Clinton W. Taylor

Aztec Justice

 

“A sad commentary is that when one of these individuals was arrested, he inquired as to whether or not his arrest and incarceration would have an effect on his becoming a federal law enforcement officer,” reported the DEA’s Ralph Partridge, describing one of the 96 arrestees in the recent San Diego State University drug sweep. […]

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Dunderhead Diplomat

 

Is Bill Richardson campaigning for Secretary of State? Investor’s Business Daily wondered as much as the New Mexico governor jetted off for a tete-a-tete with Hugo Chavez. The New Mexico governor thought he could talk Chavez into pressuring Colombia’s FARC into releasing its hostages, including three U.S. contractors they’ve held since 2003. Given his catastrophic […]

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Yale, Columbia

 

So let me get this straight. An Ivy League university has issued an invitation to a representative of a fascist government — one that rules by thuggery and intimidation, one that kills homosexuals and “loose” women, one that supports terrorism around the world. Didn’t I hear this story last year about Yale and its admission […]

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Norman Hsu’s Hong Kong Blues

 

(With apologies to Hoagy Carmichael) It’s the story of a very unfortunate liberal man Who got arrested and ran to old Hong Kong He’ll get twenty years’ privilege taken away from him If he’s not kidnapped again by the Tongs. He’s been makin’ up straw donors just to raise the price Of a ticket to […]

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Hezbollah in Latin America

 

It’s pretty rare that I have an occasion to congratulate Hugo Chavez’s government on anything, especially anything related to the War on Terror. But two cheers are in order for Venezuela’s capture of the leader of an international terror organization which looks to be responsible for an attack on a U.S. embassy last month. Teodoro […]

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The Delusion

 

Last year, the government of Burma moved. It just picked up all its personnel and left Rangoon for a fortified hideout city in the hills. It was, however, kind enough to leave a note for the press, explaining that it was moving, and leaving a fax number at which it could now be reached. It […]

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Turncoat or Straitjacket?

 

People betray their country for several different reasons, most commonly money or ideology. While many traitors live deeply troubled lives, and a touch of megalomania and messianic fervor often motivates them, none of the traitors I am familiar with have been certifiably crazy. Which makes sense, since an agent worth recruiting by a foreign power […]

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Braveheart’s Tequila Sunset

 

I have a feeling the kind of people who tend to ignore and excuse the anti-Semitic screeds coming out of Hezbollah will also be the kind of people who regard every awful word Mel Gibson said while plastered as a true expression of what he really, secretly believes. There is an overly large group of […]

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India’s 7/11

 

This one is not just going away. A final death toll has not emerged at this writing, but it has reached 200. Mumbai (Bombay), a city already battered by terrorism, is slowly coming to grips with the enormity of what happened. The horrific imagery of the blast rivals that of 9/11, and the comparisons have […]

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A Yale Murder

 

Yale alum and AEI scholar Michael Rubin recently took to task Richard Brodhead, former dean of Yale College and current president of Duke, over a couple of bad calls. Rubin thinks Brodhead rushed to judgment in condemning the Duke lacrosse team after allegations of rape surfaced after a wild party. The other bad call put […]

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