Blogs

  • Gordon Chang: The World, Perhaps in the Last Days of Peace

    This moment has a pre-war feel. China and Russia, two aggressive states, are on the march, and the rogue regimes they sponsor, especially Iran and North Korea, now act with impunity. In the last three years, both Beijing and Moscow seized territory from their neighbors, and Washington's response has been…

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  • Ben Carson’s Inept and Inaccurate Analogy

    Ben Carson’s Inept and Inaccurate Analogy

    Dr. Ben Carson is a wonderful human being and a worthy presidential candidate, but he's created unnecessary problems for his campaign with careless remarks about Nazi Germany. On six occasions he's declared that “most Germans didn't support what Hitler was doing, but they kept silent, and let it happen anyway.”…

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  • An Outrageous Assault on Biblical History

    An Outrageous Assault on Biblical History

    The New York Times has earned a well-deserved reputation for anti-Israel bias in its reporting on the Middle East, but a report contesting the universally accepted history of Jerusalem's Temple Mount marks a new low. The headline declares “Historical Certainty Proves Elusive at Jerusalem's Holiest Place” and questions whether either…

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  • The Media Myth of “GOP Civil War”

    The Media Myth of “GOP Civil War”

    Mainstream media focus obsessive and misleading attention on what they call “The Republican Civil War.” First, Republicans aren't battling over substance or policy: the Tea Party and the Congressional leadership agree on long-term goals and quarrel only over strategies to get there. Second, it's not much of a “Civil War”…

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  • Addicted to Magical Thinking

    Addicted to Magical Thinking

    The same Republicans who express appropriate outrage over President Obama's shameless demagoguery on gun control should reconsider their own exploitative oversimplification of the similarly tortured question of illegal immigration. In reacting to the horrifying shootings in Oregon, the president declared: “This is a political choice that we make, to allow…

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  • They Really Hate Ben Carson

    They Really Hate Ben Carson

    The invective against Dr. Ben Carson coming from the left is extraordinary, even for the left. Now that Carson, one of the pre-eminent brain surgeons in America, has become a viable candidate for president, the left has labelled him everything awful it can come up with. One left-wing columnist, Charles…

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  • Throwing Cash at the Homeless Crisis

    Throwing Cash at the Homeless Crisis

    Los Angeles announced bold new plans to spend $100 million to help the estimated 26,000 homeless people who occupy the city's streets and parklands, representing a real threat to public health and safety. This comes to less than $4,000 per person—hardly enough to fix a broken life. L.A.'s homeless problem…

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  • A Cruel Delusion on “Equalized Achievement”

    A Cruel Delusion on “Equalized Achievement”

    The New York Times recently reported good news on the education performance gap between black-and-white children—a gap that's narrowed by 50 percent over the last 30 years. But the distance between privileged kids and disadvantaged children of all races has only gotten wider: offspring of college graduates are seven times…

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