Clunkers in charge of health care?

by Doug Powers -- There's an old Chinese proverb that says, "Never let a man who chops down apple trees to get to the fruit perform your vasectomy." Well, maybe that's not more…

The Gates of babble-on

by Doug Powers -- Years ago, I worked at a grocery store, and at the end of each day part of my job was to go into the office, balance the tills more…

Mandatory rights and other gov't oxymorons

by Doug Powers -- A $1.5 trillion bill currently squirming its pork-laden way around in the House of Representatives would make health care a "right" of all Americans. Good news? Sure, if more…

Taxing to the last breath

by Doug Powers -- The year 2009 may well be the most expensive year in history, both in a financial and constitutional sense, and it might get even worse. The cap-and-trade bill more…

Hunting donkeys

by Doug Powers -- Sarah Palin added to the weekend fireworks by announcing on July 3 that she'd be resigning as Alaska governor effective in about three weeks. I know what you're more…

Crime(s) of the Century

by Doug Powers -- Now they're planning the crime of the century Well what will it be? Read all about their schemes and adventuring It's well worth a fee So roll up more…

Iran has tea party, Obama not thirsty

by Doug Powers -- As the governing body of Iran slaughtered unarmed protesters, a skateboarder rolled through hallways of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (marking the first time in months a Hawk has been more…

Obama expects us to believe …

by Doug Powers -- Let me get this straight – so far, President Obama expects us to believe … … that he's a devout Christian who went to a Christian church for more…

Chris Dodd's chutzpa: Priceless

by Doug Powers -- Having devoted a good deal of space in my column over the years to pointing out and mocking various government absurdities, I have often expected there would be more…

Waterboarding for fun and profit

by Doug Powers -- Last month, the New York Times reported that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the "self-confessed mastermind" of the 9/11 attacks in which more than 2,900 people were murdered, was waterboarded more…