What’s it going to take for the world to rid the planet of ISIL?

What’s It Going To Take? What’s it going to take for the world to come together and rid the planet of these masked cowards known as ISIL?  How many more people have to be beheaded?  Set on fire?  Crucified?  How many more girls have to be captured, raped and forced to marry these savages?  How…

My Interview with a Putin Critic Shot Dead Near the Kremlin

In the fall of 2013, I went to Russia to report a story on the Sochi Olympics for the HBO program Real Sports. After visiting Sochi, I went to Moscow where I interviewed a critic of the Sochi games- a man named Boris Nemtsov who was also an outspoken critic of Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin….

GOP Platform: War Without End

If the sadists of ISIS are seeking — with their mass executions, child rapes, immolations, and beheadings of Christians — to stampede us into a new war in the Middle East, they are succeeding. Repeatedly snapping the blood-red cape of terrorist atrocities in our faces has the Yankee bull snorting, pawing the ground, ready to…

Rudy Giuliani Throws GOP Into Tailspin; So Says Media

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When former New York mayor and presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani told a crowd earlier this week that he doesn’t believe President Obama loves the United States, the media response was strong. It was also warranted. Giuliani, after all, is a notable national figure. Though he’s retired from public service, he remains a distinguished presence and…

Will the GOP Capitulate Again?

“Free trade results in giving our money, our manufactures, and our markets to other nations,” warned the Republican Senator from Ohio and future President William McKinley in 1892. “Thank God I am not a free-trader,” echoed the rising Empire State Republican and future President Theodore Roosevelt. Those were the voices of a Republican Party that…

The President’s Anti-‘Islamic’ Crusade

When he leaves office in 23 months, President Obama might consider a career in construction. Why? Because few leaders have ever been quite so proficient at building straw men. The president's latest edifice was constructed Wednesday, when he proudly declared, "We are not at war with Islam." Of course, no responsible person has ever claimed…

The President’s Anti-‘Islamic’ Crusade

When he leaves office in 23 months, President Obama might consider a career in construction. Why? Because few leaders have ever been quite so proficient at building straw men. The president's latest edifice was constructed Wednesday, when he proudly declared, "We are not at war with Islam." Of course, no responsible person has ever claimed…

Imagine if ‘Frisky’ Joe Biden Were a Republican

Frisky Joe Biden

It’s nothing new that Democratic politicians don’t face the same level of media scrutiny as their Republican counterparts. There’s been a clear double standard for decades when it comes to covering the actions and behaviors of the political right vs the political left. Sometimes that double standard is fairly subtle, like when Republican candidates are…