Category Archives: General

Stanley Kurtz on Bernie Sanders on Eugene Debs

I’m very happy that Sanders has come along. He has corralled in one place the unashamed political and economic illiterates, largely among American whites, along with the malicious haters of America and freedom, not to mention the haters of prosperity. He does … Continue reading

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A cryptic comment or two

Beneath the false bottom of America’s role in the world, as the status quo superpower and guarantor of strategic peace in the aftermath of the Cold War, was prior Soviet penetration of U.S. government. The Rosetta Stone of Soviet penetration … Continue reading

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So far, in “Green Hell”

It is as always mostly about Jack Taylor’s moods and their swings, and the Irish of Galway. Though the murder has now occurred and Jack’s American ex-friend is the accused. Jack knows better. This is Ken Bruen’s 2015 Jack Taylor novel. I … Continue reading

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“‘Gross Negligence’ Laws”

Something about the FBI, Hillary, and up to ten years in prison. Never place a bet on the Clintons no longer being above the law, but if you don’t understand that this is the Obama White House that’s after her, you will … Continue reading

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Books in “the stack”

My late great mentor, Sandra Oddo, who I wish I could sit down with this autumn and drink a gallon of her pretty bad home brew, always had this mountain of paper on her desk that she called “the stack.” … Continue reading

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Boehner

When the cocktail hour comes before lunch, that’s a real problem.

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The Biden speculation

If Biden gets into the contest, his wave function will collapse and it’s not going to be a happy time for him. He’s as stale as Hillary (and staleness is very bad) and doesn’t quite have the malodorous appeal that … Continue reading

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Public schools update: Chicago

“Ex-Chicago public schools chief to plead guilty in contract kickback scheme.” As I like to say, there are some people who think they are above the law, like Eliot Spitzer and this woman, and then there are those who can … Continue reading

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Monday morning

It was a horrible weekend in New Paltz. A fifteen-year-old, a student at the high school, committed suicide. I don’t know her parents, but I ache at the very thought of their agony. Suicidal ideation is something I don’t pretend … Continue reading

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The killer in Oregon

My recommendation to people interested in what happened, in the sense of how this man stepped out of his isolation and alienation to murder nine people, is to keep following the story after it falls out of the big media news cycles. The authorities so far … Continue reading

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Poor Hillary’s Almanac of Emails

Hillary has already taken this email episode well beyond the horizon of common sense. It is her persistence at it that puts on display the realm of the grifter and confidence man, who must play the mark’s common sense out … Continue reading

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You only get one Yogi Berra

There won’t be another. When Stengel was in the dugout and Yogi was behind the plate for the Yanks, that was more baseball genius in one place than before or since. Yogi’s ten World Series rings, his three MVP awards, … Continue reading

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Ben Carson finds out…

…that political correctness is the Left’s sharia law. Andrew McCarthy explains the latter.

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Historical notes

When I was in my mid-twenties, my friend Bobby G. said to me, “every time I see you, you look desperate, you have desperation in your eyes.” He was trying to tell me to calm the &%$# down. It was … Continue reading

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“Plastic Bags Are Good for You”

A long note to the self-deluding environmental religionists.

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“Answer: The Marxist mechanism that disconnects facts from conclusions to make war on our minds”

“Question: What is ‘PC’?” Diana West. If you haven’t read her book, “American Betrayal,” you need to do that ASAP.

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