By Tom Johnson ~ Esquire’s Charles Pierce seemingly would like a time machine to take him back a quarter-century so he could advise the Tom Foley/George Mitchell-era Democratic party. Failing that, Pierce wishes today’s Dems would at last act on his idea to persuade the American people that the Republican party is “thoroughly, deeply, banana-sandwich […]
By Tim Graham ~ Variety reports CBS News is hopping mad about the forthcoming Dan Rather-lionizing movie Truth. They hoped it “would come and go quickly in limited release. But [Cate] Blanchett is generating Oscar buzz as a best actress contender for her tour de force performance as [Mary Mapes,] the hard-charging producer swept up […]
By Tom Johnson ~ Liberals and conservatives often differ over the concept of American exceptionalism, either on how to define it or whether there even is such a thing. Washington Monthly blogger Ed Kilgore recognizes a limited version of American exceptionalism, one which pretty much boils down to a mania for guns. “America is mainly […]
By Tom Johnson ~ In recent years, some advocates of increased gun control have called for repeal or revision of the Second Amendment, but The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik believes that either would be superfluous. In a Friday article, Gopnik asserted that “the only amendment necessary for gun legislation…is the Second Amendment itself, properly understood, […]
By Tim Graham ~ Perhaps the only anti-gun blowhard less surprising than Geraldo Rivera after a mass shooting is ex-CNN host Piers Morgan, still prattling on about how his biased journalism in Britain stopped school shootings for good in the UK. In the London Daily Mail, Morgan emptied out a thesaurus of synonyms for evil […]
By Randy Hall ~ In an effort to resolve the ongoing debate about whether or not to fly the Confederate flag, Studio 30 — a weekly public radio program — commissioned 70kft, a Texas-based design firm, to come up with a new flag to represent “the modern South.” According to an article by John Hammontree […]
By Andrew Bolt ~ Australia has one of the lowest rates of smoking in the world, thanks in large part to the cultural campaign against tobacco: Yet Australia has one of the highest rates of illicit drug use in the world: Australia has some of the world’s highest rates of illicit drug use per capita, […]
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