Lebron James told reporters that there is no room for guns in America. But it seems the NBA star has found lots of room for guns in his own life.
By Tim Graham | October 3, 2015 | 2:02 PM EDT
Adjectives matter in politics. The latest release of Hillary Clinton e-mails produced a little embarrassment for CBS News. State Department public-relations chief P.J. Crowley assured Secretary of State Clinton in 2011 that they successfully “planted” questions and suggestions for experts to "balance" a 60 Minutes interview segment by Steve Kroft with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
By Jeffrey Lord | October 3, 2015 | 12:34 PM EDT
Mark Levin was relentless. Sean Hannity, too. They called for new Republican leadership in Congress. It is now abundantly clear that talk radio, not the elected GOP leadership, is the place conservatives are looking to for leadership on conservative principle. They aren’t looking to the GOP leadership in Washington, they are looking to talk radio.
By Tom Johnson | October 3, 2015 | 11:17 AM EDT
In recent years, some advocates of increased gun control have called for repeal or revision of the Second Amendment, but Adam Gopnik believes that either would be superfluous.
In a Friday article, Gopnik asserted that “the only amendment necessary for gun legislation…is the Second Amendment itself, properly understood, as it was for two hundred years in its plain original sense. This sense can be summed up in a sentence: if the Founders hadn’t wanted guns to be regulated, and thoroughly, they would not have put the phrase ‘well regulated’ in the amendment.”
By Katie Yoder | October 3, 2015 | 9:01 AM EDT
How ironic. A children’s entertainer who is anti-child.
On Sept. 22, Big Think published a video starring Bill Nye, “The Science Guy,” attacking pro-lifers who need to “look at the facts,” when it comes to issues like abortion. The media followed his misleading lead – and applauded Nye for his “science,” from USA Today to Newsweek. Women’s sites also chimed in, like Bustle, which insisted Nye was still “the Science Guy, not the Political Guy.”
By Clay Waters | October 3, 2015 | 8:07 AM EDT
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was blasted by the New York Times for allegedly dismissing the mass killings by a gunman at an Oregon community college as "stuff happens." The Times then invited President Obama to lambaste Bush's out-of-context two words in a Saturday print story. (Meanwhile, true Democratic gaffe-masters like Joe Biden get an "off-the-cuff" pass from the newspaper.) Although the Times accused Bush of having "invited" the firestorm with his comments, it was the Times and other outlets that poured the gasoline by using the wildly out-of-context quote to paint Bush as being flippant about the tragedy.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | October 3, 2015 | 8:03 AM EDT
As Planned Parenthood boss Cecile Richards prepared to testify to Congress about the filthy business she leads -- thanks in large part to an infusion of a half-billion dollars in federal funds every year – her marketing team tried to change the subject to everything else.
Right before the hearing, Planned Parenthood posted a video stuffed with feminist celebrities, including has-beens like Kathleen Turner, explaining why they stand with Planned Parenthood.
By Tom Blumer | October 2, 2015 | 11:59 PM EDT
Although it was very disappointing, the September Employment Situation Summary, which told us that the economy added only 142,000 seasonally adjusted jobs as hundreds of thousands of Americans withdrew from the labor force, was not the worst economy-related news of the day.
That dubious honor belongs to the Census Bureau's Factory Orders report. At least the employment report showed more people holding payroll jobs and overall August payroll employment 2 percent greater than a year ago. By contrast the Census report continued a nearly year-long pattern of declining year-over-year orders and shipments accompanied by still-bloated inventories. As anyone could have predicted, Martin Crutsinger at the Associated Press completely ignored these alarming trends.
By Tim Graham | October 2, 2015 | 11:25 PM EDT
Liberal websites were thrilled with new Daily Show host Trevor Noah for comparing Donald Trump to a series of African dictators, including Uganda’s notorious Idi Amin, alleged to be responsible for more than 100,000 deaths during his reign in the 1970s.
"What I'm trying to say is Donald Trump is presidential. He just happens to be running on the wrong continent," said Noah, a native of South Africa.
By Bryan Ballas | October 2, 2015 | 10:45 PM EDT
Liberals have lined up to attack Carly Fiorina for her comments regarding the details of videos displaying Planned Parenthood’s murder and harvesting organs of unborn children. Not one to be outdone, Salon’s Valerie Tarico quickly found a veteran video editor from the Weather Channel who was willing to challenge the authenticity of all the Planned Parenthood videos in the most over the top manner possible. “They created abortion porn....The editor’s goal is for people to say, ‘Isn’t that terrible, let’s watch it again.’”
By Jorge Bonilla | October 2, 2015 | 5:53 PM EDT
Newscasts all across the nation (including both Univision and Telemundo) led with news of the awful shooting at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The tone of the coverage on the Spanish-language networks should surprise no one.
By Scott Whitlock | October 2, 2015 | 5:39 PM EDT
In a White House press conference on Friday, ABC News journalist Jon Karl prompted Barack Obama to attack Jeb Bush on guns. Karl offered, “I have to get you to respond to something Jeb Bush just said.” The reporter continued, “Asked about the drive to take action in light of what happened in Oregon, [Bush] said, ‘Look, stuff happens. There's always a crisis and the impulse is always to do something, and it's not always the right thing to do.’ How would you react to Governor Bush?”
By Michael McKinney | October 2, 2015 | 5:23 PM EDT
On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night, Secretary of State John Kerry came on to explain how wonderful the Iran deal is. Colbert began by saying “Congratulations for the Iran deal,” as the New York crowd cheered and clapped. After that, Colbert did present Kerry with what opponents might say, bringing up the comparison of Neville Chamberlain's "Peace in Our Time" and asked how the Iran Deal wasn’t a capitulation to an adversary. Kerry would eventually invoke the imagery of Vietnam to explain why he has fought so hard to complete the Iran Deal.
By Brad Wilmouth | October 2, 2015 | 5:19 PM EDT
On Friday's New Day on CNN, as former Umpqua Community College president Joe Olson appeared as a guest to discuss yesterday's mass shooting, after noting that last year the college, under Olson's administration, decided not to allow on-campus security guards to have guns, CNN co-host Michaela Pereira asked whether people there are "regretting" that decision now. Pereira:
By Geoffrey Dickens | October 2, 2015 | 4:37 PM EDT
Like prior high profile mass shootings (Aurora, Newtown, Columbine) the liberal media wasted no time in exploiting the latest tragedy in Oregon to call for more gun control. On Thursday, CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley hyped that “each mass shooting brings new calls for tougher gun laws” before correspondent Nancy Cordes declared that “sympathy and best wishes are all about the victims’ families can expect from Congress” because it “has not seriously debated strengthening gun laws since 2013.”