Roger Kimball: Howard Zinn Professor of Contempt – National Review Online


With Howard Zinn, contemporary American academia found its court historian. Zinn, who died January 27 at 87, was like a gigantic echo chamber, accurately reproducing — and actively reinforcing — every left-wing cliché with which the academy has abetted its sense of election these past several decades. “You see how smart he is,” saith the […]

David Frum: Why Health Care Bill is Too Big a Risk – Frum Forum


I wanted to support President Obama’s health care reforms if I possibly could. The U.S. health care system costs too much, delivers too little and excludes too many. Americans pay 60 percent more per person for health care than any other nation. Yet Americans rank only 41st in life expectancy and live with the paralyzing […]

Climaquiddick: Google carrying out ‘more purges than Stalin’


Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss
The mainstream media’s malfeasance during Climategate gave the blogosphere two precious weeks to do journalists’ jobs for them: reading the emails, analyzing data and eventually forcing legacy newsapapers and broadcasters to (sort of) cover the scientific scandal of the century.
We bloggers look at such situations, and [...]

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