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 Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
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Dems Double Down with Flawed Strategy on OWS

The political and cultural Oktoberfest known as Occupy Wall Street has become a Rorschach test. Since there was NO official list of demands when things started rolling along, this is truly a Seinfeld movement as These More...

By Russell Halley On Thursday, October 6th, 2011
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The Fierce Urgency of Three Years Later

Obama Finally Sends Free Trade Agreements to Congress On April 7, 2008 President Bush submitted legislation to the Congress requesting implementation of the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. Originally signed and agreed More...

By Russell Halley On Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
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Senate Republicans want to Vote on Obama’s Jobs Bill “Right Away”

Supporters of the President (or even just voyeurs who like to see what the other side is up to), received an email Tuesday afternoon from campaign manager Jim Messina.  This sad little missive is entitled “They More...

By Russell Halley On Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
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Illinois Tax Hikes Chase Away More Golden Geese

As is typical in cities, states and nations controlled by progressives and Democrats, Illinois has spent itself into a deep ditch. As is also typical, rather than take the cure and cut that spending, this past January More...

By Russell Halley On Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
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Groundhog Day and the Politics of Fairness

This is Debbie.  If taxes go up, it might be her fault. “Warren Buffett’s secretary shouldn’t pay a higher tax rate than Warren Buffett. There’s no justification for it,” President Obama opined when he More...

By Russell Halley On Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
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How China can Profit at the U.N. from Obama’s Blunders with Israel

Like to play chess? To beat the most experienced players, you’d better know the game, follow a prudent strategy, and anticipate your opponent’s next moves. Let’s take a look at where things are headed More...

Palestinian Children Prepare for Martyrdom
By Russell Halley On Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
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The Fruit of Obama’s Middle East Policies

Events at the UN this week are rushing towards an ugly confrontation over Palestine, and the campaign speech he delivered yesterday from the UN podium will not be enough to avoid the coming crack-up.  As the third More...

By Russell Halley On Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
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Zombie Left Praises Obama’s ‘Dead on Arrival’ Job and Tax Proposals

In the continuing chaos that is the Obama Administration, the President reversed himself again when he made another campaign speech from the White House Monday morning. In August 2009 Obama told MSNBC’s Chuck More...

By Russell Halley On Sunday, September 11th, 2011
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On That Day, We All Saw it Clearly

It was a precious morning of clarity under crystalline blue skies.  In New York and elsewhere it was one of those crisp days that is the kind of glorious gift by which September rewards us for letting go of summer, More...

By Russell Halley On Thursday, September 8th, 2011
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When Can We all Just Quit Pretending that Obama has a Clue?

Ever since Obama went on his big summer bus trip last month, that question has been bouncing around in the back of my mind.  I asked a friend of mine tonight, and he cleared it up for me.  His answer? About 8 More...