Kristol and McCain Lead the Right’s Defense Budget Retreat


Conservatives like Bill Kristol and John McCain still don’t ‘get’ the defense budget. Nor do they understand 21st Century U.S. military requirements. McCain actually wants to cut the defense spending. Kristol wants to increase defense spending, but doesn’t understand what that the new money must be spent on. Both Kristol and McCain, moreover, lack strategic vision. And both contribute to the failure of strategic vision that is now endemic on the Right.

Health Care: The Next Move Is Yours, Republicans – Don’t Blow It


Thanks to lies, damned lies, and statistics, Barack Obama’s health care “reform” plan has passed the House, and is all but certain to become law this week (and as if that isn’t bad enough, the public option is still waiting in the wings, too).  Reactions are about what you’d expect—leg tingles among leftists, anger among [...]

A Profile in Courage


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An open letter to Geert Wilders.

Another Look At FOX News’ Hatchet Job On Geert Wilders


Following the gang hatchet job on Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders by two separate FOX News crews a few nights ago, FOX pulled down all the video footage from the internet – like it never happened. Well, it did happen.  Jim Angle, Glenn Beck, Bill Kristol, Charles Krauthammer and A.B Stoddard all did the dirty work during [...]

Promote Diana West To Detective – She Found Em Out Over At FoxNews’ Mugging Of Geert Wilders


So, what’s up with FoxNews?  Yesterday, Jim Angle, Charles Krauthammer, Bill Kristol, and Glenn Beck tag-teamed Geert Wilders.  Beck climbed up and jumped off the top rope onto Wilders’ head by strongly insinuating that Geert is a fascist.  It was like a Hulk Hogan WWE massacre, but this time for real.  What in the world [...]

Foreign Terrorists Deserve Representation; but the Cheneys are Nonpersons: Meltdown with(out) Keith Olbermann Part 38


Under Stalin—and the Soviet system in general—someone who fell into disfavor by the ruling Party could become a “nonperson.”  They weren’t just thrown out of power or persecuted, it was as though they did not exist.
While MSNBC hosts pay a lot of attention to Dick Cheney, making him a nonperson is their goal.  Once, while [...]

When Fox News Might as Well Be MSNBC: Special Report Trashes Geert Wilders


Fox News’ Special Report with Bret Baier featured a segment tonight on Dutch politician Geert Wilders’ blasphemy trial in the Netherlands. (See some of NRB’s John L. Work’s posts on it here and here.)
The segment featured these descriptors of Wilders:
“A man who inspires fierce emotions.”
“Anger on the streets of London. The object of the demonstration [...]

An Open Letter to Charles Johnson


Charles

Your reasons for breaking with the Right don’t add up.