Townhall Top Ten - July 29-Aug 4

Posted: Aug 05, 2007 12:05 AM

Here's what readers were talking about during the week that was -- July 29-Aug 5, 2007

#10. In Defense of Drunk Astronauts
by Charles Krauthammer
Cut these cowboys some slack. These are not wobbly Northwest Airlines pilots trying to get off the runway and steer through clouds and densely occupied airspace. An ascending space shuttle, I assure you, encounters very little traffic.

#9. Che! You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
by Mike Adams
Before I get into the details of what I want to include in the new Guevara Memorial I would like to address the reasons why he is so misunderstood. A lot of the confusion has to do with the press.

#8. A Teaching Moment From the District of Columbia
by Terence Jeffrey
The District of Columbia deserves the gratitude of taxpayers everywhere for giving the nation a lesson in governance. It is proving that spending more on public schools is a waste of money.

#7. Defeatism Dance-a-thon: What Would Glenn Miller Think?
by Mary Katharine Ham
Last week, “So You Think You Can Dance”—a formerly refreshing, wholesome, entertaining American-Idol-style showcase of America’s best young dancers doing everything from the foxtrot to hip-hop—decided to shake its groove thang and its political agenda.

#6. The Hidden Basis for Hostility to Israel -and America
by Michael Medved
On Saturday in Jerusalem, I participated in a moving religious service to honor one of Israel’s most celebrated heroes from last summer’s war against the Hezbollah terrorists.

#5. Bush-Haters Endure Tough Week
by Larry Elder
I did it again -- opened my mouth. I drove behind a car carrying two guys. Their bumper sticker read, "War Is Not the Answer." I knew better, but I pulled up next to them at a red light, rolled down my window, and said, "OK. If war is not the answer, what is?"

#4. Grow Up, Middle East!
by Victor Davis Hanson
Radical Islamists love to scream about the "decadent" West. Everything from our operas to our attitudes about women outrage these loud pious critics.

#3. Defeatism Defeated?
by Thomas Sowell
If victory in Iraq was oversold at the outset, there are now signs that defeat is likewise being oversold today.

#2. Illegal Aliens Declare War on the United States
by Douglas MacKinnon
While the current administration, as well as Democrats and Republicans in Congress, focus on the war on terror and the war in Iraq, a greater real-time threat to our way of life and the rule of law in the United States, is manifesting itself just down the road a bit from the White House and the Capitol building .

#1. Did I Miss The ‘Hip’ Part?
by Ann Coulter
ot counting talking snowmen, the main difference in the YouTube debate audience and the audience for the earlier CNN Democratic debate is that the YouTube debate had 173,000 fewer viewers in the 18-49 demographic. So it was provably not young and, on the basis of casual observation, definitely not hip.