slanted or planted?

In a recent Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed titled “Impeach Cheney now,” House Judiciary Committee members U.S. Reps. Robert Wexler (D., Fla.), Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.) and Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.) state that a large number of Americans believe Dick Cheney should be impeached: The charges against Cheney are not personal. They go to the core of […]

Stifling diversity in the name of diversity?

Insensitivity in the name of sensitivity?

A few weeks ago I bought Mark Steyn’s America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It at and sent it to the Canadian Human Rights Commission at the address Glenn Reynolds and Kathryn Jean Lopez gave. Much to my disappointment, today I received an email from that the book was […]

Fred’s Message To Iowans

About 17 minutes HT Instapundit

A Marine Needs Help

A lawyer in Chicago, Jay R. Grodner, appears to have been caught in the act of keying a Marine’s car and it looks like he is going to get away with it. Black Five has the details. Marine Sgt Mike McNulty is on activation orders to Iraq (second tour). On December 1st, 2007, Mike went […]

Recreating a past we only imagine

Have you ever wondered what it must have been like to cross the prairies and the Rockies, then make the truly perilous trip through the snowy mountains to California during the first half of the 19th Century? Celia Hayes (best known to the blogosphere as “Sgt. Mom“) has written a great book — To Truckee’s […]

Finding Islam

If you have lost Islam and need to find it, Finding Islam can help. Schools. Colleges. The local Muslim Student Association. Islamic Centers. The Koran. Hadith. Fiqh and Fatawa. It is all there. Be nice. There is plenty to learn. If you meet any Muslims during your researches you might want to ask them what […]

Skirting my responsibilities

I try to be fair, and I like to think that I don’t suffer from regional bias. However, I’m afraid that my Northern regional bias might have been exhibited in several posts in which I repeatedly compared Hillary Clinton to Lurleen Wallace. I also compared both Hillary Clinton and Lurleen Wallace to Peronist wives… For […]

Minority rule, or “outlier” rule?

Burt Prelutsky takes a look at a frustrating question much on everyone’s mind — what’s so special about Iowa and New Hampshire? Don’t ask me. We should probably all be grateful that the first primary isn’t held in the city of Philadelphia (where in the last mayoral election the Republican whats-his-name got a full 17% […]

Up And Down

The Drug Czar says says that the current cocaine price spike shows progress in the War On Druggies. NPR reports on the story. For the past few months, the federal government has been celebrating the fact that U.S. cities are experiencing “an unprecedented cocaine shortage” due to increased law enforcement in the southwestern United States […]

LEAPing on McCain

Working New Hampshire police officer Bradley Jardis confronted Senator John McCain on November 25, 2007, at a Presidential Campaign stop at Franklin Pierce College in Ringe, New Hampshire, about Senator McCains’s support for The War On Drugs. Here is the transcript: Bradley Jardis: I have served here in my state as a law enforcement officer […]

the poof is in the putting

Glenn Greenwald may be many things. But as a poof reader, his skills leave much to be desired. (Via Glenn Reynolds, who dared to utter this multifaceted four letter word.) The way Greenwald rants, you’d almost think he imagines poof is nothing more than a synonym for Republican fear of ick. I mean, what is […]

An “ugh” rating is not an “ick” rating

I’ll concur with Glenn Reynolds in saying “Ugh” to this sort of thing: Mike Huckabee last year accepted $52,000 in speaking fees from a bio-tech giant that wants to research human embryonic stem cells, a non-profit working to expand access to the morning after pill and a group pushing to study whether tightening gun control […]

peace on earth, good will towards tigers….

Via Glenn Reynolds, John Podhoretz reflects on the political implications of the Bhutto assassination: American politics would dearly love to take a holiday from history, just as it did in the 1990s. But our enemies are not going to allow us to do so. The murder of Bhutto moves foreign policy, the war on terror, […]

We will not be questioned!

In what voters ought to be taking as the final insult, the wife Bill Clinton is using in a 22nd Amendment circumvention scheme is now refusing to answer questions: Before the brief Christmas break, the New York senator had been setting aside time after campaign speeches to hear from the audience. Now when she’s done […]

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I’m glad to join Rick Moran’s blogburst for Fred Thompson, which Glenn Reynolds linked yesterday. Analogizing to Washington’s perilous crossing, here’s what Rick said this morning: To be brutally frank in appraising the situation realistically, Fred Thompson’s chances of winning the nomination are not good. I will not attempt to snow you, gentle readers, with […]

Benazir Bhutto dead

This is very bad news: Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto has died after a suicide attack at a political rally. She was shot in the chest and neck shortly after her speech in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Ms Bhutto was attacked as she got into her car and the gunman then blew himself up. “At 6.16 p.m. […]

crouching tiger, hidden agenda?

I don’t know. But yesterday I was very suspicious when I read that a tiger supposedly “jumped” an enclosure said by experts to be impossible for a tiger to jump. The story is on the front page of today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, and a story at the Inquirer website is now fueling speculation about human error: […]

Faking Sock Puppets

I hate it when people imitate sock puppets. How can you tell the real sock puppets from the fake ones when that happens? Inspired by the discussion about Glenn Greenwald at Protein Wisdom. H/T Instapundit Cross Posted at Power and Control