The Blackhawk helicopter hovered low over a field in the Sunni Triangle. A lone child, about twelve years old, glances up. Someone, his father, or perhaps an older brother, has taught him to hate Americans—which is why the boy picks up a rock and takes aim.
Democrat honchos, while forever complaining that President Bush has hurt America's image in the world, have themselves been engaged in a systematic campaign to slander President Bush, particularly over foreign policy, consequently undermining America's image in the world.
A report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has found that reading scores among the nation's hapless middle-school students have shown little improvement over the past two years, remaining at the same dismal level where they have lingered since the early 1990s.
The real complaint of Wal-Mart critics is not with middlemen we call "managers," but with the company's tightfisted customers and the company's stubbornly loyal employees, who refuse to pay tribute to the United Food and Commercial Workers Unions (aka "Wake-Up Wal-Mart").
In a private upstairs dining room Tuesday night in the Monocle restaurant on Capitol Hill, Susan McCue, chief of staff to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, periodically checked her BlackBerry and kept the large table up to date on gubernatorial election returns from Virginia and New Jersey.
Anyone reading the accounts of perhaps the most respected news organization on earth, the Associated Press, would have no clue that Muslims were primarily behind the riots. Ditto for those consuming the BBC, though at least that is a little less surprising.
A November cluster of comments on items in a leafy pile of news. . .
The recent announcement by Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Arlen Specter that confirmation hearings on Judge Samuel Alito have been postponed until January was only the latest in a series of painful examples of what happens when Senate Republicans wimp out.
When, seven months ago, I finished writing my book, "The West's Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations?", London had not been attacked by Islamist terrorists, the Tate Museum in London had not removed an art exhibit because it offended radical Muslim sensitivities, and France had not yet experienced the explosion of violence from elements of its Muslim population in its "no-go zone" communities.
Observing the riots in the suburbs of Paris, an American is tempted to rejoice. Are not the French getting their just desserts for their arrogance, opposition and condescension toward the United States and for their observation that the predominantly poor victims of Hurricane Katrina revealed an ugly underside of America that they happily condemned?
Democrats worry that Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito will vote against a constitutional right to abortion and against an expansive view of congressional power. But if the first prediction is accurate, they should hope the second one is too.
As winter looms, the savvy traveler begins meditations on spring break and summer vacation. Naturally, I'm torn between springtime in Paris or Baghdad, the world's newest and unlikeliest fun spot for those who like a little adventure mixed with their relaxation.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Townhall.com. It’s my first stop for information in the morning and my last stop for information in the evening.
On Wednesday, two Senate committees will hold a joint hearing on energy prices and corporate profits. Executives from the leading oil companies have been summoned so that senators can publicly berate them for greed, price gouging and anything else they can think of that might provide a good television soundbite.
My decision to write a column recommending “Do as I say (not as I do): Profiles in liberal hypocrisy,” by Peter Schweizer was easy.
"We in America know the benevolence that is at the heart of Islam," declared Condoleezza Rice, addressing assembled Muslim dignitaries at the annual Ramadan dinner at the State Department -- and provoking a second, consecutive examination in this column of the rhetoric of the most important U.S. official next to the president.
It's time for the Fed to let markets set interest rates while the central bank calibrates the amount of liquidity in the economy by paying attention to price-sensitive commodities, not imposing an artificial speed limit on economic growth.