• Is There a Russian Conscience? A European?

    When I was a graduate student at Columbia University's Russian Institute, there was a great debate: Was the communist Soviet Union an organic Russian development or was it largely a cancer imposed on it? Those who held the organic view argued that the change from czar to commissar was only…

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  • David Perdue for U.S. Senate In Georgia

    David Perdue for U.S. Senate In Georgia

    Breaking my vacation routine to comment on the Georgia Senate race. I supported Jack Kingston from the start of this race. I've known him a long time and he's a good man. But he came up short yesterday, and that means I am all for David Perdue now. It is…

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    A near-universal mistake in language relates directly to a common mistake in our culture—and both mistakes ought to be corrected if we hope to understand our society more accurately. From Barack Obama to Rush Limbaugh, nearly everyone treats the word “media” as a singular noun, employing phrases like “the media…

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  • Independent Voters: Are you prepared to vote?

    We've heard before that elections are often won in the primary. With the redistricting in our state and the number of districts that favor one party over another, this will certainly be the case during this upcoming election cycle. Our local news announced in early 2013, that Arizona's Independent voters…

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  • THCC Strongly Condemns Comments by Huppenthal

    Inappropriate and distasteful blog comments made by Superintendent of Public Instruction Huppenthal have led to calls for his resignation and for a recall effort. The Tucson Hispanic Chamber strongly condemns his anonymous blog comments and his inadequate explanation for his hurtful words. Huppenthal's comments continue the gross misperceptions about Arizona…

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  • Itzhak Perlman – Rebecca Costa

    Itzhak Perlman – Rebecca Costa

    Itzhak Perlman is a prodigious talent on the violin who overcame a diagnosis of polio at a young age to become one of the most renowned classical musicians in the world. He has played around the globe with the world's leading orchestras, collaborated with several other notable musicians, and gone…

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  • UN and International Community Share Gaza Guilt

    UN and International Community Share Gaza Guilt

    If the international community has nothing much to say about a governmental entity launching literally thousands of rockets against civilian targets in a neighboring nation, what does it say about the future stability and security of the United States and our allies? The international community, and especially the United Nations,…

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  • The Children’s Crusade, 2014

    The responsibility for the border crisis is President Obama's for telegraphing an invitation of “olly olly oxen free” to the world under the age of 18. If you could get to the U.S. and be under the age of 18, the president seemed to be saying again and again, you…

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