Matt Towery

Posted May 29, 2014

It came one day after our national holiday devoted to remembering those who lost their lives defending America. The broadening and apparently national scandal surrounding shoddy and negligent treatment of veterans in desperate need of health care from a government agency charged with providing it to them just officially rose to a potentially criminal level.

Posted May 15, 2014

The national media continue to tout Georgia's soon-to-be-open U.S. Senate seat as one of just a few "swing" states that could end up going Democrat in a year that otherwise seems to look great for the GOP nationally.

Posted May 08, 2014

It's happened again. Another conservative African-American leader with the "taint" of a GOP past is invited to speak to a university.

Posted May 01, 2014

It's hard to believe it, but our post-2008 economic meltdown financial markets applaud mediocre financial numbers and a so-called recovery that has left many Americans holding their breath over the future value of their home and the stability of their job -- if they even have one.

Posted April 24, 2014

Polling numbers and political maneuverings are increasingly confirming what I first reported months ago. The tea party movement is no longer the large dominant force in the GOP that it was in 2010 or even 2012.

Posted April 17, 2014

Increasingly, Americans fear their government. They fear its power, its might and its ability to ruin their lives.

Posted April 10, 2014

In recent years, the Republican Party has increasingly been described as a shrinking entity dominated by angry white males and southerners. But the problem for the Democrats is that Southern states will likely determine control of the U.S. Senate in this year's elections.

Posted April 04, 2014

It occurs usually in late October and is billed as "The World's Largest Cocktail Party." The annual contest between two college football titans, the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the University of Florida Gators, in Jacksonville often overshadows other late season college contests.

Posted March 27, 2014

For those who follow politicians, political pundits and the media, it seems as we head into the more intense portion of this election year, that a few aspects of the "game" we call politics and the coverage of it be exposed. So here is the truth about politics in 2014 and how it is reported, analyzed, twisted, contorted and created.

Posted March 20, 2014

It's a comparison too obvious to pass up. We all remember the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield, best known for exclaiming, "I get no respect," as he tugged at his collar and bulged his eyes to a laughing audience.

Posted March 13, 2014

Alex Sink was the dream candidate for Democrats in a special Congressional election set in a swing district in Florida.

Posted March 06, 2014

As one of the first to chronicle and applaud its rise, I am not ready to pronounce the death of the tea party movement. But there are plenty of reasons to believe that what was a concerted and focused force in politics is becoming more that of a less focused and more diffused effort.

Posted February 28, 2014

If anyone believes that this nation is truly left of center, they should consider a new poll coming from the usually administration-friendly CBS News. Their polling unit reports that a majority of Americans are disappointed in President Obama and give him lousy ratings for his handling foreign policy and the economy.

Posted February 20, 2014

Few columnists have railed against the GOP "establishment," aka the "silk underwear crowd," more than I.

Posted February 13, 2014

Oh, such heresy, a "conservative columnist" daring to suggest supporting Hillary Clinton. Well, think again.

Posted February 06, 2014

We've been waiting for this moment to arrive for some time. Now it is upon us, and neither the Republicans in Washington nor investors in Wall Street really want to talk about it.

Posted January 30, 2014

It was a winter storm response described as an "epic failure" of government by one national news network.

Posted January 23, 2014

As the Republican National Convention begins meetings in the winter wonderland of Washington, D.C., there is a hope for sunnier days for future Republican candidates. Some of the GOP's brightest minds, such as longtime GOP Committeeman, activist and Newt Gingrich protege Randy Evans, have been behind the push to rearrange the dates of both the next presidential primaries and the 2016 RNC.

Posted January 16, 2014

The mainstream media can't figure out why Americans won't get on the "global warming" train or why the whole nation isn't obsessed with Chris Christie and "Bridgegate" or even come to grips with why consumers didn't spend themselves silly during the Christmas season.

Posted January 09, 2014

Within a matter of days, it has become cliche to make note of President Obama's new commitment to ending "income inequality" in America after returning from a vacation in Hawaii that costs taxpayers millions of dollars.