There is no question that ISIS is a violent, despicable enemy. But based on hard evidence, on the number of dangerous and often lethal incidents, the real domestic terrorist threat both to civilians and especially police is not just Islamic and foreign, it is also home grown.
The furor over Donald Trump's call for a National Registry of Muslims escalated today as Democrats hit back with a call for a different kind of National Registry -- this time, one for "Idiots."
There appears to be large overlap between the GOP establishment and the Beltway media in terms of a deeply held belief that Trump doesn't really represent today's Republican Party, and that someone as garish and ill-informed as him could never been selected as the party's nominee.
For anyone who's been watching the Fox News coverage since Friday and seen the almost non-stop smear campaign against Obama (it's been part of the larger, right-wing media freakout), it's almost unimaginable what the Fox commentary would sound like if ISIS killed hundreds in America during next year's campaign.
You don't even need to have the sound on, just take a look at what Saba Ahmed is wearing on the "Kelly File" as she joins Trump's national spokesperson.
In the wake of the horrific Paris attacks that claimed the lives of at least 153 innocent people, FOX News and some Republican presidential hopefuls wasted no time to fear monger and stir up some good-ol-fashioned Islamophobia.
One evening, after watching Fox News for too long I realized I had a migraine. I don't get migraines. After some thought, I began to suspect the gar...
Candidates repeatedly got lost in Maria Bartiromo's eyes. You know--the media. Am I right? Huh? Who's with me? Unfair questions pertaining to business, economy, jobs, taxes, trade, Wall Street, median wages, oil prices, retail sales, Social Security.
With Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on the rise, the GOP is in desperate need of an electable candidate. But as the field narrows to eight presidential hopefuls, the odds of finding a winner continue to worsen. Here are the 8 biggest challenges facing the 8 leading conservatives.
This is the new normal of bully journalism. Goad, incite, confront and, hopefully, spark a fight. Bully journalism has nothing to do with facts. It's about the ratings. Confrontation sells, for the same reason that a fight in the high school hallway draws a crowd.
The narcotic of voting for tax cuts for the wealthy, in an effort to punish the perceived condescension of cultural elites when the real bias should be against economic elites at a time when CEO's makes hundreds of times the salaries of the average employee who works for them, is detrimental to one's health.
Republican presidential candidates complained about the questions asked during last week's debate on CNBC. They've demanded that rules be changed for future debates. If you're running for president, you've got to answer tough questions.
Republicans, in mid-game, are now trying to dictate the terms of the debates. Donald Trump is even negotiating directly with television executives in an effort to alter the content and format. The unprecedented blitz sends a clear message that if moderators aren't nice to candidates, and if there are any objections over "tone," future debates might get yanked.
We all know that cable news it mostly entertainment. You can't take much of it seriously. As a social liberal and a fiscal conservative, I like to hear both points of view and occasionally listen to Bill O'Reilly on Fox News.
As the recent presidential debate showed, the trusty old media-bashing tactic of Republican candidates was alive and well, and this season it is pushing into over-drive with a zest that would make Spiro Agnew cheer.