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J. Arthur Bloom
J. Arthur Bloom
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      J. Arthur Bloom

      Jordan Bloom is the Daily Caller’s opinion editor. Previously he was associate editor of The American Conservative, and a music reviewer at Tiny Mix Tapes. He contributes occasionally to The Umlaut, and is a graduate of William and Mary.

Did The New New Republic Even Fact-Check Its Cover Story On Pope Francis?

2:19 PM 03/12/2015

As a "vertically integrated digital media company," the investment fund known as the New Republic still produces dead-tree editions to keep up appearances. Once the flagship magazine of American liberals --- the white ones, anyway --- it also must keep up appearances in an ideological sense despite the billionaire CEO Chris Hughes, the spouse of a failed Democratic congressional candidate, taking the company in a more capitalistic direction. For example, the cover story in this month's issue is a tissue of misrepresentations by a self-styled Christian socialist about conservative and traditional Catholics.

Pax Dickinson Takes On The ‘Journalism-Industrial Complex’

1:58 PM 11/26/2014

You can learn a lot about a society by what it blacklists and punishes people for. No banker will ever see the inside of a prison for their role in the 2008 financial crisis. No elected official has been driven out of politics for supporting the foolish and reckless wars of the post-9/11 era. Lois Lerner has retired with a generous pension, in all likelihood proud of her work.

In Defense Of Christians Slams Weekly Standard Editor’s Anti-Christian ‘Bigotry’ Defending Ted Cruz

12:32 AM 09/18/2014

The group that hosted one of the largest ecumenical Christian gatherings to address religious persecution in years last Wednesday night, which was crashed in dramatic fashion by junior Senator from Texas Ted Cruz, is calling for an apology from The Weekly Standard for remarks made by senior editor Lee Smith on Twitter regarding the incident. Smith accused the crowd of showing its "ISIS face" when some in the crowd which included many Arab Christians booed the Senator for goading them with successively more politically-charged lines about Israel.

The War Party To Buzzfeed: Don’t Say Neocon

6:05 PM 07/10/2014

Our adolescent nation -- let's call him Sam -- is having a bad night. After having had too much to drink, he's already picked several unwise fights. Though he's a big guy and the best fighter in the room, he's sitting in a corner with a shiner, his inebriated mind rather surprised that anyone could have scored any hits at all.

BLOOM: Don’t denounce Ted Nugent

1:08 PM 02/26/2014

Inviting Ted Nugent to appear on the campaign trail is like carting around a moon bounce. He adds very little of substance, but he's a big draw for the children.

Rangel: ‘We have to have a draft’

2:05 PM 12/07/2011

On the floor of the House today, Democratic congressman Charlie Rangel once more offered his support for a mandatory draft as a way of ensuring the military doesn't draw overwhelmingly from the lower-earning echelons of American society.