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The National Moment of Remembrance takes place at 3pm local time today for one minute. Our minute-long tribute over at Hot Air is here. La Shawn Barber shares reflections. Castle Argghhh! has a three-part Memorial Day series. Start here. Take time to read the Mudville Gazette and Milblogs, where Wynton Hall issues a challenge: Attention […]
Remind me again which party has the majority in the U.S. Senate? Via Reuters: Senate leaders on Thursday announced a bipartisan compromise on an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws, giving some illegal immigrants a path to citizenship and creating a temporary worker program. “I think we’re looking like we may be able to dance this […]
Reader H.J.T. has kindly sent me the full, 16-page “whiny kids grow up to be conservatives” study in PDF format. Click here to download and read the entire document. Update: Removed for copyright *** RightWingDuck spoofs. Dr. Helen: The Politicization of Psychology Continues Helen and Glenn’s recent podcast explores this very topic with Dr. Nicholas […]
I’m heading home in a bit after an enjoyable event at Oberlin College kicking off the Ronald Reagan Lecture Series. It was refreshing to see a healthy, engaged group of College Republicans on campus, and some wonderful professors on their side grounded in reality. C-SPAN covered the speech, which will probably air in the next […]
Remembering the Challenger disaster: Dr. Sanity, a former NASA flight surgeon, was at Cape Canaveral in Florida on that fateful day 20 years ago assigned as the Crew Surgeon for Mission 51-L. Below the Beltway remembers. Mike’s Noise has a link-filled tribute and recommends this video commemoration at Chris Valentine’s. NASA remembers. Space.com remembers. I’ll […]
Yes, blogging has been light. Among many other duties, I’ve had my hands full trying to potty-train our two-year-old son. It’s a losing battle so far, although Spongebob has been helping. Meantime, there are lots of good reads ’round the Internet. *Belated congrats to Rusty at The Jawa Report on his two-year blogiversary. One of […]
Good lunch-time surfing… John Noonan at The Officer’s Club reflects on the 25th anniversary of the end of the Iran Hostage crisis: While the Iranian regime was still taking its baby-steps, we revealed to the Ayatollahs our greatest weakness: upsetting the American public is our Achilles heel. Two years later, Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorists twice bombed […]
GOP and the City is covering the NYC transit temper tantrum: Estimated daily cost of a strike to the city – $400,000,000 Average Salary for a Subway/Bus operator – $62,000 Starting Salary for a NYPD Police officer – $25,100 Trying to get support from a public that makes less money (on average), will get less […]
So, President Bush is at the border this week paying lip service to new “immigration reform”–even as he pushes his same old, enforcement-undermining amnesty plan. Back at the Department of Homeland [In]Security, crony nominee Julie Myers has may be given a recess appointment to head up the Immigration & Customs Enforcement agency, reports Debbie Schlussel. […]
It’s the first anniversary of President Reagan’s passing. Trey Jackson has a lovely tribute.
Browsing through the “New Non-Fiction” section at my local Borders today, I came across the following cover: Yes, believe your eyes! It’s the latest publication from the trustworthy narrators of history at CBS News–who are cravenly attempting to cash in on President Reagan’s death in time for the holiday book-buying season. I just about spit […]
My column is about the now-thoroughly-discredited myth that higher turnout benefits Democrats. Here’s the intro: Despite apocalyptic claims of systemic voter suppression, upwards of 120 million Americans were able to navigate traffic, traverse bad weather, find their polling places, stand in line without fainting, elbow their way past United Nations nosybodies and MoveOn.org mobsters, press […]
Well, now that the talking heads don’t have to say “Too Close To Call” anymore, a new batch of mindlessly repeated phrases are polluting the airwaves “The Country is Deeply Divided.” “It’s Time to Heal.” “We Need to Heal.” “The President Must Reach Out.” Oh, blecch. Yes, civility is all well and good. But it […]
Zell, Zell, Zell! 1) The whole speech. So many stirring lines. These were some of the best: What has happened to the party I’ve spent my life working in? I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny. It was Democratic President Harry Truman who […]
The latest news on the book front: * I will be speaking about the book in Houston today, at an event sponsored by The Houston Forum. My next public appearances will be at U.C. Berkeley (145 Dwinelle Hall) at 7 pm on Weds Sep 8th, Borders Books in Puyallup, Wash., at 7 pm on Friday […]
For those who are interested, I have uploaded a follow-up response to professors Eric Muller and Greg Robinson, two principal critics of my new book. You can read the whole thing here. Part I of my response to Muller and Robinson, posted a few weeks ago, is here. I appreciate the extensive effort that these […]
The name will be unfamiliar to most, but Constantine Menges was a great American dedicated to the preservation of freedom and security. He served under President Reagan as Special Assistant for National Security Affairs and at the CIA as a National Intelligence Officer. He was a scholar, author, university professor. Menges oversaw the design of […]
Read this. Then wipe away your tears and read my friend Mike Fumento’s important piece on defeating Alzheimer’s.
Ben Johnson at FrontPageMag raises troubling questions about the imam selected to represent Muslims at President Reagan’s funeral today. Excerpt: Magid, who was born and educated in the Sudan, is the Director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS). ADAMS has numerous close affiliations with the main targets of “Operation Green Quest,” “the largest […]
I’ll be leaving for D.C. later on today for President Reagan’s arrival. Will attend the public viewing this evening. From the Washington Post today: Anthony Ferrari, a Miami businessman, traveled up here for the funeral procession. “The man had a big impact on America. He really loved this country and it showed.”
New column: “My Ronald Reagan moment” is up. And the Washington Post revisits Lenny Skutnik and other everyday heroes honored by President Reagan.