Under growing pressure from conservatives and “tea party” activists, Sen. John McCain of Arizona is having to defend his record of supporting the government’s massive bailout of the financial system. In response to criticism from opponents seeking to defeat him in the Aug. 24 Republican primary, the four-term senator says he was misled by then-Treasury […]
by Peter Wehner The Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) gathering this weekend included some odd moments, some odd speakers, and some odd outcomes. But it also included some fine moments and impressive speeches — especially one fantastic address by columnist George Will. In his remarks, Will laid out the fundamental difference between conservatism and modern-day […]
I had the great privilege of meeting Liz Cheney and hearing her speak at the Red State convention in Atlanta this past August. She’s surprisingly tiny, but, in that small package, is an incredible mind and a hell of a backbone. I adore her and am so glad to [...]
In December I had a great discussion with my friend Mary Grabar about marijuana legalization, the role of government, and the counterculture. The debate, collected and republished at FrontPage, can be read here and here.
One of NRB’s friends, Donald Douglas who blogs at American Power, took note of the debate at the time and cautiously [...]
After our very own Editor-in-Chief David Horowitz wrote a post blasting progressive columnist and Professor of literature Eric Alterman, I sent the latter an email, inviting him to respond to Horowitz’s post right here, at NewsReal Blog. Why? Well, because we, unlike most progressives, mean it when we say we encourage debate.
Alterman emailed me back [...]
Just Me & My Progressive Posse
Meghan McCain announced this past week, on the far-from-reality show “The View”, that she considers herself a “progressive” Republican. Having heard many of her witticisms in the past, this came as no great shock to me.
But perhaps I am being too hasty in discounting Meghan’s philosophy. Perhaps she is more [...]
This morning I sent an email to David Horowitz ranting about one of my friends who was unhappy about me working for the DHFC. Specifically my friend didn’t care for my allegedly destructive, over-the-top, dogmatic rhetoric. He had to set me straight for how I was poisoning the world with my over-the-top denunciations of totalitarianism.
Not really, but Keith Olbermann’s latest conspiracy theory rivals such an absurd idea.
During last night’s Countdown, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann attacked those “crazy” conservatives for what he perceives as a right-wing conspiracy to convince Americans his show’s ratings are plummeting and his popularity is fading. Of course, the origin of his latest fanaticsm is none [...]
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 […]