Articles by Thaddeus G. McCotter

“Dude, You’re in My Garage”: Why Socialism Blows

overlay_color=”” spacing=”yes” hover_type=”none” undefined=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” border_position=”all” padding=”50 0px 50px 0px” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ “It looks good on paper” is an timeless phrase used to describe an appealing abstract concept unworkable in practical application—or worse. To avoid wastes of time, money, and energy, in the real world the phrase is often heard and heeded. […]

Democratic Party Outreach: Faithful Catholics Need Not Apply

overlay_color=”” spacing=”yes” hover_type=”none” undefined=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” border_position=”all” padding=”50 0px 50px 0px” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ In the wake of President Trump’s election, the Democratic Party that nominated the first Roman Catholic for president, Al Smith, and elected the only Roman Catholic president, John F. Kennedy, has been trying to divine how best to restore its […]

Tackling the Statue Issue

overlay_color=”” spacing=”yes” hover_type=”none” undefined=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” border_position=”all” padding=”50 0px 50px 0px” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ In my youth, I played football at Catholic Central High School. I played both the offensive and defensive line.  As a defensive lineman, the goal was to search, destroy, and sack the quarterback; as an offensive lineman, the goal was […]

In Iceland, Where ‘Life is Grey,’ Eugenics Reigns

overlay_color=”” spacing=”yes” hover_type=”none” undefined=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” border_position=”all” padding=”50 0px 50px 0px” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ You might have missed an exceptional report on CBS News this week. The network dispatched its “On Assignment Team” of Julian Quinones, Arijeta Lajka and correspondent Elaine Quijano to far-flung Iceland, a nation of considerable news interest because “few countries […]

Steve Bannon, Superstar: Are You Really What They Say You Are?

overlay_color=”” spacing=”yes” hover_type=”none” undefined=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” border_position=”all” padding=”50 0px 50px 0px” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ Let’s face it: nothing pleases the Left more than Republican-on Republican-violence—especially when it aids the Regressive agenda. So, if you’ve discerned snickers and smirks amidst the latte-sipping social justice warriors patronizing the Starbucks you pass on your trek to 7-Eleven […]

Unmasking All Night and Leaking Every Day

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‘Boca Constrictor’ Has House Ethics Committee Tied in Knots

overlay_color=”” spacing=”yes” hover_type=”none” undefined=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” border_position=”all” padding=”50 0px 50px 0px” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ Generally, conservatives believe congressional Democrats do nothing constructive; thus, conservatives prefer congressional Democrats do nothing at all. The rationale is that, as it regards the fate of our free republic, the Left’s idle hands will do less damage in the […]

A Swing and a Miss with the Qatar Crisis

overlay_color=”” spacing=”yes” hover_type=”none” undefined=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” border_position=”all” padding=”50 0px 50px 0px” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ In baseball, a “cutter” is a fastball that darts away from the pitcher’s throwing hand as it nears home. The goal being to convince the batter the incoming cutter is a normal fastball until it is too late to adjust […]

Adam “Pathfinder” Schiff: Stalking the Kremlin or the Chupacabra?

overlay_color=”” spacing=”yes” hover_type=”none” undefined=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” border_position=”all” padding=”50 0px 50px 0px” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ My radio colleague John Batchelor has pegged U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-NY) as “the Pathfinder.” The reason being that, as ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Schiff has been most vocal and visible in trying to divine the truth […]

Of Baseball and Bloodshed in Our Chaotic Age

overlay_color=”” spacing=”yes” hover_type=”none” undefined=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” border_position=”all” padding=”50 0px 50px 0px” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ The annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity is a bipartisan, bicameral contest between Republican and Democratic teams. Each side diligently practices for weeks, but it is far from toil (though the aging athlete’s aching muscles indicate otherwise). For the participants, […]

A Dose of Clapper Down Under

overlay_color=”” spacing=”yes” hover_type=”none” undefined=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” border_position=”all” padding=”50 0px 50px 0px” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ The National Press Club of Australia recently had the misfortune to be subjected to a raw assessment about the dire state of affairs in America by the former Director of National Intelligence, Mr. James Clapper. Presently, we don’t know if […]