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Bobby Fischer’s Endgame

Bobby Fischer’s Endgame
By January 18, 2008

Bobby Fischer, one of the great chess players of the last century, is dead, aged – what else? – 64. The controversial former world chess champion, Bobby Fischer, has died in Iceland at the age of 64. The US-born player, … Read More

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Hitch on Identity Politics

Hitch on Identity Politics
By January 18, 2008

When we've reached the point in our national consciousness that people begin asking themselves again if Mike Huckabee wasn't the name of that garrulous gentleman who overquoted them on the price of a Ford Taurus, we shall be confronted with … Read More

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Ledeen on Liberal Fascism: Unresearched, Lazy, and Wrong

Ledeen on Liberal Fascism: Unresearched, Lazy, and Wrong
By January 17, 2008

At Pajamas Media, Michael Ledeen gives an absolute barracking to Jonah Goldberg's new book. Ledeen, who learned about fascism from Italy's greatest historian of fascism, Renzo De Felice, stays fastidiously polite while noting that it's difficult to write cogently about … Read More

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Afternoon News Roundup

Afternoon News Roundup
By January 17, 2008

Billion Dollar Bash Merrill Lynch officially joins Morgan Stanley, Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers in reporting spectacular fourth-quarter losses. Their number: $9.8 billion. The optimistic reaction captured by Bloomberg is that this is the "kitchen sink" number, meaning, … Read More

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Jewish Leaders Condemn Obama Smear E-mails

Jewish Leaders Condemn Obama Smear E-mails
By January 17, 2008

Last week Jewcy reported on a series of anti-Obama e-mails, rapidly spreading in the Jewish community, that accuse the "Jew-hating" senator of hiding his true Muslim faith, supporting Louis Farrakhan and favoring Palestinians over Israelis. (Andrew Sullivan linked to the … Read More

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Morning News Roundup

Morning News Roundup
By January 17, 2008

More News from the Mouth of Howard Beale Well, economic news continues to disappoint. Inflation has officially arrived and it hasn’t really been in the foreground since the late ‘70s, so no one’s really sure what to do with it. … Read More

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Join the Israeli Army or Lose the Right to Vote

Join the Israeli Army or Lose the Right to Vote
By January 16, 2008

Israelis are abuzz over a proposed law which would equalize its military conscription, provide the option of national service (Sherut Leumi), and punish those who refuse to serve. Labor Minister Eitan Cabel, with the backing of Defense Minister Ehud Barak, … Read More

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The Homeland Security Campus

The Homeland Security Campus
By January 16, 2008

The Nation is worried about the rise of the “homeland security campus”: From Harvard to UCLA, the ivory tower is fast becoming the latest watchtower in Fortress America. The terror warriors, having turned their attention to “violent radicalization and homegrown … Read More

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