Why I Employ a Double Standard for Sarah Palin and David Frum


Why do I hold Sarah Palin to a more exacting standard than I do David Frum? Simple: because Palin and Frum fulfill different roles in the conservative movement. Palin is a political leader; Frum an intellectual leader. As an intellectual leader, Frum has much greater leeway — and an obligation really — to challenge conservative orthodoxy. Palin, by contrast, is abandoning conservative policy positions that she does not yet fully understand and has not yet fully thought through.

Is Wilders Wrong About Islam?


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What does it mean that 61% of the Koran speaks with hate about non-Muslims?

Frum Brouhaha Shows Danger on the Right


David Frum’s ouster from the American Enterprise Institute ought to trouble all conservatives who are concerned with the future direction, health and vitality of the conservative movement.

Radical Son Reflections, Part IV: Leftists Are Intoxicated With Their Own Virtue


When I was trying to determine what excerpt I’d use for the fourth installment of this series on Radical Son: A Generational Oddyssey, I realized that I had not covered the Left’s view on morality yet. This even though it’s an integral part of the Left’s world view. It influences everything they do, from the policies [...]

A Tale of Two Books


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A Dutch court is forced to compare Mein Kampf and the Quran in the Wilders trial.

Keep the Fringe on the Fringe, Not at CPAC


Back in December, NewsReal’s own Ryan Mauro took the Conservative Political Action Conference to task for accepting the crackpot John Birch Society as a sponsor of CPAC 2010, calling it a “monumentally stupid decision” that would give the Left plenty of ammo for their current “conservatives are extreme!” narrative.
With CPAC set to begin tomorrow, The [...]

Does the Family Research Council Realize the Damage They’ve Done to the Fight for Marriage?


Nearly a week has passed since Family Research Council spokesman Peter Sprigg told Chris Matthews that he would support criminalizing homosexual behavior.  Numerous outlets, including USA Today, the Huffington Post, Democratic Underground, the Daily Kos, Little Green Footballs, the ACLU, and the Cato Institute, not to mention countless liberal blogs and gay websites, have pounced [...]

The Who’s Pete Townshend: Not the Left’s Fool


Being a college student in the early ’70s, The Who was right up there on our “must see” concert list. I have often thought of them in the last few years, as their famous lyrics “won’t get fooled again” continued to pop up in my mind (usually on a daily basis.) For me, that one [...]

Gerard Alexander: Why are liberals so condescending? – Washington Post


Every political community includes some members who insist that their side has all the answers and that their adversaries are idiots. But American liberals, to a degree far surpassing conservatives, appear committed to the proposition that their views are correct, self-evident, and based on fact and reason, while conservative positions are not just wrong but […]

Soros Billionaire Leftist Club Expands


Even in these economically challenging times, super-wealthy leftist donors continue to build political infrastructure that they hope will survive and prosper in the future.
Research shows that art collector and retired plastics executive Stefan T. Edlis (pictured at right in above photo with his wife Gael Neeson) is a member of the ultra-secretive Democracy Alliance, a George Soros-led left-wing [...]