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Dubai Roll-up

Here’s a roundup of opinion about the Dubai Ports World bruhaha: A Dubai Finesse – Charles Krauthammer Port Hysteria – Rich Lowry Overboard – Jonah Goldberg The Politically Correct vs. the Politically Ridiculous – Andrew C. McCarthy Good for America – James K. Glassman Where’s common sense? – Charles Schumer and Peter King We tend …

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posted by: The Editors @ 11:31 am February 24, 2006


The left’s war on science

Ever since George W. Bush became president, some have been complaining about “the politicization of science” or the idea that the current administration is undermining, ignoring, and stifling science in the United States. But what the complainers are usually doing is conflating science and policy. Various policy preferences can be supported with scientific evidence, but …

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posted by: The Editors @ 8:59 am February 20, 2006


Secular left’s attack on Boy Scouts continues

The attack on the Boy Scouts continues. Read about it here, at the blog Stones Cry Out. Arguments in a major Boy Scouts case unfolding in Pasadena, Calif., before a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals – a case that is certain to be headed for the Supreme Court — centered on …

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posted by: The Editors @ 9:28 am February 17, 2006


Today’s Chutzpah Award Winner: Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has loads of nerve, if nothing else. Via Yahoo News: Asked at a press conference for her reaction about how the White House has handled the incident, US Senator Hillary Clinton called the Bush administration’s failure to be more forthcoming “troubling.” “A tendency of this administration — from the top all the way …

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posted by: The Editors @ 12:25 pm February 15, 2006


“New” Abu Ghraib photos are not news

The Washington Post is reporting on “new” photos from the prisoner abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. An Australian television channel today broadcast more photographs of abuse of Iraqi prisoners at the U.S.-run Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad. The graphic images, which included naked, blood-soaked prisoners, were quickly picked up by Arabic television …

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posted by: The Editors @ 11:39 am February 15, 2006


In case you needed another reason to love Justice Scalia…

From the AP ( via The Washington Post): “That’s the argument of flexibility and it goes something like this: The Constitution is over 200 years old and societies change. It has to change with society, like a living organism, or it will become brittle and break.” “But you would have to be an idiot to …

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posted by: The Editors @ 6:40 pm February 14, 2006


WaPo: “Bush Budget Would Cut Popular Health Programs”

The Washington Post has another article today about the mean, heartless Republicans cutting the budget for a list of healthcare programs. And surprise! – the doctors, facilities, state agencies, etc. who receive all that money don’t want to lose a nickel of it and predict dire consequences. Bush Budget Would Cut Popular Health Programs President …

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posted by: The Editors @ 4:11 pm February 14, 2006


VP Cheney shooting accident: Press thinks it’s all about them

The mainstream press reaction to the accidental shooting of a fellow hunter by Vice President Cheney has been hilarious. It’s just another testament to their own self-absorption. The opening line of a column by Dan Froomkin of the Washington Post: Why isn’t Dick Cheney on TV right now? Froomkin also gives a roundup of media …

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posted by: The Editors @ 10:31 am February 13, 2006


Al Gore goes to Saudi Arabia to badmouth America

Al Gore gave a pretty disgusting, even seditious speech over the weekend in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, declaring among other things (via Yahoo News): …Arabs had been “indiscriminately rounded up” and held in “unforgivable” conditions. The former vice president said the Bush administration was playing into al-Qaida’s hands by routinely blocking Saudi visa applications. First, it’s …

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posted by: The Editors @ 8:01 am February 13, 2006


“Bush misled us into war” – the meme that wouldn’t die

The Washington Post once again flogs the “Bush lied us into war” meme: The former CIA official who coordinated U.S. intelligence on the Middle East until last year has accused the Bush administration of “cherry-picking” intelligence on Iraq to justify a decision it had already reached to go to war, and of ignoring warnings that …

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posted by: The Editors @ 9:03 am February 11, 2006


Abramoff and Reid – Guilt-by-association for me, but not for thee

Lots of Democrats have been trying very hard to drag President Bush into the Abramoff scandal in a transparent guilt-by-association maneuver. They hit a speed bump yesterday when the AP reported that Senator Harry Reid, yes Democrat Senate minority leader Harry Reid, had extensive contacts with Abramoff’s lobbying firm and clients. From the Washington Post …

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posted by: The Editors @ 3:37 pm February 10, 2006


Lessons Taught by Grammy – sometimes music still beats non-music

Columnist Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post tries to explain today why rapper Kanye West was denied the Grammy awards for album of the year and record of the year, asking in the opening paragraph: Was his insolent claim that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” the reason Kanye West didn’t win the prestigious …

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posted by: The Editors @ 12:49 pm February 10, 2006


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