Oprah: High Priestess of the Prosperity Gospel


When’s the last time you were really excited about something? I’m talking ecstatic, bowled over, totally breathless. What was the reason? What happened in your life that was so amazing that you could not contain your enthusiasm? Was it the birth of your child? Was it your wedding day? Was it finding religion? If you [...]

Hot Post: “Dancing With the Stars” Host Slams Bristol Palin Conspiracy Rumors


This popular post was originally published November 18, 2010. My man-pride requires prefacing this post with a disclaimer. I do not make a habit of watching Dancing with the Stars. I was, however, in the room as a guest in my mother’s house while she and my sister watched it earlier this week. There was nothing [...]

“Dancing With the Stars” Host Slams Bristol Palin Conspiracy Rumors


My man-pride requires prefacing this post with a disclaimer. I do not make a habit of watching Dancing with the Stars. I was, however, in the room as a guest in my mother’s house while she and my sister watched it earlier this week. There was nothing I could do. Two of them. One of me. [...]

Hybrid Cars Are “Bull$#!+” Croons Environmental Diva, Cher


Hollywood has a well-deserved reputation for environmental lunacy. Occasionally though, even in the midst of an otherwise effete rant, nuggets of wisdom can percolate to the surface. Such was the case with Burlesque co-stars Cher and Stanley Tucci recently. Before prescribing the government do a better job of encouraging environmentally conscious behavior, Cher unwittingly endorsed [...]

Help Wanted Taking the Fight to Hollywood


NewsReal Blog is expanding and developing. Our Concession Stand sub-blog has moved beyond collecting apolitical posts to exploring political themes in popular culture — movies, music, TV, the arts, and sports. This team has been led masterfully by associate editor Chris Yogerst and features David Forsmark and Ryan Mauro. I was recently asked to assist [...]

Kevin Spacey Calls for Networks to Run “Legitimate” Political Ads for Free


Washington corruption has a new foe in the guise of Oscar winning actor Kevin Spacey. Interviewed at a screening of his latest film Casino Jack, in which he plays nefarious lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Spacey dropped political science on a CNS reporter. As much as they’d like to pretend they cleaned up the lobbying industry by [...]

7 Celebrity Men of Old Whose Careers Would Flounder in Modern Wussy Hollywood


I may be too young to start a sentence with “when I was growing up.” Be that as it may, when I was a child, boys used to challenge each other to engage in risky behavior by saying, “It’ll put hair on your chest.” Implied in such a challenge was the idea that hair on [...]

Maher and Moore: “America Is Like a Dog”


In the face of opposition to their radical agenda, President Obama and his administration have made statements to the effect of, We haven’t done a good enough job explaining our policies to the American people. These comments reflect a profound arrogance which assumes that the only reason a rational person would oppose a leftist idea [...]

Hot Post: Time Editor Smacks Down Bill Maher’s Ridiculous Read on the Election


This popular post was first published on November 10 here. Bill Maher was befuddled by last week’s election as he discussed the results with his Real Time panel, which included Time magazine editor-at-large Fareed Zakaria. Maher could not understand why voters would cast their ballots for Republicans. The leftist ideologue stubbornly refused to accept the [...]

7 Celebrity Men of Old Whose Careers Would Flounder in Modern Wussy Hollywood


I may be too young to start a sentence with “when I was growing up.” Be that as it may, when I was a child, boys used to challenge each other to engage in risky behavior by saying, “It’ll put hair on your chest.” Implied in such a challenge was the idea that hair on [...]