The face of gun violence is not Sandy Hook. It is Chicago. More »Gun Culture' -- What About the Fatherless Culture'?
The New York Post headline read: "Could You Spend $500 on Food at This Bodega? A Welfare Recipient Claimed To!" A few days later, another headline: "Welfare Recipients Take Out Cash at Strip Clubs, Liquor Stores and X-Rated Shops." "They're on the dole — and watching the pole," wrote the Post. "Welfare recipients took out cash at bars, liquor stores, X-rated video shops, hookah parlors and even strip clubs — where they presumably spent their taxpayer money on lap dances rather than diapers." More »The Food Stamp Economy
CNN's Piers Morgan writes that the pro-gun crowd's anger toward him stems from anti-British bias: "This gun debate is an ongoing war of verbal attrition in America — and I'm just the latest target, the advantage to the gun lobbyists being that I'm British, a breed of human being who burned down the White House in 1814 and had to be forcefully deported en masse, as no American will ever be allowed to forget." More »Guns and Piers Morgan
To a black ESPN sports analyst, this is the critical question: Is Robert Griffin III, aka RG III, the black rookie sensation Washington Redskins quarterback, "a brother, or is he a cornball brother?" What has RG III done or said to raise a suspicion about his bona fides as a black person? More importantly, what does this have to do with appreciating — or choosing not to appreciate — Griffin as an athlete? More »RG III Gets Uncle Tom' Treatment
The unimaginable horror of Sandy Hook jumpstarts another "national conversation" about firearm violence. President Barack Obama, promising "meaningful action," said: "We will have to change. ... We can't tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end." More »Gun Violence -- Let's Shift the Odds in Favor of the Good Guys!
President Barack Obama in 2008, and again during the 2012 election, promised absolutely, positively no tax hikes on the middle class. The rich, however, must pay more: "It's not me being stubborn, it's not me being partisan — it's just a matter of math." More »Taxman to Middle Class: Bend Over'
Once again, billionaire investor Warren Buffett urges his fellow high-on-the-hoggers to pay more in taxes. "Only in Grover Norquist's imagination," says Buffett, do taxes make much of a difference in how people invest. "So let's forget about the rich and ultra-rich going on strike and stuffing their ample funds under their mattresses if — gasp — capital gains rates and ordinary income rates are increased. The ultra-rich, including me, will forever pursue investment opportunities. ... More »Buffettitis -- Is There a Cure?
In 13 wards in Philadelphia, reports the Inquirer, President Barack Obama received 99 percent of the vote! A local Democratic ward leader outlined the strategy: "In this election, you had to point out to people what was at stake. And in many cases, they felt that the Romney doctrine was not going to favor the working man." More »The Monolithic Black Vote -- and My Republican Dad
Brandon, a 9-year-old black kid, attended a campaign rally hosted by Michelle Obama. A cameraman interviewed Brandon, who was there with his dad. "Why does (Obama) need to win?" he was asked. "Because if Mitt Romney wins," he replied, "we'll be going back to the crop fields. We'll be picking crops." Off-screen, his father could be heard laughing. More »Obama Re-elected -- 9-Year-Old Black Kid Can Breathe Easy
What do I tell my black child if Barack Obama, America's first black president, loses his bid for re-election? This is a question many parents are asking themselves — especially those who would blame the loss on racism. More »What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?
"In what new ways," an "undecided voter" asked the presidential candidates during the second debate, "do you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace, specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn?" More »President Obama: Sexist in Chief
"I just thought it's too difficult. And you're not going to like this, but my gut feeling is that all the media is against George, Republicans, any Republican." — Former first lady Barbara Bush, who said she was surprised when her son won the presidency in 2000. More »The Axis of Liberalism Marches to Re-elect Obama
If "journalism malpractice" were a crime, Nancy Grace would not be able to keep track of all the trials. More »Hey, Media, a $75K Mechanic Pays a Lower Tax Rate Than Romney
When Bill Clinton spoke at the Democratic National Convention, he took credit for balancing the budget. That Clinton basked in his achievement, of course, surprises no one. Nor is it surprising the media failed to remind people of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., and his role in pulling this off. More »Newt and the Balanced Budget -- Media Used to Give Gingrich Credit
Maybe comparing Republicans to Nazis started with the 1964 Goldwater/Johnson presidential race. More »Comparing Republicans to Nazis -- Who Started it?
Abortion, according to a recent Rasmussen poll, fails to make the cut among the top 10 issues important to voters. More »Pro-choice Media Decides Abortion Is THE Issue -- Therefore, It Is
Which is worse, Rep. Todd Akin's, R-Mo., ignorance about human anatomy — or the way Republicans jump, run and hide when the Democrat-media complex decides they should? More »Todd Akin Was Never Accused of Rape -- Unlike Bill Clinton
Shrewd move in choosing House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as running mate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Now here's the next play: Invite George McGovern, the 1972 Democratic presidential candidate, to speak this month in Tampa at the Republican National Convention. More »Recruit George McGovern to Speak -- at the REPUBLICAN Convention!
Gabrielle Douglas became the fourth American — and first black female — to win a gold medal in women's individual all-around gymnastics. Effervescent and attractive, Gabby stands to make millions of dollars in endorsements. But she has received criticism — in the social media, via Twitter, Facebook and, according to The Daily Beast, several "black blogs." More »Gabby's Hair -- An Issue of Life and Death?
Chick-fil-A President and COO Dan Cathy faces a consumer protest for expressing his opposition to same-sex marriage. Fair enough. Offended, the Democratic mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco threatened to prevent the Georgia-based fast-food company from operating in their cities! More »No Tolerance for Chick-fil-A -- Tea Party Critic Morgan Freeman Gets a Pass
About the tragedy in Aurora, Colo., rapper/actor Ice-T made more sense — and has a better understanding of the Second Amendment — than gun-control proponents. More »Yes, Guns Kill, But How Often Are They Used in Self-Defense?
Photo voter ID laws, according to Attorney General Eric Holder, are a "poll tax." "Many of those without IDs," Holder recently told the NAACP, "would have to travel great distances to get them — and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them." More »Stop Whining About Racist' Voter ID -- and Get Granny to the Polls
Richard Kind is a funny, talented actor. I had the pleasure of working with him when I did a cameo on the show "Spin City," where Kind co-starred. He was thoughtful and helpful on set, even though I was a dreaded non-lefty. More »The Mind of Your Basic Hollywood Liberal
Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., once said: "George (W.) Bush is our 'Bull' Connor — and if that doesn't get to you, nothing will be able to get to you. It's time for us to be able to say that we're sick and tired, we're fired up and we're not going to take it anymore." More »Democrats to Blacks: Stay Angry, Vote Democratic
Did the French just elect a self-described socialist who wants to raise taxes on the rich? Yes, they did. Is President Barack Obama asking for four more years with an economic philosophy similar to that of the new French president? Yes, he is. More »Barack Hollande
Last week, a "right-wing activist" (according to Michael Eric Dyson, guest-hosting for Ed Schultz on MSNBC) interrupted President Barack Obama as he explained his executive order that bars deportation for at least 800,000 illegal aliens who came to America — "brought to this country by their parents" — before the age of 16. More »Why the Disrespect' for President Obama?
After President Barack Obama said, "The private sector is doing fine," he later quickly regrouped. "The economy is not doing fine (emphasis added). That's the reason I had the press conference." But Obama said he was particularly concerned about losses in the public sector. The cluelessness is absolutely stunning. Obama is wrong about both the private and public sector. More »Economy: Obama Brags About Treading Water
President Barack Obama's re-election turns on his ability to convince voters that 1) Obama inherited a "Great Recession," 2) every "independent" economist supported the "stimulus," 3) "bipartisan" economists agree that Obama's stimulus worked, and 4) as actor Morgan Freeman puts it, racist Republicans say, "Screw the country ... we're going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here" — nothing to do with deeply held policy differences. More »The Four Lies About the Economy That Obama Needs Voters to Believe
Once upon a time, analysts, pundits and historians explored the relationship between a given subject and his father. We do so for possible insight into the subject's values, character, decision-making process, biases, interests, fears, etc. You know — acorn, tree. More »Why Jeremiah Wright Matters -- Still, Part II
In the 1967 comedy "A Guide for the Married Man," Joey Bishop's wife catches him in bed with another woman. As his wife stands at the bedroom door screaming at the sight, Bishop and the mistress calmly get up, make the bed and get dressed. The mistress leaves. Bishop nonchalantly sits down in the living room, lights up a pipe, picks up the newspaper and casually leafs through it. "What bed? What girl?" Bishop says. The wife begins to doubt her own eyes, even her sanity. Finally, she turns to Bishop and meekly asks what he wants for dinner. ... More »Why Jeremiah Wright Matters -- Still
President Obama's affirmation of gay marriage threatens to undermine the near-monolithic black support Obama enjoyed in 2008. Several members of the black clergy now say they intend to sit out the presidential election. One poll from last November found black opposition to gay marriage at 58 percent, higher than the rest of the country, which is about evenly split. More »Will Gay Marriage Force Black Churches to Reconsider Democratic Party?
National Public Radio's Kai Ryssdal recently talked about the weak economy. His guests, two reporters from The Washington Post and The New York Times, acknowledged the obvious — that the economy is underperforming. More »Obama-Loving Media Spin the Economy
As a candidate for the presidency, George W. Bush took heat for supposedly saying something like, "God wanted me to become president." He never said that. But no matter. Here comes another yet another Bible-banging religious conservative "taking his marching orders from God." Apparently, if you feel God endorses a particular path, God wants you to keep the news to yourself. More »Eleventh Commandment: Thou Shall Support the Welfare State
A well-regarded Republican strategist at a private gathering recently warned, "And just wait until they play that Mormon card." By "they," he meant the Obama campaign and its complicit media cheerleaders. More »If Mormonism Is Fair Game, so Is Jeremiah Wright
Calling America's criminal justice system "racist" is not confined to "civil rights leaders" like the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Then-Sen. Barack Obama, during the 2008 presidential campaign, said it, too. Blacks and whites, said Obama, "are arrested at very different rates, are convicted at very different rates (and) receive very different sentences ... for the same crime." More »Five Myths of the Racist' Criminal Justice System
"I don't know any polite way of putting this — but he's lying," said professor John Ellis, president of the National Association of Scholars' California division. Ellis was reacting to a critic's characterization of the NAS's damning report, "A Crisis of Competence: The Corrupting Effect of Political Activism in the University of California." More »Leftist California Professors Corrupt Higher Education
Why did the Trayvon Martin case become such a huge national story? More »The Media Downplay Murder When It's Black-on-White and Black-on-Black
"Blacks are under attack," said the Rev. Jesse Jackson, irresponsibly turning the Florida shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, at the hands of Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman into a barometer of black-white "race-relations." More »Jesse: Trayvon Proves Blacks Are Under Attack'
"I am a refugee," my anesthesiologist told me after I had awakened from my third surgery in 12 years — one to repair a muscle tear in my left shoulder and two for the same disc in my lower back. "I am part of the British 'brain drain' of the late '60s. Doctors could not make any money. So I left." Britain's loss, my gain. The same surgery 12 years ago required a two-day stay in a hospital. Last week, after a two-hour surgery, I left the same day as an outpatient. More »ObamaCare Still a Disaster -- No Matter How the Supreme Court Decides
"Meet the Press" host David Gregory asked his panel "where civility has gone in our public discourse." Incredibly, one panelist urged people to be more "mature" and not "poison the atmosphere." More »Where's Sharpton's Apology for Accusing a White Man of Raping a Black Teen?
Public Television touted the Bill Clinton documentary as a long-awaited warts-and-all piece. USA Today called the two-parter a "solid and even-handed account ... of a remarkably skillful politician with an immense intellect." While calling it "tedious and predictable," The Washington Post described the documentary as "honest." More »Honest' PBS Clinton Documentary Lies About the Economy
What if actor Clint Eastwood gave an interview in which he explained why, in the 2008 presidential election, he voted for John McCain: "I voted for McCain because he was white. 'Cuz that's why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them. ... That's American politics, pure and simple." More »Actor Samuel L. Jackson -- Vote Your Race
Whitney Houston died at the age of 48. Most articles about her death said something like, "Houston struggled with drug and alcohol problems for years ..." More »Whitney Houston Critics Called Her Too White' -- Black Republicans Can Relate
"Which of our Hispanic leaders would you consider to serve in your Cabinet?" A woman attending the last Republican debate in Florida asked this of the four Republican rivals. More »Aren't Republicans Supposed to Be Colorblind?
Forgive Republican candidate Mitt Romney for his alleged failure to adequately explain why he paid "only" 14 percent of his income in taxes. More »Democrats Love Taxes -- They Just Don't Want to Pay Them