Pants on Fire: Chris Matthews’s New Problem with “Anti-Americanism”


“I decline utterly to be impartial as between the fire brigade and the fire.”
–Winston Churchill, House of Commons, 1927
For the past 6 years, Chris Matthews has hosted a show in which guests gleefully reported the purported success of both indigenous insurgents and foreign al Qaeda fighters in Iraq.  On his network, MSNBC, that became the [...]

Blockade Iran?


How do we deal once and for all with Iran’s continuing nuclear threat?  The image above is already out of date regarding the Iranian enrichment facilities that we know about, as it does not include Qom.
Some pundits, including Bill O’Reilly, have advocated a naval blockade of Iranian ports to stop the import of finished petroleum [...]

Ron Radosh: What Conservatives Need to Know About Joe McCarthy


A Guest Blog By RONALD RADOSH
I noticed the controversy over the late Senator McCarthy in the comments column at NewsReal. It is a mistake for conservatives to think that just because McCarthy’s targets were real, the Senator did no harm. Stan Evans has contributed mightily to this confusion in his [...]

From the Pen of David Horowitz: September 30, 2009


This is not to say, of course, that McCarthy’s response to Communism was not destructive.  In his hands, the struggle against this fifth column was perverted first into a weapon aimed at the Democrats and ultimately into a scattergun aimed at his own party, at America, and finally at himself. His reckless demagoguery did damage [...]

Anatomy of a Straw Man: Liberal Doublespeak on Afghanistan


Turn on any cable news channel discussion of Afghanistan right now and you will hear three words from the liberal spokesman, whether it’s a politician, Democratic party strategist or consultant, or pundit.
“Afghanistan isn’t Iraq.”
Well, yeah…  But these words aren’t just a statement of the geographically obvious.  This is the retort when the discussion turns to [...]

Welcome to 1995: Sean Hannity Discovers Law and Order is “Politicized”


Monday night, Sean Hannity undercut a great point with a facile overstatement and lack of precision that is all too typical of him.
In highlighting an outrageous Law and Order episode in which DA Jack McCoy prosecutes a Bush Administration lawyer for writing a memo that authorized the torture of prisoners in Iraq, Hannity made the [...]

More Tweets From Marc


Marc Lamont Hill is at it again, posting twenty tweets on my reply. First the important one:
“Assata Shakur is an American hero & freedom fighter. I’ll always stand next to her.”
This says everything you need to know about Hill. He believes Communist terrorists — Shakur was a member of the “Black Liberation Army” — [...]

Is The French President A Racist For Mocking Obama’s Naivety?


Kudos to French President Nicolas Sarkozy for trying to ground the Obama-led United Nations Security Council disarmament session last Thursday in some foundation of reality.   I expect Jimmy Carter and his like-minded leftists to play the race card any day now against Sarkozy for daring to criticize our President, much less for daring to mock the naive approach of [...]

Iran Gives the World the Finger


The Iranian government must now demonstrate through deeds its peaceful intentions or be held accountable to international standards and international law—U.S. President Barack Obama
This does not mean we must inform Mr. Obama’s administration of every facility that we have…they will regret this announcement—Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
So begins the latest chapter in the international standoff with [...]

Lunch Break


Sonnet for the Vietnam Dead

They were but boys, whose lives you threw away.
They went because the country asked them to,
And served a cause their leaders would betray—
Thank Christ they never saw that bitter day.

They lived in holes, and slept in soaking rain,
Grew thin, and sick, and weary through and through.
They knew each day [...]