Tag: liberal

Hey, progressives. I'm the liberal. You're not.

Back in 1986 when I first started writing columns for the Chicago Sun-Times and serving on its editorial board, I was labeled Rupert Murdoch’s in-house, token liberal. I wrote in favor of school integration, Community Development Block Grants, cleaner environment and issued one of the earlier warnings about global warming. While Republicans were praising President... Read more »

Why I abandoned the Democratic Party

Check out: Why I mourn the death of JFK, America’s first neoconservative president. The link is here.¬† Hint: It abandoned me I came across this column I wrote for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1996 just prior to the Democratic National Convention held in Chicago at which Bill Clinton and Al Gore for nominated for re-election... Read more »

Itemizing the many failures and broken promises of Barack Obama

I, too, was once a liberal
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Why are those who yearn for moderate government called extremists?

Following the example of my sometimes debating partner, Tribune commentator Eric Zorn, I was skimming through my column archives and came across a Chicago Tribune column I liked when I wrote it, and still like. It was written two years ago, but applies today as much to America’s upset caused by the overreach of government... Read more »

Zorn and Byrne at it again

This is the latest in a series of dialogues conducted between Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn (from the left) and Dennis Byrne (from the right). Problem is, left and right isn’t all that clear cut. This exchange and comments also can be found posted on Zorn’s blog, Change of Subject.   The art of political... Read more »

Jon Stewart = Jerk

This video has been circulating on the liberal blogosphere, as supposed evidence that conservatives, such as Bill Kristol, don’t really know what they’re talking about when they oppose a health care “public option.” Stewart thinks that he has scored big points by getting Kistol to “admit” that the military health plan could be better than... Read more »
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NY Times' tin ear

Conservatives have long accused the New York Times of biased reporting, favoring liberals over conservatives. The complaint reached a crescendo recently when the Times ignored stories about ACORN, the ultra-liberal activist group that supported Obama and was variously accused of voter fraud. Among the stories ignored were revelations about its staff willing to work with... Read more »