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  • In the Grip of Abortion Grief

    12/14/2017 12:11:56 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Kim Ketola
    The Washington Post has done a surprising service by inadvertently revealing the damage having an abortion did to a woman who chose it. Grace, profiled in the story, “The long five minutes: Abortion doulas bring comfort during a complicated time” is not just a doula, but also an abortion survivor. As such she has my compassion and understanding. #Metoo. It took me decades to work through the grief and guilt of child loss through abortion. My pain was complicated greatly by being told it was not, in fact, a child by the people who sold that abortion to me. Can...
  • Seriously? Washington Post hires John Podesta as a columnist

    02/25/2017 11:33:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/25/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    I know you were all terribly worried about whether or not long time Clintonite and secret Illuminati member John Podesta was going to be able to find a new job after the implosion of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Fear not! Turns out that he’s landed himself a gig writing political analysis columns for the Washington Post. (The Hill) John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s former presidential campaign chairman, has joined The Washington Post as a contributing columnist, according to a Thursday announcement by the paper.“No one knows more about how Washington works, how the White House operates, and how policy ideas...
  • Conservative Columnist Killed In Shooting At His Home In Maine

    12/30/2016 10:24:53 AM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 66 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 12/30/16 | Bob Owens
    A long-time defender of the Second Amendment was shot and killed in what appears to be negligent discharge death at his home involving a young guest.
  • On Syndicated Columnists and Loving America at the Miami Herald

    04/08/2016 3:39:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week, Leonard Pitts the ace columnist at the Miami Herald, penned a column which, thanks to the beauties of syndication, reached the kitchen tables, living room sofas, and computer screens of many thousands of readers. Pitts, the 2004 Pulitzer Prize awardee for commentary opined, in what was billed “An open letter to American Muslims” that native born Muslims must find it very difficult to love America. He stated that the uniqueness of the modern Islamic dilemma is, “…the question of how-and whether-to love a country that often fails to love you back.” He fleshed out his question by referring,...
  • Take This Blog And Shove It

    11/19/2015 12:35:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Dear Used Car Salesman: I want to thank you for your invitation to be interviewed on your local news program. I am afraid that I must respectfully decline your request. In fact, I will not be accepting any future interview requests from your news outlet. I am writing today to provide an explanation for my blanket refusal. As an initial matter, you are probably perplexed by my decision to refer to you as a used car salesman given that you consider yourself to be a journalist. My refusal to use your preferred job title is an example of the norm...
  • Ted Cruz Declares War on 'Liberal Media Agenda,' Columnist Declares War on Cruz

    11/01/2015 8:41:48 AM PST · by Isara · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 1, 2015 | Tim Graham
    The Dallas Morning News reports Ted Cruz’s campaign “raised $1.1 million in 22 hours” after the CNBC debate by “declaring war on the liberal media agenda.” It’s the third straight million-dollar post-debate fundraising haul for the campaign. “They illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media and why we have to take back the debate if we want to win,” read a “Fire the Media” email signed by Cruz. “We shouldn’t be trying to get people to tear into each other. We should be getting to the heart of the issues.” This led Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke...
  • New York Times Columnist: ‘Time To End Tax Exemptions for Religious Institutions’

    From Mark Oppenheimer in Time: Two weeks ago, with a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges on the way, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) 100% of Utah introduced the First Amendment Defense Act, which ensures that religious institutions won’t lose their tax exemptions if they don’t support same-sex marriage. Liberals tend to think Sen. Lee’s fears are unwarranted, and they can even point to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion in Friday’s case, which promises “that religious organizations and persons [will be] given proper protection.” But I don’t think Sen. Lee is crazy. In the 1983 Bob Jones University case, the court ruled that...
  • ‘Moronic’: Columnist ripped for ‘despicable’ suggestion that Ambassador Stevens wasn’t murdered

    05/11/2014 1:41:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 86 replies
    twtchy ^ | 5/11/14 | staff
    Robyn @robdetf Follow How does genius Eleanor Clift think the smoke got there to begin with? #Benghazi The elites in the mainstream media never pass up an opportunity to further embarrass themselves. Tammy Bruce âś” @HeyTammyBruce Degree to which panicked liberals will go "Eleanor Clift: Amb Stevens Wasn't Murdered, He Died Of Smoke Inhalation" http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/05/10/eleanor_clift_ambassador_stevens_wasnt_murdered_he_died_of_smoke_inhalation.html#.U2-u5jPWcNs.twitter Â… Layla @Layla1951 Follow .@EleanorClift -Example of why Americans hate the mainstream media as much as they hate politicians ---lies lies lies! @HeyTammyBruce 11:22 AM - 11 May 2014 Eleanor Clift âś” @EleanorClift Check out my voter's guide to TuesdayÂ’s DC Primary http://thebea.st/P8mKNc via @thedailybeast...
  • Liberal columnist 'getting sick' of defending Obamacare

    02/11/2014 6:43:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/11/2014 | Rick Moran
    Ron Fournier, one of Obamacare's staunchest defenders, wants us to know he is "getting sick" of defending the law, writing that it was "getting difficult and slinking toward impossible" to advocate for it. National Journal: For the second time in a year, certain businesses were given more time before being forced to offer health insurance to most of their full-time workers. Employers with 50 to 99 workers were given until 2016 to comply, two years longer than required by law. During a yearlong grace period, larger companies will be required to insure fewer employees than spelled out in the...
  • Washington Post Columnist: Monica Kinda Asked For It

    01/27/2014 11:35:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/27/14 | staff
    Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus suggested former President Bill Clinton was not entirely culpable for his affair with Monica Lewinsky Monday on MSNBC. The comment came in the context of a discussion about Sen. Rand Paul’s (R., Ky.) comments yesterday where he accused President Clinton of “predatory behavior” toward his former White House intern. Marcus said Republicans seem to address female sexuality only in the contexts of victimization or promiscuity. To evidence her point, Marcus added she did not believe Monica Lewinsky was an entirely “innocent victim” in the scandal. “I recall some thong flashing there,” she said. Full exchange:...
  • Happy Birthday To New Canaan’s Ann Coulter

    12/09/2013 10:55:41 AM PST · by jimsin · 53 replies
    NEW CANAAN DAILY VOICE ^ | 12/08/2013 | DAILY VOICE
    The author, columnist, and conservative political commentator was born Dec. 8, 1961, in New York City, N.Y.
  • New York Times Columnist Tried to Block Publication of Book in Israel: Alaa al-Aswany

    10/29/2013 8:48:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/29/13 | Alana Goodman
    A newly hired New York Times columnist is an anti-Israel conspiracy theorist who is so opposed to “normalization” with the Jewish state that he once fought to prevent a think tank from translating his novel into Hebrew. Influential Egyptian author Alaa al-Aswany sparked controversy in literary circles in 2010 when he tried to block the Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information from publishing a Hebrew translation of his novel The Yacoubian Building. IPCRI co-chairman Gershon Baskin told the Washington Free Beacon that his organization enlisted Amos Schocken, the editor of left-leaning Israeli daily Haaretz, to publish the Hebrew translation....
  • D. J. R. Bruckner, Columnist and Critic, Dies at 79

    09/22/2013 11:58:13 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 20, 2013 | Margalit Fox
    D. J. R. Bruckner, a retired book and theater critic for The New York Times who was previously a nationally syndicated political columnist for The Los Angeles Times, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 79.
  • U.K. columnist asks if world should intervene to stop U.S. ‘gun violence

    09/22/2013 9:23:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    examiner ^ | 9/22/13 | David Codrea
    America is “gripped by civil war” if the “death toll from firearms” is any measure, and the international community should intervene if its policies are to be consistent. That’s the speculative premise of a Saturday polemic in The Observer by Henry Porter, “a journalist specialising in liberty and civil rights.” Really. How very Orwellian. But then again, for “progressives,” every day is Opposite Day. “American gun use is out of control,” Porter’s headline generalizes and concludes right from the start. “[W]hat if we no longer thought of this as just a problem for America,” he asks, “and, instead, viewed it...
  • Newspaper Censorship in America: Is this Celebrated Advice Columnist a Criminal? [video only]

    07/18/2013 4:29:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-16-2013 | InstituteForJustice
    In May 2013, John Rosemond — America's longest running newspaper columnist—received an astonishing order from the Kentucky attorney general: Stop publishing your advice column in the Bluegrass State or face fines and jail. The attorney general and Kentucky's psychologist licensing board believe that John's column, which is syndicated in more than 200 papers nationwide, constitutes the "unlicensed practice of psychology" in Kentucky when it appears in a Kentucky newspaper. Kentucky's crackdown is part of a national surge in the abuse of occupational licensing laws to censor advice. On July 17, 2013, John joined the Institute for Justice to fight back...
  • Dr. Ben Carson joins The Washington Times as weekly columnist

    07/09/2013 4:17:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July | Jennifer Harper
    Dr. Ben Carson, the world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon whose entrance into America’s political debate has energized conservatives, on Wednesday joined The Washington Times as a weekly opinion columnist. A straightforward speaker known for his optimism and candor, the pediatric neurosurgeon’s early forays into politics and media attracted so much attention that news organizations and fans alike have begun discussing a possible run for political office one day. “Dr. Carson is one of the freshest and most powerful voices in the conservative movement whose values were forged in the decades he spent helping everyday Americans as a pediatric neurosurgeon and public servant....
  • NYT Columnist Retweets Message Comparing AIPAC to Pigs

    01/17/2013 3:50:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    inn ^ | 1/17/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    A New York Times columnist has come under fire after retweeting a controversial message that referred to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) as “the 2 most pig like lobbies” in America. According to Adam Kredo of The Washington Free Beacon, Columnist Nicholas Kristof on Wednesday afternoon retweeted the message written by longtime Israel critic M.J. Rosenberg, which recalled the recently unearthed statements by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi that referred to Jews as “pigs.” “OBAMA told the 2 most pig like lobbies, AIPAC & NRA, to drop dead in same month. Next: Chamber...
  • Liberal Columnist Calls Tea Party ‘Terrorists’, Heads Civil Discourse Initiative (video)

    01/14/2012 10:32:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 1/14/12 | The Daily Show
    The Daily Show's John Oliver does a fantastic segment on liberal hypocrisy featuring Froma Harrop, the president of the National Conference of Editorial Writers.
  • Columnist in Jordanian Daily: Jews and Peace Are Incompatible; 'The Protocols of

    12/01/2011 6:04:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 12/1/11 | staff
    In a column in the Jordanian daily Al-Arab Al-Yawm, As'ad Al-'Azouni wrote that Jews and peace are incompatible, because the Jews do not believe in peace and, furthermore, are responsible for all the wars and conflicts in the world. He added that the West supports the Jews only because it is afraid they might return there from Israel and spread corruption and licentiousness, as they did in the past. The following are excerpts from the article:[1] "The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion Is Perhaps [the Best] Proof That They [Work To] Prevent Peace" "Israel is a peace rejectionist. That...
  • Columnist Who Justified Terrorism Fired from Jerusalem Post

    08/30/2011 2:16:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 8/30/11 | Elad Benari
    Columnist Larry Derfner fired from Jerusalem Post after writing in his blog that "the Palestinians have the right to use terrorism." The Jerusalem Post has fired leftist columnist Larry Derfner after he published a commentary piece in which he justified Arab terrorism against Israelis and particularly the recent multiple terror attacks near Eilat. In a column dated August 21 which he published on his blog and which was entitled “The awful, necessary truth about Palestinian terror,” Derfner wrote: “[T]he Palestinians, like every nation living under hostile rule, have the right to fight back, that their terrorism, especially in the face...