What is the Point of the AR-15?

If you’re new to this site, welcome. We try to bring you a diverse set of opinions and discussion to help make everyone see the world from different perspectives. And before you dismiss this piece for the headline as some gun-grabbing hippie, let me correct you on that. I’m a conservative Republican who supports the […]

Get on the Back of the Plane, Administrator

Maybe you’ve heard that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has found himself in some ethical hot water regarding his propensity for First Class travel and some charter flights when he flies and bills us for the trips. Why would Pruitt continue a practice that has already left one cabinet secretary looking for new work? […]

Why Are We Still Doing This?

Much of what I’ve had to say about the gun debate and mass shootings in this country, I’ve written before. And, that’s surely a problem, that I’ve written it before. But as we learn more about this latest shooter from Florida, who I will never name in print or publicly, we’re seeing a dangerous pattern […]

Moderate Democrats are Dead

Much has been made nationally about the “Tea Party” takeover of the Republican Party, moving many members of Congress, state legislatures and local government offices far to the right. While Republican primaries and redistricting (by both parties) have resulted in races forcing members to move farther right to win, you still have states and Congressional […]

A Giant Waste of Time

“Did we really need to shut down the federal government for five hours?” If every single member of Congress isn’t asking themselves that question this morning, then they should re-evaluate what they’re doing with their political careers. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky decided he would hold up all votes on a deal to keep the […]

A Military Parade Should Never Be About Ego

President Donald Trump has reportedly told Pentagon officials that he wants a large, lavish military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, leading past or to the White House. It’s being dismissed out of hand by most in the media and obviously the Congressional Democrats who would rather light themselves on fire than agree with their […]

Lies or Ignorance?

When Donald Trump tweeted the morning after the State of the Union speech, he cited ratings numbers that showed 45 million people watched the speech on television. That’s true, 45.6 million to be exact. But in the very next line, he claimed it was the most watched SOTU speech in history. Except it wasn’t. Nielsen, […]

LIVE BLOG: Donald Trump’s First State of the Union

3 #SOTU Takeaways from @pfingsten1: 1. Best speech I've seen @realDonaldTrump give. When on prompter, he sounded…presidential. 2. Spent too much time on immigration. MS13 rhetoric won't make change easier.3. NK humanitarian stories were touching, but what about nuke threat? — Forward Thinking (@FwdThinkingPol) January 31, 2018 Fin. Thoughts? #SOTU — Forward Thinking (@FwdThinkingPol) January […]