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  • CURL: Come election time, Obama suddenly talks jobs — and God

    By Joseph Curl

    You can always tell when it's election time: President Obama suddenly starts talking about the economy, and, weirdly, God. Published July 30, 2014

  • CURL: Obama, staffers not even pretending any more

    By Joseph Curl

    President Obama and his sycophantic minions don't even bother any more to come up with plausible answers to queries from the suddenly awakened media. Instead, they just repeat past talking points — aware that they've been repeatedly proven false, but not caring a bit. Published July 27, 2014

  • CURL: The politics of death and dying

    By Joseph Curl

    Everyone I've met during my two-plus months in Florida has been touched by dementia. Not a few people, or nearly everyone, but — Every. Single. Person. Published July 20, 2014

  • CURL: Obama administration cries racism to cover for unpopular policies

    By Joseph Curl

    Have you heard the one about the black attorney general who sits down with a black reporter from ABC News to talk about America's first black president? "Sure is a lot of racism," says the AG. Rim shot. Published July 16, 2014

  • CURL: The hypocrisy of Obama's 15-day Vineyard vacation

    By Joseph Curl

    On April 1, the U.S. economy dropped a whopping 2.9 percent for the first three months of the year (no fooling). The American workforce participation rate fell to a 40-year low. One-third of people aged 18-29 have moved back in with their parents. Millions of Americans this summer will enjoy yet another "staycation": They just can't afford to go to the beach or the mountains, even for a week — again. Published July 13, 2014

  • CURL: Obama turning millennials into Republicans

    By Joseph Curl

    When summer ends, millions of adorable toddlers will head off to school for the first time. Each one will be as unique as his or her little fingerprints, but every kindergartner across the country will have one thing in common: They've never known an America that didn't have a black president. Published July 9, 2014

  • CURL: In Obama White House, echoes of Nixon presidency

    By Joseph Curl

    There's a scene in the movie "All the President's Men" — a terrifying scene — that could easily have been written about the Obama White House today. Published July 6, 2014

  • CURL: Obama is the worst president ever

    By Joseph Curl

    It's official: Barack Obama is the worst president ever. Worse than Richard Nixon, who resigned from office to avoid impeachment. Worse than Jimmy Carter, who blamed Americans for their "malaise." Worse than President Clinton, who had sex in the Oval Office with an intern half his age and actually was impeached. Published July 2, 2014

  • CURL: This is an actual quote from the president — really

    By Joseph Curl

    "By every economic measure, we are better off now than we were when I took office. You wouldn't know it, but we are," the president said Friday. Published June 29, 2014

  • CURL: Obama now in all-out free fall

    By Joseph Curl

    President Obama is now reaching terminal velocity, like a skydiver plunging toward earth. Except he doesn't have a parachute. There's a mighty splat coming soon. Published June 25, 2014

  • CURL: 1%: Hillary is 2016's Mitt Romney

    By Joseph Curl

    Hillary Clinton is, without question, a smart lady. She has been a senator and secretary of state, after all. So no dummy, she. Published June 22, 2014

  • CURL: Is the term 'Redskins' really offensive?

    By Joseph Curl

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is literally wrong about everything, vowed this week to boycott Washington Redskins games until team owner Daniel Snyder changes the name. That's right, the man who lives in the Ritz-Carlton is going to tough it out and give up his Sundays in a luxurious skybox at FedEx Field. How brave. Published June 18, 2014

  • CURL: IRS scandal gets Nixonian: The 18½-minute (or 26-month) gap

    By Joseph Curl

    On Sept. 29, 1973, President Nixon's secretary, Rose Mary Woods, made "a terrible mistake." She was reviewing a tape recording from the previous year when she took a break to take a phone call. She meant to hit the pause button, she said, but hit the record button by accident — and poof, an 18½-minute gap. Published June 15, 2014

  • CURL: A Brat sends a shudder through comfy incumbents

    By Joseph Curl

    "The Tea Party is finished: smashed, at last, by the power and dollars of the Republican establishment," a New York Times columnist giddily wrote. "The Tea Party," The Washington Post blared in a succinct headline, "is dead." Published June 11, 2014

  • CURL: This is what difference it makes, Hillary ...

    By Joseph Curl

    Hillary "What Difference Does It Make?" Clinton made a remarkable statement this week that fell by the wayside of the Bergdahl and VA scandals engulfing her former boss's presidency. Published June 8, 2014

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