Author Archives: Bernard Goldberg

Obama, the Minimum Wage, and Democratic Politics as Usual

“Let’s declare that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty.” President Obama said that earlier this year in his State of the Union address. Sounds good to me. Who doesn’t want hard-working Americans who put in at least 40 hours a week to make enough…

You Know the Difference Between Genius and Stupidity?

Sometimes I wonder why pollsters ask the American people about anything.  What’s the point?  I mean, would Gallup ask someone from Uzbekistan if he thinks Mickey Mantle was a better centerfielder than Willie Mays? Would the NBC/Wall Street Journal polling outfit ask the average man on the street in Kabul if he prefers Canali or…

Is President Obama Delusional — or Just Political?

Now that the deadline for signing up for the ironically named Affordable Care Act is upon us, it’s a good time to remember that just about everything our president has told us has been – let’s be nice and simply call it – untrue Despite his promise, not all of us who like our doctor…

The Other B-Word

The Wall Street Journal recently ran a piece by two very successful women who are not happy with the B-word.  No, not that B-word.  They don’t like it when girls and women are called “bossy.” The women are Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating office at Facebook, and Anna Maria Chavez, the CEO of Girl Scouts…

Why Stop at Refusing to Bake a Cake for a Same-Sex Marriage?

Let’s stipulate that reasonable people may disagree on whether business owners should have to serve gays if doing that violates their deeply held religious beliefs.  Should a business owner who opens a bakery on Main Street, for example, have to bake a cake for a couple planning a same-sex marriage – or face a lawsuit…

The On-Going Battle Between Social Conservatives and the Rest of America

A lot of social conservatives and others on the far right of the Republican Party must feel as if they’re under siege once again now that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have allowed business owners to refuse service to gays on religious grounds. According to the AP, “The bill was…

Ted Nugent and His Conservative Media Enablers

Ted Nugent, the gun-toting rocker with a big mouth, has done it again.   His latest rant, not surprisingly, is about his favorite target, Barack Obama.  This is what he recently told guns.com: Barack Obama is a “Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel” and a “gangster.” Even if you ignore the communist and gangster rhetoric, Nugent…

Are You a Member of the Flat Earth Society?

I once said that I care about the planet as much as the next guy, unless the next guy is Al Gore.  Update:  make it, unless the next guy is Al Gore … or John Kerry. Kerry, you may have heard, just said this about what used to be called global warming until it got…