What gives with The New Republic? What was once a serious neo-liberal magazine increasingly reads like a blog post at DailyKos.
Exhibit A is its recent attempt to brand Senator George Allen a racist because he once displayed a Confederate flag at his home and wore a flag pin on his high school jacket lapel. Anyone remotely familiar with the culture of the South likely found that hilarious and could be forgiven for thinking that TNR was reprinting a scoop from TruthOut.org.p>Apparently we’ll be seeing more political dirt-slinging from TNR , if the editorial published last week is any indication. The editors take after anyone who dares question Al Gore’s new movie, An Inconvenient Truth . But they are past arguing with Gore’s critics, preferring to libel them. Last year I wrote the following about how environmentalists treated their opponents on global warming: br> /p>
Unable to win the public policy debate fair and square, environmental groups are falling back on an old stand-by — they attack the integrity of their opponents by dragging a corporate bogeyman out of the closet. Disgruntled green groups failed to win passage of global warming regulations in the recently passed energy bill, so they are resorting to claims that ExxonMobil buys off everyone who doesn’t take their side. Some strategy.br> You would expect this from Greenpeace and the Natural Resources Defense Council, but not
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?