From the Writings of David Horowitz: June 4, 2010


“Critical theory” – the coy self-description of the ideological Left – self-consciously describes itself by the totality of its rejection of the existing social order, in identical fashion to old-style Marxists (Marx himself was a “critical theorist”). The explicit agenda of critical theory is to undermine the credibility and authority of the status quo in [...]

Bernie Goldberg Thinks I’m a “Kool Aid Drinker” Since I Was Unimpressed by His Toothless Criticisms of the “Hard Right” on O’Reilly


Am I a Kool Aid drinker? Well, this morning I’m actually a coffee drinker. The Kool Aid pitcher in the Swindle-Bey household fridge is just about empty right now.
I bring it up because apparently Fox News commentator Bernie Goldberg seems to think he knows what I’m drinking these days.
Last night I did a few live-blogging [...]

Delegitimizing “Exclusivist” Israel


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Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann turns on Israel.

Media Matters Now Doing Ads for Beck and O’Reilly’s Bold Fresh Tour


No, really. They are running them on YouTube and getting lots of hits. They must have caved in and adopted a “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” strategy of backhanded support, since the more they critique Fox the higher Fox’s ratings go.
Check out this clip, in which O’Reilly says that the South [...]

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Yes, Calvin, Conservatism Shouldn’t Abandon Cultural Issues, It Should Just Be Smart about Pursuing Them


In reaction to my ongoing dialogue with Mary Grabar regarding drug legalization, conservatism and the counterculture, my NewsReal colleague Calvin Freiburger responded fairly to a poorly-worded statement of mine. Calvin highlighted these closing remarks for criticism:
A conservatism that can win is one which understands itself and defines itself as a political movement, not a cultural [...]

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Savoring the Left’s Tear-Stained Tweets Over Obama’s Afghanistan Speech


A tweet from leftist blogger Atrios near the conclusion of President Obama’s Afghanistan speech:
haven’t always agreed with obama, first time i didn’t think he believed his own spiel
And here’s what neo-communist Michael Moore (who I aggressively corrected this morning) had to tweet:
President Obama has now officially declared himself a war president. A sad moment indeed [...]