Posts in category "Liberals"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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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Anti-life* fanatics campaign against an imaginary GOP candidate

Jonathan Greenberg is a Republican running in the north suburban Illinois House 57th district  against Democratic incumbent Elaine Nekritz. Greenberg, like Nekritz is pro-choice–which you probably have to be to get elected in this district. So, imagine my surprise when a campaign flier arrived trying to associate Greenberg with “anti-choice Springfield Republicans.”  Says the flier:... Read more »

Chicago abortion death justifiably gets national attention

The victim, Tonya Reaves, is ‘the real face of the war on women’ She died from a botched abortion, but Planned Parenthood didn’t bother to immediately call paramedics.  Live Action founder Lila Rose  describes the outrageous warping of the meaning of the liberals use of the “War on Women.” Rose told a large and receptive crowd... Read more »

UPDATE: The Reader's media critic, Michael Miner, misses the point of my column

UPDATE: Michael Miner responds to my response; sets off a comment war between his readers. Read it in The Reader. Wow, Michael. Don’t put these two in the same room together. I don’t mean to start a war. Original post: Michael Miner sets out in his Reader blog to explain my column in today’s Tribune,... Read more »
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The left, including Obama, abandons women in Afghanistan

Want to see a real “war on women?” Wait until 2014 when U.S and NATO forces effectively leave Afghanistan to the whims of the bloodthirsty Taliban. The savagery will make the alleged Republican sins against women — as politically motivated Democrats have charged — pale in comparison. The Taliban’s strict enforcement of Sharia law, or Islamic law, has resulted in what can... Read more »
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