AuthorTravis Hale

Wanting Heroic Courage, Needing a President


“No, you can’t wear your Power Rangers suit to kindergarten,” I reasoned with our five-year-old son. “I know it makes you a samurai but your teacher just won’t allow it,” I shouted behind him as he stomped toward his room. A parents’ struggle between needs and wants this time of year is real. The kids need new shoes, a few pairs of (old looking) new jeans and a handful of...

Sympathy For Ann Coulter


Ann Coulter has long been one of the right’s most controversial, yet effective, provocateurs. She was also one of the first to recognize what so many of us missed—that Donald Trump’s third-grade grasp of the English language could somehow effectively convey to his supporters promises of his own greatness that they so wanted to hear. He was the only one that could make their lives better. The...

Mel Gibson’s Quiet Quest for Redemption


Mel Gibson will take your second chance, whether you want to give it to him or not. He’s an accomplished Hollywood actor, responsible for enduring characters like the iconic Mad Max, “Lethal Weapon’s,” troubled Martin Riggs and his unforgettable performance in “Braveheart,” as William Wallace. When he sits on the opposite side of the camera, Gibson has directed...

Donald Trump Is Forcing Barbra Streisand To Gorge On Pancakes


Lost in the weekend’s whirlwind news cycle—where the sitting president of the United States essentially implicated a former president in the commission of felonious activities—is the deleterious impact said sitting president is having on the health and well-being of a washed-up actress, singer and avid supporter of Hillary Clinton. In short, Donald Trump’s actions, primarily via Twitter, are...

Is Laura Ingraham Having Second Thoughts About Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee?


Long before she was a successful radio host, author and Editor-In-Chief of the conservative website LifeZette, Laura Ingraham clerked for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In 2007, she described to Bill O’Reilly on The O’Reilly Factor the impact Justice Thomas has had on her personally and professionally. “I think a lot of us who’ve gone through really dark moments in...

Snake Bites Governor


Chris Christie should’ve seen it coming. At various moments during his seemingly never-ending campaign, Donald Trump could sense his audience getting bored. It was during those times that he’d employ two tricks to get them to reengage: Often, he’d talk about building his beautiful, southern wall and then ask the crowd who would pay for it. MEXICO! they’d yell, gleefully (as an aside I’ve always...

Senator Sasse Uses a Potato Phone


Anxiety and anticipation is heavy in the air these days. Yesterday, for better or worse, our country and the world was forever changed when Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. There is much to be anxious about. But on this historic weekend, there is a more pressing concern for those of us still clinging to a hope for a more conservative America. One of our...

Trump, Bush and the Meaning of Sacrifice


“Sacrifice,” is a word whose meaning has been watered down over time, particularly when considering the personal sacrifices our leaders have made in defense of, or in allegiance to, this wonderful country of ours. Consider our 41st president, George Herbert Walker Bush. Over the weekend, President Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital for complications resulting from pneumonia. Sadly...

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