Archives for 2007

Man of the Year: General David Petraeus

IN MOST YEARS, SEVERAL PEOPLE COULD REASONABLY BE SELECTED FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE’S MAN OF THE YEAR. This year, one candidate distinguished himself beyond all others: General David Howell Petraeus. In commanding the U.S. Surge in Iraq, Petraeus has not merely arrested an explosive and deteriorating security situation but has reversed terrorist initiatives, driving al-Qaeda out of a province it … [Read more...]

Day of Rubbish

  NOTE: A truism holds that some reviews tell you more about the reviewer than the material being reviewed. I'm sad to admit, this may be true of this article, and perhaps all my criticisms of Pat Buchanan's works while I was Managing Editor of FrontPage Magazine. In addition to believing the Bush administration about the Middle East, I was formulating or writing my Master's thesis about … [Read more...]

Anti-Catholicism Chic

Rabbi Michael Lerner and other members of the chic cultural Left have denounced a papal decree on the grounds that it might lead to prayer. Last week, Pope Benedict XVI issued the letter Summorum Pontificum, which allows for wider use of the Latin Mass. In response, Lerner and The Washington Post unleashed a torrent of hatred, ignorance, and religious bigotry unmatched in recent times (John … [Read more...]

Senator Embarrassment

During his appearance yesterday on The Sean Hannity Show, Sen. George Voinovich displayed a rare public trifecta of vices: he was ill-mannered, ill-informed, and condescending. In other words, he was the perfect image of those who oppose securing our borders, winning in Iraq, and keeping our economy out of recession. In the most elegant and dignified talk show appearance since Lester Maddox … [Read more...]

Associated Prevaricators

A RECENT ASSOCIATED PRESS STORY SO THOROUGHLY TWISTED THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE to present the opposite of reality, Bill Clinton might be writing its headlines. On Saturday, the AP ran a story with the depressing banner, “U.S. March toll nearly twice Iraq forces.” In it, AP writer Steven R. Hurst asserted, “The U.S. military death toll in March, the first full month of the security crackdown, … [Read more...]

One Responsible Antiwar Democrat

IT MAY BE THE RETURN OF A loyal opposition. What separates a statesman from a politician is the foresight to place the national interest above fleeting partisan advantage – even at the cost of sharp reprisals from one’s colleagues. In that sense, Rep. Howard Berman, D-CA, is the statesman of the antiwar Left. In the most pitched partisan atmosphere in recent memory, he has crafted a bill … [Read more...]

People of the Year: Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean

The annual FrontPage Magazine Man of the Year award seeks to honor individuals who have devoted their lives to promoting the spread of liberty and the defense of their country and its people. Moreover, FPM seeks to fete those who have suffered as a result of their actions. In recent years, this has included Col. Allen B. West, John O’Neill, and Orianna Fallaci, whose good deeds have brought … [Read more...]