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Monthly Archives: July 2008

Squandered goodwill… except when it isn’t

I responded today to a letter I read in the Wall Street Journal where the writer claimed the following: “Whether you agree or disagree with his [George W. Bush] policies, he has been unable to sustain the goodwill and support of the world community that accrued to the U.S. after 9/11, largely as a result […]

Observations on China’s economy

I found this interesting: John Pomfret of the Washington Post takes some wind from the sails of the argument that within 10-20 years China’s economy will outpace that of the United States. This was argued in The Economist, for example, recently. It’s curious that so many people that consider themselves “liberal” would celebrate the potential […]

ESPeciallY shameful

Jonah Goldberg on ESPN’s decision to honor Tommie Smith and John Carlos. Earlier this month, ESPN awarded Tommie Smith and John Carlos the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs — the sports network’s equivalent of the Oscars — for their once infamous, and now famous, black-power salutes from the medal platform at the 1968 […]

Oh, that media bias…

Just in time for the next election cycle, Republican Sen. Ted Stevens has been indicted. Media outlets are naturally going out of their way to make sure everyone knows his political party… if only they applied the same rules to Democrats: [Newsbusters] Hmmm. When Congressman William Jefferson of Louisiana was caught with bushels of money […]

IOC’s shame

The decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban Iraqi athletes from the Beijing Olympics is truly disgusting, summarized succintly by Michael Soussan: If Uday Hussein was acceptable to the IOC, why is the committee up in arms about the Iraqi government’s decision to reshuffle its Olympic management team? The answer is that Iraq’s […]

Obamaisms & media bias

Were he Republican, wouldn’t he by now have been given the same “stupid” label the media gave Ronald Reagan, Dan Quayle and G.W. Bush? Investor’s Business Daily has the tally, including: “Obama, who isn’t a member of the Senate banking committee, said, ‘”just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, […]

Cindy McCain on Rwanda

Great op-ed by Cindy McCain, wife of John, on her recent trip to Rwanda: …With some education, training, basic rights and empowerment, women will transform a society — and the world. Women today make up a disproportionate percentage of the Rwandan population. In the aftermath of the genocide, they had to head households bereft of […]

Yon on Iraq: Yes, we’ve won

This is by embedded journalist and author Michael Yon. He’s highly optimistic, but as he mentions, he’s also earned his analytic ability when it comes to Iraq. General Petraeus, is far more cautious, but of course, Petraeus has to watch his wording far more carefully. Petraeus, by the way, told the Obama camp on their […]

Minorities in Euro government

[McClathy Newspapers] In Britain’s House of Commons, only 15 of 646 members are non-white, although minorities make up about 8 percent of the country’s population. In France , there’s only one minority deputy among the 555 members of the National Assembly who represent mainland France , although perhaps one in five citizens is of minority […]

Speaking of…

I love the Dennis Miller radio show, and he had a great comment this week in response to Nanci Pelosi, et. al.’s, repetitive charge that “We can’t drill our way out of this [our energy woes].” Miller’s reply: “Yeah, well we can’t ceiling fan our way out of it either.” Brilliant! I hope that catches […]