The Ramparts I Watched


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Our storied radical magazine did transform the nation—for the worse.

Victory for Free Speech in Texas


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But the war to defend it is just heating up.

If it is to recover, Haiti must make some profound cultural and political changes. – By Anne Applebaum – Slate Magazine


For the past several days, I have found myself unable to look at the photographs from Haiti. I have also found that when I start reading an article datelined Port-au-Prince, I have to force myself to read to the end of it. I have donated money to Doctors Without Borders, on the grounds that it […]

While Europe Sneered – by Bruce Bawer


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Kurt Westergaard and other brave critics of Islamic fanaticism continue to fend for themselves.

Darnit! Charles Johnson Catches Me Being a Racist! Whatever Shall I Do?


Y’know, I’m really glad that Charles Johnson of LittleGreenFootballs.com let me know I was a racist, because if I don’t fix that soon, it’s going to cause me major social problems.
On January 2, BloggingHeadsTV.com posted a webcam interview with Charles Johnson about his post titled, “Why I Parted Ways with the Right.” Watch the full [...]

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The Theocracy of the Left or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Atheist


Perhaps it’s his accent, or the disaffected way he brushes his wispy hair from his face, but Christopher Hitchens is growing on me. Then again, it could simply be his latest piece in Newsweek, The Death of Theocracy, that has my heart all aflutter.
Hitchens, no stranger to religious debate, has trained his brazenly atheist sight [...]

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FDR Understood How To Treat Enemy Combatants – Why Can’t Obama?


In a New York Times op-ed article today, Michael Kinsley argues that anybody caught within the United States for suspected terrorist acts should be tried in the U.S. civil courts.  He wants a “bright line” for determining where any suspect should be tried – no matter where they came from to launch the attack or [...]

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Top 10 Disasters of Flight 253 – by Jamie Glazov


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The catastrophe of Abdulmutallab’s attempted Christmas present was only the beginning.

Jamie Glazov Smashes “Law and Order” at Pajamas Media


The inimitable Jamie Glazov, my friend and partner at FrontPage, has a must-read article today at Pajamas Media:
Almost every time I tune in to the show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU), there is some kind of grotesque and pathetically cheap leftist message being perpetuated. Recently, as most of us know, the show had [...]

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Dems rip Rasmussen for poor poll numbers – POLITICO.com


Democrats are turning their fire on Scott Rasmussen, the prolific independent pollster whose surveys on elections, President Obama’s popularity and a host of other issues are surfacing in the media with increasing frequency. The pointed attacks reflect a hardening conventional wisdom among prominent liberal bloggers and many Democrats that Rasmussen Reports polls are, at best, […]