Will Obama Betray Armenian Christians on Easter Sunday?

by Ben Johnson I never thought I would write these words but -- God bless Kim Kardashian. On her website, nestled beneath announcements of Belle Noel's spring collection and "Jenny McCarthy's fearless ShoeDazzle Shoe!" is a blog entry entitled, "Time to Recognize the Armenian Genocide." In it, the reality show star reminds the world of one of the twentieth century's earliest, and most … [Read more...]

Polls: ObamAlbatross May Not Last to 2012

A series of new polls show Barack Obama has become so politically radioactive that even many Democrats do not want him at the head of their ticket in 2012. Everyone understands, if polls are accurate and the elections are free of fraud, the Republican Party will do well tomorrow. But how well? The Gallup Organization, a non-partisan polling firm respected for its work since the Eisenhower … [Read more...]

Deadly Silence

Budapest, 1956. Prague, 1968. Gdansk, 1981. Tianenmen Square, 1989. Tehran, 2009. Each of these surprise flashpoints in history’s long march against totalitarianism proved as dazzling at its outset as it did hopeless at its extermination. Each of them left a trail of broken bodies, but the last was different than all its historical forebears in one way: the president of the … [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...]

Jeane Kirkpatrick, RIP

For many of us, December 7 has another reason to live in infamy. Last Thursday, Ronald Reagan’s first ambassador to the United Nations, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, passed away at the age of 80. A tireless exponent of the truth, even when in environs as hostile as international diplomacy, she perfectly reflected her president's wishes and her nation's consensus. Her rhetoric “took everyone by … [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...]