Many political opinion pieces circulate with no identifying authorship or publication information, or with credits mistakenly attributing them to the wrong sources. In this section we attempt to set the record straight on those counts for some of the more widely-circulated pieces.





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Monty Python member John Cleese penned a satirical piece announcing the revocation of America’s independence.


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Article compiles statements from Australian government officials about Sharia law and Muslim extremists.


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E-mail describes Darrell Scott‘s statement before a House subcommittee.


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A widely-circulated essay known as “The Paradox of Our Time” was penned by a student who witnessed the Columbine shootings or George Carlin.


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Letter of resignation submitted by U.S. diplomat John Brady Kiesling is genuine.


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Musician Charlie Daniels is the author of ‘An Open Letter to the Hollywood Bunch.’


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Monty Python member Terry Jones is the author of ‘I’m Losing Patience with My Neighbours. Mr. Bush.’


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Alabama State Auditor Beth Chapman delivered a “Stand Up for America” speech.


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Dennis Miller explains how to tell the good guys from the bad guys in the world of politics.


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Navy corpsman’s e-mail dissuades his mother from attending anti-war demonstration.


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Essay compares education and career experience of government officials and celebrities.


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Judge William Young delivers stinging rebuke to “shoe bomber” terrorist Richard Reid at sentencing hearing.


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A Navy airman wrote ‘An Open Letter to the Dixie Chicks.’


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Letter of resignation submitted by U.S. diplomat Mary Wright is genuine.


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Claire Braz-Valentine wrote and read “An Open Letter to John Ashcroft” at Cabrillo College.


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Commentator Andy Rooney delivered a “the French have not earned the right to protest against the U.S.” piece on TV’s 60 Minutes.


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60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney wrote an essay ‘In Praise of Older Women.’


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List compiles Andy Rooney’s wry observations on a variety of topics.


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Commentator Andy Rooney explains his political views.


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Commentator Andy Rooney said God asked him to “tell your viewers that both Pat Robertson and Mel Gibson strike me as wackos.”


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List compiles Andy Rooney’s observations on what he’s learned.


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Comedian Robin Williams came up with a plan for how the U.S. should handle foreign affairs.


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Radio talk show host Neal Boortz delivered a controversial commencement speech.


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The satirical poem The New School Prayer was penned by a schoolchild.


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Air Force veteran chides Clinton for stating that the “older generation must learn to sacrifice as other generations have done.”


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Former New York mayor Ed Koch delivered a radio address on anti-semitism.


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Radio commentator Paul Harvey composed a review of the upcoming film about the last hours of Jesus, The Passion.


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Churchgoer describes encounter with President Bush at St. John’s Church.


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Singer and actress Bette Midler pens letter chiding President Bush for his stance on gay marriage.


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Journalist Geraldo Rivera commented (regarding the war in Iraq) that “reporters don’t report buildings that don’t burn.”


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Author Kurt Vonnegut penned a opinion piece entitled ‘Cold Turkey.’


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Ben Stein penned an essay about the nature of stardom.


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E-mail features response to Michael Moore’s open letter from Bill Timmins, president of the Aladdin casino.


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E-mail details actor Denzel Washington‘s TV appearance with Katie Couric.


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Oliver North penned an open letter to Senator John Kerry.


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John Eisenhower, son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, wrote a commentary explaining why he will be voting for John Kerry for president.


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A wounded Vietnam veteran bought a full-page ad in the Army Times.


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Radio commentator Paul Harvey penned an essay titled “If I Were the Devil.”


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Radio commentator Paul Harvey wrote an essay in favor of school prayer.


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Officer aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln describes difficulties with ship’s humanitarian mission in Sumatra.


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Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner wrote an editorial for Die Welt blasting Europe for its timidity in confronting Islamic fanaticism.


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Former Colorado governor Richard D. Lamm delivered a speech on the perils of multiculturalism.


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Retired U.S. Marine Corps General Chuck Pitman wrote a “letter of apology” in response to the prisoner abuse controversy in Abu Ghraib, Iraq.


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E-mail transcribes a press conference given by actor and former Marine R. Lee Ermey.


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A private citizen paid over $100,000 to run a full-page advertisement in the Washington Post defining himself and his Republican values.


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Comedian George Carlin authored a piece about his being a “Bad American.”


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Comedian Bill Cosby‘s remarks form the “We Can’t Blame White People” essay.


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E-mail reproduces George Carlin’s list of New Rules for 2006.


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The Joint Chiefs of Staff sent a letter to the Washington Post regarding an editorial cartoon.


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Ben Stein delivered a commentary about the observance of Christmas.


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Ben Stein authored an editorial on the (non-)importance of Hollywood and the Oscars.


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Paul Allen of Microsoft wrote a letter to a Santa Clarita newspaper in defense of Mormons.


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Naval captain’s speech urges Americans to wake up and act decisively in battling terrorism.


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E-mail reproduces letter from retired U.S. Border Patrol agent to Senator Bill Frist.


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E-mail reproduces country singer Charlie Daniels‘ editorial about immigration reform demonstrations.


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A Michigan professor sent an an e-mail telling Muslim students to leave the country.


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Letter from U.S. Army lieutenant serving in Iraq criticizes the New York Times for publishing information about a secret government program.


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Asked about a deer’s final thoughts,
Ted Nugent disses the French.


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Comedian Dennis Miller is the author of “A Brief Overview of the Situation,” an essay about the
Arab-Israeli conflict.


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E-mail reproduces an “anti-terrorism” speech delivered by
Brigitte Gabriel at Duke University.


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E-mail reproduces a speech by Israeli Prime Minister
Ehud Olmert about what Israel is fighting for in Lebanon.


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Director Steven Spielberg authored a letter taking actor Mel Gibson to task for his anti-Semitic statements.


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Kevin Tillman wrote an essay in remembrance of his brother Pat’s birthday, criticizing U.S. policy in Iraq.


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E-mail offers comedian George Carlin‘s solution to gasoline shortages and illegal immigration.


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E-mail from Army chaplain decries handling of Walter Reed Medical Center issue.


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Essay by comedian Jay Leno urges Americans to focus on the positive.


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E-mail reproduces Lt. Col. Joe Repya’s “I’m tired” message expressing disappointment with public support for the U.S. military mission in Iraq.


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E-mail reproduces excerpt from Lee Iacocca‘s Where Have All the Leaders Gone?


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E-mail reproduces Jason Whitlock‘s editorial about the Don Imus controversy.


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Letter from lawyer Dennis Guthrie criticizes Rep. Nancy Pelosi.


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Open letter to the Atlanta NAACP protests the chapter president’s support of Michael Vick.


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Letter to the editor urges atheists to get out of America.


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The Red Cross provided supplies to marchers in Jena, Louisiana.


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E-mail reproduces Michael Richards‘ defense speech in court after he made racial comments in his comedy act.


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E-mail reproduces an editorial from a Canadian newspaper about U.S. presidential candidates.


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E-mail reproduces comedian Bill Cosby‘s remarks about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.


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E-mail reproduces Pat Buchanan‘s criticism of Barack Obama’s remarks on racial discrimination in the U.S.


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Comedian Bill Cosby‘s platform as a write-in candidate in the 2008 or 2012 Presidential election.


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Letter to the editor warns Americans to be wary of “a young leader who promises change.”


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Various Internet-circulated political items were written by Thomas Sowell.


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Precept Ministries founder Kay Arthur warned a conference that “God had revealed to her that a literal famine is coming to America.”


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Editorial by Dr. Jack Wheeler describes Barack Obama as an “eloquently tailored empty suit.”


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Letters written by Alaskans offer viewpoints of Alaska governor and vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin.


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E-mail reproduces country singer Charlie Daniels Guns and Church editorial about Barack Obama.


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Editorial by television personality Hugh Downs explains why he thinks Barack Obama will lose the election.


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Editorials by public figures offer viewpoints of 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin.


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Editorial by pianist Huntley Brown explains why he won’t vote for Barack Obama.


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Constitutional scholar Linda R. Monk wrote The Party’s Over,” a critique of American fiscal irresponsibility.


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Author Orson Scott Card wrote an “open letter” to American newspapers about the U.S. financial crisis.


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Dr. Charles Stanley wrote an exhortation to Christians to pray for a John McCain victory in the presidential election.


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E-mail reproduces a “Prayer for Our Nation” delivered by the Rev. Billy Graham.


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Ben Stein wrote an editorial advocating a government bailout of the Big Three U.S. automakers.


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Letter from president of Knox Machinery criticizes president of General Motors for seeking a government bailout.


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Editorial by Kit Lange offers predictions for the upcoming Obama presidency.


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Dr. Sam Vaknin penned an article about the dangers of Barack Obama’s narcissism.


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Historian David Kaiser penned an article cautioning that “Something of historic proportions is happening.”


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Story by Woody Allen features lobsters gaining revenge on Bernie Madoff.


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Essay by George Carlin laments the passing of common sense.


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Actress Cindy Williams penned an editorial denouncing a proposed pay raise for the military.


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Letter from Sheriff Joe Arpaio rebuffs Rev. Al Sharpton’s demands that he resign.


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Letter to the Wall Steet Journal responds to a “Where’s the Outrage?” editorial.


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Text reproduces letter sent to President Obama by a fourth grade teacher.


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Lou Pritchett penned an “open letter” to President Obama.


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Text reproduces a Pravda editorial touting the “American descent into Marxism.”


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Message summarizes Charles Krauthammer‘s talk at the Center of the American Experiment.


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Ben Stein penned an editorial about ‘figuring out‘ Barack Obama.


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Dr. Anne Wortham wrote “No He Can’t,” an editorial critical of Barack Obama.


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Letter chides Senator Barbara Boxer for asking a general to address her as “Senator.”


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Charley Reese penned an editorial about 545 people being “responsible for the domestic problems that plague” the U.S.


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Pediatric ophthalmologist Dr. Zane Pollard penned an editorial on health care reform entitled “ObamaCare and Me.”


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Editorial by entertainer Pat Boone criticizes President Obama for not sufficiently acknowledging America’s Christian heritage.


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Letter to AARP from owners of Miller Farms Equine Transport explains their reasons for not renewing their memberships.


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Essay by J.D. Pendry criticizes foreign policy stances of Democratic politicians.


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Sherry Hackett penned a piece critical of President Obama entitled “We Noticed.”


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Letter to the editor by a Mississippi physician criticizes a patient’s lifestyle choices.


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Text reproduces speech delivered by Geert Wilders on the scenario of “America as the Last Man Standing.”


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Col. Allen B. West penned an essay about the “Tragedy at Ft. Hood.”


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Letter from nonagenarian World War II veteran criticizes President Obama.


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Attorney Michael Connelly penned an essay challenging the constitutionality of health care reform legislation.


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Chuck Green penned a column about Barack Obama’s being a “victim of Bush’s failed promises.”


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A Wall Street Journal editorial about Barack Obama’s Make-Believe Life was written by Eddie Sessions.


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Canadian Howard Galganov penned an “I Told You So” editorial about Barack Obama.


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U.S. News & World Report editor-in-chief Mortimer Zuckerman penned “The Fall of Barack Obama,” an editorial critical of President Obama.


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Opinion piece by Bill Cosby details political and social issues he’s tired of.


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Wayne Allyn Root wrote in an opinion piece that President Obama is “purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy.”


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Actor Jon Voight penned an open letter to President Obama.


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Newt Gingrich issued a statement condemning the building of the Cordoba House community center in Manhattan.


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High school principal’s speech to students and faculty at the beginning of a new school year.


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Bill Gates authored a list of ‘Rules Kids Won’t Learn in School.’


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The relative of a soldier serving in Iraq or an unnamed housewife penned the “I’ll care if …” polemic.


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Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus sent President Obama a letter correcting his reference to E pluribus unum as the U.S. national motto.


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Letter criticizes Alan Simpson for referring to Americans as “the greediest generation.”


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FOX News poll asks whether the “American flag should be banned in America.”


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Opinion piece by London Daily Telegraph editor criticizes President Obama’s handling of foreign policy.


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Dr. Walter Williams penned an opinion piece entitled “No Matter What,” about President Obama’a inevitable re-election.


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Transcript reproduces a speech given by Texas governor Rick Perry.


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Lloyd Marcus wrote an opinion piece entitled “A Black Man, The Progressive’s Perfect Trojan Horse.”


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Mychal Massie wrote an op-ed piece entitled “Nero in the White House.”


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Mychal Massie wrote an op-ed piece entitled “When Will Obama Crack in Public?”


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Thomas Sowell penned a letter to the editor of the Knoxville News-Sentinel about the Occupy Wall Street movement.


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Matt Patterson wrote “The Affirmative Action President,” an opinion piece critical of Barack Obama, for the Washington Post.


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Wayne Allyn Root opined that President Obama will lose his re-election bid in 2012 by a landslide.


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Donald Trump issued a pithy criticism of Obamacare.


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Opinion piece expresses columnist Charles Krauthammer‘s thoughts on Chief Justice John Roberts and the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare.


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Gen. David Petraeus authored an essay about the 0.45% of the population that has served in the Global War on Terror.


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Mychal Massie wrote an opinion piece entitled “Why I Do Not Like the Obamas.”


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Scott Paulson penned an opinion piece about the film 2016: Obama’s America for CBS Local.


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Steve Kroft of CBS’ 60 Minutes penned an article critical of George Soros.


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Editorial from the Prague newspaper Prager Zeitungon criticizes those who voted for Barack Obama.


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Actor Jamie Foxx referred to Barack Obama as “our lord and savior.”


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Letter from former Marine criticizes Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s gun control proposal.


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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard made a speech encouraging Muslims to leave Australia.


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Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller sent a letter to Vice President Biden stating that he would not enforce any “unconstitutional regulations” regarding gun rights.


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Text reproduces letter to the editor from a “proud Democrat.”


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Rabbi Steven Pruzansky penned an opinion piece about the 2012 U.S. presidential elections entitled “The Decline and Fall of the American Empire.”


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Letter from a disabled veteran criticizes George Bush and Dick Cheney over the Iraq War.


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Text reproduces letter from Bill Schoonover to members of Congress.


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Country singer Charlie Daniels authored an opinion piece about press coverage of the Paula Deen racial controversy.


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Frosty Wooldridge penned an opinion piece about the decline of Detroit.


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Text reproduces an open letter to Americans from Russian president Vladimir Putin.


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Letter to President Obama posted on Facebook thanks him for being ‘selfish’ and taking lavish vacations.


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Alabama mom’s Obamacare horror story gives America a glimpse of government run healthcare.


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A February 2013 speech by Russian president Vladimir Putin demanded that Muslim immigrants speak Russian and conform to Russian culture.


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Canadian Richard Brunt penned an open letter about America’s midterm elections.


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A dying black veteran named William G. Lillas spoke out on his deathbed about a number of issues in black culture.


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Former FBI agent K. Dee McCown published a critical open letter to Attorney General Eric Holder criticizing his handling of race-based issues.


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Dr. Emanuel Tanay authored an essay warning about the dangers of Islam.


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Former football coach Lou Holtz penned an essay about ‘Two Americas.”


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Maureen Scott published an editorial condemning President Obama.


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Kanye West said that he is not a fan of reading books.


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Macklemore has joined the terrorist group ISIS.


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James Earl Jones said that citizens need to carry guns because the world is a violent place.


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Rep. Joe Barton said “wind is a finite resource and harnessing it would slow the winds down, which would cause the temperature to go up.”


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Essay laments that the American dream ended with the re-election of Barack Obama.


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Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski criticized President Obama after winning a National Championship.


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Sen. Rand Paul said abortion is worse than the Holocaust because its victims are innocent.


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A classic Yogiism uttered by baseball player Yogi Berra explained the difference between practice and theory.


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CNN reporter Brooke Baldwin said that military veterans shouldn’t be hired because they can’t be trusted with authority.