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The Aging Radicals Among Us

You probably saw Megyn Kelly's riveting interview – actually, "harsh interrogation" is more like it – with 60's radical Bill Ayers. The despicable terrorist was nimble and slippery, but Megyn blasted him with dates and facts the way his Weather Underground once set off bombs. Of course, the 69-year-old Ayers was as unapologetic and unrepentant…

The World’s Oldest Hatred

Screenwriter Ben Hecht was known as "The Shakespeare of Hollywood." His remarkable portfolio included "The Front Page," "Notorious," "Mutiny on the Bounty," and dozens of other classics. Hecht also wrote a one-sentence lamentation that resonates today: "How sad that in the warmest hearts I knew lurked always a little cold spot for the Jew." That…

Whither Patriotism?

You've probably heard about the new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center. One notable and unfortunate finding: Only 28% of Americans believe this nation "stands above all other countries." That's down ten points from just three years ago, when 38% considered this the greatest country in the world. Even Republicans, usually stalwart defenders of…

Borderline Insanity

Take a moment to contemplate the number. 52,000 children, unaccompanied by any adult, have illegally crossed our southern border in recent months. 52,000! That's the population of Port Arthur, Texas, or a sellout crowd at Yankee Stadium. Tens of thousands more are expected to arrive in the coming weeks. Immigration has usually been something to…

Noble Nation, Noble Warriors

Who lost Iraq? Pose that question to a liberal Democrat, and the dastardly Bush gets the blame. Ask a conservative Republican, and feckless Obama is the culprit. According to Bernie Goldberg, both sides are right: President Bush was ill-advised to go in, and President Obama was naive to get out with such nonchalance. But let's…

Noble Nation, Noble Warriors

Who lost Iraq? Pose that question to a liberal Democrat, and the dastardly Bush gets the blame. Ask a conservative Republican, and feckless Obama is the culprit. According to Bernie Goldberg, both sides are right: President Bush was ill-advised to go in, and President Obama was naive to get out with such nonchalance. But let's…

A Deal with the Devil

On one side – five battle-hardened terrorists, men who live for killing Americans and returning the Taliban to power. On the other side – one U.S. soldier who unquestionably deserted his unit in eastern Afghanistan. Would you have made the deal? When pollsters put that question to military veterans, 68% said President Obama made the…

A Deal with the Devil

On one side – five battle-hardened terrorists, men who live for killing Americans and returning the Taliban to power. On the other side – one U.S. soldier who unquestionably deserted his unit in eastern Afghanistan. Would you have made the deal? When pollsters put that question to military veterans, 68% said President Obama made the…