Russell Halley

Russell Halley is a lifelong political voyeur. Halley started writing for weekly newspapers in the early 70's, and advanced to a successful career as a freelancer, having been published in several national magazines. Eventually, however, the call of commerce lured him away and he switched to circulation, working with many of the largest publishers around the world to increase readership. As an avocation, Russell has always followed and participated in the minutia of the political world, and migrated from a severe left wing point of view to conservatism. He was flattered when the San Jose Mercury News once described his style as “Republican Punk”, and prides himself on a certain expertise in this arena, with a perspective that he hopes sheds light on the issues of the day. Read more of Halley's clips here.

By Russell Halley On Sunday, January 29th, 2012
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Media Elites Skeptical about Extent of Media Bias

There are certain undeniable truths in life that most everyone not in recovery or denial can agree with. Examples include facts like these: the sun rises in the East, the earth revolves around the sun the media More...

By Russell Halley On Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
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Newt Interrupted – the Dark and Dangerous Vote in South Carolina

Like Brad Pitt, on Saturday the primary voters in South Carolina had a choice between a fresh faced All American, and a dark and dangerous beauty. Dark and dangerous won the day. For five years Pitt was married More...

By Russell Halley On Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
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New Hampshire Primary Day Plus One, and The Invisible Man

It’s an anniversary of sorts. It was four years ago this week, the day after the New Hampshire primary when I first began to become an invisible man. It all started when I fell down dead on the living room More...

By Russell Halley On Friday, January 6th, 2012
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Left Swoons, Right Fumes, Obama Keeps Detached Cool while Dismantling America

Barack Obama has had a busy week. Our President, the constitutional expert and brilliant legal scholar (No, really: just ask him), has decided to take matters into his own hands.  His accomplices on the left are More...

By Russell Halley On Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
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City Leaders Allow Occupy Movement to become “Man Made Disaster”

Isn’t it time we shattered the fun house mirror, the media looking glass of distortion? Can we be honest now? Occupy Wall Street has degenerated into a movement of losers, hipsters, homeless, hustlers, druggies More...

By Russell Halley On Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
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Obama Says “We Can’t Wait”? He has No Idea.

In a breathtaking display of hypocrisy, a few weeks back  the administration rolled out their latest contrived slogan. “Hope and change” is fairly well discredited by now, as tens of millions who have More...

By Russell Halley On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
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Let’s Go Oakland! Let’s Go! (clap clap)

Today’s the day! Out on the left coast, the Merry Band of guerrilla pranksters that has been holding the Occupy Oakland party have called for a General Strike. In case you missed it, festival plans can be More...

By Russell Halley On Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
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Homeless in the Material World

Anthony Ciccone is down on his luck. When the 55 year old Michigan native lost his sales job at a vineyard, things started to slide downhill. For the last year and a half he’s been among the ranks of the homeless, More...

The once and future Governors Romney at the New York World Fair in 1964
By Russell Halley On Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
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The Third Romney Run for the White House

Mitt Romney has polished up his act quite a bit from 2008 when he last trotted out to the Republican debates from sea to shining sea to try to convince voters that he was good enough, he was smart enough, and doggone More...

By Russell Halley On Thursday, October 20th, 2011
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Fear and Loathing Return to Las Vegas

Hunter S. Thompson would have loved Tuesday’s Republican debate If the good doctor was still with us, he might have gobbled handfuls of  pharmaceuticals, grabbed his attorney, and to avoid the TSA, would More...