NATIONAL PUBLICATIONS of T.J. O'Hara's recurring columns:

  • Deconstructed (IVN – Independent Voter News)
  • A Civil Assessment (CDN – Communities Digital News)
  • A Civil Assessment (the Communities Section of The Washington Times)
  • A President for the People (the Communities Section of The Washington Times)
  • The Common Sense Czar (the Communities Section of The Washington Times)

State of the Union vs. the Response: ‘Hope and Change’

SAN DIEGO, Ca., February 6, 2019:   Another State of the Union address, and an inevitably contradictive response have come and gone. Within days, no one beyond political aficionados will remember the content of either speech or the reactions that were witnessed, beyond what talking points the Parties and media outlets

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Trumping the State of the Union

SAN DIEGO, CA, January 30, 2019:   Political pettiness has been temporarily suspended and the State of the Union will be given on February 5, 2019.  From its original purpose under Article II, Section 3 of the United States Constitution, which was to “give to the Congress Information of the State

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Don’t Let November 6 Become a ‘Trick or Treat’ Nightmare

SAN DIEGO, Ca., October 31, 2018 – Halloween evolved from the ancient Celtic celebration of Samhain (pronounced sow-in) when it was believed that the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred and the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. While the tradition has radically

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California v. United States: Appropriate or Political?

SAN DIEGO, Ca. July 25, 2018 – The Los Angeles Times recently ran an article entitled, “California has sued the Trump administration 38 times. Here’s a look at the legal challenges.” As a United States citizen and a resident of California, it occurred to me that I was paying the

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SCOTUS Renders Its Own ‘State of the Union’ in Janus Decision

SAN DIEGO, Ca., June 27, 2018 – The United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME may serve as a landmark decision.  While traditional media outlets and the Democrat establishment are already discrediting the decision, the gnashing of teeth may be relatively short-sighted.  The very basis of this decision

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Sports Organizations Lose Bet to State of New Jersey

SAN DIEGO, Ca., May 15, 2018 – Contrary to popular belief, the United States Supreme Court did not legalize sports betting in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association. It merely ruled that the decision of whether to authorize sports betting resides with the states. However, it changed the betting line on

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The Political Art of Fear-Mongering and Fundraising

SAN DIEGO, Ca., May 2, 2018 – The DNC and RNC have evolved into fundraising organizations. They no longer offer cogent solutions to our nation’s challenges.  hey simply try to fan the flames of hyper-partisan positions and extract money as they go. If you ever venture onto one of the

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The ONE Thing Trump’s State of the Union Will Absolutely Confirm

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. SAN DIEGO, Ca., October 3, 2017 – We have witnessed another senseless tragedy: the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Desperate cries for gun control almost immediately surfaced. While the motivation

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It’s Not Just Laws – The CDC Can’t Even STUDY Mass Shootings

SAN DIEGO, Ca., October 3, 2017 – We have witnessed another senseless tragedy: the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Desperate cries for gun control almost immediately surfaced. While the motivation for such pleas cannot be questioned, their timing and impact can be. Gun-related homicides take place every day in

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