I don’t know how the ex-president Bill Clinton will be remembered, though I suspect his main legacy may be how he embodies the narcissism of our times. Tonight’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, in which he nominated a lousy American president whom he race-baited four years ago, certainly fits that possibility. He was, as [...]
Author Archive | Scott Holleran
Today, the Democratic Party opened its convention in Charlotte, North Carolina by appealing to those who hate capitalism, Jews and the rich. It started with news of a refusal to acknowledge Israel’s capital in the party platform and ended with a scathing speech which is one of the most vitriolic denunciations of American ideals in [...]
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech last night at the Republican National Convention was an apt preview of his prospective presidency, which at this point – and I say this barring any major developments such as an Obama smear or Romney meltdown or external event – looks like a solid possibility if American voters [...]
A good movie for the Fourth of July.
The best of movies about poor people – Conrack with Jon Voight and Madge Sinclair comes to mind – insist that even poverty can’t destroy the best in man. Today’s glut of poverty porn says just the opposite…
The proper purpose of government is not faith and it is not family. It is the protection of individual rights.
President Obama, who arrived today in Kabul, Afghanistan, just finished addressing the nation tonight in a televised speech – addressing a camera, not U.S. troops – telling the public the opposite of the truth: that the United States is pulling out of Afghanistan. In fact, Obama signed an agreement pledging U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan [...]
I only hope that the movie’s better than its advertising. It wouldn’t be the first time.
Seeing Reginald Denny being assaulted and mutilated for the color of his skin on live television provided an unforgettable lesson in the politics of race-baiting: that jumping to conclusions may impair government from protecting the public and instead incur looting and killing. L.A.’s riots are a harsh reminder that replacing facts with feelings – which was done by city leaders, the president and a pack of journalists – is a matter of life and death.
For the fourth consecutive week, America’s top movie depicts a government-controlled contest in which children kill children. The Hunger Games, based on the dystopian young adult novel by Suzanne Collins, recently broke the $500 million mark in worldwide box office receipts. Why? What draws moviegoers into theaters is not easy to estimate. But it’s [...]