Darrell Issa

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2014

    Rightbloggers' Impeachment Smorgasbord Has Something for Everyone

    Last week the South Dakota Republican Party called for the impeachment of Barack Obama. Our readers may view this as just another piece of exotic nonsense from a What's-The-Matter-With state. But in the world of rightbloggers, this is serious stuff. While impeachment advocacy was once mainly the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2014

    Between Two Ferns, Rightbloggers Find Few Laughs, Much Concern-Trolling for Presidency

    While the world waited for word on a referendum in Crimea and the whereabouts of a missing jet airliner, there was plenty of time last week to pick apart a comedy sketch starring Zach Galifianakis and the President of the United States. The brief Funny or Die "Between Two Ferns" segment, which Obama ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2013

    The 10 Dumbest Rightblogger Ideas of 2013, Part 1

    Tradition requires a year-end listicle. We could just tick off the news events to which rightbloggers reacted ridiculously over the past 52 weeks -- from gay marriage victories to Rand Paul's filibuster to the Boston Marathon bombing to the George Zimmerman trial to Obamacare. But everyone else i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Free Contraceptives? Barack Obama's Birth Control Rule Not Broken by Senate

    And now some good news for the ladies of the nation: FREE BIRTH CONTROL! (If you're insured, that is.) Senate Republicans didn't overturn Barack Obama's mandate that health insurance companies cover contraceptives, as Dems definitively blocked Roy Blunt's move yesterday. The narrow 51-48 vote put ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Liberal Catholics Support Barack Obama's Birth Control Compromise

    ​When Barack Obama changed his polemic policy that employers cover contraception -- so that insurance companies, not businesses, have to provide free birth control coverage -- it didn't do much to appease conservative White House opponents. Instead of celebrating the compromise -- meant to p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Howard Kurtz Is Not Too Big To Join the Kurt Bardella Pile On After Darrell Issa Snafu

    ​Howard Kurtz, the former Washington Post media critic and current Washington bureau chief at The Daily Beast, suffered some embarrassment earlier this year when he admitted to waiting six weeks before running a correction on a factually inaccurate article. Kurtz thought he was speaking with u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Howard Kurtz Correction Is a Journalism Gift That Keeps On Giving

    ​Howard Kurtz is a middling, moderate media critic -- one of many of the same kind of white male eggheads -- who frequently gets singled out and faulted for being an especially unconvincing type of navel-gazing, insider asshole. That's why much of the admittedly tiny circle of media-obsessed i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Towns Takes Hint from Albany Dems, Locks GOP Out of Chamber

    Remember, during the Albany Coup, how the state senate Democrats locked the chamber and Pedro Espada flourished the key? National Democrats are starting to pick up this method, thanks to our own Edolphus Towns. The Hill says the Brooklyn Congressman "locked Republicans out of the House Oversight a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Congress Probing Obama's Firing of AmeriCorps Watchdog

    There's more today on President Obama's firing of Gerald Walpin, the inspector general for AmeriCorps who put out negative audits of City University's Teaching Fellows program and of former NBA star and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson's Hope Academy. The American Spectator writes that House Republic ... More >>

  • News

    August 12, 2003

    The Fringe on Top

    Extremists Help the GOP Muscle In on the Golden State

  • News

    February 19, 2002

    War at the Door

    INS Crackdowns and Bureaucracy Threaten America’s Tradition as a Nation of Immigrants

  • News

    December 18, 2001

    Oy McVey

    From the Irv Rubin Bust to the Stern Gang: The Rich History of Jewish Terrorism