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Over the weekend, Brad Johnson of ThinkProgress filed a distinctly underwhelming report on the sinister SECRET FOREIGN MONEY!!! behind the US Chamber of Commerce. Notably, none of the highlighted contributions amount to more than $15,000 to the Chamber — hardly a significant chunk of the Chamber’s $75 million campaign budget. Also notable: the breathless tone of the revelation that the Chamber’s donors include “even oil companies owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain.”
Well gee whiz, that sure sounds scary — if your knowledge of Middle Eastern geopolitics is limited to a generalized suspicion of the Moozlims. But Bahrain is a staunch ally of the United States — the host, in fact of the US Navy’s 5th Fleet — and while it’s not a liberal democracy by any stretch, institutions critical to democratization are under construction, as yesterday’s parliamentary election demonstrates. Needless to say, it’s unlikely that this incremental opening of an Arab society would be happening if not for the relationship between Bahrain and the US — including the trade relationship that the Chamber of Commerce lobbies to protect.
We are told almost daily that irrational, nativist, know-nothing Islamophobia is an affliction of the American right. It would seem, though, that it’s also a problem on the left — at least among the unprincipled partisan hacks at ThinkProgress.
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?