Endre Balogh

Artists: Another 'Entitlement' Group

I must admit that when I first heard about the National Endowment for the Arts conference call to enlist the arts community in propagandizing the White House’s agenda, I was a little mystified as to why it was so controversial.

Behind the Scenes: School Kids Sing Praises to Obama

By now many of you have seen the creepy video of the schoolchildren at the B. Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington, NJ chanting praises to Barack Hussein Obama, complete with miniature Third Reich style arm salutes. The amusingly terse

ObamaCare: Facts are Stubborn Things

The White House Blog on Tuesday, August 4th titles an entry “Facts Are Stubborn Things.” In it is posted a video of Linda Douglass, the Communications Director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, trying to diffuse criticism of the

Act of War: North Korea Holds American Hostages

The tin-pot dictator, Kim Jong-Il (who has turned his entire country into a Communist Gulag) has snatched a couple of American journalists, dragging them across the border from China to be tried on trumped-up spy charges and sentenced to twelve

Will the Last Terrorist to Leave Gitmo Please Turn Out the Lights?

Last week, Congress soundly rejected (at least for now) President Obama’s ill-conceived idea to precipitously close the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Although there is not a shred of real evidence to indicate that the facility at Gitmo

The Perfect Gift

President and Michelle Obama have just visited the Queen of England. Of course, such a State visit demands a gift befitting her royal status and our First Couple has deftly fulfilled that lofty obligation with something that so exemplifies the

Narcissist On Wire

Even before it won this year’s Academy Award for Best Documentary I was curious to see “Man On Wire.” Movies so often reflect the zeitgeist of the time that a lot can be learned from trying to divine what makes

Review: Torn From The Flag

My parents were both born in Hungary but immigrated to the States in the early 1950’s. Although I was born and raised in Los Angeles, I speak fluent Hungarian and grew up playing the violin at various Hungarian events commemorating

OPM – The Socialist Drug of Choice

When it comes to the wit and wisdom of Karl Marx, it’s likely that his most quoted statement is, “Religion is the opiate of the masses.” The perverse irony in that quote is that all of Marx’s pseudo-scientific philosophical and

Hollywood's Peculiar Relationship to Profit

As a classical musician, I can claim a certain connection with the Hollywood creative industry as I’ve performed the solo violin tracks for a number of film projects. At the same time, I remain enough of an outsider that I