Categories: "Politics" or "Letters to the Editor"

Falling Into Radical Islam

I spent quite a few hours on the radio last week talking about the Rolling Stone magazine cover glorifying the surviving Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. I talked a lot about the language on the cover, including how passive it was: He "was failed by… more »


Last Thursday, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) started a Twitter prairie fire with his call for people to describe #ObamacareInThreeWords. (My contribution was “Sorry, Doctor retired.”) Other gems included “Max Baucus regrets,” “A massive failure,”… more »

The Taxman Cometh (For Tea Partiers)

 On Friday, senior IRS official Lois Lerner offered an apology of sorts after non-profit organizations which were applying for tax-exempt status were targeted for IRS audit if the groups’ names included “Tea Party” or “patriots.” Lerner said she had… more »

Is the media turning on Obama?

If ponies rode men and grass ate cows, And cats were chased into holes by the mouse … If summer were spring and the other way round, Then all the world would be upside down. Once in a long while, an event evokes one of my favorite historical… more »

The Pigs of Pigford

The Washington Times covered it in 2001. And so did Fox News. Jennifer Rubin wrote about it in 2008, and many writers on these pages have mentioned it since then. In 2011, Andrew Breitbart made it one of his most cared-about causes, following from his… more »

Overstating Boston

A wise friend suggested to me yesterday that the Boston bombing story is “the elephant in the room, leading to total reconsideration of many issues, whether immigration, the war on terror, gun ownership, cultural decline…” Color me skeptical.… more »

Hypocrites for Hagel

It is rarely a productive exercise to accuse Democratic politicians of hypocrisy. After all, they so rarely campaign on principles that there is seldom an opportunity to notice when they violate the few principles they claim to hold dear. The… more »

2013 Leadership Program of the Rockies Annual Retreat

The Leadership Program of the Rockies Annual Retreat, which I’ll be attending for the 8th year in a row in late February at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, is always one of the highlights of my year. Full of lovers of liberty, and packed full… more »

Manipulate This (Obama Skeet Shooting)

The Obama administration released a photo of President Obama shooting skeet, although you can't actually see what he's shooting at. They added a rather amusing warning to the photo release: This official White House photograph is being made available… more »

Jason Mattera ambushes Mayor Bloomberg

but only Bloomberg's guys have guns... more »
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