It used to be that, if you were an angry young man,
you could make a career of it, especially if you were a playwright or
novelist in England during the 1950s and early '60s.
Darwin Takes Out the Trash
In the final analysis, the war we're fighting
against an enemy that perpetrated a horrible atrocity on our country is
not about tolerance of other religions or political systems; nor is it
about maintaining some sort of status quo which will enable the UN and
countries like Germany, Russia, and France to keep their lucrative trade
deals with the planet's dictators. It's about survival.
War In Defense of the Human Spirit
Looking back we can see that, in the political sense,
it was not a done deal that the United States and its capitalist economic
system and its championing of human rights and religious freedom would
prevail during the 1950s and '60s.
The Politicization of Anger
The justifiably angry left has gradually become the
cynically angry left as the positions, values, and tactics employed to
legitimate ends in the19'60s became ossified over the next several decades.
Jimmy Carter and the Dark Side
The ineptitude of the administration of President
James Earl ("Jumma") Carter seemed to me for a long time simply
to be what happens when you put a bumbling, indecisive naif in a position
of serious power. Lately, however, I've come to see the dark side of Jimmy
Carter, and let me tell you, it's not only ugly and disgusting, it's pathologically
All the Way to the Bank
Let's start with this to put the economic situation
in perspective: Add up the annual GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of all
the Middle Eastern nations and you'll come up with a number that wouldn't
make a pimple on the bottom line of a healthy U.S. tax cut.
Can the Iraqi people, who have been under the rule
of Saddam Hussein's tyrannical regime for decades, be required to repay
Iraq's international debt after Saddam is removed from power?
When Worldviews Collide
In a New York Times Op-Ed piece,
CNN Executive News Director Eason Jordan recently made the disturbing
revelation that the network had suppressed news of Iraqi brutality in
exchange for permission to keep its Baghdad office open.
Liberal Fatwa: How the Left Deals
The Christian or Jewish equivalent of an Iman's issuing
a fatwa would be your minister or your priest or your rabbi telling
the congregation that "it is your obligation to kill John Smith on
sight because he has made statements against our religion."
A Modest Multicultural Proposal
In the interests of promoting multiculturalism, I'm
going to suggest that, instead of creating a monocultural, diversity-denying
environment for the Islamist prisoners at Guantanamo Bay by providing
them only Muslim chaplains, we also provide them instruction by Christian
and Jewish chaplains. We might even throw in a Buddhist or a Hindu while
we're at it.
Truth Will Out
Some 600 imbedded journalists are bringing to America
and the world, as the consummate war journalist Ernie Pyle wrote, "the
war of the homesick, weary, funny, violent, common men who wash their
socks in their helmets, complain about the food, whistle at the Arab girls,
or any girls for that matter, and bring themselves through as dirty a
business as the world has ever seen and do it with humor and dignity and
The Bully Syndrome
It is still amazing — and not a little bit
repugnant — to think of the diplomatic shenanigans our President
has felt it necessary to go through in order to get the United States
to the place where it feels justified in the eyes of the "international
community" in launching a so-called "pre-emptive" strike
Sins of the Father
A widely circulated rumor that has to date miraculously
not been picked up by one of the "major" news networks or the
New York Times declares that financial institutions of which President
Bush's grandfathers were part had dealings with Nazi sympathizers prior
to World War II.
2004? Bush . . . in a Cakewalk
I have to think that the liberal media are envisioning
some sort of karmic sins-of-the-father debacle that will seal the fate
of those damned imperialistic, God-fearing, do-gooder Republican conservatives
once and for all.
California Politics: What's Not
Let's see . . . Arnold was photographed nude
by Robert Mapplethorpe, he's groped women for personal gain, and he's
engaged in group sex. What's not to like?
Dems and "Street Cred"
A great deal has been made recently about whether
or not certain athletes have what is known as "street cred";
that is, credibility on the "street," in the "community,"
Just How Smart Is Karl Rove, Anyway?
Bush's team has failed to communicate its overall
strategic plan for rebuilding that country, the importance of Iraq to
future stability and the reduction, if not elimination, of terrorism in
the Middle East and around the world, and, on a related front, the good
news about the domestic economy.
Wes the Baptist
I have no doubt that before the November 21 filing
deadline for the New Hampshire primary, we'll be describing a certain
Democratic Presidential hopeful's actions thus: "And he came to them,
saying, 'After me will come one who is more powerful, one whose Gucci
sandals I am not fit to carry.'"
By What They Seek to Destroy Shall
Ye Know Them
As we've seen throughout the past several years,
members of the Democrat Party in the United States have constantly attacked
and sought to denigrate positive initiatives put forth by conservatives.
Nukes For Food
As Saddam Hussein did, Kim Jong Il seeks to implement
an international trade agreement, supervised by the United Nations, which
will allow him to exchange the source of his country's wealth for food.
Let Libs Try Saddam Hussein
So many left-liberal commentators and pundits are
jumping in with opinions about what should be done with Saddam Hussein
that, according to my sources, the idea has been floated at two major
networks to televise a trial in which a panel of politicians and media
types are actually given the chance to cross-examine the former Iraqi
dictator during his trial.
It's Not Easy Being a Liberal
How can liberal Democrats possibly support the
conflicting agendas of all the minorities that make up their "base?"
Let's examine what it means to be a liberal 21st-century America.
Growing Desperation on the Left
Opinion polls consistently indicate that about
two thirds of Americans think George W. Bush is doing a very good job
as President of the United States. This not only drives Democrats and
other Left/Liberals crazy, it leads them to behavior that is silly and
exaggerated even by Democratic standards.
While I don't necessarily disagree with liberals
when they conclude that "bosses" who have gotten off scot free
when their companies are found guilty of environmental pollution many
years after the fact, let me say right here that this may be the first
instance in recorded history in which a liberal has ever actually said
that someone should be held accountable for his or her actions.
Random Observations on the War
One of the striking things about the events
in Baghdad on April 9 was the fact that there were virtually no women
in the streets in any of the images of the day of Iraqi liberation.
Liberal Code Words
Those on the left have, in fact, staked out something
of a franchise with regard to conservative code words, and they use the
designation to discredit Republican and conservative ideas at every turn.