By Jack Coleman | November 21, 2015 | 6:39 PM EST

An appearance last night on Alan Colmes' radio show went from bad to barely better for a spokesman with the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Hassan Shibly, executive director of the Florida CAIR branch at Tampa, made an earnest attempt to separate Islamic fanatics responsible for last week's carnage in Paris from genuine Muslims, despite a revealing gaffe right out of the gate.

By Tom Blumer | November 18, 2015 | 11:45 PM EST

Over two years ago, even the Secretary General at Interpol, an outfit one might expect to be unreceptive to individiuals' right to self-defense, said that one approach to the problem that terrorist groups are more frequently choosing to attack any place that people may congregate is "to say we want an armed citizenry."

By contrast, Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky clearly isn't interested in giving potential terrorist victims a chance to defend themselves. She's more interested in using the Paris attacks as a springboard for advocating stricter gun laws. The press is failing to report what opportunists like Schakowsky are saying, likely because they realize that most of the American people are strongly opposed to such efforts.

By Jack Coleman | November 12, 2015 | 8:23 PM EST

Bernie Sanders has done surprisingly well in his campaign for president, much better than many observers expected when the openly socialist senator from Vermont announced in April that he was running.

But while Sanders has caused Hillary Clinton to shift noticeably to the left, his campaign has been vexed by a dilemma that has proven resistant to remedy -- lack of enthusiasm for Sanders among blacks and Hispanics. 

By Jack Coleman | November 7, 2015 | 10:31 PM EST

To paraphrase a punch line from Richard Pryor -- who are you going to believe, liberals defending Obamacare or your lying ears?

Lefties shilling for Obamacare have forgotten or choose to ignore one of Barack Obama's most blatant and repetitive lies -- namely, that under the so-called Affordable Care Act, health insurance premiums would drop on average by $2,500 annually per family.

By Clay Waters | November 7, 2015 | 7:14 PM EST

In the New York Times Sunday magazine, reporter Jackie Calmes issued an unwanted sequel to her 16,000-word summer screed "'They Don't Give a Damn About Governing,' this one focusing on conservative radio host Steve Deace: "Such is the mood on the far right these days....This strain of conservative media, and its take-no-prisoners ideology, have proliferated on websites, podcasts and video outlets, greatly complicating the Republican Party’s ability to govern and to pick presidential candidates with broad appeal."

By Jack Coleman | November 5, 2015 | 8:48 PM EST

Once a liberal gets to talking about fascism, which ranks high among his perennial obsessions, amusing observations and dubious claims are sure to follow.

Usually the left winger in question will opine about the genuine, hard-core varieties of fascism found in Europe during the early 20th century, before he inevitably condemns the domestic versions endured by Americans during Republican presidential administrations. 

By Jack Coleman | October 27, 2015 | 8:08 PM EDT

Amid fierce competition from Clinton sycophants in media and politics, a potential frontrunner has emerged as the most egregious Hillary suck-up in the wake of her Nurse Ratched-inspired testimony before the House Benghazi Committee on Oct. 22.

Few people outside Pennsylvania or regular MSNBC viewers are likely to be familiar with Joe Sestak, a former Democrat House member and ex-admiral now running for Senate in the Keystone State.


By Jack Coleman | October 21, 2015 | 6:09 PM EDT

Converse with a liberal and it's only a matter of time, usually not very long, before he starts bashing those unevolved miscreants known as fellow Americans.

Just as predictable is the same liberal shortly thereafter praising Americans for their keen perception in sharing his political views.

By Jack Coleman | October 20, 2015 | 4:58 PM EDT

With Hillary Clinton's testimony before the House Benghazi Select Committee only days away, liberals have settled on a simplistic meme to frame the media narrative -- if Clinton as secretary of state was somehow at fault for the attacks on American diplomatic outposts in Benghazi in 2012, how was President George W. Bush not at fault for al Qaeda hitting the U.S. in 2001?

The two jihadist assaults do share a specific thing in common -- their date, Sept. 11, separated by 11 years. Beyond that, the analogy is deliberately misleading and hence inherently appealing to the left, as conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh pointed out Monday.

By Jack Coleman | October 17, 2015 | 9:37 PM EDT

Through the vitriol of another tiresome debate on gun control -- or "common sense gun safety legislation" as liberals have taken to robotically mouthing instead -- it is refreshing when a left winger blurts out his or her actual, underlying view on the issue.

Such was the case earlier this week with Thom Hartmann, who hosts one of the top-rated programs on that lifeless moonscape known as liberal radio, during a debate with Carl Higbie, president of the pro-gun rights Citizen League.

By Jack Coleman | October 13, 2015 | 4:39 PM EDT

Back in September 2004, blogger Charles Johnson over at Little Green Footballs helped defuse an explosive allegation from Dan Rather on 60 Minutes II -- that then-President George W. Bush went AWOL from the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War -- by pointing out the embarrassing fact that documents obtained by Rather to prove the claim were written in Microsoft Word font that wasn't invented until decades after Bush served in the military.

The bias-driven blunder resulted in CBS firing Rather's producer, Mary Mapes, and three other employees, with Rather making an unceremonious departure from anchor work on the CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes II shortly after.


By Jack Coleman | October 8, 2015 | 9:16 PM EDT

Yeah, I'm sure it was the first thing many people thought upon learning the horrific news of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon -- there goes another Republican.

More accurately, it was the first thing fervently wished in the fever swamps of the left, one of which is inhabitated by Alan Colmes, formerly the lesser half of Hannity & Colmes, now opining over at his own show on Fox News Radio.