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by | Oct 12, 2011

James Madison By Richard Brookhiser (Basic Books, 287 pages, $26.99) Over the last half century Americans have sought a more enlightened, often politically correct, evaluation of their founders. Not for us, for example, are Parson Weems’ tales about George Washington…

by | Jun 15, 2011

Republicans, increasingly anxious about the approaching presidential contest, are spending an inordinate amount of time searching for saviors. As a result, accomplished governors, charismatic candidates-turned talk show hosts, and rising congressional stars have been beseeched to run, and all have…

by | Jan 31, 2011

The arrival of Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday will be accompanied by a chorus of fond reminiscences and misty-eyed appreciations. In fact, the tributes are already underway. And, they are not just coming from Dutch’s ideological descendants. President Barack Obama, writing…

by | Aug 27, 2010

From the rolling hills of Brown County to the banks of the Ohio River, the stretch of land that constitutes Indiana’s 9th Congressional District is strikingly serene. You would never know it’s a war zone.  Since 2002 the 9th has…

by | Jan 20, 2010

Anyone else eagerly anticipating President Obama’s forthcoming proposal to encourage the wearing of school uniforms? Or not…

by | Nov 14, 2009
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by | Sep 9, 2009

On a distantly related note to that Rasmussen Poll showing dwindling public support for unions, we should reflect on the fact that is was on this day exactly 90 years ago that the majority of Boston’s police officers (1,100 out…

by | Sep 8, 2009

On the heels of his characterization of those with reservations about the coming health care overhaul as “political terrorists,” Congressman Baron Hill (IN-9) reveals exactly how he feels about his constituents — who, by the way, are not permitted to…

by | Sep 8, 2009

On a distantly related note to that Rasmussen Poll showing dwindling public support for unions, we might want to reflect on the fact that is was on this day exactly 90 years ago that the majority of Boston’s police officers (1,100…

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