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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.”

Articles by Tammy Bruce

Creating a buffet for Russian tyrants

Russia is sweeping into Syria with what one defense official described to Fox News as "the largest deployment of Russian forces outside the former Soviet Union since the collapse of the USSR." Published October 5, 2015

Illustration on American miseducation. (The Washington Times)

What liberal control of schools can foster

Last week the local news team at a Chicago television station shockingly used a Nazi symbol used to identify and isolate Jews as their graphic for their coverage of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Published September 28, 2015

Carly Fiorina (Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times)

How Carly Fiorina dominated the debate

And the race is on. I've been generally open-minded about the Republican candidates this time around. We all know what it's like to have a favorite early on, only to have the chaos of campaigns spin everything around to the point where we're chanting "There's no place like home, there's no place like home" by the end of the night. Published September 21, 2015

Deep-sixing America's veterans

Would you be outraged if I told you the federal government gathered 300,000 of our veterans, marched them onto 200 ocean liners the size of Titanic, dispatched them out into the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, then sank every ship and sent all those Americans to their deaths? Published September 7, 2015

The real war on women

It must be admitted. There is a war on women. The Democrats have been screaming about this for years, and they should know. Because the war is their war on women all across the socioeconomic spectrum. Published August 24, 2015

The Animas River flows with toxic waste from the Gold King Mine on Aug. 8, 2015, as seen from the 32nd Street Bridge in Durango, Colo., as the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train goes by. (Associated Press) **FILE**

EPA's toxic adventure

Imagine an agency charged with protecting the environment, aptly named the Environmental Protection Agency. Because, you see, we need to protect the environment, and we need a government cudgel with which to do it. Published August 17, 2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference to provide an update of the Legionnaires' disease outbreak, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) ** FILE **

When liberals fail to govern

Most of the talk after the Republican debates last week has been focusing on individual personalities, who seemed presidential (Fiorina), who was angriest (Paul), and funniest (Huckabee). While I still disagree with Chris Christie's policies and general attitude, he did rather well as a focused and steady bureaucratic manager, even when being confronted by the Angriest Candidate in the World, Rand Paul. Published August 10, 2015

Illustration on ending taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The moral terrorism of Planned Parenthood

Like many of you, when I first heard the undercover video of a Planned Parenthood official discussing in a detached and macabre manner the selling of aborted baby parts, I was physically sickened. Published July 27, 2015

Illustration on questions to ask Obama by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Serious questions for a coddled president

There's nothing quite like the look of a jerk whose smug omniscience gets shattered by a singular sound -- that of a reporter asking a serious question. Normally, the only sound President Obama experiences from journalists is the slurping one hears when boots are being licked. Published July 20, 2015

Illustration on Oregon and the effects of Liberal statism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Oregon as America's Greece

As most of the world points,laughs and gives the headshake to Greece over its socialist-driven economic meltdown, Americans don't need to look east to see the scourge of liberal policies. Look west to the state of Oregon, and you'll see our very own fascist chaos wrapped in concern-troll self-righteousness that would make every failed leftist politician blush. Published July 13, 2015

A Confederate flag flies at the base of Stone Mountain Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Stone Mountain, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Confederate flag controversy is a means to uproot Southern patriotism

The Fourth of July weekend reminded us how young this country really is, and why our birthday is worth celebrating. With all the chaos in the world, and the embarrassment of the current failed batch of American politicians, this nation remains the best country in the world. Published July 6, 2015

Hillary Clinton spins her wheels

You don't need to be in New York City to notice the Hillary Clown Car is rolling along at full speed. It would, however, be dangerous to underestimate Hillary Clinton, the Democrats' likely nominee for the 2016 presidential contest, but as I've noted several times on Fox News, we are reminded time and again how this woman lost to an unknown, inexperienced lawyer from Chicago in 2008. Published June 29, 2015

Parishioners pray and weep during services at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Charleston, S.C., four days after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of it's pastor and eight others. (AP Photo/David Goldman, Pool)

The race hustlers rush in to exploit the evil that devastated Charleston

As we look around the world, there is an abundance of evil emerging, as though it believes it has a green light to wreak havoc. And yet, in the midst of an incomprehensible horror unleashed in a place of worship here at home, we're also seeing faith prevail in so many ways. Published June 22, 2015

Favoring foreign workers over Americans

With another week, we have another example of the immigration system harming American workers. In this case, it's the H1-B visa program, which grants up to 85,000 visas a year, ostensibly to help U.S. companies fill high-tech positions for which, purportedly, no American is suitably educated. These are jobs, companies like Microsoft and Facebook argue, that require such specialization in computer science that they rely on the importation of IT super-hero geniuses. Or something. Published June 8, 2015

Dealing away American sovereignty

The legacy media and the federal bureaucracy are really, really, hoping you'll be distracted by the arrests of soccer executives. And if that's not your speed, they have the drama of federal charges against former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, sparking questions about blackmail, "bad acts" and Mr. Hastert's time as a teacher and wrestling coach in his hometown. Published June 1, 2015

Shutting off the path to the federal trough

It's Memorial Day, a solemn day recognizing America's war dead. These are the people who literally gave all in service to our nation and in the fight for freedom -- our fallen heroes. Published May 25, 2015

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." Published May 18, 2015

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. Published May 11, 2015

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. Published May 4, 2015

Days after Idaho began performing gay marriages on Oct. 15, Don and Evelyn Knapp declined to marry a same-sex couple. Previously, city officials had said that the Knapps, both of whom are ordained ministers, would be in violation of the law if they refused to officiate a same-sex marriage. (Associated Press)

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. Published April 29, 2015