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David Thornton is a longtime conservative and freelance writer who also works as a corporate pilot. He currently lives in Texas.

GOP may split with Trump over Obamacare replacement

The honeymoon between Donald Trump and congressional Republicans may be ending. There is widespread disagreement between the president-elect and members of his party on...

Report: Trump to be sued for sexual harassment

Donald Trump is about to be sued for sexual harassment according to attorney Gloria Allred. The report from the Daily Beast cites an announcement...

The idiotic way we buy healthcare

Seven years ago, President Obama and the Democrats said that they had solved the healthcare crisis. Their Affordable Care Act promised universal coverage for...

Trump dossier author had connections to US goverment

  The author of the explosive Trump dossier is reportedly a former British intelligence agent who also worked with the US government. The Wall Street...

Kompromat: The new Russian buzzword

There is a new Russian word that is suddenly in vogue. If you haven’t heard it yet… Well, you’re about to. “Kompromat” may be...

Obamacare repeal meets bipartisan opposition

The Republican promise to repeal Obamacare is meeting bipartisan opposition. Democrats are protesting the entire idea of repeal. Meanwhile, some Republicans are seeking to...

How Esteban Santiago Flew His Gun Across the Country… Legally

  After Esteban Santiago murdered five people in the Fort Lauderdale airport last week, the obvious question to emerge is how Santiago managed to get...

Trump must fire intelligence chiefs if he doesn’t believe them on...

Since the hacking of the Democratic National Committee was revealed last June, Trump has been one of the few prominent national politicians to deny...

Trump to restructure intelligence community

A new shot has been fired in the ongoing battle between Donald Trump and national intelligence agencies. The Wall Street Journal is reporting today...

Blue states consider ballot access laws to block Trump in 2020

Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns was a controversial issue for many during the election. Now some blue state legislators are proposing...

Trump and Democrat alliance could form on some issues

    One potential problem for the Trump Administration is that since Trump is a newcomer to the Republican Party, he holds different views than many...

Texas judge blocks Obama transgender order

Once again, Obama Administration rulemaking has run afoul of a judge in the state of Texas. Judges in the Lone Star State have blocked...

Valerie Jarrett pronounces Obama scandal-free

Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Obama, triggered a collective national “WTF” moment on Sunday when she said on CNN that the Obama...

The Christmas ban

We hear a lot about the war on Christmas, but few remember that, once upon a time, there was a complete Christmas ban. This...

Why ‘Happy Holidays’ doesn’t offend me

I’m a fan of Christmas. I am a Christian and I celebrate the holiday as a commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ, who...

Trump and Putin talk nuclear buildups

    MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” is reporting that President-elect Donald Trump has called for a new nuclear buildup. The comment was allegedly made to Mika Brzezinski...

Mike Huckabee wants more infrastructure jobs

It seems that Gov. Mike Huckabee is the latest conservative on Team Trump to fall victim to the Keynesian delusion that infrastructure spending is...

Texas moves to defund Planned Parenthood

  The Texas Tribune reports that the State of Texas has served notice to Planned Parenthood that it will defund the organization. The notice gives...

Reince Priebus says America should ‘make everything’

  From time to time, people in power will make a statement that is economically illiterate. Occasionally, that person will be a Republican. Reince Priebus...

Rogue electors won’t stop Trump

There is a push among liberals to urge electors to reject Donald Trump and vote for someone – anyone according to one plea by...

Trump responds to Russian hacking scandal

  The scandal over Russian interference with the presidential election is growing. Over the weekend, the CIA released its assessment that Russia acted to intentionally...

Carrier automates after Trump deal, will reduce jobs

    The Carrier deal in which Donald Trump negotiated with United Technologies to keep the company from moving jobs to Mexico continues to unravel. One...

Trump will ‘work something out’ on DREAM Act

In the interview with Time Magazine that accompanies his selection as the Person of the Year, Donald Trump raised eyebrows with a comment that...

Trump wants to ‘prime the pump’ with infrastructure stimulus

Donald Trump has again embraced the idea of a stimulus spending bill to help jumpstart the economy. In his interview with Time Magazine for...

Union leader accuses of Trump of lying about Carrier deal

Donald Trump’s vaunted deal with Carrier to keep jobs in Indiana seems to have been less than it originally seemed. The president elect had...

Have Pearl Harbor’s lessons been forgotten?

As America remembers the attack on Pearl Harbor that occurred 75 years ago today, I have to wonder how well we remember the lessons...

Obama won’t go to Castro funeral – but will send representatives

  Many had wondered if President Obama would make a pilgrimage to Havana for the Fidel Castro funeral next Tuesday. As it turns out, he...

Details of the Trump-Carrier deal

    Donald Trump’s first big coup as president-elect came this week with the announcement of a deal to save 1,000 jobs in Indiana. A Carrier...

Fracking has made US an oil and gas exporter

In recent years, the United States has become much more self-sufficient when it comes to energy. A surprising decline in US petroleum consumption paired...

Netherlands euthanasia extends to alcoholics and the mentally ill

For years, pro-life activists have argued against the slippery slope of euthanasia. Once mercy killings were normalized, it was argued, they would become more...

Texas governor proposes sanctuary city ban

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced his intention to ban sanctuary cities in the Lone Star State. In a tweet on Sunday, Gov. Abbott...

Venezuela inflation makes wallets too small to hold shopping cash

The crashing Venezuelan economy has put consumers between a rock and a hard place. Shortages have caused prices to increase dramatically while, at the...

A call for Article V convention from a surprising source

In the weeks since the election, Jeb(!) Bush has been conspicuously absent. He ended his absence today with a surprising op-ed in the Wall...

Possible recounts may extend election drama

If you thought the election was over except for the protests and the formality of the Electoral College, prepare to be disappointed. One recount...

How beer and football became a Thanksgiving tradition

This Thanksgiving as millions of Americans settle into a turkey-induced afternoon coma, others will push aside their plates and prepare to partake in that...

US military rated as ‘marginal’ to ‘weak’ with threats rated ‘high’

The Heritage Foundation has released its 2017 Index of US Military Strength, an objective survey of US military infrastructure, its ability to operate in...