• “NO RED LINES” INVITES WAR IN UKRAINE

    “NO RED LINES” INVITES WAR IN UKRAINE

    While American media focus attention on the ongoing war in Gaza, Europe faces the prospect of a far more devastating conflict in Ukraine. The effort to organize more costly sanctions against Russian aggression deserves support but it represents too little, too late. Putin's regime doesn't even hide its open backing…

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  • AN IMPEACHMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR TED CRUZ

    AN IMPEACHMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR TED CRUZ

    The irresponsible talk about impeachment provides Senator Ted Cruz with a wonderful opportunity: by speaking out strongly against any self-destructive scheme to impeach President Obama, the Texas Senator can show he's a sane, constructive conservative, not a show-boating demagogue. Sarah Palin recently called in to my radio show and we…

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  • THREE POSSIBLE OUTCOMES IN GAZA

    THREE POSSIBLE OUTCOMES IN GAZA

    There are only three possible outcomes in the Gaza War: a decisive Israeli victory, which dismantles the terror tunnels and reduces the capacity to launch rockets; another inconclusive cease fire, with no preconditions or resolution of key issues; or a deal dictated by the international community, where Hamas stops rockets…

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  • Gaza, Liberals, and Moral Equivalence

    Gaza, Liberals, and Moral Equivalence

    A big majority of Americans say Israel is justified in its response to Hamas, but a CNN/ORC poll shows revealing ideological differences in attitudes toward the Middle East. Among Republicans, 73% stand with Israel, and among Independents that support remains strong at 56%. But among Democrats, only a minority –…

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  • Sloppy Language Breeds Sloppy Thinking On Media

    Sloppy Language Breeds Sloppy Thinking On Media

    A near-universal mistake in language makes a big contribution to a common mistake in our culture – and both mistakes ought to be corrected if we mean to speak more properly and to comprehend our society more accurately. From Barack Obama to Rush Limbaugh, nearly everyone treats the word “media”…

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  • PITY CAN’T TRUMP COMMON SENSE

    PITY CAN’T TRUMP COMMON SENSE

    It's a basic rule of human nature: if you reward bad behavior, you'll get more of it. That's why pity can't trump common sense regarding thousands of children arriving in our country illegally. If we welcome them with benefits of this compassionate society, we'll draw millions more expecting similar treatment.…

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  • LIBERALS, MORAL ABSOLUTES, AND THE MIDDLE EAST

    LIBERALS, MORAL ABSOLUTES, AND THE MIDDLE EAST

    A big majority of Americans say Israel is justified in its response to Hamas, but a CNN/ORC poll shows revealing ideological differences in attitudes toward the Middle East. Among Republicans, 73% stand with Israel, and with Independents that support hits 56%. But among Democrats only a minority—45%—feels the Jewish state…

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