If you have not yet read Anne’s post yesterday, Moving from an Emboldened Left in 2012 to a Legal Insurrection in 2013, you need to:

A reader of this site I was speaking with, who immigrated to the United States from a communist country, said that amongst his friends, they have a phrase to describe what happened in their countries: “first came the pen, and then the fist.”

That phrase from the LI reader,  “first came the pen, and then the fist,” captures in just a few words so much of what has troubled me about what our mainstream media has become.

A free and independent press is so fundamental to liberty.

We have a press that is free, but not independent.  Our press has become the tip of the arrow for one political party, and more than anything, one political personality cult.