LOS ANGELES – Air America Radio, a radio network that was launched in 2004 as a liberal alternative to Rush Limbaugh and other conservative commentators, on Thursday shut down abruptly due to financial woes. The network once boasted hosts such as Al Franken and Rachel Maddow, but struggled from the outset, including multiple management shake-ups, [...]
Former candidate for president John Edwards dropped a bombshell this morning. Despite the mainstream media’s attempt to cover up for Edwards‘ many lies about his affair with former staffer Rielle Hunter and his fatherhood of her baby Quinn, he admitted today that he is indeed the baby’s father.
In a statement released to NBC, Edwards says, [...]
Excerpt from the Susan Sarandon profile: … Sarandon was a member and financial supporter of Not In Our Name (NION), the Revolutionary Communist Party-led project whose “Statement of Conscience” condemned not only the Bush administration’s “stark new measures of repression,” but also its “unjust, immoral, illegitimate, [and] openly imperial policy towards the world.” According to NION, it is the [...]
As news began to pour in yesterday from Haiti, my thoughts turned to Mission of Hope , an orphanage-school which friends of mine volunteered at. I wondered about their safety, the safety of the children and staff, and the condition of the ministry’s infrastructure. I thought about the country, the stories I’d heard, the history [...]
“Intelligence,” Daniel Patrick Moynihan once observed, “is not to be confused with intelligence.” To read two recent analyses of U.S. intelligence failures is to be reminded of the truth of that statement, albeit in very different ways.Exhibit A is last week’s unclassified White House memo on the attempted bombing of Flight 253 over the skies [...]
Democrats launch counterattack to save Harry Reid’s career – Mike Allen and Jake Sherman – POLITICO.com
Democrats are preparing to throw the race card back in the laps of Republicans as part of a counterattack designed to help save Harry Reid’s political career. First, Reid’s allies plan to distribute the NAACP vote ratings of Republican senators who have scolded him. The data will be made available to editorial boards, cable programs [...]
MsNBC’s Mike Barnicle agrees with the ‘crazy talk’ of Sen. Whitehouse that GOP Obamacare rejectors are Aryans and Birthers.
Yes, Calvin, Conservatism Shouldn’t Abandon Cultural Issues, It Should Just Be Smart about Pursuing Them
In reaction to my ongoing dialogue with Mary Grabar regarding drug legalization, conservatism and the counterculture, my NewsReal colleague Calvin Freiburger responded fairly to a poorly-worded statement of mine. Calvin highlighted these closing remarks for criticism:
A conservatism that can win is one which understands itself and defines itself as a political movement, not a cultural [...]
COPENHAGEN — China’s climate negotiators have told Western counterparts they can’t agree to an “operational agreement” on climate change that President Barack Obama had hoped to bring home from Copenhagen –- and will push for a short, noncommittal collective statement at the end of the talks, according to American staffers briefed on the situation.It’s not [...]