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.
Less than a week before the Nation observed Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, The New Yorker published a story about President Barack Obama in which he was quoted playing the race card: “There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President.”
Surviving Obama’s “action.” Senate Democrats turn on Hillary. And: “Abortion Barbie” hits the skids. All this— plus—“T-Bone” gets an “F.” It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
In the event that you live under a rock, have been trapped under something really heavy or are only just now returning from an all-expenses-paid, 5-star, 17-day getaway in a tropical paradise, I bring news. Hillary Clinton is officially running for President of the United States.
Thanks. Seriously, from the bottom of my heart, I offer to you my most profound gratitude. It took New Jersey Governor Chris Christie channeling the ghost of Tony Soprano to get you guys to come out against government corruption, but I’m not going to complain.
Joe gets a pep talk. The lapdog media finds a scandal they can sink their gums into. And Obama has plans for your kids. All this – plus – poor Beaker! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
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.