Deep State duplicity: Is Cohen testimony timed to undercut Trump-Kim summit?

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Once upon a time in America, when a president went overseas, there was a ceasefire on domestic politics in order to be sure not to weaken the president’s hand with our foreign adversaries. All that went out the window when President Trump — the most hated president since Abraham Lincoln — was elected. Today the


Will Kamala Harris’ political future go up in smoke as she re-invents her foggy past?

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As California Sen. Kamala Harris rises in the polls for the Democratic presidential nomination, it is worth keeping in mind that this political animal is inventing herself as she goes along. Even her own father doesn’t recognize her, or possibly like who she has become. In a radio interview on Feb. 11, Sen. Harris proudly

Kudos to Lara Logan for shining a light on media collusion

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You probably already heard about Lara Logan’s stunning indictment of mainstream media for liberal bias, but I didn’t want to miss an opportunity to applaud a journalism whistleblower. They are, after all, few and far between at the level of achievement reached by Logan, who until recently was a correspondent for “60 Minutes” on CBS.

Nick Sandmann strikes a blow for freedom FROM the irresponsible press!

Politics – Down and DirtyThe Media Mess

Nick Sandmann, the Covington Catholic student who was tarred by the National Media as a racist, may get the last laugh. Sandmann’s attorney Lin Wood has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Washington Post for $250 million, and he promises that this will be the first of many such lawsuits against media outlets and celebrities

CNN, Comedy Central ought to shake things up by switching staffs

Politics – Down and DirtyThe Media Mess

It occurred to me when reading Mark Finkelstein’s report about CNN’s crack news team that I now know the solution to the Fake News Crisis. Face it, most millennials already get their news from would-be comedians like Trevor Noah on the Daily Show. But after reading Finkelstein’s account on Newsbusters, it is clear that CNN

Journalism 101: Ask Questions, But Let Answers Speak for Themselves

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My column today at Real Clear Politics offers a utopian solution to modern journalism’s fatal flaw, but I’m afraid the Q&A isn’t going to replace Fake News reporting anytime soon. Read it and let me know what you think. By Frank Miele I was struck by the confluence of two stories last week that reflected

Jussie Smollett is Nancy Pelosi without the gavel

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“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett told Chicago Police that on Jan. 29 he was attacked in the early morning hours by two white men shouting pro-Trump slogans as they beat him because he was black and gay. Chicago Police took this report very seriously and expended no doubt hundreds of thousands of dollars on an investigation

From now on, it’s Never Coulter! ’Nuff said?

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I didn’t like Ann Coulter before I did like her but now I really don’t like her. Sound familiar? Probably lots of conservatives have followed the same path as me when it comes to Coulter. First of all, her arrogant self-importance is bound to grate on the nerves of anyone with a human-sized ego. No

Join me at the Flathead County Republican Women meeting on Monday

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Just wanted to let my local readers know that I will be guest speaker on Monday at the monthly meeting of the Flathead County Republican Women. The meeting is from noon to 1 pm at the Hampton Inn in Kalispell with doors opening at 11:30 am. I’ll do some introductory remarks on journalism, politics and