Daily Archive: May 21, 2009


Where We Fight

Sonny Bunch responds to my earlier post, arguing that overseas military operations divert potential terrorists from domestic attacks. I think this is pretty unpersuasive: 1.) The most spectacular terrorist attack ever carried out -September...


Nice Plan Mr. President…Sure Hope It Lasts

ED writes: I’ve mentioned before that one of the greatest threats to liberty is the imperial presidency.  Once the executive gathers up power, it is – like any other human institution – loath to...


thursday art walk

The Captivity is as Barbarous as the Crime by Fransisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes


a tale of two speeches

“Obama’s is the speech of a young senator who was once a part-time law professor–platitudinous and preachy, vague and pseudo-thoughtful in an abstract kind of way. […] He’s president. He’s not just a guy...


Get this man a blog

TAP’s Adam Serwer (emphasis mine): I don’t buy this framing. The fact is that there is no middle ground when it comes to due process. With his soaring and sincere rhetoric, the president has...


Terror Talk

In the wake of another botched terror attack, it’s worth noting that the Islamists’ post-9/11 track record is pretty terrible (keep in mind this is in spite of the well-documented incompetence of Homeland Security)....