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By Tim Graham | July 11, 2015 | 4:19 PM EDT

Friday’s Washington Post hyped a new trend in fashion on the front of the Style section. The headline was “His. Hers. Theirs. Whoever’s. In an increasingly genderless fashion industry, if the blouse fits, wear it.”

Fashion writer Robin Givhan championed designers who are asking “Why are clothes assigned a gender at all?” She claimed "The end of gender is near."

By Tom Johnson | July 11, 2015 | 12:57 PM EDT

Saletan approves of “lifestyle conservatism,” but when it comes to defining that term, your mileage may vary, given that for Saletan it includes support for same-sex marriage. In a Thursday piece, Saletan asserted that conservatives ought to accept that two-person marriages, whether hetero- or homosexual, fit into the “tradition” and “enduring institution” of matrimony.

“Republicans are right to worry about redefining marriage,” wrote Saletan. “But their decision to draw the line at sexual orientation was a profound mistake. They thought homosexuality was a lifestyle. In reality, the only lifestyle at stake is marriage itself. By locking gay people out of that institution, Republicans disserved their party’s mission: a well-ordered society.” The real enemy, he claimed, is a “lifestyle liberalism” that condones “polygamy,” “infidelity,” “promiscuity,” and “cohabitation.”

By Tim Graham | July 11, 2015 | 12:30 PM EDT

Jeff Guo of The Washington Post began his article correctly: “Stop. This will be the most horrifying and pointless thing you read today.” One hot trend on Google now is called “DeepDream,” to enhance and visualize all the strange associations that artificial-intelligence programs are making.

MRC’s Dan Gainor pointed out that the Post proved it’s a Democratic rag by taking this strange “stoner” imaging tool and applied it to all the Republican presidential candidates and posted it – and not a single Democrat was included for balance in silliness. So Bobby Jindal looks like a dog – and so does Chris Christie’s 18-year-old daughter Sarah.

By Tim Graham | July 11, 2015 | 10:25 AM EDT

Former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw is treated with great deference inside the Peacock Network, as if he were the Cronkite of his generation. So when he was seen as the King of the Old Guard that felt Brian Williams was ruining the brand with his egotistical inventions of dangerous exploits, he was seen as the secret iron fist that felled the new star.

In an interview with Lloyd Grove of the Daily Beast, who oozes about how he first knew Brokaw when he was a rising star anchoring the weekend news and Grove was a summer assistant at 30 Rock, Brokaw sees no need to say a new word:

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | July 11, 2015 | 8:02 AM EDT

For decades now, the liberal “news” media have demonstrated a dramatic tilt toward the gay agenda, beginning with their notion that there is no such thing as a “gay agenda.” But now as the Supreme Court mandated gay “marriage” on all 50 states the liberal world is celebrating the agenda it has been pushing for decades.

Television coverage has been the usual appalling agitprop, but in this case it was also a victory lap. News segments have been either unanimous in their "analysis" or, if "balance" is presented, stacked by about five to one. Simply put, a debate is not allowed, just as it is not allowed on global warming, gun rights, abortion and a host of other liberal imperatives. So much for free speech.

By Bryan Ballas | July 11, 2015 | 6:31 AM EDT enlightens America that when evangelicals scare teenagers into keeping their virginity, it has nothing to do with sex. It's about allowing the Christian right to maintain their grip on political power. They have a knack of tying every conservative or Christian movement back to white men and anti-communism -- even though sexual purity of the young is a cause that transcends racial and political lines.

By Tom Blumer | July 11, 2015 | 3:11 AM EDT

Martin Crutsinger has been a business and economics writer at the Associated Press for over three decades. Certain people in high places apparently hold him in high regard. In early 2014, on his 30th anniversary with the wire service, he is said to have received congratulatory letters from soon-to-be Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, soon-to-be-former chair Ben Bernanke and Obama administration Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, which he clearly enjoyed as those in attendance munched on a very delicious-looking cake.

We can't know whether the congrats from those heavy hitters merely marked a career milestone, or if they included an element of "Thanks for toeing the line all these years." What I do know is that the dispatch Crutsinger wrote Friday morning on the government's gruesome May wholesale trade report contains errors and instances of ignorance which really do take the cake.

By Matthew Balan | July 10, 2015 | 9:42 PM EDT

On Friday, ABC, CBS, and NBC's evening newscasts all ignored how the Obama administration issued the latest version of its abortifacient/contraception mandate under ObamaCare, which ignores multiple court rulings against it – including the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling in 2014 – and again tries to force religious non-profits to fund drugs that they consider to be immoral. Instead, the Big Three programs all devoted over a minute and a half each to the ticker tape parade in New York City for the World Cup-winning U.S. national women's soccer team.

By Tim Graham | July 10, 2015 | 9:39 PM EDT

While liberals bray about how Donald Trump’s brand is unraveling, the phrase “New York Times best-seller” ought to be the unraveling brand. Dylan Byers at Politico reports the Ted Cruz campaign and Harper Collins are challenging the strange denial of best-seller status for the new Cruz campaign book A Time for Truth. 

The point here is when you have a "Best Sellers list" many apparently silly readers might think it's based on which books Sell Best. The Times is accusing Cruz of manipulating sales figures...but the Times looks quite guilty of manipulating its list.

By Tom Blumer | July 10, 2015 | 6:39 PM EDT

Of all the media memes ever attempted, the one blaming Republicans for the fact that now-resigned Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Aruchleta was confirmed is high on the list of the most ridiculous ever. A reasonably close runnerup is the idea that Congress failed "to adequately fund OPM."

Matt Balan at NewsBusters covered CNN's ridiculous tweeted claim that "Republicans acknowledge ... they didn't properly vet Archuleta's qualifications." It's as if only Republicans — who, I must remind the media herd, were in the minority in the Senate in late 2013 when she was confirmed, and who opposed her by a 35-8 margin — were the only ones responsible for vetting this woman. Why isn't the press asking Harry Reid why his Senate Democratic Party majority didn't do its job? Far more fundamentally, did the president's responsibility for selecting competent people vanish when Barack Obama was elected?

By Spencer Raley | July 10, 2015 | 5:13 PM EDT

Michael Lind, contributing editor to Politico and Salon columnist, had a very interesting way of showing his independence week patriotism this year- by dreaming about how great America would be without the south.

By Ken Shepherd | July 10, 2015 | 5:08 PM EDT

"Far from becoming more open, the Catholic Church is doubling down on its homophobia," groused the liberal website Daily Beast.

By Matthew Balan | July 10, 2015 | 4:53 PM EDT

CNN Politics's Twitter account on Friday pointed the finger at congressional Republicans over the now-former director of the Office of Personnel Management's responsibility for the massive hacking there that compromised the personal data of over 22 million people. A post hyped that "Republicans acknowledge to [correspondent] @evanperez they didn't properly vet [Katherine] Archuleta's qualifications."

By Sarah Stites | July 10, 2015 | 4:48 PM EDT

Get this! Pro-choice and pro-life activists agree on something: the tactics and messaging of the pro-life movement are better than they ever were. And the battle is on.

Here’s another shocker. ABC Nightline devoted a 10-minute segment of fairly objective journalism to “what the pro-life movement looks like at its strongest in the United States today.”

By Tom Johnson | July 10, 2015 | 4:12 PM EDT

The late NFL head coach George Allen had a favorite saying: “The future is now.” Conversely, The Week's Linker believes the Republican party’s future “will be delayed so long as [its] candidates remain beholden to voters who view politics primarily as a megaphone for broadcasting an ignorant, garbled howl of anger, fear, alienation, and resentment.”

In a Friday piece, Linker remarked that conservative activists, who tend to view events “through a fog of paranoia and conspiracy,” have gradually dragged down the party as they’ve become a larger and larger share of it. In Linker’s words, “They’ve grown and spread like a fungus (thanks to the fertilization efforts of Rush Limbaugh and Roger Ailes).” One recent consequence: the popularity among GOPers of the “vulgar blowhard” Donald Trump.