Semantic Confusion: “The Religious Right” Allies or Antagonists?


I have noticed lately a serious impediment to any real communication across political lines.  It is something that can affect anyone writing or speaking about politics in America today.  The problem lies in the term “Religious Right”.
On the one hand Conservative Christians do not seem to understand that non-Christians, many just as conservative see the [...]

Sunday Lunch Break



Lunch Break is NewsReal’s daily apolitical post. (We all need a break from this political stuff every now and then!) When commenting on Lunch Break posts do not start political debates. In fact from now on any political comments on Lunch Break posts will be deleted. You’ve got all of NewsReal’s other posts to get [...]

The Huffington Post: Dumbing Down Democrats Since 2005


On the 9th of this month The Huffington Post made an attempt to gain control of opinion regarding Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize. Tagged with every possible permutation of “Nobel Peace Prize”, “Obama” and “reactions” the Post compiled a slideshow of (mostly) positive and negative statements by “world leaders, journalists, American politicians et. Al.” to show the Huffington world that the Prize was a “good thing”.

One Third of Americans Proud to Win What They Don’t Deserve


Are Americans asleep, not paying attention, or simply stoned out of their minds?  Has the zero-sum mentality become so prevalent that unearned triumphs are something to take pride in?  Does seeing “Our Team” wearing medals, while the real winner of the race stands in the shadows, feel good to more than one third of Americans?
Anderson [...]