Entries by Dan Bongino

Withholdings Mask the Pain of Income Taxes

As small business owners, my wife and I do not have income taxes withheld from the money we earn. As many small business owners do, we have to periodically write checks to the state and federal governments for taxes owed. I mailed these tax payments this past week and, while writing out the checks and […]

Is Obama Trying to Make Government Too Big to Fail?

When President Obama spoke of fundamentally transforming America, I took him at his word. I was always troubled by those comments because, although America has issues that will require creative solutions, it certainly shouldn’t be fundamentally “transformed.” Transformed into what? One transformation that President Obama is trying to institute is a legacy of dramatically bigger, […]

The “Cinderella Man” Complex

Due to my near obsession with opinion shows on the 24-hour news channels, I don’t watch many movies anymore. But, a few days ago I stumbled upon the movie “Cinderella Man” about the life of professional boxer James J. Braddock. Although I love boxing and was familiar with Braddock’s story, I was unaware of all […]

The Obama Administration’s Church of Relativism

If I were a betting man I would wager that very few people who have ever known, or worked around, President Obama are surprised by his incredibly offensive comments at the recent National Prayer Breakfast. In case you missed them, while speaking about terrorism, the President stated: “Unless we get on our high horse and […]

Seeing the Light on School Choice

The arguments against school choice in America are growing more desperate and outrageous as the special interest groups allied against the educational opportunities of America’s school children begin to lose their fight. In a remarkable development, a number of prominent Democrats are siding with Republicans on school choice and in the fight for the educational […]

Top 5 Clinton Hypocrisies

One of the most glaring hypocrisies of big government liberals who manage to get elected or appointed to high-ranking government positions is that their professed love for the positive power of big government rarely matches their actions when their own skin is in the game. Our country is at another significant turning point. A stagnant […]

‘Right Wing’: Obama Says You, not Radical Islam, are Real Terror Threat

If you needed more proof of just how out of touch and politicized our federal government has become under this president, consider the Department of Homeland Security’s recent report on the dangers from “right-wing extremism.” According to CNN: A new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security this month and reviewed by CNN, focuses […]

The Obama vs. Obama Debates

While listening to a local talk-radio show recently, I heard a self-declared liberal caller tell the host, “You guys will go after Obama for anything.” I thought this was an interesting comment considering that devoted liberals will rarely challenge President Obama on anything! Any reader of this website, or consumer of the variety of conservative […]

What About Julia? A True Story

I spent the past weekend celebrating my daughter Amelia’s third birthday. One of the stops we made was in the local Build-A-Bear store to buy her a new teddy bear. While we were there we ran into a woman, let’s call her “Julia”, who worked in the daycare location where we used to send Amelia. […]

A Year In Review for Big Government

Last year may have been that inflection point where it all turns around and, although nothing is permanent, I am confident that the tide of big government that has rolled upon our shores may be beginning to recede. A series of electoral and policy failures which have blackened the eyes of big government acolytes piled […]

On the Horrific Assassination of Two of New York’s Finest

“The two officers were pronounced dead at Woodhull Hospital, where their colleagues and family members huddled tearfully. City Council President Melissa Mark-Viverito and Mayor Bill de Blasio were less than welcome guests at the poignant gathering. “We’re all in this together,” the mayor told grieving cops, according to a cop who was there. “No we’re […]