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Christopher Bedford
Christopher Bedford
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      Christopher Bedford

      Christopher Bedford is a senior editor of The Daily Caller, where he writes a column on politics, culture and good cheer.

Best Of Enemies: Gore Vidal, Bill Buckley, And The Debate That Changed America [VIDEO]

11:49 PM 07/29/2015

1968. Student radicals burned their own campuses in the name of freedom; angry Americans torched their own neighborhoods for more of the same. America's wise men sent hundreds of thousands of teenagers into a jungle with no clear goal or commitment to victory. Back at home, Martin Luther King was dead. So was Bobby Kennedy. And on the TV, a third-rate joke of a network called ABC made television history by stringing together a tiny budget to have William F. Buckley debate Gore Vidal live on the air.

Jeb Bush’s Campaign Is In A Lot More Trouble Than They’re Letting On

12:07 AM 06/11/2015

Former Gov. Jeb Bush's campaign is in trouble. This week alone, it has sustained a top-level campaign shake-up and reports have circulated that it may fall short of its fundraising goal. But a review of the public record shows it already fell way short of its fundraising goal, and has been behind predictions for months. Not by a few million dollars, either, but by as much as $400 million -- or 80 percent as the most optimistic predictions Bush loyalists have circulated.

How Obama’s Politics Have Set Hillary Up To Fail

11:38 PM 06/07/2015

Hillary Clinton gave a speech Thursday slamming four Republican presidential contenders by name and claiming that the GOP is "deliberately trying to stop" young and minority voters. Tough words, sounded good. Played well with an audience that began booing as soon as Gov. Rick Perry's name left her lips.

As Ramadi Falls, Obama Rallies Troops With Speech On Global Warming

1:15 PM 05/20/2015

For Americans who have not forgotten the Iraq War, this past week has been surreal. For Americans who fought, suffered and lost comrades in the war, this past week has been hellish. But for the Obama administration, what started as a disaster had by Tuesday turned into an insult. By Wednesday, it had become farce.

There Isn’t A Chance Chris Christie Is Going To Win The Nomination (Because Nobody Likes Him)

10:09 PM 05/13/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is working hard to shift gears. It's difficult -- those gears are worn after nearly a year and a half in traffic. The Chris Christie who bucked conventional wisdom is back, he wrote in The Wall Street Journal Tuesday morning; the Chris Christie who calls out his adversaries by name is back, he showed a New Hampshire primary audience Tuesday night. It's a refreshing Hail Mary he's throwing, no doubt: But it really is just that -- a desperate, backfield hurtle in a losing game of his own making. Because Gov. Chris Christie has no friends.

BEDFORD: How Obamacare Hurt Us, Personally

10:13 PM 11/14/2014

On Thursday, The Daily Caller had a rare mandatory staff meeting. We were in a good mood. We'd just returned from the shooting range, where I'd managed to jam an AK-47 three times because I'm from Massachusetts. But the meeting was about that Obamacare, and the mood went from jubilant to about as dour as its been in this office for a long time.