Bernie Goldberg Thinks I’m a “Kool Aid Drinker” Since I Was Unimpressed by His Toothless Criticisms of the “Hard Right” on O’Reilly


Am I a Kool Aid drinker? Well, this morning I’m actually a coffee drinker. The Kool Aid pitcher in the Swindle-Bey household fridge is just about empty right now.
I bring it up because apparently Fox News commentator Bernie Goldberg seems to think he knows what I’m drinking these days.
Last night I did a few live-blogging [...]

Why Darren Aronofsky Makes My Top Ten Overrated List


Editor’s Note: Ben Shapiro gives away the ending of “Requiem for a Dream” in this post. He also explicitly summarizes the sequence which gave the film its NC-17 rating. Reader discretion is advised.
David Swindle was kind enough to email me about his post earlier today responding to my piece at Big Hollywood [...]

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Lunch Break


I discovered MGMT only recently, after David Swindle told me to get their album “Oracular Spectacular.” It took me exactly 30 seconds to fall in love with them. They’re rough, they’re raw, they play rock as it was meant to be played. Here they are with “Kids.”

Lunch Break is NewsReal’s daily apolitical post. (We all [...]

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Jon Rowe Gives Insight on the Founders in Grabar vs Swindle Marijuana Debate


My friend Jon Rowe, a libertarian blogger and college professor, has written a thoughtful post responding to my debate with Mary Grabar on marijuana legalization, conservatism, and the counterculture.
Over the years I’ve found Jon’s blogging on the founding to be tremendously erudite and engaging. If you haven’t been following his writing then you really should.
Here’s [...]

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Approaching the Culture & Reuniting Conservatism


Upon reading David Swindle’s response to my disagreement with his observations about conservatism and the culture, it’s clear that the gulf between our views is far smaller than it might have initially seemed:
It’s certainly important for those on the Right to continue to articulate these cultural values. What my statement from my post was intended [...]

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Why Would Conservatives Want to Give the Left the Counterculture as a Recruitment Tool?


Read Mary Grabar’s and David Swindle’s debate on marijuana, conservatism, and counterculture here.
The difference of understandings between Mary Grabar and myself could not be more clear by her most recent response. The root of our disagreement is not on marijuana itself but on our different understandings of the nature of the Left.
Observe:
But the counterculturalists [...]

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Are we Fighting the Left or the Counterculture? Because They are Not the Same Thing


Read Mary Grabar’s original Pajamas Media article here.
Read David Swindle’s NewsReal rebuttal here.
Read Mary Grabar’s NewsReal response here.

Mary Grabar’s response in our debate about drug criminalization has clarified her opposition to marijuana legalization in an important way. She concluded her essay with these words:
As I see it, this debate really is about more than [...]

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Genius Envy: Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller “Barely Qualify as Men”


I have long held MSNBC host Ed Schultz’s erratic behavior stems from his political and professional status: he envies those whose careers surpass his. As David Swindle noted in the roll-out of this series, “Ben’s posts on Schultz are collected and all future articles will be collected here under the series name ‘Genius Envy,’ a [...]

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Is Climategate The Last Gasp of Global Warming Hysteria?


As the Climategate scandal continues to unfold, it appears the final chapter is being written in the great anthropogenic global warming swindle pushed so vigorously and for so long by the world’s leading climate change hoax-perpetrator, former Vice President Al Gore. The scandal is a case of “scientists cooking the books, changing the research, changing [...]

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Welcome to the New NewsReal


Loyal and Cherished Readers,
As you all can see, things look a little different at NRB. Last night we relaunched NewsReal with a newer, better publishing system and on a new server. These changes will allow us greater freedom and mobility as we continue to pursue our mission. Over the next few days a few technical [...]

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