Jeffrey Goldberg: Leon Wieseltier, Andrew Sullivan and Anti-Semitism – The Atlantic


Here are a couple of observations about Leon and Andrew, based on a more careful reading of Leon’s piece, and a look back at some of Andrew's greatest hits. 1 I don’t mean this as a cop-out, but Chait says much of what I would say, but better. 2 Like Chait, I don’t believe that […]

Learning From Winston Churchill – by Tony Blankley


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The life of the great statesman instructs how to dissent with honor and boldness.

Memo to Vegans: Plants Want to Live, Too – NYTimes.com


I stopped eating pork about eight years ago, after a scientist happened to mention that the animal whose teeth most closely resemble our own is the pig. Unable to shake the image of a perky little pig flashing me a brilliant George Clooney smile, I decided it was easier to forgo the Christmas ham. A […]

At Media Matters, ‘Firing Squad’ Wears the Blindfolds


The more I think about Media Matters taking credit for the “firing” of Lou Dobbs, the stupider the situation gets.
Even if Media Matters is responsible for Dobbs’ departure (which I doubt), how pathetic and ineffectual does that make them look?
The George Soros Steno Pool are always the first to criticize Glenn Beck for supposedly trying [...]

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How a New York Times Columnist Hurts Fellow Blacks – by Dennis Prager


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Charles M. Blow sees racism increaing in the age of Obama.

Climaquiddick: Google carrying out ‘more purges than Stalin’


Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss
The mainstream media’s malfeasance during Climategate gave the blogosphere two precious weeks to do journalists’ jobs for them: reading the emails, analyzing data and eventually forcing legacy newsapapers and broadcasters to (sort of) cover the scientific scandal of the century.
We bloggers look at such situations, and [...]

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The White House Party Crash of 2009: When the Comedy subsides, the Ominous Tragedy Chills


Editor’s Note: For additional NewsReal coverage of this story click here and here.
It is true. You already know about it. Tareq and Michaela Sahali weaseled their way through White House security and crashed the State party. What in the world were they thinking?  And what in the world is the world thinking?
As I’m typing this [...]