Radio

By Jack Coleman | May 19, 2015 | 7:44 PM EDT

Was there some kind of rarely-seen alignment of planets, stars and other cosmic entities coinciding with this commentary on NPR?

Conservatives listening to Fresh Air, one of the taxpayer-funded network's most popular shows, must have been startled to hear a University of California-Berkeley professor on May 14 cite a largely ignored culprit in the creation of segregated urban ghettos that erupted in frequent violence during the '60s -- and as shown by riots in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore over the last year, are at risk of going up in flames again.

By Jack Coleman | May 19, 2015 | 12:12 PM EDT

Last time around, liberals saw their incessantly touted "war on women" as a premise to embarrass Republican and gain advantage with voters. This time around, they're harping on an actual war, the one fought in Iraq, and yet again liberals are relying on a dishonest premise.

After Jeb Bush's meandering journey last week in answering questions about the start of the conflict, and Marco Rubio's combative interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday on the same subject, Rush Limbaugh is suggesting a better way for GOP candidates to respond -- reject the premise.

By Jack Coleman | May 14, 2015 | 8:04 PM EDT

Plenty of opinion to go around on whether ex-intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is a traitor or candidate for canonization.

But a liberal radio host who clearly opts for the latter is unwilling to concede that it wasn't just Americans who learned previously classified information about government surveillance and data mining from Snowden's leaks to the media in 2013.

 

By Jack Coleman | May 13, 2015 | 9:20 PM EDT

A newly released Reuters online poll places left-wing court jesters Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert atop "the peak of American punditry."

While this will presumably come as welcome news for Stewart and Colbert, since the poll puts them ahead of pre-eminent conservative commentators Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly, it also reveals an unfortunate aspect of contemporary liberalism.

By Jack Coleman | May 5, 2015 | 12:38 PM EDT

The kneejerk response from MSNBC's Chris Matthews was boilerplate liberal apologia for the jihad -- yes, Atlas Shrugs blogger Pamela Geller and her American Freedom Defense Initiative have the right to organize a Draw Muhammad contest, but doing so was deliberately provocative and "caused" two fanatical Islamists to open fire outside the event.

Both gunmen were killed by a police officer, who was armed, this because the event was held in Texas and not France.

By Jack Coleman | April 16, 2015 | 8:46 PM EDT

Ed Schultz lecturing anyone else to be less bellicose -- what a hoot!

The easily angered, perpetually irritated MSNBC host is no fan of Republicans, but one in particular drew his ire this week -- Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who kicked off his campaign for president on Monday.

By Jack Coleman | April 9, 2015 | 8:03 PM EDT

Liberals are perennially keen on leniency in sentencing, except of course when it comes to political opponents guilty of nothing more than thought crime. Old habits like that are hard to shake.

The news that former Florida governor and presumptive GOP candidate for president Jeb Bush checked off "Hispanic" on a voter registration form provides an example of this perverse tendency on the left.

By Jack Coleman | April 6, 2015 | 6:28 PM EDT

Though he's best known as a leading and fearless voice among conservatives, Rush Limbaugh is also a tech aficionado who keeps his finger on the pulse of what's coming next.

With the Apple Watch due out this month, Limbaugh on his radio show today said he's "not hot to trot for it" yet but sees possibilities for the gizmo that its creators may have missed.

 

By Jack Coleman | March 31, 2015 | 7:28 PM EDT

Choosing the wrong word, Mark Twain once observed, can mean the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.

Union leader Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America, appeared on Ed Schultz's podcast this past Friday and made decidedly unfortunate use of the word "unfortunately."
 

By Jack Coleman | March 27, 2015 | 4:18 PM EDT

It was stunning and simultaneously not surprising to learn this week of a curiously timed legal decision leading to our government releasing previously classified details of Israel's nuclear program, which the Jewish state has never publicly acknowledged.

If news of this disclosure left you furious at still another example of the Obama administration's bad-faith dealings with our only genuine ally in the Middle East, radio host Mark Levin's indignation in response is sure to resonate.

By Matthew Balan | March 20, 2015 | 4:01 PM EDT

NPR's Scott Horsley carried water for the Obama administration on Thursday's All Things Considered as he covered the President's green energy executive order. All of Horsley's soundbites during the segment came from the Democratic chief executive and two boosters of his latest environmental policy. True to form, the slanted NPR correspondent failed to include any criticism of the order in his report.

By Jack Coleman | March 19, 2015 | 9:58 PM EDT

It's among the most annoying phrases in the lexicon and a worthy target for dissection. Rush Limbaugh took a chainsaw to it today and the results weren't pretty.

In the aftermath of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's allegedly stunning re-election victory, attention has predictably turned to widespread concern over the so-called "Middle East peace process."