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Michael Medved

  • 'The Giver' is unconvincing, looks like 'Wizard of Oz' on acid
    August 15, 2014 10:32 am
    "The Giver" is a beloved book and its film adaptation is a blue chip production. It has very distinguished, well known, Australian director, Phillip Noyce at the helm the big budget. It also stars Jeff Bridges, who shepherded this project from the beginning because he loved the novel so much when it came out.
  • Martinez Candidacy Can Only Help the GOP
    August 14, 2014 11:51 am
    Conservative Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico seems to be cruising to victory in her race for a second term, and if she wins the expected landslide she should consider a race for the presidency.
  • NPR's Blindness to Religion's Role
    August 14, 2014 11:50 am
    A new study from a Canadian university shows a sense of purpose producing better health and longer lives.
  • The Bible: Worse than 'Mein Kampf?'
    August 11, 2014 2:55 pm
    Dan Barker, co-president of The Freedom from Religion Foundation, believes the Bible is a worse guide for human behavior than Hitler's "Mein Kampf."
  • 'What If' is predictable with instant chemistry
    August 08, 2014 11:25 am
    This time it's Toronto starring alongside a talented actor and actress in "What If." Daniel Radcliffe plays Wallace, a medical school student who has just dropped out because his gorgeous girlfriend has betrayed him and broken his heart. He's a moping, sad sack until he goes to a party one night and meets Chantry, played by Zoe Kazan.
  • Should Americans feel guilty for winning WWII?
    August 05, 2014 2:12 pm
    America's war against Japan in World War II proved utterly one-sided: we lost less than 200,000 military personnel in the Pacific Theatre and virtually no civilians, while Japan sacrificed more than three million, including a million civilians. Should Americans feel guilty because we killed far more of our enemies in a war they started?
  • An impeachment opportunity for Ted Cruz
    August 05, 2014 2:07 pm
    The irresponsible talk about impeachment provides Senator Ted Cruz with a wonderful opportunity.
  • 'No red lines' invites war in Ukraine
    August 05, 2014 2:05 pm
    While American media focus attention on the ongoing war in Gaza, Europe faces the prospect of a far more devastating conflict in Ukraine.
  • Three possible outcomes in Gaza
    August 05, 2014 2:03 pm
    There are only three possible outcomes in the Gaza War.
  • Sarah Palin defends call to impeach President Obama
    Stephanie Klein | July 29, 2014 1:13 pm
    Former governor of Alaska and 2008 candidate for Vice President Sarah Palin is defending her call to impeach President Obama, calling it the only feasible way to make a change in the White House.
  • Liberals, moral absolutes, and the Middle East
    July 25, 2014 3:14 pm
    A big majority of Americans say Israel is justified in its response to Hamas, but a CNN/ORC poll shows revealing ideological differences in attitudes toward the Middle East.
  • Pity can't trump common sense
    July 25, 2014 3:13 pm
    It's a basic rule of human nature: if you reward bad behavior, you'll get more of it.
  • No compromise with existential threats
    July 16, 2014 9:02 am
    There's a bitter joke going around Israel concerning President Obama's feckless response to the current fighting in Gaza.
  • Mistake in language masks real nature of "media"
    July 16, 2014 9:01 am
    A near-universal mistake in language relates directly to a common mistake in our culture and both mistakes ought to be corrected if we hope to understand our society more accurately.
  • Impeachment calls: Destructive demagoguery
    July 16, 2014 9:00 am
    When prominent conservatives talk publicly about impeaching Barack Obama they discredit themselves and strengthen the president.