Author Archives: Bernard Goldberg

End the GOP Civil War; Sign the Pledge

We’re barely into 2015 and the 2016 presidential season has already begun. Lucky us. We get to listen to candidates tell us how wonderful they are for nearly two full years. If waterboarding is illegal, why isn’t this? A gaggle of potential GOP candidates met in Iowa the other day trying to win the hearts…

What if Marilyn Monroe And Albert Einstein Made a Baby …

How’s this for a newsflash: “Rapid progress in genetics is making ‘designer babies’ more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.” The subject has long been the stuff of science fiction, and it’s still way off in the future (if it happens at all), but one doctor, a pioneer…

Reverend Al Goes to Hollywood

I don’t know about you, but I think Al Sharpton gets a bad rap. The guy can’t do anything without conservatives jumping all over him. Even when he does something clearly worthwhile, all he gets is grief from Whitey. Take Sharpton’s latest attempt to make America a better place. He’s called for an “emergency meeting”…

What Jon Stewart Didn’t Ask Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter was a guest on the Daily Show recently and when the subject turned to Paris and Islamic violence in general, Mr. Carter said this about root causes: “Well, one of the origins for it is the Palestinian problem. And this aggravates people who are affiliated in any way with the Arab…

Islamic Terrorism by Any Other Name …

More than a million people turned out. More than 40 presidents and prime ministers were there. It was, as the New York Times reported, “the most striking show of solidarity in the West against the threat of Islamic extremism since the Sept. 11 attacks.” But President Obama did not go to Paris. Neither did Joe…

Here’s an Idea: Million Muslim Man Marches Around the World

In a column about the massacre in Paris, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wanted us to understand that while there is indeed a “strain of Islamic intolerance and extremism” that has caused too much violence in the world, most Muslims are good people who detest what happened in Paris the other day as much…

Radical Muslims Attack Paris — and Freedom Everywhere

On September 30, 2005 a newspaper in Denmark Jyllands-Posten published an article under the headline, “The face of Muhammad” – an article that included 12 cartoons of the prophet. Here is some of what Danish journalist Flemming Rose said in his newspaper: “Modern, secular society is rejected by some Muslims. They demand a special position,…

Even Opinion Journalism Needs To Be Fair

The New York Times editorial began like this: “For most people, Ferguson, Mo., will be remembered for one awful August afternoon, when a white police officer there shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown. That’s one way to put it. Here’s another: “For most people, Ferguson, Mo., will be remembered for one awful…