Michelle Malkin

Do you believe that a "post-September 11 backlash" has resulted in a nationwide wave of violence and bigotry against Muslims in America? The hype artists and book-cookers at the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) want you to think so. The group's new report purports to document "a massive increase" of hate crimes targeting Arab-Americans. But in order to concoct a Muslim hate crime epidemic, the ADC report lumps together faulty citations, dubious anecdotes and grossly ...

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Dave Barry

Summer vacation season is almost here, and if you have kids, you know what that means! It's time to put them up for adoption. No, sorry. I mean it's time to start planning your family summer vacation. This is your chance to escape "the daily grind" and spend quality time with your children, finding out what's new in their lives, what's on their minds, whether they have been arrested, etc. At night, after they fall asleep, you can check them for tattoos. But where should you go for ...

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Ron Tunning

One of the annoying features of modern political discourse is the attempt to define positions in ten-second sound bites constructed to oblige television executives. Yet, given that most Americans rely upon television for their daily diet of news and information, it’s difficult to fault the politicians. Or the television executives, for that matter. What better illustration of the idiom that “time is money” than television, where thirty-second spots on networks can generate in excess ...

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Doug Lambert

Random flotsam and jetsam from my desk and head: Just when you thought that the garbage shown on the television couldn't get any worse, along comes the Bravo cable network with its new reality series, "Boy Meets Boy." Yesterday's Laconia Daily Sun reported that the new show will follow in the same vein as other dating shows such as "Blind Date" or "The Bachelor" with one exception — the "couples" will be gay men. Can this be yet another indicator of the depths to which our society has ...

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Ed Philpot

For most of the past week Josh Marshall has been screaming and beating the drums about the Texas redistricting fight. The rest of the media hasn't shown much interest. The story relates to a redistricting plan, authored and supported by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. DeLay favors the plan because it would result in more Republicans being sent to Congress than Democrats. There are currently 17 Democrats and 15 Republicans representing Texas in the House. DeLay favors a plan that ...

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