Daily Archive: April 29, 2009


You’re a Grand Old Flag

Everyone should go read this take on the Confederate Battle Flag  over at Ta-Nehisi Coates’ place.


“blindingly stupid”

“So, the latest New York Times OP/ED page conservative affirmative action case has his debut editorial for the paper, and what is his trenchant analysis? It’s that the Republicans should have nominated Richard Milhaus...


Hate Crimes

The House is considering new legislation that, as best I can tell, provides state governments with grants for combating hate crimes and mandates additional penalties for criminal acts motivated by racial, religious or sexual...


An Anti-Torture Voice at the Corner

Jim Manzi has a first-rate must-read post on waterboarding at both the Corner and the American Scene.  It is precisely the type of approach I have argued should be made by those of us on...


The Right to Exist

Upon returning from her visit to the West Bank last month, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remarked, ““For Israel to get the kind of strong support it is looking for vis-à-vis Iran, it can’t...


Barre None

In the middle of a phone conversation with a local Wilkes-Barre reporter, I noticed that her pronunciation of Barre comes out sounding like “burra,” not “bar.” A co-worker with family in Pennsylvania confirms that...