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By Tom Johnson | March 23, 2015 | 9:18 PM EDT

The New Yorker’s Borowitz and Esquire’s Pierce trash the Texas senator (Pierce claims that Cruz “represents politics and a vision of government that was out of date in 1860” and that he’s “connected, rhetorically for the most part, to the darkest manifestations of the American political Id”).

By Jack Coleman | March 23, 2015 | 8:09 PM EDT

In the lighter-than-air 1964 film comedy Send Me No Flowers, middle-aged hypochondriac George Kimball (Rock Hudson) mistakenly believes he has only months to live. Kimball decides to put his affairs in order and goes to a funeral home with his best friend,  Arnold Nash (Tony Randall), to buy a burial plot.

Do you have a large family, Kimball is asked by Mr. Akins, manager of the funeral home (played by an exuberant Paul Lynde). "Just my wife (Doris Day) and myself," Kimball responds. "Oh well, that's all right," Akins answers, briefly crestfallen. "Chance of any little additions, maybe?" he inquires, his manic energy returning.

By Tim Graham | March 23, 2015 | 7:39 PM EDT

Following in the footsteps of The New York Times Magazine in 2012 and Slate.com in 2013, the March 30 edition of Time is promoting the photographs of Lindsay Morris, which promotes a “rural retreat for gender-creative kids.” As opposed to most children, who are apparently “gender-stodgy.”

Morris is coming out with a book titled You Are You in which they call these children “gender-unique.” The book blurb says through “sensitive images the viewer will experience an important moment in history where the first gender-creative childhood is being openly expressed with the support of friends and family. Morris reaches beyond the confines of the camp to contribute to a dialog about the crucial role that support plays in the lives of gender unique children.”

By Ken Oliver-Méndez | March 23, 2015 | 5:40 PM EDT

Univision’s morning show, Despierta América, started the day by swinging into attack mode against presidential hopeful Ted Cruz. Univision host Natalia Cruz led the charge, telling viewers that “although the candidate has a Latino last name and background, he has come to be known for his anti-immigrant policies.”

By P.J. Gladnick | March 23, 2015 | 5:30 PM EDT

Daniel Pardo of BBC Mundo provides us with an interesting report, namely how long does it take to purchase basic home products while waiting on the notoriosly long lines at the stores in Venezuela. Unfortunately, although Pardo shows us how tough it is to buy these products he fails to give us the why even though the answer is written on wall posters all over that country. The S-word that dare not speak its name in his BBC Mundo report.

By Geoffrey Dickens | March 23, 2015 | 4:33 PM EDT

Ted Cruz’s announcement that he is running for president was immediately greeted with hostility from the liberal media. On Monday, MSNBC’s Jonathan Alter questioned, “Is this 1964 when the Republican Party decided it would go with its most extreme candidate?” Donny Deutsch, also on MSNBC, called Cruz “unelectable” and added “I think he’s the worst. I think he’s scary, I think he’s dangerous, I think he’s slimy and I think he brings no fresh ideas.”

By Joseph Rossell | March 23, 2015 | 4:21 PM EDT

Tax Day is rapidly approaching and most Americans say the federal tax system “should be completely changed.”

The Pew Research Center recently conducted a poll that found a majority of Americans supported “Congress completely changing the federal tax system.” Pew announced the findings March 19, which showed 59 percent of its respondents agreed with a total overhaul of federal taxation.

By Kristine Marsh | March 23, 2015 | 4:18 PM EDT

Since Sen. Ted Cruz has been in the national spotlight, the media has devoted time to smearing him as an extremist who is "slimy" and "dangerous."  After his announcement today that he was officially running for POTUS, some liberals even contested Cruz's eligibility to run for President. Even though Cruz is of Hispanic heritage, no claims of racism by the media have surfaced about these "birther" claims like they did with Pres. Obama. 

The attacks continued on Twitter by liberal journalists and celebrities who really can't stand the openly Christian candidate.

By Katie Yoder | March 23, 2015 | 4:08 PM EDT

It is a surprise from the pro-choice entertainment world, but CBS’ The Good Wife recently dared to present pro-life arguments in a rational, respectful way.

A side plot to the March 22 episode of CBS’ The Good Wife featured two characters, Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) and R.D. (Oliver Platt) arguing over abortion. R.D., the pro-lifer, demanded to know why a five-month-old fetus is “not a baby?” 

By Tom Blumer | March 23, 2015 | 3:57 PM EDT

The press's reluctance to let go of a popular but debunked meme — in this case, the nonexistent "epidemic" of college campus sexual assaults — is sometimes inadvertently humorous, though still intensely annoying.

Take how John Bacon and Marisol Bello at USA Today characterized the news that "Police in Charlottesville were unable to verify that an alleged sexual assault detailed in a controversial Rolling Stone magazine article ever took place at the University of Virginia":

By Kyle Drennen | March 23, 2015 | 3:19 PM EDT

Appearing on Monday's NBC Today, Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark Halperin saw problems for Hillary Clinton running unopposed for the 2016 Democratic nomination: "...the Republicans are running in a field of thirteen or fourteen, she's running against herself and right now she's kind of losing."
 

By Matthew Balan | March 23, 2015 | 3:17 PM EDT

CBS's Lara Logan refreshingly brought new attention to the plight of the ancient Christian communities in Iraq on Sunday's 60 Minutes, as they face annihilation by ISIS. Logan pointed out how ISIS, "just like the Nazis marked the property of Jews, Christian homes...have been marked with this red symbol....When ISIS puts it on your home, you either convert to Islam, pay an extortion tax, or face the sword."

By Tom Blumer | March 23, 2015 | 2:54 PM EDT

Meredith Shiner is currently a Yahoo News political reporter. Before spending three years at Roll Call, where she was considered "a leader in the newsroom," she toiled at the Politico for two years. Shiner is a graduate of Duke University, and "grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago."

I have provided these resume-level details to emphasize how utterly incomprehensible it is, as well as downright scary, that a woman with this kind of background and experience could have published, reacting to Ted Cruz's speech announcing his presidential candidacy, the following tweet (HT Instapundit):

By Jeffrey Meyer | March 23, 2015 | 1:45 PM EDT

On Monday, the co-hosts of The View had a vigorous debate surrounding Ted Cruz’s presidential bid and guest host Michelle Collins took the discussion one step further by declaring to be a “Ted Cruz birther” and asked to “see the birth certificate.” 

By NB Staff | March 23, 2015 | 1:32 PM EDT

Even Eric Holder’s Justice Department was forced to admit that it was untrue that Michael Brown stood innocently and said “Hands up, don’t shoot” when police officer Darren Wilson shot him dead.

“It remains not only valid — but essential — to question how such a strong alternative version of events was able to take hold so swiftly, and be accepted so readily,” Holder said.