Hungary: A Cancer in the Middle of Europe

Hungary: A Cancer in the Middle of Europe

There’s no goose-stepping in the streets. There are no curfews or explicit censorship or martial law. The cafes, in fact, are full of happy, laughing people. Tourists continue to flood the country. If you don’t speak Hungarian and if you don’t speak to Hungarians, you...
The Right’s Great Hope: Rick Santorum

The Right’s Great Hope: Rick Santorum

The media’s ability to confuse celebrity “news” with war and economic disaster grows stronger. From the Borowitz Report: As North Korea ramped up its threats to attack South Korea, CNN reassured its viewers that a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula...
In Glenn Beck’s Crosshairs: Interview with Frances Fox Piven

In Glenn Beck’s Crosshairs: Interview with Frances Fox Piven

Glenn Beck’s nightly tour through the terrifying political landscape of his paranoid imagination inevitably includes a detour into the shadowy precincts of liberal thought, unfriendly territory where conspiracies to destroy the United States are incubated in...

Sarah Palin: Liable or Libeled?

I was prepared to point out how the media are succumbing to the paper-tiger arguments from right-wingnut outlets that the so-called “left” is accusing Sarah Palin of whispering in the disturbed inner ear of Jared Lee Loughner urging him to shoot 31 rounds...

Mosque of Liberty

We would do well to remember why America as a nation exists at all: The early colonists from Europe fled the tyranny of monarchs who could tell them whom, how, whether, when, and where they could worship. We shouldn’t have to be reminded that religious freedom...

Dishonoring MLK’s Legacy

This year’s anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington promises to be memorable.Though big commemorations aren’t typical for 47th anniversaries, thousands will be in the streets on August 28 commemorating the march, including many people...
A Bitter Taste of Racial Discrimination

A Bitter Taste of Racial Discrimination

I don’t know how the corn is doing this year, but Washington is producing a bumper crop of irony for America’s black farmers. In the same week that Shirley Sherrod, a black Department of Agriculture official, was falsely accused of anti-white racism by a...

Kim Jong-Il: Right-Wing Mole?

Kim Jong Il must work for the American Enterprise Institute. Or maybe it’s the Heritage Foundation. The North Korean dictator doesn’t talk much about his non-resident fellowship at a right-wing U.S. think tank. It might not go over well with the Politburo...