Is Obama’s New Ambassador a Communist “Asset” (Or Just a Racist)?

Before setting off on his sixth vacation of the year in elite Martha's Vineyard, Barack Obama made four recess appointments. Credible sources report the FBI once listed one of them as a Communist "asset." Obama nominated Maria (or "Mari") del Carmen Aponte as ambassador to El Salvador last December, but it was not her first nomination. In 1998, Bill Clinton nominated her ambassador to the … [Read more...]

Democracy Now: Amy Goodman’s Hate Sessions

For members of the “mainstream” media, an odd metamorphosis occurred this week: somehow the confirmation hearings of Sonia Sotomayor became a referendum on Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-AL. His leftist critics paint Sessions as a racist, citing as “evidence” discredited tales of a spate of racist black church burnings in the 1990s.  Several of  MSNBC’s talking spleens have trotted out the line, … [Read more...]

Sotomayor’s Racialist Judicial Activism

This article originally appeared as the weekend lead for Friday, June 26, 2009. Five months later, it was chosen for inclusion in Opposing Viewpoints, America's Prisons, vol. 2. The inclusion is a special honor for me. Not only is the Opposing Viewpoints series in nearly every high school library in the country, but it provides an invaluable service: fairly representing conflicting views on an … [Read more...]