Tricks of the Political Journalism Trade


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How to make talking points take the form of breaking news.

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Ahhh, Refreshing—-A Respectful Intellectual Debate


Say what you will about Jon Stewart—his interviews, especially the extended ones hosted on the Daily Show website, are a gift to the country. For the most part, he allows his guests time to explain their thoughts, and the discussion goes far beyond the typical, predictable partisan blood sport that Stewart once famously criticized Crossfire [...]

US Supports UN Resolution Against Israel – Middle East Peace in Our Time!


If anyone had any lingering doubts as to this administration’s position towards Israel — and it would take a narcoleptic not to have figured it out at this point — it was made painfully obvious a few days ago in, of all places, the UN.
On Friday the United Nations adopted a resolution for a nuclear [...]

Conservative Film Icon John Wayne Born Today


They sure don’t make em’ like they used to:

“I have found a certain type calls himself a liberal…now I always thought I was a liberal. I came up terribly surprised one time when I found out that I was a right-wing, conservative extremist, when I listened to everybody’s point of view that I ever met, [...]

Do Clothes Make the Muslim? Buddhists Don’t Wear Burqas


Last week, Newsweek published yet another liberal opinion piece: Superficially but falsely even-handed, optimistic, pro-Arab and Muslim culture, pro-Judeo-Christian Western culture—safely middle-of-the-road. So “middle” that the reader does not really know what road she is on or where she is going. The journalist, Christopher Dickey, is writing about the new winner of the Miss America contest, [...]

Nine Out of Ten Ayatollahs Agree – Vote Paul!


It’s bad enough that mainstream conservatives like Gov. Sarah Palin and Erick Erickson have endorsed Ron Paul’s son Rand in Kentucky’s Senate race.  But now that two more major conservative leaders—Dr. James Dobson and Sen. Jim DeMint—have done the same, the Right should be very troubled by the mainstreaming of the Paul family’s near-total abandonment [...]

Defeating Iran?


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How can America deal with a nuclear Iran amidst Obama-era defense weakening?

Sarah Palin’s California Senate Endorsement Underscores Her Need for Gravitas


Critics or my recent NewsReal Blog post miss my point. My point is not to disparage either Sarah Palin or Carly Fiorina, both of whom I like, respect and admire. My point is to be candid about Palin’s shortcomings so that she can change. Because America needs the Sarah Palin that can be, not the Sarah Palin that now is.

Glenn Beck Gives Obama The Silent Treatment


In a visually compelling format Glenn Beck heaped justified ridicule on one of the many false precepts of progressivism, to wit, that it is somehow “unfair” that some people have more money than others.
To do this, Beck gave President Obama (and his audience) the silent treatment on his TV show. (video link)
As a video clip showed the president [...]

Racial Preference Over Profiling


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The America Obama wants to build is a counterfeit to what Dr. Martin Luther King envisioned.