The Kerry-Lieberman act is an extreme overreaction to a non-problem.
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.
A story went out last week about a Virginia driver with an anti-jihad sign on the back of his truck, who was made to change his license plate number after CAIR complained that his existing plate number contained coded neo-Nazi slogans. The implication of the story, of course, was that anti-jihadists [...]
New social media networking tools are giving U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines the ability to communicate to a mass audience. A serviceman’s exercise of his free speech rights may be unsettling to many military chieftains. However, it is unavoidable and protected by the First Amendment. Free speech also is beneficial to the U.S. military.
On the campaign trail, Barack Obama famously told a Pennsylvania audience that if his daughters had sex as teenagers, he wouldn’t want them “punished with a baby.”
The message was clear: babies ruin your life.
Later that year, Rebecca Walker described how her mother, author Alice Walker, has a similarly skewed perception of motherhood:
I was 16 when [...]