Mr. President, If You Support the Troops, Help Them Vote

One of the president's aims in his address last night was to clean up his image as the community-organizer-in-chief, the president who refuses to wear a flag pin on his lapel or put his hand over his heart for the national anthem. He attempted to boost his patriotism by rhetorically hitching himself to George W. Bush. In his address last night, Barack Obama said: This afternoon, I spoke to former … [Read more...]

Sotomayor’s Racialist Judicial Activism

This article originally appeared as the weekend lead for Friday, June 26, 2009. Five months later, it was chosen for inclusion in Opposing Viewpoints, America's Prisons, vol. 2. The inclusion is a special honor for me. Not only is the Opposing Viewpoints series in nearly every high school library in the country, but it provides an invaluable service: fairly representing conflicting views on an … [Read more...]

“Charitable” Foundations: ATMs for the Left

One of the unlamented developments of this election year is the Democratic Party’s retreat to the Left. Although the media claim the party's voters have learned their lesson by settling for the “electable” John F. Kerry, a cursory examination of the Democrats shows they remain animated by anti-Bush furor. The party rank-and-file may have decided they prefer the sing-song cadences of John … [Read more...]