Why Journolist Is No Big Deal (Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One…)


The Daily Beast’s Reihan Salam gets a gold star for Most Vapid Defense of Journolist. He says that the scandal has “inflamed conservatives with a persecution complex,” but promises to explain “what its critics don’t understand about the Web.” And what don’t we understand about the Web?

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“Eradicating Islam” Reconsidered


Islam is not a religion of peace. Far more of its adherents are sympathetic to its radical elements than the West is willing to admit, and we desperately need to begin talking honestly about the problem. But outright calls to “eradicate Islam in the West” raise serious concerns about religious liberty, imprecisely identify our enemy, [...]

Journogate Exposes the Superficiality of Liberal Elitism


While this week’s steady flow of juicy revelations about left-wing “journalists” letting the impartiality mask slip behind the closed doors of Journolist needs to be heard by every American, there are only so many ways of saying “the mainstream media got caught conspiring to lie, cheat and smear.” Perhaps the more interesting question to [...]

Did Conservatives Jump the Gun on the Sherrod Scandal?


When Andrew Breitbart gave the NAACP a taste of its own medicine by releasing video of Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod expressing ambivalence toward a white farmer, the Left knew it looked bad, but thought they could at least hit back with an accusation that he took the remarks out of context. But as Breitbart [...]

Is Jan Brewer “The Governor Who Hates Her State”?


The Left wants to destroy Governor Jan Brewer for her support of Arizona’s immigration enforcement law. In a column provocatively titled “The Governor Who Hates Her State,” Daily Beast senior editor Bryan Curtis has hit upon a novel line of attack: she’s being mean to Arizona!
Taken together, Brewer’s speeches, campaign commercials, and Fox News [...]

On DOMA, It’s the Tea Party’s Turn to Read the Bill


I had a different reaction to that Washington Post article on the Tea Party movement and same-sex marriage than Chris Barnhart did. I fully understand that the Tea Party isn’t really traditionally conservative, but a loose association of voters and activists fed up with excessive taxes and spending—TEA stands for “Taxed Enough Already,” after all—and [...]

Michael Meyers: Obsolete, Partisan NAACP Suffering “Brain Death”


For years, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s mission has been advancing the Left, not minorities, and it’s never been more obvious than it is today, thanks to their partisan, demagogic attack on the Tea Party movement. Last night, the New York Civil Rights Coalition’s Michael Meyers told Sean Hannity:

MEYERS: [A]nd the [...]

Birth Control Reminder: “Access” Doesn’t Mean “Subsidy”


ObamaCare has been out of the spotlight for a while, which might account for the increased public support the boondoggle has enjoyed lately. Allowing ObamaCare to slip away from the conversation is troubling for all sorts of reasons, chief among them all the surprises in the 3,000-page law still waiting to be revealed. At the [...]

Campus Thought Police: Opposition to Homosexuality Doesn’t Exist


Being force-fed a single side of the story is only half of the problem with classroom indoctrination; the other half is silencing the other side. At Chicago Now, Emily Zanotti has a simply unreal story about a professor who was fired for discussing the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality—in a class about the Catholic [...]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Magical Mystery Tour of Left-Wing Thought


Come, gentle readers, gather ‘round as we embark on a tour of the leftist mind. ‘Tis a wondrous place where up is down and black is white. Our guide will be the Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove, who reports on a recent speech by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
Ginsburg was introduced to the crowd by [...]