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A Disgraced Giant Returns

Barry Bonds, baseball's all-time home run king (with a few dozen asterisks), wants to return to baseball. And his old team, the San Francisco Giants, is allowing him to take the first step. Bonds will work with the Giants next week in Arizona as a "special hitting instructor." Bonds was the main character in a…

Frosh, Jocks, Dopes, and the Web

If you're a Factor regular, you know I've had some spirited debates recently with Mary Katharine Ham, John Stossel, and others. They generally view the Internet and social media as wonderful things that make our lives immeasurably better. They say that the machines enable us to look up information in an instant. True, but on…

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…

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…