Democracy and Tyranny

January 29th, 2020 10:43 PM
During President Donald J. Trump's impeachment trial, we'll hear a lot of talk about our rules for governing. One frequent claim is that our nation is a democracy. If we've become a democracy, it would represent a deep betrayal of our founders, who saw democracy as another form of tyranny. In fact, the word democracy appears nowhere in our nation's two most fundamental documents,…
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Matthews Invokes ‘Common Sense’ in Same Segment as Anti-Trump Papers

August 17th, 2018 3:29 PM
Yes, that headline is real. In covering the effort by over 350 newspapers to collude against President Trump, Wednesday’s Hardball featured MSNBC host Chris Matthews alluding to Thomas Paine’s Common Sense and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin in the segment promoting the anti-Trump collusion campaign started by The Boston Globe.

Ed Schultz Unfamiliar With Widely-Read Document Known as the Bill of R

February 4th, 2011 8:26 PM
Even though Ed Schultz has been told by MSNBC to refrain from further "Psycho Talk" segments, no such restraint is evident on his radio show, one of the top rated for liberals in the country. On Wednesday, for example, Schultz criticized former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney for signing a bill into law in 2006 that includes an individual mandate for Bay State residents to buy…

The Curious Argument for Socialized Journalism: Gov't Subsidies Helped

February 18th, 2010 12:16 PM
It's no secret the traditional journalistic business model doesn't work in an era where advances in technology have increased flow and velocity of information. Those changes have rendered many forms of communication obsolete and made journalism a difficult way to make a living.  This has concerned some on the left who are convinced the ways of the past are vital to a democratic nation, including…