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Human Events is an American conservative magazine, which states it holds high "the Reaganesque principles of free enterprise, limited government and, above all, a staunch, unwavering defense of American freedom". Its style, for over 60 years, has often been confrontational: "savor that rare moment in journalism when the thick fog of liberal bias is blown away to reveal... THE NAKED, BEDROCK TRUTH!"[1]

Owned by Eagle Publishing, the editor is Jed Babbin. About 30 conservatives believe that Tom Phillips, a Republican activist who acquired Human Events in the 1990s, is allowing the publication to drift to the left, and want Babbin fired.[2] Others, however, find the publication's authors to be well on the right; there were over 200 contributors in the last quarter of 2009.

Those calling for Babbin's firing were not generally major figures in American conservatism.


  1. About Human Events, Human Events
  2. Gregg Jackson (27 January 2009), Conservative Leaders Call for Replacement of Human Events Editor, Christian Newswire