If you’re a regular Townhall reader, you’re familiar with Mike Adams’ columns. If you’re any other Townhall columnist (and competitive like me), always seeing him scattered among the “Top 10” most-read most-commented columns makes you want to finally give in and do a column on Mike Adams with the hopes of cracking the top 10.
Reihan Salam seems to be everywhere. He’s the lead contributor of the “The Agenda” blog on National Review and policy advisor at e21, a think tank that promotes economic policies for the 21st century. He’s a frequent contributor to CNN and Vice.com. He’s also a columnist for Reuters and The Daily. I think he may have more jobs than I do.
I must confess that I rarely read political books (an exception is always made for Ann Coulter’s latest). Instead I gravitate toward humor, “chick-lit” and fiction. Author Jen Lancaster covers all of those genres and has become one of my favorite writers.
I first met Derek Hunter when he was helping a friend at Smith College organize a campus lecture by Ann Coulter. I was scheduling many of Coulter’s campus lectures at the time and the opportunity to speak at the feminist-infested Smith College was too good to pass up
When I saw Katie Pavlich’s recent report of the video game that allows users to murder NRA President David Keene my first thought was whether his adult children had seen it. How about his grandchildren? If anti-Second Amendment zealots are trying to erase any last shred of compassion Americans might have for their side they’re doing a bang-up job.
Ask any blogger or online and writer they’ll tell you when they had their first Instalanche. An “Instalanche” is when a website or blog has a spike in traffic after a link from Glenn Reynolds’ Instapundit.com. A Google search for the phrase “my first Instalanche” offers over 18,000 results.
In the Christmas edition of the De Pasquale’s Dozen I wanted to highlight the new Christmas EP (available here) by lead singer and guitarist of The Smithereens, Pat DiNizio and libertarian activist and jazz soloist, Christian Josi.
During every presidential election a handful of actors peek out from behind the Hollywood sign to endorse the Republican nominee, and then retreat back into the wilderness.
In 2009, conservative activists Chris Barron and Jimmy LaSalvia saw a need for an organization to represent and educate gay Americans interested in free market principles, limited government and individual freedom. The organization has grown in to one that represents gays and their allies, building coalitions within the conservative movement and doing all they can to advance conservative and libertarian candidates.
For the next few weeks pundits, political consultants, activists and everyone else will be offering their reasons for why Republicans not only lost the presidential election, but several important Senate and House seats. Republicans of every stripe lost, so I don’t see this as a tea party versus the establishment scenario. People smarter and with more experience in electoral politics will talk about the candidates’ flaws and demographic realities. However, in seeing the exit polls and talking to friends who are not politically-inclined, one thing became clear to me: The media defined this election.
For 15 months Perino interacted with the press on a daily basis. And if that wasn’t bad enough, during President Bush’s infamous press conference in Baghdad when a TV journalist threw two shoes at the him, she was injured by a microphone stand during the scuffle.
Following Hurricane Sandy’s massive devastation across the northeast, many were quick to tie it to “climate change” (you know, what “global warming” and the “new ice age” used to be.). In a blog post on Tuesday, former Vice President Al Gore wrote “Hurricane Sandy is a disturbing sign of things to come. We must heed this warning and act quickly to solve the climate crisis. Dirty energy makes dirty weather.”
As the saying goes, by their enemies you shall know him. A Daily Kos blogger calls this week’s interviewee “a lying hack.” Media Matters called his work “sad, self-serving.”
This week the final Presidential debate will focus on foreign policy. Conservatives have many great leaders on this front, including Richard Grenell. I was fortunate to meet him at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this year. Having followed his career and TV appearances, I jumped at the opportunity to interview him.
Over two years ago I was inspired to start this column after talking with Andrew Breitbart about the importance of conservatives engaging in the pop culture discussion. However, the most important lesson I learned from Breitbart was that conservatives should not be afraid to confront the Left.
The election is just five weeks away. In addition to the possibility of picking up the White House, Republicans are also hoping to pick up an important congressional seat in North Carolina.
During Johnny Carson’s reign on late night television, one of the greatest honors for a comedian was getting Carson to laugh. In the Twitter world, it’s getting a retweet from Stephen Kruiser.
One of the highlights of my career in the conservative movement was attending a Freedom Alliance dinner with my mother. My mother wore her Navy dress uniform was able to meet Oliver North. A few weeks later, the dinner organizers sent me a photo of their meeting, personalized and signed by North.
As readers know, I enjoy profiling conservative candidates in my column. This week I’d like to introduce you to Dan Bongino, who is running against Sen. Ben Cardin in Maryland. Last week Bongino’s campaign got a boost from Sarah Palin. She posted a link to his website and wrote, “Dan has the message and the ability to become the 51st vote in the Senate to repeal Obamacare and give commonsense conservatives the majority.”
A few weeks ago I wrote about how sensationalist reporting has led to ethical questions about the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s reporting on BPA. The lead reporter in the series has, predictably, moved on to work at an environmental group, but still brags that she was nominated for a Pulitzer. With award season just around the corner, you can expect TV and print journalists to start dusting off their reels and clip files. Facts be damned, this is for a major award!