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Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent is an American rock 'n' roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is the author of "Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto" and "God, Guns & Rock 'N' Roll" (Regnery Publishing).

Articles by Ted Nugent

Illustration by Nancy Ohanian

NUGENT: A titanic fiscal mistake

When the captain of the Titanic was warned repeatedly of icebergs ahead, he nonetheless made the decision not to slow down or stop the ship for the night. He was, after all, the captain of a ship that "God himself could not sink." Published August 3, 2011

Illustration: NEA by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

NUGENT: NEA - master of disaster

If the disturbing documentary "Waiting for Superman" didn't convince you that a massive overhaul of the public education system is necessary, maybe the massive cheating scandal erupting in the Atlanta public school system will. Published July 28, 2011

Album cover for Amy Winehouse's cd "Back to Black", which has again begun tearing up the charts after her tragic death this weekend.

NUGENT: Addiction's deadly refrain

Another amazing talent is gone. The soulful, jazzy, amazing and unique voice of Amy Winehouse is silenced forever - dead at 27. Published July 25, 2011

Illustration: Taxes by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

NUGENT: The great taxpayer fleecing

When historians look back at this time in our history, I recommend they call this era "The Great American Taxpayer Fleecing." Published July 18, 2011

Illustration: Fedzilla zookeepers

NUGENT: You have the right to remain stupid

You have the right to remain stupid, and what you say and do can and will be used against you in the court of public opinion. Unfortunately, the court of public opinion is expanding into a stupid-is-as-stupid-does joke. And it has a president and gang of thieves in the United States government to represent it. Published July 13, 2011

NUGENT: The American battle cry today

I'm addicted to freedom. My band, my crew, my family, my hunting buddies, all my friends, neighbors and fellow hardworking, hard-playing Americans solidly in the asset column will simply have it no other way. There is an American way, and we live it. Published July 11, 2011

Illustration: Shovel ready by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

NUGENT: Obama punks America

President Obama's very own Council of Economic Advisers has released a scathing report on the impact of his near-trillion-dollar economic stimulus package. Its analysis: Each job created or saved cost the American taxpayer a whopping $287,000. Published July 6, 2011

Illustration: U.N. gun grabbing by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

NUGENT: United Nations gun grabbers at it again

The despots, thugs, scoundrels, punks and various crooks at the United Nations have it all wrong again. Imagine that. Though the details have yet to be released, the U.N. wants to try to force strict small-arms control on the world under the pretense (lie) that such restrictions will make it tougher for terrorists and other assorted subhuman scum to get their hands on guns. Published July 4, 2011

Illustration: Fedzilla by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

NUGENT: Donating to Obama feeds Fedzilla

Internet sleuth Matt Drudge has a hyperlink on his website, drudgereport.com, to a story about President Obama raffling off dinner with him for a $5 donation to his re-election campaign. Published July 1, 2011

Illustration: Declaration of Independence

NUGENT: Independence Day revival

Thomas Jefferson would be shocked and appalled if he could see what America has done to this grand experiment since he drafted the Declaration of Independence. On Independence Day 2011, Mr. Jefferson would not be celebrating our independence but rather encouraging Americans to revolt once again. Published June 30, 2011

Illustration: See no evil by John Camejo for The Washington Times

NUGENT: Millennials sleep as their future crumbles

The 1968 riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago remain vivid in my mind, as do so many marches and demonstrations by young people of that era, primarily protesting the Vietnam War and demanding civil rights for all. Published June 23, 2011

Illustration: Prison release by John Camejo for The Washington Times

NUGENT: Supreme Court puts the innocent to death

Here's something for your supremely stupid files. Our vaunted Supreme Court recently ruled that California must reduce the number of prisoners in state prisons because of overcrowding. Our Supreme Court thinks overcrowding in prisons is cruel and unusual punishment. Published June 22, 2011

Illustration: Obama lemonade by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

NUGENT: Obama couldn't run a lemonade stand

The Obama administration has mindlessly flooded the country with hundreds and hundreds of billions of federal tax dollars. The government gurus claim the reason for opening the federal-money floodgates was to jump-start the sluggish economy, which was strangled to begin with by Fedzilla's housing policies - or lack thereof. Published June 15, 2011

Illustration: Fracking by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

NUGENT: Run, Rick, run

Good friend and Texas Gov. Rick Perry should remember that now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Published June 1, 2011

Illustration: Bin Laden deep-sixed by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

NUGENT: Kudos for the bin Laden kill

A celebration is in order now that our superhuman special ops warriors expertly drilled a hole through international terrorist Osama bin Laden's twisted-brain housing unit. All the military, intelligence and political figures who were involved in planning the death of this scumbag deserve our thanks and admiration. Free rock 'n' roll and venison barbecue for life from the Nugent tribe. Published May 5, 2011

Illustration: Fox News balance by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

NUGENT: America needs Fox News

You can bet that if George Bush were president, the media would be out for blood. You would have to be deaf, dumb and blind to not notice that gas is four smackers a gallon, real unemployment is still above 10 percent, America is trillions in debt with no end to annual trillion-dollar deficits in sight, we are still in two wars and itching for another one in Libya, China is poised to eclipse our economy in just a couple of years, and 25 percent of our kids do not graduate from high school. Published April 26, 2011

Illustration: Corporate taxes by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

NUGENT: Punishing the producers

The hypocrisy of the president is the only transparent thing I have seen come out of the Obama administration. Published April 25, 2011

Illustration Buying Votes by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

NUGENT: Can't buy me love

As a free market addict who believes capitalism is the most powerful force for quality of life ever devised by man, I believe the price of a product or service is generally set by what the market will bear. Published April 23, 2011

**FILE** Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (Associated Press)

NUGENT: NBA's gay gag order

Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant was socked with a $100,000 fine by the NBA last week for calling a referee what the NBA thinks is a derogatory, ugly and vile name. Published April 19, 2011