Jonathan Garthwaite

The Top Ten -- What readers were talking about during the week that was.   April 22-28

#10. Jefferson Versus the Muslim Pirates
by Christopher Hitchens
When I first began to plan my short biography of Thomas Jefferson, I found it difficult to research the chapter concerning the so-called Barbary Wars: an event or series of events that had seemingly receded over the lost horizon of American history.

#9. Rewriting History a Classroom at a Time
by Fred Thompson
By now, we're used to people like Iranian President Ahmadinejad denying that the holocaust ever happened, even while he and his regime promise not only the destruction of Israel but the elimination of Jews internationally.

left">#8. Ashamed of the Gospel? Missed Opportunity at Virginia Tech
by Frank Pastore
Let’s test your knowledge of world religions. Below is the entire message delivered by one of the four religious leaders at last week’s convocation at Virginia Tech, in the aftermath of the horrible mass murders that left 32 dead and 21 injured.

#7. Hillary's Reverse "Sister Souljah" Strikeout
by Michelle Malkin
In 1992, Bill Clinton hit a political home run with his "Sister Souljah" moment. In 2007, Hillary Clinton suffered a reverse "Sister Souljah" strikeout. If it isn't the end of her presidential aspirations, it should be.

#6. Protecting decency
by Mike Gallagher
shooting in America, this time at Virginia Tech. And once more, the Westboro Baptist Church people from Topeka, Kansas are planning to protest outside the funerals of all 32 of the shooting victims.

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