Do Republicans Get the Stakes, or Have the Guts to Fight?


Last night, Sean Hannity and Newt Gingrich sat down to discuss the former House Speaker’s new book, To Save America: Stopping Obama’s Secular-Socialist Regime.  For the most part, the conversation consisted of pretty standard fare for conservative commentary: the Left’s ideas have failed, Barack Obama poses a dire threat to the nation, and so on.  [...]

Gubernatorial Candidate Jerry Brown Tells Labor Unions to “Go on The Attack”


The Los Angeles Times reports that “‘Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown spoke to a labor group Tuesday and urged them to go on the offensive.”
“We’re going to attack whenever we can, but I’d rather have you attack,” Brown said at a gathering of the California delegation of the Laborers’ International Union of North America in [...]

George Will and the Left’s Hypocrisy over Citizens United


With the SOTU already well-covered here at NewsReal, we will take a narrower focus. George Will’s column in today’s Washington Post must have been written before the President’s speech, but it delivers a stinging rebuke to one of Obama’s talking points, as well as the leftist media’s phony outrage over the recent Citizens United v. [...]

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A Victory for Free Speech


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The Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro explains why the Supreme Court’s ruling this week was a win for free expression and democracy.

Victory for the First Amendment


An update on yesterday’s post regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on campaign finance reform:
UPDATE:  Victory for the First Amendment!
The Supreme Court has today removed the spending limitations on corporations who wish to spend on federal campaigns, so long as it is done independently of candidate organizations’ control.
“The censorship we now confront is vast in [...]

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Supreme Court May Strike Down Campaign Finance Regulation Tomorrow


The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled a special sitting tomorrow.  It usually does so only when a very important decision is announced.
The betting is that the Court is poised to announce its decision in the critical Citizens United campaign finance case.  The result could be a major re-affirmation of the First Amendment,  overturning precedents that had [...]

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Bob McCarty Goes Undercover: Leftists Talk Socialized Medicine


On his increasingly popular Fox News show yesterday, host Glenn Beck talked about labor unions, “Cadillac Health Plans” and socialists. As usual, Beck explained wonderfully what these people are trying to do and why you should be worried about it.
Shortly after Beck’s show, conservative blogger Bob McCarty published videos he made last year of some of [...]

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Media Matters defends Kevin Jennings with “scare quote-fu”


On the left, using so-called scare quotes has become a favored polemical trick. You know what I mean: they put quotation marks around words or phrases, either to denote sarcasm and cynicism, or to engender doubt about a concept’s value and accuracy.
Scare quotes are a kind of hipster secret handshake — a shorthand way of [...]

Media Matters accepts “senior moment” excuse from ACORN’s Rathke


Here’s the “gotcha” Media Matters is highlighting on its web site today: “Latest fact-check fail: Fox News runs with claim that White House official worked for ACORN”:
After Matthew Vadum wrote in The American Spectator that “[e]vidence shows that years before he joined the Obama administration,” White House political affairs director Patrick Gaspard [who now holds [...]

Media Matters Freaks Out Over Coverage of White House Advisor’s ACORN Ties


For amusement sometimes I read the Media Matters for America website.
If Media Matters, the left-wing character assassination factory with strong ties to liberal uber-funder George Soros, is denouncing something, chances are it’s something that ought not be denounced.
Take for example Media Matters’s apoplexy over the richly deserved pounding the radical activist group and crime syndicate ACORN [...]