Category Archives: Columns

How Can Lanny Davis Look at Himself in the Mirror?

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I’ve come to realize over the years that in the world of politics, there will always be a steady supply of partisan hacks ready and willing to throw themselves on the proverbial sword for the party and the candidates they support. I’m not talking about ideologues who are reflexively defensive of their beliefs, or even…

Does Iran Really Want a Bomb?

America, we have a problem. In the blood-soaked chaotic Middle East, with few exceptions like the Kurds, our friends either can’t or won’t fight. The Free Syrian Army folded. The U.S.-armed Hazm force in Syria has just collapsed after being routed by the al-Nusra Front. The Iraqi army we trained and equipped fled Mosul and…

Why Do American Networks Interview Tyrants?

Twelve years ago, almost to the day, CBS News sent Dan Rather to Baghdad to broadcast an interview with Iraq’s tyrant, Saddam Hussein. I wrote at that time: “Other than the lengths to which Dan Rather went to be obsequious to a tyrant, Americans learned nothing from his interview with Saddam Hussein.” “If one is…

Another Dopey Remark from Dr. Ben Carson

I am never surprised when stupid people say stupid things but am always fascinated when smart people say stupid things. I have Dr. Ben Carson in mind. The other day, when CNN anchor Chris Cuomo asked Carson if he believed homosexuality was a choice, the doctor replied, “Absolutely.” There may be a few fringe scientists…

Why is Liberal Opinion Journalism So Breathtakingly … Unsuccessful?

In the last six presidential elections, going all the way back to Bill Clinton’s first victory in 1992, the more liberal candidate won in the popular vote five out of the six times. You would think that with so many Americans opting for a liberal over a more conservative candidate this would bode well for…