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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walks onstage for a rally at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Debunking 'conservative' concerns about Donald Trump

First, they told us that Donald Trump's whole campaign was conjured up by disgraced ex-President Bill Clinton as a way to toss a smoke grenade into the middle of the Republican presidential primary and smooth the path to the White House for his wife, Hillary. Published January 10, 2016

Dr. Michael Neeki, center at podium, an emergency room doctor who doubles as a member of the local SWAT team, with Dr. Dev GnanaDev, second from right,  chief of surgery at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, comments on the victims of  the San Bernardino shootings at a news conference in San San Bernardino, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Armed Iranian doctor rushes to shooting victims -- as American as it gets

On Dec. 2, as Islamic terrorists in combat gear strode into a San Bernardino Christmas party and began methodically executing Americans for their religious beliefs, the commander in chief of the U.S. armed forces started ruminating on all the political angles and consequences. Published December 8, 2015

"America is strengthened by people of every faith and every background," President Obama said Tuesday. (Associated Press)

With Americans shaken by terrorism, Obama defaults to snide lecturing

Here in this week of reflection and gratitude, it is high time you smug and intolerant Americans take a long look at yourselves. Why, dirty Americans, do you hate people from exotic, war-torn places? Why do you despise other cultures? Why do you so hate freedom of religion? Or, as President Obama wonders, why are you all so Islamophobic? Published November 24, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson surprised everyone by coming from nowhere to rising high enough in the polls to go toe to toe with Donald Trump. He also has become the top target of verbal attacks. (Associated Press)

Quiet, unassuming candidate Carson suddenly seen as a threat

After what the media has done to Ben Carson in recent weeks, thank goodness he is getting Secret Service protection. After all, the primary focus of the Secret Service is to thwart assassination attempts on high public figures. Published November 10, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points into the crowd as he heads off stage after speaking at town hall meeting at the Atkinson Country Club in Atkinson, N.H., Monday, Oct. 26, 2015.  (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

Anti-Trump glee leaves GOP with single-digit candidates

To hear the GOP establishment squeal with such glee, you would think there was a fire sale going on down at Brooks Brothers. Or maybe Congress just passed a law making country club dues tax-deductible. Or somebody invented a glow-in-the-dark golf ball. Published October 27, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses a crowd during a campaign rally in Tyngsborough, Mass., Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

GOP leaders won't pledge loyalty to Trump

Just last month, Republican Party officials scurried into Trump Tower to extract a loyalty pledge from a certain unpredictable billionaire real estate mogul turned presidential candidate. Published October 20, 2015

The stage is seen before a presidential debate at the University of Denver Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in Denver. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will hold their first debate Wednesday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

It's The Empty Lectern in a landslide

For the Democratic nomination for the presidency of the United States of America, I hereby officially and wholeheartedly announce my endorsement for -- The Empty Lectern! Published October 13, 2015