Call it the tyranny of the minority: The growing trend of atheist groups intent on evangelizing their non-belief to the majority of believers in America in an effort to wipe any mention of God from our society.Read More
Last week I had an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on the left-libertarian aspects of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I contrasted it briefly to The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece and one of the few great films to evoke America’s post-9/11 mindset. Today, I’d like to dive a little deeper into the differences between these two films and discuss how they represent the current split on the right broadly, and within the GOP specifically. (Spoilers for both below.)Read More
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D.) stirred up a lot of controversy for re-enacting a congressional hearing in her latest campaign ad.
It’s not the worst thing we’ve ever seen, but that doesn’t make it acceptable.
If Landrieu wanted to recreate the hearing, and couldn’t use the real footage, as her campaign argues, she could simply place a small disclaimer at the bottom of the screen that says: “this is a reenactment of events that occurred on X date.” It’s really an easy thing to do, and not doing it is dishonest.
Locked Up Abroad does it in every single episode—if National Geographic does it, Landrieu should be doing it too.
Without it, this is a spurious ad that consequently makes Landrieu seem inauthentic.Read More
Vice President and selfie-taker Joe Biden is scheduled to appear at a “Creativity Conference” next month with Bryan Singer, the acclaimed Hollywood director who is being sued for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor. The event, which is hosted by Microsoft, ABC News, and the Motion Picture Association of America, is part of the festivities surrounding the White House Correspondent’s Association Dinner.Read More
My favorite anecdote from the 1992 Dream Team: Just after curb-stomping the Cuban national team 136-57, the Cubans asked Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, etc. to pose for photos. No matter how international basketball has become, America still knows how to play it best. While countries like Argentina and Germany have pumped out some solid players, we’ve never seen Denmark produce a top-class roundball rocker. Until now.Read More
I ruffled some feathers last week when I noted that Rand Paul’s conspiracy theory regarding Dick Cheney, Halliburton, and the Iraq War is strikingly similar to theories promulgated by a certain segment of 9/11 Truthers. As I said at the time, repeated the following day, and will reiterate today, I don’t believe that Rand Paul believes that Dick Cheney and George W. Bush allowed the 9/11 attacks to proceed in order to create a pretext to invade Iran. However, I do believe that it is worth drawing attention to the fact that a great many citizens of Paul World are, in fact, 9/11 Truthers and that neither Rand Paul nor his father Ron have been particularly vociferous in distancing themselves from these crackpots. Why? Well, every vote counts!
As I said at the time: “dog whistles and such.”
I bring this up again because the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity recently chose to republish a screed by Paul Craig Roberts that concludes “the US government blew up three New York skyscrapers in order to destroy Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iran, and Hezbollah.”* Ron Paul, when asked why the institute that bears his name was giving credence to such insanity, shrugged it off, saying it’s “political correctness” to suggest that 9/11 Truthers should be dismissed.Read More
Former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton critiqued President Barack Obama’s anti-terrorism policies in light of yesterday’s reports of a large meeting of senior Al Qaeda leadership in South Yemen.Read More
The White House finally allowed Joe Biden to join Instagram yesterday. The media found this newsworthy somehow.
Obama let another set of sanctions expire by honoring his VP’s first #SELFIE with his presence. The White House’s official account captioned the #SELFIE, “Pals.”
A better caption would have been “Livin’ with my bitches #LIVE”Read More
ESPN updated their 2015 college football recruiting rankings today now that spring games and practices are in the rearview mirror. Let’s see what we can filter out from the early positioning:Read More