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  • How long 'til liberals start pining for the good old days of George W. Bush?

    How long 'til liberals start pining for the good old days of George W. Bush?
    My daughter learned a neat rhetorical trick to avoid eating things she doesn't like. "Daddy, I actually really like spinach, it's just that this spinach tastes different." Democrats and the journalists who love them play a similar game with Republicans...
  • NAACP says it's time to end the drug war; what about you?

    NAACP says it's time to end the drug war; what about you?
    There was a quake last week, but you likely didn't feel it. See, this particular quake was not of the Earth, involved no shifting of the planetary crust. No, what shifted was a paradigm, and the implications are hopeful and profound. On Tuesday, you...
  • Upbeat mood at Book Expo America

    Upbeat mood at Book Expo America
    — What makes Jane Fonda say "wow"? A bigger-than-capacity crowd of more than 200 booksellers waiting to hear about her latest, "Prime Time: Creating a Great Third Act," a rousing manual for aging well. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Book...
  • What does Ruth Bader Ginsburg mean by 'conservative'?

    What does Ruth Bader Ginsburg mean by 'conservative'?
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburglikes the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act and other ingredients of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare." Why, she asked toward the end of three days of hearings, shouldn't the court...
  • Allen West, House Republicans' nutcase

    Allen West, House Republicans' nutcase
    Conservatives are to be commended when they repudiate members of their movement found to be racist, extremist or otherwise crazy. National Review has severed ties with John Derbyshire and Rob Weissberg for public displays of antipathy to black people, a...
  • National Review's Jack Fowler: Occupy is 'street theater' staged by 'a bunch of doofuses'

    National Review's Jack Fowler: Occupy is 'street theater' staged by 'a bunch of doofuses'
    Jack Fowler was not amused. Or maybe he was. It's hard to say. The publisher of the National Review was asked what he thought of the American flag being flown upside by protesters at Occupy New Haven on the city's historic Green. The flag has been...
  • American Chronicler Gore Vidal Dies at Age 86

    American Chronicler Gore Vidal Dies at Age 86
    LOS ANGELES -- Gore Vidal, the eclectic author who faithfully chronicled the major shifts and upheavals in the United States in books, essays and plays, has died. He was 86. Vidal died at his Los Angeles home Tuesday evening of complications from...
  • William F. Buckley Jr., 82; author and founder of modern conservative movement

    William F. Buckley Jr., 82; author and founder of modern conservative movement
    William F. Buckley Jr., the columnist, novelist, television talk show host and tireless intellectual who founded the modern conservative movement and was its articulate voice for nearly six decades, died Wednesday. He was 82. Buckley, who had been ill...
  • What were McCain and Obama thinking?

    What were McCain and Obama thinking?
    Today's question: How do Joe Biden and Sarah Palin fit in with the recent history of presidential campaigns? All week, historians Lee Edwards and Allan J. Lichtman debate vice presidential politics. A shrewd gamble that could make history Point: Lee...
  • The tired war on Rush Limbaugh

    The tired war on Rush Limbaugh
    Here we go again. Rush Limbaugh is public enemy No. 1. Liberal bloggers and media chin-strokers are aghast at Limbaugh's statement that he hopes Barack Obama fails. Well, given what Obama wants to do, I hope he fails too. Of course I want the...
  • Ranking the veeps

    Ranking the veeps
    Today's question: Give us your list of best and worst vice presidents in recent history. Previously, Lichtman and Edwards debated the proper role of the vice president, discussed how history might treat Dick Cheney and digested the current candidates'...