Marxist Professor Howard Zinn, 1922-2010

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Howard Zinn died Wednesday at the age of 87. He is best known for writing A People’s History of the United States (1980), a Marxist tract that describes America as a predatory and repressive capitalist state — sexist, racist, imperialist — that is run by a corporate ruling class for the benefit of the rich. A People’s History has […]

Russian Dissident’s Passion Endures Despite Tests – NYTimes.com

MOSCOW — You almost feel sorry for the police officer tasked with detaining Lyudmila M. Alexeyeva as she led an unsanctioned protest on New Year’s Eve. It is not just that at 82 years of age she appears as fragile as a porcelain teacup, or that she was dressed as a Snow Maiden, complete with […]

A Daughter Brought to Life – by Jay Nordlinger

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David Horowitz’s unusual new memoir.

Nanny State Gone Wild – by Michelle Malkin

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Defining dependency up.

Interview With Robert Morgenthau: Obama “smoking pot” if he thinks “being nice” to Iran is “going to get him anywhere” – WSJ.com

In the criminal justice system, the people of Manhattan have been represented for 35 years by New York County District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. This is his story.Mr. Morgenthau, who inspired the original D.A. character on the television program “Law and Order,” will retire on Thursday at age 90. Much of the barely fictitious drama is […]

The “Science” Mantra – by Thomas Sowell

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Beware those who seize science for political ends.

How Obamacare Will Hurt Young People – by Dick Morris

Teenage Problems, Social Issues and Bullying

Under 30? Get ready to pay.

Christopher Hitchens: Arthur Koestler’s manic intellectual career – The Atlantic

I cannot recall a book title that was less well-shaped to its subject. Far from being a “skeptic,” Arthur Koestler was a man not merely convinced but actively enthused by practically any intellectual or political or mental scheme that came his way. When he was in the throes of an allegiance, he positively abhorred doubt, […]

Diana Furchtgott-Roth: The High Cost of Health Reform – RealClearMarkets

WASHINGTON-Last night, speaking about the health “reform” bill to ABC’s Charles Gibson, President Obama declared, “If we don’t pass it, here’s the guarantee….your premiums will go up, your employers are going to load up more costs on you. Potentially they’re going to drop your coverage, because they just can’t afford an increase of 25 percent, […]

Lieberman and Nelson Doubt Medicare Compromise – WSJ.com

WASHINGTON — Two key senators on Sunday raised concerns over one aspect of a proposed compromise on the health-care bill, putting up a hurdle to passage of the measure in the Senate.The proposal to open Medicare to individuals below the age of 65 was a crucial part of a compromise reached last week among senior […]