Liberal Articles

Morning Jay: Liberal Myths Versus Democratic Realities

5:00 AM, May 30, 2012

This campaign season, President Barack Obama has run across the country – often on the taxpayer’s dime – to rail against the privileged station of the wealthy. It is Obama and the Democrats who will cut down on the power of the elite and restore the egalitarian ideals of the country’s founding. This is why tax hikes on the wealthy are needed, and why the GOP's efforts to cut the corporate tax rate must be opposed.

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VFW Seeks Apology After MSNBC Host's 'Reprehensible and Disgusting' Comments

11:39 AM, May 28, 2012

Over the weekend, MSNBC host Chris Hayes told his viewers that he's "uncomfortable" with calling "war dead and the fallen ... 'heroes.'" Now, the Veterans of Foreign Wars group have responded by saying that Hayes's comments "are reprehensible and disgusting" and are asking for the MSNBC host to apologize.

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'Generalissimo Obama'

8:18 AM, May 04, 2012

Matt Continetti, writing at the Washington Free Beacon:

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New York Times Speaks Ill—and Falsely—of Andrew Breitbart

10:29 AM, Apr 15, 2012

There's a profile of the late Andrew Breitbart in the New York Times "Sunday Styles" section by reporter David Carr. Carr's a talented and fair journalist, by Times standards, and the piece is mostly fair enough. But in the middle of it is this striking sentence, or rather this striking parenthesis:

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Associated Press Chief Offers Lavish Praise for Obama

12:04 PM, Apr 03, 2012

Dean Singleton, chairman of the Associated Press board, introduced President Obama this afternoon at a speech to news editors in Washington. But Singleton didn’t just tell the audience the president was the next speaker—the supposed newsman offered lavish praise for the Democratic president.

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On the Left, the Obamacare Debate Continues

3:25 PM, Mar 30, 2012

In light of the bruising that Solicitor General Donald Verrilli took during this week's oral arguments, no one can blame Obamacare's supporters for trying to offer (belatedly) winning answers that the government’s attorney lacked. Two of the early entrants are law professors Akhil Amar and Jeffrey Rosen. But their efforts do not improve much on the government's offering.

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Morning Jay: Why Were Liberals So Surprised By the Supreme Court?

5:00 AM, Mar 29, 2012

This week has really reminded me of Election Day 2004. Liberals, then, were just plain convinced John Kerry was going to be elected president, so much so Bob Shrum actually called Kerry, “Mr. President.” The left had convinced itself  Bush was unpopular, Kerry had closed the deal, and everything was swinging his way in the final week. So, when the early, unweighted exit polls came up Tuesday afternoon, they were exuberant.

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Obama: Follow the Example of the Military?

1:25 AM, Jan 25, 2012

Does liberalism embody the military virtues? Is martial virtue the highest stage of progressivism?

President Obama wants us to think so.

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Egypt’s Great Liberal Nope

3:35 PM, Jan 23, 2012

Two years ago in Cairo, Nobel laureate and former International Atomic Energy Agency head Mohamed ElBaradei was the talk of the town. Newly retired from the IAEA, ElBaradei returned to Egypt in February 2010 after living abroad for decades. He began criticizing the Mubarak regime, hinting that he might run for president, and almost overnight he became Egypt’s great liberal hope. And yet when ElBaradei announced last week that he was ending his presidential bid, the news was met with a collective yawn.

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Blaming the Jews—Again

8:52 AM, Dec 20, 2011

If you were an anti-Semite dedicated to spreading your hatred of Jews, what charges exactly would you make in 21st century America?

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Obama Plays the Liberal Card

3:01 PM, Dec 18, 2011

On Friday, President Obama addressed the Union for Reform Judaism's convention. As Jen Rubin notes, "A good two-thirds of the address was devoted to liberal nostrums, reflecting his confidence that no matter how badly he treats the Jewish state, liberal Democratic Jews will stick by him."

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Apologizing for Anti-Semitism: A Case Study

10:37 AM, Dec 05, 2011

The entire text of President Obama’s ambassador to Belgium’s remarks on anti-Semitism is a useful case study in the genre of pseudo-sophisticated liberal apologia for Muslim anti-Semitism. Below, Ambassador Howard Gutman says that Israel, the Jewish state, is responsible for a new wave of anti-Semitic beliefs held by Muslims:

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Class Divisions at Occupy Wall Street?

12:23 PM, Nov 17, 2011

The Daily Show explores whether there is class division at the Occupy Wall Street encampment:

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Frank Miller, in His Own Words

3:33 PM, Nov 14, 2011

Frank Miller has a rant about Occupy Wall Street that’s going around this morning. It’s not a real shock—Miller has been on the side of law and order since The Dark Knight Returns and earlier this year he published a graphic novel, Holy Terror, about the clash of Islam and the West. So he’s been a closet-fascist for a long time.

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When Integrity Doesn't Mean What You Think it Means

1:04 PM, Sep 06, 2011

Politico's Keach Hagey reported last week on what appeared to be, and was later confirmed as, coordination between the not for profit and allegedly non-partisan Center for Public Integrity (CPI) and the environmental activist group Greenpeace. Each organization had produced a report on the chemical industry and how Koch Industries, in addition to its support for free market policies, had also opposed some regulations that Greenpeace and CPI believe are necessary in order to save the whales or something.

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The New Mitt Romney?

7:31 PM, Aug 25, 2011

This video of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been making its way around the blogosphere. In the clip, Romney listens to a question from a voter in New Hampshire about the balanced budget amendment, and after a bit of an exchange, Romney gets visibly annoyed, particularly when the woman interrupts his answer, and responds:

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The Real CREW

1:54 PM, Aug 01, 2011

Some political groups like to go incognito, hiding their political allegiances in order to take on a more serious, impartial tone. Take, for instance, the “Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington,” which masquerades as “non-partisan watchdog.” But CREW is far from non-partisan, a new report from the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) points out.

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Lessons from Canada

7:08 AM, Jul 21, 2011

Fred Barnes, writing in the Wall Street Journal:


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His Lefty Military

3:00 PM, Jun 16, 2011

When a New York Times op-ed columnist starts celebrating the virtues of the U.S. military, Dorothy, you know you’re not in Kansas any more.

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The Paranoid Style in Liberal Politics

The left’s obsession with the Koch brothers
Apr 04, 2011



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Happy Hour: Shocking Poll — Americans Support Freedom of Religion

6:00 PM, Mar 24, 2011

This has got to be a metaphor for something, right?

Palin says she's "through whining about the liberal press." Well, at least until they say she's complicit in murder again, anyway.

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Video from J Street's Conference

12:42 PM, Mar 04, 2011

What do participants in J Street's national conference believe in? Here's a glimpse:

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