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Once upon a time, society had the decency to keep its nut jobs largely under wraps. We were like a giant Snickers bar. You knew the nuts were in there. But they were tucked safely away between the chocolate and the nougat. The Internet changed all...
Tags: Barack Obama, Ocoee, Executive Branch, Rick Perry, Government
Jonah GoldbergI think I owe an apology to George W. Bush. William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a...
The Hartford CourantThe presidential campaign, hitherto a plod through a torrent of words tedious beyond words, began to dance in Denver. There a masterfully prepared Mitt Romney completed a trifecta of tasks and unveiled an issue that, because it illustrates contemporary...
Washington Post Writers GroupWASHINGTON — The presidential campaign, hitherto a plod through a torrent of words tedious beyond words, began to dance in Denver. There, a masterfully prepared Mitt Romney completed a trifecta of tasks and unveiled an issue that, because it...
After declining to give details of the Romney-Ryan tax plan during a testy back-and-forth with host Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday," GOP Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate, offered a novel excuse. He didn't want to put viewers...
Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate has ramped up interest in the author/philosopher Ayn Rand. Ryan is backing away from her these days, mostly because of her atheism and other inconvenient social views, but he has proclaimed more...
American VoicesOn the final evening of the Democratic National Convention, the blogger Andrew Sullivan posted a picture of Congressman Barney Frank kissing his spouse. Frank is openly gay and what is striking about the picture is a total absence of reticence, and the...
CNNLOS ANGELES -- Gore Vidal, the eclectic author who faithfully chronicled the major shifts and upheavals in the United States in books, essays and plays, has died. He was 86. Vidal died at his Los Angeles home Tuesday evening of complications from...
Paul GreenbergHe was a minor figure in the freak show and dictionary of dysfunction that was American culture during the downhill years of the last century. And the more minor a figure, the better. Yet on his death at 86, another proof that the good die young, he still...
Liz Smith"George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and the founders were almost to a man isolationists. We had a big country; it was new. We had a lot to do. We have no business fighting a war. It's none of our business. ... "The word democracy is never mentioned...
Blogging with Bill WhiteMy column Saturday contrasted the philosophies expressed by author/philosopher Ayn Rand and the heroes of her novels with the Harper Lee character Atticus Finch. Specifically, I cited something Finch said to his daughter in "To Kill a Mockingbird." "You...
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