Weekly Feature by Columnist J.D. "Dusty" Rhoades: CPAC

A couple of weeks ago, the right wing faithful gathered in a northern Virginia hotel for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC. CPAC is kind of like Burning Man for wingnuts, the main difference being that everyone keeps their clothes on, at least in public, for which may the Lord make us truly thankful.

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Weekly Feature by Columnist J.D. Rhoades: Remember When

Hey, remember when everyone on the right got their knickers in a twist when a report came out that Michelle Obama had ordered lobster from room service at a New York hotel (a claim later debunked)? Remember when they griped and complained (and the press tut-tutted) about the cost of the Obamas taking vacations in Hawaii, even though that’s where Mr. Obama actually grew up and records showed that they paid for those vacations out of their own money?

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Weekly Feature by Columnist J.D. "Dusty" Rhoades: The Press Conference That Wasn't

So I caught part of President Trump’s latest press conference while eating lunch Thursday. I’ve since watched the whole thing on video. I’ve reviewed the transcript of it online. And I have come to an inescapable conclusion: There is something seriously wrong inside the head of the President of the United States.  What began as an opportunity to introduce Mr. Trump’s new nominee for Labor Secretary, R. Alexander Acosta, rapidly degenerated into the usual airing of the grievances, resentments, and narcissistic obsessions of one Donald J. Trump.

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