Donald Trump is only part of the Republican Party's long-term problems http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160623/donald-trump-is-only-part-of-republican-partys-long-term-problems?rssfeed=true Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:51:52 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160623/donald-trump-is-only-part-of-republican-partys-long-term-problems The U.S. Senate is fundamentally undemocratic http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160622/us-senate-is-fundamentally-undemocratic?rssfeed=true Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:28:15 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160622/us-senate-is-fundamentally-undemocratic How do gun nuts control the GOP? The answer is simple http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160621/how-do-gun-nuts-control-gop-answer-is-simple?rssfeed=true Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:28:43 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160621/how-do-gun-nuts-control-gop-answer-is-simple Fanatical devotion to your hometown pro sports teams is weird http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160620/fanatical-devotion-to-your-hometown-pro-sports-teams-is-weird?rssfeed=true Mon, 20 Jun 2016 23:56:45 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160620/fanatical-devotion-to-your-hometown-pro-sports-teams-is-weird If you don't see that Trump is finished, you're more delusional than he is http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160617/if-you-dont-see-that-trump-is-finished-youre-more-delusional-than-he-is?rssfeed=true Fri, 17 Jun 2016 20:37:52 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160617/if-you-dont-see-that-trump-is-finished-youre-more-delusional-than-he-is No, guns will not be allowed at the Republican Convention http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160616/no-guns-will-not-be-allowed-at-republican-convention?rssfeed=true Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:01:00 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160616/no-guns-will-not-be-allowed-at-republican-convention Trump has a sleazy habit of quoting what 'a lot of people are saying' http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160615/trump-has-sleazy-habit-of-quoting-what-lot-of-people-are-saying?rssfeed=true Wed, 15 Jun 2016 20:29:27 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160615/trump-has-sleazy-habit-of-quoting-what-lot-of-people-are-saying Are you a real American? A typical American? An average American? http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160614/are-you-real-american-typical-american-average-american?rssfeed=true Tue, 14 Jun 2016 23:28:41 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160614/are-you-real-american-typical-american-average-american Did Orlando shooter have his own gay urges? http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160613/did-orlando-shooter-have-his-own-gay-urges?rssfeed=true Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:03:45 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160613/did-orlando-shooter-have-his-own-gay-urges Liberals who want so much to hate Hillary face difficult challenges http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160610/liberals-who-want-so-much-to-hate-hillary-face-difficult-challenges?rssfeed=true Sat, 11 Jun 2016 00:43:36 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160610/liberals-who-want-so-much-to-hate-hillary-face-difficult-challenges Mark Kirk's dissing of Donald Trump won't likely help him at the ballot box http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160609/mark-kirks-dissing-of-donald-trump-wont-likely-help-him-at-ballot-box?rssfeed=true Thu, 09 Jun 2016 21:33:18 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160609/mark-kirks-dissing-of-donald-trump-wont-likely-help-him-at-ballot-box Rule-or-ruin Berniacs should go away and come back when they grow up http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160608/rule-or-ruin-berniacs-should-go-away-and-come-back-when-they-grow-up?rssfeed=true Wed, 08 Jun 2016 23:01:52 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160608/rule-or-ruin-berniacs-should-go-away-and-come-back-when-they-grow-up Muhammad Ali's greatest legacy was his courage outside the ring http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160607/muhammad-alis-greatest-legacy-was-his-courage-outside-ring?rssfeed=true Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:52:42 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160607/muhammad-alis-greatest-legacy-was-his-courage-outside-ring It's not likely that you live in a normal American city or town http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160606/its-not-likely-that-you-live-in-normal-american-city-or-town?rssfeed=true Mon, 06 Jun 2016 20:44:45 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160606/its-not-likely-that-you-live-in-normal-american-city-or-town Dear Speaker Ryan http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160603/dear-speaker-ryan?rssfeed=true Fri, 03 Jun 2016 22:03:08 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160603/dear-speaker-ryan Don't tell me Bernie would do better against Trump than Hillary would http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160602/dont-tell-me-bernie-would-do-better-against-trump-than-hillary-would?rssfeed=true Thu, 02 Jun 2016 19:59:39 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160602/dont-tell-me-bernie-would-do-better-against-trump-than-hillary-would Hunch: Trump will quit the race if he thinks he'll lose by a wide margin http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160601/hunch-trump-will-quit-race-if-he-thinks-hell-lose-by-wide-margin?rssfeed=true Wed, 01 Jun 2016 22:11:03 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160601/hunch-trump-will-quit-race-if-he-thinks-hell-lose-by-wide-margin Let me remind you that illegal immigration is not a crime http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160531/let-me-remind-you-that-illegal-immigration-is-not-crime?rssfeed=true Tue, 31 May 2016 20:55:54 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160531/let-me-remind-you-that-illegal-immigration-is-not-crime No more chants! No more chants! http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160527/no-more-chants-no-more-chants?rssfeed=true Fri, 27 May 2016 22:30:22 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160527/no-more-chants-no-more-chants Basically, global warming and climate change are cause and effect http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160526/basically-global-warming-and-climate-change-are-cause-and-effect?rssfeed=true Thu, 26 May 2016 20:05:10 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160526/basically-global-warming-and-climate-change-are-cause-and-effect Early advice on how to deal with Black Friday shopping problem http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160525/early-advice-on-how-to-deal-with-black-friday-shopping-problem?rssfeed=true Wed, 25 May 2016 21:39:46 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160525/early-advice-on-how-to-deal-with-black-friday-shopping-problem Popular stereotypes of Republicans and Democrats often are wrong http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160524/popular-stereotypes-of-republicans-and-democrats-often-are-wrong?rssfeed=true Tue, 24 May 2016 19:33:39 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160524/popular-stereotypes-of-republicans-and-democrats-often-are-wrong Democrats and Republicans are not equally paying attention to election campaign http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160523/democrats-and-republicans-are-not-equally-paying-attention-to-election-campaign?rssfeed=true Mon, 23 May 2016 19:40:28 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160523/democrats-and-republicans-are-not-equally-paying-attention-to-election-campaign Again, let me reassure you that Hillary will defeat Trump http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160520/again-let-me-reassure-you-that-hillary-will-defeat-trump?rssfeed=true Fri, 20 May 2016 22:25:34 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160520/again-let-me-reassure-you-that-hillary-will-defeat-trump The Olympics have become a festival of disgrace http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160519/olympics-have-become-festival-of-disgrace?rssfeed=true Thu, 19 May 2016 21:18:30 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160519/olympics-have-become-festival-of-disgrace Politics is an especially tricky business in this age of short attention spans http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160518/politics-is-especially-tricky-business-in-this-age-of-short-attention-spans?rssfeed=true Thu, 19 May 2016 00:14:42 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160518/politics-is-especially-tricky-business-in-this-age-of-short-attention-spans Trump's ugly rhetoric encourages bigots all over the world http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160517/trumps-ugly-rhetoric-encourages-bigots-all-over-world?rssfeed=true Tue, 17 May 2016 21:04:34 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160517/trumps-ugly-rhetoric-encourages-bigots-all-over-world The pessimism peddled by politicians and the media is mostly bogus http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160516/pessimism-peddled-by-politicians-and-media-is-mostly-bogus?rssfeed=true Mon, 16 May 2016 18:16:37 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160516/pessimism-peddled-by-politicians-and-media-is-mostly-bogus Americans who spew hatred of Muslims are aiding the cause of terrorism http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160513/americans-who-spew-hatred-of-muslims-are-aiding-cause-of-terrorism?rssfeed=true Fri, 13 May 2016 23:26:40 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160513/americans-who-spew-hatred-of-muslims-are-aiding-cause-of-terrorism Bernie's failure to renounce the neo-brownshirts among his followers is shameful http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160512/bernies-failure-to-renounce-neo-brownshirts-among-his-followers-is-shameful?rssfeed=true Thu, 12 May 2016 22:12:07 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160512/bernies-failure-to-renounce-neo-brownshirts-among-his-followers-is-shameful Sarah Palin's vow to help chase Paul Ryan from office is politically foolish http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160511/sarah-palins-vow-to-help-chase-paul-ryan-from-office-is-politically-foolish?rssfeed=true Wed, 11 May 2016 22:57:28 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160511/sarah-palins-vow-to-help-chase-paul-ryan-from-office-is-politically-foolish Call me a Cub fan, if you'd like, but don't say I'm part of a fan base http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160510/call-me-cub-fan-if-youd-like-but-dont-say-im-part-of-fan-base?rssfeed=true Tue, 10 May 2016 19:56:24 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160510/call-me-cub-fan-if-youd-like-but-dont-say-im-part-of-fan-base Trump tries to play on unreasonable fears among gun enthusiasts http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160509/trump-tries-to-play-on-unreasonable-fears-among-gun-enthusiasts?rssfeed=true Mon, 09 May 2016 21:00:18 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160509/trump-tries-to-play-on-unreasonable-fears-among-gun-enthusiasts All government spending is redistribution of wealth http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160506/all-government-spending-is-redistribution-of-wealth?rssfeed=true Fri, 06 May 2016 23:41:56 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160506/all-government-spending-is-redistribution-of-wealth Republican politicians tend to avoid the dreaded C-word at all costs http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160505/republican-politicians-tend-to-avoid-dreaded-c-word-at-all-costs?rssfeed=true Thu, 05 May 2016 21:02:59 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160505/republican-politicians-tend-to-avoid-dreaded-c-word-at-all-costs The modern-day Senate filibuster would offend the Founding Fathers http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160504/modern-day-senate-filibuster-would-offend-founding-fathers?rssfeed=true Wed, 04 May 2016 19:57:40 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160504/modern-day-senate-filibuster-would-offend-founding-fathers Phony Lincoln quotations never go away http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160503/phony-lincoln-quotations-never-go-away?rssfeed=true Tue, 03 May 2016 18:16:23 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160503/phony-lincoln-quotations-never-go-away Let's not ever forget the greatness of Jane Addams http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160502/lets-not-ever-forget-greatness-of-jane-addams?rssfeed=true Mon, 02 May 2016 16:26:50 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160502/lets-not-ever-forget-greatness-of-jane-addams Peggy Noonan says Donald Trump's greatest strength is his devout patriotism http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160429/peggy-noonan-says-donald-trumps-greatest-strength-is-his-devout-patriotism?rssfeed=true Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:47:52 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160429/peggy-noonan-says-donald-trumps-greatest-strength-is-his-devout-patriotism There aren't enough ill-informed white men in America to make Trump president http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160428/there-arent-enough-ill-informed-white-men-in-america-to-make-trump-president?rssfeed=true Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:51:14 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160428/there-arent-enough-ill-informed-white-men-in-america-to-make-trump-president Let's be clear about the crime for which Dennis Hastert has been sentenced to prison http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160427/lets-be-clear-about-crime-for-which-dennis-hastert-has-been-sentenced-to-prison?rssfeed=true Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:33:23 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160427/lets-be-clear-about-crime-for-which-dennis-hastert-has-been-sentenced-to-prison Admit it, political correctness has achieved a few welcome successes http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160426/admit-it-political-correctness-has-achieved-few-welcome-successes?rssfeed=true Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:35:52 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160426/admit-it-political-correctness-has-achieved-few-welcome-successes Why do we put millions of Americans in jail just for being poor? http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160425/why-do-we-put-millions-of-americans-in-jail-just-for-being-poor?rssfeed=true Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:26:22 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160425/why-do-we-put-millions-of-americans-in-jail-just-for-being-poor The rock 'n' roll generation is getting pretty old http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160421/rock-n-roll-generation-is-getting-pretty-old?rssfeed=true Fri, 22 Apr 2016 00:55:24 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160421/rock-n-roll-generation-is-getting-pretty-old Much of our world is ruled by laws of probability http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160420/much-of-our-world-is-ruled-by-laws-of-probability?rssfeed=true Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:45:36 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160420/much-of-our-world-is-ruled-by-laws-of-probability Ted Cruz seems to think states should have a right to ban interracial marriage http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160419/ted-cruz-seems-to-think-states-should-have-right-to-ban-interracial-marriage?rssfeed=true Tue, 19 Apr 2016 20:03:47 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160419/ted-cruz-seems-to-think-states-should-have-right-to-ban-interracial-marriage Even if only gradually, political loyalties in America are constantly shifting http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160418/even-if-only-gradually-political-loyalties-in-america-are-constantly-shifting?rssfeed=true Mon, 18 Apr 2016 23:45:49 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160418/even-if-only-gradually-political-loyalties-in-america-are-constantly-shifting Democrats should prefer Trump over Cruz as the GOP nominee http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160415/democrats-should-prefer-trump-over-cruz-as-gop-nominee?rssfeed=true Fri, 15 Apr 2016 19:58:49 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160415/democrats-should-prefer-trump-over-cruz-as-gop-nominee A history lesson for some headstrong supporters of Bernie Sanders http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160414/history-lesson-for-some-headstrong-supporters-of-bernie-sanders?rssfeed=true Thu, 14 Apr 2016 20:48:06 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160414/history-lesson-for-some-headstrong-supporters-of-bernie-sanders The myth of three co-equal branches of government arises again http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160413/myth-of-three-co-equal-branches-of-government-arises-again?rssfeed=true Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:43:03 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160413/myth-of-three-co-equal-branches-of-government-arises-again Republican disdain for science is hurting America http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160412/republican-disdain-for-science-is-hurting-america?rssfeed=true Tue, 12 Apr 2016 23:47:13 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160412/republican-disdain-for-science-is-hurting-america Coincidence? Far-right tilt of Republican Party began when I reached voting age http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160411/coincidence-far-right-tilt-of-republican-party-began-when-i-reached-voting-age?rssfeed=true Mon, 11 Apr 2016 20:32:56 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160411/coincidence-far-right-tilt-of-republican-party-began-when-i-reached-voting-age Would you accept money to permanently forfeit your right to vote? http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160408/would-you-accept-money-to-permanently-forfeit-your-right-to-vote?rssfeed=true Sat, 09 Apr 2016 01:27:43 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160408/would-you-accept-money-to-permanently-forfeit-your-right-to-vote Here's why no Republican will ever be my commander-in-chief http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160407/heres-why-no-republican-will-ever-be-my-commander-in-chief?rssfeed=true Thu, 07 Apr 2016 23:52:06 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160407/heres-why-no-republican-will-ever-be-my-commander-in-chief Corporate America has become a great champion of gay rights http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160406/corporate-america-has-become-great-champion-of-gay-rights?rssfeed=true Wed, 06 Apr 2016 20:11:43 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160406/corporate-america-has-become-great-champion-of-gay-rights Trump and Cruz make Obama look like an honoree on Mount Rushmore http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160405/trump-and-cruz-make-obama-look-like-honoree-on-mount-rushmore?rssfeed=true Wed, 06 Apr 2016 01:39:14 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160405/trump-and-cruz-make-obama-look-like-honoree-on-mount-rushmore It's disorienting to see the Cubs favored to win it all this year http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160404/its-disorienting-to-see-cubs-favored-to-win-it-all-this-year?rssfeed=true Mon, 04 Apr 2016 21:40:25 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160404/its-disorienting-to-see-cubs-favored-to-win-it-all-this-year Why aren't GOP bigwigs fighting for open-carry rights at their convention? http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160401/why-arent-gop-bigwigs-fighting-for-open-carry-rights-at-their-convention?rssfeed=true Fri, 01 Apr 2016 20:34:37 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160401/why-arent-gop-bigwigs-fighting-for-open-carry-rights-at-their-convention It seems unlikely that Hillary will be indicted in email probe http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160331/it-seems-unlikely-that-hillary-will-be-indicted-in-email-probe?rssfeed=true Thu, 31 Mar 2016 23:29:04 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160331/it-seems-unlikely-that-hillary-will-be-indicted-in-email-probe Mother Angelica, Franciscan nun and media mogul, dies at age 92 http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160330/mother-angelica-franciscan-nun-and-media-mogul-dies-at-age-92?rssfeed=true Wed, 30 Mar 2016 23:31:52 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160330/mother-angelica-franciscan-nun-and-media-mogul-dies-at-age-92 Protest in Janesville on eve of Trump rally was idiotic http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160329/protest-in-janesville-on-eve-of-trump-rally-was-idiotic?rssfeed=true Tue, 29 Mar 2016 20:48:23 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160329/protest-in-janesville-on-eve-of-trump-rally-was-idiotic Was Georgia guv's veto of anti-LGBT bill a case of blackmail? http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160328/was-georgia-guvs-veto-of-anti-lgbt-bill-case-of-blackmail?rssfeed=true Tue, 29 Mar 2016 01:15:57 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160328/was-georgia-guvs-veto-of-anti-lgbt-bill-case-of-blackmail Why don't Americans fear bathtubs more than terrorism? http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160325/why-dont-americans-fear-bathtubs-more-than-terrorism?rssfeed=true Fri, 25 Mar 2016 21:40:54 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160325/why-dont-americans-fear-bathtubs-more-than-terrorism Remember when Reagan laid a wreath in a cemetery where Nazi troops are buried? http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160324/remember-when-reagan-laid-wreath-in-cemetery-where-nazi-troops-are-buried?rssfeed=true Thu, 24 Mar 2016 19:25:18 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160324/remember-when-reagan-laid-wreath-in-cemetery-where-nazi-troops-are-buried America's alarm over terrorism has a pro-Western and pro-Christian bias http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160323/americas-alarm-over-terrorism-has-pro-western-and-pro-christian-bias?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Mar 2016 20:10:10 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160323/americas-alarm-over-terrorism-has-pro-western-and-pro-christian-bias Does Ted Cruz want to turn my neighborhood into a police state? http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160322/does-ted-cruz-want-to-turn-my-neighborhood-into-police-state?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Mar 2016 22:52:04 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160322/does-ted-cruz-want-to-turn-my-neighborhood-into-police-state What will become of Donald Trump's supporters when he loses? http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160321/what-will-become-of-donald-trumps-supporters-when-he-loses?rssfeed=true Mon, 21 Mar 2016 20:05:58 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160321/what-will-become-of-donald-trumps-supporters-when-he-loses Republicans are the Daddy Party? Not so, it seems http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160318/republicans-are-daddy-party-not-so-it-seems?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Mar 2016 23:02:12 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160318/republicans-are-daddy-party-not-so-it-seems Senate Repubs want to consider a court pick made by Trump or Hillary, not Obama? http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160317/senate-repubs-want-to-consider-court-pick-made-by-trump-or-hillary-not-obama?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Mar 2016 20:18:10 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160317/senate-repubs-want-to-consider-court-pick-made-by-trump-or-hillary-not-obama Let's not forget the programmed disdain for Obama that began Rubio's downfall http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160316/lets-not-forget-programmed-disdain-for-obama-that-began-rubios-downfall?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Mar 2016 21:27:57 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160316/lets-not-forget-programmed-disdain-for-obama-that-began-rubios-downfall Why the media silence about the shutdown of Christian churches? http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160315/why-media-silence-about-shutdown-of-christian-churches?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Mar 2016 22:40:37 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160315/why-media-silence-about-shutdown-of-christian-churches It's OK with me if Trump wins the GOP nomination " and OK if he doesn't http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160314/its-ok-with-me-if-trump-wins-gop-nomination--and-ok-if-he-doesnt?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:43:53 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160314/its-ok-with-me-if-trump-wins-gop-nomination--and-ok-if-he-doesnt Is there a cure for conservative amnesia? http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160311/is-there-cure-for-conservative-amnesia?rssfeed=true Sat, 12 Mar 2016 00:44:10 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160311/is-there-cure-for-conservative-amnesia On second thought, I was wrong to cheer Rubio's attacks on Trump http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160310/on-second-thought-i-was-wrong-to-cheer-rubios-attacks-on-trump?rssfeed=true Thu, 10 Mar 2016 22:05:48 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160310/on-second-thought-i-was-wrong-to-cheer-rubios-attacks-on-trump Bernie's upset win in Michigan is not the death knell for the polling business http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160309/bernies-upset-win-in-michigan-is-not-death-knell-for-polling-business?rssfeed=true Wed, 09 Mar 2016 22:10:18 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160309/bernies-upset-win-in-michigan-is-not-death-knell-for-polling-business Debunking political falsehoods about working-class whites http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160308/debunking-political-falsehoods-about-working-class-whites?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Mar 2016 22:11:05 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160308/debunking-political-falsehoods-about-working-class-whites Relax! Donald Trump will never be elected president http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160307/BLOGS/303079931/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 07 Mar 2016 21:02:10 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160307/BLOGS/303079931/-1/blogs01 Many millions of voting-age Americans will shun the ballot box in November http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160304/BLOGS/303049888/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 05 Mar 2016 03:11:00 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160304/BLOGS/303049888/-1/blogs01 Can Ryan and McConnell rid GOP of dog-whistle racism? http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160303/BLOGS/303039940/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 03 Mar 2016 17:46:50 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160303/BLOGS/303039940/-1/blogs01 Hillary vs. the un-Obama in November? http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160302/BLOGS/303029941/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Wed, 02 Mar 2016 19:58:28 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160302/BLOGS/303029941/-1/blogs01 Trump and his fans seem to think Congress doesn't exist http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160229/BLOGS/302299889/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 01 Mar 2016 01:05:33 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160229/BLOGS/302299889/-1/blogs01 At long last, Rubio has found an effective theme with which to attack Trump http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160226/BLOGS/302269924/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Fri, 26 Feb 2016 22:21:26 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160226/BLOGS/302269924/-1/blogs01 No matter the ugly rhetoric aimed at him, Obama's approval rating is not so bad http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160225/BLOGS/302259920/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 25 Feb 2016 21:56:56 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160225/BLOGS/302259920/-1/blogs01 Scalia once sided with an avowed communist who had burned an American flag http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160224/BLOGS/302249899/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 25 Feb 2016 00:35:43 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160224/BLOGS/302249899/-1/blogs01 Will November election bring a lot of party-switching? http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160223/BLOGS/302239916/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 23 Feb 2016 21:41:25 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160223/BLOGS/302239916/-1/blogs01 Republicans are busy paving a road to Opposite World http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160222/BLOGS/302229908/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 23 Feb 2016 02:22:51 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160222/BLOGS/302229908/-1/blogs01 Like Reagan, Scalia is a mythical right-wing saint http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160219/BLOGS/302199908/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 20 Feb 2016 01:37:31 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160219/BLOGS/302199908/-1/blogs01 A terrible idea that just won't go away http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160218/BLOGS/302189911/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 18 Feb 2016 21:12:54 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160218/BLOGS/302189911/-1/blogs01 Just asking: Was George W. Bush president during the attacks of 9/11? http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160217/BLOGS/302179954/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Wed, 17 Feb 2016 20:09:20 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160217/BLOGS/302179954/-1/blogs01 Prize for dumbest argument yet in Supreme Court controversy goes to. http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160216/BLOGS/302169900/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Wed, 17 Feb 2016 03:45:19 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160216/BLOGS/302169900/-1/blogs01 News media sometimes are careless in providing so-called balanced views http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160215/BLOGS/302159930/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 16 Feb 2016 00:34:36 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160215/BLOGS/302159930/-1/blogs01 Scalia laid the groundwork for legalizing gay marriage http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160214/BLOGS/302149958/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sun, 14 Feb 2016 22:06:43 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160214/BLOGS/302149958/-1/blogs01 Will it be an election battle between two angry senior citizens born in New York City? http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160212/BLOGS/302129916/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:53:15 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160212/BLOGS/302129916/-1/blogs01 Here's why I'm beginning to lean toward Bernie http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160210/BLOGS/302109877/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:52:11 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160210/BLOGS/302109877/-1/blogs01 Rubio's now-infamous repetition wasn't as crazy as what he was saying http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160209/BLOGS/302099910/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:34:43 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160209/BLOGS/302099910/-1/blogs01 Mainstream media failing badly in coverage of presidential campaign http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160208/BLOGS/302089943/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:01:28 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20160208/BLOGS/302089943/-1/blogs01 Whatever happened to the Republican Party's social liberals? http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160205/whatever-happened-to-republican-partys-social-liberals?rssfeed=true Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:48:11 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160205/whatever-happened-to-republican-partys-social-liberals If you could choose a non-candidate to serve as president, whom would it be? http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160204/if-you-could-choose-non-candidate-to-serve-as-president-whom-would-it-be?rssfeed=true Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:52:48 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160204/if-you-could-choose-non-candidate-to-serve-as-president-whom-would-it-be America's worst political forecaster says Ted Cruz likely will win the White House http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160203/americas-worst-political-forecaster-says-ted-cruz-likely-will-win-white-house?rssfeed=true Wed, 03 Feb 2016 23:54:55 +0000 Pat Cunningham http://www.news-star.com/blogs/20160203/americas-worst-political-forecaster-says-ted-cruz-likely-will-win-white-house