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  • Scholar: Under New AP Standards, ‘American History Will Not Be About America’ [VIDEO]

    05/09/2015 10:12:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies ^ | May 9, 2015 | Ginni Thomas
    Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center, sees America being fundamentally transformed by a host of pernicious Obama policies, including education initiatives which are nationalizing school curriculum without a single vote. This month, America’s best and brightest high school students will take a controversial new advanced placement U.S. history (APUSH) test crafted by many of the same ideologues — including David Coleman — who birthed the unpopular Common Core standards for math and English. Scholarly critics of the APUSH framework, like Kurtz, are waking up to the dangers of the 70 or more pages of...
  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obama’s entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-’80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...

    06/07/2012 5:02:35 AM PDT · by speelurker · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/07/2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    Barack Obama was, in fact, a member of the socialist New Party in the 1990s and sought its endorsement for the Illinois senate--contrary to the misrepresentations of Obama's presidential campaign in 2008, and in spite of the efforts of Politico's Ben Smith to quash the story. Stanley Kurtz, author of Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism (2010), has released new "smoking gun" evidence at National Review Online. It is evidence that the mainstream media can no longer ignore--and Obama can no longer deny. When the story of Obama's association with the New Party first broke in...
  • Obama’s Third-Party History

    06/07/2012 6:42:04 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/7/2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    New documents shed new light on his ties to a leftist party in the 1990s. On the evening of January 11, 1996, while Mitt Romney was in the final years of his run as the head of Bain Capital, Barack Obama formally joined the New Party, which was deeply hostile to the mainstream of the Democratic party and even to American capitalism. In 2008, candidate Obama deceived the American public about his potentially damaging tie to this third party. The issue remains as fresh as today’s headlines, as Romney argues that Obama is trying to move the United States toward...
  • Kurtz: Does Obama Support the London Riots?

    08/10/2011 6:25:56 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 25 replies
    Fox News and National Review ^ | 10 Aug 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    I found the press release Obama issued to get Project Vote rolling, in the ACORN archives at the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Obama worked closely with ACORN on this campaign, his later denials notwithstanding.) The release quotes Obama explaining the need for Project Vote by pointing to the rioting in Los Angeles. Said Obama in 1992: “The Los Angeles riots reflect a deep distrust and disaffection with the existing power pattern in our society.” That’s Alinsky-speak for “We’ve got to use the power of the angry underclass to put capitalism in check.” Naturally, we’ll continue to disagree about whether Obama’s...
  • The Chosen One (Who is Obama Really?) - Must Read

    07/13/2011 12:27:41 PM PDT · by mojito · 155 replies · 1+ views
    Claremont Review of Books ^ | July 1, 2011 | Angello M. Codevilla
    ...But there was never anything silly, nor light-hearted, nor casual, about Barack Obama's efforts to keep the public's eyes from the basic facts of his life, from birth to his candidacy for president. On the contrary, this opacity is a deliberate policy. Why? The presumptive answer, absent testimony from those involved, is to ensure that real facts interfere as little as possible with the image and narrative that he and his associates have carefully crafted for him. Distinguishing between reality and that narrative would require above all a skeptical attitude, sure to be characterized by Democrats and the media in...
  • Pro-Palestinian-in-Chief (Obama's Ties to the Palestinians Are Deep)

    05/26/2011 10:37:11 AM PDT · by mojito · 22 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 5/26/2011 | STANLEY KURTZ
    It’s time to revisit the issue of President Obama’s Palestinian ties. During his time in the Illinois state senate, Obama forged close alliances with the most prominent Palestinian political leaders in America. Substantial evidence also indicates that during his pre-Washington years, Obama was both supportive of the Palestinian cause and critical of America’s stance toward Israel. Although Obama began to voice undifferentiated support for Israel around 2004 (as he ran for U.S. Senate and his national visibility rose), critics and even some backers have long suspected that his pro-Palestinian inclinations survive. The continuing influence of Obama’s pro-Palestinian sentiments is the...
  • Obama’s Secret

    02/02/2011 6:42:30 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 24 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ |
    Our guest today is Stanley Kurtz, a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a contributing editor for National Review Online. He has also written for National Review, The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, Policy Review, and Commentary. He is the author of the new book, Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism. See Part 1 of the interview below:
  • Radical-in-Chief

    01/13/2011 5:25:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 1-13-11 | Stanley Kurtz
    [Below is a talk given by Stanley Kurtz at the Wednesday Morning Club on January 5, 2011.] David Horowitz: It’s been 20 years with the Center trying to tell conservatives that these people are not liberals, that they are leftists and if their dreams are fulfilled they will destroy the United States, and very, very dangerous people. And while conservatives have given me support and given our Center support, they never quite got into their system what I think is the appropriate view of our opponents in these battles. Conservatives, as you’ve probably heard me say, are far too decent...
  • Socialists’ Strategies Exposed

    12/22/2010 4:12:30 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien
    Author Stanley Kurtz has exposed the sordid underbelly of both Obama’s past and present, as I pointed out in my first post analyzing the blockbuster Radical-in-Chief. Kurtz revealed the hidden players who have shaped the president’s worldview – and it turns out, they’re all socialists! Not socialist as in a label tagged on so-called liberals in general – but real, collectivist, revolutionary, America-hating socialists. Kurtz has done all the digging the leftstream media should have been doing back in ’08, and yes, he proves far beyond a reasonable doubt that (spoiler alert) Obama is a socialist. The ties between our...
  • Keynote Speaker Stanley Kurtz Discusses "Radical in Chief," His New Book on Barack Obama [video]

    12/11/2010 8:59:42 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 13 replies · 1+ views
    David Horowitz TV ^ | Nov. 19, 2010
    Stanley Kurtz, speaking at David Horowitz's "Restoration Weekend" in Palm Beach, FL elaborates on Obama's long involvement in a network of socialists and radical leftists who have long sought to subvert and discredit America's political, economic and social ideals and values. Nothing new, you say? One thing new is that a highly acclaimed, non-partisan scholar and author has gone beyond the usual political rhetoric and spin to give a fresh examination of Obama's origins and formative years that explain why he is what he is. The details, along with many heretofore unknown ones, are fully explained in his new book,...
  • President Obama and the Radical Socialist Agenda

    10/30/2010 1:38:20 AM PDT · by Scanian · 36 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 30, 2010 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Stanley Kurtz's new book, Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, is a detailed look into the forces that shaped Barack Obama. Kurtz, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, has written a highly detailed and definitive account of the president's conversion as a radical activist; he provides minute and abundant evidence confirming the long-disputed label of "socialist" that has dogged the president since his undergraduate days. Kurtz describes Obama's ideology as "stealth socialism" and called his views "Barack Obama's secret." In the preface of the book, Kurtz writes, "The president has systematically disguised the...
  • You Just Might Be a Marxist

    10/29/2010 5:18:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 28, 2010 | Rand Simberg
    With his new book, Stanley Kurtz has done what the media refused to do — finally vet the president and his radical past, two years too late to prevent him from becoming president, but just in time to issue a restraining order on him next Tuesday. Yet people seem to be under the misapprehension that in order to be a Marxist, one has to be as explicitly so as the president has been with his deliberate associations with socialist and communist organizations and individuals. But Marxism isn’t a doctrine so much as an attitude. It is founded on a couple...
  • Conservatives Behind the Curve on Obama

    10/22/2010 6:05:11 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 13 replies · 1+ views
    AIM Report ^ | October 20, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Dinesh D’Souza says in his new book that Barack Obama is an anti-colonialist. Stanley Kurtz has a new book, Radical-in-Chief, which says Obama is a socialist. The new book Dupes by Paul Kengor tells the unvarnished truth. And that’s because he makes use of material we started releasing back in February of 2008 about Obama’s communist mentor, Communist Party USA member Frank Marshall Davis. New Zealand blogger Trevor Loudon broke that story and we confirmed it. I hate to say, “We told you so,” but Herb Romerstein and I held a briefing in May 0f 2008 in Washington, D.C. releasing...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Tuesday, August 3, 2010

    08/03/2010 8:36:25 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 134 replies · 32+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | 08/03/2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Ayer’ed Out: How Bill Ayers is Influencing Your Kids

    03/30/2009 1:06:07 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies · 639+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sunday, March 29, 2009 | Joy Tiz
    “There’s something about a good bomb . . . night after night, day after day, each majestic scene I witnessed was so terrible and unexpected that no city would ever again stand innocently fixed in my mind.” So said William Ayers, yet another of Barack Obama’s miscreant friends. Despite the campaign’s ludicrous talking points about Obama being a mere child of eight when Ayers was planting bombs, there is no question that the relationship between Barack Obama is of long standing. Doing yeoman’s work, Stanley Kurtz has researched the Ayers/Obama connection and found that the unrepentant domestic terrorist’s tentacles run...
  • Senator Stealth - How to advance radical causes when no one’s looking.

    11/01/2008 7:38:36 AM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 28 replies · 1,078+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/1/08 | Stanley Kurtz
    After hearing about Barack Obama’s ties to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Fr. Michael Pfleger, and the militant activists of ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), it should be clear to everyone that his extremist roots run deep. But the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has yet another connection with the world of far-Left radicalism. Obama has long been linked — through foundation grants, shared political activism, collaboration on legislation and tactics, and mutual praise and support — with the Chicago-based Gamaliel Foundation, one of the least known yet most influential national umbrella groups for...
  • Mitchell: 'Not True By Anybody's Count' That Obama Worked Closely With Ayers

    10/17/2008 11:59:44 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 1,278+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "They [the RNC] are calling voters, cold calls, and saying to them, what about William Ayers and the close working relationship he had [with Obama], which is not true by anybody's count . . . It certainly is a mischaracterization of the relationship." -- Andrea Mitchell to Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.), MSNBC 10-17-08. Andrea Mitchell, meet Stanley Kurtz . . . It's turning into Andrea Mitchell Day here. Earlier, I noted how Mitchell, measuring the drapes for Obama, predicted that he would run a "bipartisan" administration. Now Mitchell has ridden to Obama's defense, denying that he ever worked closely with...
  • Wright 101

    10/14/2008 5:05:05 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 40 replies · 1,495+ views
    National Review ^ | October 14, 2008 | Stanley Kurtz
    It looks like Jeremiah Wright was just the tip of the iceberg. Not only did Barack Obama savor Wright’s sermons, Obama gave legitimacy — and a whole lot of money — to education programs built around the same extremist anti-American ideology preached by Reverend Wright. And guess what? Bill Ayers is still palling around with the same bitterly anti-American Afrocentric ideologues that he and Obama were promoting a decade ago. All this is revealed by a bit of digging, combined with a careful study of documents from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, the education foundation Obama and Ayers jointly led in...
  • Urgent Call To Help Stanley Kurtz Release Documents

    10/14/2008 5:15:26 AM PDT · by MN_Mike · 12 replies · 1,143+ views
    National Review ^ | October 14 2008 | Stanley Kurtz
    Urgent request to all Freepers to help Stanley Kurtz gain access to embargoed Chicago Annenberg Challenge documents. Documents pertaining to Barack Obama's unknown relationship with William Ayers, unrepentant terrorist.
  • Dr.Stanley Kurtz Connects Obama,Ayers, Acorn to Fannie/Freddie Collapse!

    10/10/2008 11:36:56 AM PDT · by curth · 24 replies · 2,461+ views
    Today on Bill Bennett's Morning In America, Dr Stanley Kurtz directly tied Obama, Ayers and Acorn to the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac collapse. It all stems from Nobamas time as a community organizer. You gotta hear it.This has to get out. There is a link at Bill Bennetts site:

    10/06/2008 5:12:18 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 25 replies · 821+ views
    HEWITT SHOW ^ | 10-6-08 | DFU
  • Fox: Obama largely responsible for housing mortgage mess

    09/30/2008 6:12:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 110 replies · 850+ views
    Fox News | 9/30/08
    Fox just interviewed Stanley Kurtz. Kurtz claimed a documented, direct link between Obama's training ACORN criminals and the mortgage disaster as ACORN was the largest gang in forcing the banks to make the bad loans. Obama was ACORN's principal trainer in Illinois. My question: where is McCain? He could run ads proving this link and destroy Obama's candidacy. He isn't.
  • Who is Barack Obama; What Are His Plans For Us?

    09/23/2008 1:14:23 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 5 replies · 105+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/23/08 | Purple Mountains
    Just who is this Barack Obama, what experiences has he had, and what does he have in store for us – particularly if he gains the White House with large Democratic majorities in the House and the Senate ready to help him carry out his plans? You are known by the company you keep and by your past actions. Much of what you say during a political campaign must be discounted, but sometimes a little truth slips out. The picture was blurred, but has recently become much clearer. Obama is a long-time member of a black liberation theology church, a...
  • Ayers and Obama (Must Read Links to New Stanley Kurtz Articles on Obama's Terrorist Connections)

    09/23/2008 12:55:27 PM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies · 358+ views
    NRO's The Corner ^ | 9/23/2008 | Peter Kirsanow
    Stanley Kurtz's articles today on NRO and in the Wall Street Journal are must reads. Three takeaways: * Obama had a long-term working relationship with William Ayers. * The Chicago Annenberg Challenge ("CAC"), the only executive experience on Obama's resume, was an objective failure despite the expenditure of millions of dollars. * Through the CAC, Ayers and Obama financed radical organizations, including one with a history of engaging in voter fraud. Stanley's work is a challenge to mainstream journalists. A candidate for the presidency has a demonstrated working relationship with — indeed funded — an unrepentant terrorist, yet the media...
  • Senator Stealth: How to advance radical causes when no one's looking

    09/16/2008 11:36:18 AM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies · 163+ views
    Ethics and Public Policy Center ^ | 9/2/2008 | Stanley Kurtz
    After hearing about Barack Obama's ties to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Fr. Michael Pfleger, and the militant activists of ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), it should be clear to everyone that his extremist roots run deep. But the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has yet another connection with the world of far-Left radicalism. Obama has long been linked -- through foundation grants, shared political activism, collaboration on legislation and tactics, and mutual praise and support -- with the Chicago-based Gamaliel Foundation, one of the least known yet most influential national umbrella groups for...
  • Obamaphiles Drowning Out Criticism Again (more censorship by Obama)

    09/15/2008 8:13:17 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies · 388+ views
    National Review ^ | 09/15 10:38 PM | [Mark Hemingway]
    Chicago Talk Radio Host Milt Rosenberg had NRO's own David Freddoso, author of The Case Against Barack Obama, his show tonight. Rosenberg's producer emails to say that they're again trying to silence Freddoso, just like they did when Stanly Kurtz was on recently: Tonight, we have David Freddoso on our show discussing his new book.  As we speak, thousands of Obama supporters are flooding our phone lines and e-mail boxes, just as they did for our show with Stanley Kurtz.  An Obama Action Wire was sent out tonight to intimidate us into taking Freddoso off the air. The podcast of...
  • The Dark Stain Behind the Obama Facade

    08/29/2008 5:27:48 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 8 replies · 141+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 8/29/08 | Purple Mountains
    This is a story that just won't go away. As Senator Obama was rousing a huge crowd in Denver, a more important drama was playing out concerning Obama’s real relationship and motivations in allying himself with the terrorist, William Ayers, a drama that is deplorable in its implications. When Senator Obama was confronted about this strange and disturbing relationship, his response was that he (Obama) was only 8 years old when Ayers exploded and conspired to explode bombs trying to kill policemen, military officers and various other American officials on American soil. What a deceptive answer! What is at issue...
  • Stanley Kurtz's Fairness Doctrine Preview (Obots try to shut down talk of Obama - Ayers connection)

    08/29/2008 2:17:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 234+ views
    The National Review ^ | August 28, 2008 | Guy Benson
    Stanley Kurtz's appearance on the Milt Rosenberg radio program in Chicago last night provided an unsettling look into the authoritarian tactics being employed by the Obama campaign to stifle and intimidate its critics. I happened to be in the WGN studios for the entire affair because my friend, Zack Christenson, produces the show in question. He was aware of my previous reporting on the Obama-Ayers connection and kindly invited me to sit in on the two-hour interview. (For full disclosure, I work for two other radio stations in Chicago, WIND, and WYLL). As I arrived at the downtown Chicago studios...
  • Obama campaign confronts WGN radio (calls host 'right-wing hatchet man')

    08/28/2008 3:15:38 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 12 replies · 325+ views ^ | 8/28/08 | John McCormick and Steve Schmadeke
    <p>"WGN radio is giving right-wing hatchet man Stanley Kurtz a forum to air his baseless, fear-mongering terrorist smears," Obama's campaign wrote in an e-mail to supporters. "He's currently scheduled to spend a solid two-hour block from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. pushing lies, distortions, and manipulations about Barack and University of Illinois professor William Ayers."</p>
  • Let's Suppress the Truth!

    08/28/2008 12:45:03 PM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 6 replies · 180+ views
    Primetime Politics ^ | August 28, 2008 | The Editors
    Some interesting happenings on the search for truth front. The indispensable National Review columnist Stanley Kurtz has been doing some much needed digging on the extent of the relationship between Barack Obama and Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers. Well yesterday, Kurtz went on WGN Radio in Chicago to discuss his findings and what sort of trouble he’s run in to, and the Obama campaign let out this incredibly dishonest email...
  • Stanley Kurtz's Fairness Doctrine Preview (Obama's Stormtrooper Tactics at WGN)

    08/28/2008 12:31:53 PM PDT · by mojito · 42 replies · 1,198+ views
    NRO ^ | 8/28/2008 | Guy Benson
    Stanley Kurtz's appearance on the Milt Rosenberg radio program in Chicago last night provided an unsettling look into the authoritarian tactics being employed by the Obama campaign to stifle and intimidate its critics. I happened to be in the WGN studios for the entire affair because my friend, Zack Christenson, produces the show in question. He was aware of my previous reporting on the Obama-Ayers connection and kindly invited me to sit in on the two-hour interview. (For full disclosure, I work for two other radio stations in Chicago, WIND, and WYLL). As I arrived at the downtown Chicago studios...
  • Annenberg Restrictions and/or Tampering (Update from Stanley Kurtz)

    08/24/2008 10:32:54 AM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies · 380+ views
    NRO ^ | 8/23/2008 | Stanley Kurtz
    Has any material from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge records been redacted, removed, or destroyed since my dispute with the library began? The answer is: I do not know. I don’t know if UIC simply determined that it had legal authority to open the materials, without further agreement from the donor, or whether UIC is making this material available only after having restricted some material, at the donor’s request. Obviously, I will be on the lookout when I view the records for evidence of tampering, or of, say, names in critical places being blacked out. I will also be able to...
  • Obama Hiding Behind Daley’s Skirts?

    08/21/2008 9:34:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 2 replies · 87+ views ^ | August 21, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    John Kass has an explanation for Stanley Kurtz for why he couldn’t access what should be public records at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Kurtz apparently didn’t read the name of the building in which the files from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge reside. It’s the Richard Daley Library, and when a Daley gets involved in a Chicago issue, openness flies right back out the door: The relationship between the ambitious Obama and the unrepentant Ayers is a subject that excites Republicans, who haven’t really thwacked that pinata as hard as they might. It really irritates Obama and his political...
  • Chicago Annenberg Challenge Shutdown?

    08/21/2008 7:50:57 AM PDT · by Sharkfish · 22 replies · 364+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 18, 2008 | Stanley Kurtz
    The problem of Barack Obama’s relationship with Bill Ayers will not go away. Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn were terrorists for the notorious Weather Underground during the turbulent 1960s, turning fugitive when a bomb — designed to kill army officers in New Jersey — accidentally exploded in a New York townhouse. Prior to that, Ayers and his cohorts succeeded in bombing the Pentagon. Ayers and Dohrn remain unrepentant for their terrorist past. * * * This much we know from the public record, but a large cache of documents housed in the Richard J. Daley Library at the University...
  • Obama-Ayers records blocked at U of I Chicago

    08/19/2008 10:56:47 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 65 replies · 172+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 18, 2008 | Rick Moran
    This is getting curiouser and curiouser... Records detailing the workings of a 1990's charitable group working to better education in the city of Chicago that are housed at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) are being shielded from the prying eyes of reporters. The significance of these records is that the foundation in question was run by none other than Barack Obama. And the foundation was formed by none other than William Ayers, the radical Weather Underground terrorist who Obama has referred to as "just a neighbor." Stanley Kurtz of the National Review has tried to access records of The...
  • FReepers: Help Stop A Real Cover-Up of Obama's Relationship with William Ayers

    08/18/2008 11:04:24 AM PDT · by mojito · 28 replies · 748+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 8/18/2008 | vanity
    The National Review's Stanley Kurtz has been denied access to important documents relating to the Chicago Annenburg Challenge. Obama was Chair of this organization from 1995 to 1999 and received the appointment with Ayers' help. Ayers was the founder of this organization and played a substantial role in its operations. Kurtz was initially granted permission to view documents relating to the operations of the Annenberg Challenge, which are house that the library of the University of Illinois at Chicago. However, at the last moment library officials intervened to block access to the documents. The complete story is available at the...
  • Marriage Wins

    11/08/2006 6:56:01 PM PST · by Lorianne · 46 replies · 693+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 8, 2006 | Stanley Kurtz
    With the important exception of Arizona, 2006 was an excellent election for those who believe that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. Amendments defining marriage as a man-woman union passed in seven out of eight states (Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Colorado, South Dakota, and Idaho) by an average vote of 61 percent. The narrow loss in Arizona was not because voters favored gay marriage, but because of a successful campaign against the measure’s ban on domestic partner benefits. The Arizona result might seem to indicate that voters favor domestic partner benefits, yet even here the...
  • Marriage Back on the Table, Has the NJ supreme court just made same-sex marriage an electoral issue?

    10/26/2006 10:55:44 AM PDT · by Coleus · 34 replies · 800+ views
    NRO ^ | 10.26.06 | Stanley Kurtz
    Yesterday the New Jersey supreme court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, or its equivalent, just without the name “marriage.” It is not entirely clear what will happen next, but here is a preliminary evaluation of the situation. There are three possible outcomes in New Jersey: 1) the legislature will legalize full-fledged gay marriage; 2) the legislature will authorize Vermont-style civil unions that are marriage in all but name; or 3) the legislature will reject the state supreme court’s decision entirely, either by directly defying it, or by authorizing a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man...
  • Kurtz on the Planned Abolition of Marriage in Canada

    02/07/2006 4:51:38 PM PST · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 770+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 2/7/06 | Terry Vanderheyden
    WASHINGTON, February 7, 2006 ( – Prominent American conservative commentator Stanley Kurtz has uncovered a chilling plot for Canada – the former Liberal government, in collusion with liberal courts, has been attempting to “abolish marriage” entirely.The first obvious reality is that the past Liberal governments, with the courts, have already caused critical damage to marriage – the advent of so-called same-sex marriage is a major step towards abolishing marriage. A next step will be legalization of polygamy, as the Liberals have already considered. (See for more on a Liberal government-sponsored study that promotes polygamy as a norm for Canada).As...
  • Hollywood Family Values (HBO: A pro polygamy & gay marriage TV show)

    12/27/2005 7:41:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies · 4,841+ views
    The Corner ^ | 12/27 | S. Kurtz
    HOLLYWOOD FAMILY VALUES [Stanley Kurtz] Those of you who had better things to do this past weekend (i.e. everyone), may have missed my little dustup with The New Republic. It all happened on the eve of Christmas Eve, when TNR put out a piece by Rob Anderson attacking my “Here Come the Brides.” I answered Anderson with “Triple-Dutch Wrong.” Maggie Gallagher (at the always useful blog) then waded in with her own take on the debate. You can find more on all these issues at There’s one late-breaking element of this debate that I think deserves more attention:...
  • Progressive Miers? ("It Looks As If We've Got Another O'Connor On Our Hands")

    10/09/2005 5:31:00 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 28 replies · 786+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/08/2005 | Stanley Kurtz
    This article “Miers espoused progressive views as elected official, record shows,” about Miers’ testimony in a 1990 voting rights lawsuit directly suggests that she would vote like O’Connor on affirmative action. Put that together with Miers’ reported advice on the Michigan Supreme Court case, and the feminist lecture series, and I think we begin to build up a substantive picture of her views. The most telling thing about this article may be Miers’ comment that she “wouldn’t belong to the Federalist Society” or other “politically charged” groups because they “seem to color your view one way or another.” From a...
  • Dominionist Domination - The Left Runs Wild with a Theory

    05/02/2005 11:23:35 AM PDT · by borkrules · 61 replies · 1,712+ views
    National Review Online | 5/2/05 | Stanley Kurtz
    May 02, 2005, 9:44 a.m. Dominionist Domination The Left runs with a wild theory. What is the real agenda of the religious far Right? I’ll tell you what it is. These nuts want to take over the federal government and suppress other religions through genocide and mass murder, rather than through proselytizing. They want to reestablish slavery. They want to reduce women to near-slavery by making them property, first of their fathers, and then of their husbands. They want to execute anyone found guilty of pre-martial, extramaritial, or homosexual sex. They want to bring back the death penalty for witchcraft....
  • Scary Stuff: Venom Against Conservative Christians (Discussed on Rush Limbaugh)

    05/02/2005 10:59:31 AM PDT · by Bombardier · 61 replies · 2,217+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 2 May 2005 | Stanley Kurtz
    Harper’s Magazine’s May cover stories about “The Christian Right’s War On America,” frightened me, although not the way Harper’s meant them to. I fear these stories could mark the beginning of a systematic campaign of hatred directed at traditional Christians. Whether this is what Harper’s intends, I cannot say. But regardless of the intention, the effect seems clear. The phrase “campaign of hatred” is a strong one, and I worry about amplifying an already dangerous dynamic of recrimination on both sides of the culture wars. I don’t doubt that conservatives, Christian and otherwise, are sometimes guilty of rhetorical excess. Yet...
  • What Harvard Finds Unfit to Print

    02/20/2005 11:21:53 AM PST · by tbird5 · 9 replies · 710+ views ^ | October 19, 2000 | STANLEY KURTZ
    In the ivory tower today, the idea that marriage is good is apparently considered an extremist notion. On the other hand, the idea that there are few real differences between normal men and convicted rapists is regarded as cutting-edge theory. That, at least, seems to be the conclusion of Harvard University Press, which recently, and under highly unusual circumstances, rejected an important new book on the benefits of marriage. The book — The Case for Marriage: Why Married People Are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off — is by Linda Waite and Maggie Gallagher, and has just been published, to considerable...
  • A Paradigm Shift in Parenting

    11/30/2004 2:28:45 PM PST · by Lorianne · 256 replies · 8,468+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 30 November 2004 | Stanley Kurtz
    Mary Eberstadt’s Home Alone America: The Hidden Toll of Day Care, Behavioral Drugs. and Other Parent Substitutes is a culture-changing book. But don’t take my word for it. Listen to The Economist: “Eberstadt’s passionate attack on the damage caused by the absence of parents suggests that we may be approaching some sort of turning point in social attitudes, where assumptions about family life and maternal employment start to change. It has happened before — it could happen again.” Rich Lowry has already done a great job of recounting some of the core claims of Home Alone America. I want to...
  • The Dangerous what Kerry believes _now_, not what he did _then_.

    08/27/2004 9:45:20 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 12 replies · 1,104+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 27, 2004 | Stanley Kurtz
    With a real war going on right now in Iraq, why are we arguing about what happened 35 years ago in Vietnam? Here are two answers to that question: 1. Knowing President Bush has no positive achievements to run on, and desperate to prevent revelations under a Kerry presidency of the cooked intelligence and profiteering behind the disastrous Iraq war, the Republican attack machine has orchestrated a professional hit job on John Kerry's character and military record. The story of Kerry's wartime heroism puts the Vietnam-era cowardice of the president and vice president to shame. In doing so, the...
  • Stanley Kurtz: The FMA vote is coming up soon — and you can bet your senators are listening.

    07/01/2004 10:55:35 AM PDT · by NutCrackerBoy · 11 replies · 386+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 01, 2004 | Stanley Kurtz
    Power to the People The FMA vote is coming up soon — and you can bet your senators are listening. If you believe the core purpose of marriage is to bind children to their mothers and fathers, you might want to contact your senators. Sometime in the middle of July, the Senate will take its first vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment. Your help is needed. Marriage is not meant solely, or even mainly, for husbands and wives. Marriage exists as a public institution because children need mothers and fathers. Once marriage is treated as a mere celebration of the...
  • Going Dutch? (Lessons of the same-sex marriage debate in the Netherlands)

    05/23/2004 1:39:24 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 19 replies · 9,974+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 31, 2004 | Stanley Kurtz
    Lessons of the same-sex marriage debate in the Netherlands.   ONLY A FEW YEARS AGO, two prominent demographers hailed the Dutch family as a model for Europe. Somehow the Dutch had managed to combine liberal family law and a robust welfare state with a surprisingly traditional attitude toward marriage. Even as a new pattern of highly unstable parental cohabitation was sweeping out of Scandinavia and across northern Europe, the Dutch were unswayed. To be sure, premarital cohabitation was widespread, but when Dutch couples decided to have children, they got married. At least they used to. Today, marriage is in...
  • The Marriage Mentality: A reply to my critics

    05/04/2004 9:39:55 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 1 replies · 315+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 5/4/2004 | Stanley Kurtz
    Now that I have had a chance to present my case that gay marriage is undermining marriage in Europe to the Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, a chorus of critics has risen to challenge my argument. The hearing featured strenuous efforts by Jerrold Nadler (D., N.Y.) and other Democrats to discredit my claims. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.) staged a bit of an ambush — cross-examining me using an (at the time) unpublished article from The New Republic that attacks my work on Scandinavian marriage. As far as I'm concerned, the Democrats failed to shake or rebut my...