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 [...]
If it is to recover, Haiti must make some profound cultural and political changes. – By Anne Applebaum – Slate Magazine
After our descent from the mountains, April and I stopped in Santa Fe to visit my oldest childhood friend, Danny Wolfman. Danny and I were born a month apart in 1939 and had been passengers in the same baby carriage pushed alternately by our two mothers who were also best friends. [...]
As joyous a year as 2009 was for me — I got married and started working for the Freedom Center — there does remain a regret: I had to give up being a film critic. My former employer’s budget got cut and I simply did not have the time for it with all that NRB [...]
Despite the best and bravest efforts of our magnificent United States Military in the Iraq Front, the Sunni-Shiite Muslim volcano is still active and heading for eruption yet again. The cover-story for the re-opening of Islam’s eternal steaming fissure is a governmental purge of as many as five-hundred candidates with alleged ties to Saddam Hussein’s Ba’athist Party [...]
It is time for Eric Holder to go.
Holder’s latest outrage, reported last night on “The O’Reilly Factor”, is his decision to drop a Justice Department investigation into the New Black Panther Party in a case of polling place intimidation. Holder is also stonewalling Congress and the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, who have requested information about the case.