Wiping That Smirk Off Their Faces

Wiping That Smirk Off Their Faces

Media coverage like this is fast wiping that smirk off their faces: <object...

Another Historical Invention

Another Historical Invention

                                                   Another Historical Invention...

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

I see that Manuel Noriega is due for release soon, at least that’s what the Federal...

The Conventions

Idiocy on Parade

Idiocy on Parade

I grew up in the age of the party convention as “everything’s already been...

They Are The Hollow Men

They Are The Hollow Men

Last week at NRO, cub reporter Stephen Spruiell announced that he had found what might...

“No Enemies on the Right?” Reconsidered

“No Enemies on the Right?” Reconsidered

In his latest blog, John Zmirak raised an interesting question while criticizing Ron...

Go Colts

Go Colts

I write this close to 48 hours before the Indianapolis Colts New England Patriots game...

Changing Course

Changing Course

Despite the reactions generated by recent revelations about the sermons of Obama’s...

Mike Huckabee’s Social Democracy

Mike Huckabee’s Social Democracy

Sensitized students on my campus have been complaining about Mike Huckabee’s recent...

Chavez in Wonderland

Chavez in Wonderland

What are we to make of Hugo Chavez’s decree that the clocks of Venezeula shall all be...

Why Iran Will Never Back Down

Why Iran Will Never Back Down

Humour-challenged US officials take Iranian utterances at face value, causing them to ratchet up the pressure. Their Israeli counterparts—who live in the region, after all, and a considerable number hail from Iran’s ancient Jewish community—know enough to take Iranian rhetoric with a pinch of salt. Iranian oral culture is rich with hyperbolic mythological tales. In the Iranian street, huge emphasis is attached to exaggerating accounts of events for rhetorical effect. The lanes of Tehran’s bazaar and its upmarket salons alike resound to the utterance, “Baba, velesh kun, dareh khalibandi mikone!” (“Mate, forget about him, he’s pulling your leg!”).

High Life

As Good As It Gets

As Good As It Gets

GSTAAD—From my desk facing the garden I look out on a vista of wooded green hills with...

Is Notre Dame Still Catholic?

Is Notre Dame Still Catholic?

By inviting Barack Obama to deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary...

Some Responses

Some Responses

Once again I feel impelled to respond to my critics, and particularly to those who...

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