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Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.
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Birthers Appear Unimpressed with Obama Birth Certificate

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 - by Rick Moran

What will it take to convince them? (Also read Bruce Bawer: "Ten suspicious things about Obama’s birth certificate." [link fixed])

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Trump: Making It Respectable to Be a Right-Wing Nut

Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - by Rick Moran

It's hard to believe that Trump is serious about becoming president if he thinks there are still questions about Obama's birthplace.

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Why Are Americans Making Such a Fuss About the Royal Wedding?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 - by Rick Moran

What is it about royalty, especially British royalty, that causes otherwise rational Americans to get all mushy-headed and weepy?

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Chicago’s One-Party Dictatorship Chooses New Leader

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 - by Rick Moran

Rahm Emanuel was elevated to the position of Chicago's 46th mayor. Calling the process an "election" is an insult to republican principles.

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The Paranoid Style Is Alive and Well in Some Conservative Quarters

Friday, February 18th, 2011 - by Rick Moran

Belief in Cloward-Piven, the Saul Alinsky game plan, and Obama's desire to destroy the country are symptoms of an irrational mindset among some on the right.

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CPAC Boycott by Social Cons Uncovers the Right’s ‘Gay Problem’

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 - by Rick Moran

The gay conservative group GOProud deserves a place at the table. (And don't miss live CPAC coverage, streaming on PJTV.)

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High Drama, Low Comedy in Illinois Tax Follies

Sunday, January 16th, 2011 - by Rick Moran

A 67% increase in personal income taxes and a whopping increase in business tax rates were rammed through by a lame duck legislature in typical entertaining fashion.

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Debt Ceiling Russian Roulette

Friday, January 7th, 2011 - by Rick Moran

Senator DeMint wants to play the game with a slight variation: load five chambers with bullets while leaving only one empty, and pull the trigger.

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News Headlines We Will See in 2011

Friday, December 31st, 2010 - by Rick Moran

The easy thing about predicting news headlines for 2011 is that they will almost certainly look an awful lot like news headlines from 2010.

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In Defense of the Filibuster

Friday, December 24th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

Despite its use to obstruct the will of the majority, the filibuster fills a critical role in the Senate: it encourages prudence in making law.

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Qatar: the Wrong Destination for World Cup 2022

Monday, December 6th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

Why hold such a prestigious sporting event in a socially backward autocracy?

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WikiLeaks: the Internet Age Jumps the Shark

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 - by Rick Moran

The drive for transparency and openness has revolutionized communication, but can we reach a point where it becomes too much of a good thing?

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Politicized Science vs. Anti-Science Republicans

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 - by Rick Moran

Just because the motives of many climate change advocates are questionable, even evil, does that mean the entire global warming proposition is a fraud?

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Olbermann’s Raw Deal

Friday, November 5th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

The rapidity with which MSNBC bounced Olbermann from the network begs several questions: What did he do that other journalists haven't done? Why now? And why should MSNBC all of a sudden feign an interest in impartiality?

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No Retreat, No Surrender, No Compromise: The New GOP?

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 - by Rick Moran

About a third of the GOP caucus that is sworn in on January 3, 2011, will never have served in Congress previously. What impact will the newcomers have on their party and Congress?

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The NFL Jumps the Shark

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

The new emphasis in the league on helmet-to-helmet hits sends a message to players that is at once confusing and contradictory: play hard but not too hard

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The Only Victims in the Foreclosure Mess Will Be Taxpayers

Sunday, October 17th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

There are no heroes or good guys in this story. Only villains.

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Tea Party Defines Losing as Winning

Thursday, September 16th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

Apparently, to many in the tea party movement, "victory" has a different definition than the standard denotation ordinarily used in politics. (And don't miss Stephen Green's "Change that Matters.")

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On Being American Enough

Friday, August 27th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

Having a different vision of what America should be doesn't make President Obama less of an American than anyone else.

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Have Obama’s Policies Failed? Let Us Count the Ways

Friday, August 13th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

It isn't only the president's economic policies that are dragging the nation down.

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Christie and Daniels: The Yin and Yang of a New Republicanism

Sunday, August 8th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

Despite disparate personalities and temperaments, the two governors are enjoying success by dint of their honesty and courage in confronting problems.

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Nice to Hear from You Again, Jesse

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

The race-baiting reverend tries to piggyback his racialist nonsense onto the LeBron James circus.

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Preserving the America I Grew Up In

Sunday, July 4th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

Rep. John Boehner's lament about Democrats "snuffing out" the America of his youth fell on deaf ears on the left, but it resonated strongly with those of us who understand what he was trying to say.

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Byrd’s Life and Career Spanned the Gulf Between the Old and New South

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

America and Robert Byrd grew to maturity together, changed together, and ultimately achieved a modicum of tolerance together.

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Blagojevich Trial Testimony Contradicts Obama and Jarrett

Friday, June 25th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

The transition team report on the president-elect's contacts with Blagojevich and what he knew about Blago's wheeling and dealing is at odds with sworn testimony.

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