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Robert Cleveland

I am the General Manager for a nationwide document management solutions company, and a devoted husband and father. I am also a news junkie, always trying to stay up on the goings-on in politics in the United States and across the world.

I have an utterly useless BA in Liberal Studies from Cal State Bakersfield, and a Master's Degree in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.

I'm always focused on my true loves: politics, my wife, technology, and my daughters (not in that order).

In my free time (what little of it I have), I love to write about politics - you can find my writings here on my blog, at, and at

I am also featured every Thursday afternoon at 1:00 PM on the Jaz McKay show on KNZR Radio

Trump vs The 1st

Even though he isn’t officially the president until January, it seems that President-Elect Donald Trump can’t do much of anything without stirring up some controversy.  In the weeks since the election, the media has devoted ridiculous amounts of time and energy to micro-analyzing every name drop or rumor related to […]

Change We Can Believe In

Before the election: Conservatives abandoning their principles Republicans bullying everyone to vote for Trump Democrats bullying everyone to vote for Clinton Everyone pushing the narrative that the world will end if the other guy gets elected This is how it felt, as someone who disliked all of the candidates, writing […]

What 2016 Says About Us

Reprinted from original, found on AND Magazine. Who do we really want to be? While I’ve written quite a bit about the 2016 election, with only days to go, I feel like I haven’t been completely honest about how I truly feel about what this, the most contentious election in my […]

Double-Standard Democrats

My latest column is up at AND Magazine! Here is an excerpt: How to describe Democrats and double-standards? They’re like white on rice. Like peas and carrots. Like pigs in…well, you get the idea. The Democrat Party is full of contradictions, such as President Obama, the head of one of […]

Trumpkins Attack!

I find it amusing how Trump’s followers continue to jump all over Megyn Kelly, in a grudge that started over a year ago with a less-than-fawning question at the first GOP Primary Debate. I’m not a fan of Donald Trump or FOX News (I don’t watch cable news, except for […]

The Drama Of Betrayal

My latest column is up at AND Magazine! Here is an excerpt: Another year, another manufactured drama over federal spending. Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss. According to the narrative pushed by the news media, Harry Reid and Senate Democrats heroically stood up to those evil Republicans, […]

Johnson Envy

For a while now, I’ve been thinking about voting for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee, though I will admit that Johnson makes it a difficult decision for my conservative self to make.  I like the Libertarian Party’s platform, and I strongly identify with Libertarian principles, but as a candidate, […]

Debate 2016?

My latest column is up at AND Magazine! Here is an excerpt: This election has had a strange effect on me. I’m feeling things that I’ve never felt before, and no, it’s no “thrill up my leg” a la Chris Matthews. I think the actual medical term for it is Dontgiveashititis, […]

Culture of Corruption

My latest column is up at AND Magazine! Here is an excerpt: A lot of hay has been made of Hillary’s email scandal, and as time goes on, the scandals surrounding the Democrat presidential nominee continue to deepen. But one thing that strikes me as I watch the latest Clinton […]