Politics, Moderate



Mollie Tibbetts' funeral doused outrage with compassion, and fiery voices stayed mum

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

There was a funeral service for Mollie Tibbetts on Sunday.

It's possible you missed it. Her name wasn't a trending topic on Twitter, as it was when news broke that the missing Iowa college student's body was found, and that the man charged with killing her might have entered the country illegally.

Sunday's service received few, if any, tweets ...Read more

Giuliani says, 'Truth isn't truth,' proving I have six-pack abs

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

I'll always remember where I was when I learned that truth isn't truth: on a luxurious white-sand beach in Bali rubbing suntan lotion on my six-pack abs, flanked by my four Pulitzer Prize statues and the mobile Dairy Queen that accompanies me everywhere.

It's the truth.

Or is it?

All I know is that on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, I ...Read more

GOP strategist grinds Trump into hamburger in new book, 'Everything Trump Touches Dies'

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

Under the rules of present-day political engagement -- partisan orthodoxy or bust, us vs. them, my side is always right and your side is always wrong -- I shouldn't like Rick Wilson.

He's a longtime Republican strategist and the architect of all manner of knives-out campaign ads, including one particularly vicious spot from the 2008 ...Read more

NRA sues Seattle over dangerously sensible gun-storage ordinance

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

Like most gun enthusiasts, I've had it with the so-called government trying to take away my constitutional right to keep perfectly safe and highly lethal firearms wherever I want.

That's why I cheered and went around high-fiving all my guns -- one on the mantle, one under the couch, two on the kitchen table and seven others in undisclosed ...Read more

An apology to Putin: Sorry I ruined U.S./Russia relations with my 'foolishness'

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

I would like to apologize to the people of Russia, and in particular to President Vladimir Putin, for being foolish and stupid.

It is clearly my fault that America's relationship with Russia is so bad and, as a known purveyor of foolishness and stupidity, I have to acknowledge that the buck stops here. I'm really sorry.

My complicity in the ...Read more

Summer road trip, America, 2018: Who, exactly, lives in a bubble?

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

CODY, Wyo. -- William "Buffalo Bill" Cody was slick at the con game -- his theatrical wild-West life based on a string of tall tales and hefty embellishments -- so I imagine he would've admired the Myth of the Bubble.

That's the idea that Donald Trump became president in part because big-city liberals like me refused to step outside our urban ...Read more

Saying 'This is not who we are' is meaningless

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

America is now openly hostile to Muslim immigrants. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Our country's stance has been rendered clear: If you're Muslim, you're not welcome here. Period.

I don't want that to be the case. I condemn that stance as fundamentally un-American.

But I'm no longer going to parrot the oft-tweeted line that has become ...Read more


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