Blogs

  • Understanding The Middle East

    Understanding The Middle East

    This, from the Washington Post's Adam Taylor, is very good. My conversation yesterday with The New York Times' John Fisher Burns adds more background from the most experienced foreign correspondent in the world. But Christian C. Sahner's new book, Amid the Ruins: Syria Past and Present, is a revelation. He…

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  • John Fisher Burns on Ebola, China, and ISIS

    Two time Pulitzer winner and chief foreign correspondent for the new York Times, John Burns, joined me to talk about the turmoil in Hong Kong and China, and also in the Middle East. Audio: 09-30hhs-burns Transcript: HH: I am joined by John Fisher Burns, New York Times' chief foreign correspondent…

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  • Bill Kristol On The Crises Abroad

    Bill Kristol joined me on the show today. The interview covered a lot of ground: Audio: 09-30hhs-kristol Transcript: HH: Joined now by Weekly Standard editor, Bill Kristol. Bill, welcome, it's always a pleasure to talk with you. BK: Good talking to you, Hugh. HH: I want to get to the…

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  • Do we Latinos have a seat at the table?

    “How better to improve the lives of our children and our community than being involved in making our community's decisions.” I attended a meeting recently where a group of people were preparing to launch a community initiative. One of the "leaders" of the group made a statement that the initiative…

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  • What the Arab World Produces

    At least since the early part of the 20th century, aside from oil, the Arab world has produced and exported two products. It has produced essentially no technology, medicine or anything else in the world of science. It has almost no contributions to world literature, art or to intellectual development.…

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  • The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza On Rand Paul

    The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza wrote a mini-biography of Rand Paul for the current issue of The New Yorker. He joined me today to discuss the piece: Audio: 09-29hhs-lizza Transcript: HH: I begin with Ryan Lizza, the Washington correspondent for the New Yorker. Hello, Ryan, welcome back, it's been too…

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  • Dems Can’t Decide: Is Money In Politics Good Or Evil?

    As they approach fateful Congressional elections this November, schizophrenic Democrats can't answer a direct and highly relevant question: do they consider it good or evil for wealthy citizens to spend their money to influence public opinion on key political issues? Do they believe that the expenditure of literally hundreds of…

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  • The Over-Hyped NFL “Crisis”: What’s New?

    The hyper-publicized NFL scandal, focusing on familial failings of some of the gridiron's most celebrated stars, provides prophets of doom and decline with one more sign of America's imminent collapse. According to these observations, today's churlish and brutal professional athletes contrast unfavorably with the clean-cut, patriotic sports heroes of prior…

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