Friday, July 3, 2015
gene lyons
mike huckabee

Why The GOP Has The First Amendment Upside Down

When it comes to gay marriage, millions of aggrieved GOP voters appear to have gotten the First Amendment upside-down.

July 1, 2015
MelanieDrawing

Why The Charleston Shooter Was A Failure

Has any murdering terrorist ever failed more dramatically than Dylann Storm Roof? Intending to start a race war, he succeeded only in shocking the moral conscience of the state and nation.

June 24, 2015
Clinton

Clinton Foundation ‘Scandals’ Are Made Of Smoke And Innuendo

The swirl of innuendo and accusation currently dogging the Clintons is nothing more than conspiracy theories touted by the same newspapers that promoted the Whitewater hoax and cheered on Kenneth Starr.

June 10, 2015
Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton Has Only One Real Opponent

If indeed Hillary Clinton’s Democratic rivals have no realistic chance, then who is her biggest opponent? Turns out it’s… well, us.

June 3, 2015
Jeb Bush

A Failure Of Intelligence

Contrary to what Jeb Bush says now, it wasn’t actually that hard to see through the propaganda barrage that led the United States to invade Iraq in 2003

May 27, 2015
Tom Brady press conference

The Sound And The Fury Of Deflategate

Once somebody like Tom Brady has been targeted for something like “Deflategate,” it’s almost impossible for them to get even-handed treatment in the media.

May 20, 2015
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The Freedom To Provoke

Propagandists like Pamela Geller are intent on convincing Americans that not only extremists but Islam itself and Arabs everywhere are enemies of the U.S.

May 13, 2015
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‘The Hunting Of Hillary’ – A New E-Book From The National Memo

The Hunting of Hillary recounts the true history of the “vast right-wing conspiracy” — as Hillary Clinton herself once famously described it — that sought to bring her down along with her husband when he was president.

May 7, 2015
DissentIsNotAConspiracyTheory

Why Did Texas Politicians Cave In To Delusional Paranoia?

Name-brand Texas politicians such as Gov. Greg Abbot and Sen. Ted Cruz have made fools of themselves by lending plausibility to what is essentially a mass psychiatric delusion.

May 6, 2015
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Playing By The Old ‘Clinton Rules’ — All Innuendo, Few Facts

The media coverage of “Clinton Cash,” shows that old the “Clinton rules” are back: all innuendo and guilt-by-association, murky insinuations and few facts.

April 29, 2015
Photo: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2014 Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, IA. (Gregory Hauenstein/Flickr)

Hillary Clinton And The Burden Of Authenticity

Is there an element of calculation in Hillary Clinton’s latest listening tour? Sure. But if she truly listens, does that make her more or less “authentic” ?

April 22, 2015
University of Virginia

Why Trust Anything In ‘Rolling Stone’ Again?

The magazine and its editors made themselves willing, if not downright eager, parties to a hoax — and not a terribly sophisticated hoax at that.

April 8, 2015
Hoosier Hospitality

The Anarchy Of ‘Religious Liberty’

What’s so insidious about “religious liberty” statutes as written, and why they cannot be permitted to stand, is that they would give zealous individuals and private businesses near-dictatorial powers with no legal recourse.

April 1, 2015
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Journalists Must Rediscover Skepticism

From Ferguson to Charlottesville, the media have been falling down on the job.

March 25, 2015
U.S. Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas and former Ambassador John Bolton speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Cotton And The War Caucus Count On Constituents’ Ignorance

Tom Cotton and his fellow Republican hawks know their letter to Iran is wrong. They just don’t care.

March 18, 2015
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Media’s Email Hysteria: Why Are Republicans Exempt?

If Clinton’s use of a private email account is so shocking to the Beltway media, why did they barely notice (and care even less) when millions of emails disappeared from the Bush White House?

March 13, 2015
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the press after attending the annual Women's Empowerment Principles event at UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. The potential 2016 U.S. presidential contender defended her use of a personal email account for official communications, saying it was "for convenience."

Nothing Ever Changes In Hunt For A Clinton Scandal

The Washington press clique is reliving the ’90s — and they couldn’t be happier about it.

March 11, 2015
Supreme Court

Be Very Afraid Of ‘King v. Burwell’

Forget Obamacare — the Supreme Court could be about to kill whatever credibility it has left.

March 4, 2015
ISIS

ISIS Panic Is Ebola 2.0

Despite what cable news would have you believe, ISIS is far from an existential threat to the U.S.

February 25, 2015
Photo: British actor Jamie Dornan (R) and US actress Dakota Johnson pose for photographers ahead of the UK Premiere of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in central London on February 12, 2015 (AFP/Leon Neal)

On Arkansas’ Anti-Gay Law, And Other Ridiculous Headlines

Gene Lyons takes on ‘Fifty Shades of Gray,’ the Brian Williams mess, and more.

February 18, 2015
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Do Liberals Really Have A Free Speech Problem?

Progressives should think twice about encouraging groupthink.

February 4, 2015
Tom Brady press conference

Finally, A Reason To Pay Attention To The Super Bowl

“Ballghazi” is much ado about nothing — and it’s working to perfection.

January 28, 2015
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Lessons From The ‘Modern Love’ Column

You probably shouldn’t take dating advice from the New York Times.

January 21, 2015
Rally in Paris honors attack victims

‘Charlie Hebdo’ Killings Will Backfire On Extremists

Terrorists tried to brutally divide France last week — but instead, they did the opposite.

January 14, 2015
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Veronica Rutledge And America’s Gun Cult

No gun death is horrific enough to make the “gun rights” crowd reexamine its obsession.

January 7, 2015
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