An Unreflective Man

With his public approval where Harry Truman’s stood when he left office, George W. Bush gave his last press conference yesterday. And like that predecessor he often ...

Obama’s Choice: FDR or Reagan

Barack Obama, it is said, will inherit the worst times since the Great Depression. Not to minimize the crisis we are in, but we need a little perspective here. The Great ...

There’s Something About Harry

About the appointment by Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate, somebody big is lying, big-time. It is either the governor or Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. ...

A Governor for Change

As a congressman and now governor, South Carolina’s Mark Sanford has had one primary guiding principle his entire political career—limited government. Not just limited ...

Do As I Say…

On the eve of the New Year, Gov. Rod Blagojevich, charged with conspiring to sell the Senate seat of Barack Obama, put the ball back squarely in the court of a Democratic Party ...

Size Matters

The Beltway Right is still venting its collective spleen over Bill Kristol's latest Times op-ed in which he argues, rather elliptically, that the conservative movement and GOP ...

Our Wars on Common Sense

When America declared a “war on poverty” in the 1960’s, it was believed that even more assistance by the federal government would lead to eradicating the ...

A Bridge Too Far”€”Turkey & Europe

The ongoing attempt by Europe's present sorry crop of leaders to permit Turkey to join the European Union is almost incomprehensibly irresponsible. Even the briefest examination ...

Does Veneration Really Wither on the Pavements?

“All country people hate each other,” wrote William Hazlitt. “There is nothing good to be had in the country, or, if there is, they will not give it to ...

Second Thoughts on the Dixiecrats

In my recent piece on the return of the conservative Democrat, I observed, “It remains to be seen whether the Dixiecrat revival will last.” If Glenn Greenwald has his ...

McCain-Clinton “€˜08!

Now that Hillary Clinton has mercifully pulled the plug on her presidential campaign, the talking heads are consumed with the idea of her accepting the vice-presidential slot. ...

Liberalism Forbids An Awakening

Liberalism views much of history as a morality play.  The past was very bad.  We are making progress.  The future will be better.  But every new achievement ...

A New History of the American Left

Daniel J. Flynn has written a book for Crown Press, A Conservative History of the American Left, which is intended to be a "€œconservative"€ interpretation of the Left in our ...

Obama the Anointed

Although its their own internecine fight, I have been impressed at the main stream media’s manipulation and outright partisan interference in the Democratic primary. One ...

Is Bush Becoming Irrelevant?

After losing both houses of Congress in the 1994 election, Bill Clinton expostulated: The president of the United States is not irrelevant! On learning his trusted aide from ...

No Man’s Land

A longer version of this article went into the Lancaster Newspapers, for which I"€™m a regular columnist and through which I"€™m now reaching about half a million readers. ...


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