Category Archives: Columns

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…

Because Joining a Gym is for Losers

Just as I’ve done with every year before it, I’m making 2015 absolutely resolution-free. After all, any schmuck capable of holding a pencil eraser side-up can make a list of things to improve about himself, but it’s only society’s supremely-talented gems like yours truly who can maintain a consistent level of sub-mediocrity. It ain’t stopping…

Civil Disobedience

What Barack Obama has done to America is so vile that one can only hope that he will receive his just comeuppance in the hereafter. After all, we know that as an ex-president, he will, like Bill Clinton, make tens of millions of dollars in book deals and speaking fees. He and Michelle will live…

Is War in the Cards for 2015?

“If you see 10 troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you,” said Calvin Coolidge, whose portrait hung in the Cabinet Room of the Reagan White House. Among the dispositions shared by the two conservatives was a determination to stay out of other…

Fox Hunters, Shooting Blanks

Since it's time for New Year's predictions, here's one that is pretty much a sure bet: Fox News will dominate the cable ratings in 2015, just as it has for the past thirteen years. CNN will be a distant second, with MSNBC dragging up the rear, playing the role of the Washington Generals to FNC's…

Prelutsky Vs. Gallup

I’m wondering if I should become a professional pollster. For one thing, it must pay quite well, otherwise there wouldn’t be so many people doing it. For another, whereas I trust my results, I’m not so sure about those other guys because they tend to be paid by people with a vested interest in the…

Obamacare’s Annus Horribilis

There’s no candy coating the truth: Obamacare has had a very terrible, horrible, crappy, none-too-happy year. What it really means is that the victims of Obamacare — taxpayers, health care consumers, health care providers, employers and employees — have had a hellish, nightmarish 2014. Let’s start with premiums. President Candy Land promised that he’d “lower…

The Fox News Christmas Dinner Conversation

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Every year on Christmas Eve, after an early church service, my family heads over to a local restaurant for dinner with some friends and their families. It’s an event we always look forward to, and this year was no exception. After appetizers were placed on our table, and many of us were engaged in separate…