Bill Zeiser

Bill Zeiser is a communications consultant living in New York City and a 2012 Publius Fellow of the Claremont Institute. Follow him on Twitter @BillZeiser.

Is The “Dark-Money” Apocalypse Upon Us?

 

There has been plenty of hang wringing on the Left lately about so-called “dark money,” cash spent on political campaigns by undisclosed donors. Andy Kroll over at Mother Jones posted a piece a few days ago which breathlesly warns of “5 Signs the Dark-Money Apocalypse Is Upon Us.” Most of the fuss centers around cash […]

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Dinesh D’Souza Avoids Time In The Slammer

 

Congratulations are in order for controversial conservative journalist Dinesh D’Souza who received sentencing today after being found guily a few months back of campaign finance violations. He will spend 8 months in something called a “community confinement center,” the New York Times reports, and will pay a $30,000 fine, but will avoid prison time. D’Souza […]

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Sandra Fluke Is Her Own Biggest Campaign Donor

 

Sandra Fluke rose to fame after advocating for Obamacare before members of Congress on the grounds that she couldn’t afford her own birth control. But just a few years later, she can afford a generous donation to her California State Senate campaign. That’s the scoop from a great piece written by Ashe Schow of the […]

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Democrats’ Minimum Wage Stunt Laughably Backfires

 

It’s been five years since Congress last raised the federal minimum wage, and the laugh-a-minute gang over at Organizing for Action wants you to do something about it. You might better remember the group as Organizing for America. An offshoot of President Obama’s campaign apparatus, the grassroots organization is tasked with promoting his legislative agenda. […]

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The Movies You Watch Aren’t Gay Enough, Say Activists

 

Gay and transgender characters don’t feature often enough in major Hollywood films, according to a bizarre claim from the activist organization GLAAD. I say that the claim is bizarre because their gripe is that “only” 17 out of 102 big studio films from 2013 featured gay characters. GLAAD regularly bean counts the number of homosexuals […]

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Janet Yellen’s Blue Collar Security Detail Irking Limousine Liberal Neighbors

 

Here’s an amusing story you might have missed, given the big news day. Elizabeth Williamson of The Wall Street Journal reports that the security detail assigned to Janet Yellen is ticking off her neighbors in the tony Hillandale, a gated community in Georgetown. The guards assigned to the newly minted Federal Reserve Chairwoman–see what I […]

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A Fake Newsman in Late Night?

 

David Letterman, host of the long running Late Show on CBS, announced his intention to end his tenure in 2015. After twenty-two years of dry wit and droll interviews, Letterman will cede his desk to Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. This shake up, now so common in the late night television […]

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Sad End For Young Porn Actress

 

Gawker, the internet’s premiere moral vacuum, brings us the tragic story of Alyssa Funke. Ms. Funke, a 19 year old college freshman, took her own life last month after appearing in a pornographic video. Prior to her suicide, Funke had been subjected to rude messages on social media from old high school classmates branding her […]

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Young People Have Better Views On Racism

 

Jamelle Bouie, a writer at Slate, wrote a piece yesterday which shows that young people have more sensible views on race and racism than their forebearers. Bouie’s work also gave me hope that millenials–those born from the about the mid-1980s to the early 2000s–will be the generation that finally casts aside pernicious identity politics and […]

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NPR Wants You To Associate Ice Cream With Racial Guilt

 

Please note that this piece repeats a racial slur in citing an article which ran elsewhere. The slur in that article was not used in a historical, not a pejorative context. The tune played by ice cream trucks is racist, so you should feel guilty for enjoying a summer treat. Or at least reverently contend […]

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