Scottie Hughes

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Professor Obama's Lesson for Millennials

In 2008, many conservatives opposed the bank bailout. Why send $700 billion of hardworking Americans' taxpayer dollars to banks that had failed? Some of us argued it was unfair. Some of us argued it was unnecessary.

The Path to a Permanent GOP Majority

Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results, they say in the finance industry. In politics, you can almost always drop the "not." The past tells us what Republicans are prone to do when in January, a new crop of GOP legislators come to Washington and take the gavel of both houses of Congress.

Gun Rights Supporters Beware; Obama Still Has You In His Sights

I want to take advantage of the words of Rahm Emanuel when he said, "You never let a serious crisis go to waste," as we are enduring several crises here presently in the world today. It's like a buffet of blood, riots, and death leaving gluttonous journalists never hungry for negative content. However, rather than join in the glass is half empty crowd, I decided there has to be something good coming out of all the turmoil of today.

Cell Phone Carriers Could Improve Technology to Save More Lives

Have you ever been frustrated with using your GPS system on your phone or in your car and found that the accuracy was often a block or more off? Or worse, in rural areas the streets may not even be shown at all. It might surprise you to learn that the 911 tracking system used by first responders to find people who are in the midst of a dire emergency may be even more inaccurate.

John Boehner Is the Most Intelligent Man in Politics Today

For the past few years, I have felt almost sorry for the Speaker of the House, Rep John Boehner (R- Ohio). I thought of him as a sensitive fellow who needed a good shrink to help him deal with his emotions almost as much as he needed a good tanning consultant. Now, however my opinion has drastically changed.

Why the Tea Party is Winning

Tuesday's primaries are just another round of the Republican Party trying to figure out how we are going to be defined for the next two years going into the 2016 Presidential race. Many of the establishment would like to show certain losses as reasons why the Tea Party/conservative wing of the Party should not be given a seat at the table.

Fast and Furious Benghazi Edition

A blockbuster news event happened earlier this week - one that ought to have caused outrage in all political quarters. One that ought to have made us question not only the Obama administration's competence, but also their motives. How else should we explain $500 million in arms that the United States facilitated to al-Qaeda linked groups in Libya?

Secrets and Lies About Obamacare

Just as Renault wasn't really surprised that Rick's Café would break the law, none of can be surprised this week that President Obama and the implementers of Obamacare are breaking the law – again. After all, they've played fast and loose with the law creating Obamacare since it was (sloppily) written and (barely) passed almost exactly four (long) years ago.

The Costs of Barack Obama's Weakness

When George Mallory was asked in 1924 why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, he snapped, "Because it is there." Fourteen years later, Adolf Hitler might well have given the same answer if asked why he wanted to annex the Sudetenland.

The Tea Party Movement Turns Five: A Look Back

On December 16th, 1773, colonists stormed Boston Harbor to destroy shipments of tea to protest actions by an out-of-control government that held a stranglehold on the lives and liberty of American colonists. The event became known as the Boston Tea Party and the one act that lasted but one night remains in the collective consciousness of American history to this day.

Biden's Third World Country

Last week, our nation's genius Vice President Joe Biden offered a statement that alienated some of his most loyal fans. "If I blindfolded someone and took them at 2:00 in the morning into the airport in Hong Kong and said 'where do you think you are,' they'd say, 'this must be America, it's a modern airport,'" Biden said during a speech on infrastructure in Philadelphia.

One Nation Under Drugs

Right now, China and Russia are having a great laugh at America's expense. For a once proud country with strong moral character and intellectual ambition, we have become a nation intent on destroying itself from within. The publicly sanctioned and widespread celebration of indolent potheads toking themselves into oblivion in Colorado is only the latest example.

What the GOP Can Learn From Phil Robertson

With the numerous social media pages like "Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back on Duck Dynasty" boasting more then 1.7million likes and petitions like "Pleasesupportphil.com" boasting more then 35,000 signatures, this single issue alone has been able to create a call to action that only a few social movements in history could ever boast accomplishing.

Obamacare: The Glitch That Stole Christmas

Black Friday marks the official start of Christmas shopping season. Unfortunately, there's always that one present under the tree you wish you hadn't received. And then, under every American's tree this year, is the gift that keeps on giving, from the taker who keeps on taking: The President's present of Obamacare.

The Failing Business of Obamacare

If there's one thing Obamacare's supporters and opponents can agree on, it's that Obamacare is unprecedented. Never before did the federal government require every American to buy a commercial product. Never before did it attempt to use its spending powers to coerce states into implementing a federal program.