DNC salutes Ted Kennedy with video featuring his (second) wife

After focusing every convention speech around unrestricted abortion, awarding Sandra Fluke a speaking slot, and hosting a rally by Catholics for Choice, the Democratic National Convention capped off its homage to Gomorrah with a video saluting the late Senator Ted Kennedy – featuring a commentary from his second wife. The video, which casts Barack Obama as the man who brought Kennedy's dreams … [Read more...]

Liberals Unleash Lame Duck Power Grab

I’m sure it wasn’t their intention, but big-spending Democrats proved this author right today. Senator Harry Reid and his fellow liberals have unveiled a massive spend-fest and power-grab on Capitol Hill. They introduced this $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill during the lame duck session of Congress, which would allow the same representatives the voters just ran out of town on a rail to make … [Read more...]

Polls: ObamAlbatross May Not Last to 2012

A series of new polls show Barack Obama has become so politically radioactive that even many Democrats do not want him at the head of their ticket in 2012. Everyone understands, if polls are accurate and the elections are free of fraud, the Republican Party will do well tomorrow. But how well? The Gallup Organization, a non-partisan polling firm respected for its work since the Eisenhower … [Read more...]

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...]

Soros Care

A rising chorus of discontent – more a citizens uprising – shows Middle America’s deep suspicion of President Obama’s health care reform proposal. Average citizens have voiced their disapproval at townhall meetings hosted by Sen. Arlen Specter and HHS Director Kathleen Sebelius, Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Rep. Tim Bishop, and staffers of Sen. Claire McCaskill. In a burst of passion-envy, Chris Matthews … [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...]

Kennedy’s Illness, and the Left’s

THE MEDIA KEEP REMINDING US OF THE ISSUES THAT DIVIDE us as a nation: Iraq, different approaches about reviving the economy, socialized medicine, the role of mankind in global warming, gay marriage, social issues, and many others. As Ted Kennedy’s recently diagnosed brain tumor demonstrated, Right and Left are also divided based on whether they display basic human decency when misfortunes befall a … [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...]

Valerie Plame’s Laughable Lawsuit

Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame – who claims she “risked her life for her country” – filed suit on Thursday against Vice President Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, and Scooter Libby, charging them with violating their First and Fifth Amendment rights; endangering their children’s lives; making them targets of terrorist attacks; ending her CIA career; ruining other financial opportunities; launching a … [Read more...]

Amnesty Intranational

The U.S. Senate should have focused less on forging “paths to citizenship” and more on blocking paths to the great American gravy train. Its supporters describe the immigration bill the Senate passed last night as “sweeping” and “comprehensive” – which means its amnesty provisions remained intact. The bill passed by a 62-36 vote (see the vote tally here). In addition to a “path to … [Read more...]