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If it is to recover, Haiti must make some profound cultural and political changes. – By Anne Applebaum – Slate Magazine
For the past several days, I have found myself unable to look at the photographs from Haiti. I have also found that when I start reading an article datelined Port-au-Prince, I have to force myself to read to the end of it. I have donated money to Doctors Without Borders, on the grounds that it [...]
Y’know, I’m really glad that Charles Johnson of LittleGreenFootballs.com let me know I was a racist, because if I don’t fix that soon, it’s going to cause me major social problems.
On January 2, BloggingHeadsTV.com posted a webcam interview with Charles Johnson about his post titled, “Why I Parted Ways with the Right.” Watch the full [...]
Perhaps it’s his accent, or the disaffected way he brushes his wispy hair from his face, but Christopher Hitchens is growing on me. Then again, it could simply be his latest piece in Newsweek, The Death of Theocracy, that has my heart all aflutter.
Hitchens, no stranger to religious debate, has trained his brazenly atheist sight [...]
In a New York Times op-ed article today, Michael Kinsley argues that anybody caught within the United States for suspected terrorist acts should be tried in the U.S. civil courts. He wants a “bright line” for determining where any suspect should be tried – no matter where they came from to launch the attack or [...]
Democrats are turning their fire on Scott Rasmussen, the prolific independent pollster whose surveys on elections, President Obama’s popularity and a host of other issues are surfacing in the media with increasing frequency. The pointed attacks reflect a hardening conventional wisdom among prominent liberal bloggers and many Democrats that Rasmussen Reports polls are, at best, [...]