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Tammy Bruce

Tammy Bruce

Tammy Bruce

Opinion Columnist — Tammy Bruce, an Independent Conservative, is a radio talk-show host, New York Times’ bestselling author, blogger, Fox News’ on-air political contributor and a columnist at The Washington Times. Ms. Bruce served as president of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and worked on several political campaigns as well. Her nationally syndicated talk show, “The Tammy Bruce Show,” ranks number one on TalkStreamLive and her editorials and commentaries on social issues are published nationally and internationally, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, Esquire, and The Advocate. In addition to her media work, Ms. Bruce speaks to a variety of groups nationwide with her speech, “Contrary to Popular Belief: How Conservative Ideas Empower Women, Gays and Blacks.”

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A wrong way to fix failing schools

Last week at the National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention organized by the Department of Education, the Department of Justice and other various federal agencies, Secretary of Education Secretary Arne Duncan did what leftist bureaucrats have done throughout history: announce the dream of supplanting parents with the state by taking control of children "24/7."

FBI crime scene investigators document evidence outside the Curtis Culwell Center, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Garland, Texas. Two men opened fire with assault weapons on police Sunday night who were guarding a contest for Muslim Prophet Muhammed cartoons. A police officer returned fire killing both men. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Jihadis' demand for self-censorship would spell the end of free expression

Two Islamist terrorists were dead and a police officer wounded in the aftermath of the "Draw Muhammad" cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. Despite what many would like you to think, it wasn't the cartoons presented at this private gathering or the event itself that should concern Americans -- it's the blaming of the victim by many in the media, including some conservative favorites.

How to run a great city into the ground

All around us failed Democratic leadership is insisting on being recognized. As Baltimore, a great American city, teeters on a precipice, media and politicians still tiptoe around the truth, knowing if reality was actually acknowledged, the entire liberal narrative would collapse.

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Courting gay marriage

Gay marriage is upon us because in many cases, voters of 37 states and the District of Colombia are saying, yes, let's recognize the fact that gay people have the same right to be married as heterosexuals.

Liberals and magical thinking

We all know that children think magically, and naturally inhabit a world of fantasy and imagination. It's the perfect place to be when you're a kid. The problem is, adults on the left seem to have decided they deserve to live in that same magical world, where facts and logic and reason just don't exist.

Lifting the covers on ‘Obamoogle’

During this past week as we've been swamped with bad news pouring out of every corner of the globe, it wouldn't be surprising if you missed one of the more shocking revelations about White House actions that would make even Richard Nixon blush.

President Barack Obama, center, watches the player's introductions of the Princeton vs Green Bay women's college basketball game in the first round of the NCAA tournament in College Park, Md., Saturday, March 21, 2015. Obama's niece Leslie Robinson, plays for Princeton. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

American stalker

In 1983, the No. 1 song of the year was "Every Breath You Take" by the rock band The Police, written by their lead singer Sting. At the time, many people thought the song was about a stalker, and we were right. Sting has since noted, "I didn't realize at the time how sinister it is. I think I was thinking of Big Brother, surveillance and control."

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks during new conference in Washington in this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Saying ‘so long’ to the First Amendment

Two weeks after the Federal Communications Commission voted to regulate the Internet as a utility, the masters of the universe at the FCC, three unelected Democrats, are finally allowing Americans to see the actual order on exactly how they intend to ruin one of the major free speech and free market successes in the world.

A preference for the Muslim faith

Over the years it's been disturbing to see an increased effort by the federal government to punish and marginalize Christianity. After all, we know the separation of church and state is meant to keep the federal government from establishing an official state religion; it's not about eliminating faith from the public square. And yet if you were to look at federal actions since Barack Obama became president, there is a certain trend of promoting and embracing one religion (Islam) while punishing and marginalizing another (Christianity).

Illustration on the state of American liberty by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

CPAC, freedom and saving the country

Attendees of last week's Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC), the nation's largest conference for conservatives, heard a few tried and true conservative messages from potential presidential candidates and activists alike — calls for lower taxes, more freedom for business, a strong national defense, the importance of killing the enemy and the need for a serious foreign policy.

FCC, FEC look to ruin the Internet

We knew this was coming. Within the last couple of weeks, both the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Election Commission declared their intention to regulate the Internet. Fascists always explain their actions as efforts to either make something more efficient, "fair," or to supposedly "protect" their target. Sometimes they simply lie, like saying they're nationalizing health insurance to make it more affordable and to increase access to health care.

Obama’s myopic crusade

Every week President Obama delivers some new experience that makes me wonder how the entire nation got dropped down Alice's rabbit hole all at once. Yet, in these first few weeks of Mr. Obama's last two years in office, he's made sure the United States won't turn into a collective Sally Field, exclaiming, "You like us! You really, really, like us!" Because, simply, he really, really, doesn't.

Illustration on corrupt reprisals from the IRS by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Payback from the IRS

The Internal Revenue Service's woes did not begin or end with Lois Lerner and the agency's targeting of political opponents with punitive action. Earlier this month we became painfully aware (again) that political games and punishing the taxpayer appear to be the burgeoning raison d'etre of the tax-collecting agency.

Illustration on excessive government surveillance and national security by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Terror undeterred by mass surveillance

The failure of the massive surveillance state established by liberal western governments is becoming more and more apparent. One such failure was accidentally confirmed by both Sen. Dianne Feinstein and House Speaker John Boehner in just the last week.

Saying no to terror as the new normal

- The Washington Times

As the world continues to reel from the horror of Islamist terrorism in France, one common refrain from commentators and “experts” is that this is now the new normal, that we must be prepared to deal with so-called lone-wolf terrorism for decades.