Sarah Palin’s Detractors and Double Standards

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For the media and the Left, a female Republican can do no right.

GOP mines coal-country anxieties – POLITICO.com

Republicans believe there are three words so powerful that they might reshape the political order in an economically beleaguered corner of the country: War on coal. With Democrats holding total control of the federal government and a cap-and-trade bill still looming, the GOP is fanning widespread coal country fears that the national Democratic Party is […]

John Fund: Who Rules the Tea Party Empire? – WSJ.com

The Tea Party convention held this past weekend in Nashville wasn’t the biggest such gathering (600 people) or the most representative (the ticket price was more than $500) but it did give the national media a pretty good angle on the views and direction of this disparate movement. First, it's clear the group has no […]

Rep. Paul Ryan clashes with Obama over budget – washingtonpost.com

Rep. Paul D. Ryan says he is determined to make sure the Republican Party is viewed as “the alternative party, not the opposition party.” That is a goal President Obama embraced when he visited House Republicans at their policy retreat in Baltimore last week, and he singled out Ryan as someone he would like to […]

Sarah Palin assails Obama at ‘tea party’ gathering – AP

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sarah Palin, in a speech that was short on ideas but big on enthusiasm, took aim at President Barack Obama and the Democrats, telling a gathering of “tea party” activists that America is ripe for another revolution. Noting his party’s dismal showing in elections since Obama moved into the White House a […]

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 […]

The State Of The Union Address Obama Should Give

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A Frontpage symposium on the president’s big speech.

Pol Pot: The Communist Monster Who Turned Cambodia into a Gulag

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Pol Pot was the leader of the Khmer Rouge, the Communist Party that ruled Cambodia from 1976-1979. “Khmer Rouge” (or Khmer Reds) was the French rendering of the organization’s official name: the “Communist Party of Cambodia.” Inspired by what he had witnessed during a trip to Mao Zedong’s China, Pol Pot envisioned an agrarian Communist utopia […]

An Open Letter to Charles Johnson

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Your reasons for breaking with the Right don’t add up.