Here are a couple of observations about Leon and Andrew, based on a more careful reading of Leon’s piece, and a look back at some of Andrew's greatest hits. 1 I don’t mean this as a cop-out, but Chait says much of what I would say, but better. 2 Like Chait, I don’t believe that [...]
DALLAS — Charlie Wilson, the former congressman from Texas whose funding of Afghanistan's resistance to the Soviet Union was chronicled in the movie “Charlie Wilson's War,” died Wednesday. He was 76.Wilson died at Memorial Medical Center-Lufkin after he started having difficulty breathing while attending a meeting in the eastern Texas town where he lived, said [...]
As someone who was a working film critic for nearly 20 years—and, I’m pretty sure, the only Baptist to win 2 Catholic Press awards for movie reviews—I probably owe Chicago Sun Time film critic Roger Ebert (and his late partner Tribune critic Gene Siskel) a nod of tribute for popularizing such writing.
Siskel and Ebert were, [...]
The fix is in at the Amsterdam Criminal Court. Today, the Judges hearing the Inciting to Hatred trial (read that: No more political free speech in the Netherlands – ever) of Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders slashed the number of witnesses he may call to testify in his defense from 18 to three. It’s all right [...]
Will the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision destroy American democracy? You might think so given the responses of its critics. The Citizens United decision, far from signaling the fall of the republic, strengthens the First Amendment and freedom of speech.Let’s start with the facts of the case. Citizens United, a nonprofit political advocacy group, produced [...]
It must be embarrassing for a man, when a “stupid” “fat” guy twice your age (who just got out of coronary care) has more stamina than you do.
But apparently that’s the case over at the George Soros Steno Pool, a.k.a. Media Matters.
First, their “Limbaugh Wire” team was so flattened by guest host Mark Steyn they [...]