Hating on Bristol Palin, Back in Style

Hank Stuever writes in The Washington Post a review of Bristol Palin’s reality show, which debuted last night on Lifetime, called “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp.”  The review does not get off to a good start.  Stuever notes that “the young Palin claims [her memoir] was a bestseller,” and in context the implication is clear [Read More...]

Obama, the Arab World, Obese Children, Another Christian Kerfuffle, and Bristol's Memoir: The Morning Report

In the News 1.  I’ve been relatively pessimistic about Republican chances in 2012, but a GOP victory is increasingly plausible.  Pickups in Congress could be substantial.  From Rasmussen: A generic Republican candidate earns the highest level of support yet against President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election matchup. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey [Read More...]

These French Never Surrender

I came to know David French through the extraordinary circle of friends who produce SixSeeds.org and SixSeeds.tv.  When I first asked David — a high-powered, Harvard-trained litigator, who was then with the Alliance Defense Fund — whether he might be interested in writing a column for the Evangelical Portal, I fully expected he’d say he [Read More...]

The Sexual Assault of Bristol Palin?

Remind me to send Jesse Ellison a thank-you card.  Without the benefit of her insight, I would never have realized that I’m not a conservative. Conservative circles, she says, “regularly deny that date rape exists.”  And Ellison writes for The Daily Beast, which means she basically knows everything there is to know about conservatism.  Therefore, [Read More...]


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