flatter, fairer and less complicated. The tax code itself has […]

10.18.2013

Earth to Obama: Americans voted for divided government in 2012

By Rick Manning “You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election.” That was President Barack Obama, commenting on the aftermath of the recent government shutdown and the fight over his signature health care […]

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