Archives for 2003

Al Gore’s Naked Leftist Ambition

The media have heralded Al Gore’s endorsement of Howard Dean as the Democratic Party establishment’s embrace of Dean’s candidacy, the golden moment the conservative Democratic leadership (!) threw out its inhibitions and accepted the people’s anointed crusader. The trouble is, Democratic Party stalwarts – correctly worried Dean’s candidacy will lead them to a landslide defeat – have had no change … [Read more...]

Iran’s Nuclear Two-Step

THE RECENT NATIONAL NEWS HEADLINE that the International Atomic Energy Agency had found “no evidence” Iran had used its illegal nuclear program to develop nuclear weapons says much more about the IAEA’s incompetence than it does the Islamic Republic’s benevolence. The choice of the headline’s focus, however, speaks volumes about media bias. “No Evidence”…. Although the IAEA revealed that … [Read more...]

The Plame Affair

THE PARTISAN CONTROVERSY over the outing of Valerie Plame, the once-covert CIA analyst and wife of Ambassador Joseph Wilson IV, seems destined to go unresolved. Although the actions of two senior administration officials may be felonious, a city that lives on leaked information seems unlikely to produce the identity of either official involved in the leak. However, the real story in this affair is … [Read more...]

Editorial: Yale vs. the Military…Again

Yale Law School has once again placed leftist politics above national security. This time, Hillary Clinton’s alma mater has sued Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to bar military recruiters from campus. Yale’s decree of non-discrimination against gays and lesbians conflicts with Bill Clinton’s bankrupt “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, and Yale would dearly love to ban all military recruiters … [Read more...]

Winning is the Best Defense

Some argue that 9/11 should not become a memorial but a battle cry, yet human nature seems peculiarly engineered to relive its triumphs and tragedies. Amid the commemoration of these martyrs for religious freedom, U.S. citizens can take solace in the knowledge that we are safer now than at any point in our recent history. George W. Bush’s persistent War on Terror has removed the terrorist wolves … [Read more...]

America’s Fifth Column Goes to Iraq

When the Left failed to prevent the American military from entering Iraq, it turned from protest to sabotage. Conducting illegal "direct actions"  to disrupt everyday life, so-called peace activists organized illegal demonstrations to shut down key financial districts and tie up homeland security forces. While some tried to close Oakland’s seaport, others stormed military bases and called … [Read more...]

Penn’s Pontifications

Baghdad Sean is at it again. Sean Penn purchased a full-page ad in last Friday’s New York Times to publish a 4,000-word wandering philippic that at once assaults true patriotism, common sense and the accepted norms of English grammar. His diffuse scribblings ramble from bleeding-heart leftist myths to conspiracy theories to thinly veiled slaps at the American flag, all liberally infused with … [Read more...]

The Left’s Orwellian Use of History

WERE HE ALIVE TODAY, GEORGE ORWELL would be flabbergasted by the political Left's attempts to appropriate history for its own agenda.  Whereas both sides of the ideological spectrum have historically sought to present themselves as the rightful heirs to mankind’s greatest leaders, the modern Left has attempted to throttle political discourse by denying conservatives’ right to even refer to many … [Read more...]

The Antiwar Movement’s Nazi Connection

In the run-up to the liberation of Iraq, conservatives were tempted to say the entire antiwar movement represented nothing more than a conglomeration of Stalinists, Castroites, and Islamists. Such a description would not do justice to the "peace" movement: it would omit the role of vicious anti-Semites. FrontPage Magazine recently exposed the neo-Nazi Bill White’s Overthrow.com ("The Bottom of the … [Read more...]

The Axis of Weasel’s Economic Ties to Saddam

As the sounds of cascading statues muffle the joyous cries of a liberated people, the righteousness of the United States’ cause has been vindicated before the entire world. The naysayers have watched with embarrassment as a grateful population shares harrowing tales of freed political prisoners, rejoices at the closure of Saddam’s rape rooms, and participates in the shattering of megomaniacal … [Read more...]