The 0.5 Wit of Keith Olbermann – Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 44


For those of you with better things to do–and that’s virtually all of you–Keith Olbermann has this segment on his show called “Tea Time.” The intent, as far as I can understand it, is to mock and ridicule Tea Party members–definitely the road less taken at MSNBC and yet another reason why Olbermann has become [...]

Book review: Why Intelligence Fails – WSJ.com


When we hear the sound of hoofbeats, should we think horses or zebras? The question is a classic problem of intelligence analysis. Too often in recent years the CIA, FBI and Department of Homeland Security have got it wrong—most recently with the Christmas Day underwear bomber, who was able to board a U.S.-bound flight despite […]

The Ideological Rigidity of Ron Paul’s Economics


Part 1 of my Ron Paul essay received more attention than I expected. His supporters are intense, to say the least.
As stated in that article, there are many things about Paul to like. But his monetary policies and his political rigidity are not among them. I do not dismiss the importance of sound monetary policies. [...]

Joe Klein Compares Obama to a Mixed Breed Dog… Crickets Chirp


If it’s true that cockroaches can survive a nuclear blast, I guess crickets can live through record setting blizzards.
Because that chirping sound you hear is coming from the general direction of Media Matters headquarters, in Washington, DC.

On Sunday, Time magazine’s Joe Klein wrote:
Those who celebrate Sarah Palin’s lack of knowledge as a form of “authenticity” [...]

Lord of the Rings Commentary by Howard Zinn & Noam Chomsky


If we were living in Middle Earth what would Zinn and Chomsky’s political commentary sound like?
McSweeney’s presents the unused DVD commentary recorded by Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky for The Fellowship of the Ring (platinum series extended edition, natch):
Chomsky: A terrible thing the Orcs do here, isn’t it? They destroy nature. But again, what have [...]

Glenn Beck: Did Nostradamus Write Your Opening Music?


I started listening to  The Glenn Beck Program in 2003.  One of the things that attracted me to the show was the opening music. It went something like “Glenn Beck, Glenn Beck. Yeah, he likes the sound of his name being rung..” or something like that. It was light-hearted and self deprecating- just like Glenn.
Over [...]

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Air America Goes Bankrupt and Off the Air!


Air America goes bankrupt and off the air.

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Brown Victory Destroys Media Matters’ Reading Comprehension Skills


That clunking sound you hear is the Media Matters spin machine breaking down.
The George Soros Steno Pool is so unglued this morning that they’ve either lost their ability to read simple English, or more likely, they’re just twisting simple facts into pretzels in sheer desperation.

Today they announce: “Poll undermines conservative claim that Brown victory is [...]

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From the Pen of David Horowitz: December 24, 2009


Ten years later, I am still pushing on. The universe I inhabit remains a mystery but I go on living and writing nonetheless, as though there were a reason for both. I have survived long enough to see my time map run in reverse. The future is now a dwindling proposition. [...]

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And We Won’t Be Back ‘Till It’s Over, Over There! (Which Will Be In 2012)


Run Away! Run Away!
The first twenty minutes of President Obama’s speech at West Point found me in a state of shock. His clear and forceful justification for our presence in Afghanistan, sound identification of the enemy, the Taliban and not just Al Qaida, and the declaration of his intention to commit the necessary troops to
“disrupt, [...]