Will Obama Go Fascist on the Debt Ceiling?

by Ben Johnson, The White House Watch Barack Obama has sometimes been fond of branding his Republican foes “hostage-takers,” but officials in his administration have found a new hostage in their negotiations over raising the debt ceiling: the U.S. Constitution. The president’s advisers and several “unbiased” media outlets are suggesting if Congress refuses to raise the debt ceiling, Barack … [Read more...]

A Normal Mom in MSNBC’s Liars’ Den

If Americans had any doubt why Barack Obama’s trillion-dollar health care takeover is failing, allow me to present exhibit A: Katy Abram, a wife and mother from Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Lawrence O’Donnell, a self-described “European socialist,” hosted Hardball in Chris Matthews’ place Wednesday, where he interviewed Abram for daring to speak her mind at a townhall meeting hosted by Sen. Arlen … [Read more...]

Olbermann Discovers 85 Percent of America

Listening to Keith Olbermann, the host of MSNBC’s Countdown, is like is receiving multiple layers of anesthesia at the dentist: each inane phrase and assault on facts and logic he utters progressively numbs his viewer to the next. David Horowitz has noted Olbermann’s underwhelming evidence for “health care riots” at townhall meetings, as Democrats try to sell an unpopular plan to constituents who … [Read more...]

MSNBC: Nancy Pelosi’s Phantom Vindication

Anyone searching for an explanation of why the mass media’s coverage is typically so far off-base could begin with Howard Fineman’s performance on Countdown with Keith Olbermann last night. Olbermann, who never lets any facts interfere with his political grandstanding, was busy misrepresenting the CIA’s reaction to the letter seven Democrats wrote to director Leon Panetta. (Read the details in … [Read more...]

Holocaust Museum Shooter: Anti-Christian Socialist

On June 10, the nation tragically witnessed a memorial dedicated to commemorating one of history’s worst atrocities become the site of yet more death. Just before 1 p.m., longtime neo-Nazi James Wenneker Von Brunn entered the Holocaust Museum on the National Mall and opened fire in an attempt to complete the Final Solution his hero had left tentative, an omission Von Brunn labeled “Hitler’s … [Read more...]

Prosecuting Bush: On Second Thought….

Some decisions lead to the discerning of the inner thoughts of the heart, and the separation of the bones and marrow. President Obama’s decision Tuesday to open the door to prosecute Bush administration officials who crafted legal opinions he believes led to torture is one of them. His judgment says much about the unsteady future of homeland security, whose voice is heeded in Washington, and … [Read more...]

Man of the Year: General David Petraeus

IN MOST YEARS, SEVERAL PEOPLE COULD REASONABLY BE SELECTED FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE’S MAN OF THE YEAR. This year, one candidate distinguished himself beyond all others: General David Howell Petraeus. In commanding the U.S. Surge in Iraq, Petraeus has not merely arrested an explosive and deteriorating security situation but has reversed terrorist initiatives, driving al-Qaeda out of a province it … [Read more...]

The Mayor Who Failed His City

IT’S OFFICIAL: THE AMERICAN LEFT NOW BELIEVES GEORGE W. BUSH IS GOD. Bellowing leftists such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Cindy Sheehan have blamed Hurricane Katrina – something insurance companies classify as an act of God – on President Bush’s “killing policies” (and, in RFK Jr.’s case, those of Mississippi’s Republican governor, Haley Barbour). Former Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal also penned … [Read more...]