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.
May 2, 2011 was a pretty good day. The U.S. military and intelligence community managed to nail down a solid location on al-Qaida mastermind and erectile dysfunction sufferer Osama bin Laden. U.S. Navy SEALs swooped down in a daring raid and punched bin Laden’s ticket to the underworld.
The White House Correspondents’ Association held its annual homage to itself over the weekend. Jokes were told, backs were slapped, legs were pulled. To be fair, both headliner Jimmy Kimmel and President Barack Obama delivered fairly good sets.
President Barack Obama has finally delivered on that Nobel Peace Prize he won a few years back. That’s right, you right-wing curmudgeons: Thanks to Obama, peace is at hand. In a Monday article in National Journal, a senior Obama flunky announced: “The war on terror is over.”
The endless series of scandals in which President Barack Obama’s retinue of circus-freak accomplices regularly wallow are beginning to eclipse even the most ardent attempts to maintain the empty hype Obama floated on effortlessly for the better part of his term.
The defrocked high priest of liberal hatred has been left to wander the streets of Manhattan, staring blankly into the middle distance and muttering to himself about how life is so unfair when you’re the smartest man in the history of the species.
…Especially when the Nuge shows up! Lil’ Kim enjoys the show. Clinton cuts a rug at the Copa Cartagena. And Iron Mike gets an idea! All this — plus — Presidential recipes? Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
In 2006 when the price of a gallon of regular gasoline hovered just above $3, Nancy Pelosi and three of her colleagues railed against George W. Bush and Big Oil at an Exxon station near Capitol Hill. Where are the Democratic lawmakers now that the price of gas has skyrocketed?
With the revelation that poor George Zimmerman will be the target of a zealous (not to mention ambitious) Florida prosecutor, the sad saga of the Sanford shootout has cemented its position as the dominant news item of the moment. Behind this sordid soap opera lies a much larger subtext of liberal hypocrisy and racism.
Obama’s mouthpiece takes aim at motherhood. Holder hears a who? It’s the REAL Buffett Rule. And: nice tie, Louis. All this — plus: an easy “A” at Harvard. Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!