Israel’s Actions: Entirely Lawful


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Stopping the Gaza flotilla was entirely consistent with both international and domestic law.

WARNING: Palin Derangement Syndrome Outbreak at the Daily Beast


(Image by David Lunde, hat tip to Michelle Malkin)
Kudos to Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown for penning an anti-Sarah Palin tirade so vitriolic, I thought there had been a mix-up with her byline and Andrew Sullivan’s.  Well, technically she’s blasting John McCain for allowing Palin to campaign for him, because…uh…it’s Sarah Palin, Personification of Evil!  [...]

The Inconvenient Truth About Hurricanes


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Contrary to global warming theorists, hurricane activity has declined in recent years.

To Kill a Terrorist


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If Israel assassinated the leader of the Hamas military wing, did it have the right to?

Censorship at UC Irvine


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The rights of the speaker vs. the “rights” of disruptors.

I Was A ‘Useful Idiot’


Nancy Morgan’s latest column from RightBias.com

For the first 39 years of my life, I was a walking, talking useful idiot. I believed without question what I saw on TV, and adopted as fact whatever I saw in the newspaper headlines. 
 
Armed with this information, I figured I knew it all. There were no questions I couldn’t [...]

Jeffrey Goldberg: Leon Wieseltier, Andrew Sullivan and Anti-Semitism – The Atlantic


Here are a couple of observations about Leon and Andrew, based on a more careful reading of Leon’s piece, and a look back at some of Andrew's greatest hits. 1 I don’t mean this as a cop-out, but Chait says much of what I would say, but better. 2 Like Chait, I don’t believe that […]

Citizen Ebert: Roger’s Culturally Illiterate Tweets


As someone who was a working film critic for nearly 20 years—and, I’m pretty sure, the only Baptist to win 2 Catholic Press awards for movie reviews—I probably owe Chicago Sun Time film critic Roger Ebert (and his late partner Tribune critic Gene Siskel) a nod of tribute for popularizing such writing.
Siskel and Ebert were, [...]

Big government: Stop! – The Economist


IN THE aftermath of the Senate election in Massachusetts, the focus of attention is inevitably on what it means for Barack Obama. The impact on the Democratic president of the loss of the late Ted Kennedy’s seat to the Republicans will, no doubt, be significant (see article). Yet the result could be remembered as a […]

The Bernanke Nomination – WSJ.com


The White House said yesterday it has damped down a political revolt against Ben Bernanke and now has the votes to secure the Federal Reserve Chairman’s second four-year term. Whether or not Mr. Bernanke is confirmed, the lesson we draw is that overly political central bankers will eventually be undone by politics. There’s no doubt […]