Monthly Archives: November 2008

“It’s Not the Cold War”

Mark Steyn does a good job identifying the forest, as he says, so that it isn’t lost in the trees of the Mumbai (aka Bombay) terror attack. He’s warning again against falling back into thinking of this as a law … Continue reading

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The Thanksgiving break…

…starts now. I’ll be thanking God for America.

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Gates to stay at DOD

It’s being reported that Robert Gates will be kept on as Secretary of Defense for the first year of the Obama administration. That’s a smart move. Un-Change that you can believe in. The Big Mouth of the campaign shows that … Continue reading

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One-way human rights that aren’t even rights

This sounds very similar to the way things are proceeding in Europe and Canada. If the plan is to force Americans to participate involuntarily in civil ceremonies antithetical to their religious beliefs, then maybe Americans need to have a ready … Continue reading

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Oh, and by the way: The Iraq War is over

And we won. Michael Yon, the most intrepid of American journalists in Iraq, makes the case: THE Iraq War is over. Flames still burst from various sources and wild cards remain, such as the potential that Muqtada al-Sadr might stomp … Continue reading

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Change you can believe in: a corrupt fixer at Justice

Andrew McCarthy makes the blunt case against Eric Holder as Attorney General: Let’s be blunt here: The Marc Rich pardon was one of the most disgraceful chapters in the history of the Justice Department. Not the modern history, the entire … Continue reading

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New Paltz write-in election makes the New York Times

The Times assigned the senior Pentagon correspondent to handle the matter. And how classy was that, the way she gratuitously drilled candidate Brittany Turner?

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I agree with Obama on this one

He shouldn’t let the public schools anywhere near his daughters. The big name Democratic politicians rarely take their obedience to the teachers unions so far as to leave their own kids in the state school systems.

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Hillary at State

If it actually happens, that’s like deploying three full carrier groups to prosecute the Left’s internationalist agenda. She will pursue a hard ideological path featuring pre-emptive surrender to a transnational order. The U.S. will be strapped into an international treaty … Continue reading

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Project Valour

Reader C.D. tipped us off about Project Valour. That link explains what they do for badly injured U.S. troops, and you can hit the donate button if you want to send a contribution to them before Thanksgiving.

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Sarah Palin does Monty Python

You will laugh, and possibly throw up, at the same time. Funny though, I could see Ronald Reagan, who every so often also seemed oddly oblivious to his surroundings, getting caught in just this sort of situation. Reader H.W. passed … Continue reading

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Burying the lead, burying the real story

The New York Times specializes in it. Here it is down in the third paragraph: [E]thical concerns relating to embryonic stem cell research had not surfaced in the latest procedure because it had used only the patient’s own stem cells. … Continue reading

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From cliché to archetype: commie

It’s been back for a while. But now it’s got a real true bounce to it. With a much cleaner application than fascist (the all-purpose paint the Left uses for whatever displeases it), commie captures about every mental inclination, facial … Continue reading

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Not surprising

Obama staffs up his White House politburo with a Chicago machine crony who managed uninhabitable affordable housing projects.

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Special project

Of mine: Jane Mayer. To be both duplicitous and self-deluding is art, not science, and in that sense Mayer is an artist. Oh, dear, did I mention that her day job is writing for The New Yorker? She has a … Continue reading

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Of cultural sinkholes

Perhaps I choose my title’s plural noun unwisely. Kay Hymowitz, over at City Journal, refreshes the eternal battle of the sexes with a late contemporary chapter. Shock yourself by reading it. There has never been any question in my mind … Continue reading

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