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By Jack Coleman | March 28, 2015 | 5:39 PM EDT

As a long-term strategy for defeating jihadists, Americans blaming George W. Bush ad infinitum is sure to be a winner -- for jihadists. It's right up there with American retreat from leadership in the world as high on their list of goals. And sure enough, former congressman Barney Frank heartily endorses both.

Frank was among the guests on last night's Real Time with Bill Maher, brimming with his usual persnickety bluster. At one point he tangled with conservative columnist S.E. Cupp on the subject of the abrupt US military withdrawal from Yemen.

By Jeffrey Lord | March 28, 2015 | 3:53 PM EDT

Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who announced for president this last week, is completely understanding of what lies ahead. Said a wry Cruz to Fox’s Megyn Kelly: "Well, look, there's nothing like the warm embrace of the mainstream media.”

In other words? In other words the conservative presidential candidate realizes that the supposedly “objective” mainstream media can’t abide conservatives and will do anything and everything to paint him as some sort of wild-eyed crazy man. But the obvious question arrises. Who is more mainstream? The liberal media or Ted Cruz?

By P.J. Gladnick | March 28, 2015 | 1:38 PM EDT

Yahoo! News published a story about the 100th anniversary of Miami Beach. If you read the article you will at first be treated to some interesting information about the tourist destination. Unfortunately, the author, Diego Urrdaneta, could not restrain himself from finally subjecting the readers to the usual leftwing agenda about how global warming (or "climate change" as they now call it when the warming didn't happen) is causing the sea level to rise.

By Randy Hall | March 28, 2015 | 1:29 PM EDT

A contentious battle between supporters of religious freedom and people in favor of gay rights in Indiana reached a turning point on Thursday, when Governor Mike Pence signed Senate Bill 101 -- a measure that both the state House and Senate had passed earlier in the week -- into law after stating: “The legislation is about respecting and reassuring Hoosiers that their religious freedoms are intact.”

However, blogger Arthur Chu wrote an article the same day for the liberal Daily Beast website on this topic with the title “Gay Money Is No Good in Indiana” under the subhead “Bigots Vs. Business.”

By Tom Johnson | March 28, 2015 | 12:59 PM EDT

Many people fantasize about what they’d try to accomplish if they were president of the United States. Some even write it down, and a few publish their thoughts, as Moore did earlier this week in the 150th-anniversary issue of The Nation. A few of the ítems on Moore’s list of twenty seem to be meant humorously (e.g., “free HBO for everyone”) but he’s serious about the clear majority of them, which are consistent with the lefty views on economic and political issues that he’s expressed since the 1980s, first as a print journalist and then in movies such as Roger & Me and Fahrenheit 9/11.

By Tom Blumer | March 28, 2015 | 11:37 AM EDT

This is what happens when you have a 17-year "pause" in supposedly human-caused "global warming" and need to maintain appearances.

The Associated Press's Stylebook has now given journalists who pay attention to its guidelines permission to use the term "climate change" when they would previously have felt it necessary to call it "global warming." The agenda-driving clue is seen in the wire service's laughable explanation for the change (HT Twitchy):

By Matthew Balan | March 28, 2015 | 10:40 AM EDT

Andrea R. Jain bemoaned how a "growing number of individuals and institutions oppose yoga, and actively encourage fear of it" in a Thursday item on Quartz, an online magazine from the parent company of The Atlantic. Despite passing mentions of opposition from evangelical Christians, such as Southern Baptist leader Albert Mohler, the Indiana University-Perdue University Indianapolis professor devoted the bulk of her attention on high-profile "yogaphobia" in the Catholic Church.

By Katie Yoder | March 28, 2015 | 9:10 AM EDT

It’s a vicious cycle: the media are influencing pro-choice organizations which, in turn, are influencing the media.

On March 25, George Zornick, Washington editor of The Nation, wrote a piece for his outlet entitled, “Let’s Just Get Rid of the Hyde Amendment.” Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, shared his piece before releasing her own letter to House members demanding the end of the Hyde Amendment, legislation which prohibits taxpayer-funding for abortion. MSNBC was next to blast the message. 

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | March 28, 2015 | 8:00 AM EDT

The latest "TED Talk" on the Interet featured the "inspired thinker" Monica Lewinsky. She should be doing something different -- in the lingo of that time, move on. But she keeps returning to the scene of her obscene behavior, and now insists we feel her pain, that she is the “Patient Zero” of “slut shaming.”

Lewinsky wishes to reinvent herself as an evangelist and a guru, but how to do it? Call it shame-shaming.

By Melissa Mullins | March 28, 2015 | 7:39 AM EDT

While Beltway insiders think Hillary Clinton has the Democratic presidential nomination all squared away, some have tried to build a buzz arond former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley as a challenger.

In Iowa, a college newspaper tried to sell O'Malley as a "new JFK." Don't they do that a lot with Democrats?

By Matthew Balan | March 27, 2015 | 11:43 PM EDT

Friday's CBS Evening News played up the "growing backlash" by social liberals against a new law in Indiana that protest the religious liberties of business owners. Correspondent Adriana Diaz spotlighted how "the protests have grown from Indiana's state house to a torrent on social media." She also played clips or read excerpts from statements of four opponents of the law, while only featuring two from supporters.

By Tom Blumer | March 27, 2015 | 11:27 PM EDT

The latest wet kiss from the business press thrown the Obama administration's way came from Martin Crutsinger at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, late this afternoon.

Crutsinger, continuing to richly earn the "Worst Economic Writer" tag he received from National Review's Kevin Williamson two years ago, absurdly characterized the mediocre, pathetic economic peformance of the past 5-1/2 years — the worst post-World War II "recovery" on record, by miles — as "sluggish," but "one of the most durable." As traditionally and objectively measured, that statement is absolutely false, and he should know it.

By Matthew Balan | March 27, 2015 | 9:23 PM EDT

Kelly O'Donnell touted Harry Reid's "reputation for mastering the tactical side of politics" on Friday's NBC Nightly News, after the Nevada Democrat announced that he is not running for a sixth term. O'Donnell quickly added that "that skill includes quickly endorsing a successor." However, the correspondent failed to mention that the politician had a significant role in exacerbating the partisan bickering in Congress in recent years.

By Tom Johnson | March 27, 2015 | 9:07 PM EDT

Mark Joseph Stern argues that a crucial shortcoming of John Strand’s play The Originalist is its out-of-date portrayal of Scalia as “a principled conservative, a brilliant and complex man who resists partisan classification.” Nowadays, however, Scalia’s “ideology…looks less conservative than RepublicanTwenty years ago Scalia was the unpredictable justice, the renegade who thought both flag burning and corporate campaign contributions deserved free-speech protections. Today he looks a lot more like the Fox News justice, ruling however the Obama administration wishes he wouldn’t.”

Stern also doesn’t buy that the “hard-line anti-gay” Scalia would knowingly hire a lesbian to clerk for him: “Would the same justice who unapologetically compared gay Americans to drug dealers, prostitutes, and animal abusers really be so tolerant in his personal life? Of course not. The Originalist wants us to imagine Scalia as a lovable contrarian and a warmhearted grump whose judicial opinions often lie worlds away from his real-life habits. There is simply no evidence that this portrayal is accurate.”

By Tim Graham | March 27, 2015 | 6:22 PM EDT

Ted Cruz really knows how to put liberal teeth on edge. See this Washington Post headline: “Cruz compares climate change activists to ‘flat-Earthers.’ Where to begin?”

Post reporter Philip Bump took it upon himself to try and rebut Cruz point by point, saying “there’s not much Cruz got right here.”