Recently, a colleague forwarded to me a copy of an exam from an introductory sociology class found lying in a room at a public college in the east. It was graded 100%. The exam deserves to be quoted at length, as parts of it are virtually indistinguishable from the old Soviet agitprop of the Fifties: […]
Wouldn’t it be nice if the media reported ALL the news from the front, rather than just the bad news?
War is horrible of course, but even under terrible conditions, our troops have made much progress thus far, and they’re justly proud of what they’ve accomplished. As a former Marine myself, I tend to pay extra [...]
Excerpt from the Barbra Streisand profile: An ardent environmentalist, Barbra Streisand claims that Republicans are to blame for “poison in the water, salmonella in the food, carbon dioxide in the air, and toxic waste in the ground.” While she urges ordinary Californians to do their part for energy conservation and environmental protection, one of Streisand’s numerous […]
When does a civilization become incompetent? I’ve been mulling the question in a number of contexts over the last year, including our inability to put a stop to Somali piracy, detain a terrorist who can neither be charged nor released, think rationally about climate change, or rebuild Ground Zero in an acceptable time frame. But […]
Our Christmas Guardians.
Some of them aren’t home for holiday.
By Ralph Peters
Each year at Christmas, we remember our troops, far from home, standing be tween us and the latest Herods out to slaughter the innocents.
As a former soldier, my thoughts are with the “ground pounders” out there, whether in Iraq, Afghanistan or Fort Hood, Texas. The [...]
Allah most merciful, for whose forgiveness there is not a sin too large.
The above words are those of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf.
The Imam—and an unidentified Muslim group, which he represents—has paid $4.85 million in cash to purchase the site of the old Burlington Coat Factory, located right around the corner from Ground Zero. An historic five-story [...]
As if the winter of 2008-09 wasn’t harsh enough (despite all that global warming we were promised when Bush was elected) an additional chill ran through the state of Michigan when we saw our Governor, Jennifer Granholm, in the background of nearly every camera shot as . Barack Obama assembled his economic team.
It’s not news, [...]