Last Tuesday, standing in front of the Statue of Liberty, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke on the subject of the proposed mosque at Ground Zero. His remarks will be read with curiosity by future generations of Americans, who will look back in astonishment at the self-deluding pieties and self-destructive dogmas
If the great history lesson of the 20th century is that socialism does not work then the watershed event in that tragic enlightenment was the one that took place in Moscow 50 years ago this month – the so-called “secret speech” delivered by Nikita Khrushchev to a closed session of the 20th congress of the Soviet Communist party on February 25 1956, in which he mounted a devastating attack on Joseph Stalin, then not quite three years dead.
One of the more illuminating remarks during the health-care debate in Congress came when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told an audience that Democrats would “pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it, away from the fog of controversy.”
In the latest act of judicial arrogance, California district court judge Vaughn Walker has overturned California’s state marriage amendment. The amendment was enacted through a successful 2008 referendum in which more than 7 million Californians affirmed marriage between one man and one woman in their state constitution. Protectmarriage.c
Will higher tax penalties on investment really spur jobs and faster economic growth? Most commentators would say no. It’s really a matter of economic common sense. But Tim Geithner says, Yes!
The federal same-sex marriage decision out of California sets into motion a sequence of events that will result in a Supreme Court earthquake two years from now. The Supreme Court can either vindicate traditional marriage, or forever redefine the most basic unit of human civilization.
Former slave Booker T. Washington, in a 1901 autobiographical book Up From Slavery, made the following poignant statement: When we rid ourselves of prejudice, or racial feeling, and look facts in the face, we must acknowledge that, notwithstanding the cruelty and moral wrong of slavery, the ten million Negroes inhabiting this country, who themselves or whose ancestors went through the school of American slavery, are in a stronger and more hopeful condition, materially, intellectually, morally and religiously
Terence P. Jeffrey doesn’t mince words in his new book about the Obama Administration’s goals for remaking America.
“Modern American liberals … would like to see the government exercise more control over our movement, our retirement income, our heathcare, our private property, our speech,” Jeffrey warns.
We consider today the sad case of Charlie Rangel, the beloved 20-term Congressman from New York City.
You’ve probably heard of the Great Man Theory of History. The Charlie Rangel story can be explained by the Great Guy Theory of History.
Men have a shorthand way of sorting through the torrents of human behavior. They’ll say someone is a “great guy.”