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139 articles

FOCA Hocus Pocus


published: January 26, 2009


In a 1988 vice presidential debate, Dan Quayle was asked what would be the first thing he'd do if he became president. He answered, "First, I'd say a prayer for myself and for the country.&quo...;

Well, Egg-Shoes Me!


published: January 10, 2009


On May 18, 2001, former president Bill Clinton was walking through the streets of Warsaw, when he was struck by an egg thrown by an anti-capitalist protestor. But then, you already knew that, from ...

'Pro'-Bull: Abortionists' indefensibility defense


published: December 23, 2008


One of the most effective ways of defending the indefensible is to use its very indefensibility as a rhetorical shield. All you have to do is to say that nobody would ever do the terrible thing you...

Apocalypse, No


published: December 02, 2008


Obviously, we're headed into challenging economic times, but can things really be as bad as the Associated Press describes them? A November 23rd AP article about a Colorado farm was so bleak that i...

Obama's Oath of Office, extended version


published: November 17, 2008


I, Barack Hussein Obama -- recognize the irony of using my middle name as a part of this oath. Throughout the campaign, I took the position that it's racist to say the name "Hussein," alt...

Sorry, Chris, You're Being Insipid


published: October 29, 2008


If you're shocked that Christopher Buckley has endorsed Barack Obama, you obviously haven't been reading his column in the National Review. It's not that he's been expressing liberal opinions in hi...

"Vice" Versa


published: October 14, 2008


If you have any doubt as to who won the vice president debate, all you have to do is look at the transcript, and ask yourself how many minutes longer Sarah Palin's political career would have laste...



published: September 30, 2008


When Barack Obama positions himself as a fiscal conservative, he's not just kidding around. He fully expects the voters to accept this characterization, as evidenced by the tax plan from his campai...

Worst Mates


published: September 17, 2008


Why is it that when Joe Biden says Hillary Clinton would make a better running mate than he does, he's suddenly presumed to know what he's talking about? Perhaps it's because he's agreeing with bot...

First-Class Demagogues


published: August 28, 2008


Once in a while, a political ad will inadvertently tell you something important about the candidate or party that ran it. Such is the case with a series of Barack Obama campaign spots, which end wi...

Barack Obama's A Series Of Fortunate Events


published: August 13, 2008


To hear Barack Obama tell it, America's success in Iraq is the result of a series of unrelated accidents. In a July 21st interview with ABC's Terry Moran, the senator explained, "I did not ant...

Saddam's Invisible Tape


published: July 27, 2008


Journalism students used to use the "Five W's and an H" (Who, What, Where, When, Why and How) as a template for composing a hard news story. The difference between then and now is that th...

Obama Fails Detest


published: July 27, 2008


During a debate this past April, Sen. Barack Obama distanced himself from Weather Underground founder William Ayers by saying, "the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody ...

Obama gags on Gitmo question


published: June 27, 2008


The handling of Barack Obama calls to mind a movie called The Harder They Fall, in which Humphrey Bogart played a boxing promoter whose client was a heavyweight named Toro Moreno. Bogey learned ear...

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Daniel Clark

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Daniel Clark is a writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While earning an M.A. in English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the mid-90s, he had weekly opinion and sports columns published in the independent student newspaper. In 1999, he created a web publication called The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press, for which he has written on a wide array of topics, but with a particular emphasis on the need to return to a literal interpretation of the Constitution. He is now a Staff Writer for the New Media Alliance, a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets.



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