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Impeachment fever has overcome Washington, D.C. this week, with a partisan pro forma vote on the parameters of Congressman Adam Schiff’s inquiry and his Tuesday release of 500 pages of transcripts from Intelligence Committee interviews.

Just be nice this week...that simple request from my mom, and on her birthday no less, can mean only one thing for me. And that means no writing about politics this week, even though there are quite a few who deserve a roasting.

Monday morning brought a phone call from my sister... asking for a favor. Of course the answer was... of course, even before I found out what she needed. Thankfully it was nothing that involves going to confession, she just needed to send some shoes she ordered to my house and she wanted me …

The announcement late Sunday night by President Trump on Twitter regarding removing military forces from Syria was met with a collective freak-out on the left and right, producing enough energy to power the United States for the rest of the year. The noise came from all corners of The Swamp,…

During my extended visit to California, I was blissfully unaware of what was happening in Washington, D.C. most days, preferring to check in on social media for a recap of all the highlights and lowlights happening in The Swamp.

Popped my head back into the political world when a friend on social media sent me a link to a two-minute soundbite from a press conference held Monday by Acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Patrol Mark Morgan.

One side benefit of my extended California stay was my mom talking me into venturing out Friday night for the Fall Festival Evening Under the Stars. It was a nice night, and once the sun went down, the weather was perfect.

The current era of cancel culture has found another target, one who is already familiar with outrage, comedian Dave Chapelle. His new special on Netflix has apparently ruffled more than a few feathers of some sensitive folks.

One of the good things about spending time away from home has been the change in my routines and a break from the litany of “Breaking News” alerts and emotional manipulation peddled as the day’s news. Most of my time spent on Grammie’s ranch, the television has been on the Home and Garden or…

This week I find myself with a different view outside the window as I write this column. Instead of the green vistas of western Tennessee, it’s a more familiar, and comforting view of the California foothills from the windows of my grandma’s ranch on the West Side. And while the vistas have …

One needs look no further than the three recent mass shootings to know that our society, and our culture, has some major problems. Like other such tragedies in the past, many of us look toward the surface issues… guns, video games and online chat forums, to “fix” them instead of asking the h…

The latest dust-up to hit the national political stage centered around the flashpoint of Baltimore has of course devolved to cries of Trump being a racist. But when you look beyond social media and breathless national reporting, well, I have some questions about what is going on in cities li…

One year ago this weekend the U-Haul was packed, my SUV was filled to the roof with boxes and kids, and more than a few tears were falling as we left the West Side on one of our biggest adventures ever with our move to Tennessee. And what a year it has been.

For the second time in as many weeks the domestic terror group Antifa has violently lashed out, this time in a deadly firebomb attack of federal law enforcement. In a series of coordinated attacks in the West, protests have steadily escalated to vandalism, assault and now an attack on a dete…

The current political scandal of the day is, by far, one of the most shameful displays of partisan politics to ever come out of the fetid swamp waters of Washington, D.C. The United States Census is, by every metric, a necessity in ensuring equal representation of Americans in the House of R…

There is a fight happening for the soul of our nation and the battleground has been set. Whether on social media or on the streets of any major American city, the militant left wants conformity by any means necessary.

As the calendar flips to a new month and the temperatures continue to rise, communities across the country are gearing up for festive Fourth celebrations. Parades, festivals and of course, fireworks can be counted on to commemorate the anniversary of America’s founding in a grand fashion.

This week we are featuring our annual tribute to all things dairy, in honor of National Dairy Month and celebrating the families who work so hard to supply us with some of the best foods under the sun.

I don’t think there has been a better week than last week for President Trump, and the good vibes have stayed with him after a very successful (and dare I say diplomatic) state visit to England, France and Ireland to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

The recent European Union (EU) elections came as somewhat of a surprise to pundits and politicians across the pond and throughout Europe. While European politics are an anathema to our brand of politics, with coalitions that do not always make sense to us Yankees, something can be said about…

As I write my column on Tuesday, I am watching the clock with a growing sense of both anticipation and trepidation. Why, you might ask… well, it’s the last day of school in Martin, Tennessee, and at the moment I have about an hour and a half of peace and quiet left until the unholy ruckus th…

Breaking news came from Attorney General Bill Barr on Monday night of the appointment of U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut to “review all intelligence collection activities” in relation to the 2016 Trump campaign. News of this appointment caused more than a few ripples in The Swamp an…

A couple of interesting things have happened over the last few weeks regarding the ever-worsening crisis at our southern border. Beyond the mass invasion currently flooding our border, a continual caravan from Central and South America, increasingly consisting of children whether accompanied…

Listening to some of the Democrat presidential candidates during town halls has been quite enlightening, to say the least. Beyond the doom and gloom outlook of continued rule by the “orange guy,” you would think that the world under liberal leadership would be a veritable utopia of goodness …

Politics is downstream of culture. We hear it all the time, we see it when we turn on our televisions, listen to the radio or walk down Main Street. Andrew Breitbart understood this innately, putting words to what is right in front of our eyes. He showed Americans what went on behind closed …

I, along with most of the world, watched in horror Monday as the Notre Dame Cathedral erupted in flames. In mere hours, 850 years of history and art, and a testament to both God and mankind’s aspirations was damaged but thankfully not totally lost. As with historic monuments that hold import…

Tuesday morning brought Attorney General William Barr to Capitol Hill to testify before the Appropriations Committee in the House of Representatives. Of course, appropriations were the furthest thing from the minds of many congressional members, with the prominent lines of questioning center…

One year ago this week Vince and I boarded a flight to Nashville that would change our lives. The flight was the result of months of looking and tons of research, and me falling in love with a crazy house. And it all started with a fluke….Vince asking “what about Tennessee?” as we considered…

So the Office of the Special Council released its final report to the Department of Justice Friday, and while it will take some time for most of the report to be revealed to the public the four page summary released Sunday by Attorney General Barr and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein gives us a clea…

Every day we have technology all around us. Our homes, cars, jobs and lives are more wired than ever before. Not just the standard “smart” systems that make most of us feel stupid because it takes a 500-page manual to find the “on” button, but an ever-present sentient artificial intelligence…

Few experiences in my life have impacted me as much as the years I spent running around my grandparent’s ranch between Newman and Crows Landing. While climbing tractor tires, chasing lizards around the equipment, driving most of the ranch employees crazy singing along to the radio in the sho…

So the Senate, in its infinite wisdom and steadfast constitutional fidelity, announced that it will vote against President Trump’s executive order declaring the crisis on the southern border a national emergency. Democrats and Republicans joined hands to rebuke the president’s plan to divert…

I was chatting with someone online last week, noting the speed at which Democrats have lurched ever so hard to the left since regaining control of the House of Representatives. Not just presidential candidates pandering for votes, mind you, but a frenzy of policy proscriptions, each further …

Much is said about the evils of social media, the amount of time wasted scrolling feeds, the propaganda from all sides, and the opportunists who seem to find every chance they can to fleece someone out of their hard earned money.

Well that didn’t take long. Just a few weeks into the the 116th Congress, the new progressive wing of the Democratic House introduced the Green New Deal - a spectacular plan to radically transform both our economy and environment, supposedly for the better.

I have to start this column with a little serving of crow on my plate. Last week I wrote that the federal government shutdown would “cost the economy over $11 billion dollars and will probably have rippling effects on GDP and other economic markers.” Of course, the very next day jobs numbers…

Now that the shutdown madness is over, the government can get back to, well, regular business. Not that many people noticed that the government was actually shut down. If it wasn’t for a little extra time during TSA flight screenings I’m not sure that most would even had known the government…

The absolute savaging that a group of Catholic high school teenagers were subjected to over the weekend was a disturbing turn in a culture war that shows no signs of slowing down. From a digital lynching over a one-minute video to real word consequences of death threats made to teenagers and…

What comes next, now that the news cameras have left town and life begins to return to some sort of new normal after a horrible evil rocked the West Side communities?

The senseless killing of Corporal Ronil Singh was nothing short of a complete shock to our picturesque community. The absolute horror that unfolded in the early hours of Dec. 26th not only reverberated throughout the West Side but across our nation… all the way to the White House.

Anyone who thought that the week before Christmas wouldn’t hold some sort of political intrigue hasn’t been paying any attention over the last two years. After lackluster midterm election results, and a regular news cycle that is anything but friendly to his administration, President Trump d…

The stockings are hung, school is almost out for winter vacation and there is a crispness in the air in western Tennessee. The forecast calls for snow Friday night, but sadly, I don’t think our first holiday season will include a white Christmas. It may be a wet one though.

Much political hay is being made on cable news this week regarding the never-ending Mueller investigation. Most of the Mueller investigation has happened behind closed doors with thousands of hours of interviews. Something that has been needling the back of my brain the last few weeks, howev…

Scenes from the United States southern border near Tijuana, Mexico, were hard to miss over the weekend, as protests inside Mexico heated up. Some in the migrant caravan decided that their asylum accommodations were lacking so they decided to try entering the United States in a less formal, a…

This time last year I was shopping and preparing to host the kids for Thanksgiving for the first time, worrying about under-cooked turkey and over-cooked stuffing. Thankfully, I only had to call my mom once to bring me back from the brink of a corn pudding disaster. Fast forward one year and…