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Breastfeeding And The Right

A baby yawns while his mother breastfeeds him during a rally to raise public awareness and support for breastfeeding by the steps of New York City Hall in Manhattan, Aug. 8, 2014. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

Though it didn't receive much attention, not too long ago, Facebook updated its photo policy regarding breastfeeding mothers.

Police officers in riot gear watch demonstrators protesting against the shooting of Michael Brown from the side of a building in Ferguson, Mo. Aug. 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Joshua Lott)

When Following The News Is A Bad Idea

9:34 AM 08/20/2014

Words to live by: "[W]hatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things."

Camera crews wait before a news conference by plaintiff Miles Hill (not pictured) in Los Angeles, California May 7, 2014. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

For Journalists, A Temptation To Become The Story

10:37 AM 08/19/2014

Over at HotAir, Noah Rothman asks: "Is the press in Ferguson behaving irresponsibly?"

Base Connect Responds To My Critique Of The Direct Mail Business

2:10 PM 08/18/2014

The other week -- without mentioning any names -- I wrote a general critique of the direct mail fundraising business.

A statue of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan is unveiled at Ronald Reagan National Airport near Washington November 1, 2011. At the unveiling are (L-R) Frederick Ryan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, Elizabeth Dole, Reagan's Secretary of Transportation, current Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and another of Reagan's Secretary of Transportation James Burnley. The statue is one of several worldwide that are being unveiled in 2011 as part of the historic year-long celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of Reagan's birth.   REUTERS/Jason Reed   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR2THQ8

Leadership Lesson: Never Take The Window Seat

9:21 AM 08/18/2014

As I strode down the aisle of an airplane last week, as is my custom, I surveyed the first class passengers.

Time Off (For Bad Behavior)

8:40 AM 08/12/2014

It's summer, and I'm taking a few days off from the blog.

Did ‘Bro Country’ Drive Political Diversity Out of America’s Music?

11:11 AM 08/11/2014

A few months ago, I wrote a jeremiad against "bro country" music. But I never delved into why it seems to have conquered country radio. And I neglected to note how this phenomenon seems to have coincided with a sort of political homogeneity.

Health workers load Ebola patient, Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, into an ambulance on the tarmac of Torrejon airbase in Madrid, after he was repatriated from Liberia for treatment in Spain, August 7, 2014.    REUTERS/Ministry of Defence/Handout via Reuters

The Case For Freaking Out America

12:42 PM 08/08/2014

My latest column examining "why Americans are freaking out about the Ebola outbreak" elicited some pushback from the Washington Post's Daniel Drezner.

Why The Ann Coulter / Erick Erickson Split Over Ebola Treatment Is A Bigger Debate

9:01 AM 08/07/2014

The case of a missionary doctor brought back to America for treatment of Ebola has revealed an interesting schism on the right.

A shirtless Rangers fan applauds in the cold during their Scottish Premier League soccer match against Dunfermline Athletic at East End Park, Dunfermline, Scotland, February 11, 2012. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) - RTR2XNOF

Heroic Journalist Says It: Back Hair Is Beautiful

2:36 PM 08/06/2014

Finally, someone said it.

(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Grifters: Why The Worst Get On Top

1:41 PM 08/05/2014

I've given up counting how many times Eric Hoffer's maxim -- "Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket" -- has come in handy.

Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel delivers a concession speech in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in this June 24, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman/Files

Exclusive: McDaniel Team Strikes ‘Black’ References From Press Release

11:37 AM 08/04/2014

Still refusing to concede, Chris McDaniel's team issued a press release late last week saying that the Mississippi GOP is "prohibited from recognizing Thad Cochran as their nominee for U.S. Senate in accordance with the rules of the Republican National Committee" -- because Democrats participated in his election.

Reagan basically set the standard with the most presidential picture known to man. (Photo: Michael Evans/ Wikimediacommons)

Reagan Authors Clash: Craig Shirley Accuses Rick Perlstein Of Lifting Copy

8:42 PM 08/01/2014

As Page Six is reporting, "Craig Shirley, who wrote two award-winning books on Ronald Reagan, claims Rick Perlstein plagiarized his prose in at least 45 instances in his new book, 'The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan.'"

An anti-immigration protester holds a flag and waves to motorists on a highway overpass on Murrieta Hot Springs Blvd in Murrieta, California July 19, 2014. U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with the leaders of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador next week to discuss cooperation on the influx of child migrants from Central America into the United States, senior administration officials said on Friday.  REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker  (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) - RTR3ZD18

Is Reagan Optimism Passé For Conservatives?

11:20 AM 08/01/2014

Over at The Week, I've penned a short essay on the border crisis.

House Border Bill Blues

1:11 PM 07/31/2014

The paralysis in Washington is on full display once again, as efforts to pass what seems like a fairly reasonable response to the humanitarian crisis on the border are in jeopardy of being stymied by a coalition of the right and the left.

Actor George Takei gestures at the premiere of the movie

George Takei Praises John Wayne

8:49 AM 07/30/2014

He's no fan of William Shatner, but Star Trek star and LGBT activist George Takei has fond memories of the late, legendary actor (and proud Republican) John Wayne.

Cast members Mike Myers (R) and Dana Carvey pose before a screening and panel discussion for the reunion of the cast of the 1992 movie

Mike Myers’ Advice: ‘Don’t Want To Be Famous; Want To Be Legendary’

10:37 AM 07/29/2014

As someone constantly trying to spur creativity, I'm fascinated by the stories and techniques of smart and creative people. Whether it's an actor, politician, comedian, architect -- you name it! -- I want to know their secrets of success and wisdom they have accrued.

Colorado is considered by most experts to be a key battleground state in this year's election. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Person

The Direct Mail Fundraising Racket: Is It Ethical?

11:25 AM 07/28/2014

The Fox affiliate in Detroit deserves some kudos for this hard-hitting investigative report on the direct mail fundraising racket. Since this is a topic I know a bit about, I figured I would rant a bit on its ups and downs.

2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Electee Frank Thomas visits at The Empire State Building on Jan. 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Frank Thomas’ Unfair Advantage

10:18 AM 07/28/2014

The Big Hurt needs to check his privilege.