Matt Yglesias has been on a kick lately of accusing the Brookings Institution in general, and Michael O’Hanlon in particular, of being insufficiently dovish. The other day he mocked an Opportunity08 panel featuring policy advisors to Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, and John McCain:
Hawkish Democrat on the left, conservative Republican on the right, and another conservative Republican in the center. Sounds great. Michael O’Hanlon, naturally, will moderate.I just attended this panel, and afterwards I spoke to O’Hanlon and confirmed a rather salient fact: All of the major candidates were invited to send representatives.
Obviously, the Democratic frontrunners declined the invitation because they have a vested interest in not putting their foreign policy advisors on a public stage — any utterance more moderate than “cut and run yesterday” would invite a political attack from the left. That’s not O’Hanlon’s fault, though.
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?