Townhall Top Ten - Apr 15-21

Jonathan Garthwaite

4/22/2007 12:25:40 AM - Jonathan Garthwaite

Virginia Tech, feminism, the Duke rape case and partial birth abortion. That's what Townhall.com readers were talking about during the week that was -- April 15-21

#10. Ismail Ax: The Shooter Was Another 'Son of Sacrifice'
by Jerry Bowyer
First it was Johnny Muhammad, now it was Cho Sueng Hui aka Ismail Ax. Precisely how many mass shooters have to turn out to have adopted Muslim names before we get it?

#9. A Minority View: Exploiting Ignorance
by Walter Williams
So many Americans graduate high school and college having learned what to think as opposed to acquiring the tools of critical, independent thinking. Likewise, they have learned little about our nation's history. As such, they fall prey to the rhetoric of political charlatans and quacks. Let's look at a couple of examples.

#8. The Ginsburg Worldview
by David Limbaugh
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dissenting opinion in Gonzales v. Carhart illustrates the moral depths and quagmires of irrationality to which the political and cultural left in this country have descended.

#7. The Racist Press
by Ben Shapiro
It's time for a quick quiz. Who are the heroes, villains and victims in the following scenarios?

#6. You're Dead, I'm Healing
by Dennis Prager
Within hours of the massacre of more than 30 people at Virginia Tech University, the president of the university issued his first statement on the evil that had just engulfed the college campus and concluded with this:

#5. A Trail of Slime
by Thomas Sowell
District Attorney Michael Nifong has apologized to the Duke University students he indicted for rape for "judgments that ultimately proved to be incorrect." Contrary to the fashionable phrase, "mistakes were made," there is no reason to believe that any mistake was made by District Attorney Nifong in this case, or that he misjudged anything other than miscalculating what he could get away with.

#4. Let's Make America a 'Sad-Free Zone'!
by Ann Coulter
From the attacks of 9/11 to Monday's school shooting, after every mass murder there is an overwhelming urge to "do something" to prevent a similar attack. But since Adam ate the apple and let evil into the world, deranged individuals have existed.

#3. A Gutless Lynch Mob
by Thomas Sowell
Just before the Attorney General of North Carolina appeared on television to announce his decision on the Duke University "rape" case, one of the many expert TV legal commentators said that Attorney General Roy Cooper would probably use the words "insufficient evidence" but not the word "innocent" in dismissing the case.

#2. Why Feminists Fear Men
by Kevin McCullough
For years the modern feminists have attempted to completely obliterate the need for men in society. They have argued in favor of, marched for, and protested on behalf of the ideas that women can provide everything that a woman needs.

#1. Wanted: A culture of self-defense
by Michelle Malkin
There's no polite way or time to say it: American colleges and universities have become coddle industries. Big Nanny administrators oversee speech codes, segregated dorms, politically correct academic departments and designated "safe spaces" to protect students selectively from hurtful (conservative) opinions -- while allowing mob rule for approved leftist positions.