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Bewitched Animals and the Muslims Media

by Raymond Ibrahim

Hudson New York

Conspiracy theories emanating from the Muslim world are nothing new — a decade ago, Israel was accused of perpetrating the strikes of 9/11, today it is accused of perpetrating the bombings of a Coptic church — they tend to be dismissed in the West. Read more →

The Loud Passing of the Old Order

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

American reality has been turned upside down in just 20 years. Read more →

Free Men Have Free Tongues

by Bruce S. Thornton

RightNetwork.com

Every time a crazy person perpetrates irrational mayhem, we immediately start demanding explanations that gratify our ideological assumptions. For liberals, something in the environment drives people to such acts. Read more →

Obama’s Mandela Moment

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Anatomy of an Obama Moment

In a news-obsessed culture, sometimes the media simply ignores profound stories, such as the cause of the almost inexplicable — and quite brilliantly constructed — recovery of Obama’s poll ratings. Read more →

Civility for Thee

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

An evil psychopath, Jared Lee Loughner — a man with no discernible ideology or political affiliation, and declared by those who know him to be both unhinged and unacquainted with contemporary media — shot a US congresswoman, murdered a federal judge, and killed five other innocent people, while wounding several more. Read more →

On Reminding the Politicians Who’s the Boss

by Bruce S. Thornton

RightNetwork.com

The Democrats and their tribunes in the mainstream media weren’t too happy about the House of Representatives reading aloud the Constitution. Read more →

The War Against Palin Goes On and On and . . .

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

We Are Civil Now

In emulation of Jonathan Chait’s now infamous 2004 New Republic essay, “The Case for Bush Hatred” (“I hate George Bush — there, I said it”), Slate just published an op-ed, “Why I Loathe My Connecticut Senator” by one Emily Bazelon, with a detailed description of why she “despises” and “hates” Sen. Joe Lieberman (again, the same reason as Chait’s Bush hatred: too conservative and too in power). Read more →

The Post-Tucson Era

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The Chrysalis Opens

The new Barack Obama has learned not to offer instantaneous editorial commentary in the fashion of his past editorializing on hearing of the Skip Gates [1] affair, the Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab [2] bombing attempt, the Ground Zero mosque controversy, or the Maj. Hasan [3] mass murdering. Read more →

Rhetoric and Perceives Status

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

The Left in the last 48 hours has tried to make the argument that the Tucson shootings were the result of Tea Party angst, healthcare furor, talk radio, opposition to illegal immigration — almost any contemporary hot-button hoi polloi issue or any populist forum. Read more →

Anatomy of a Media Bias: Nothing’s More Closed Than a Colonized Mind

by Bruce S. Thornton

RightNetwork.com

One of the pleasures of reading the New York Times is spotting the myriad ways liberal ideology shapes stories and presents as fact what is a debatable supposition. Global warming, for example, is a “crisis” about which the Timeshas already made up its mind. Read more →

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