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A Climate of Distrust

What's the fastest-moving object in America? Possibly a Democratic Senator who is up for reelection in a red state running away from President Obama. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, and many other Democrats want the president to steer clear of their states, although they'll gladly accept some of the cash he raises…

President Obama and ‘His Majesty’

Nancy Pelosi says I showed "disrespect" to President Obama. A weasel at the Washington Post claims I was "nasty." And even my sparring partner Geraldo Rivera accuses me of stripping the president of "his majesty." How did I do that? By accurately reminding Mr. Obama that he was once a community organizer in Chicago. Many…

Jon Stewart and Fox News

For many liberal Americans, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is must-see-TV. Stewart's sarcasm and wit delight self-proclaimed "progressives," largely because his ridicule is overwhelmingly directed at conservatives. According to the conservative Media Research Center, Stewart devoted ten times more coverage last month to mocking Republicans/conservatives than Democrats/liberals. Sure, he'll occasionally take a shot at…

Jon Stewart and Fox News

For many liberal Americans, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is must-see-TV. Stewart's sarcasm and wit delight self-proclaimed "progressives," largely because his ridicule is overwhelmingly directed at conservatives. According to the conservative Media Research Center, Stewart devoted ten times more coverage last month to mocking Republicans/conservatives than Democrats/liberals. Sure, he'll occasionally take a shot at…

The President and Me, Together Again

As you probably know, your humble correspondent (that's me) will conduct a live interview with President Obama before Sunday's Super Bowl. The chat is fraught with danger. Not for the President, but for me. That's largely because the rules are different when it comes to interviewing the President of the United States. For example, he…

Atheism’s Fateful Flock

So an atheist walks into a church. If you're waiting for the punch line, it's not a joke. According to a recent AP report, something called "atheist mega-churches" are springing up across the USA. There's music, talks about science, maybe a sermon, but one element is missing: God. Atheism is chic. An organization called the…

Hyper-Partisanship at Warp Speed

Are you a hyper-partisan? If you are, stop it right now. These rabid ideologues are damaging America and I'm continuing to call them out. First, a definition: A hyper-partisan is a person who does not seek the truth; rather, he or she tailors information to fit a preconceived political viewpoint. What is actually happening in…

High (and Getting Higher) on Compassion

It seemed like a good idea at the time: The Compassionate Use Act of 1996 allowed Californians to use marijuana with a doctor's permission to alleviate pain. The act was put on the ballot and California voters passed it 56% to 44%, making California the first state to legalize weed for medicinal reasons. Almost immediately,…