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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

Illustration on Obama's "anti-Bushism" by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Obama the anti-Bush

It may come as a surprise to President Obama, but he has actually proved that when it comes to foreign policy and the war on terrorism, President George W. Bush and America have been right all along. Published September 8, 2014

** FILE ** A video posted by Islamic State terrorists showed the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley. Image via Youtube

The problem with treating the Foley murder as a mere crime

In the aftermath of the murder of James Foley by the international terrorist group the Islamic State, much has been made of the "bad optics" surrounding President Obama's rush to the golf course after his comments on the videotaped beheading of the American journalist. Published August 25, 2014

Obama and ISIS by Schrank, The Independent on Sunday, London, England

How half-measures make the Islamic State crisis worse

"We have committed [troops] and are spending [millions of dollars] to give the people of Iraq humanitarian help and a breathing space. We have worked on this for months. We are doing the best we can." Published August 18, 2014

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura makes his way back into Warren E. Burger Federal Building during the first day of jury selection in a defamation lawsuit, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in St. Paul, Minn. Ventura filed the defamation lawsuit against the late Navy Seal Chris Kyle's estate, claiming that Kyle's account of a bar fight in a book he wrote was false. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Overkill with Jesse 'The Jerk' Ventura

Former pro wrestler and politician Jesse Ventura used to be known as Jesse "The Body" Ventura during his wrestling days. Now he'll be known to many simply as "The Jerk." Published July 31, 2014

Illustration on the FAA ban on flights to Israel by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

BRUCE: Winging it in the Middle East

This week, a terrorist group tried to shut down Israel's airport, and couldn't. So President Obama stepped in and did it for them. Published July 25, 2014

Illustration on government incompetence by Linas Garsys/ The Washington Times

BRUCE: Sloppy scenario at the CDC

Indulge me for a moment with an imaginary scenario: A friend asks you to store his anthrax for a little while. Published July 18, 2014

** FILE ** Demonstrator react to hearing the Supreme Court's decision on the Hobby Lobby case outside the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court ruled that corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that employee insurance plans cover contraceptives for women. (Associated Press)

Winning Western women

As a woman who moved from the left to the right, I've watched with some interest the political discussion about how conservatives can address women's issues and win our support. Published July 16, 2014

Under Gina McCarthy,  The EPA has been flexing its regulatory muscle, collecting more fines and hitting individuals with penalties for violating environmental rules. (Associated Press)

BRUCE: Feds plot to steal your paycheck

This week's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement introducing a new "rule" allowing the agency to garnish the wages of individuals to collect debts — without a court order — portends something quite serious. Published July 10, 2014

BRUCE: America the beautiful

No doubt, like many of you, I have moments each week when I wonder if the American people are still falling for the lies and manipulations of the political establishment. Published July 3, 2014

Illustration on threats of an American police state by Linas Garsys/ The Washington Times

America's expanding police state

With so much happening internationally and the number of scandals, crises and general screw-ups of the Obama administration here at home, it's worth noting a disturbing development here on the domestic front: a rapidly expanding police state. Published June 20, 2014

Illustration on Hillary Clinton's wrong position on terrorism by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

BRUCE: Iraq, the Taliban 5 and Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton's book tour, which launched this week, has provided journalists, pundits and commentators with plenty to talk about, yet it is her comments about Benghazi and foreign policy that deserve the attention. Published June 12, 2014

President Barack Obama arrives to a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. In a broad defense of his foreign policy, the president declared  that the U.S. remains the world's most indispensable nation, even after a "long season of war," but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

BRUCE: Sounding retreat at West Point

In addressing West Point's 2014 graduating class of cadets earlier this week, President Obama announced to the tyrants of the world that they could do whatever they want, to whomever they please. Published May 29, 2014

Illustration on crass commercialization at the 911 memorial museum by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

BRUCE: Selling out ground zero

Last year, I went to Europe for the World War II D-Day anniversary. The beaches at Normandy were pristine, no sign of the horrific carnage that took place 70 years ago. Published May 22, 2014

Illustration on Hillary's fear of Monica Lewinsky by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

BRUCE: Why Hillary fears Monica

Monica Lewinsky has returned, and it's a good thing. She's a smart, thoughtful woman who deserves to be able to take her life back from those who prefer she stay silent, and stay away. Published May 8, 2014

Illustration on IRS double standard by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

BRUCE: A cultish clique of corruption and incompetence

Did you enjoy Tax Day? You know, April 15, the day you spent countless hours or perhaps days preparing for in order to obey the Internal Revenue Service's rules demanding you report every single penny you spent and where you spent it. Published April 24, 2014