Category Archives: October 2008

The Campaign Takes a Very Strange Turn

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Questions Still Not Answered

Why didn’t Colin Powell and Co. jump ship in, say, June or July, and endorse Obama after many months of campaigning when his positions were already well known? Read more →

Al Qaeda and the Election

by Raymond Ibrahim

The American Thinker

Is al Qaeda trying to influence the American presidential election? Read more →

The Obama Enigma

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Lame-duck Republican President Bush’s dismal poll ratings have descended to those of Harry Truman’s when he left office. Read more →

An Instructive Candidacy

What Sarah Palin taught us about ourselves.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Soon this depressing campaign will be over, and we can reflect on what we learned from our two-month introduction to Sarah Palin. Read more →

Obama and Friends

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

A weird campaign gets weirder

This campaign gets ever more surrealistic. For most of August and early September, Obama on the stump was complaining about the McCain campaign’s “lying” and “lies”; yet last night on CNN Ed Rollins and David Gergen were lamenting the “new” McCain who had authorized an ad that said Obama had “lied” about his relations with Bill Ayers. Read more →

It’s the Debt, Stupid

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Who caused the American financial panic and the wild swings in our financial system — and what are we going to do about it in the long term after the markets settle down? Read more →

Islam and Innocence

by Raymond Ibrahim

Jihad Watch

Just recently, a high ranking Pakistani cleric, one Munib ur-Rehmen,asserted that “Islam does not allow anybody to take lives of innocent people by any means.” Read more →

Jumping Ship

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

This is becoming a very strange campaign.

On CNN recently both David Gergen and Ed Rollins echoed the current mantra that the “old” noble McCain is gone — and a “new” nastier one has emerged, largely because of his attacks on Ayers, perhaps his planned future ads on Wright, and a few unhinged people shouting at his campaign stops. Read more →

The Hammer: Saving the West at Tours in 732

by Raymond Ibrahim

Jihad Watch

Precisely 100 years of Islamic conquests after Muhammad’s death (632), the Muslims, starting from Arabia, found themselves in Gaul, modern day France, confronting a hitherto little known people — the Christian Franks. Read more →

Hope and Despair

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Pre-debate Anxieties

The problem with bringing up Ayers and Wright and the other assorted nuts of Obama’s weird Scipionic Circle — I think the most reprehensible of the discarded associates was the rather murderous Kenyan, Raila Odinga — is that it may now be too little too late. Read more →