Category: Liberals

Leonard Pitts Jr., it's you who's deplorable

Syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. rejected the idea of trying to “understand” supporters of President Donald Trump because they are a bunch of white, Christian Americans alarmed by the loss of their “pre-eminence.” (“Do we really need to ‘understand’ Trump supporters?” as published in the Chicago Tribune.) Pitts was responding to a reader who suggested in... Read more »

Flipping out over Kanye West

Wow, judging by the hysteria, you might have thought that superstar rapper Kanye West called for the return to the days of Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation under the “separate but equal” doctrine. The condemnations of West as everything from an opportunist and nutty to  betrayer  began when... Read more »

Liberals illegally flooding across the Canadian border

I wish that when parodies like this show up in my mailbox that the author’s name is included. Unfortunately it isn’t with this one, but it’s too good not to post. If you happen to know the author, let me know.  The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified, sparking calls... Read more »
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Even progressive MSNBC is aghast at the Clintons' "ethical deficit"

How much more must the commonweal suffer the Clintons’ ethical deficit? Hillary and Bill Clinton has made the Chicago Way–the legendary Chicago corruption–seem to be small potatoes. Should the attorney general of New York shutdown the Clinton Foundation like he did the Trump Foundation for its shakedowns? Should the law be enforced evenhandedly? Even the progressive MSNBC... Read more »

The top ten liberal superstitions

Kate Bachelder,  an assistant editorial features editor at the Wall Street Journal nails the top ten liberal superstitions with her opinion piece. As she says: A hallmark of progressive politics is the ability to hold fervent beliefs, in defiance of evidence, that explain how the world works—and why liberal solutions must be adopted. Such political... Read more »

Top 9 Things the Left Has Wrong About the Supreme Court's Birth Control Ruling

A lot of ridiculous things are being said about what the Supreme Court said in the Hobby Lobby case. Here are the nine most goofy, according to Illinois Right to Life. (Click on the headline.) The wrong things: 1.  Supreme Court Decision cut (or reduced) women’s access to birth control. 2. Women’s lives are now in... Read more »
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More left wing fascism

Brandeis University has disinvited  Somalia-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali to receive an honorary doctorate and speak at the university’s commencement exercises. None of her great achievements, in her fight for human rights, women’s rights and free speech, counted in her favor because she had expressed an opinion that some people found “offensive.” Her offense was going... Read more »

Explaining today's liberals, err, I mean progressives

This is as good as any explanation of why today’s liberals, err, I mean progressives, are such smug elitists. What was America’s greatest come-from-behind war? Go here to find out. To subscribe to The Barbershop, type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can... Read more »

Update: Eric Zorn responds to my correction and an explanation

My counterpart on the Tribune op-ed page, Eric Zorn, pointed out to me the need for a correction in my column/post regarding the reaction to President Barack Obama’s call (below) at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago for greater involvement by fathers in the children’s lives. (Update: He responds to this post here.) In my column,... Read more »
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Marco Rubio, the GOP's foam party candidate

Marco Rubio, the popular Republican senator from Florida and often-mentioned as a possible Republican presidential candidate, said a foam party set him straight and on the path to marry his now wife, Jeanette. As reported in a December, 2012 GQ magazine interview: GQ: You’re the first senator I’ve ever spoken to who had a transformative life... Read more »
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