From Melting Pot to Pressure Cooker
There is a battle of funny headlines playing out across America. According to the Wall Street Journal, “Suspects Roused by Jihadist Thought.” Surprisingly, the New York Times headline was “Boston Suspect Cites Islamic Extremist Beliefs as Motive”. Unsurprisingly, they changed it to “Boston Suspects Are Seen as Self-Taught and Fueled by Web”. Note that now, instead of fueled by religious zeal, it’s the series of | Read More »
Jann Scott– Boulder, Colorado troublemaker who despises free speech
Free speech is one of the most powerful things that makes our nation great– it is guaranteed by our Constitution’s Bill of Rights specifically in the first amendment which reads as follows: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably | Read More »
, Boston Bombing
, free speech
Progress Kentucky Executive Director Met With White House Officials
In the fallout of the Progress Kentucky being outed for recording of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign strategy meeting last February, ethics violations were lobbied by both sides. Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW), a Soros-funded group, accused McConnell of using his staff for campaign activities, specifically opposition research, on government time. Yet, there seems to have been a copyediting mistake – or intentional | Read More »
Gosnell & Newtown: mirror-image tragedies show media hypocrisy
This is a tale of two tragedies, but three stories. 1. Sandy Hook in Newtown, CT The first is when a madman went on a rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, and killed 20 children. It was shocking, and within two days, President Obama was politicizing it, using the children’s deaths to call for gun control. A nation was horrified, battered with | Read More »
, liberal hypocrisy
, MSM bias
, planned parenthood
Equal Pay Day 2013: Democrats’ Hypocrisy on Full Display
As America observed Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, Democratic politicians hypocritically used this day for political gain and shameless politicking. Let me be clear: I’m in favor of equal pay; women should be paid at the same rate and be afforded the same opportunities as men. This isn’t not a partisan issue. I have both a sister and sister-in-law that masterfully balance their professional careers | Read More »
As Your Friend, I Say You Will Regret This
Media members will regret attacking Bob Woodward for revealing, and insisting, that the sequester originated in the White House. They will regret more not realizing that a viable First Amendment requires a press in loyal opposition to the government. But even more, they will regret being the champions of reckless government spending.
Ana Marie Cox Thinks Breitbart and His ‘Minions’ Are Bad Bad People
Ana Marie Cox of the Guardian isn’t on our team. That’s fine. However, to label us the “jackass” wing of journalism only demonstrates the left’s inability to hold their own side accountable. She seems to feel that all of the criticism she outlines in her piece about conservative media are absent on the left. This Friday will mark the one year anniversary of Andrew Breitbart’s passing, and it seems | Read More »
W5 + H = A Baseline for Integrity
UPDATE: Let me add up top an update out of the gate. The issue here is not RedState, but a larger issue among conservatives as we keep growing new and expanding existing outlets for reporting the news. With our jobs board up (if you haven’t noticed), I want to help put solid conservatives in reportorial positions throughout the movement. Now is the time to stop | Read More »
Evisceration Memo Prompts Republicans To Demand Investigation Of Blueprint NC
Yesterday, North Carolina Republicans called for an investigation of the progressive 501 (c) (3) group Blueprint NC, whichdrafted a memo calling for the evisceration of the party’s leadership. It was leaked to the press last Thursday, and Blueprint has since disavowed the memo. They’ve also claimed to be a “nonpartisan” group, but their list of partners – and Blueprint’s origins – are very much grounded in the left-wing of American politics. Mark Binker | Read More »
Blueprint NC Disavows Memo Calling For The Evisceration of State Republicans
Last Thursday, a memo from Blueprint NC was leaked to the press, which stated they intended to ‘eviscerate, mitigate, litigate, cogitate, and agitate’ the North Carolina Republican leadership. Blueprint is an ACORN-afiliated group, and its list of partners represents the core of the American far left. Since their dirty little secret was revealed, the organization has disavowed the memo. Mark Binker of WRAL.com wrote yesterday that: “The email from | Read More »
The Media and a Papal Resignation
The decision of Pope Benedict to leave the papacy has caught many Vatican watchers and experts by surprise. The decision to step down is based on his health although one would never really believe it given that peculiar class of human being- the liberal talking head. The detractors are usually of a few types. There are the so-called experts in Catholicism who view the religion | Read More »
A day with the Hoover Institution
Monday I was privileged to participate in the Hoover Institution’s Media Colloquium at Stanford University.
Perhaps you, like me, are aware of but unfamiliar with the Hoover Institution. The Institution is considered a Conservative think tank, and according to Wikipedia is “influential in the American conservative and libertarian movements.” It supports individual, economic, and political freedom; private enterprise; and our form of representative government based upon the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
During the Colloquium, along with two dozen other journalists, I spent a very interesting day exploring foreign and domestic policy issues facing President Obama and the 113th Congress, with a number of accomplished academics. We discussed the economy, the national debt, the fiscal cliff, the sequester, taxes and too big to fail with Michael Boskin and Kevin Warsh; Obama’s reelection and dissociation theory with Shelby Steele; the future of Conservatism, and his new book Constitutional Conservatism: Liberty, Self-Government, and Political Moderation, with Peter Berkoowitz; national security issues including cyber and drone warfare with Amy Zegart; and the Middle East and Iran’s nuclear ambitions with Abbas Milani.
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Here’s Part of How We Stop Future Sandy Hooks: Ask the Media to Do Their Part.
In an article published today by FrontPage Magazine, Daniel Greenfield makes a very compelling case that graphic media reports of suicides (and by simple extension, mass shootings) inevitably inspire copycat behavior. This phenomenon has been called the “Werther effect” — named after the unfortunate protagonist of a 1774 novel credited with inspiring an international rash of copycat suicides. By this understanding, at least some of | Read More »
Obama: Yeah, I Go Shooting ‘All The Time’
According to Joel B. Pollak, the president goes shooting ‘all the time.’ In an interview with Franklin Foer and Chris Hughes for The New Republic, President Obama said it was a way to “bridge the gap” between the urban vs. rural dichotomy in the gun control debate, which has only been accentuated with NYC’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun push in the aftermath of the Newtown tragedy. | Read More »
Hit them Hard and Hit them Now
Seems like the D.C. Repubs are at a loss for direction. The MSM has boxed them in and like lemmings they are charging full speed ahead over the cliff to their extinction. WHY????? 1. MSM’s influence over low information voters??? 2. Hollywood desensitizing???? 3. Public education ruled by unions bent on their own benefit versus the students???? The list goes on but what do we | Read More »