“Israeli Patriot” Right to Feel Shame – But Not for the Reasons She Thinks


Left-wing zealots and Ron Paul cultists frequently raise the prospect of dark Jewish conspiracies to bend the free world to Israel’s sinister will, but such conspiracy-mongering is awfully hard to square with the pervasiveness of Jewish support for the anti-Israel Left.  Today’s example is Fania Oz-Salzberger, an Israeli academic who, on The Daily Beast, incredibly [...]

Elena Kagan: A Cookie-Cutter Leftist Nominee


It’s official: Solicitor General Elena Kagan is President Barack Obama’s second nominee to the US Supreme Court.  Today on the Daily Beast, Peter Beinart revisits Kagan’s anti-military zealotry over “don’t ask, don’t tell”—unsurprisingly, it doesn’t bother him enough to oppose her confirmation (though he does offer an intriguing nugget about administration allies offering to help [...]

Democrats Enraged by Pro-Life Threat to ObamaCare


She can’t be allowed to stand in the way of nationalizing America’s healthcare system.

In the battle over ObamaCare, pro-life Democrat Rep. Bart Stupak (MI) has pleasantly surprised many conservatives and infuriated many leftists for his insistence on torpedoing the entire bill if it funds abortion.  The success of his efforts remains to be seen, but [...]

Anatomy of a Lie: ACORN, Charles Hynes, & the Church of Liberalism’s Canonization Process


Global warming is settled science.  Saddam Hussein never had WMDs.  Tax cuts only benefit the rich.  Ever wonder how so many leftist talking points come to be accepted as conventional wisdom?  Often, it’s simply a matter of the media saying so as if they’re vetted, well-established conclusions, despite skipping the messy “vetting” and “establishing” parts.
Today [...]

The Ever-Expanding Scope of Palin Derangement Syndrome


Meghan Stapleton, advisor and spokeswoman to Governor Sarah Palin, resigned yesterday to spend more time with her family, and we all know what that means: another media feeding frenzy.  A recent Daily Beast interview with Stapleton suggests her departure is an essentially unremarkable development over the normal course of a political career, but that won’t [...]

So Now We’re Dictators, Too?


The Daily Beast just can’t get enough of the “extremist!” meme.  Today they have not one, but two articles proclaiming that this week’s suicide/plane attack on a Texas office building is a sign of growing far-right mania.  Reading Joe Stack’s own manifesto and Michelle Horstman’s reaction to it should provide an antidote for that smear, [...]

Daily Beast names Jon Stewart ‘the Left’s #1 Journalist’


A few years ago, in my occasional role as professional “book doctor,” I tried and failed to get my liberal New York author-client to ease off the whole “Jon Stewart is the Walter Cronkite of America’s youth” thing.
It’s so played out, I told him. Stewart’s numbers are one tenth those of Rush Limbaugh’s, making the [...]

The Left’s Top 25 Journalists – The Daily Beast


Given that almost four times as many American journalists identify themselves as “liberal” than as “conservative” (thanks, Pew, for that little detail), our exercise in tagging the 25 most influential journalists who sit somewhere to the left of center on the political aisle was considerably more complex than the one last week in which we […]

JD Hayworth: McCain’s Worst Nightmare?


The replacement of “Maverick” Republican John McCain with an authentic conservative is a longtime fantasy held by many of us on the Right.  But could it actually happen?  Former Congressman and Arizona talk radio host JD Hayworth thinks so, and while the polls show he’s got an uphill battle, an upset isn’t impossible.  The Daily [...]

It Takes a Village to Get on the Supreme Court?


It might, if the Daily Beast’s latest speculation is to be believed.  Seizing upon reports that the Obama Administration is looking at potential candidates for future high court vacancies, Mark McKinnon and Myra Adams suggest that Hillary Clinton just might be on the president’s short list:
[I]f in the end if it’s about what is realistic, [...]