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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

President Donald Trump speaks at the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinner at the National Building Museum, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

The Trump budget and Big Bird

The liberal fainting couch continues to get a workout. Since President Trump announced his budget last week, the poor liberal base has been pummeled with hysterical headlines announcing Mr. Trump's desire to destroy the Meals on Wheels program. Once he's done with that, he'll murder Big Bird. And then after that, the evil and depraved genius has figured out how to completely eradicate all the "arts" in America. Published March 22, 2017

White House Press secretary Sean Spicer speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Send in the bullies

Watching White House press secretary Sean Spicer get verbally attacked at an Apple store by an unhinged activist was bizarre, but not entirely surprising as the left continues its meltdown over being rejected by the American people. Published March 15, 2017

As envisioned by President Trump, some 32 miles of new wall will be built in the Border Patrol's Rio Grande Valley sector at a price of $784 million, or $24.5 million per mile. (Associated Press/File)

The curse of criminal illegal aliens

In November 2016, President-elect Donald Trump said this to CBS' "60 Minutes": "What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country, or we are going to incarcerate." Everyone, especially liberals and feminists, should be grateful he's acting on that promise. Published March 8, 2017

"La La Land" producer Jordan Horowitz, left, presenter Warren Beatty, center, and host Jimmy Kimmel right, look at an envelope announcing "Moonlight" as best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. It was originally announced mistakenly that "La La Land" was the winner. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Why the liberal establishment is collapsing

I didn't watch the Academy Awards, but I sure enjoyed them -- via Twitter. The collection of world-famous and super-rich liberals and leftists had one job, and they failed. The spectacular screwup of announcing the wrong winner for Best Picture wasn't even the issue, or about one person making a mistake. Mistakes are made all the time. Published March 1, 2017

President Donald Trump walks with Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Dr. Ben Carson, as they pass a exhibit honoring Carson during a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Trump-Reagan parallels

The media laugh at any attempt to compare President Trump with former President Ronald Reagan, but there are many similarities, not the least of which are the withering attacks both men endured while running for and as president. Published February 22, 2017

First lady Melania Trump, left, and Akie Abe, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, tour Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens with park administrator Bonnie White Lemay in Delray Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.   (Michael Ares/Palm Beach Post via AP)

The continuing meltdown of liberal Hollywood celebrities

During the election and after the inauguration of President Trump we've been swamped with vile, sanctimonious lectures from the smug smart set, a privileged class of superrich celebrities, actors, television comedians and music performers. Published February 15, 2017

In this undated photo provided by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a flock of European starlings litter a feedlot in Fallon, Nev. Land owners surprised to discover tens of thousands of dead birds across the high desert are criticizing the federal government over a mass killing of starlings in northern Nevada. An Agriculture Department spokesman said a pesticide was used to destroy the birds to prevent the spread of disease to dairy cows. Some area residents, however, say the government should have done more to alert the public and to dispose of the dead birds. (AP Photo/USDA APHIS, Jack Spencer) ** FILE **

How the USDA failed conservatives

After decades of transparency, why did the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) suddenly delete its database of animal welfare violations? This is raising red flags for liberals, but it is a nonpartisan issue and should be of special concern for conservatives for a variety of reasons. Published February 8, 2017

White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on cybersecurity in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

How Trump strengthens national security

You think you may know what the big news has been for the past few days, and in part, you'd be right. President Trump signed an executive order strengthening our national security by establishing a limited moratorium on travel to the United States from seven failed and/or state sponsors of terrorism. Published February 1, 2017

Emily Phonelath blows bubbles while in the crowd of the Women's March on Washington in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (Aileen Devlin /The Daily Press via AP)

This divided nation

After everything that has happened in the last year, the Democrats still have learned nothing. Their answer to the election of Donald Trump? A Women's March that does nothing to save a deluded party still cannibalizing itself. Published January 25, 2017

This jan. 6, 2017, file photo shows Nicole Kidman attending the 6th Annual AACTA International Awards held at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

The bullies at the gate ahead of the Trump inauguration

As Jan. 20 approaches, the bullies are at the gate. Hollywood, liberals and the political establishment are panicking because they have no idea what to expect when Donald Trump officially becomes the president of the United States. Published January 18, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Moscow State University rector Viktor Sadovnichy in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Defending national security, when convenient

A main refrain from Democrats these days (and the scraggly band of Never Trumpers, apparently now led by Sen. John McCain) remains how the Russians "hacked the election." Observers understand this is meant to delegitimize the election of Donald Trump, but what it also exposes is the rank hypocrisy of crusty and desperate political operatives and federal bureaucrats. Published January 11, 2017

Members of the state Assembly listen to an address by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, at the in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Failing the children of California

At the start of each new year we're subjected to a whole host of new laws. The modern liberal government, you see, imagines itself not as the champion of individual freedom but as Mommy and Daddy, a taskmaster charged with controlling your life. Most of the time, it makes everything, including our lives, worse. Published January 4, 2017

Illustration on Rockettes and the Trump inauguaration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Remember the Christian bakers

A funny thing happened on the way to the Donald Trump inauguration -- liberals suddenly became champions of people being allowed to decline participating in something if it violated their conscience. Published December 28, 2016

In this  June 14, 2016, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey have a discussion on Trailblazing the Path for the Next Generation of Women during the White House Summit on the United State of Women in Washington. Mrs. Obama sat down in The White House with Winfrey for a White House interview that was broadcast on CBS Dec. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

The Democrats' flawed 'hope' agenda

Michelle Obama, in her final interview at first lady, spoke to Oprah Winfrey for an hour, and the headlines make quite clear what her message is: After eight years of her husband's "hope" agenda, hope is now suddenly gone. Published December 21, 2016

Dan Rather. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) ** FILE **

Legacy media fakery

"Fake news." Funny, isn't it: After all these years and only after Hillary Clinton loses the presidential election to Donald Trump do we hear about the ominous scourge of the newly dubbed "fake news." Published December 14, 2016

The BuzzFeed website is displayed on an iPad held by an Associated Press staffer in Los Angeles on Sept. 1, 2015. (Associated Press)

Gay liberals whiff on trying to bully Christians

An important paradigm shift seems to be happening. Case in point: Typical gay liberals decide to publicly bully Christians because of their faith. Bullies then expect all hell to break loose, with targeted Christians being frightened into either disavowing aspects of their faith or, more likely, their business or livelihood being destroyed after a campaign of public hate and derision. Published December 7, 2016

Illustration on the liberal plaudits for Fidel Castro by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The liberal romance with Fidel Castro

There appears to be an awful lot of sympathy for the devil out there these days. The death of Fidel Castro, a mass murderer masquerading as a "president," exposed the bizarre romance liberals have with tyrants. Published November 30, 2016

Illustration on the recent behavior of the cast of Hamilton by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Hamilton' cast airing grievances to Mike Pence was rude, wrongheaded

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday originally celebrating a good harvest, and then when a first national Thanksgiving was declared in 1789, Gen. George Washington proclaimed it "as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God." Published November 23, 2016

A child waits under the voting booth while her mom cast her vote at Janney Elementary School, precinct 30, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times) ** FILE **

It begins now: Election starts reclamation of nation

There have been enough twists and turns during these last two weeks before the general election to give Space Mountain at Disneyland a run for its money. A roller coaster ride is fabulous, but one of the main reasons you can let go and enjoy it is because you know how it's going to end. Published November 3, 2016