• 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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  • MISTAKE IN LANGUAGE MASKS REAL NATURE OF “MEDIA”

    MISTAKE IN LANGUAGE MASKS REAL NATURE OF “MEDIA”

    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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  • 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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  • IMPEACHMENT CALLS: DESTRUCTIVE DEMAGOGUERY

    IMPEACHMENT CALLS: DESTRUCTIVE DEMAGOGUERY

    When prominent conservatives talk publicly about impeaching Barack Obama they discredit themselves and strengthen the president. Everyone knows that he will never be removed from office: that would take 67 Senate votes. Even if Republicans took Senate control in November, and even if every one of them voted for impeachment,…

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  • NO COMPROMISE WITH EXISTENTIAL THREATS

    NO COMPROMISE WITH EXISTENTIAL THREATS

    There's a bitter joke going around Israel concerning President Obama's feckless response to the current fighting in Gaza. “Obama says he wants to negotiate a cease fire between Israel and Hamas,” Israeli cynics observe. “Bibi Netanyahu should agree—on the condition that he gets to negotiate a cease fire between America…

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  • SILENCE AND COMPLICITY FROM THE U.N.

    SILENCE AND COMPLICITY FROM THE U.N.

    Regarding the current conflict in Gaza, two points ought to unite world opinion: First, it's a war crime for any governing body to launch rocket attacks on civilian targets in neighboring countries. Second, it's appropriate for any nation hit repeatedly by such attacks to move promptly to eliminate those rockets.…

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  • Why Libs Really Love Soccer

    Why Libs Really Love Soccer

    As the excitement surrounding soccer's World Cup surges and sputters toward its grand climax, cultural arbiters in New York and Washington express their indignation at various curmudgeonly conservatives who dare to express our distaste for the elite-embraced “beautiful game.” The most important question isn't, however, why so many on the…

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