The Arizona Legislature sent Gov. Jan Brewer a bill Thursday that would ban ethnic studies programs in the state that critics say currently advocate separatism and racial preferences.
It’s called the “Tornado of Ideas” and it’s a sculpture on the Texas Tech campus that cost about $142,000. It was commissioned in 2004 and created by Bronx, NY artist Tom Otterness. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it, a “tornado” of clashing ideas? It might bring to mind a place of higher learning where students are encouraged [...]
Conservatives like Bill Kristol and John McCain still don’t ‘get’ the defense budget. Nor do they understand 21st Century U.S. military requirements. McCain actually wants to cut the defense spending. Kristol wants to increase defense spending, but doesn’t understand what that the new money must be spent on. Both Kristol and McCain, moreover, lack strategic vision. And both contribute to the failure of strategic vision that is now endemic on the Right.
The New York Times hit a new low today in its lead editorial entitled “Stopping Arizona.” The Times maliciously misrepresented Arizona’s new law , intended to combat the ravages within its borders caused by illegal immigration. The Times‘ lies are typical of the race-baiting tactics employed by the progressive left.
For example, the Times falsely claimed:
The statute requires police officers to [...]
Famous British actor Michael Caine (A.K.A. Batman’s butler, Alfred) was on The Daily Show last night, when the conversation turned towards Britain’s upcoming election. He and Stewart criticized America’s never-ending election season style of campaigning. As soon as someone is elected (or even shortly before), everyone focuses on the next congressional and presidential elections.
This is [...]
When I heard the news that a vote on Puerto Rican Statehood was set to take place tomorrow, my heart stopped. I couldn’t process the fact that this rather transformational news did not reach my ears until the day before it was to be voted on. It reminded me of that awful dream where you realize that [...]
Huey Long was once asked whether he thought fascism could ever come to America. His answer was “Yeah, but it’ll come calling itself anti-fascism.” America isn’t close to such a future, but I couldn’t help thinking about Long’s comment in connection with an episode that occurred recently at my alma mater.
The occasion was a conference [...]