Valerie Jarrett’s Radical Roots


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A look at the background of President Obama’s most trusted advisor.

Muslim Law Students’ War Against Free Speech


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What happened when one student invited Robert Spencer to Florida State.

Hip-Hop Expert Hill Opines on National Security


Columbia University Associate Professor Marc Lamont Hill did his usual babbling act on “The O’Reilly Factor” last night.  This time, the issue was putting the Christmas Day underwear bomber and 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed on trial in civil court rather than before a military tribunal.
This expert in hip-hop music might have been able to [...]

Media Matters laughs off White House ‘Mao’ ornaments as harmless ‘pop culture’ (you rubes!)


When Media Matters warned readers on Christmas Eve that “posting will be light for the next week and a half,” who knew they meant both quality and quantity.
Apparently at a loss for something important to write about — and we all know what a slow news week it’s been — today Media Matters’ Eric “the [...]

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Hey, Hey, LBJ: How Many Kids Did You Starve Today?


Last week, one of our hottest discussions on NewsReal involved the controversy over Bishop Thomas Tobin recommending that Congressman Patrick Kennedy not partake of communion as long as he is a proponent of abortion.
Former Johnson Administration official, Joseph Califano Jr. had a rather chilling op-ed in response to this principled action by the Bishop in [...]

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Kay S. Hymowitz: What Cornel West and Larry Summers actually agree about, City Journal


Is there anyone in public life more reviled than economic eminence and White House chief economic advisor Larry Summers? Liberals, moderates, women, academics, and now, with his hand in the financial crisis, Middle America: he’s managed to offend them all. But if there is any good still lingering anywhere in the vicinity of Summers, the […]

Harold Koh


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For the entire Harold Koh profile, click here. Selected highlights from the Harold Koh profile: Born in Boston, Massachusetts in December 1954, Harold Hongju Koh is an attorney of Korean-American heritage…. In 2009 President Barack Obama nominated him to be the Legal Advisor to the U.S. State Department. Koh is an advocate of transnationalism, a concept that argues in […]