Matt Towery

Posted July 02, 2015

We have a royal class in America. They are those who trot around as if they were billionaires, with security, administrative staffs, special meals, wonderful trips -- and unspoken disdain for the rest of us.

Posted June 25, 2015

This is not the first time I've opined on the Confederate flag issue. But hopefully it is the last.

Posted June 18, 2015

In 2015, one Donald Trump is running for president. Most media commentators view him as a sideshow who has no chance. For Trump, it's about getting into the thick of the battle first, before he can think about winning it. So here's some advice to Trump and his talented team.

Posted June 11, 2015

Vice President Biden, I am considered a conservative columnist, and to most of your admirers I am thus "the enemy."

Posted June 04, 2015

It's not a major news story...yet. But trust me, the Democrats and the Federal Communications Commission that they control are ready to guarantee a defeat for Republicans in close U.S. Senate races in 2016 and in the battle for the White House.

Posted May 28, 2015

That's the real message, isn't it?

Posted May 13, 2015

In recent presidential primary cycles, the influence of Southern states -- with the exception of Florida, whose "Southern status" is perhaps more locational than anything else -- has been minimal.

Posted May 07, 2015

It's interesting and important to note that former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan's comment about a stock market potentially built upon "irrational exuberance" did not coincide with a drop in the markets.

Posted April 30, 2015

The late soul singer James Brown used to call himself the hardest-working man in showbiz. Now another Georgian, a U.S. senator, is proving to be the hardest-working man in his line of work.

Posted April 23, 2015

Every week I read stories about how the stock market is going to crash and our economy will soon melt down in a more dramatic manner than it did in late 2007. I generally dismiss these as just one person's opinion, backed up by convoluted assumptions.

Posted April 16, 2015

The "new" Hillary Clinton, branded "Hillary 2.0" by some political pundits, seems at first blush the same Hillary Clinton of Bill Clinton's presidency and of her unsuccessful 2008 presidential bid. But conservatives who bemoan the years of Barack Obama must carefully consider how they approach Ms. Clinton in 2016.

Posted April 16, 2015

The "new" Hillary Clinton, branded "Hillary 2.0" by some political pundits, seems at first blush the same Hillary Clinton of Bill Clinton's presidency and of her unsuccessful 2008 presidential bid. But conservatives who bemoan the years of Barack Obama must carefully consider how they approach Ms. Clinton in 2016.

Posted April 09, 2015

The famed Kentucky Derby will soon be upon us. As usual, it will be a colorful and fast race that could be won by a favorite or by an against-all-odds dark horse. It's ironic that the race is held in the same state in which U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, now a candidate for the presidency, resides.

Posted April 02, 2015

Corporate leaders and chambers of commerce are at war with those evangelical Christians who have decided to reassert themselves in the Republican political process. This war is eerily reminiscent of an earlier time when there was friction between the business wing of the GOP and Christian activists.

Posted March 26, 2015

In Dealing with Racism and Anti-Semitism, Coffee Cups Can't Replace Action.

Posted March 19, 2015

They say that all politics is local, and a new poll suggests that when it comes to trusting their TV news sources, Americans feel the same way.

Posted March 12, 2015

If you want to know why the stock market keeps rising and falling this year, it's all about "fear" that the Federal Reserve will finally raise the non-existent interest rate by 25 basis points sometime this summer. Trust me, if that's all Wall Street has to worry about, then they are doing fine.

Posted March 05, 2015

Conservatives are not fooled by floorshows and half-baked schemes designed to appease them. And if talk is cheap, then the words that have come from most Republicans in Congress must surely be discounted to less than $1.99.

Posted February 26, 2015

What a coincidence. In a matter of one week, numerous national newspapers decided to "profile" Columba Bush, wife of former Florida Governor and now all but certain presidential candidate Jeb Bush. Basically, they were all unnecessary, irrelevant and even downright silly stories.

Posted February 19, 2015

The old rule of thumb has been that dovish presidents were a big negative for the so-called "military industrial complex."