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.
What happened Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., doesn’t lend itself to easy expression. After all, the massacre which stole away the lives of 27 people, including 20 children, so exceeds the capacity of mere words that even remarks like “words fail me” seem trite and clichéd.
From the hymnal in Jeremiah Wright’s “church,” it’s a very special edition of The Great Eight. Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
During the course of the pitched battle Tuesday between union thugs and the people of Michigan, the Democratic Party tweeted its endorsement of the union thugs’ physical tactics: “There will be blood.”
Last week, word filtered back from the Mideast: Syria, normally a veritable Shangri-La, loaded chemical weapons into warheads for deployment against rebels in the civil war which has torn the land asunder and absorbed billions of dollars and tens of thousands of lives. What should the United States do?
On Thursday, I shared with you the story of Devin McLean. The Air Force veteran and father-to-be called the offices of Personal Liberty Digest™ to correct some details that have raced across the Internet. McLean worried that he was being depicted as more heroic than he felt was warranted.
Bob clears it up for O.J. Picture this, Mr. President. And Ms. Watson wants more pork for the Motor City. All this, plus, they have Grammys for that? Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
Faced with the attempted armed robbery of the AutoZone store where he worked, Air Force veteran Devin McLean ran to his truck, retrieved his firearm and sent the would-be assailant scrambling for cover. Instead of accolades for bravery, he received a pink slip for violating corporate policy.
While Jovan Belcher’s final act appalls me, that revulsion is nothing compared to how I feel about the ghouls who jumped on the situation in order to push political ideologies. Writing for FOX Sports, Jason Whitlock managed to turn the orphaning of a 3-month-old into a bizarre rant against the 2nd Amendment.
Susan Rice? Whoopi Goldberg? Bill Clinton? Or is it just Yasir’s last meal? All this — plus — the Democrat Channel and Obama’s anatomy. Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
On Tuesday morning, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell decried President Barack Obama’s continued refusal to address the “fiscal cliff.” According to McConnell, Obama needs to get off “the campaign trail.” For what it’s worth, McConnell is right.