The Olympics and the Spirit of Capitalism


The winter Olympics may seem an odd occasion to celebrate the virtues of entrepreneurial capitalism and economic decentralization, but a front-page piece in today’s New York Times provides an appropriate opportunity to do just that.
As the winter games conclude, the U.S. leads all competing countries in total medals won – 36 and counting – and [...]

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.

From the Pen of David Horowitz: January 8, 2010


A few years after the fall of the Marxist utopias, I found myself sitting on a sofa in Beverly Hills next to a man who was worth half a billion dollars. His name was Stanley Gold and he was chairman of a holding company that was the largest shareholder in Disney, the largest media corporation [...]

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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 […]

NewsReal Sunday: Secular Spirituality


One of the most common issues that I run up against with the NewsRealBlog community is my contention that spirituality is not the exclusive province of people of faith, but that secularists can experience the same feelings as well. On more than one occasion I’ve said that the feelings that I experience when looking at [...]

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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 […]