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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

From left, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., House Speaker-designate John Boehner of Ohio, and House Majority Leader-elect Eric Cantor of Va., take part in a news conference, on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, following their meeting at the White House with President Obama. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NUGENT: Go ahead, GOP - make my year

Maximum thrust momentum is everything in life. The only reason not to charge full steam ahead is to pause tactically to figuratively reload your weapons. As soon as your weapons are recharged, charge full-on again. And then again. You can't stop a man or a movement who won't quit. Think the song "Stranglehold." Published December 30, 2010

Illustrations by Alex Hunter

NUGENT: Spirit of Santa alive and well in America

As my grandchildren and I cuddle together on Christmas Eve night and look out the window scanning the dark sky for Santa Claus, I will hug them and tell them that Santa Claus is as real as the snow silently falling to the ground outside. With great anticipation, we will sit close together and stare into the heavens searching for Santa Claus and his sleigh being pulled by flying reindeer. In my own grandfatherly way, I will tell them that Santa Claus will live forever in the hearts of those people who live their lives with compassion and love for others. That, I will tell them, is the spirit of Christmas and the spirit of Santa Claus. Published December 23, 2010

NUGENT: Extremely American

When the political opposition has nothing of substance, it often resorts to labels. Nothing new there. Published December 21, 2010

Illustration: Start over by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

NUGENT: Time for a Starting Over Commission

Politics isn't the art of compromise. Politics as usual is an artful ruse to get us to believe politicians are doing one thing while they do another. Our politicians do this by obfuscating, confusing, denying, blaming and lying. The truth be damned. Published December 17, 2010

Illustration: Energy Department by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

NUGENT: DOE must go

One has to wonder what end zone the Obama administration is running toward by shutting down oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico for the next seven years. Published December 9, 2010

Illustration: Ex-cat by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

NUGENT: The time for kitty killing has come

New research from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln has arrived at the exact same conclusion that conservationists have known for decades: The way to control the feral cat population is to kill the cats. Published December 3, 2010

Illustration: The Oracle of Omaha by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

NUGENT: Consulting the Oracle of Omaha

The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, recently wrote an Op-Ed column in the New York Times in which he thanked and praised Uncle Sam for stepping in and preventing the economy from going over a cliff. Published November 30, 2010

NUGENT: Giving thanks for the bounty of the harvest

If that broad expanse of toothy joy doesn't give the ultimate thanks, nothing does. Beautiful, grinning, effervescent Angela Kline and her family know all about why Thanksgiving is in November. As a gung-ho hunter, this courageous gal is a full-on participant, refusing to be a spectator of anything. Published November 24, 2010

This undated handout photo provided by the Defense Department shows Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta. President Barack Obama will award Giunta with the first Medal of Honor to a living service member from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to receive the Medal of Honor, the White House announced Friday Sept. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Bumgardner, Defense Department)

NUGENT: Autumn colors look red, white and blue

There is a very happy, exhausted black Labrador retriever at my feet. A romantic fire flickers in the stove in our little log cabin on a breathtaking Michigan swamp-forest ridge. With squadrons of flitting songbirds battling for position at the feeders, the rising sun through the leafless treetops was so fiery and stunning outside my east window just now that I just had to grab my video camera to capture such beauty, then snatch my laptop and write about it. The spirit is indeed wild. Published November 22, 2010

President Obama, flanked by National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairmen, former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, left, and former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson, stresses the importance of finding a bipartisan consensus on ways to improve America's long-term fiscal health and debt reduction, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

NUGENT: No debt commission omissions

The full report from President Obama's debt commission has yet to be released, but some of the more significant recommendations of the commission are already being condemned by certain fellow bureaucrats and lobbyists who own some of Fedzilla's sacred cows. Published November 18, 2010

Illustration by Tim Brinton

NUGENT: Let freedom rock

Throughout our history, America has faced seemingly insurmountable domestic and international challenges. Published November 9, 2010

Illustration: Money tree

NUGENT: The free-market ballot

With unemployment hovering around 10 percent, job No. 1 should be putting America back to work. Published November 1, 2010

Illustration: Bow hunter by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

NUGENT: Annual family hunt camp

When all is said and done, quality of life is all about family. Dreams come and go, projects and business maneuvers when performed to the best of our ability become all-consuming, but even our most passionate endeavors are celebrated for how they provide for maximum family time. Or at least, they should be. Published October 25, 2010

NUGENT: Obama's mojo is missing

President Obama is desperately trying to recapture his political mojo. Recognizing that support for him and the Democrats is crumbling, the president has held rallies in Madison, Wis., and Philadelphia. Published October 11, 2010

Illustration: Fedzilla zookeepers

NUGENT: Clean house, America

The primary and ridiculously obvious reason why America is trillions of dollars in debt, why just a small minority of Americans pay the vast amount of federal taxes while 50 percent pay no federal taxes, why the size of Fedzilla has dwarfed anything our Founding Fathers ever could have imagined, why our borders are insecure, why Americans do not trust politicians and why the U.S. economy is anemic is because of professional, corrupt Fedzillacrats who have rigged the system in their favor while fleecing the rest of America. Published October 4, 2010

House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio, center, holds up a copy of the GOP agenda, "A Pledge to America", Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at a lumber yard in Sterling, Va. From left are, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Va., Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Boehner, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

NUGENT: The Ted Pledge

The Republican "Pledge to America" is a step in the right direction, but we should never settle for simply better. We always should demand much better. A return to excellence would be nice, wouldn't it? Published September 29, 2010

Illustration: Mosque mouse by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

NUGENT: Freedom versus Shariah

We've been told there are so-called moderate Muslims who deplore terrorism and that Islam has been hijacked by extremists. Published September 23, 2010

Tea partyers gather on the steps of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis in September 2010 for the "Gateway to November" rally hosted by the St. Louis Tea Party and Tea Party Patriots. (Associated Press)

NUGENT: Tea Party time is now

The Republican Party will make another strategic political blunder by not openly embracing the Tea Party and its candidates. Published September 21, 2010