Among the several ways to judge a person's fitness for office are the enemies he has made.In the case of John Bolton, President Donald Trump's choice to become national security adviser, those who oppose his appointment — liberals, neocons and some Republicans all with differing worldviews and questionable foreign policy experience — appear to say more about his qualifications than those who support him.A New York Times editorial said that at least Bolton speaks his mind, though it also said it didn't like what was on it. The Times and their ideological sister publication, The Washington Post, have spilled considerable amounts of ink in negative stories, editorials and columns in their attempts to undermine and discredit Mr. Bolton. Why?I think one of the reasons these newspapers, the foreign policy establishment and certain enemies (and allies) of America oppose Mr. Bolton is because he is a clear thinker. He is not an appeaser. He believes nations and terrorists who … [Read more...] about If the New York Times and Washington Post hate John Bolton, how bad can he be?
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close Video Kurtz: How John Paul Stevens undermined gun control 'MediaBuzz' host Howard Kurtz weighs in on former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens' statement that the Second Amendment should be repealed and how it created an even bigger schism in the gun control debate. You might think a 93-year-old guy who hasn't been heard from in years wouldn't have the firepower to influence the gun control debate. But then John Paul Stevens came along and called for repealing the Second Amendment. And he did it with the megaphone of the New York Times op-ed page. My first thought, of course, was that this will never happen, even if a former Supreme Court justice thinks it's a good idea. And my second thought was that Stevens has really set back the cause of reformers who hoped to pass modest gun legislation in the wake of the Florida school shooting. Now it's easy for the gun rights side to say that reform advocates secretly hope for a radical agenda, as outlined by … [Read more...] about Sandbagging the 2nd Amendment: Ex-justice hurts his own cause with New York Times op-ed
The New York Time’s Frugal Traveler spent some time in Tucson last month.In an article published Wednesday, titled "Tucson Is a City That Encourages You to Explore," columnist Lucas Peterson praised the Old Pueblo's easy access to spectacular nature and tasty Mexican food. The trip included a stop at the Fiesta de Vaqueros rodeo, checking out the thousands of sandhill cranes at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area some 100 miles east of the city and watching the sunset from Windy Point Lookout on Mount Lemmon. The columnist also raved about our flour tortillas, saying they were an "elevated to an art form" in Tucson. Read the full story here. … [Read more...] about New York Times gives a big shout-out to Tucson
(AP/File) A recent column in the New York Times by Dr. Perri Klass gives the impression that sexting is a rather normal, even healthy aspect of teenage sexuality. Sexting, for the uninitiated, is defined as the sending of sexually explicit digital images, videos, text messages or emails, usually by cellphone. Klass, who is a pediatrician as well as a health columnist, quotes experts on sexuality and experts on teenagers (I have three, but I’m no expert) as saying that while large numbers of teens engage in sexting, anxious parents have nothing to fear. In other words, Moms and Dads, stop being so square. Instead, your job as parents is to have a “conversation” with your kids about sexting. The morality of sexting never comes up as an issue. Might I respectfully demur? Sexting is not normal. And it should not become normal. In a world where even the New York Times is acting like a teenager, someone has to be the adult. I’m not suggesting that we … [Read more...] about Sorry New York Times, sexting is NOT normal for teens, and should not be celebrated
"Daily" host Michael Barbaro (left) with Seth Meyers. One of the country's top podcasts will soon be available on terrestrial radio thanks to St. Paul's American Public Media. The locally based distributor secured rights to the radio edition of The New York Times' "The Daily" last month and has now announced that broadcasts will begin April 2 on at least 16 stations, including KNOW (91.1. FM) in the Twin Cities. "The Daily," which uses Times' talent to go deep on top stories, was the most downloaded new show of 2017 on Apple Podcasts and has 4.5 unique listeners a month. The 30-minute version of the podcast will air at 6:30 p.m. locally. Michael Barbaro continues as the show's host. Older Post Minneapolis' remade Armory cranking up concert calendar after Super Bowl test … [Read more...] about St. Paul’s American Public Media picks up New York Times’ hit podcast ‘The Daily’