Monthly Archives: May 2013

Syria

One does not follow Obama foreign policy. Its purpose is incoherent other than as a means to “increase the contradictions.” So Putin is helping out by making it obvious that the supposed cure in Syria is worse than the disease. … Continue reading

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Who? What?

Brent Bozell: The young man would return to Germany after the war, in 1945, and after visiting Hitler’s famous “Eagle’s Nest” mountain-top retreat, would write that, “Anyone who has visited these places can imagine how in a few years, Hitler … Continue reading

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The TED talk that was zotzed by TED

It’s Rupert Sheldrake, raising hard questions about the dogma of science.

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New Paltz: Consolidation? Kevin Cahill is right to back away

The Daily Freeman (Kingston, N.Y.) reports that the consolidation confusion is coming to a boil: NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — Consolidation supporters will need to wait until the new Village Board is in place on Saturday before a request is submitted … Continue reading

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New Paltz: Jason West’s agonies

The Daily Freeman, out of Kingston, New York, reported several days back that Village of New Paltz mayor Jason West has been caught red-handed by Vici Danskin, doyenne of all that is decent in New Paltz: NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — … Continue reading

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Compassionate deprogramming of college students

Thomas Sowell on “Undoing the Brainwashing“: “This time of year, as college students return home for the summer, many parents may notice how many politically correct ideas they have acquired on campus. Some of those parents may wonder how they … Continue reading

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Bystanders

To say that Mark Steyn is brilliant is to state the obvious, but this column was extraordinary even by the standards that apply to him. He is, I think, one of our greatest writers, easily in the top five.

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Men without chests

Richard Fernandez at Belmont Club quotes C.S. Lewis on men without chests: “And all the time — such is the tragi-comedy of our situation — we continue to clamor for those very qualities we are rendering impossible. You can hardly … Continue reading

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When the state *really* wants to change the way you eat

“Mr. Yang’s father would die within three days. Yet it would take years before Mr. Yang learned that what happened to his father was not an isolated incident. He was one of the 36 million Chinese who succumbed to famine … Continue reading

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Who ordered Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s name taken off the watch list?

It’s about six weeks past the Boston Marathon bombings, right? O.K., then, I give up, who ordered that Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s name be taken off a terrorist watch list? Not only has that question not been answered, there’s no one in … Continue reading

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