Archive for February, 2011

Quit Victimizing the Middle Class

My column. “I got some conservative, you know, leanings. But I can’t be a Republican, man. I’m not rich.” That’s what the black guy with the smiling eyes said to me as we ordered drinks. To him, like many others in the bar, I was an amusing oddity: a conservative. I was at an […]


Social Security is Now Broke!?

That’s a fact…says National Review’s Kevin Williamson.

Debt and Deficit, Guests, Interviews, Kevin Williamson, National Review, Righties

What National Review, Gerecht, Douthat and Phillip Seymour Hoffman Taught Me About Egypt

PICK THE CRAZIES OR THE BASTARDS The choice in Egypt – and more broadly the Middle East – has traditionally been presented as: the autocrats versus the theocrats. We could either back the bastards (Mubarak, the Shah of Iran) or suffer the crazies (Ahmadinejad, The Taliban). But it’s obvious now that this was a false […]

Islam, Politics, Religion, Terrorism

Real Time with Bill Maher

I was on Real Time with Bill Maher last week where we had a confusing climate change/evolution combo debate.

Religion, TV Appearances, Uncategorized

Real Time with Bill Maher – Is America Exceptional?

Click here for the Overtime segment of Real time with Bill Maher. We discuss whether America is exceptional.

Culture, Politics, Success, TV Appearances

Defund Obamacare

National Review’s Kevin Williamson disagrees with Charles Krauthammer (audible gasp!) and says Republicans should pursue defunding Obamacare.

Guests, Health Care, Interviews, Kevin Williamson, Politics

Michelle Bachmann’s Rebuttal

Why is Michelle Bachmann speaking for the Tea Party? And why did she give a rebuttal to the State of the Union? And why did she stare at the nation’s collective left ear? None if it sat well with me.

Guests, National Review, Politics, Righties

Zen Master, Charlie Wilson, Ross Douthat and Egypt

This sums it up: The Devil We Know, Ross Douthat, New York Times If not that, then this: