Open Thread

By Matthew Sheffield | October 2, 2012 | 10:11 AM EDT

Even if an elite journalist is actually committed to being fair, unless he actively fights to overcome the worldview of the vast majority of his colleagues, bias is going to creep into coverage. It’s only natural since reporters are humans.

But what if we had a news media where you actually had questions which were contrary to the liberal Democrat worldview? Hard to imagine, granted, but our friends at Investor’s Business Daily have done just that. Here are just a few that they would like to see asked of President Obama:

By NB Staff | September 28, 2012 | 10:59 AM EDT

Today's starter topic: voter identification. We all know that somehow or another, voter identification laws are supposed to be ageist and racist according to the left. And yet, that means apparently most of American society also has those characteristics. Over at Patriot Update, David Goetsch has a great post talking about the numerous mundane situations in which people are required to show identification. How can society be so “racist” as to require ID so frequently?

By NB Staff | September 27, 2012 | 9:09 AM EDT

Discuss the news of the day or anything else you'd like here on this thread.

By NB Staff | September 20, 2012 | 10:46 AM EDT

Anti-American uprisings are suddenly sweeping the planet.

Irrespective of the Obama administration's claim they're all about a video no one's seen, how big of an impact if any do you think this will have on the upcoming elections?

By NB Staff | September 18, 2012 | 11:42 AM EDT

Discuss the news of the day and whatever else is on your mind.

By NB Staff | September 15, 2012 | 1:37 PM EDT

You know the drill - so drill, baby, drill!

By NB Staff | September 13, 2012 | 10:48 AM EDT

Despite all appearances that the attack on the American embassy in Libya was more than just a protest gone violent, the Obama White House is still refusing to call the violence "terrorism." This is looking increasingly ridiculous as more is learned about the background surrounding the attack and Al Qaeda's recent actions:

By NB Staff | September 12, 2012 | 9:49 AM EDT

Despite a pledge to avoid political attacks on yesterday's somber anniversary, the Obama campaign couldn't help itself from injecting negative attacks into its communications, despite a promise that it would do just the opposite:

By NB Staff | September 11, 2012 | 11:00 AM EDT

"Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day?"

Share your memories, thoughts and prayers below.

By NB Staff | September 6, 2012 | 6:47 PM EDT

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By NB Staff | September 6, 2012 | 9:53 AM EDT

People have long known that President Obama's plan to increase income taxes on higher-earning individuals is a budgetary nonsense as there simply are not enough people making more than $200,000 and families making more than $250,000 to bring the deficit down in a meaningful way.

In an important followup to this point, the Wall Street Journal looks at how the only way for the federal budget to even begin to move away from deficits is through either spending reductions (anathema to the left) or tax increases. There is no alternative to raising taxes on the middle class if the budget will not be reduced:

By Matthew Sheffield | August 31, 2012 | 9:44 AM EDT

Over the past several years, even as the circulation and influence of traditional media has declined, there has been an explosion in the numbers of journalists producing sois-disant "fact-checking" pieces. As the god that failed (the media) has become tarnished, a new one ("fact-checking") has been set up.

Unfortunately, as our friends at IBD note today, such attempts to hold politicians accountable, often leave much to be desired: