Chip Franklin

Franklin is a 25 year veteran of talk radio, beginning his career in Washington DC during Clinton’s first term. He currently hosts the afternoon show at KGO radio, San Francisco. In addition, Chip is an award-winning filmmaker, comedian, and scribe, garnering seven Edward R Murrow awards, including the National Murrow award for writing. He’s also won The New York Festival honors for his unconventional coverage of The Democratic and Republican conventions, as well as more than 30 AP awards for broadcasting, and numerous appearances on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and CNN. He has appeared at over 500 colleges and universities and more than a hundred Fortune 1000 companies as a speaker, comedian, and media consultant. Marc Fisher, senior editor at the Washington Post says, “Chip adds irony to a medium that rarely trusts its audience to get the joke.” He is however, a mediocre dancer.
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September 16th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Never Say Never

As Bret Kavanaugh nears the anniversary of his October 8th confirmation, new allegations of sexual assault are surfacing. But the real question is not whether the decade-old stories can be proven, but whether Kavanaugh lied to the Senate Judicicary during the process. The New York Times published an excerpt from an upcoming book about the …

September 15th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Trump’s Unstable Genius

President Trump is both an interesting case study in narcissism and a daily horror film. Late Saturday and early Sunday he both retweeted a reference to himself as a genius and attacked Justice Kavanaugh critics with a misspelling of the word “libel.” Early in Trump’s presidency, he gave fodder to late-night talk shows when he …

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September 15th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Wizard of Twitter

“Twitter reveals that, for all his macho rhetoric, Trump is soft and afraid. He’s that whimpering wizard, hiding behind the curtain like a little bitch. It’s time people. Let’s drop a house on this sh*tshow and take back America.” Chip Franklin is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com and has won the National Edward R Murrow award …

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September 13th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Trump: Warning!

Cigarettes have a warning label, lung cancer, heart disease, pregnant mothers…shouldn’t Trump have one? Chip Franklin is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com and has won the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He can be heard daily on KGO radio, San Francisco.

September 13th, 2019

Chip Franklin

African-American Friend No More

He found a friend at a Trump rally. But that was then. Gregory Cheadle went to a Trump rally. So? A lot of people go to Trump rallies. But Cheadle is an African-American and Trump pointed that out. The rest, as they say, is history. The moment came out of nowhere. At the Redding, California …

September 11th, 2019

Chip Franklin

He Wasn’t There. She Was.

The official toll from the attacks on 9/11 is approximately 3000, but the number could be three times that. Deaths of 9/11 first responders from Ground Zero-related illnesses are on the rise and diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis are beginning to take their toll. The men and women who responded to assist survivors as well …

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September 11th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Trump? Call 911

“On 9/11 Trump was being interviewed and said now his tower was the tallest. He really said that.” Chip Franklin is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com and has won the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He can be heard daily on KGO radio, San Francisco.

September 10th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Bolton Bolts

Fired? Resigned? Either way, the departure of National Security Advisor John Bolton is but yet another disturbing development in the tenure of Trump. Trump tweeted, “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the …

September 9th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Taliban Travel?

One of the lasting questions surrounding the failed Taliban-Camp David summit is how the terrorist organization would actually travel to the US. Would they arrive on a military jet or fly on a variation of “Not Quite United” air? Trump says he was set this weekend to meet at Camp David with leaders of the …

September 8th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Another Shutdown?

Congress has till October 1st to pass a spending bill or kick the can down the road to yet another fight over the holidays. The Democratically controlled House and GOP Senate are approaching the deadline with varying angles; Democrats eyeing a continuing resolution and the Senate trying to ram thru their agenda. Democrats are focused …

September 8th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Can GOP Defeat Trump?

Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has joined former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld (R) and former Rep. Joe Walsh in what will ultimately be a futile effort to wrestle from Trump the Republican party’s nomination for President in 2020. Appearing on FOX News Sunday, Chris Wallace asked Sanford about his 2009 extramarital affair, to which …

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September 8th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Grift Across America

“There’s a reason why Presidents show their taxes. They want everyone to know they aren’t here to !>*% us. Here’s here to !>*% us” Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow Award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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September 5th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Saving Alabama

“If you don’t see the con, then you’re the mark.” Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow Award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

September 5th, 2019

Chip Franklin

NRA or DOA

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ resolution labeling the National Rifle Association a “domestic terrorist organization,” is reverberating on both sides of the gun. For the millions of Americans who see the NRA as a ruthless tool of gun manufacturers, it’s a “right on” to the San Francisco liberals who are never shy in taking a controversial …

September 4th, 2019

Chip Franklin

MI Bans Sweet Smokes

Michigan has become the first state to prohibit the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. Relying on on preliminary studies indicating that young people are more likely to get hooked on vaping, the state Department of Health and Human Services declared vaping among young people a public health emergency. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) told the Washington Post …

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September 3rd, 2019

Chip Franklin

White People Crack

“Today, millions of white people are addicted to hillbilly heroin, and it’s exactly what happened in the 80’s with crack. Except for the part where black people are criminals and white people are victims.” Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow Award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San …

September 1st, 2019

Chip Franklin

Guns Over America

Against the backdrop of a Category 5 hurricane barreling toward Florida, 36 Americans were shot in two mass shootings in Florida and Alabama. The shootings in Odessa, Texas, the second such shooting in West Texas in the last two weeks, left seven dead after a white male in his 30’s opened fire after a traffic …

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August 31st, 2019

Chip Franklin

Amazon Is Burning

You may be asking yourself, why are the Amazonians burning their forests and can’t we get the ICE to arrest them. Maybe we could put a wall around it.   Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow Award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the …

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August 31st, 2019

Chip Franklin

Nuking Hurricanes

“If it’s true Trump said it, thats not even in the top ten stupidest things to loaf out of his mouth..”   Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow Award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com  

August 31st, 2019

Chip Franklin

The Alcohol Talking

“I have a better relationship with Ivanka and Tiffany than Trump.” This is the comment that has Madeleine Westerhout, Trump’s personal assistant, on the outside looking in. Westerhout was forced out of her job after her apparently not so “off the record” comments surfaced and Trump, who at first attributed her comments to alcohol, has now, not …

August 29th, 2019

Chip Franklin

CNN: Don’t Leave Me Yanging!

Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang is pissed, and it appears he has a case. CNN aired a graphic Thursday night that didn’t list Yang when discussing primary candidates’ standings in a recent poll. Yang’s 3% has qualified him for the next national debate, and wonders why CNN would do him like this. “I’ll admit I’ve never …

August 29th, 2019

Chip Franklin

TSA: The Force Hates You

The Force is confused. “It could create concern that it’s the real thing,” TSA spokesperson Jim Gregory. Except that it’s a toy. The TSA has banned a souvenir from Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge themed land. That’s right. The toy has been banned in both checked bags and carry-ons for looking too much like a weapon. The …

August 29th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Trump Won’t Betray FOX

President Trump, speaking to FOX host Brian Kilmeade, said he won’t do an interview with CNN because it would be disloyal to his followers. “I think it would be very disloyal to people that are Trump fans and people that voted for me and people that are going to vote again.” For the record, Trump has …

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August 27th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Groundhog Day

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow Award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com “It’s like Groundhog day, but with dead people.”

August 27th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Jakarta, The Canary

Indonesia, (I’ll wait for my fellow Americans to find it on a map; take a flight north from Australia, then hang a left,)  is relocating its capital from Jakarta to a remote jungle area on Borneo. Why? Jakarta, the densely-populated capital, home to more than 10 million, is quickly sinking into the Java Sea. Sinking, however, may …

August 27th, 2019

Chip Franklin

GOP Eyes Senate Lifeboat

The GOP, watching Trump’s base beginning to whither, has become increasingly focused on the very real possibility that 2020 could champion in not just a Democratic President, but a blue majority in the Senate as well. Mitch McConnell, whose self-designated position of roadblocking meaningful legislation, not just for needy Americans as seen in his opposition …

August 27th, 2019

Chip Franklin

A Floria Man G7? Hell No!

Trump, surprising absolutely no one, promoted one of his many failing properties Monday by suggesting the next G7 summit be held at his Doral Club in Florida. Rick Santorum, a former US Senator from Pennsylvania said holding the international gathering at a Trump property a “violation of law,” to which Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Kevin …

August 27th, 2019

Chip Franklin

President Joe Walsh; No, The Other One

Joe Walsh, the radio-host/bat-shit crazy politician who announced he’s running as a Republican against Trump, and whom comedian Borat tricked into saying we should arm children, is now without his radio gig. Walsh told CNN’s John Berman that he expected the move because nearly “80 to 90%” of his audience supports the Trump. “I am …

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August 22nd, 2019

Chip Franklin

King Of The What?

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow Award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com “If you’re Jewish and you don’t vote for Trump, you’re not stupid or disloyal, you’re a survivor.   ”

August 22nd, 2019

Chip Franklin

Same Ol FOX Shit Show

Trump’s one-time White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is now part of the FOX talking heads. Joining her father, former Governor Mike Huckabee, Sanders  role will be to offer analysis of news, politics, and generally kiss the ass of every soulless sycophant in Trump’s hemisphere. So basically, it’s the same job she just left. Sanders: “Fox …

August 22nd, 2019

Chip Franklin

Electors Set Free

A U.S. appeals court has ruling will free members of the Electoral College to vote for the presidential candidate of their choice, and will no longer be legally bound by the popular vote in their respective states. The decision by 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals effectively curtails the power of the controversial Electoral College, …

August 20th, 2019

Chip Franklin

First in Education, Third In Reich

A California High School is condemning a video which purportedly shows the male members of the 2018 water polo team giving the Nazi salute while singing along to a Nazi themed song at an off campus event last year. The video was initially shared within a small group of students on SnapChat and circulated for …

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August 14th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Pressing Trump

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow Award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com “How can you be a white supremacist if you can’t spell supremacist?”

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August 7th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Fed Up Yet?

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow Award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com “The American dream now has a price tag, and if you have to ask how much? You can’t afford it.”

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August 6th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Reparations Yes

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow Award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com “Everyone knows about Flint Michigan’s water. But did you know that in that city of 100,000, there was only one grocery store? Reparations? It’s about fixing shit like …

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July 27th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Trump: Going For The Kill

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow Award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com “If the death penalty deters crime, why do you have to do it twice?

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July 24th, 2019

Chip Franklin

CockWaffle?

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Rand Paul said he couldn’t support surviving 9/11 first responders because of the cost, yet he supported Trump’s trillion dollar tax cut to corporations. Paul decided that …

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July 14th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Illegal Immigrant?

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com What does an illegal alien look like? Start with our US currency. Ask them where they got their visas.

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July 2nd, 2019

Chip Franklin

Apples From The Tree?

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com “The Trump family represents the classic apple and the tree analogy, a manifestation of greed, arrogance, self-entitlement and what happens when an unsuspecting egg meets a bio-hazard.”

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June 30th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Trump Can’t Help Himself

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com “At the debate, my least favorite question was;” If elected, what would you do on day one?” My answer? “I’d perp walk that mother&%$#! right into Rikers …

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June 22nd, 2019

Chip Franklin

Trump’s Threat

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com “He says he might stay after losing a “rigged” election. Oh, God, please. I’d love to see Trump dragged down Pennsylvania Ave like an old sofa cushion …

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June 19th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Deep And Fake

 Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Deep fake videos, manipulated by nerds who couldn’t get a date with their own right hand, have cable hosts and politicians freaking out. And yes, I appreciate …

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June 13th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Not So Straight Pride

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Why do Republicans get so excited about gay rights, gay marriage, gay anything? I mean, Ted Cruz; what are you hiding? On second thought, I’d don’t want …

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May 27th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Trolling 2020

Trump’s Presidency; Who’s to blame? Russian trolls or ignorant as F*$!# Americans; (It’s a trick question.) Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 24th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Impeachment; It’s Your Job

More than 900 former federal prosecutors signed a letter saying, in effect, if Trump weren’t president he would face multiple felony charges for obstruction. But they’re all part of the witch hunt, right? Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco …

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May 24th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Whose Uterus?

Supreme Court? Don’t take it personally, but when it comes to a woman’s right to her body, I feel safer with the People’s court.  Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 18th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Zipper It

“The answer to abortion is easy; zip up your pants.” Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 17th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Windmill Cancer? It’s Spreading

“Fortunately, there’s a cure for windmill cancer. November 3, 2020.” Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 15th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Handmaids Tale 2020

“Men can solve the abortion problem easily; with a zipper.” Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 14th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Believe Them

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them.” -Maya Angelou. Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 14th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Punched

Mike Tyson said, “Everyone has a plan till someone punches them in the face.” Consider yourselves punched. Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 9th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Mob Rules

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 9th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Trump’s Base(r) Instincts

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 9th, 2019

Chip Franklin

True Non-Believer

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 9th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Twitter Terror

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 9th, 2019

Chip Franklin

The National Embarrassment

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 9th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Voting Rights (and wrongs)

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 9th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Redaction Reaction

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 9th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Pence Knows His Name

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 9th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Spy Vs Idiot?

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 9th, 2019

Chip Franklin

A Cynical Day?

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 9th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Trump’s Taxes (Act 1)

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 9th, 2019

Chip Franklin

American(ism)

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 9th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Trump(doesn’t)Care

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 9th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Puerto Rico Vs Trump

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 9th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Where’s The *%$! Report?

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 9th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Not So Special

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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April 16th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Commander in Cheat? Oh, Yeah

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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April 5th, 2019

Chip Franklin

The Big Lie? It’s The Silence

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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March 26th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Trump And New York; Unfinished Business

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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March 22nd, 2019

Chip Franklin

The Steele Dossier

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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March 21st, 2019

Chip Franklin

Thank Her, F Him

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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March 20th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Trump Wins 2020, Unless…

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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March 15th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Trump and The Black Guy

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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March 13th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Money Talks; But what is it really saying?

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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March 7th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Independence: From Trump

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

March 6th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Raise Hell, While You Can

One hundred and fifty years ago, Wilbur Storey, the legendary publisher of the Chicago Tribune declared, “a newspapers job is to print news and raise hell.” And not much has changed. The free and open exchange of ideas in a society defines that society. The murder of opposing voices by Russian President Vladimir Putin, and …

March 5th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Maybe He Did, Maybe He Didn’t, Maybe He’s An Idiot

Trump says US won’t punish Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi murder. “Maybe he did it, maybe he didn’t,” the president says. CIA says “we have a tape of him doing it. We’re sure he did it. Turkey is sure. Everyone is sure. But Trump’s business dealings with the Saudi’s are more important than getting justice …

March 4th, 2019

Chip Franklin

We Can Indict A Sitting President

The prevailing chorus of  “We’ve never indicted a sitting president,” continues as it becomes obvious to even dim-witted Republicans that Trump’s fall is not only an inevitability, but a constitutional necessity. After the new House is sworn in, the magic number is 10. That would be the number of GOP Senators who would need to …

March 3rd, 2019

Chip Franklin

Morning Joe Has A Hole In His Cup

Morning Joe says that the MM isn’t fair to those questioning Ford. Really? Go ahead and ask. What part of her story has holes? 1-She told the story over the years to friends and shrinks. 2-She didn’t report to police like hundreds of thousands of other victims of sexual assault. 3-She was a 15 yr …

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March 1st, 2019

Chip Franklin

Jim Jordan Wants To Wrestle

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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February 23rd, 2019

Chip Franklin

Socialism? It’s Americanism

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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February 12th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Populist: Another Way Of Saying Stupid

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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February 9th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Orange Face

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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February 5th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Designated Disaster?

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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January 31st, 2019

Chip Franklin

Trump’s Intelligence; Not So Much

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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January 24th, 2019

Chip Franklin

McConnell: Trump, Russians, And America’s Hate

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

January 20th, 2019

Chip Franklin

The American Disease

The group of white, Catholic boys who mocked the Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial this week, might be expelled. When you watch the video, that seems appropriate, to say the least. The Catholic Diocese in Kentucky says there will be action taken against the group, wearing MAGA hats and in DC to protest the …

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January 19th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Kaepernick 2019

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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January 17th, 2019

Chip Franklin

What’s In A Name?

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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January 14th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Limbaugh and Geobbels: Separated at Birth?

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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January 10th, 2019

Chip Franklin

New Voices

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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January 9th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Nat’l Emergency?

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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January 4th, 2019

Chip Franklin

Libertarian Lies

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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January 3rd, 2019

Chip Franklin

RBG: An American Hero

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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January 2nd, 2019

Chip Franklin

The Evidence That Are Trump’s Tweets

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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December 26th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Trump’s Shaky Foundation

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He’s currently heard on KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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December 23rd, 2018

Chip Franklin

Faux Fox-Prime Time Morons

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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December 22nd, 2018

Chip Franklin

Another Prick In The Wall

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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December 21st, 2018

Chip Franklin

Mattis Out, Mayhem In

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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December 19th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Trump’s Women-Explain It To Me

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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December 18th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Rudy; There Is A Second Act (Sorry)

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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December 7th, 2018

Chip Franklin

The Free Press Isn’t Free Anymore

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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November 21st, 2018

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Three Things You Need to Know About Trump, Today

Chip Franklin is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

October 28th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Never Again. Again.

Growing up, I didn’t know many Jewish kids. I was a white, blond-haired, blue-eyed, privileged white male. That said however, I was raised by a single mom and four older sisters whose honor and integrity shaped not only the way I thought, but my actions as well. Raised Catholic in the sixties, the only thing …

October 23rd, 2018

Chip Franklin

Trump’s Economy Isn’t Your Economy

Trump brags about the economy, but why? The stock market has boomed but over 80 percent of the stock market is owned by the richest 10 percent of Americans so most Americans don’t feel a boom, but more of a prod on their backside. Tariffs? Trump’s steel tariffs have cost Ford $1 billion, forcing Ford …

September 30th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Anger, inc

“The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.” -Lucretius So I’m at the gym, and there’s big TV in the locker room. Mitch McConnell is bloviating about how Kavanaugh will be the best Justice of all-time, bla bla bla..and I’m seething inside but outwardly simply shaking …

September 22nd, 2018

Chip Franklin

Socialism? Embrace That Shit!

Cruz calls Beto a “socialist?” America is already socialist. Embrace that shit. •Medicare •Medicaid •Social Security (Has the word “social” in it) These three make up 40% of our $2,000,000,000 budget But wait, there’s more. We all pay for roads, water, electric that we never use, in swamps like Louisiana, Georgia, Texas or some other …

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August 29th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Hey America? Welcome To Florida

Chip is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

August 25th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Here Comes The Judge, There Goes Our Freedom

Kavanaugh is a nightmare. According to Gallup, Kavanaugh has the slimmest margin in favor of confirmation than for any nominee since Robert Bork’s nomination. Environmental protections? As a D.C. circuit court judge, Kavanaugh has repeatedly ruled against climate change advocates, as well against protections for clean water. Affirmative action? Kavanaugh actually worked with Bork in …

August 25th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Immigration Problem? No, We Have A Bigot Problem

We don’t have an immigration problem. CATO study found native Texans commit 15% more crime than undocs. We have negative immigration with Mexico. 40% of Mexico imports to US have US parts 1/3 of total US trade is w/ Mexico, Canada, and Brazil. Back before we militarized our border, cyclical immigration allowed Mexicans to stay …

August 11th, 2018

Chip Franklin

We Are Under Attack

When this president speaks to the racial divide he helped create, he does so in a way that both fascinates and nauseates.   On the anniversary of the 2017 riot in Charlottesville that killed a young 32 yr old woman, Trump is still equivocating when it comes to the white, alt-rite monsters who look to …

August 10th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Why Not Bait Our Youth With Hope?

I heard a conservative talk radio host lamenting the opposition to Chicago police filling a car with Nike sneakers in a low income area as bait for young black men. Some stole sneakers, some didn’t, but community activists cried foul. All the while white conservatives said, “if you don’t want to be arrested, don’t steal …

August 5th, 2018

Chip Franklin

LeBron Vs Trump? No Contest

“LeBron James builds schools, Donald Trump builds cages.” That’s paraphrasing CNN’s Don Lemon after Trump’s insane tweet. Going after football players is one thing, but Lebron is the great American story. After a heralded youth, he marries his high-school sweetheart, and thru tireless effort becomes the best of the best, enjoying the accolades of his …

July 31st, 2018

Chip Franklin

Guns Don’t Kill People. I’m Kidding. Of Course They F*ckin Do!

If a person is careless with their gun and it’s stolen, should they be held responsible? Of course, except half the time, it’s law enforcement who screwed the pooch, lost their gun, and it ended up in the hands of someone who used it to hurt another. . Remember Kate Steinle? Killed by a law …

July 31st, 2018

Chip Franklin

Bank Of America? Not My America.

Bank of America wants to know if you are a citizen. Who cares? You should, cause they have your money and they’re not giving it back. F*ckin a, you read me right. And the irony is that BofA was fined by the feds just a few years ago. While talking out of one side of …

July 31st, 2018

Chip Franklin

Rudy is Trump’s Worst Nightmare.

If Trump’s a genius, why does he have the worst lawyer in the world? Or is that the plan? Be stupid for the stupid? Rudy did it again, slipping up on the White House position of there was no second meeting. But that’s the least of Trump’s worries. Sure “Collusion” isn’t in the federal code. Neither …

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July 27th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Is Trump Unhinged? Does A Bear Sh*t Like The Pope?

Chip is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

July 26th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Yearning To Be Bigots? That’s The New America

Only “eligible” parents to be reunited with kids? And DOJ wants to drop “undocumented” and call everyone illegal aliens? The statue of Liberty was a gift from France, and displayed there is this poem, ““Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send …

July 25th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Eat Your Vegetables America

It’s said that the President Trump became very upset when he found the first lady watching CNN. She responded to the NY Times report by saying “I watch anything I want.” For the record, I believe she does. Her husband? Not so much. But is Trump that different from the rest of us? Well, of …

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July 11th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Beware: Toddler Terrorists!

Chip is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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July 10th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Scotus 101

Chip is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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June 22nd, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews

Chip is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

June 15th, 2018

Chip Franklin

He Was A Man Of Science

Stephen Hawking died in March of ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,  a neurodegenerative disease that destroys nerve and muscle function over time. He will be buried today, June 15, 2018, alongside Charles Darwin and Issac Newton, with a plaque inscribed with his groundbreaking insight into black holes. Diagnosed with ALS more than 50 years ago, he should …

June 15th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Trump: Stand To Attention

If you are a Republican, you have my sympathy. Your president has proven to be many things; sociopathic, misogynistic, racist, and simply a horrible person.  And now he wants us to stand to attention when he speaks and enters a room. That’s not only unlikely, but also a sign of neurological breakdown. Psychiatrists, cautious by …

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June 15th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Fame: You Might Want To Reconsider

Chip is the winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

May 30th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Bolton Clears Way For Next Russian Attack

Bolton eliminates the top cyber-security position, and why wouldn’t he? The Russians hacked our 2016 election and the result was a sweeping Russian mandate led by the corrupt POTUS whose ties to the Russian mob go back decades. But I can understand Trump. He’s a sociopathic traitor getting rich while putting us in danger. But …

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May 17th, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: The Art Of Faking News

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

May 14th, 2018

Chip Franklin

FOX News Wants God To Settle It

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro is nuts. Her commentaries are heavily dosed with so much conspiratorial blather that she actually makes Hannity look normal. No, that’s not true or possible, but her tirades against Obama and his Kenyan home, Hillary and her child porn ring, and a murderous DNC make you wonder just how far off …

May 13th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Too Much Trump? STFU

I’ve been told that my radio show and stand-up focuses too much on lambasting Trump and his cadre of circus performers. I recently read where SNL is being criticized for doing too many jokes at 45’s expense; that people are getting weary. And to that I say-Go F yourself! Trump is an unmitigated disaster. There’s …

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May 10th, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: You Don’t Need To Be A Man To Have Balls

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 10th, 2018

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InsideChip: You Have A Better Word?

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 6th, 2018

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InsideNews: There Is A Thing Called Truth

Nikki Medoro is an award winning journalist and broadcaster who co-hosts the afternoon drive show with Chip Franklin at KGO radio, San Francisco

May 5th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Trump; Porn Stars And Prayers

The religious right’s strange, but predictable support of Trump would be laughable were he not the leader of the free world. Trump celebrated the national day of prayer with the acknowledgment he paid a porn star $130,000 hush money a week before the election. The actress, Stormy Daniels, claims their sexual encounter occurred back in …

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May 2nd, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideMedia: The New Face Of Courage

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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April 30th, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: Hey Goober, Pay Attention

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

April 20th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Ted Cruz; Even Worse Than Trump

I don’t understand Ted Cruz. Trump mocks his wife, his father, his manhood, and Cruz pens a fawning tribute to the Sociopath and Chief? I don’t know Ted Cruz, and I don’t wish to. I fear his lack of backbone, integrity, and “manhood” more than I do Trump’s transparent racism, ignorance and greed. Ted Cruz …

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April 19th, 2018

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InsideChip: News 4/20/18

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

April 18th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Sanctuary Cities Saving Lives

It’s all BS. Amidst all of the fearful whimpering coming from Trump, conservatives and deplorables, is how “Sanctuary Cities” are making us unsafe, and contributing to crime. That’s a lie. Think about it. Law abiding, tax paying, hard working undocumented Americans have much to lose, not only at the hands of Trump and his ICE …

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April 18th, 2018

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InsideChip: From Russia, With Trump

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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April 12th, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: Wag the Dog?

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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April 9th, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: The Politics Of Hate

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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March 30th, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: InsideTrump

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

March 28th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Hillary; Time For You To Go

It’s time Hillary. Watching the hundreds of thousands of young people march for sensible gun control showed me a picture of the liberal future of America, and it doesn’t include you. For starters, you and President Clinton aren’t liberals. You are establishment politicians who backed the Defense of Marriage act, welfare reform, and hawkish responses …

March 24th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Tucker Carlson: We Will Remember

The smug Ivy-League smirk is still there, but if you look close enough, you can see the beginnings of a tremble. Tucker Carlson whored himself for a huge FOX paycheck, and in doing so cemented himself to the Trump legacy; an obscenity that seems on the verge of collapse. And along with it all of …

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March 15th, 2018

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InsideChip: The Mexican Mountain Climbers

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

March 8th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Trump: Kill Everything Good

Donald Trump has ponied alongside evangelicals for a while now, and they’ve done a good job at holding their noses. But ironically, it wasn’t a dead child in Florida that made them stand up to the idiot at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue, it was an elephant. Trump lifted the Obama sanctions against the poaching of elephants …

March 8th, 2018

Chip Franklin

ICE Makes Everything More Dangerous

“I thought Bay Area would thank me,” said the clueless Trump sh*thole who just made life more dangerous. “I would think that the Oakland mayor and the Congressional representatives in California would send me letters thanking me for removing public safety threats,”acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan said, in an interview with …

March 3rd, 2018

Chip Franklin

The Confederate Flag? You Lost Already

One one level, the long-lasting Trump effect is pure racism. Trump defended the tiki-torch carrying white supremacists in Charlottesville, the same ones who killed a young 32-year old woman, and in doing so empowered racists across America to fly the confederate flag. Even as far north as Minnesota, confused white people believe that the flag …

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March 2nd, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: The Week In Trump

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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February 22nd, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: The Guns Of Irony

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

February 20th, 2018

Chip Franklin

In Defense Of Being Liberal

I used to do a daily hit on CNN during the build-up to the Iraq invasion. The producer wanted to call me a Libertarian, because they already had a Republican and a Democrat. At the time, I thought a Libertarian was a Republican who smoked pot. I wasn’t a Republican and I hadn’t gotten high …

February 16th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Ingraham Vs James? No Contest

In reference to recent political comments by NBA superstar Lebron James, FOX spokeshole, Laura Ingraham told LeBron to “shut up and dribble.” She really said that. The woman who quizzes “Kid Rock” about his political ambitions has the balls to tell a man who donates millions to charitable organizations, and who currently is funding and …

February 15th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Thoughts and Prayers, Guns and Bullets

First of all, nothing will happen. Another school shooting, more dead children. Congress sends their thoughts and prayers, guns and bullets, death and carnage, to Americans, wrapped neatly inside the empty rhetoric of the Second Amendment, all while whored to the huge pockets of the National Rifle Association. And there will be no new legislation …

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February 11th, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: The Unfortunate 500

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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February 8th, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: The Morality Clause

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

February 7th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Morality Clauses Having Nothing To Do With Morals

Hollywood is going to start putting morality clauses in contracts. So if a star does something immoral, they can fire him from the movie and move him into management. Of course in Hollywood, they define morality like the rest of us; as someone else’s problem. ” “I’d never do that, and if I did it’s …

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January 31st, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: Trump’s Mental Health (Or Lack Thereof)

“Maybe Mexico will pay for the wall, to protect themselves from us” Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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January 29th, 2018

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InsideChip: The State Of The Orange

Melania: Can I be the designated survivor?

January 27th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Sean Hannity; He Will Have His Reckoning

For about thirty seconds, I actually felt sorry for Sean Hannity. But that couldn’t last. Hannity opened his show with a strong FOX position that the NY Times lied about the report that Trump had ordered Mueller’s firing last June. Then, near the end of the show, with that shit-eating smirk, said FOX news was …

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January 26th, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: You Might Be A Racist

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

January 24th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Give Trump The Wall? It’s A Winning Strategy

Give him the wall. Then candidate Donald Trump campaigned on a xenophobic message of hate and exclusion for not only Muslims and Latinos, but Dreamers, the 800,000 “Americans” who came here as children and flourished as “New” Americans. (For the record, people from Mexico are technically Americans, as Mexico is a huge chunk of North …

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January 23rd, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: Trump’s Porny Past?

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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January 21st, 2018

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InsideChip: The Women’s March

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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January 17th, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: Make America Fat Again

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

January 16th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Media Bias? Uhh, OK. If By Bias You Mean The Truth

A turd is a turd, no matter how many times you call it a diamond. Trump et al are constantly bitching about negative press coverage. But that’s like a dead high wire performer blaming gravity. The President’s 24/7 shit show, shit storm, shit hole…whatever…begs the obvious question; where is something positive that we can report? …

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January 15th, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: The Sh*thole Phenomena

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

January 14th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Trump: A Cancer On The Presidency

Watching Meet The Press this morning, I actually cringed for Rand Paul as he tried to defend Trump over his racist comments. Echoing Paul Ryan, McConnell, Cruz and all of FOX news, they continue to characterize Trump as “inappropriate, unfortunate, and unhelpful.”  FOX’s Hannity, Waters, and Kilmeade say he speaks for the average American. Oh. …

January 12th, 2018

Chip Franklin

FOX: Your GPS Can’t Find ShitHole

Trump’s attack on Haiti and African nations, describing them as shitholes, exposes yet again the president’s deep seeded racism. What really shocked me was Trump saying that we should instead encourage immigration from countries like Norway. He’s not even trying to hide his hate for people of color. (Remember, Trump was fined by Justice back …

January 12th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Fake News Awards Means Legal Trouble, Except For Trump

Again, without any thought of it’s appropriateness, legality, or basic decency, Trump’s announcement that he would hold “FAKE NEWS AWARDS” imperils Federal employees. In November Trump tweeted, “We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage …

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January 11th, 2018

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InsideChip: All The Money In The World? For Men Anyway

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

January 11th, 2018

Chip Franklin

All The Money In The World..For Men Anyway

The news that actress Michelle Williams received the AFTRA-SAG minimum of $80 per day while Mark Wahlberg got $1.5 million for reshooting “All The Money In The World” makes me insane. The irony is so rich; the re-shoot was necessary because a man, Kevin Spacey, was using sex as power, and was caught. So the …

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January 7th, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideNews: Why Climate Change Makes Us Colder

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

January 2nd, 2018

Chip Franklin

2018 – Time For Women To Save The World?

There is something in the air, and no, it’s not more snow. Today Tina Smith will take over as embattled MN Senator Al Franken steps down. And as positive for women as that might sound, the overall numbers are dismal. Women make up less than 20% of Congress, and in the US, women in elected …

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January 1st, 2018

Chip Franklin

Inside 2017; Where The Clear Winner Was Alcohol

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

December 31st, 2017

Chip Franklin

Poor Whites Back Trump, Pay The Price

Trump campaigned on a lie. The lie is a simple one, propagated by the GOP for years, that a smaller government means less taxes. And it does, but not for them. This 2018 tax bill reduces corporate taxes by over 30%, meaning billions in lost revenue. But who does that really hurt? The answer is …

December 26th, 2017

Chip Franklin

The War On Christmas? Never About Christmas

White Protestants, or if we’re being honest, racists, who insist that we say “Christmas” instead of “Holiday” might reconsider if they did a little bit of homework. With Trump leading the chant, they call on Americans to embrace “the reason for the season,” as a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, …

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December 21st, 2017

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InsideChip: Executive or White Privilege?

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

December 19th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Ted Cruz and The GOP: Pocket Pool For Trump

Whatever opinion you might hold of Donald Trump, and I hold many, such as sociopath, bigot, racist and misogynist, you must admire his doggedness and steadfast commitment to his ugly cause. Compare him, for example, to Ted Cruz. Trump insults Cruz’s wife, his integrity, and even his children, and Cruz’s reacts by lapping at Trump’s …

December 17th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Will Trump Start A Nuclear War?

President Trump’s over-the-top rhetoric has the world on edge, but what effect does it have on Kim Jung Un? Good question, right? As we gauge the international reaction to North Korea’s continued missile launches, here’s a list of what we don’t know; Does Kim have the capability to launch a missile with a fissionable device …

December 16th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Does “Smart” Barbie Look a Little Heavier?

The latest barrage of sexual assault and harassment allegations against men has me thinking and viewing the world differently. As it should. A friend sent me this picture of two Barbies. There’s the “scientist” Barbie and “ice skater” Barbie. They are both attractive representations, but the scientist Barbie seems to be dressed more modestly, and …

December 16th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Trump Banning Words In Science

Banning valid terminology from government reports is both ignorant and dangerous,” Arthur Caplan, professor of bioethics at New York University’s School of Medicine, told HuffPost in an email. “Not since Lysenko and Stalin has government made hate, malice and duplicity official policy. The Trump administration with its seven-dirty-words policy has now elevated lying to a …

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December 15th, 2017

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InsideChip News: Paul Ryan’s Soul Search

Roy Moore still hasn’t conceded, and his press spokesman actually said this, Judge Moore is loved in Alabama. and has touched a lot of people.” Uh Dude? I think that was the problem. Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in …

December 15th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Baby, Please Don’t Go

The annual White House Christmas party for reporters is always worthy of a few jokes. During the course of the year a popular joke among the press corps is “Man you pissed them off. You won’t get an invitation to the Christmas party.” Apparently April Ryan, the African American reporter from American Urban Radio Networks,  did just that. She …

December 14th, 2017

Chip Franklin

The Tax Bill: Sausage Getting Made

If there’s anything certain in politics, it’s this: politics always wins. The GOP Tax bill first promised big cuts for the middle-class, then scared a lot of Americans with the threat of draconian cuts in long established areas, and now is positioned to do as originally intended; provide tax relief for corporations. To be sure, …

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December 14th, 2017

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InsideChip News: Huckabee Goes Off

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com “Roy Moore is still not ready to concede the election. He says he found a loophole in a 20 yr old law. A 20 yr …

December 13th, 2017

Chip Franklin

When “They” Lose, Do “You” Win?

The Democratic party had a great Tuesday, or maybe the GOP had a horrific one. Is there a difference? Politics is like those geometry tests where the two trains are heading for a crash. You just have to calculate when. In the case of Jones vs Alabama, GOP voters rejected Moore. And in doing so, …

December 12th, 2017

Chip Franklin

The War On Christmas? Sign Me Up!

Spoiler alert: Santa is “Fake News.” I’m kidding of course, although in this political climate, who knows? How did Christmas get so complicated? I love Christmas, but I still say Holidays. Not because I’m afraid of offending my Jewish, Muslim, or Christian friends; I say “Happy Holidays” just to tweak Republicans who think I’m being …

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December 11th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip News: Less Of Moore, Please

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com The president made a robocall for this guy, Roy Moore, and Trump compared Moore to a force of nature. Force of nature? Yeah, Roy Moore …

December 10th, 2017

Chip Franklin

The Washington Post and Trump’s Small Hands

The Washington Post has been on the front lines of a political battle with a President before, but has acknowledged that these are unique times. Tweets, Facebook, Russian bots and Trump’s own Pravda, FOX news, have made it even harder, not to accurately report the news, but to battle Trump’s claims to the contrary. Almost …

December 8th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Diversity Our Greatest Strength Against GOP

A Republican congressman says “diversity” is not a strength. He says it’s “common sense.” Well, what do you expect from a white, middle aged man from the mid-west? Actually, all of evolutionary science says the opposite. The only thing to survive a nuclear war will be cockroaches (and possibly my student debt), and that’s because …

December 8th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Diversity is Our Greatest Strength Against Republicans

A Republican congressman says “diversity” is not a strength. He says it’s “common sense.” Well, what do you expect from a white, middle aged man from the mid-west? Actually, all of evolutionary science says the opposite. The only thing to survive a nuclear war will be cockroaches (and possibly my my student debt,) and that’s …

December 8th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Give Peace A Chance. Again

John Lennon wasn’t my hero. I was too young for the Beatles; they “retired” in 1970. I heard their music over the years, but it didn’t resonate. The Beatle who died 37 years ago today was an enigma to a teenage boy growing up as a musician. Instead of wallowing in excess, he married this …

December 7th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Democrats Take The High Road, After All Else Fails

An Alabaman church is comparing Roy Moore’s accusers to the Romans and going on to compare Moore’s plight to the guy for whom after they named their church. Here’s the problem with that logic; JC didn’t fondle 14 year-olds. And to quote a t-shirt from the 70’s, “Jesus is coming, and boy is he pissed!” …

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December 6th, 2017

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InsideChip News: At Least Michael Flynn Didn’t Grope Any Russians

A new poll has found that 50 percent of Roy Moore’s supporters plan to vote for him because “he’s the best person for the job.” Of course they think the job is Santa Clause at the mall Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to …

December 6th, 2017

Chip Franklin

When Moore Wins, Blame Franken

We are not an incredibly sophisticated country. By that I mean we live in the literal, where nuance goes to die. Where Americans deny the existence of time because the hands of a clock move with a grace and subtlety that escapes their lazy gaze. Where a Donald Trump can wrap his vitriolic hate in …

December 5th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Will The Real GOP Please Stand Up?

Note: I’m burying the lead, but follow me. With all of the talk of obstruction and the legal maneuvering it will take to end this Faustian nightmare, one thing to remember is Roy Moore. Just two weeks ago, McConnell and Co denounced Moore as a predator. They actually said “predator.” They discussed how they would …

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December 4th, 2017

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InsideChip News: Is Trump Profoundly Unbalanced?

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com “Some psychiatrists say his body language shows disturbing signs, where other mental health professionals say …

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December 4th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-Taxes and Oxy

Chip Franklin is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

December 4th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Hey Billy! Maybe He Was Referring To You!

Good for you Billy, although anyone with your last name should be able to spot that a mile away. Trump insults us with an insinuation that the voice on the now infamous “grab pussy” tape may not be his. But Billy Bush came to our rescue by reassuring the 1/2 of 1% of America that …

December 2nd, 2017

Chip Franklin

A New Variation On A Familar Refrain

Arriving in New York for a fundraiser for his 2020 campaign, Trump was welcomed by a variation on his chant. “Lock Him Up, Lock Him Up” filled the air as Trump’s limo pulled up, but once inside he boasted how popular he has become. “New numbers just came out. I’m unbeatable!” Trump boasted. But there …

December 2nd, 2017

Chip Franklin

No Collusion? Let’s Define it First

Trump denies he colluded with Russians. So what is collusion? Collusion is among other things an agreement between two or more parties to obtain an objective forbidden by law. That sounds pretty straightforward. So let’s go back to the Manafort, Kushner, Trump Jr. meeting at the Trump tower in June, 2016, when Trump Jr. expressed …

December 2nd, 2017

Chip Franklin

Boycott San Francisco or Boycott The Facts?

There’s a small, but emotional group of Americans who are upset at the Kate Steinle verdict and are calling for a boycott of San Francisco. The problem is they’re boycotting the wrong things. The jury that found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty of murder, considered the facts and returned with the only verdict they could. …

December 2nd, 2017

Chip Franklin

The White House Xmas Party? I Won’t Be Attending.

The annual White House Christmas party for reporters is always worthy of a few jokes. During the course of the year a popular joke among the press corps is “Man you pissed them off. You won’t get an invitation to the Christmas party.” Apparently April Ryan, the African American reporter from American Urban Radio Networks, …

December 1st, 2017

Chip Franklin

Wal-Mart: America’s Real Embarrassment

Wal-Mart is a great place to shop. That is if you don’t mind the under-paid employees, the shitty benefits, the guns and groceries beatdown of America’s small businesses, the Chinese influence and now this; Violence and racism. The T-shirt pictured here was on sale at Wal-Mart until just recently. No, really. Wal-Mart sold a t-shirt …

December 1st, 2017

Chip Franklin

We Need Tiger

I was at my desk, listening to ESPN, when I heard a report that Tiger Woods had shot a 69. I smiled. When Tiger Woods was on, there was no other. I’ve seen Jack and Arnie, Trevino, Hogan and Player and if I had to bet on one ball-striker for 18 holes, in his day, …

December 1st, 2017

Chip Franklin

Did Flynn Cooperate To Save His Son?

What does Flynn’s arrest mean? The former National Security Advisor’s guilty plea indicates that he’s cooperating with Mueller. He could have been charged with multiple offenses, from his work with Turkey, to possible perjury charges. But what does that mean for the President and his star-crossed family and administration? Trump has dealings with the Russians …

December 1st, 2017

Chip Franklin

The Real Reason Why Kate Steinle Died

The reason Kate Steinle is dead has nothing to do with “Illegal” immigration or sanctuary cities or building border walls. But that’s what you’ll hear. And without a sense of irony, or forensic insight, that’s the conclusion you might draw. But you’d be wrong. Kate Steinle is dead because elected US Government officials in Washington …

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November 30th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip, InsideNews Nov 30

Chip Franklin is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

November 29th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Kim Won’t Fire First, Unless He’s Cornered.

There is a crazy man who has nukes and is a threat to the United States. But it ain’t Kim Jung Un. Instead of working back-door channels to try and ease world tensions, Trump and Mattis are escalating the situation with muscle flexing rhetoric. But the question is, why? Why would Kim launch unless he …

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November 27th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip, InsideTrump

Chip Franklin is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Trump is now saying that the infamous Access Hollywood tape is fake. Says it …

November 26th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Trump Say He Turned Down “Person Of The Year”

Time doesn’t ask people if they want to appear on their cover any more than a flu virus asks permission to infect you. If Time chooses Trump, it will be an ironic selection, one honoring the tremendous failures that beset this democratic train-wreck. But Trump’s grandiose lie however, is but one of those frightening tidbits …

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November 23rd, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip, InsideThanksgiving

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Trump’s tax plan works like this; rich people won’t pay taxes in the hope that …

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November 19th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews “The Drudge Effect”

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com The Drudge Report started 20 years ago with a semen stained dress, and it’s been …

November 18th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Trump Dares “Biggest Loser” To Run Again

President Trump is challenging Hillary Clinton to run for the office he currently occupies, and of course, insulting her in the process. Trump, presumably tweeting from the toilet Saturday morning, said “Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time. She just can’t stop, which is so good for the Republican Party.” …

November 17th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Time For Men To Be Men

There is a great difference between what Al Franken admits doing and the actions of Roy Moore. There is even a greater difference, however, between the actions of these two men and the rest of us who shake our heads and collectively ask, WTF? Why would a man touch or kiss a woman without her …

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November 16th, 2017

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InsideChip, InsideNews Nov 18

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Trump yesterday removed restrictions on importing African elephant trophies, meaning Americans will soon be able …

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November 15th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip, InsideNews Nov 15

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com The three idiots from UCLA caught shoplifting in China are now free. While in China …

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November 14th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews Nov 14

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Mattel is introducing “Hijab Barbie” Thats right, the new Muslim Barbie will be in stores …

November 13th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Drudge, Rasmussen So Full Of Shit They Could Fertilize The Earth

Every poll in the world has Trump’s approval rating in the 30’s, an historically, embarrassing low, even for this amoral sociopathic creep. All polls except for Rasmussen, who frequently has Trump near 50%. Why? Because like Drudge, they lie. They talk to select groups and ask leading questions. It’s like going to a playground and …

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November 12th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews, Nov 13

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Sean Hannity, who’s soul disappeared sometime in the 90’s, proved it when he wholeheartedly supported …

November 11th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Putin Plays Trump Like His Little Bitch

Trump, while visiting Vietnam, 50 years older, fatter, and bone spurs nowhere to be found, lied again about the Russians. Telling reporters that he asked Putin if he meddled in the 2016 elections, Trump said the Russian president denied it. Again and again. “I can’t ask anymore. I believe him.” So Trump says he believes …

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November 9th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews Nov 9

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Senator Rand Paul’s neighbor allegedly beat the crap out of Paul up because he didn’t …

November 9th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Trump: Hey China, You Know How You Raped Us? Good On You!

Here’s what Trump doesn’t understand about international trade; tariffs, duties, civil rights, irony and everything else. Lashing out at China during the campaign, he said “China is raping us.” That’s pretty hard to walk back, unless you’re a guy who thinks he can walk up a country and grab its pussy. But China has been …

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November 7th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip InsideNews Nov 8

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Trump is the alcoholic husband you see on COPS pounding on the door at 2:00am …

November 7th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Trump Asks NKorea to Disarm After Threatening To Nuke ‘Em. Brilliant!

Trump “urging ” North Korea to get rid of nuclear weapons is like the abusive husband pleading to his wife to just unlock the door. “I promise  won’t hurt you baby.” No doubt that Kim Jong Un was disappointed when Trump replaced him as the craziest f*cker in the world, but even this the brutal …

November 5th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Our Founding Fathers Sucked At Math

Ron Chernow is the author of “Hamilton,” the book that inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical. And in his 700-plus pages of remarkable insight, he does come to some remarkably shocking conclusions. One is that our founding fathers sucked at math. It’s true. Hidden inside the compromise that relocated the nation’s capital from New York to …

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November 3rd, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews Nov 3

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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November 2nd, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews Nov 2

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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November 1st, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews Nov 1

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com  

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November 1st, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews Oct 27

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

October 26th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Sexual Assault; A Bi-Partisan Shit Show

Mark Halperin is the latest creep to emerge in the exploding story of sexual assault in America. And I hope you aren’t surprised that a “journalist” is in the mix. This isn’t about Republicans or Democrats, although Bill O’Reilly, the darling of the right invoking God was worth a smirk. No, From Bush 41 to …

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October 26th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews Oct 26

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

October 24th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Bill O’Reilly; “I’m Mad at God.” God says, “Go F*ck Yourself.”

Bill O’Reilly pulled the God card last night, in that he thinks God let him down in the ongoing harassment case(s). Let me say this about God; I hope you exist if for no other reason than to fire a thunderbolt at this self-aggrandizing turd. O’Reilly is the epitome of white-privilege and Caucasian entitlement. His …

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October 23rd, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews Oct 23

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

October 22nd, 2017

Chip Franklin

Millennials Are Paying For It, But Will The Democrats Pay More?

The good news is… Since the election, millennials have stepped up. Subscriptions to “real media,” that is publications with traditional standards of verification, multiple sourced investigations and on-staff ombudsmen, have more than doubled since Trump’s election. And that’s good news. The bad news is, if you’re a Democrat, the truth hurts. The optimistic uptick comes …

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October 19th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews Oct 22

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

October 19th, 2017

Chip Franklin

He Can’t Stop Lying, He Won’t Stop Lying, Does He Even Know He’s Lying?

Donald Trump lies so frequently, so clumsily, so profoundly that keeping track of them is like trading penny stocks. He lied in 1987 when he said he saw the market crash coming and shorted it. But unlike the Trump pump and dump world of finance, he is now the President of the United States, and …

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October 18th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews Oct 18

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

October 18th, 2017

Chip Franklin

“Fake News;” The New Normal, The New Danger

For theater of the absurd, you could not beat the scene at the White House Monday afternoon. On the back steps of the Oval Office leading to the Rose Garden President Donald Trump trotted out Senator Mitch McConnell as the two renewed their vows for the media. The President, who had only one full news …

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October 17th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews Oct 17

The Dow Jones industrial average exceeded 23,000 for the first time in US history. Trump supporters and Wall Street analysts say it shows the presidents strong leadership on economic issues. The people in Puerto Rico however said, go f*ck yourself. Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk …

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October 16th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews Oct 16

Trump played a round of golf Sunday with KY Senator Rand Paul, normally a tough critic of Trump. When asked by reporters who won the game, Paul said. “The president never loses, and if you excuse me, I have to go get something out of my ass.”

October 15th, 2017

Chip Franklin

White Guy Mails Bomb…Hmm, Where Was He Radicalized?

The rhetoric is heating up. And that means in this increasingly polarized environment, it’s dangerous out there. But the danger isn’t coming from Islam, Black Lives Matter, or even Antifa. No, it’s spreading thru Radicalized Caucasians. Since 2001, the greatest danger to Americans are these skinhead, Breitbart-like Trump sympathizers who are attacking LGBT, people of …

October 14th, 2017

Chip Franklin

The Right To (My) Life

When does life begin? That’s a question for the ages. Some say life begins at conception, others say life begins at birth. Newt Gingrich says life begins after he divorces a cancer-ridden wife. The point is, no one knows, but that doesn’t stop anti-abortion groups from pretending they do. It’s no coincidence that the current …

October 12th, 2017

Chip Franklin

The NRA’s New Slogan

The NRA needs a new slogan for the Trump era. Instead of “guns don’t kill people,”  how about “Let’s Kill All The Fucking Libtards.” Don’t laugh. Remember Trump imploring NRA members to “do something about Hillary?” Trump didn’t just tap into the uniformed deplorables, he didn’t just “fire up the base,” he’s arming these crazy …

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October 11th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews Oct 11

Dear sirs, I’ll keep this short. STFU.

October 10th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Women Can Be Pigs Too

Fashion designer Donna Karan came out in defense of Harvey Weinstein today, saying that women in Hollywood were “asking” for trouble. A couple of points. If women are “asking” for it, they’re not asking me and apparently, women can be just as ignorant as men. Weinstein is everything I hate about Hollywood, and ironically, many …

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October 9th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews Oct 9

People are watching to see how liberals respond to Trump. So act like you talk, because now it really matters.

October 6th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Are You Ready For Some Redneck?

These are ironic times. Or maybe not. I was watching Monday Night Football a couple weeks ago when Hank Williams Jr.’s “Are You Ready For Some Football” rattled my cage. In case you don’t remember, this is the song that opened Monday Night Football for more than a decade until Williams was fired in 2011 …

October 4th, 2017

Chip Franklin

We are Under Attack and the Terrorists Are White Men With Guns

While Trump bans Muslims and attacks people of color, a dark shadow emerges. While Trump scorns the peaceful protests of NFL players, calling them sons of bitches, a plot unfolds. While Mexican-Americans feed the nation, and 800,000 fully vetted Dreamers go to work and go to school, Trump calls them rapists and murderers and Congress …

October 3rd, 2017

Chip Franklin

An American Man With Few Peers

“Well I don’t know, but I’ve been told, You never slow down, you never grow old.” Tom Petty’s sudden departure has affected me profoundly. Maybe because he left me when I needed him most, with the world seemingly beginning to unravel. I don’t know. But I just didn’t love his music, I loved Tom Petty. …

October 3rd, 2017

Chip Franklin

Media Negative on Trump? Well, Yeah. He’s a Sociopath

Trump is right; his coverage in the media is 95% negative. My question is; WTF is with the other 5%. Covering Trump is like watching that NBC Dateline show, where the person next door was a psychopath all along. Of course, we all knew Trump was off. But this off? From his racist past, to …

October 2nd, 2017

Chip Franklin

I Don’t Give a Shit About Your Handgun

Usually, I’m slightly amused when “gun rights” advocates parse words over the definition of an “assault rifle.” But not today. Dozens dead, hundreds injured, and you will again scream about your right to own a gun. So let me get this out there. I don’t give a shit about your handguns. Despite the overwhelming evidence …

October 2nd, 2017

Chip Franklin

Trump Dedicates Golf Trophy to Hurricane Victims?

President Trump, who was not in Washington working on relief efforts, Russian hacking, Health Care, infrastructure or North Korea, dedicated a golf trophy to the victims in Puerto Rico while golfing in New jersey. They might have appreciated the effort, except that they don’t have fucking electricity to see their President insult them.

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September 30th, 2017

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September 30th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Rasmussen Finalist for Worst Person in the World

The Drudge Report frequently screams that Trump’s polling is up. But the truth is, only one polling company ever cites such a thing, and it’s Rasmussen. They find Trump’s approval ratings 10-20% higher than the dozens of legitimate pollsters. Because they make it up. And now this; conservative pollster Scott Rasmussen has accused scientists of falsifying …

September 29th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Darrell Hammond; What a Real Artist Looks Like

The Washington Post published an extensive piece today on SNL veteran Darrell Hammond, a friend of mine whom I met back in 80s. Normally, I would hesitate to call him a friend, in that we were on the road together 30 years ago when no one knew our names, and today he is one of …

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September 28th, 2017

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September 28th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Hugh Hefner Was a First Class Creep

As we look back on the life of Hugh Hefner, I hear revisionist rumblings of how he was a “crusader” for the sexual revolution. Really? Sex doesn’t need a crusader. In case you haven’t noticed, there’s almost seven billion people in the world. Sex is doing just fine. Hugh Hefner wasn’t a visionary. He was …

September 28th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Trump Says NFL (White) Owners Are Afraid of (Black) Players

Trump’s racist undertones are not so subtle these days, but never more then when he says that owners are “afraid” of the players. Think about that. White billionaires are afraid of mostly African-American players. Actually, the owners should be afraid of failing ratings, CTE, and having an ally like the current POTUS, a man whose …

September 26th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Lawmakers Want to Withhold Funds From Kneeling NFL

Never underestimate the ability of Americans to miss the f*ckin point. This never was about the flag, it’s about young, African-American males getting shot at a rate 21x the rest of America. They took a knee to a three-hundred year old drinking song with racist lyrics. And now elected officials want to deny funding to …

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September 26th, 2017

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September 26th, 2017

Chip Franklin

California Shoring Up Plans For Korean Nuke? Here’s The Plan; There is No Plan

I am, unfortunately, old enough to remember the cold war. And here’s what I remember most; In the event of a nuclear attack, You’re fucked. Any public official who pretends that there are government contingencies for a nuclear attack are at the best “full of shit,” and at the worst, “full of shit and they …

September 25th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Courage is Kaepernick, and Now This Guy

I have two heroes today; Colin Kaepernick and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Colin Kaepernick is an unemployed professional football player who ignited the US with his protest against the shooting of young, unarmed black males. And all he did was nothing. Colin Kaepernick sat still during the national anthem. That’s it. He didn’t raise a fist …

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September 24th, 2017

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September 24th, 2017

Chip Franklin

How Crazy is This Guy? Trump Uses Racism to Distract From Treason

I understand that Trump’s initial plan is working. He’s losing on both Russia and Health Care, so he bloats out new racist blather, hoping it will distract us from his treasonous acts and political failure. Who would do that? We are approaching a point where serious people need to consider these two words; President Pence.


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September 22nd, 2017

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September 14th, 2017

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September 14th, 2017

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For Every 20-Foot Wall, There’s a 21-Foot Ladder

Trump’s insistence on building a wall, a beautiful wall, is really not about a wall. It’s about the “idea” of building a wall. Trump says he knows how to build things, like his Trump towers, so a wall would be easy. (Although I’m not sure how the two compare, unless he built a 2200 mile-high …

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September 14th, 2017

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September 9th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Blowhard Limbaugh Reaches Hurricane Level Bullshit

Rush Limbaugh, who once again railed that the science of climate change is a hoax, and that Irma’s fury was being exaggerated to perpetuate a lie, fled Florida Thursday to escape the imaginary 185 mph winds. The convicted pill-popping dough boy got on his private jet and flew above the millions of bleary-eyed ditto heads …

August 7th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Libertarians Need To Wake Up

Libertarian? My realization after riding this train after 9/11 thru the 2008 crash is there is no such thing. The truth is we are a great country, not because of business, but because of the great government programs that created a competitive playing field. I know, having lived in DC for most of my life …

August 2nd, 2017

Chip Franklin

Progressives and Evolution

I’m a progressive who 17 years ago was a social liberal, fiscal conservative. Or more to the point, I was wrong. It took two recessions and real-life experiences to truly understand the macro-economics at play. The best way to understand capitalism is to first understand “capital.” Let’s imagine capital as a pile of baseball bats. …

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