Monthly Archives: August 2008

Fewer “stories,” please

The Democratic Convention is yet another reminder of the disposability of political speeches. I suspect it’s always been this way because politics has always been about the same old thing. If you think about truly memorable things said in recent … Continue reading

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Why the focus on partial birth abortion?

Nikolai Yezhov and Lavrenti Beria remain notorious. Yezhov was a crazed, alcoholic, bisexual dwarf who enthusiastically oversaw Stalin’s Great Terror. Beria, his successor, was a sadistic killer and rapist. Neither, particularly Beria, was averse to getting blood on his shirt. … Continue reading

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Things high schoolers have done

Wow. I don’t remember our high school choir sounding quite like this. Quite a story, too.

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The shell game in action

As if to demonstrate the last post in action, we have this article. So here’s the deal: They’ll adopt more conciliatory language. They’ll keep doing the same thing. All talk, no action. Methinks NARAL has little to worry about. The … Continue reading

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Peace and injustice: Setting aside our differences

Tim Bayly’s latest writeup on Barack Obama’s appeal to “moderate” evangelicals reminded me of a few choice Sobran quotes from 1996: Liberalism wants us to “set aside our differences,” as if our differences don’t really matter as much as the … Continue reading

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn, RIP

Alexander Solzhenitsyn has died. More than anyone else, he demolished the belief that a pure Leninism had been debased by Stalinism, and furnished plentiful examples of the future’s discreditable past. Mr. Solzhenitsyn was a great man. Some select quotes from … Continue reading

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