Does the Constitution Need to Be Amended?

July 11th, 2022 11:42 AM

This Fourth of July, watching people fight over what the Constitution means, I ask people, if you could change the Constitution, what would you change? “The forefathers knew what they were doing,” said one woman. But the Constitution originally accepted slavery. It's good that we can amend it. So what should we change? “Add a balanced budget amendment,” suggests Glenn Beck.

Is Liberty Actually Winning?

April 29th, 2021 7:01 PM

Do I live in an alternate universe? The media tell me my side is winning. Salon claims, "We all live in Kochland, the Koch brothers' libertarian utopia." Tucker Carlson says, "Our leadership class remains resolutely libertarian." What? Who? Not President Biden. Biden already spent $1.9 trillion on COVID-19 "recovery" mostly unrelated to COVID. Now, he wants trillions more for an "…

Impressive: New York Times Spins Crime Issue as Problem for GOP

December 25th, 2014 7:06 PM
A Christmas Day article in the New York Times left no doubt which party they would leave a lump of coal for. The paper impressively managed to spin a current controversy into a problem solely for the Republican side -- as if crime has not long been a losing election issue for the Democrats -- by portraying the GOP as making knee-jerk, stiff-necked appeals to white fear.

NPR Slants Towards Backers of Obama Administration's Kiddie Food Ad Gu

April 29th, 2011 1:59 PM
NPR's Ari Shapiro leaned towards supporters of the Obama administration's new "voluntary principles" to limit junk food ads to kids on Thursday's All Things Considered. Shapiro played three sound bites from backers, versus only one from a critic who blasted the proposal: "If the federal government decided to issue voluntary guidelines about what newsmen should say to avoid inflaming the public…

Sunday Funnies: Voters More Scared of Democrats Than 'Extremists

August 22nd, 2010 9:19 PM
I watched just about every major political talk show on television this weekend, and the funniest thing I heard was a comment by David Boaz of the libertarian think tank the Cato Institute.In the predictions segment of "The McLaughlin Group," the Kentucky native spoke of the hotly contested race for Senate in that state between Tea Party candidate Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway.What ensued…

Double Standard: NPR Applies Varying Terminology on Gun Rights vs. Abo

March 4th, 2010 11:46 AM
One's bias can come out in subtle ways depending on your world view, and try as National Public Radio may to be fair, their leanings are transparent. In a March 2 story on NPR's "Morning Edition," Nina Totenberg reported on a pending Supreme Court case involving the Second Amendment and how it applies state and local laws. Her story is specifically about a Chicago handgun ban and how those on…