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CNN is Desperate …

This just in: CNN is a disgrace. It’s worse than even I thought. On a recent Saturday afternoon, on the broadcast, “CNN Newsroom” the anchors were talking about the demonstrations that followed the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner on Staten Island, New York. After showing video of demonstrations in New…

On So-Called Torture: “Never Again” Is Not A Policy

Reasonable people may (and do) disagree on the morality of what the CIA calls enhanced interrogation techniques. Just as reasonable people may disagree on what constitutes torture. But there is more than a whiff of moral superiority coming from critics of whatever the CIA did to head off another 9/11. Many of those critics come…

Memo to Liberals: We’ve Had Enough!

About a week ago, the New York Times ran an op-ed by Georgetown sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson under the headline “Where Do We Go After Ferguson.” In it, the professor writes about what he sees as “the plague of white cops who kill unarmed black youth.” He writes that the grand jury “failed” to…

About My Letter to the NY Times …

On Thanksgiving morning the New York Times ran a page one story under this headline: “Experts Weigh Officer’s Decisions Leading to Fatal Shooting of Michael Brown” The Times acknowledges that,“ To many experts, Officer [Darren] Wilson’s actions in the confrontation with Mr. Brown — as he described them to the grand jury — were within…

Ferguson … and the Time Machine to the Glory Days

For all those young, liberal journalists who weren’t around to cover one of the most important stories of our time – the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s – the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer gave them the opportunity to jump into the time machine and do their…

Ferguson!

Anyone paying attention saw the trouble coming. A white cop kills an unarmed black teenager, shoots him six times. Who didn’t think there would be mayhem in the streets of Ferguson if the cop were not indicted? Those who called for justice had their own handy definition of the word: first, an indictment, then a…

President Obama, Emperor-in-Chief

Let’s say, only for argument’s sake, that President Obama is right about everything he said on immigration. Imagine that he’s right to sign an executive order that would allow millions of immigrants who came here illegally to stay here. Imagine that he’s right to decree that immigrants who snuck into this country should now be…

If You Put Obama’s Narcissism Aside … What Do You Have?

Have you ever met somebody who takes a passionate hard position on some important issue one day, and then when he needs to, takes the opposite position? And pretends nothing just happened? They have a name for that. It’s called Barack Obama. Let’s take a trip down memory lane. On July 3, 2008 — the…