Deflecting Draft Demagoguery

The House Republican leadership decisively quashed a shameful Democratic whisper campaign Tuesday night, voting en masse against a bill that would reinstate the draft. Hoping to put this rumor to rest, House Republicans shot down H.R. 163 by a vote of 402-2. A pair of “liberal” Democrats cast the two affirmative votes. For months, the fever swamps of the Left have claimed President Bush stood … [Read more...]

Kerry’s Self-Indictment

During his acceptance speech Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, John Kerry did something unprecedented for any presidential candidate: he indicted himself. In addition to outlining a dangerously weak foreign policy, Kerry at times appeared to be playing straight man for the Republican Party attack machine. Practically writing the ads the GOP will use against him in the … [Read more...]

Will Women be Drafted in Rangel’s Army?

This article's topic was pitched to me before I formally began my duties as Associate Editor at FrontPage Magazine. Charlie Rangel had introduced a bill to reinstate the draft, in hopes of destroying support for the looming war with Iraq. Jamie Glazov sent me an e-mail saying while FPM's leadership supported reintroducing the draft, it opposed Rangel's cynical motives. I replied that I would be … [Read more...]