Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Monolithic Black Vote — and My Republican Dad

November 15, 2012 — In 13 wards in Philadelphia, reports the Inquirer, President Barack Obama received 99 percent of the vote! A local Democratic ward leader outlined the strategy: “In this election, you had to point out to people what … Continue reading

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Norman Podhoretz — Is America Exceptional?

NORMAN PODHORETZ served as editor-in-chief of Commentary magazine from 1960-1995. He was a Pulitzer Scholar at Columbia University, earning his bachelor of arts degree in 1950. He also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cambridge University, England, where he was … Continue reading

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Charles Krauthammer — ‘Ceasefire’ in a war against the ‘occupation’ of a Jew-free Gaza?

Why was there an Israel-Gaza war in the first place? Resistance to the occupation, say Hamas and many in the media. What occupation? Seven years ago, in front of the world, Israel pulled out of Gaza. It dismantled every settlement, … Continue reading

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George Will — The death of Twinkies…And why it has baby boomers talking

“All Gods were immortal.” — Stanislaw Lec And also brands, the gods of the marketplace. Earthquakes may strike, dynasties may fall and locusts may devour the crops, but Oldsmobile and Pan Am are forever. Never mind. But about the death … Continue reading

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Thomas Sowell — The Need To Explain

The most successful Republican presidential candidate of the past half century— Ronald Reagan, who was elected and reelected with landslide victories— bore little resemblance to the moderate candidates that Republican conventional wisdom depicts as the key to victory, even though … Continue reading

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Walter Williams — Democracy and Majority Rule

President Barack Obama narrowly defeated Gov. Mitt Romney in the popular vote 51 percent to 48 percent. In the all-important Electoral College, the difference was larger, with Obama winning 303 electoral votes and Romney 206. Let’s not think so much … Continue reading

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George Will — We give thanks: Some post-turkey news to digest

Among the things for which Americans can, on this feast day, be thankful is Washington’s resolve to temper severity with mercy: It will seriously — this time we really mean business; we are not going to be Greece, or worse, … Continue reading

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