The Left Wants Government to Swallow Our Universities

Richard D. Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the progressive Century Foundation , wrote an op-ed article for the New York Times entitled “Elite Colleges, or Colleges for the Elite.”   Kahlenberg argued that a way should be found for the federal govenment to intervene in the decisions of each private university and college, preventing them from considering in the [...]

Obama Gets Tough on Terrorists, Leftist Heads Explode

When I saw the title “Obama’s Terrorism Policies Worse Than Bush’s” at the Daily Beast, I rolled my eyes and clicked, expecting to find another boring hand-wringing fest about how Barack Obama hasn’t done enough to undo George W. Bush’s eeevil counter-terror policies like Guantanamo Bay. Actually, author Roger Hodge has something a bit bigger [...]

“Blogfather” of Iran Sentenced to Jail

The father of blogging in Iran and the man who helped numerous people find their voice by teaching them step by step how to start blogs has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in jail, as reported by CNN yesterday: Hossein Derakhshan was “convicted of cooperating with enemy states, making propaganda against the Islamic system [...]

Should Christine O’Donnell Be Talking So Much About God?

When the Journolist scandal broke, the leftist media’s behind-the-scenes communications about Sarah Palin revealed an anti-Christian sentiment. Now, as two stories about faith, one from President Obama and one from Christine O’Donnell, hit the headlines at roughly the same time but with very different perspectives, we take note of a clear example of anti-Christian attitudes being directed against [...]

NewsReal Blog Is Looking for Writers Interested In Politics and Popular Culture

Newsreal Blog’s Concession Stand section has grown considerably in the last few months, but we’re not about to let the momentum stop. I am looking for a few more people who want to write about politics and pop culture. Popular culture is one of the best ways to reach a massive audience. It is also [...]

3D Star Wars Coming to Theaters, Many Fans Less Than Thrilled

Star Wars is on it’s way back to theaters in 2012. Creator George Lucas has long hinted at his intention to re-re-release his popular space saga utilizing state-of-the-art exhibition technology. Lucasfilm Ltd and Twentieth Century Fox film studio, which are behind the movies, said on Wednesday they will release 3D versions of all six films [...]

Which Minority Most Resembles Gays? (It’s Not Blacks…)

One thing Ann Coulter said in her remarks to GoProud caught my attention. From the following site: “Marriage is not a civil right – you’re not black!” Coulter then went on to pontificate upon her view that gays are among the wealthiest demographic in the United States, saying, “Blacks must be looking at the gays [...]

SNL Mocks Obama, Pelosi for Their Eloquent Grace Under Fire

“Saturday Night Live” (SNL) is held up by “television historians” as a paragon of insightful, ruthless satire of the political scene. Whatever merits SNL might have once had in that department, lately its level of political analysis has been about as deep as the shot glasses its writers undoubtedly empty before they pen each week’s [...]

Media Matters’ 9 Most Embarrassing Screw Ups

When I first started writing for NewsReal Blog, I was assigned the Media Matters beat, mocking and debunking those self-appointed “media watchdogs” of the Left. “But if you get burned out, we’ll understand,” my editor added. “That site is pretty toxic.” “I can handle it,” I chirped in my best “seasoned professional” voice. Oh well. [...]

Adopt a Dissenting Book: Thomas Sowell’s Migrations and Cultures: A World View

The Freedom Center’s new campus campaign will aid students in encouraging their professors to adopt books into their classes which express ideas that are often neglected in today’s academia. To download the student guide click here. Sign the petition to adopt a dissenting book here. To read David Horowitz’s speech about the campaign click here. At NRB we’ll [...]