Katie Couric on Israel – Another Performance for the White House


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I didn’t know Katie was moonlighting for the White House as a foreign diplomat while at CBS. Or is she a cabinet-level ambassador? She can’t possibly be just another national broadcasting mouthpiece for the Obama Administration.
Maybe she’s looking for an internship.
Other than reading from a teleprompter, much like the President, what other [...]

We Need Some Writers To Blog About Politics and Popular Culture…


NewsReal Blog is expanding and developing. Our Concession Stand sub-blog is moving beyond collecting our apolitical posts to serving as our blog focusing on exploring political themes in popular culture — movies, music, TV, the arts, and sports. This team is led by associate editor Chris Yogerst and features David Forsmark and Ryan Mauro. We [...]

Horowitz on “Hurricane” Cornel West at NRO


National Review just published an essay about Cornel West by NewsReal Blog’s editor-in-chief, David Horowitz. It’s a fascinating read about one of the most destructive and radical men in America. I strongly urge you to take the time to read it. Thanks to David Forsmark for finding it.
Rarely has our country faced a more uncertain [...]

NewsReal Blog Book Club: David Fosmark Recommends a Very Important Book Now in Paperback for the First Time


NRB’s David Forsmark has today’s book recommendation:

A VERY important book now in paperback for the first time, with an update from the author.
The Human Factor: Inside the CIA’s Dysfunctional Intelligence Culture
From my Frontpage Magazine review:
It’s time for Americans who care about protecting their country to consider a notion that was [...]

NewsReal Blog Book Club: Preview of David Forsmark’s Next FrontPage Book Review


NRB’s David Forsmark has two book recommendations which he’ll elaborate on in an upcoming FrontPage review:

People always ask me for books they can either give their kids to encourage reading, or to their mom who has more traditional tastes and is offended by too much, let’s say “grittiness” in contemporary fiction.  Here are a couple [...]

Profiting from Adultery Is Tasteless (But Shouldn’t Be Illegal)


This piece initially criticized the clarity of David Forsmark’s piece Hawking Adultery. In acknowledgment of his revisions, I offer an updated response below.

David Forsmark’s response to my recent commentary about Maggie Gallagher’s war on homewreckers is dominated by straw man arguments,  distortions, and smears.
David begins by completely misrepresenting my views:
Adultery should be for fun AND [...]

Islam’s “Inherent Truth” and Why John Will Never Acknowledge It


The Sira of Ibn Ishaq, containing Muhammad’s moderate decree to his followers to “[k]ill any Jew who comes under your power” (p. 369).
John Guardiano, seemingly determined to keep trying to prove without any proof his point about the existence of moderate Islam by conflating expansionist, genocidal jihad with Jewish self-defense, calling Muhammad (the man whom [...]

NewsReal Blog Book Club: David Forsmark Is Currently Reading About Billy the Kid and 4-Star Generals in Iraq


For today’s installment of NewsReal Blog Book Club, David Forsmark — who is FrontPage Magazine’s chief book critic — reveals what he’s reading right now:
To Hell on a Fast Horse: Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and the Epic Chase to Justice in the Old West
The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the [...]

George W. Obama May Try KSM in Military Tribunal


Breathe in deeply. Do you smell that? That’s the scent of vindication. After being hammered by some on the left and the right (but mostly the right) for pointing out how little change has happened with regards to national security policy, Obama has decided to come to my aid.
President Obama has decided not to try [...]

Nope, Still Not Seeing Much of a Change From Bush to Obama


David Forsmark replied to my post about the George W. Obama Administration here, titled “Yes, Ryan, There IS a Difference Between the 2 Parties on National Security.” Just a little clarification: I was comparing the Obama and Bush Administrations, not necessarily both parties, and I didn’t say there was no difference at all, just nothing [...]