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.
Recently, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg infamously burst forth from Gracie Mansion to deliver a new set of culinary commandments to the citizens of the Big Apple. Unfortunately, this sort of nanny-statism is spreading.
Had I been present in the Rose Garden when President Barack Obama issued his royal proclamation decreeing essential amnesty to 1.4 million illegal aliens, I would not have interrupted “his majesty” the way The Daily Caller’s Neil Munro did on Friday.
Bill Maher still doesn’t get it. Riding hard with Secretary Bryson. Chrissy Matthews backs the wrong horse. And make sure you leave the seat down for the President. All this, plus: “currying” favor with SJP. Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight; from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
Here I was, operating under the assumption that despite his faults, President Barack Obama is the coolest cat ever to strut through the hallowed halls of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. As it turns out, not only is Obama not cool, but I am a racist for thinking so.
Late last week before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder stuck to his guns when confronted with a mountain of evidence proving almost everyone in the Department of Justice knew about Operation Fast and Furious.
It’s all over but the crying at the Democrat Channel. Obama considers a new running mate. Hillary helps out. And horse “cents” for Obama. All this, plus — Tinkerbell, meet Skeletor! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
Earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin enjoyed some downtime in Beijing. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also made the trip. The neighborhood drunk visited with the neighborhood psycho at the neighborhood bully’s house — what could possibly go wrong?
A former Alabama Congressman walked off the Democrats’ plantation last week, and former President Bill Clinton suggested that Mitt Romney had been a successful governor and his work at Bain shouldn’t be criticized. If the king rat and other notables have set foot on the plank; can the rest of the horde be far behind?
President Barack Obama’s campaign seems as organized as a hippie music festival about an hour after the bad acid begins circulating. Look at the rhetoric spewing forth from the campaign and note that panic appears to be growing with each tremulous step toward November.