The sick left

The NY Times Editorial Board: Bitter Opponents of Free Speech

Featured image Yesterday’s New York Times editorial titled “The Koch Party” raises once again the question whether the paper’s editorial board has been hijacked by Democratic Underground: Only a few weeks into this midterm election year, the right-wing political zeppelin is fully inflated with secret cash and is firing malicious falsehoods at supporters of health care reform. Remember the good old days when people called the Times the “Gray Lady”? Now it’s »

Sacred Cows Skewered: Left Goes to DefCon1

Featured image I have a friend who once got a fairly conservative documentary about religious liberty broadcast nationally on PBS.  Naturally the left got mad, and flooded online fora with indignant complaints wondering how such a program got on “our” network. So naturally when “60 Minutes” departs from the script, as it did last night with “The Cleantech Crash,” it was not a surprise to find out today that the left is »

Obama: yes to terrorism abetter, no to little sisters of the poor

Featured image After five years of an increasingly radical presidency, it comes to this: the Obama administration has released Lynne Stewart, convicted of abetting a notorious terrorist, but is litigating in order to coerce a group of nuns who embody compassion. Isn’t this what Communists used to do when they came to power — release the “political prisoners” and harass the deeply religious? President Obama’s supporters say he’s not out to get »

Learning from Lynne Stewart

Featured image In the adjacent post Paul notes that radical lawyer Lynne Stewart has secured a compassionate release from prison in light of her terminal illness. Stewart is walking at this point because the government has joined her motion for release. I want to add a personal note to Paul’s comments. I met up with Lynne Stewart at the national convention of the National Lawyers Guild in Minneapolis in October 2003 and »

Who Funds the Far Left? You’ll Be Surprised

Featured image The Center for American Progress is a left-wing organization that is closely associated with the Obama administration. Its principal product is a web site called Think Progress. Think Progress is part of the internet cesspool that modern liberalism has become. Written by hack left-wing bloggers, it is bitterly hostile to free enterprise. It is a low-rent site that traffics in the most absurd smears and conspiracy theories. Many have wondered »

Where they’re coming from

Featured image David Horowitz appeared with Jamie Glazov on this week’s special edition of The Glazov Gang for two video segments to discuss David’s new book, The Black Book of the American Left. If you’ve enjoyed the excerpts of the book that we posted here a few weeks ago, you’ll enjoy this video. Even if you didn’t make it through the excerpts, I think you’ll find Part 1 (below) of interest. I »

Berkeley on the Hudson?

Featured image My conservative cousin from New York writes occasionally for Power Line about the City in which he has lived his entire life. In this post, he reflects on the election of a new mayor: The landslide election of Bill de Blasio appears at first glance to have changed dramatically New York City’s political landscape. By selecting as Mayor a man of the left, voters may have ended the 36-year dominance »

Collier & Horowitz: Goodbye to all that

Featured image David Horowitz’s Black Book of the American Left was published by Encounter Books this past Tuesday. We previewed it here. The book covers a lot of ground since David left the radical left behind. Among my favorite pieces are those in which he explains how he came to abandon his radical faith. One such essay is the article written with Peter Collier and published as “Lefties for Reagan” in a »

The Black Book of the American Left

Featured image I’ve known David Horowitz for more than 20 years, from the time he came through town with Peter Collier talking about their invaluable book Destructive Generation: Second Thoughts About the Sixties. As Jay Nordlinger has written, David was a leader of the New Left who became a leader of the fighting Reaganite Right: “He is a thinker and a doer, an intellectual and an activist. His mind ranges widely, and »

How Crazy Are the Democrats? This Crazy

Featured image Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan, whose district includes Madison, Wisconsin, on the House floor. I guess this is his way of defending Obamacare: These people are completely nuts. Via Twitchy. »

Speaking of bitter & sweet

Featured image A recording of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell meeting with his campaign staff on February 2 was released to David Corn at Mother Jones. Corn was last seen bringing us Mitt Romney’s meditations on the “47 percent.” Corn has already turned that scoop into a pamphlet-length ebook titled, logically enough, 47 Percent. For the Democrats, it was 100 percent gold. This time around, Corn fetched fool’s gold and seemed not »

Frackwater and Greenpeace Updated

Featured image Haven’t seen a lot of notice for a recent study of water pollution from natural gas fracking in Pennsylvania, produced by Resources for the Future and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  So far it seems only Michael Levi of the Council on Foreign Relations has shown it much love: The team’s conclusions are fairly straightforward. They find enhanced chlorine concentrations downstream of waste water treatment »

Harry Reid Politicizes Marine Accident

Featured image When Harry Reid told reporters he had heard a rumor that Mitt Romney didn’t pay any taxes, I thought he had sunk as low as a politician possibly can. But I was wrong. Today, Reid outdid himself. He politicized the tragic death of seven Marines in a mortar accident by linking the accident to the sequester: Details are emerging. We really don’t know, the area has been blocked off. As »

Who You Gonna Call? KochBusters!

Featured image You would think the far left would get tired of yammering on and on about the Koch brothers, but no: there must be a steady paycheck lurking there somewhere, because leftists show no sign of abandoning their most tiresome obsession. Hence this program on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 at All Souls Unitarian Church–the Unitarian Church was a religious institution at one time, wasn’t it?–at 1157 Lexington Ave. (at »

Greedy Lying Bastards

Featured image There is a new film out, a purported documentary on the environment, called “Greedy Lying Bastards.” Surprisingly, it isn’t about Al Gore. Nor is it about “green energy” executives who parlay connections with the Obama administration into millions of dollars, leaving taxpayers with the tab. And scientists who collect billions in government subsidies while fudging data to make a bogus case for more government power–what a coincidence!–don’t figure in it, »

Bill Ayers in Moorhead

Featured image Growing up in Moorhead, Minnesota, before my family moved to St. Paul in 1958, may be the happiest I’ve been, to borrow the title of a memorable John Updike short story. My dad managed Moorhead’s Comstock Hotel (destroyed by fire in 1960) and established its all-you-can-eat for $0.50 buffet, still remembered fondly by some Fargo-Moorhead natives. There is a reason why Jeffrey Hart titled his revisionist history of the fifties »

The Radosh Files, parts 1 and 2

Featured image I’m at the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s West Coast Retreat. The historian Ronald Radosh — one of my favorites — spoke on a great panel on the culture this afternoon along with Andrew Klavan and Ben Shapiro. After the panel, I caught up with Ron to ask him a few questions on matters of interest to me. I’ve been wrestling with the interaction between iMovie and YouTube to get the »