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The Real Question

Jonah Goldberg: As for it being undesirable, I am consistently amazed when liberals and libertarians (and even some conservatives) want the right to abandon its dogmatic aversion to statism in favor of some more nuanced and compassionate gumbo or some kind of rightwing progressivism. If the right ever loses its anti-statism, we will have a […]

Orson Scott Card: Why I’m Voting for McCain After All

We don’t need a president who hasn’t the courage to admit that his previous policy failed and openly change his mind — the way President Bush did when he determined to change strategy and execute the surge. We saw your true colors when you sneered at white middle-class voters who cling to guns and religion […]

Another Letter to a Reader’s Representative

This one to the LA Times: Dear Ms Gold — I’m sure you’re more than aware of the controversy over the tape of the Rashid Khalidi going-away party.  I have to say, given the willingness of the LA Times to release tapes about Governor Schwarzenegger during the campaign, and its willingness to reveal classified programs […]

Post Turtle

Picked this up from a WaPo comment; I remember my grandfather telling me this same story long ago. While suturing a cut on the hand of a Texas Rancher whose hand had been caught in a gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually, the topic got around […]

Doing My Patriotic Duty

I can’t say it better than David Bernstein did, so I’m just reproducing his post: As co-blogger Jonathan reports below, the Obama campaign has sicced its lawyers on t.v. stations that might air a well-sourced NRA advertisement that correctly points out Obama’s longstanding anti-gun record. The proper response to such attempts to infringe on the […]

Palin Rumors

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    2008 Republican Ticket

    Stolen bodily from Nick Douglas.