Pamela Geller NRB Interview: “Trade Freedom for Peace and You Get Neither”


You’ve probably read about Pamela Geller of late, or seen her on the news. Most recently, she received a long profile in The New York Times. She has a book out with Robert Spencer, “The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America” and a very successful blog, Atlas Shrugs. Geller has also been unfairly [...]

On the “Private” Lives of Politicians


No this post isn’t just about John Edwards cheating on his cancer-stricken wife. But here’s a question: Why aren’t we allowed to talk about the “private lives” of politicians? I ask because questioners are raising questions about Australia’s first female PM, Julia Gillard and her former lovers.  Meanwhile, anti-questioners in the elite media are questioning [...]

Australia Turns Right on Immigration


Can Republicans and so-called Blue Dog Democrats benefit from following the Australian elections? I know Obama is paying attention. Why? Because it looks like a debate over immigration. What’s more, former-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was recently rolled by the now-Prime Minister Julia Gillard, in part, because he wouldn’t get tough on border security.
When the leftwing [...]

Aslan: “New Atheists Give Atheism a Bad Name”


Reza Aslan is no stranger to controversy:

Iraq should look to Israel for a model that combines democracy and religious belief.

But now the Daily Beast columnist is taking on the “new atheists” and their “peculiarly evangelistic” sermons. On The Washington Post’s website he states:
There is, as has often been noted, something peculiarly evangelistic about what has [...]

Greg Gutfeld: “Environmentalists Want You Dead”


Well, someone had to say it.
In his controversial new book The Bible of Unspeakable Truths, the host of Fox News’s Red Eye, Greg Gutfeld writes (p.25):
Laurie David, Al Gore, Prince Charles, and Arianna Huffington are in a quandary: How can they continue to lecture Wal-Mart shoppers about their ever-increasing carbon footprint, when they find themselves [...]

NRB Sunday Interview: Atheist S.E. Cupp: “I Love Conversion Attempts”


This week, I asked the busy author of Losing Our Religion, S.E. Cupp, two questions and she was gracious enough to respond.
One: What do atheists do on Sunday mornings? (Sorry, I had to ask.)
I have no idea what other atheists do on Sunday morning. I reject all attempts at categorizing this group as homogeneous. Atheists [...]

NRB Book Club: Atheist S.E. Cupp: “Ignoring America’s Christian Culture” is “Abuse of Power”


Click here to purchase S.E. Cupp’s Losing Our Religion
In George Orwell’s classic 1984, the state becomes God and we meet thought criminals like Ampleforth. His big mistake was to allow the “G” word to remain at the end of one of Kipling’s poems. For his sins he shall pay! Even sweet church bells are silenced. Likewise, [...]

NRB Book Club: Christopher Hitchens on Horowitz and Humor


It sounds like a cliché. “If Hitchens didn’t exist,” wrote Ian McEwan, “we wouldn’t be able to invent him.”
I’m looking at Christopher Hitchens’ latest book. On the front-cover he’s smoking and (my guess) sending secret smoke signals to neo-conservatives. And yet, in the world of politics, no-one appears more complicated than Christopher Hitchens because of [...]

In Support of School-Based Shooting Clubs


Some weeks ago, I was helping a local hunter move some guns and shooting -related products to a private location. There were no drugs involved. And yes, I expect to be the subject of an unfair and unbalanced Michael Moore documentary in the near future.  But it got me thinking. Why do so many people [...]

Oops! Black Children Better Off with Married Parents


No serious person believes our “private” lives have no impact whatsoever on society at large. Furthermore, such a person does also not believe that the number of fatherless boys in jail is just a coincidence. To put it more dramatically: the West’s expressive divorce culture has destroyed more lives than the bombing of Hiroshima.
But more [...]