Archives for May 2009

Bigot-in-Chief

President Obama won the White House with the majority support of nominal Roman Catholics. According to polls, 54 percent of Catholics voted for Obama, and half supported his speaking at Notre Dame. There, Obama called for understanding in the culture wars, pleading, “Each side will continue to make its case to the public with passion and conviction, but surely we can do so without reducing those … [Read more...]

Erratic

THE PRESIDENT’S INCREASINGLY ERRATIC HOMELAND SECURITY POLICIES just took another turn. President Obama announced yesterday that he will challenge the court-ordered release of 44 photos of interrogators abusing detainees after all. This comes just weeks after he announced he would release those photos, and up to 2,000 pictures in all, by May 28. For once, the president is right: change is … [Read more...]

All the Rage

THIS WEEKEND’ WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENTS DINNER DEBASED OUR POLITICAL DISCOURSE IN A WAY NOT EVEN THE LEFT HAD NOT PREVIOUSLY SUCCEEDED, but Wanda Sykes’ death wish was not the cause in itself. The Left has made bloodlust for its political opponents de rigueur. The moment that desecrated one of our national institutions affected a more fundamental aspect of character. Another Leftist Death … [Read more...]

Arlen Specter’s Blood Libel

Arlen Specter has not been a Democrat for one week, and he is already saying things that are unconscionable. As conservatives spent the last three days celebrating Jack Kemp’s life, Specter sought to charge Republicans with his death. Discussing his recent party change with Bob Schieffer on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday, Specter, D-Lifelong Incumbency, stated: “as a matter of principle, I'm … [Read more...]

An American Renaissance Man

On Saturday evening, the physical life of Jack Kemp came to an end, but his contributions to American political and intellectual life have never been more timely. An advocate of a strong economy, missile defense, and broadening the base of the Republican Party by including minorities, Kemp’s past may prove the conservative movement’s prologue. A man as forward-looking as Kemp would appreciate … [Read more...]