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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

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NUGENT: Trampled by the Regulatory Beast

There are many stunning differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney, but surely one of the most glaring is the president's addiction to federal regulations and the GOP contender's pledge to slash them. Published April 18, 2012

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NUGENT: Economic kamikaze

With an election on the horizon, President Obama and his administration are employing age-old political diversionary tactics to keep the American public from focusing on the dismal condition of our economy. Call in a four-alarm fire on the south side while they rob the bank on the north side. Al Capone lives. Published April 16, 2012

**FILE** Rep. Allen West, Florida Republican, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on Feb. 10, 2012. (Associated Press)

NUGENT: Allen West is a battle-tested patriot with star power

When names are kicked around as to who would make a good running mate for former Gov. Mitt Romney, I can think of many great Americans for the job. Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, John Thune, Paul Ryan, Mike Rogers, Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Darrell Issa, Louie Gomert and others come to mind. Published April 12, 2012

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NUGENT: GOP storm brewing

Oftentimes, a 500-mile auto race is decided in the last couple of miles, sometimes the last lap. The first 495 miles are a survival-of-the-fittest endurance test of mechanical genius, unbelievable driver skill and concentration, masterful pit crew logistics that are measured in seconds, and luck - lots of luck. Published March 20, 2012

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks March 5, 2012, at a campaign rally at Gregory Industries in Canton, Ohio. (Associated Press)

NUGENT: 'I endorse Mitt Romney'

After much soul-searching and due diligent research, I endorse Gov. Mitt Romney to be the GOP nominee for president because I believe he is the best man to chart a course for renewed American prosperity. Published March 5, 2012

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NUGENT: 'Progressives' are regressive

Just as the homosexual community has co-opted the word "gay," various leftists, socialists and Marxists have co-opted the word "progressive." Words mean things. If you read the definition of "progressive," conservatives and the Tea Party are the real progressive force in America, as we are the ones advocating substantive upgrade, improvement and reforms in the stinky, status-quo swamps of Washington. Published February 29, 2012

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NUGENT: Burning cash with gas

Gather around, boys and girls, for another quick lesson in real-world Nugenomics 101. Not "if" but "when"gas prices soar to four bucks a gallon this summer, the impact to our economy will be thunderous. Published February 24, 2012

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NUGENT: MSNBC separates from reason

Air America, the left-wing syndicated radio station, died in the marketplace. It could not sustain itself because its business model was flawed from the start. Americans did not listen. Published February 20, 2012

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NUGENT: Trading freedom for free stuff

The Internet is full of health-related studies and articles. Most of them provide similar, age-old wisdom: Eat right, exercise and don't smoke. There are no guarantees, but following this timeless advice generally leads to a longer, healthier life. Published February 16, 2012

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NUGENT: Whitney Houston's squandered gift

Another great talent has been silenced, probably because of abusing dope or booze and the criminal, irresponsible lifestyle that goes with that insane behavior. What a waste. Published February 13, 2012

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NUGENT: The Great Keystone XL Pipeline Massacre

President Obama's decision to put a bullet in the back of the head of the Keystone XL pipeline is all the proof you need to know that his modus operandi is to sidle up to environmental green-energy crackpots instead of creating thousands of American jobs and honestly pursuing energy independence for America. Published February 3, 2012

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NUGENT: Tale of the GOP tape

Here is how I see the GOP primary race shaping up: This is by no means an endorsement of any of the four GOP candidates. I am impressed with each of them for a variety of reasons and adamantly believe that any one of them would be monstrously superior to President Obama, who has charted a course for the destruction of America as we know it. Published January 30, 2012

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NUGENT: Romney shouldn't release tax returns

By the time you read this, Mitt Romney may have released his tax returns. Let's hope not. So long as Mr. Romney or any other prospective or elected public official has not made his money illegally, no person's financial status is any of my business or yours. Published January 23, 2012

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NUGENT: Fast and Furious stinks

The United States of America has turned into bizarro land. Think of this: Our very own Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), under the direct guidance of the attorney general of the United States - America's top cop, mind you - not only allowed, but encouraged American gun dealers to sell about 2,000 guns to known punks involved in the drug trade in order to trace the guns to Mexican drug cartels. Published January 19, 2012

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NUGENT: Bain Capital isn't the problem

The first thing we need to fix is the lexicon. I have heard both President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney lay claim to how many jobs they created during their tenures in public office. Published January 17, 2012

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NUGENT: God bless BP

Not so long ago, BP was the goat of big business in the eyes of many people for the disastrous April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Conservationists such as myself who also recognize that big business, including big oil, is what fuels our economy, have had our radar finely tuned to the efforts and progress of healing the Gulf's environment and economy since the spill. Published January 13, 2012

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NUGENT: Diversity perversity

Diversity is America's greatest strength, according to the left and its socialist, Marxist, commie cohorts and co-conspirators running rampant across the country. Published January 9, 2012

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NUGENT: Pay lawmakers what they're worth: 10 bucks

In the inescapable, common-sense world to which producers of America are hopelessly addicted and in which they proudly reside, compensation is determined by dreams, work ethic, skill, knowledge, ability, expertise, level of effort and, last but not least, results. Put that in your merciless pay pipe and suck on it till you drop, Occupiers. Published January 2, 2012

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NUGENT: In the new year, we must be bold

As I do every year, I'm going to make 2012 a bold, wonderful year. Let all Americans who care commit to being like the majestic American bison that turns and faces the howling storm. Published December 29, 2011