Current Articles of Interest

Monday, December 22, 2008

The President Comforts a Marine Mom


[Main Street]This Thursday morn, Julie McPhillips will awake to the great hope that is Christmas Day. And amid her joy for the Savior born of woman in a Bethlehem stable, she will offer two prayers.

The first will be for her son, Lt. Brian McPhillips, killed in action in April 2003 as the First Marine Division fought its way into Baghdad. The other will be for the man on whose orders Lt. McPhillips was sent to Iraq: George W. Bush...


NYT's City Editor Rips Into 'It's a Wonderful Life'; A Rare Window Into a Deeply Cynical Media Mind

By Tom Blumer (Bio | Archive)
December 21, 2008 - 09:21 ET
On December 18, in an item that appeared on Page C1 of its December 19 print edition (the graphic at the right is a scaled-down version of what appears at the top of the online version), the New York Times's Wendell Jamieson provided us his perspective on what has became a Christmas staple, Frank Capra Jr.'s "It's a Wonderful Life." I would suggest that the piece reveals a lot more about the author and Old Media's mindset than it tells us about the film.

Santa Claus and Air Force Announce Christmas Alliance

Sunday, December 21, 2008

By Nicholas Ballasy

( - Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters announced Thursday at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland that Santa Claus will have access to special air space on Christmas Eve used by the United States Air Force. Major General Ralph Jodice of the Air Force District of Washington said this will allow Santa to deliver gifts to children faster on Christmas Eve...