Ben Crystal Archive
Ben Crystal is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power. Email this author.
Like any good son, I call my mother every week. I sit through the usual litany of complaints about how I don’t call enough, I don’t visit enough, etc. Sometimes, Mom gives me both barrels. Take last Sunday. Mom turned to a topic that disappoints her more than I ever could have: politicians.
Global warming costs us all billions of dollars annually. Global warming jacks up your utility prices and it skims a layer of cash off the top of the taxpayers’ till through treaty obligations and Federal study programs. And sometimes, global warming exacts a real human cost.
Not so happy New Year for New York. More bad news for Obamacare’s victims. And: All aboard in Connecticut. All this – plus – Larry, Moe and… Joe? It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
If I were coming off as miserable a year as the one President Barack Obama and his Democratic accomplices endured in 2013, I suppose I might try some wild stunts to distract the increasingly unhappy electorate. Hell, if my 2013 had been as bad as Obama’s, I’d be almost desperate to turn my New Year’s frown upside-down.
According to Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, by offering yet another extension to the sign-up date for Obamacare, “President Obama has given us a gift.” But Obamacare is no gift. And those who cheer it as such forget the millions of Americans whose holidays Obamacare ruined.
The arrival of a new year often brings not only a chance to reflect on the year that just ducked out the back door, but also to make the usual empty promises we call “New Year’s resolutions.” Being the ruminative sort, I considered the New Year’s resolutions President Barack Obama might make were he the resolution-making sort.
Another bloody Christmas in Baghdad. The eco-loons flunk geography. And, harvesting lettuce with a tank? All this – plus – that’s a bloody big head. It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
On Dec. 19, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a partial delay in the individual mandate portion of the massive government overreach. This delay affects the millions of Americans whose policies were canceled by Obamacare’s ludicrous regulations.
Organizing for Action says we should all #GetTalking about enrolling in Obamacare this Christmas. Bah humbug! But we can get political, and we can do it without sacrificing Christmas cheer. And I’m going to help. Just sing along with this jaunty little jingle and satisfy the whole family.
Firing Phil Robertson. It’s not the worst lie Obama has told. And, it’s nice to see “Screech” getting work. All this, plus, keep your hands to yourself, Joe. Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!