Conservatives frequently make unfavorable comparisons between Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter, but it’s a rarer occurrence to see leftists do the same. So when a lefty zealot like Eric Alterman does precisely that in his latest Daily Beast article, it’s bound to raise eyebrows, though it shouldn’t—where The One reminds right-wingers of Carter through his international and economic ineptness, Alterman sees Obama aping some very different traits from his predecessor.
The people who hate our government aren’t in the Tea Party, they’re in the White House. Try explaining that to the Left.
This is not an academic question, totally detached from reality. As far as Israel is concerned, it is a question of life and death. And it was the first question I asked myself upon reading “Can Israel Afford to Slow Down Iran’s Nuclear Program?” by Yossi Melman in the May 20th issue of Haaretz.
Yossi Melman [...]
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.
Last night, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) joined Sean Hannity to talk about the hypocrisy of Tea Party demonization, the Democrats’ love affair with government intervention, and the Obama Administration’s support for net neutrality. The segment was solid, but in my opinion didn’t offer anything out of the ordinary. Mediaite’s Frances Martel, however, uses the interview [...]
Today, the Media Research Council (MRC) released a 16-page report entitled “TV’s Tea Party Travesty: How ABC, CBS and NBC have Dismissed and Disparaged the Tea Party Movement.” Anyone interested in media bias, modern American culture, protest movements and contemporary politics should download and read this free report. (But be patient: the site is experiencing [...]
If you didn’t have to work for a living, would you?
Obviously, many Americans would answer with a resounding “no,” but Washington, DC can’t seem to figure it out. Reihan Salam has a Daily Beast piece about the “inconvenient truth” that doesn’t get enough mainstream discussion: “unemployment is higher in no small part because unemployment is [...]