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.
Israel needs to stand alone. I understand the value of maintaining friendly ties with the lone legitimate republic in the Mideast. But there is a wide gulf between backing up an ally and diving in front of bullets on their behalf every time some hopped-up Haji decides to take a shot at them.
Let me be clear on this: I still don’t care about Mitt Romney’s tax returns. In fact, I don’t think anyone actually cares about Romney’s tax returns. The effort to make Romney’s returns an issue is transparent political gamesmanship — nothing more.
Biden has the answer — but to the wrong question. Supersize this, Gabby Douglas! And Paul Ryan had Obama’s “dream job.” All this — plus — Sorry, Soledad. Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
I never miss a chance to visit the gun show. Whether I’m in the market for a new addition or not, I gladly fork over my 8 bucks and wander through the room, adding items to my internal wish list and internally smiling at items I suspect are left off almost everyone’s wish list.
In selecting Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney sent a message to the Tea Party and increasingly libertarian wing of the GOP that their voices would be heard.
Look — a real live taxpayer! It’s not racist when the Democrats do it. And DNC2012 fears critical mass in Charlotte. All this — plus — JELLYBEANS! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
Following Olympic victory, gymnast Gabby Douglas took to Twitter: “Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me.” Gabby shared the breathless joy that can only exist in triumphant youth. And then, all hell broke loose.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid should have stuck to the liberal trifecta: greed, graft and hypocrisy. Instead, Reid has once again stuck his glowering mug into the main event; attacking the tone of the national discourse like a cinematic axe-murderer at a camp for wayward teenagers in small clothing. Last Tuesday, Reid took an unsubstantiated shot at Mitt Romney.
The sign hanging below the roadside marquee in front of Gaster Lumber and Hardware reads: “I built this business without gov’t help. Obama can kiss my ass.” I might have phrased it differently, but I can’t argue with Gaster’s sentiment.