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What Should a Candidate Know About Islamist Radicalism?

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On Thursday, radio host Hugh Hewitt conducted an interview with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. The discussion was about Islamist radicalism in the Middle East, and it was clear from the outset that Mr. Trump had little knowledge of the influential leaders and groups (including terrorist organizations) in the region. When Hewitt asked Trump if…

The Virginia Shooter’s Social Media Promoters

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This morning I was logged in to Twitter when news reports began streaming in on the identity of the murder suspect in the shooting of Virginia reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. The suspect was said to be a disgruntled, former colleague of the victims. Until that moment, I hadn’t been paying much attention…

Fox News’ Breathtakingly Friendly War on Donald Trump

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Even before the GOP presidential debate from earlier this month, claims were beginning to float across the Internet that media mogul Rupert Murdoch was determined to use his cable news branch, Fox News, to derail Donald Trump’s candidacy. The theory seemed to stem from tweets that Murdoch posted which harshly criticized Trump’s campaign rhetoric. It…

Trump’s Candidacy a Mix of Richard Pryor and the Twilight Zone

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I had a good laugh the other day when a regular visitor to this website wrote that Donald Trump’s campaign conduct reminds her of six-year-old Anthony Fremont from the classic Twilight Zone episode, “It’s a Good Life.” The comparison was dead-on. For those of you who’ve never seen the episode (or its remade version in…

Is it Racist to Notice that the Human Torch is Now Black?

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Once upon a time, back before children, marriage, and 9/11, I was actually interested in entertainment-related news. I’m not proud of that fact, and I wish it hadn’t been the case, but I’ve evolved beyond it. At least, that’s what I always think until I log out of my email account and MSN throws me…