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.
Russia is downright Third World when it comes to almost any reasonable standards. Things don’t work right in Russia. Yet the Sochi Games serve as a stern reminder: Russia might be Third World, but we’re definitely third place in the world these days.
Jay Carney sings! Don’t think of it as UN-employment. And: hit the bricks, Nancy. All this — plus — save your money, Sandra. It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
The bank and auto bailouts, the “green” energy scams, the gunrunning disasters, the terrorism cover-ups, the domestic spying, the Internal Revenue Service bullying and Obamacare all got their green lights from Kelo v. City of New London.
Witness the sad decline of ABC News’ aging newsmagazine 20/20. While it never achieved the notability of 60 Minutes, it likewise never dove headfirst into the deep end of the crazed activism of its neighbors like Dateline NBC. But then last week, 20/20 served up “Young Guns.”
ManBearPig catches a bad cold. The State of the Union scores Obama-style ratings. And: the Democrat Channel can’t help it. All this, plus — cleanup in Waxman’s office! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
There’s no shortage of irony in a looming snowstorm belting the Deep South on the same night President Barack Obama will likely announce executive orders to combat so-called “global warming.” Moments like this make me realize the blissful cocoon of ignorance in which liberals spend most of their lives.
Take a look at the left’s partisan pantheon. Then join me in asking: Who the hell are these people? Not every major leftist player is here. But each represents a large swath of the teeming horde beneath them. They’re not just typical; they’re archetypes.
America passed a milestone last week. The Democrats threw a super soiree, and even President Barack Obama commemorated the big day. Why wouldn’t he? It’s not every day that the President of the United States gets to wish a happy birthday to an entire industry dedicated to keeping birthdays from happening.
Abortion Barbie gets stuck in the “fudge.” Anti-life survivors. And welcome to Weed Bowl I! All this — plus — Obama hears it from the girls. It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
If not for the fact that rising leftist star and Texas State Senator Wendy Davis has become the poster girl for the abortion industry, she’d be little more than a local curiosity. But Davis loves abortion, so we’re supposed to overlook the fact that her resume might as well be printed on rainbow paper and include a job as a unicorn wrangler.