Dick Cheney: Conservative of the Year – HUMAN EVENTS

In Washingtonian “inside the Beltway” terms, the most amazing aspect of former Vice President Dick Cheney’s new clout is that he is achieving it the old-fashioned way: talking about public policy. He is not running for President or any other office. He has not formed a PAC or a D.C. lobbying firm. He is not […]

Ross Douthat: Did The Republicans Blunder On Health Care? – NYTimes.com

Yes, say Jonathan Chait and David Frum, in pre-mortems for the G.O.P.’s efforts to derail the Democratic bill. Chait argues that the Republicans could have sold moderate Democrats on a “vastly more limited” piece of legislation, if they’d been willing to compromise early in the process. Instead, by uniting in lockstep opposition and gambling that […]

The Palin Wonder – by Jamie Glazov

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Victor Davis Hanson sheds light on why Sarah Plain is gaining momentum and why the Left is foaming at the mouth.

Neb.’s Nelson sees backlash on health reform plan – AP

t was the concern of Nebraska’s Republican governor over expanded Medicaid costs in the proposed Senate health care overhaul bill that led to a compromise to cover his state’s estimated $45 million share over a decade, U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson said Sunday. Gov. Dave Heineman “contacted me and he said this is another unfunded federal […]

Christopher Hitchens: Arthur Koestler’s manic intellectual career – The Atlantic

I cannot recall a book title that was less well-shaped to its subject. Far from being a “skeptic,” Arthur Koestler was a man not merely convinced but actively enthused by practically any intellectual or political or mental scheme that came his way. When he was in the throes of an allegiance, he positively abhorred doubt, […]

Kurt Loder: Avatar’s hackneyed politics – MTV Movie News

Unfortunately, whenever the action lets up and we’re returned to the piddling story, the picture slumps like a failed soufflé. It’s also heavily laced with political instruction of a most familiar sort. Cameron, who’s now 55, is a self-acknowledged aging hippie, and his boomer worldview is strictly by-the-numbers. Quaritch and Selfridge are evil Americans despoiling […]

The Dark Lessons of Eurabia – by Jamie Glazov

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A former Mossad agent who hunted terrorists in Europe offers some dire warnings.

Sarah’s Story – by Barbara Kay

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David Horowitz’s heartbreaking tribute to his late daughter Sarah.

Totalitarian Sentimentality – by Roger Scruton

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Why the Left is more attractive than the Right.

The China Problem In Copenhagen – by Rich Trzupek

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The United States and China clash over greenhouse gas emissions.