Middle East Conflict

Helen Thomas’ Overblown Israel Affair

Helen Thomas’ Overblown Israel Affair

Last Thursday, somebody stuck a video camera into the mug of legendary White House...

History

Napoleon of the Stump

Napoleon of the Stump

As America debates whether to send tens of thousands more troops to Afghanistan, in the...

Who’s the Real Peace Candidate?

Who’s the Real Peace Candidate?

Ron Paul’s opposition to the Iraq conflict stems from his general libertarianism, since he agrees with Randolph Bourne that war is the health of the state. He has always opposed big government and continued to vote against expansions of Washington’s reach—long after it became unfashionable to do so within the GOP that gave us No Child Left Behind and the Medicare prescription drug benefit. In fact, Paul believes that the Constitution set up a limited federal government with enumerated powers. And he doesn’t always see the either party’s spending wish list enumerated in the text of that founding document.

High Life

Europes ‘National’ Identity

Europes ‘National’ Identity

My last week in London and it is just as well. One more would most likely kill me. The...

Immigration

The Mexican Flu

The Mexican Flu

If the swine flu is as bad as the media is implying then ignoring the potential damage...

Lit Crit

The Unconscious of a Libertarian

The Unconscious of a Libertarian

Under Discussion: The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution...

High Life

The World’s Longest Con

The World’s Longest Con

Is there anything worse than listening to those hucksters in South Africa going bananas...

World

Back Into the Cold

Back Into the Cold

The United States and Russia appear to be gearing up for a second round of the Cold...

High Life

Oh Boy!

Oh Boy!

NEW YORK—‘Lock up your daughters! Is the world ready for Taki Jr?’ This was the New...

Gossiphopper

Carla Breaks the Law, Cavalli’s Glitzy Party, and Oprah Meets Oksana

Carla Breaks the Law, Cavalli’s Glitzy Party, and Oprah Meets Oksana

Sad news this week as legendary actor Tony Curtis passed away Wednesday...

Internetz

Wiki Wars

Wiki Wars

The Internet’s Free Encyclopedia Hates Me. The first thing I noticed about my...

Crunchy Calumny

Crunchy Calumny

Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan. This explains why so many of those who leapt on the bandwagon, or led the parade, that marched American soldiers off to war in Iraq are now disclaiming paternity, or screaming for blood tests. (No matter that many of these same folks are priming the pumps for yet another war with Iran, using the same sort of dreary agitprop that lied us into the last one.) One particularly juicy case is that of blogger and author Rod Dreher...

Choose Pushkin

Choose Pushkin

Thomas Lejus, a Moscow university graduate, was the first Soviet to be accepted to the Wimbledon draw after the war. An American friend of mine, "D," (whom I cannot name because he is now a very big shot in D.C.) was also in the draw. He suggested we take Thomas out to lunch and get him to defect. “Do you know what this will do, if their first player defects ?.....” I agreed, and my friend and I invited Lejus to the Cafe Royal for lunch once he was out of the tournament. If memory serves, Lejus passed a round or two and on the second week the three of us met at Regent Street. After the boring opening pleasantries, "D" got to the point. I can actually repeat it word for word: “Look Thomas, If you leave the Soviet Union, we will give you a house near Washington which will have a refrigerator, and a Ford convertible with a hard roof, one that retracts even while you’re driving...” He made a sign with his hand how the roof worked. I remained silent. Then, after a long pause, Thomas answered.

National Bankruptcy

American Serfdom

American Serfdom

America is a strange place. Liberals get emotionally distraught that the Founding...

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