The Spin Stops Where, Exactly? O’Reilly Pitches Soft Balls to Huckabee


On Monday’s O’Reilly Factor, Mike Huckabee made his first television appearance since serial felon Maurice Clemmons (allegedly) murdered four police officers on Sunday morning. Since the murders, the media have lambasted Fox News analyst and former Arkansas governor Huckabee for having commuted Clemmons’ life sentence back in 2000. I had been curious as [...]

History Repeats Itself: Huckabee Becomes Dukakis


Call it Willie Horton 2.0.   After winning the Democratic Party’s nomination in 1988, then-Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis’s presidential campaign was destroyed by Republican attacks on his role in the release of Willie Horton on a weekend furlough. Horton surprised and shocked leftists everywhere when he did not return to jail, and later raped a woman and [...]

The White House Party Crash of 2009: When the Comedy subsides, the Ominous Tragedy Chills


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It is true. You already know about it. Tareq and Michaela Sahali weaseled their way through White House security and crashed the State party. What in the world were they thinking?  And what in the world is the world thinking?
As I’m typing this [...]

From the Pen of David Horowitz: November 28, 2009


”I am writing this essay sitting beside an anonymous white male that I long to murder.” When I read this sentence, I found myself looking around the room nervously. For these are not the opening words of a new novel by Bret Easton Ellis, but a non-fiction  essay by bell hooks, an intellectual icon of [...]