Townhall Top Ten - March 25-31

Jonathan Garthwaite
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Posted: Apr 01, 2007 12:05 AM

Global Warming was hot again last week with Walter Williams and Michael Barone commenting.  Radical Islam and national Security too.  The winning trifecta this past week was Coulter, D'Souza, and Mike Adams.   See what else Townhall.com readers were talking about during the week that was -- March 25 - March 31.

#10. The John Doe Manifesto
by Michelle Malkin
Minneapolis Star Tribune columnist Katherine Kersten reported last week that the imams, advised by the grievance-mongers at the Council on American-Islamic Relations, also plan to sue "John Does" -- innocent bystanders who alerted the authorities about their security concerns.

#9. The Politics of Anger
by George Will
The politics of disdain -- e.g., Howard Dean's judgment that Republicans are "brain dead" and "a lot of them never made an honest living in their lives" -- derails politics by defining opponents as beyond the reach of reason. The anger directed at Bush today, like that directed at Clinton during his presidency, luxuriates in its own vehemence.

#8. Global Warming Heresy
by Walter Williams
Most climatologists agree that the earth's temperature has increased about a degree over the last century. The debate is how much of it is due to mankind's activity. Britain's Channel 4 television has just produced "The Great Global Warming Swindle," a documentary that devastates most of the claims made by the environmentalist movement. The scientists interviewed include top climatologists from MIT and other prestigious universities around the world. The documentary hasn't aired in the U.S., but it's available on the Internet.

#7. Gore's Faith Is Bad Science
by Michael Barone
Al Gore likes to present himself as a tribune of science, warning the world of imminent danger. But he is more like an Old Testament prophet, calling on us to bewail our wrongful conduct and to go and sin no more. 

#6. Dangerous Demagoguery


by Thomas Sowell
One of the dangers in being a demagogue is that some of your own supporters -- those who take you literally -- can turn against you when you start letting your actions be influenced by realities, instead of following the logic of your ringing rhetoric.

#5. Rosie O' Donnell is Bad News
by Lorie Byrd
It would be bad enough if all Americans had to worry about was bad reporting on their television newscasts. In addition to the many recent cases of not only bias, but outright false reporting on the newscasts, there is a lot of "news reporting" working its way into entertainment media and the result is a misinformed public.

#4. New Form of Evil Is Why America Has Not Won Iraq War
by Dennis Prager
I never thought we could see a new form of evil. After the gas chambers of the Holocaust, the tens of millions murdered in the Gulag, the forced starvation in the Ukraine, the hideous medical experiments on people by the Germans and the Japanese in World War II, the torture chambers in all police states, I had actually believed that no new forms of evil existed. I was wrong.

#3. 'Sorry' doesn't seem to be the hardest word
by Ann Coulter
When will Republicans learn to stop apologizing? The Bush administration is embroiled in the most ridiculous non-scandal scandal in human history -- set off when the administration stupidly apologized for firing its own employees.

#2. Liberal Myths about Radical Islam
by Dinesh D'Souza
As the Pelosi Democrats attempt to steer the debate on Iraq and the war on terror away from President Bush's approach, it is useful to examine the premises behind the liberal Democratic understanding of the war on terror.

#1. University Officials Buggered by Gay Unicorn
by Mike Adams
I don't have any patience, tolerance, or open-mindedness when it comes to certain things. And one of those things is a damned liar. That's why I could never work as a UNCW student newspaper editor or as an assistant to my boss, Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo.