His show trials commission and Sidney Hook. Also: Ben Stein and Obama’s latest war. Pawlenty and Franken. Plus more.
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“The left uses opposition to unpopular wars to recruit supporters the same way young men use poetry and cute dogs to pick up girls.”
Please stop corrupting the minds of our young. Only the
— D. Gurevich
Thank you, Ben.
— Jeremiah in the Rockies
Re: George Wittman’s Democracy and Islam:
Islam (as religion and as culture) is an oxymoron to the idea of democracy. Just spend some time learning about Islamic ideas and the historical record! Many of the “experts and academically-educated talking heads” from our universities and “think tanks” are blinded by arrogance and ignorance directed by political correctness.
Islam is the only major culture where political and theological (spiritual) powers are vested in one center (caliph). Historically, Islam is an imperialistic culture governed by Mohammed’s concept of jihad. The Qur’an’s Islamic doctrine of abrogation (naskh) is the theory where Allah’s later revelation to Mohammad cancels out the earlier ones. According to this idea the verses of the ninth sura (Verse of the Sword 9:5), “slay the unbelievers wherever you find them” repeal the peaceful verses revealed earlier. The ninth sutra is the last section of the Qur’an revealed to Mohammad.
It was with the assistance of arrogant, ignorant and
cowardly, politically-accommodating “intelligencia” that
fascism-Nazism and communism in the 2oth century could exist.
I wonder what can be expected today!
— Milan Alexander.
ROBERT REICH SENT ME
Re: Peter Ferrara’s Bush Tax Cuts Still Working — For Now:
A 15% tax rate for all individuals? What utter arrogant
nonsense. What is needed is a return to Eisenhower days with max
rates of 70%. Those with incomes over $250K do not pay anything
close to their fair share today. Every person earning $1M or more
should be taxed at a 50% rate at minimum. As for the thought that
having low taxes causes jobs, don’t make me laugh. That old
chestnut has been disproved more times than I can count. What low
tax rates do for the rich is enable them to retain more wealth, not
spend it. As for estate taxes, they should be raised to 50% of
everything over $500K. Let each successive generation start out on
a more or less equal footing.
— Michael Harrison
ASKING FOR TROUBLE:
Re: Robert Stacy McCain’s The First Casualty of War:
Give me more Stacy McCain!!!
— Mike Anderson
El Segundo, CA
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?