By Melissa Mullins | April 28, 2017 | 6:40 PM EDT

In Rolling Stone magazine, writer Matt Taibbi gave a surprisingly sober (if socialist) review of a new book written by reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes that provided a detailed inside look at the failed Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential run.

 

By Curtis Houck | April 24, 2017 | 5:23 PM EDT

In a book review for Sunday’s print edition The Washington Post, The Atlantic’s Emma Green tore into Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) new book This Is Our Fight for neglecting to grapple with the Democratic Party’s many issues following its 2016 election debacle and failing to understand why blue collar Americans backed President Trump.

By Tom Johnson | April 21, 2017 | 5:15 PM EDT

To Esquire’s Pierce, the Clintons’ image as scandal-plagued is in large part attributable to the Times, which since the early ’90s has reported extensively on stories that “were, by and large, complete bullshit, inflated by Republicans and a willing and timid elite political press into a Questions Remain culture of faux-scandal that persisted through the entirety of the 2016 campaign. And it began long before the Times ran seven stories about [James] Comey's release of his 11th hour letter to Congress on its front page.”

By Tim Graham | April 19, 2017 | 1:07 PM EDT

As network news hosts chat up the idea of running Sen. Elizabeth Warren for president in 2020, the ultraliberal Harvard hero is out with a feisty new campaign book titled This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class. So The New York Times found a reviewer...or just a gob-smacked fan? They let their own socialist professor/columnist Paul Krugman write a fan letter thinly disguised as a book review.

It began by hailing activist professors (now there’s an unexpected twist...)

By Alex Nitzberg | April 17, 2017 | 3:17 PM EDT

An April 10 Rolling Stone article featured an interview with Dr. Willie Parker, an abortionist who identifies as a Christian. Parker’s recently released book is titled “Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice” and was ghostwritten by Lisa Miller according to NYMag.com.

 

By David Limbaugh | April 15, 2017 | 1:00 PM EDT

I have a new book out -- "The True Jesus," which is my third Christian-themed book -- and I want to tell you a little bit about it. In my previous books, I related that I didn't always embrace the Bible and that I came to accept Jesus Christ later than some people do -- after studying the evidence for Christianity's truth claims. Contrary to a common misconception, there is an abundance of evidence that undergirds the Christian faith, and I examined much of that in my previous books.

By Clay Waters | April 15, 2017 | 12:26 PM EDT

Hollywood Reporter critic Daniel Fienberg found ominous parallels in The Handmaid’s Tale a series on Hulu that debuts its first three episodes April 26. The subhead: “Hulu's all-too-timely adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel is one of the spring's best new shows and makes Elisabeth Moss an immediate Emmy contender.”

 

By Clay Waters | March 27, 2017 | 1:39 PM EDT

Nursing its liberal  obsession with “income inequality,” the New York Times made it the cover story of its Sunday Book Review. Economist Angus Deaton, who won the Nobel in 2015, penned the lead review of “The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution – Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic,” by Ganesh Sitaraman, under the headline “When the Rich Get Richer.” The online headline: “It’s Not Just Unfair: Inequality Is a Threat to Our Governance.” But Deaton showed an incredible lack of understanding of American wealth in a previous statement: “If you had to choose between living in a poor village in India and living in the Mississippi Delta or in a suburb of Milwaukee in a trailer park, I'm not sure who would have the better life."

By Tom Johnson | March 3, 2017 | 5:11 PM EST

How is Donald Trump “not a normal Republican”? Let New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait count the ways. Trump is “crudely ethno-nationalist,” wrote Chait in a Tuesday post, and he’s “personally ignorant and undisciplined in a manner that sets him apart not only from traditional Republicans but most human adults.” That’s pretty much it for Trump’s deviations from orthodoxy, according to Chait, who thinks current White House economic and fiscal proposals are “perfectly orthodox” by party standards, notwithstanding blasts at them from GOP-aligned sources such as National Review.

By Clay Waters | February 17, 2017 | 5:43 PM EST

The New York Times provided more publicity for the anti-Trump resistance with “Bookstores Stoke Resistance With Action, Not Just Books – Places of Business, and Hubs of Protest.” Three weeks ago, the NYT was also using the self-indulgent liberal theme of books as rebellion, finding ‘eerie parallels' between dystopian Books Like '1984' and the Trump presidency, though iconoclastic journalist Brendan O’Neill suggests Orwell’s classic in fact better describes today’s authoritarian left, “the nannying, nudging, speech-policing, sex-panicking, P.C. culture that Trumpism is in some ways a reaction against.

By Matt Philbin | February 9, 2017 | 2:45 PM EST

Dissent may be the highest form of patriotism (when the GOP has power, anyway) but passing nasty drawings of political opponents has to be the lowest form of dissent. And that’s what the left’s giant temper tantrum has come down to.  

By Tom Johnson | February 2, 2017 | 9:12 PM EST

Even though Donald Trump won the presidential election, thereby causing “pessimism about the liberal project,” Barack Obama is winning the post-election, and Obama’s “vision of the country…will ultimately win out,” asserted New York’s Jonathan Chait last Sunday. According to Chait, the Women’s March the day after Trump’s inauguration and last weekend’s protests over his executive order on immigration “have drawn on powerful American ideals: inclusion, social mobility, and optimism. Obamaism may have lost control of the levers of government, but it has never lost the country.”