Glenn Beck: Congressman Paul Ryan is Wrong about Progressivism


Our favorite talk show host Glenn Beck recently criticized Paul Ryan, for giving a speech in which he tried to rehabilitate progressives such as Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. Beck’s criticism came after he read this post over at the popular conservative Hot Air blog, in which Ryan is praised for being a “real progressive.” Unlike Ryan, Beck [...]

The Real Glenn Beck


Forbes magazine just published a profile of our favorite talk show host, Glenn Beck. I advise all those who wonder about who the man behind the public mask – the one he wears on radio and on television – is to read it in its entirety. It’s three pages long, but it’s well worth your [...]

Morality and Taxes


At the CATO Institute’s website, Richard W. Rahn makes the excellent point that, while it is absolutely necessary to pay taxes in a civilized society, tax laws not only have to be functional but also moral. And, I’m sad to say, some of today’s laws are anything but:
The county tax collector who is responsible for [...]

Supporting the Decision of the Soldiers in the WikiLeaks Video


I was going to write about a video published by WikiLeaks recently – supposedly showing American soldiers killing, among others, two Iraqi journalists – when I read this post by my good friend Michael Merrit about it. He and I agree completely on this one, so instead of writing a long post defending these soldiers, [...]

When Do We Stand With Putin? When Jihad Comes To Russia


Yesterday, two female suicide bombers killed themselves and 39 others at two of Moscow’s subway stations. 70 innocent Muscovites were hospitalized, five of whom are in critical condition.
Russia’s Director of the Federal Security Bureau, Alexander Bortnikov, said that this gruesome terrorist attack was most likely carried out by “a terrorist group from the northern Caucasus.” Matt Gurney [...]

Obama Snubbed Netanyahu to Have Dinner with Michelle and the Kids


I’m afraid we’ll have to take the possibility that Obama is not merely no friend of Israel, but a downright enemy, seriously now:
Benjamin Netanyahu was left to stew in a White House meeting room for over an hour after President Barack Obama abruptly walked out of tense talks to have supper with his family, it [...]

Throwing Tomatoes: Poliwood on Tom Hanks’ Anti-Americanism


At Pajamas TV, Roger L. Simon (author of Blacklisting Myself and Oscar-nominated screenwriter) and Lionel Chetwynd (Oscar-nominated filmmaker) talk about actor Tom Hanks’ recent outrageous statements about World War II. For those of you who don’t remember, Hanks said that America fought against the Japanese not because the latter were fascists bent on dominating and [...]

Democrats Drop Deem and Pass. Good News or Bad News?


This is breaking news: Democrats in Congress have abandoned deem and pass (or the slaughter house rule). After thinking about it for a while, I realized that my initial reaction may have been wrong. As Ed Morrissey explains at Hot Air:
If anyone wonders which it is, Major Garrett of Fox News helpfully tweeted that he [...]

Roger Ailes Warns Fox News Staffers Not To Attack Glenn Beck


Fox News founder Roger Ailes has had enough of the vitriol aimed at popular talk show host Glenn Beck. And no, I’m not talking about the trash coming from the Left but from Fox staffers. Yeah, seriously:
A column in the Washington Post on Monday revealed that some Fox staffers are concerned the celebrity pundit is [...]

Gubernatorial Candidate Jerry Brown Tells Labor Unions to “Go on The Attack”


The Los Angeles Times reports that “‘Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown spoke to a labor group Tuesday and urged them to go on the offensive.”
“We’re going to attack whenever we can, but I’d rather have you attack,” Brown said at a gathering of the California delegation of the Laborers’ International Union of North America in [...]