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Liberal Authoritarians on Campus

Christine Lagarde, the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund was supposed to speak at the Smith College graduation – until she was disinvited. Her offense, according to a student petition: Representing an organization that runs “directly against Smith’s values to stand in unity with equality for all women, regardless of race, ethnicity or…

Shame on You, Eleanor Clift

There’s not a lot that Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, agree on these days. They don’t see things the same way on taxes or climate change or affirmative action or abortion or a lot of other issues. But there is one item that should garner bipartisan support. And that is that Eleanor Clift, the…

Bulletin: Most Journalists Are Not Liberal Democrats — Just Ask Them

Get this:  Despite what you thought, most American journalists aren’t liberal Democrats.  I know this because that’s what the journalists told two pollsters from the University of Indiana.  Turns out that most journalists are independents.  And journalists wouldn’t lie, right? First let me state the obvious:  the poll is ridiculous. It found that in 2013…

Rutgers … and More Evidence of Liberal Intolerance

Condoleezza Rice was supposed to be the guest speaker this month at the Rutgers University graduation ceremonies in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  She won’t be there.  Eighty- eight days after she accepted the invitation, she said thanks but no thanks. When it was announced that she had been chosen to speak at graduation and receive…

If Donald Sterling Can Lose His Job for Racist Remarks Uttered in Private, Why Can’t You?

So Donald Sterling got what amounts to the death sentence.  Banned for life by the NBA.  His ugly remarks are proof, as I’ve said before, not that racism is alive and well in America, but rather that racism is on its last leg.  The man has been publicly branded a pariah.  The American people have…

The Good News about Racism in America

Let’s get the easy stuff out of the way:  Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, is an old fool – a bigoted old fool to be precise. But despite what you may hear, he isn’t proof that racism is alive and well in America.  If he’s proof of anything, it’s…

The Hard Right’s Admiration for a Very Stupid Man

Ideologically pure conservatives apparently are so desperate for heroes, so fed up with what they call the overreach of the federal government, that they have turned Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy into an American folk hero – a modern day no-nonsense cowboy who takes no guff; a 2014 version of John Wayne. Bundy, for those…

Signing Up for ObamaCare Was the Easy Part

At a news conference the other day, President Obama defended the Affordable Care Act and slammed Republicans for continuing to gripe about it. What else is new? Well, midterm elections are new and they’re approaching.  So a reporter asked the president if Democrats should campaign on ObamaCare. “I think Democrats should forcefully defend and be…