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.
Sally Ride passed away Monday at the relatively young age of 61. Ride, who exemplified American exceptionalism as much as anyone ever did, was a rare breed even among her spectacularly intelligent peers in the world of astrophysicists.
While covering the unfolding tragedy in Aurora, Colo., George Stephanopolous and ABC News correspondent Brian Ross won the race to be the first liberal media to connect the suspect, James Holmes, to the Tea Party.
Pity the poor small businessman. Up and at ‘em in the predawn hours, seven days a week, desperately balancing family with work, he pilots his fragile dream through the storm-tossed waters of President Barack Obama’s economy. And the President wants to take it all away.
In my remarks last week regarding the Vice Presidential tenure of Joe Biden, I mentioned that I would soon be subjecting Biden’s aspiring replacements to an examination. Word filtering out of the Mitt Romney camp is that the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee plans an announcement soon, so unto the breach goeth I.
The Accomplice General puts a bounty on his own head. The NAACP—what a bunch of (race) cards! Obama misplays the numbers. And it runs in the Jackson family. All this—plus—mindreading with the TSA! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
If the endless parade of scandals, failures and outright crimes that have defined President Barack Obama’s tenure to date don’t give voters a case of the shivers, the fact that Joe Biden’s name will probably remain on the ticket ought to.
Texas A&M students took to social networking sites to organize a gathering to counter the Westboro Baptist Church lunatics’ planned desecration of the funeral of fallen Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale. Hundreds of Aggies lined the road to shield mourners from Fred Phelps and his minions.
Now that Obamacare is the law of the land (at least for the time being), the Federal government has for the first time acquired the authority to penalize (er… tax) the citizenry for behavior the government deems unhealthy.