Monthly Archives: June 2007

The Stalinist campus

This from an interview with former New Left leader David Horowitz, who was raised a “red-diaper baby” by his Communist parents: Twenty-odd years ago, I was thrown into combat with the left, and since the schools are their primary political … Continue reading

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That Nifong business and a local matter

The Belmont Club has a succinct comment on the findings in Durham County, North Carolina against former district attorney Mike Nifong on ethics charges leading to his disbarment. You’ll recall that he pressed unfounded charges against a group of Duke … Continue reading

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A recent brief conversation

It took place at the check-out counter of a New Paltz market with one of our leading citizens, a man who as a volunteer does more for our little town in a week than most of us will do in … Continue reading

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“Beware of government as the last action hero”

Mark Steyn again asks the most essential question about government: Which will get you the better result, a bossy mayor or overreaching governor deciding how some forty million people will lead their lives, or the forty million people deciding what’s … Continue reading

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“Come kill our soldiers, please”

That’s what this is. The wages of the Democratic Party’s “defeat at any cost” policy is death for our soldiers. The enemy is inspired by and finds renewed resolve in the help their cause receives from the majority leader of … Continue reading

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About the newpaltzjournal.com blogroll

To paraphrase an old interview with the late Herman Kahn, author of such lighthearted fare as On Thermonuclear War: There are two billion blogs in the blogosphere. I’ve studied every one of them. I see only nine of any consequence … Continue reading

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The Sopranos black-out

I’m not certain, but I believe that I have seen every episode of The Sopranos, all eighty-something of them. The series was never again as interesting as it was the first season, when it had the dimensions of Greek tragedy. … Continue reading

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Dennis Miller does Harry Reid

Actually, I don’t think that Miller does full justice to the material. Maybe no one can. What’s funny about this video is that despite Miller’s usual comedy schtick, every word he says is true and there is no exaggeration. Perhaps … Continue reading

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I think that…

…the answer to Beck’s probing question probably lies in photographs. If you look, and I’m not being facetious here, at photographs of crowds at baseball games from the late 1940s, for instance, you’ll see that the men are nearly uniformly … Continue reading

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Michelle Malkin

That’s one hard-assed woman, taking on the Wall Street Journal editorial board.

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The new village board meets

It was a thrill to watch the newly constituted New Paltz village board get together for their first meeting last night, and I have a few notes about it. * The new arrangement of the room, with the meeting table … Continue reading

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Victor Hanson on D-Day and the bunglings of battle

Victor Davis Hanson has never let up since September 11, 2001. His output during that time has been unbelievable, and much of it has been dedicated to clarifying what it means to be at war, how wars are fought, and … Continue reading

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“The Last Days of Europe”

Stanley Kurtz writes a column titled “European Lessons” about Walter Laqueur’s “The Last Days of Europe: Epitaph for an Old Continent.” One irony here is that by now the impending collapse of European civilization is an old story to those … Continue reading

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“The Medium is the Message”

The Belmont Club has this video on how D-Day would have been covered in today’s media. I’d say it gets it about right. Note the equal time given to the American and Nazi flags in the fadeovers.

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In the thick of it

Michael Yon goes on patrol with Brits in Iraq: The Queen’s Royal Lancers have been living out in the desert for about six months, like nomads moving from place to place, sleeping under the stars, getting much of their resupply … Continue reading

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“What is your most lofty aspiration?”

And the response to that question by the boys in kindergarten: “Death for the sake of Allah.” Also: “What is your path? Jihad.” Link from Michelle Malkin at NRO

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