The Economics of Piracy: Jon Stewart Agrees with Me!


Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart recognized my brilliance. It’s been a long time in coming. He was interviewing Captain Richard Phillips, author of The Captain’s Duty, who is the man that was kidnapped by Somali pirates that only recognized that their business wasn’t working so well for them when they had bullets [...]

NewsReal Sunday Book Club: Ryan Mauro Recommends Titles on Religion and Foreign Policy


Ryan Mauro is a foreign policy analyst who contributes regularly to both FrontPage Magazine and Pajamas Media. He also blogs here at NRB about The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

In addition to his interests in foreign policy Ryan is deeply spiritual and particularly appreciates Christian apologetics. His book recommendations today reflect these subjects:

1) [...]

Beating Up on the French Never Gets Old


I’m one of those crappy friends that will make fun of you for your mistakes until there is simply no material left, no matter how far long ago, no matter how much you’ve changed. And it is in this way that I’m a proud American.
Despite this positive turnaround from Chirac to Sarkozy, it just feels [...]

Democrats Enraged by Pro-Life Threat to ObamaCare


She can’t be allowed to stand in the way of nationalizing America’s healthcare system.

In the battle over ObamaCare, pro-life Democrat Rep. Bart Stupak (MI) has pleasantly surprised many conservatives and infuriated many leftists for his insistence on torpedoing the entire bill if it funds abortion.  The success of his efforts remains to be seen, but [...]

Thiessen Vs. Stewart: Was Stewart Any More Rude Than Normal?


So I just watched Marc Thiessen’s appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, if for no other reason than to watch some bloodshed. Thiessen, as the author of Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama is Inviting the Next Attack had to have taken some major doses of xanax [...]

Anti-Muslim College Columnist Attacks Those Who Fight Islamofascism


The one who stands up for the woman being caned is “anti-Muslim,” right?
Is it accurate to describe those who opposed Nazi totalitarianism in World War II as “anti-German”? How about those who fought against the Stalinists in the USSR during the Cold War? Were they “anti-Russian”?
Such arguments are absurd. Anyone who would suggest it would [...]

Joseph Stack: Disillusioned Leftist, Not “Racist Right-wing Teabagger”


Despite the leftist ideology revealed in Joseph Stack’s manifesto, shortly after he crashed his plane into the IRS building in Austin, TX, progressive media lept to align him with the Tea Party movement, describing him as right-wing, racist, anti-tax, patriot, or militia. Sensing the danger the average American citizen in the Tea Party movement represents to Democrats in 2010 and 2012, they [...]

So Now We’re Dictators, Too?


The Daily Beast just can’t get enough of the “extremist!” meme.  Today they have not one, but two articles proclaiming that this week’s suicide/plane attack on a Texas office building is a sign of growing far-right mania.  Reading Joe Stack’s own manifesto and Michelle Horstman’s reaction to it should provide an antidote for that smear, [...]

The Left’s Top 25 Journalists – The Daily Beast


Given that almost four times as many American journalists identify themselves as “liberal” than as “conservative” (thanks, Pew, for that little detail), our exercise in tagging the 25 most influential journalists who sit somewhere to the left of center on the political aisle was considerably more complex than the one last week in which we […]

JD Hayworth: McCain’s Worst Nightmare?


The replacement of “Maverick” Republican John McCain with an authentic conservative is a longtime fantasy held by many of us on the Right.  But could it actually happen?  Former Congressman and Arizona talk radio host JD Hayworth thinks so, and while the polls show he’s got an uphill battle, an upset isn’t impossible.  The Daily [...]