The term “black civil-rights leader” has acquired a bad name over the last few decades – and deservedly so.
If Sen. Barack Obama loses the presidency or wins by far narrower margins than the double-digit lead some mainstream media polls predict, his weak performance will not be the result of the so-called “Bradley Effect,” which holds that black candidates underperform at the polls due to latent racism.
With every lever they pull, hole they punch, or tiny circle they fill in, voters on Nov. 4 will be deciding much more than who is our next president.
The bait-and-switch gimmick of employing rhetorical tricks to hide very real gun control agendas, and to create a fraudulent history to assure that “your gun record does not define your candidacy” are the central lessons offered in a political/propaganda playbook or script proffered by something called the Third Way.
In the final week of the presidential election, the hot political storyline centered on how the maverick hockey mom, also known as Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is really a "rogue," a "diva" and even, Lord help us, a "whack job."
The magnificent William Safire used to channel Richard Nixon from above in an occasional column, and read the mind the various Soviet bigs.
Reacting Thursday to word that novice guitar player Joe Wurzelbacher, otherwise known as Joe the Plumber, has quickly forgotten whatever middle-class tax concerns that he once had by signing with a Nashville public relations agency that envisions a country music record deal with a major label.
Among all the people who are now scrambling to get on the Obama bandwagon, none is likely to impress more people than Colin Powell-- especially people who know no more about the specifics of Colin Powell's actions than the specifics of Barack Obama's.
The mainstream media, who forgot Felix Frankfurter's admonition that "freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of a free society," long ago abdicated their role as government watchdog and now require a watchdog themselves.
All fair-minded Americans understand that race should not be a factor in choosing our next president, so why should race continue to play a role in deciding who gets into college or receives a government contract or is hired or promoted in a government job?
Last week I made the open-and-shut case for John McCain: In a dangerous world entering an era of uncontrolled nuclear proliferation, the choice between the most prepared foreign policy candidate in memory vs. a novice with zero experience and the wobbliest one-world instincts is not a close call.
The press office at the Federal Bureau of Investigations isn’t as serious as you might think. 11 employees in FBI’s public affairs unit are on a mission to coordinate with Hollywood filmmakers to ensure accurate portrayal of their agency’s activities.
Only three weeks ago I wrote about the presidential race's "third candidate." By that I meant the phenomenon of Barack Obama's hard-left affiliations just then bursting into public view and catching up with the front-runner as the candidates headed into the campaign's final stretch.
A Fannie Mae senior vice president wrote the following memo, obtained and confirmed for authenticity by Inside the Beltway, to her communications and marketing division less than three weeks before the U.S. government stepped in with its unprecedented financial bailout of the mortgage giant to save it from collapse.
As the case of Ashley Todd reminded us again last week, racial bias crimes are almost always hoaxes. Todd is the Republican volunteer who claimed that a black man in Pittsburgh had pummeled her and carved a "B" into her cheek after spotting the "McCain-Palin" bumper stickers on her car.
Everyone gets to shamelessly promote his or her own new book. And I'm everybody right now. But I've got something interesting to say, so read on.
The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund, a political action committee that supports pro-life female office-seekers, endorsed Sarah Palin's 2006 Alaska gubernatorial run because she was the whole package.
John McCain will get my vote -- no question. He easily surpasses Barack Obama in wisdom, values, character, experience, judgment, truth-telling, and his positions on most of the issues.
Well, now we know why Barack Obama’s been so reluctant to have symbols of this country associated with his campaign.
If current survey trends continue, Obama will finish with less than 50 percent in the polls. Even discounting the Nader vote (some people never learn), the undecided voters could tip the race either way. How will they break?
Barack Obama doesn't need a costume to scare me! No matter how he tries to disguise his positions as a moderate, these quotes are enough to raise the hair on the back of any American’s neck.
The most startling factor in the Presidential election of 2004 could deliver an even bigger shock in the battle for the White House in 2008, if the nation witnesses the possible repeat of the decisive impact of “values voters."
I've long considered myself a bad Republican. During the Bush administration, for example, I've felt free to whack George W. and Republicans in Congress for passing big-spending bills, such as their pork-rich 2002 farm bill, the underfunded prescription-drug bill and earmark spending.
Are Barack Obama's proposed tax increases adversely affecting our financial markets? We say yes, unambiguously. The senator has done a masterful job distracting attention from his tax increases with his $500-per-worker tax credit supposedly for 95 percent of Americans.
Many conservatives agree that since the mid-20th Century the Federal Government has grown too large, its bloated bureaucracies unaccountable to the American people and its oversight too broad vis-à-vis its Constitutional prerogatives.
I am sincerely worried that if Obama wins, the checks and balances incorporated into our Constitution may not be enough to prevent a radical and irreversible diminution of our individual liberties because a confluence of factors has emerged to create a climate conducive to fundamental change.
From the Palestinian Authority Daily: "Twenty-three-year old Ibrahim Abu Jayyab sits by the computer in the Nusairat refugee camp (in the Gaza Strip) trying to call American citizens in order to convince them to vote for the Democratic candidate for president, Barack Obama..."
The most reliable surveys put McCain five to seven points behind Obama as we enter the last week of this interminable campaign.
Sen. John McCain accuses Sen. Barack Obama of being a “socialist,” but it is President George W. Bush, supported by Sen. McCain, who has done the most to socialize the U.S. economy.
One of the most brutally tortured prisoners of the Vietnam War, Eugene "Red" McDaniel, reveals to Inside the Beltway that he watched through prison bars in Hanoi as a critically injured John McCain parachuted helplessly into Truc Bach Lake and almost drowned.
A 2001 video of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama lamenting the Supreme Court’s unwillingness to examine the “redistribution of wealth” has surfaced just weeks after Obama discussed “wealth spreading” with a Ohio voter.
Ann Potts, an Assistant Professor in the Watson School of Education, has disgraced The University of North Carolina at Wilmington by signing a petition in support of unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers
The New York Times continues its transformation from the Gray Lady into the Lavender Lady with three more movie reviews on Oct. 24 highlighting “‘gay” films whose combined viewership should roughly equal one night’s worth of gay bar patrons in Greenwich Village.
According to the California Teachers Association and the California School Boards Association, the Proposition 8 marriage initiative has nothing to do with what is taught in California's public schools.
If you or others you know still have doubts on Obama’s readiness to lead, here are reasons to make Senator John McCain your choice for president:
That propaganda campaign has many people today believing that denying same-sex marriage involves denying rights to a victimized minority.
How is it that a youngish first-term senator with so many disadvantages -- a slight resume, a foreign-sounding name, an exotic background, a professorial manner, a thoroughly liberal voting record, and a skin color unlike any previous president -- has come so far, and even leads in national polls with less than two weeks to go?