I've been in journalism my entire adult life and have often defended it against fellow conservatives who claim the news business is fundamentally corrupt.
There's almost nothing that upsets Americans more than the idea that somewhere, somehow, somebody is getting his feelings hurt.
He'll likely be remembered as a political figure, but I don't recall Andrew Breitbart ever mentioning electoral politics. It bored him.
Certain Arabs love Dubai because it's not at all like where they live. Certain others hate it for the same reason. When you hear an Osama bin Laden sympathizer rant about the decadence and hypocrisy of the Arab ruling class, you can be certain he's picturing a nightclub in Dubai.
Sharpton is a smart guy. In some ways, he's a good guy. But a moral arbiter? Let's not get carried away.
Carrying an automatic weapon in a Third World country beyond the easy reach of higher authority? The job description is like a bug light to borderline personalities.
It is one of the triumphs of modern society that the life of the average person with Down Syndrome has become strikingly normal.
I have no way of knowing how people really feel, but the vast majority of those I meet couldn't be nicer. Every once in a while someone barks at me. My New Year's resolution is not to bark back.
Nobody wants to be seen with a bigot.
The one thing I'm convinced George W. Bush is good at is bipartisanship. It's clearly something he enjoys personally.
In addition to all the good things it's done, the Internet has empowered an awful lot of people who would have been best off disempowered, including quite a few bloggers on both sides.
The two things I was positive about in life were that I was going to be a teacher at a boarding school or an operative with the CIA posted abroad. I could write a book about all the things I was sure about.
When it comes to scaring the bourgeoisie into showing up at the polls, nothing works better than negative advertising.
Boys and girls are not the same.
I'm so pathetically eager for people to love D.C. It's so sad. It's like I work for the chamber of commerce or something.
All that chatter you hear from yuppie parents at the playground about how expensive it is to 'do' bathrooms? It's all true. Every word, and worse.
It's easy to mock a man who has founded a religion based on John Coltrane, who considers 'A Love Supreme,' whatever its merits as a jazz album, to be holy scripture.
It is nice to be around people who think differently than you. They challenge your ideas and keep you from being complacent.
Journalists typically don't carry weapons, even in war zones, for fear of compromising their status as neutral observers. If you're armed, the theory goes, other armed people will consider you a target.
You can look different but have the same values. That's not diversity; it's conformity.