Andrew Breitbart's May 2010 defense of the Tea Party in an exclusive interview with the HPR.
On the Newsstand:9/11
Was there an alternative to that disastrous September day? A review of Chomsky's recent book.
On September 11 groups throughout the nation held vigils to remember the terrorist attacks of 2001. The Crimson’s Wyatt Troia suggests that Harvard’s vigil missed the mark, ignoring the real meaning of the day in favor of an overtly political message. Read the full article at the Crimson.
September 11th was a national day of mourning for the United States, but Sandra Korn and Jia Hui Lee of the Crimson see the holiday of the 2001 terrorist attacks as having a much larger impact. The two assert that the day has global implications and that in remembering the events, one should not forget how they later changed the ... Read More
Critics of patriotic outbursts following bin Laden's death are wrong to condemn celebrating justice being served.
The extremist patriotism displayed after Osama's death was hypocritical and decidedly anti-American
This is from George Packer’s The Fight is For Democracy: For the past century, the political philosophy of collective action on behalf of freedom and justice has been liberalism. For most of that time, it was an expansive, self-confident philosophy, and history was on its side. Since around 1968, liberalism has been an active participant in its own decline. A creed that ... Read More
One non-bigoted case against the erroneously-named “Ground Zero mosque” seems to go something like this: “Religious freedom is legitimate and important, and the promoters of the planned community center have a constitutional right to build the complex in Lower Manhattan. But still, the community center should be built somewhere else, out of sensitivity to earnestly held objections, and out of ... Read More
The manufactured controversy over what has ludicrously come to be called the “Ground Zero Mosque” has a lot of depressing aspects. But easily the most surprising and, for me, upsetting development is that the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish human rights organization, has sided with Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and the other opportunistic GOP pols who are exploiting this issue. A ... Read More
I just finished watching Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ The Pacific, an HBO miniseries following a group of marines in WWII. And it was truly epic. Melodramatic and overwrought maybe, but the war in the Pacific was no jungle romp. As The Pacific vividly shows, it was unimaginably gruesome, traumatic, and relentless. The marines battled the unyielding and suicidal Japanese on malaria-infested, ... Read More
In response to the South Park / Muhammad controversy, several bloggers with a libertarian bent have been pushing the idea of a “Draw Muhammad!” contest to retaliate against the New York-based Islamic extremist group Revolution Muslim. The idea originated with noted sex columnist Dan Savage, who has advertised it as a way to retaliate against Revolution Muslim’s “veiled threats” and “water down ... Read More