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Larry O'Connor was a columnist for The Washington Times.

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, stunned onlookers when he appeared to endorse in a Jan. 30 interview the withholding of medical care for an infant born alive after an attempted abortion. (Associated Press)

A revealing two weeks for the Democrats

It took just a fortnight for the Democratic Party to reveal to the American people just who they are and what they stand for. Published February 14, 2019

Virginia's closely watched race for governor between Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie was billed as one of the state's most racially charged campaigns in recent memory. (Associated Press/File)

The bigger scandal in Virginia occurred in newsrooms in 2017

In the wake of this week's monumental meltdown of the three top officials in Virginia government (all Democrats), one is left wondering where the mainstream media were during the election of these politicians who are now severely damaged by deeds from their pasts that could have been revealed and reported on before their electoral victories. Published February 7, 2019

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam prepares to address a news conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia's 'Governor Gosnell' exposes pro-choice deception

In one fateful radio interview, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has burned down four decades of political spin and media complacency on behalf of the pro-abortion movement in America. By accurately describing the abortion procedure he and his Democratic Party would make legal in his state, Mr. Northam unwittingly shed the light of truth on the big lie that the abortion debate boiled down to a woman's right to choose. Published January 31, 2019

In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, image made from video provided by the Survival Media Agency, a teenager wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat, center left, stands in front of an elderly Native American singing and playing a drum in Washington. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington in Kentucky is looking into this and other videos that show youths, possibly from the diocese's all-male Covington Catholic High School, mocking Native Americans at a rally in Washington. (Survival Media Agency via AP) **FILE**

Covington: The canary in the coal mine for mainstream media

The story of Nicholas Sandmann and Nathan Phillips stands as a perfect symbol of what mainstream media has become in the Trump era. And it serves as an unmasking of political journalism that is causing Americans to walk away by the millions. Published January 24, 2019

FILE - This March 9, 2016, file photo, shows a stop sign in front of the international border fence in Nogales, Ariz. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says building a wall isn't the only way to provide security along the U.S.-Mexico border. Ducey made border security a key issue of his 2018 campaign for re-election, and during his first term created the multi-agency Arizona Border Strike Force to focus on border area crime, especially drug smuggling. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan, File)

Existing border barriers work -- and we need more of them

When CNN's Jim Acosta tweeted a selfie video from the U.S.-Mexico border, he was roundly mocked and ridiculed for claiming he saw no "crisis" at the "tranquil" spot where he stood. Of course he didn't. Because where he stood was on the safe side of a steel barrier protecting him (and the rest of America) from illegal border crossings. Published January 17, 2019

FBI agent Peter Strzok made a reference to an "insurance policy" in a message to his paramour, signaling it was to be used not to harm Donald Trump's campaign, but rather in case he won the presidency. (Associated Press/File)

The Steele dossier was planned as Hillary's insurance policy

It's been over a year since the highly damaging text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his paramour, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, were revealed to the American public. The correspondence showed two senior Justice Department officials engaged in the most petty, vitriolic political diatribes while making decisions on the most sensitive investigations of the 2016 political season. Published January 3, 2019

MSNBC television anchor Mika Brzezinski, co-host of the show "Morning Joe," takes questions from an audience, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at a forum called Harvard Students Speak Up: A Town Hall on Politics and Public Service, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, on the campus of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. Co-host Joe Scarborough, not shown, also attend the event. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

NBC News' Mika Brzezinski problem

It was just 12 months ago that NBC News found it no longer feasible to retain Matt Lauer's services as morning anchor of "Today." The tidal wave of harassment accusations against their multi-million dollar investment had quickly reached critical mass and Mr. Lauer was sent packing. Published December 13, 2018

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 1970, file photo, newly appointed United Nations Ambassador George H. Bush smiles. Bush has died at age 94. Family spokesman Jim McGrath says Bush died shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/John Duricka, File)

Media's newfound respect for Bush 41 won't erase its past

During the mourning over former President George H.W. Bush, liberal rag Slate published an article dismissing any emotional reaction to the stunning image of his service dog, Sully lying next to Mr. Bush's flag-draped coffin in sorrowful reverence for his master and friend. Published December 6, 2018

Mark Levin on Fox News.

Mark Levin: The Indispensable One

This week Mark Levin was officially inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, and one wonders what took so long. His induction was presented by fellow Hall of Famers Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, and the three figures comprise what can accurately be described as the talk radio "Mount Rushmore." Published November 15, 2018

Jim Acosta is "senior White House correspondent" for CNN, but the manner in which he executes his duties betrays that label. (Associated Press/File)

What is Jim Acosta's job, anyway?

After the latest episode this week in the reality show "Jim Acosta: White House Meltdown," it's long past time for CNN to tell us what exactly Mr. Acosta's actual job is. Published November 8, 2018

Don Lemon attends CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) ** FILE **

Lemon's animosity toward Trump alienates everyday Americans

Don Lemon is the host of a prime-time program on CNN. And, in a way, Mr. Lemon represents the new CNN brand better than any of his network's counterparts. Unlike Chris Cuomo, Anderson Cooper or Jake Tapper, Mr. Lemon has held nothing back in his outspoken animosity toward President Trump and the tens of millions of Americans who voted for him and still support him. Published November 1, 2018

Who are the organizers of the migrant march through Mexico? Reporters never asked. (Associated Press/File)

The media's shameful coverage of Central American 'caravan'

It was maddening and frustrating to watch this past week's coverage of the so-called "caravan" of thousands of Hondurans, Guatemalans and Salvadorans plowing through Mexico's southern border and their subsequent march toward the United States. Published October 25, 2018

Carter Page has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee and a law firm that will reveal the truth about the Russia dossier. (Associated Press/File)

Carter Page's quest for the truth

Carter Page is either an agent of the Russian government who helped coordinate efforts between the Vladimir Putin regime and the Donald Trump campaign to thwart the 2016 presidential election, or he is an innocent victim of an American political scandal of historic proportions. Published October 18, 2018

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas riveted Americans in 1991. The way Democrats treated allegations of sexual harassment turned away and even radicalized Andrew Breitbart. (Associated Press/File)

The Kavanaugh effect: The next Andrew Breitbart is watching

Anyone who knew the late Andrew Breitbart knew that there was one seminal moment in his youth that altered the course of his life and, by extension, the course of American history: the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings of 1991. Published October 4, 2018

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. A federal judge has thrown out part of a lawsuit Ashley Judd filed against Weinstein that alleges he deliberately derailed her career when she turned him down sexually. U.S. District Judge Phillip S. Gutierrez on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, dismissed the sexual harassment allegation in the lawsuit, ruling that the California law Judd was suing under does not apply to the professional relationship she and the movie mogul had at the time (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Weinstein more credible to NBC than Kavanaugh, apparently

As Republican and Democratic senators squared off in a Senate Judiciary Committee room Thursday for an unprecedented hearing into vague and unsubstantiated accusations on Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh's high school years, the last remnants of NBC News's journalistic credibility lay in tatters at the feet of its chairman, Andrew Lack. Published September 27, 2018