What Motivates Radical Libertarians’ Blind Allegiance to Anti-Government Thugs Like Julian Assange


The outpouring of support WikiLeaks and Julian Assange have received from the usual paleo-libertarian suspects is as illuminating as it is predictable. Take, for example, Ron Paul’s latest attempt at LewRockwell.com to make excuses for the leaking of highly sensitive government data because—as always—the real villain we should be worried about is Uncle Sam: [S]tate [...]

Are the Assange Rape Charges a Pretext to Bust Him for WikiLeaks? Maybe – And That’s Okay


This weekend at NewsRealBlog, we had quite the brawl over the sexual-assault charges against WikiLeaks’ anarchic head honcho, Julian Assange. Today, let’s look at the arrest at a different angle: regardless of whether or not he assaulted anyone, is it right to use these charges as an excuse to punish his cyber terrorism? Child abuse [...]

Hot Post: Media Matters Incites a Word War with Fox News Over Term “Public Option”


This popular post was originally published on Thursday, December 9. Language is a powerful tool. Those who define what words mean (or are at least believed to mean) can drastically influence our government and culture. According to the Left’s lexicon, killing is “choice,” racial discrimination is “affirmative action,” thought control is “sensitivity training,” and property [...]

In Search of the Statist Social-Con Menace


Earlier this week, I asked Lori Heine who and where the “statist control freak” social conservatives she’s afraid of are, pointing out that what’s commonly referred to as the social conservative agenda isn’t statist at all. She responds by conceding that her fears might be overblown, but still has a few concerns: People like Farah [...]

Media Matters Incites a Word War with Fox News Over Term “Public Option”


Language is a powerful tool. Those who define what words mean (or are at least believed to mean) can drastically influence our government and culture. According to the Left’s lexicon, killing is “choice,” racial discrimination is “affirmative action,” thought control is “sensitivity training,” and property confiscation is “economic justice.” But does the Right play similar [...]

NewsHounds’ Spitballs Couldn’t Hit the Broad Side of Sean Hannity’s Mansion


Remember NewsHounds? These Fox-hating peddlers of arguments that are really, really lame even by lefty standards (the most spectacular of which was falsely accusing Johnny Dollar’s Place of supporting plagiarism using one of my own quotes) never seem to run out of spitballs to shoot at Sean Hannity. In the blog’s latest petty attack, Ellen [...]

Are Social Conservatives “Statist Control Freaks”? Not So Fast


This weekend, NewsRealBlog’s Lori Heine objected to Ann Coulter’s recent column attempting to tie WikiLeaks enabler Bradley Manning to the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. Today, she responds to several critical commenters. I’m not terribly interested in revisiting DADT right now—my position is that I’ll defer to military experts on what changes should be [...]

Hispanic Radicals Giving Beltway Democrats Nightmares Over DREAM Act


Congressional Democrats are determined to do something with their power while they still have it, and since they’re on the way out anyway, it might as well be something the American people really don’t want, like “comprehensive” immigration reform. This week, Sean Hannity spoke with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) about the latest push for the [...]

Smithsonian Scandal Raises Questions: What’s “Good” Art, and Why Should I Pay for It?


Leftists want you to think this is what the Smithsonian uproar is about. Don’t buy it. The Christmas season just wouldn’t be Christmas these days without government-sponsored desecration of images sacred to most Americans. By now you’ve probably heard about the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery’s charming new exhibit depicting, among other things, a bloody Jesus [...]

Muslim Patriot on National Security: “Profile me. Profile my family.”


In the wake of the Transportation Security Administration’s outrageous new pat-downs and full-body scans at airports, several prominent conservatives, including Sarah Palin and Charles Krauthammer, have called for racial/ethnic profiling as a more effective, less intrusive alternative security measure. But while leftists will react to them as they always do—call them simple-minded, knee-jerk bigots—they’ll have [...]