The Backlash goes into the deep background and the bizarre rise of Glenn Beck in a series of personal and professional vignettes mixing his failed personal life with his success as a radio personality.
It won't be all smooth sailing, but economic progress on the West Bank may undercut those who advocate violence and confrontation, as more and more Palestinians and Israelis see a sliver of hope for the future.
Liberal critics will doubtlessly assail Heritage's latest 128 policy recommendations. But nobody should pretend that conservatives are devoid of good ideas. And America would be better by listening to them.
While Mayor Bloomberg and President Obama have their hearts in the right place, the very idea that the Cordoba House hysteria is about "religion" is not really accurate. This the latest right-wing wedge issue.
This is the pattern: find a bright, shining lie, an often trivial issue, reshape it to your agenda of attack and fear, distort and dissemble, and bang it like a drum to rouse the media circus and distract the public.
Democrats may think their best line is to remind voters that at least they're not crazy; but it will take more than that. In the end, the fight has to be taken to the right; progressives have to remind the country of the truth.
By now it's clear what Breitbart is selling. The real question is why the mainstream media and Democratic politicians bought it. Breitbart is a con artist, but con artists only succeed if consumers don't know they are being conned -- or don't care.