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Giuliani’s Sleaziest Endorsement

Giuliani’s Sleaziest Endorsement
By November 7, 2007

The announcement that Pat Roberston had decided to throw his God-fearing weight behind Rudy Giuliani should come as no surprise to anyone who's followed the trajectory of America's Mayor since he abandoned his Churchillian stature in order to run for … Read More

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Hatemonger Helper

Hatemonger Helper
By November 7, 2007

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Clarence Page has written a fascinating column (you can read it here) about the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes. Ever since the “events”—that euphemism of euphemisms—in Jena, Louisiana, the media have reported punctiliously on a rash of … Read More

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The Best Kept Secret: Civil Progress In Afghanistan

The Best Kept Secret: Civil Progress In Afghanistan
By November 7, 2007

“This was supposed to be the good war,” goes the current liberal meme on Afghanistan. The implication being that Iraq was catastrophic from the get go, but now American hubris has turned the righteous battle in Afghanistan sour as well. … Read More

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Hopes for The Cabal

Hopes for The Cabal
By November 6, 2007

Cabals and manifestos. The two things have an affinity primarily in their common association with transgression. Transgression is the greatest vice and virtue of political thought and action; it is positive since desirable social and political change is by definition … Read More

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Stop Funding Musharraf

Stop Funding Musharraf
By November 6, 2007

TNR's Joshua Kurlantzick makes a strong case for jettisoning Musharraf: When faced with past choices about whether to support Musharraf, American officials had to consider whether an alternative would be worse. Today, a realistic alternative would not be. For all … Read More

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Rosie O’Donell: Bad For The Gays (And Everyone Else, Too)

Rosie O’Donell: Bad For The Gays (And Everyone Else, Too)
By November 6, 2007

Over the summer, I implored "Old Rosie" to come back. You remember her: "The Queen of Nice" who shot Koosh balls into her studio audience. The closest we ever came to learning about her sex life (thankfully), was her ridiculous … Read More

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The End of the Bush Doctrine (No, Really This Time)

The End of the Bush Doctrine (No, Really This Time)
By November 6, 2007

Fred Kaplan is all gloom and doom about Pakistan, as well he should be. But this judgment struck me as a both premature and passe: One consequence of this crisis is that Bush's "freedom agenda" is finally bankrupt. He will … Read More

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Crazy Like a Fawkes

Crazy Like a Fawkes
By November 6, 2007

There seems to me something unseemly, if not downright sinister, in allowing the public to believe its own most outré fantasies. To take the most obvious example of the past decade, it was disappointing that the Bush Administration made no … Read More

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