Fact checks in America are a bad joke. Where exactly do you get “facts” in America? The government certainly isn’t credible, the press isn’t, politicians definitely aren’t and blind party followers only repeat the lies of politicians. The so called facts don’t even represent reality. How many people truly believe they are better off and heading in the right direction compared to 8 years ago? Obviously Trump is closer to fact than the fact checkers considering people vote according to how their personal life is going and Trump is winning. If everything was as AP fact checkers assert, the democrats would be unbeatable and Trump wouldn’t even be a factor. Maybe the real fact is that bubble people are clueless to reality and so have nothing to say worth listening to.
The real facts are deceiving don sounded like a little dic-
tater wannabe. Not much different from hitlary. The facts are the little trumpeteers don't believe anything unless it comes out of diddling dons mouth. The facts are we're screwed with either one of these candidates. I'll be writing in my candidate of choice. I don't vote for lying new York liberals.
 July 20, 2016 at 10:22am
“On the other we have impotent Republicans lacking any political courage or even motivation to effectively oppose suicidal leftist policy shifts.”
This is what’s killing America. The insane belief that only one party is bad while the other is just powerless. Republicans are not impotent, they are compliant. They only fake impotence to feed the illusion of choice to the voters. Republicans are just as dedicated to an authoritarian sacrificial collective focused on government as being “the greater good” that all must sacrifice for under the laughable assumption that humans cannot exist without big government. The fact is that government tends to grow more under republicans than democrats anyway. It’s not a gamble. A vote for either party is a vote for tyranny and the debt enslavement of our children. Why any decent human being would do such a thing is beyond me but I’ve also never met a party loyalist who was a decent human being. The Rs and Ds are no different than the Sunnis and Shiites who are devastating the middle east in their lust for power to impose their will on the other party. There are no “good guys”, it’s more like drug cartels fighting over turf. It doesn’t matter which cartel wins because the community suffers either way. People need to wake up.
If you don’t own a politician directly or control a few with lobbyists your a second class citizen. Without one of the two you are not represented at all in DC but will be expected to pay through the nose to pay for those who are. Voting, regardless of when or why, is completely irrelevant.
 July 14, 2016 at 6:37pm
If you have supported any infringement of rights through laws in your life then this is your fault. If you can’t stand up for the rights of others then no one will be there to help defend yours. The same goes for ALL rights, not just the right of self defense.
 July 11, 2016 at 6:58pm
Why? So they can say she is guilty but no one will prosecute her? Sounds like a useless waste of time. Probably better than having them pass useless legislation that they didn’t read and was written by lobbyists though. It’s obvious that justice is dead and the constitution equates to tp as long as Rs and Ds hold office. If we don’t dump them both soon we’ll be Greece at best and more likely Venezuela.
It's just the gop pretending to be important and tough. Notice they picked an object to focus on that they can't actually do anything about? They wouldn't want to actually have to risk anything.
They want to stay in power is the problem.
The interweb ID for everyone story that is floating may have them spoked....they are about to be very small fish at best....
A federal investigation has already proven to be a waste of time and resources. Even if they find evidence of law breaking they’ll simply recommend not to prosecute. At this point what difference does it make?
know: You're right. Today we have a new lexicon, "The Comey Method." Unless a suspect freely admits intent, we have to accept they made an innocent (or unsophisticated) mistake."
Never mind a rewrite of existing federal law. Don't question. Just obey!
 July 6, 2016 at 12:39pm
Integrity requires courage. Just look at the republican party. No courage and no integrity. It requires willful ignorance to believe there is any integrity in government anymore. No sense in waking up now though. The willful ignorant have already driven us off a cliff. Why wake up in time to experience the horror of free fall followed by deceleration trauma?
 July 6, 2016 at 12:08pm
Why would it matter if elections are rigged? Since everything thing else is obviously rigged, it’s hard to believe the elections are legitimate. It’s pretty obvious after this primary cycle that neither party wants to represent the voters. Why even waste the time and money on elections if the delegates are to vote for their favorites with no regard for the will of the voters? Why do people believe a party that doesn’t care about their primary votes would care about any other opinion of the peons? Voting R or D is voting to be ruled instead of represented. Can anyone name a ruled country that they would rather live in? So why keep voting to be ruled here?
You're assuming Americans actually think? Most Americans want to be ruled. Cradle to grave, they want to be cared for. Americans don't want real freedom, real freedom is hard work.
 July 4, 2016 at 1:57pm
” the plane ran off the runway in bad weather.” Sure blame the plane for the politicians poor judgement (“a Sunday evening pleasure flight despite the severe thunderstorm watch that was in effect for much of Oklahoma.”). Is this why politicians never get accused of ruining the country? It couldn’t be their poor judgement. It must be the fault of an inanimate object or some poor peasant with no power.
I’ve been a pilot since the 1980′s, a CDL truck driver since the 90's and a ship master since the early 2000′s and my experience has been that most people with opinions such as that stated, have absolutely no idea what goes into the operation of an aircraft. Every action in an aircraft is a calculated risk and there is no such thing as a standard flight. The world is not static, nor is it perfect. You will never gain experience by doing it right the first time and you will only learn the limit of your abilities by accidentally exceeding them at some point. How you handle that mistake will determine whether you get another lesson, or not. With the amount of information given in the article, it is simply not possible to make an informed opinion of what exactly occurred. As for his past history, there is not a pilot with a decade of experience that doesn’t have a couple or more scary stories and they will usually follow the telling of the story with what they learned from it. FWIW, I also live in Oklahoma VERY near where this happened and my wife saw it on the news long before the national news got hold of the story, she is also a pilot and neither of us have formed an opinion on exactly what happened, yet.
 July 4, 2016 at 12:29pm
The worst part of society are the control freaks. The republican and democrat voters who wish for the federal government to be a weapon to force their views on those who disagree. The states were never meant to be carbon copies of each other. They were meant to be as diverse as the people living in them. That’s why the federal government started out so small and limited. It was never meant to be a centralized power over the people. It was meant to provide defense, negotiate trade with foreign countries and enforce the constitution. The constitution was meant to limit government, not people. It has no authority over the individual. The laws meant to control our behavior were meant to be local and voluntary. Local to keep representatives accountable and voluntary because we’re supposed to be represented not ruled. The worst part of society is those who identify R or D. Remove them and the rest of us would get along just fine.
We must obey every law. every rule and every notion while our rulers do as they please. Rulers who are far more controlling and ruthless than England ever was. It’s not 19 freedoms it’s all freedoms and they’re not fraying they’re gone. This is the result of the two parties constant fight for more power and the evil doers who keep voting for them hoping to force their neighbors into agreeing with their views. It’s the result of trying to take freedom from each other instead of defending the rights of others. So in the end the evil control freaks, called the republican and democrat voters, will get what they deserve, tyranny. Unfortunately us independents are going to get the same thing. Apathy is a terrible defense.
 July 3, 2016 at 3:07pm
The product of the most expensive education system on earth. Anyone else feel short changed?
I think they should sure the universities for false advertising
They're feeling the bern now!
 July 3, 2016 at 2:58pm
The GOPs problem isn’t making a case for Trump. It’s making a case for themselves. Trumps rise is a direct result of republican broken promises, support of big government and lack of backbone. If the republican party was worth supporting Trump would have never even felt confident enough to run as one. In fact if the republican party had shown any respect for the constitution (through action not political speech) in the last decade Obama would have lost his second term and republicans would be defending the presidency now. The only way Trump would be a contender this year would be if he ran as a democrat against Hillary. It’s amazing how every single incumbent acts as though all the problems in this country aren’t their fault to begin with. Even more amazing is that people keep voting for these morons expecting one of them to fix it.
You do realize this is Cotton and not the establishment. He is far more principled and conservative that Trump. Sorry, if your feeling are hurt because a conservative can't find a reason to support Trump.
@know, many people are using the Constitution as an excuse not to vote for Trump. I too love the Constitution, where the laws of the land are spelled out. Unfortunately for us, Obamma and his thug administration have been using it for eight years as toilet paper. No one on our side hardly defends it, with the exception of a hand full like Senators Cotton, Cruz, Lee. The rest don't care. Federal judges have been appointed who don't give a rat's arse. Mr Trump will grow into the job and have a cabinet as well. What experience did Obummer have? And who's running the country? Valerie J.
Politics are no longer "what we can do for you" but "oh my god you can't let THEM win!" It's become so polarized that a philandering democrat from NY with a proven track record of bribery, property seizing, illegal immigrant hiring, tax avoiding, draft dodging, veteran hating liar not only became the republican choice but did it so easily.
 July 2, 2016 at 9:28am
“Reps. Discuss Benghazi Report in Scathing Weekly Republican Address”
So. First it’s hard to imagine anything the republicans do as being “scathing”. Second, anyone with a functioning brain cell already knows it’s just political posturing for the election and has nothing to do with justice, contempt for corruption or anything other than theater. Politics is Hollywood for the unattractive and WWF wrestling for the nonathletic all to distract us from the mess lobbyists and their puppets (politicians) are making of the country.
 July 1, 2016 at 9:48am
Trump seems to be trying to lose now. Is it because he finally realized the job he was applying for or has he been working with the Clintons all along? Remember people. There are more than 2 choices.
I'm just thankful I ran across the Constitution Party or I would be faced with Gary Johnson and be in a real quandary.
June 30, 2016 at 1:19pm
The first amendment says “Congress shall pass” for a reason. Since that reason and the meaning of “Congress shall pass” are completely ignored by both sides these days we have to waste valuable time and resources on issues that are beyond the powers of federal government. If the Rs and Ds hadn’t been working so hard over the last 100 years to expand the federal government from a representative and very limited entity into the ever expanding self serving bureaucracy it is today we wouldn’t have to be bothered with such non-issues. This is a result of the Rs and Ds lust for power and the ability to force their “morality” on to those who disagree with their philosophy. A situation, ironically enough, that the first amendment was specifically written to help prevent. Just more solid proof that our demise was certain the day the federalists won the argument and the founders saddled us with the tyranny of a federal government. Our only hope is that when the inevitable collapse comes(think Soviet Union) we rebuild the way the anti-federalists envisioned. They were right. You can’t stop tyranny if you plant the seed (federal government).
Technology has given a path to avoid much of the centralization of power typical with human governments. Not only is it now unnecessary for representatives to even be in the same state, but elections are also now largely not needed for selection of those representatives . Compensation could also be reduced,
 June 28, 2016 at 2:05am
“In short, let’s not let the dead bury the living,”
Says the guy supporting a government selling our great great grandchildren into debt slavery. Can anyone say hypocrite? It’s sad these people are allowed to say such things without being called on it.
 June 27, 2016 at 2:14pm
“I don’t believe that any document drafted in the 18th century can guide our behavior today,”
The constitution wasn’t written to guide our behavior. Its sole purpose is to limit government. Since government behavior hasn’t changed since the dawn of civilization, the constitution is as relevant today as it was the day it was signed by our founders. Maybe it would be easier to understand if we stopped changing the meaning of words to fit an agenda. Regardless of whether it’s the agenda of the right or the left.
 June 27, 2016 at 1:12pm
Is it hypocritical that liberals are willing to takes rights on the basis that “if it can save just one life it’s worth it” but are not willing to defend rights for the same reason?
 June 27, 2016 at 11:26am
That’s why the second amendment says “shall not be infringed”. The founders were well aware that government would never be happy with an inch when they know they can take a mile. Anyone starting to understand yet? If you can’t defend the rights of others then who will be there to defend yours? More importantly why would you deserve it? If the meaning of words is subjective, then words are meaningless and anything composed of words is worthless.