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By Tom Johnson | July 7, 2015 | 9:29 PM EDT

Since Democrats belong to the party of government, it stands to reason that their presidential candidates actually want to be president -- including Bernie Sanders, who’s a Democrat only for the sake of convenience. Republican candidates? Not necessarily. Some of them, according to writer Sean Illing, are “half-baked celebrities allowed to hijack the process to promote their private careers.” Case in point: Donald Trump.

“It says something significant about the Republican Party that there’s space for someone like Trump or Sarah Palin or even Herman Cain in it. These people aren’t credible candidates; they’re product-pushing brands,” wrote Illing. “Trump’s circus act isn’t possible in the Democratic Party…Only in the Republican Party do unserious candidates emerge as contenders…Only among conservative Republicans are hucksters like Trump embraced.”

By Spencer Raley | July 7, 2015 | 3:30 PM EDT

Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon was at it again Monday, writing that if pro-lifers truly cared about mothers and babies, they would push for more abortion! In her article, the liberal extremist argues that the pro-life movement in general doesn’t care about the lives of women, simply because they promote doing everything possible to protect unborn lives.

By Spencer Raley | July 2, 2015 | 4:39 PM EDT

It appears the writers over at Salon have an interesting definition of “marriage equality.” Gay marriage proponent and radical feminist Mary Elizabeth Williams showed her true colors on the issue today by claiming “fringe groups”, like those who practice polygamy, should not have access to new freedoms detailed in the recent SCOTUS case which granted gay couples marriage recognition nationwide. 

By Matthew Philbin | July 1, 2015 | 4:03 PM EDT

Happy Independence Day, or, as the left might call it this year, “Original Sin Saturday.” July 4th is when we celebrate the birth of The United States. But, whereas you commemorate the inception of what Lincoln called “the last best hope of earth,” liberals lament that flawed people had the audacity to create a flawed nation. Then, that flawed nation had the bad taste to prosper!

It’s that left-wing understanding of America that’s behind the push to erase or blur our history. The purge of the Confederate flag is currently the noisiest, but by no means the only, prong of the attack from activists and academics and the media who love them.

By Tom Johnson | June 27, 2015 | 3:59 PM EDT

There's a major opinion gap between white Catholics and Latino Catholics in the U.S. regarding climate change. A recent poll found that by margins of approximately 20 percent, Latino Catholics are likelier than white Catholics to believe that there is such a thing as global warming; that it’s “due to human activity”; and that it “constitutes a crisis or a major problem.” What’s causing this discrepancy? A false god, suggests writer Patricia Miller.

“White Catholics don’t accept the scientific consensus on climate change because it clashes with their other god: the free market,” declared Miller in a Thursday piece for Salon. “Over the last 15 years…much of institutional American Catholicism has become hopeless[ly] intertwined with a conservative, liberation [sic] ideology that has trickled down to Catholics in the pews.”

By Tom Johnson | June 23, 2015 | 11:03 AM EDT

In a Tuesday piece for Salon, Stanford comparative-literature professor David Palumbo-Liu alleged that Fox News “surely planned to furnish [accused Charleston mass-murderer Dylann] Roof with an alibi regarding the exact nature of his heinous crime,” and declared that “if Roof is convicted I suggest we regard Fox as an accessory after the fact.”

Palumbo-Liu also claimed that Fox News “provides a support system for hatred” to politicians and organizations unaffiliated with FNC and dubbed “this mutual support system that radiates out from the cesspool of Fox News the ‘Larger Fox Network.’”

By Connor Williams | June 22, 2015 | 2:33 PM EDT

Writing for Salon, political theorist Sean Illing dismissed wealthy people as entitled and vile, primarily using the California drought as an example. The headline of the article reads, ‘Rich people are the f**cking worst: The 1 percent’s vile new war on us all’. Illing started his piece with the ominous statement that rich people “rarely tell you how you how they really feel about poor people.” 

By Spencer Raley | June 18, 2015 | 12:30 PM EDT

Salon wasted no time in spinning last night’s terrible tragedy into another alleged occurrence of “White Privilege.” (Article link) Nine people were tragically killed when a young, white gunman opened fire inside the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. A suspect has been identified as twenty one year old Dylann Roof, of Lexington, South Carolina.

By Matthew Balan | June 15, 2015 | 4:27 PM EDT

Jeffrey Tayler of The Atlantic treated religious belief as a mental illness in a Sunday column for the far-left website Salon, which targeted Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for "imposing your obscurantist dogma on impressionable young minds" – specifically, "the bizarre Catholic cult." Tayler made no secret of his anti-Catholic bigotry when he slammed the supposed "pedophile pulpiteers of your creed [who] have...warp[ed] the minds of their credulous 'flocks' for two millennia."

By Brad Wilmouth | June 13, 2015 | 4:15 PM EDT

This past week, liberal outlets like Salon.com and MSNBC.com demonstrated just how opposed they are to balanced reporting that includes diverse points of view as they tried to make their readers believe FNC host Megyn Kelly had taken the side of police officer Eric Casebolt in response to video of him roughly handling a 14-year-old African-American girl in McKinney, Texas.

After The Kelly File began its Monday show with two segments -- the first featuring a local resident as a guest who defended police actions at the pool party and the second segment featuring two guests who both condemned the officer's behavior -- Salon.com's Scott Kaufman harped on a short quote from Kelly in which she brought up the perspective that the girl was partially culpable because she had refused police orders to leave.
 

By Tom Johnson | June 12, 2015 | 10:53 AM EDT

For most people, humor and comedy are meant to provoke smiles and laughter. According to Salon writer Scott Eric Kaufman, however, conservatives aren’t like most people, since “their version of comedy isn’t intended to be funny, it’s just meant to be mean.” It enables them, he alleged in a Wednesday article, to conceal their “awful thoughts” in supposed jokes.

Kaufman claimed that right-wingers’ deep pessimism precludes a sense of humor: “The situation they believe themselves to be in is perpetually dire…All they see are enemies who need notches whipped into them. They possess, in short, the mindset of an embattled bully being forced to live in a world in which the meek are rising against him en masse, and so they react as any cornered animal of meager intelligence would — they lash out.”

By Connor Williams | June 10, 2015 | 5:10 PM EDT

Salon has never met a political subject that they couldn’t twist into a race issue. That trend continued in their latest hit piece, this one on right-leaning libertarians. Author Conor Lynch suggested that libertarians owe their political positions to their desire to protect white male dominance.