First, Do No Harm…. Second, Do No Harm…. Third, Do No Harm….


Here we are in crunch time and it occurred to me: Why hasn’t the first principle of medical care itself – ”First, do no harm“ – not been the rallying cry of conservative, common sense opposition to federal takeover of health care? Not just rallying cry, but conservatives’ rhetorical cudgel-of-choice to wield against proponents of this massive (395,096-word) and [...]

William McGurn: Obama Puts the Dis in Dissident – WSJ.com


Here’s a timely New Year’s resolution the president might do well to deliver to his National Security Council: “When it comes to nasty regimes that brutalize their people, we will never again forget that the most powerful weapon in a president’s arsenal is a White House photo-op.”The December headlines remind us that we have no […]

30,000 More Troops—With One Hand Tied Behind their Backs?


The consensus, Left and Right, seems to be that President Obama’s speech was less than stirring.  On Fox News’s excellent news hour, Special Report with Bret Baier, Charles Krauthammer paraphrased Winston Churchill’s famed battle cry to sum it up this way
“We will fight them in air, we’ll fight them on the beaches, we’ll fight them [...]