The Best Hour in Television History?


Timothy Olyphant as US Marshall Raylan Givens in FX’s “Justified”
When I was first married, we basically watched prime television on one night– Thursday.  First stop CBS for Magnum P.I., then over to ABC for Taxi and Barney Miller, and ending up on NBC for Hill Street Blues.  Other than that, it was mostly sports and [...]

Bad medicine: ER nurse knows and fears the reality of ObamaCare


Pushing an overburdened emergency care system to the brink
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By Kerry Allen
As an Emergency Room nurse I am very skeptical of the new health care reform bill – to say the least.  But now that Congress is no longer tied up with this legislative monster, I have a few questions and concerns for them to address.
As a [...]

A Potential Roadblock to Conservative Victory


Today on National Review Online, Sean Hannity delivers a thumbnail sketch of his latest book’s thesis—“The American people have woken up to President Obama’s true agenda. It’s up to the GOP to make the most of it”:
No president in the history of modern polling has lost so much support in so short a period of [...]

Fox News Delivers the Progressive Slapdown


When I was a newly-minted journalist we called Ted Turner’s Cable News Network the Chicken Noodle Network. Today that poultry- based moniker seems poised to make a return.  The NY Times reports this morning:
CNN continued what has become a precipitous decline in ratings for its prime-time programs in the first quarter of 2010, [...]

How Feminists Judge: “He Looks Rape-y”


The aftermath of my column
For the past two days, I have been embroiled in an enormous campus controversy concerning a column I wrote criticizing the concept of “date rape” and decrying the victim-based ideology of the sexual left. Printed in the university’s paper, the American University Eagle, the column went up on its website on [...]

Moscow Bombings Already Being Misunderstood


It’s been less than 48 hours and the terrorist attacks in Moscow are already being misunderstood. The media is already trying to frame the conflict in nationalist terms, failing to see how extremist ideological movements attach themselves to nationalist causes, viewing them as a subset of their overall worldwide struggle.
In CNN.com’s report about the bombings [...]

We’re All Emmanuel Goldsteins Now


It was nearly eleven hundred, and in the RECORDS DEPARTMENT, they were dragging the chairs out of the cubicles and grouping them in the centre of the hall opposite the big telescreen, in preparation for the Two Minutes Hate….
The next moment a hideous, grinding speech, as of some monstrous machine running without oil, burst from [...]

“Racist!” Much More Than an Alinsky Tactic


Writing for the New York Times Saturday, columnist Frank Rich parrots the reverberations of the insular Manhattan liberal echo-chamber by claiming that he — who has never been to a tea party, never had a conversation with a tea partier, exudes deep disdain for the “parochial” brood, etc. — has somehow tapped into the secret [...]

Polls show that most polls are stupid


Media Matters has been crowing about a survey that’s been widely reported upon by the left:
A Harris poll released on March 24 found that a majority of Republican respondents believe that President Obama “is a socialist,” “wants to take away Americans’ right to own guns,” “is a Muslim,” “wants to turn over the sovereignty of [...]

When Do We Stand With Putin? When Jihad Comes To Russia


Yesterday, two female suicide bombers killed themselves and 39 others at two of Moscow’s subway stations. 70 innocent Muscovites were hospitalized, five of whom are in critical condition.
Russia’s Director of the Federal Security Bureau, Alexander Bortnikov, said that this gruesome terrorist attack was most likely carried out by “a terrorist group from the northern Caucasus.” Matt Gurney [...]