Grizzly People founder Timothy Treadwell had Disney-fied the object of his affection. So, as Herzog chronicles, the 46-year-old bear activist and his 37-year-old girlfriend were mauled and eaten by an Alaskan grizzly in October 2003.
The deportation of the Jews from the Gaza Strip and northern Samaria over the past week and a half and surrounding events have put paid to two of the foundational myths of the narrative that has been propounded for the past 30 years by the Israeli and international Left.
For the past few years, we've been told (by John Kerry, Howard Dean, and various and sundry editorialists) that George W. Bush has, by fighting the 'wrong war, in the wrong place, at the wrong time,' 'created more terrorists' and 'isolated America' by inflaming passions in the Middle East.
James Burnham, philosopher and senior editor of National Review for many years, once nudged Bill Buckley, confiding, 'Bill, you and I think we are putting out a magazine, but what we actually have is Miss Buckley's finishing school for young ladies and gentlemen of conservative persuasion.'
The CDC is not satisfied with layman's explanations. A few months ago, it sent a crack team of investigators to hunt down the source of West Virginia's obesity outbreak.
With polls showing a decline in public support for the effort to establish stability and self-determination in Iraq, aging hippies from the '60s and their anti-all-war progeny have surfaced and are picketing and singing their protest songs at President Bush's ranch and at venues where he speaks.
Reviewing a spate of books about the media last month, federal appellate court judge Richard Posner argued that all the complaints about the media from the right and left simply reflected how market forces are changing the news business.
Most people don?t know it, but there is a war currently being waged within the UNC system. The administrations of each of the sixteen campuses are trying to outdo one another when it comes to funding unmitigated idiocy and perversion in the name of 'diversity.'
The media salivation over military mother Cindy Sheehan has renewed talk of a 'chickenhawk' contingent controlling American foreign policy.
Washington, D.C. talk radio station WMAL, 630 AM, has caved to pressure from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a group that has savaged journalists, critics of radical Islam, even the Fox TV show '24'—but which just as steadfastly has refused to specifically condemn various Islamic terrorist organizations.
A Spanish-speaking academic friend tells me that the Spanish roots from which the name of my home state, California, is derived mean 'hot as an oven.' This is quite apt these days. California is a seething cauldron on the issue of illegal immigration.
With all the misguided attempts to compare our current struggle in Iraq with America's most disastrous prior war, it's crucial for informed citizens to understand the profound contrasts and distinctions between Vietnam and Iraq - and to simultaneously come to terms with the one great and essential similarity.
I first fell in love with Habitat for Humanity in 1989 when Habitat's founding visionary, Millard Fuller, called me during my first week as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for President Bush 41.
Sensible Americans understand that, whatever their opinions about the war's origins and execution, leaving Iraq as a failed state would be disastrous. They also understand that overreaching now would not be a rational response to having underachieved so far.
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