From marchers in Washington, D.C., chanting, "Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld -- the Real Axis of Evil," to Teddy Kennedy offering his warmed-over appeasement to the National Press Club, the past couple of weeks have offered a telling snapshot of American liberalism.
President Bush's surprise announcement to abolish the double tax on dividends sparked the best early year stock market gain in 15 years. But now we hear the usual drab worries over the economic recovery, corporate profits and the potential military invasion of Iraq. Meanwhile, the market rally has dissipated.
All the blather about the University of Michigan race discrimination case has at least proved one thing: The Supreme Court's abandonment of legal reasoning has taken the public by storm!
Yao Ming, the new 22-year-old National Basketball Association sensation, imported from mainland China, recently gave athletes, reporters and America a lesson in poise and grace -- except the display did not take place on the basketball court.
One of the hardest things to understand about economics is that policies generally impact on the economy only with a lag. That is, an action by the government today may not actually affect the economy for months or even years. It takes time for policies to take effect and change economic behavior.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair is no Margaret Thatcher, but he sounded like her clone when he took to the floor of the House of Commons last Wednesday (Jan. 15) during the weekly Question Time and gave a spirited defense for the necessity of toppling Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
With the day of reckoning with Iraq looming, those who would rather ignore the threat posed by Saddam Hussein have found a favorite new red herring in North Korea. On the surface, it seems like inverted priorities: the country without nuclear weapons is on the brink of forcible disarmament, while the nation with a very much active nuclear program gets an olive branch.
Selective colleges like the University of Michigan practice a blatant form of racial preference, yet they attempt to obscure this truth with all their might. Race, they insist, is only one factor among many they consider when evaluating each individual applicant.
The odds are that you have wondered at one time or another why the great majority of Jews and nearly all blacks vote Democrat. There are, after all, no other ethnic or racial groups that so overwhelmingly and consistently vote either Republican or Democrat.
Breaking news from Saudi Arabia: "U.S. women interact with local populace." According to the Arab News, actual "female" Americans of the Saudi-American Exchange Program met with a bona fide Saudi "female date farmer." The reason?
The current buzz is that the Saudis, Egyptians, Turks and others are plotting to have Saddam Hussein removed from power -- either voluntarily with a “golden parachute” exile package for him and his family, or involuntarily via possibly violent action.
Last week, I had the opportunity to debate the estate tax with Bill Gates Sr., father of the Microsoft founder. He was in Washington to promote a new book he has co-authored on why the estate tax should be kept and not abolished in 2010, as current law dictates.
Illinois Gov. George Ryan's commutation of the death sentences of all 167 inmates in Illinois prisons is another golden moment for liberals that underscores how many of their successes are tarnished by being explicitly, even exuberantly anti-democratic.
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