Exalting Khomeini’s Legacy

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Iran’s leaders try to reignite the cultish reverence for a bloody despot.

Justice Thomas Defends Campaign Finance Ruling – NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — In expansive remarks at a law school in Florida, Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday vigorously defended the Supreme Court’s recent campaign finance decision. And Justice Thomas explained that he did not attend State of the Union addresses — he missed the dust-up when President Obama used the occasion last week to criticize the […]

Obama’s Destructive Course

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A disappointing speech from a disappointing president.

State of the Union: “Woe to the People Whose Leader Has No Teacher”

Historically, State of the Union speeches leave no trace. Their impact on presidential approval ratings is nil. Their utility, therefore, is in what they reflect about the presidential character and the presidential course. Last night President Obama gave a speech that was at times quite eloquent, and on occasion rhetorically empty. But at all times […]

For Bigots, Israel Can Do No Right

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Jew-haters condemn Israel for giving aid to Haiti.

Rosie O’Donnell

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Excerpt from the Rosie O’Donnell profile: In a May 2005 interview with Geraldo Rivera, O’Donnell charged that since President Bush had “invaded a sovereign nation in defiance of the UN, he is basically a war criminal.” “Honestly,” she said. “He should be tried at The Hague.” She also used the occasion to defend Jane Fonda‘s decision to visit […]

Police, Protesters Clash at Iran’s Universities – WSJ.com

Violence erupted at and around university campuses across Iran on Monday as demonstrators took to the streets during the regime-sanctioned Student Day, but used the occasion to press their months-long protest against the government. Students chanted “Death to the Dictator” and set fire to pictures of Iran’s Islamic leaders and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, chanting anti-regime […]