The New York Times remains silent, but the New York Post weighs in: Front Page magazine's Jacob Luskin has an excellent follow-up piece on "How the Left Hijacked the September 11th Memorial" Cox & Forkum's latest cartoon says it all. Tim Sumner has much more and writes: Take back the memorial. *** Previous: Battle at... Read More
That was the headline I wrote a few years ago for a column on a big teachers union' scandal in Washington, D.C., which occurred while the MSM was having seizures over the purported looting of Iraqi antiquities. The Iraqi looting story turned out to be largely bogus, as you know. Meanwhile, the D.C. embezzlement scandal... Read More
The video of screaming Islamists desecrating the American flag on a NYC sidewalk still hasn't gotten any MSM attention. But the Islamists are watching closely--and now they've issued a threat against Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch, who first publicized the video at his indispensable site. "I hope that law enforcement authorities are paying very, very... Read More
Whoa. Haven't had time to sift through all of this yet, but check out the audio files of secret tapes and related material on what looks like a career-ending corruption scandal involving Philippines president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism has uploaded a truckload of evidence at its very impressive blog. Stay tuned...... Read More
If you haven't checked out The Eternal Vigilance Society, you should. Lots of readers have sent this take on the Gitmo-gulag hype by the EVS's founder, Kieran Michael Lalor, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Is there a national, mainstream op-ed page in the country that'll publish Lalor's column?
Apropos of Charlie Rangel's Holocaust hyperbole, McQ and Jon Henke at Q and O respond, and Henke raises an excellent point over the disparate treatment of Santorum vs. Rangel. One of my blog faves, Jeff Harrell at Shape of Days, rips Rangel into itty-itty-bitty pieces. And the New York Daily News' Lloyd Grove adds more... Read More
One of the blogosphere's best military analysts and a daily must-read, Austin Bay, is headed to the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan tomorrow. He'll be blogging the trip. Do click on his tip jar and make him a morning staple if you haven't already. Godspeed, Austin!
Dick Tofel, president of the International Freedom Center, has a smooth piece in the WSJ today attempting to counter Debra Burlingame's devastating op-ed on the hijacking of Ground Zero. He fails. At least he abandoned the tactic he used with me of trying to minimize the amount of opposition in this country to the blame-America... Read More
Bob Novak visits California and finds "surprising and substantial opposition" among Democrat elites to nominating Hillary Clinton for President in '08: At a dinner party in a private room of a Los Angeles restaurant attended by eight Democratic politicians (including City Council members and a county supervisor), I was asked to assess the political scene.... Read More
At his May 31st press conference, President Bush's response to reckless claims about Guantanamo Bay was inadequate and superficial at best. Unfortunately, that performance was Reaganesque compared to W.'s interview last night with FNC's Neil Cavuto. Here is the full transcript. This is the relevant portion (with a few of my comments in brackets): CAVUTO:... Read More
Tennessee Democratic state legislator John Ford, nabbed in an FBI corruption sting dubbed Operation Tennessee Waltz, has blamed the "white media" for past troubles. So naturally, the veteran Dem--accused of allegedly threatening to kill an undercover agent--is again pointing fingers to distract from his new set of alleged crimes. It's all the government's fault. They're... Read More
Charlie Rangel is stark raving mad. Lorie Byrd at Polipundit comments: Read Lorie's whole post and round-up links. Chrenkoff weighs in here. Contact Charlie Rangel here. Maybe send him some of these and this.
Washington Post editorial: The Washington Post's managing editor, Philip Bennett, apparently has a more upbeat view about China. He was quoted by People's Daily Online three months ago saying: Bennett subsequently said some of his comments were transcribed incorrectly, but he has not disputed the above passage and has not responded to requests to release... Read More
John Hinderaker at Power Line points to the MSM's latest anti-military hit piece--from left-wing liberal cartoonist Steve Benson. Yeah, it's the same Steve Benson who did this. John notes that "there never seems to be any sanction imposed on left-wing editorial cartoonists who misrepresent facts. Apparently they can spew venom endlessly while hiding behind the... Read More
Just watch the video. [Update: The site has been taken down, but an alert blogger grabbed the video. See it here.] Then go to Jihad Watch. Then read this WND story. Then e-mail editor Mark Whitaker at Newsweek (mark.whitaker-at-newsweek.com) and ask him when they'll be covering the story.
Robert at Lime Shurbet has set up a new "Take Back the Memorial" website with handy contact links to keep pressure on local and federal officials over the battle for Ground Zero. Meanwhile, Roger L. Simon has a proposal for Soros and Company. And check out the post--and especially the interesting comments--on the memorial fight... Read More
Whee! A group called "Professionals in the City" is throwing a party at the Cuban Embassy. Val Prieto at Babalu Blog blows the whistle. Hat tip to Bill at INDC Journal, who asks: Bill's got contact info for the party organizers.
Very big story out of Lodi, Calif., this morning: I'll keep this post updated as details are released. [130pm: Just obtained the federal criminal complaint. See update below.] The Los Angeles Times has best coverage so far. An excerpt: In a case that was still unfolding, officials confirmed that Hamid Hayat, 23, and his father,... Read More
My new column is here, picking up on Debra Burlingame's WSJ op-ed yesterday regarding the America-bashing ACLU/human rights cabal's plans to turn the 9/11 memorial in NYC into the world's largest Blame America monument. Excerpt: The column provides a link to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation's comments section, where you can leave your opinion about... Read More
Tons of readers are asking me to comment on the story of Gregory Despres, the Bloody Chainsaw-Toting Freak, who crossed the Canadian-U.S. border in April carrying his entire murder kit. The Ottawa Citizen has a good overview of the story and this scary photo: (CP PHOTO/HO/WHDH-TV) (AP) It's scary. It's bizarre. Great water-cooler and cable... Read More
The professor who called religious people "moral retards" has dropped his bid to head up Brooklyn College's sociology department, the New York Sun reports: Boo hoo. * * * Previous: - Brooklyn College's Übermenschen - Who's he calling a "moral retard?"
The RNC should send a thank-you letter to the San Francisco Chronicle for its public service yesterday. Maybe the RNC should send new tape recorders to every liberal editorial board on Howard Dean's schedule. Generation Why? has a good response to Dean's "white Christian party" comments. FWIW, here's Susan Estrich writing today that Dean is... Read More
Yet another blogger exaggerates the number of people who read political blogs. This time the claim is that 57 top liberal blogs have as large an audience as CNN and MSNBC combined. The implication is that advertisers should pay as much for ads on liberals blogs as they now pay for ads on cable television.... Read More
Rather than relax security requirements for translators, as the CIA is reportedly considering, why not train more native-born Americans in Arabic? Former DoD translator Erik Saar, co-author of "Inside the Wire," was trained to read and write Arabic in just two years. It's not just the CIA that has had problems finding suitable translators. Saar... Read More
You think the FEC is hard on bloggers? Try blogging from China: There are undoubtedly quite a few MSMers here in the U.S. who think this is a dandy idea. No wonder Washington Post managing editor Philip Bennett believes "China is the best place in the world to be an American journalist." (Hat tip: Marc... Read More
I covered environmental radicals and animal rights extremists at the Seattle Times in the late 1990s and have continued to track their escalation. The Christian Science Monitor published a good investigative piece yesterday on the continued eco-thuggery: Read the whole thing. Apologists for such l
***See update below for FNC correction*** CNN's Eason Jordan. Newsweek. Linda Foley. One of this blog's big themes has been challenging reckless anti-military bias by the MSM, wherever it rears its ugly head. Last night, disappointingly, that place was Fox News Channel (for which I serve as a contributor). Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit first... Read More
Must-read. Debra Burlingame, sister of Charles F. "Chic" Burlingame III, pilot of American Airlines fight 77, which terrorists crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, has blown the whistle on George Soros and other human rights zealots who are trying to turn Ground Zero into a blame-America monument. Her piece is up at the... Read More
Apparently, John Kerry has released his Navy military and medical records to the Boston Globe. The paper reports: Bloggers have questions about the release. Marc Landers at USS Neverdock wonders what exactly the paper got: The Navy said they had over 100 pages they could not release without Kerry's authorization. Did the Globe get that... Read More
Via AP: I hope they throw the book at the punk. Video of the incident here (hit play after the Star Wars ad). *** Related/previous: When angry liberals attack The Buchanan pie incident continued Campus thuggery continues The myth of liberal tolerance
Just learned of the untimely passing of milblogger Michael James Reed, aka "Bunker Mulligan." His last blog post is here. He'll be laid to rest on Friday. Deepest condolences to the family, which is requesting that any memorials for Bunker be made to Homes for Our Troops. Update: Mudville Gazette has a tribute.
Ugh. The 9/11 Commission is back for another round of self-aggrandizement, armchair general-ing, and Bush-bashing. Winfield Myers at The Democracy Project has predictions and some advice: If you were worried about a dull season ahead, the media feeding frenzy that would result from the reconstitution of this committee should relieve you of those worries, albeit... Read More
Decision is imminent in the Evergreen State's never-ending election challenge lawsuit. - Stay tuned to the indispensable Sound Politics blog. - TVW, the state's version of C-SPAN will broadcast the judge's ruling live beginning at 12noon EST. - My friends at 570AM KVI will also provide live coverage and instant analysis. - Seattle P-I readers... Read More
A state-run TV station in Germany just aired a mystery show perpetuating "Bush did it" paranoia theories about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Looks like they've been channeling Howard Dean and Cynthia McKinney. Hat tip to Cassandra at Villanous Company, who says: "Mystery solved."
Once in a blue moon, the New York Times prints something delicious. Jon Pareles' refreshingly nasty review of Coldplay's new album this weekend will put you in a good mood. The intro: *** Previous: Gwynnie's husband: I hate capitalism! See also Ankle Biting Pundits, which recently bestowed its Buffoon of the Week Award to Chris... Read More
It's the 61st anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Check out nice remembrances from Rick Moran and W. Thomas Smith, Jr. Also, Scott Johnson's must-read post: The ordeal of Omaha Beach. More D-Day blogging at Barking Moonbat Early Warning System (love that name).
The Washington Post laid into the Air Force Academy this weekend over claims of religious intolerance by chaplains, instructors, and a coach. For a more informed perspective, read analysis from The Claremont Institute's Ken Masugi, who taught at USAFA, here and here.
Opening arguments begin today in the long-awaited terrorism trial of fired University of South Florida computer science professor Sami Al-Arian and three co-defendants. We'll be learning a lot about the feds' decade-long surveillance of the alleged Jihadi supporters, through wiretaps and other evidence-gathering that began under the Clinton administration, but was inaccessible to prosecutors until... Read More
Are you keeping up with Foleygate? If not, catch up on all the latest here. Journalist Hiawatha Bray is doing something about the military-slandering head of the Newspaper Guild. He's running against her. Bray e-mails: Bravo! Check out Bray's blog here. John Leo breaks the MSM silence with an excellent column on "stories not told."... Read More
Thanks to LGF for pointing to a gripping story in the Dallas Morning News today about the the 56th Brigade Combat Team/TANG in Iraq, whose members have the dangerous job of searching for roadside bombs along one of the U.S. military's major supply routes. Great Sunday reading. (Registration required. bugmenot is your friend.) For more... Read More
The illegal alien accused of murdering Denver cop Donnie Young has been captured in Mexico. But Mexico may not give him up. Details at The Immigration Blog. *** Previous: Outrage in Denver Farewell to a cop's cop