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We Don’t Need No (Leftist) Education

By idaflo | October 13th, 2010 | No Comments » 

By Robin of Berkeley at American Thinker

hippie playing guitar

We don’t need no education

We don’t need no thought control

We don’t need no thought control

No dark sarcasm in the classroom

Teachers leave those kids alone. . .

All in all, you’re just a

Nother brick in the wall

– Pink Floyd, “We Don’t Need No Education”

David Horowitz is one of those rare people who change lives. I know, because he changed mine…(continue reading here)

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Empire of Silence: Journolist, Breitbart, and what the Left doesn’t say

By idaflo | July 27th, 2010 | No Comments » 

I like Andrew Klavan.   I hope this isn’t the end of a story he writes about at City Journal

Author-Andrew KlavanA personal incident has given me a particular perspective on recent news about the media. Last Tuesday, I received word that the French release of my thriller novel Empire of LiesEmpire of Lies features a politically conservative Christian protagonist, Jason Harrow, who believes he has uncovered an Islamist terrorist plot being obscured by the leftist mainstream media. “Lies, lies, lies,” the emotionally troubled Harrow murmurs at his television set. “It’s all about what they don’t say.” It will come as no surprise that my friend Andrew Breitbart praised the book as the only thriller he’d ever read in which the mainstream media were the villains. Read More »

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Howard Kurtz comments on the vapid Journolist’s postings

By idaflo | July 24th, 2010 | No Comments » 

The Washington Post logo

Getting the message on Journolist’s controversial postings

By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, July 23, 2010

To conservatives, it is a pulling back of the curtain to expose the media’s mendacity.

To liberals, it is a selective sliming based on e-mails that were supposed to remain private. Read More »

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Somethin’ just ain’t right…ever

By idaflo | June 8th, 2010 | No Comments » 

James Cagney in military hatSomething’s Amiss In the Hallowed Halls of Academe

Posted by Frank Ross Jun 7th 201 at BIGJOURNALISM.COM

Have you ever questioned the credibility of a study you may have seen on the news, only to dismiss it as an unimportant detail?  Or perhaps you’ve seen statistics cited in an article that just seemed to be way off the mark, and you just shrugged it off as political bias on the source’s part?….(continue reading HERE)

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On Tolerance, Christian faith, Obama, and the Supreme Court

By idaflo | May 6th, 2010 | No Comments » 

As always, The American Thinker is sharing insight on “the cutting edge” of events and their historical importance. That rare publication with a deliberate telescopic yet microscopic view.  The depth and breadth of their intellectual capital not only reports and comments, but often actually alters the course of the discussion in the public square.

May 06, 2010

Obama’s Supreme Court Choice: No Evangelicals Need Apply

By Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison

….It’s not as if the Protestants have gone the way of the passenger pigeon. There are still hundreds of millions of them in America. But the largest group among Protestants is no longer the Methodists; it’s the Evangelicals. How many of these are there? Because our U.S. Census has never asked about religion, it’s difficult to say with precision. A liberal publication, Public Eye Magazine, recently put the number at between 25% to 45% of the U.S. population…..Would even one of these Evangelicals wind up on President Obama’s short list for nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court? Don’t bet on it…(article continues here)

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