I grew up on the mean streets of the Internet, and for some reason, they made me a Front Page writer here. I'm also a Louisiana educator, freelance journalist, and most importantly a husband and father. Follow me on Twitter: @JoePCunningham


    You know what would work well for Democrats in 2014? Comparing impeachment talk to Trayvon Martin.

    Political division is certainly palpable, and it’s understandable that people would get a little hyperbolic in their rhetoric. Some of those people see the line between “Acceptable hyperbole” and “@#$% it” and decide the latter is clearly the best choice. In this instance, that person is someone, oddly enough, in the field of editorial journalism. Here is a piece detailing the fantasticly awful editorial cartoon | Read More »

    David Vitter (R-LA) Supports Common Core

    David Vitter, a Republican Senator from Louisiana, came out voicing strong support for Common Core education standards in a recent interview. In an interview taped for C-SPAN’s ‘Newsmakers,’ Vitter called Common Core “very strong, significant, positive standards.” He added that the state must make sure teachers are properly prepared to use the standards and must retain local control of curriculum. The comments come as Jindal | Read More »

    Common Core and Education Reform

    Part of what makes Common Core such a murky and bipartisan issue is the fact that we readily recognize something in our education system needs to change. As a resident of Louisiana, I know how bad it can get. I was born in Natchitoches (which is pronounced exactly as it looks like it should be – NACK-UH-TISH), which is in one of the lowest performing | Read More »

    Remember: #ItsTheLaw

    Remember when we were told by the Left told us the Affordable Care Act was the law? That they won and we lost? That the law was here to stay? We’ve now gone from “It’s the law” to “It’s a drafting error that shouldn’t be taken into consideration.” I’m referring to, as you’ve no doubt heard by now, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals gutting | Read More »

    Barbours unapologetic for racial tone of ads

    This piece at National Review has quite a few interesting things to note about the involvement of Haley Barbour’s political machine in Mississippi. The political-action committee that aired the ads raised eyebrows from the outset. For one thing, it had the same address, phone number, e-mail domain, and leader — the bishop Ronnie Crudup — as the Jackson-based New Horizon Church International. Crudup told Mississippi’s Clarion-Ledger earlier this month | Read More »

    The Borgia Presidency

    There was once a Cardinal of the Catholic Church named Rodrigo Borgia. His uncle was Pope Callixtus III, who bequeathed unto him the position of Cardinal. At the same time, Borgia was named Bishop of Valencia, an “inheritance” after his uncle had to vacate the position to sit in the Throne of St. Peter. Then, in 1492, he became Pope Alexander VI, defeating Giuliano della | Read More »

    The Further Weaponization of the United States Government

    Since at least before the 2012 re-election, and unbeknownst to Americans until fairly recently, the administration that currently runs the White House has been weaponizing various government agencies at a rate never before seen in U.S. history. The Internal Revenue Service was used to silence conservative groups. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was used to force social change, despite receiving zero complaints prior. I | Read More »

    August is never good, September could be worse

    August is when things happen in politics. Typically, it’s a scandal, and it hurts sitting presidents and their parties. Right now, the crisis at the southern border looks to be the next big thing about to really bubble over (it’s bad now, but reports of terrible diseases among the camps could make this a lot worse). It’s a terrible situation because the Democrats were banking | Read More »

    Clean House at the @NRSC

    It’s high time for something to be done about the group currently in charge at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. It is a group that is ineffective at best in securing the support necessary to gain and maintain Republican support for its candidates, and you need to look no further than this primary season to see the effects of that. Leon Wolf pointed out a | Read More »

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    Unpopular Opinion: Don’t support a Democrat Who Is Not Conservative over a Republican Who Is Not Conservative

    Right now, the Conservative Movement is at a Crossroads (no, not Karl Rove’s). On the one hand, we have made significant gains in races across the country. Our own Tea Party favorites, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, successfully filled the narrative void over the course of a summer and made Obamacare defunding not only a talking point, but made it more of a possibility than | Read More »

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