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January 13, 2009

How Old is Too Old for Public Service?

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Noting the minimum age criteria for the U.S.’s important elected offices, David Harsanyi of the Denver Post wonders if there shouldn’t be a maximum age limit placed on persons in positions of power and holds up one of the Congress’ most conspicuous incompetents as his straw man: An...

December 9, 2008

Muslim Violence and America

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MPACUK, a British Muslim “empowerment system” according to its web site, says that it will no longer apologize for the acts of Islamic terrorists.  This video, MPACUK says, explains why Muslims have turned to violence against their “executioners”: Quite a lot of build ...

December 4, 2008

Democrats Evolve Stance on Terrorist Interrogations

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Glenn Greenwald reports the inevitable: Democrats’ attitude about harsh interrogation techniques has changed now that their man has been elected and is about to assume responsibility for the continued security of the free world.  It’s an unenviable job in many respects, in particula...

Opposing Bailouts on Principle

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Oliver Hart, professor of economics at Harvard, and Luigi Zingales, professor of finance at the Chicago Booth School of Business, say that Bush administration economists have abandoned principle in their rush to bail out financial giants AIG, among others. The government, Hart and Zingales say, shou...

The Republicans Base

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Writing at USA Today, Rod Dreher confirms something that I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, namely that social conservatives and Christian voters are an essential element of the Republican base and that the McCain/Palin ticket lost for reasons having little to do with deep demographic changes misi...

November 28, 2008

Barack Obama’s Priorities

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U.S. President-elect Barack Obama recently participated in an anti-global warming rally in California during which he said that few of the nation’s problems were more urgent than global warming.  To his credit, Obama tossed in a throwaway bit about dependence on foreign oil, too.  Bu...

Detroit’s Problems and the Left

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Perhaps the fundamental problem of our time is that no one wants to tell - or hear - the truth anymore.  This has certainly been true in Detroit, et al, where the United Auto Workers has fought off wage and benefit cuts for decades.  Now GM is poised at the brink of bankruptcy as a result....

November 26, 2008

The Republican Base’s Candidates

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Barack Obama hasn’t even taken office yet, so It’s ridiculous to consider the 2012 presidential race.  But Gallup’s new poll identifies the right’s current candidates of choice for the nomination and the results are interesting because they fail to support Kathleen Parke...

November 15, 2008

Pro-Life in the Obama Era

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One social issue American liberals no doubt hope to push back on in the aftermath of Barack Obama’s election is that of abortion.  While I’m hopeful that the new president will refrain from pursuing a radical abortion agenda, many pro-life causes must be feeling nervous about their ...

November 5, 2008

The Morning After

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I dare say that most of America went to sleep knowing that Barack Obama was elected president last night.  Yet we’ll wake up to a new reality in which a centuries-old racial barrier was overcome, one political party now controls the future of the nation, another must define what it offers...