Victor Davis Hanson examines the chain of events that has led us to the brink of “nominating and probably electing someone with almost no experience as either an executive or national legislator, replete with ratings and rankings that suggest he will be about the most liberal Presidential candidate since George McGovern.”
A fading Hillary Clinton is now exhorting voters to "get real" about this election. Dave Musgrove sees this as a "sign of desperation, not of leadership."
Last week's funeral for the first Los Angeles SWAT team member to be killed on a call-up made Jack Dunphy "fearful of being a cop but also immensely proud."
Do you ever have a href=”http://www.aldenteblog.com/2008/02/weird-food-crav.html”weird food cravings /aand think that it’s because you’re missing something in your diet? Apparently, that’s not the case:br /br /blockquotea href=”http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23186776/”MSNBC.com /arecently posted some of the weird food cravings their readers have. Apparently craving peanut butter burgers or banana bacon sandwiches doesn’t mean you’re missing something from your diet. “Scientists haven’t been able to link cravings in humans to specific nutritional deficiencies, says Joy Bauer, TODAY’s nutrition expert and author of a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594864667?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1594864667″emFood Cures: Treat Common Health Concerns, Look Younger Live Longer./em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1594864667″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” //blockquotebr /br /When I was pregnant, I ate the a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibimbap”Korean dish Bibimbap /aeveryday which is a dish of rice, vegetables and in my case, seaweed, which I loved. I thought I craved the dish because I needed postassium or some other mineral but maybe I was just weird.
Robert Latona explores the strange affinities -- and disunities -- between Jorge Luis Borges and Spain's Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.
What can explain the gulf that separates liberals and conservatives? Burt Prelutsky throws up his hands and suggests DNA.
Barack Obama will have a big problem attracting the blue-collar white voters he needs to win the presidency, writes Bob Owens: they like guns and he wants to take their guns away.
Michael Kinsley thinks the surge is a failure because it hasn't led to one of its implicit promises: troop withdrawal. A few bloggers -- and a fellow Washington Post pundit -- beg to differ. Michael Weiss has a reaction round-up.
David Harsanyi a href=”http://www.denverpost.com/harsanyi/ci_8328843″states in his emDenver Post /emcolumn /aentitled, “The Truth About Castro”:br /br /blockquoteSupermodel Naomi Campbell claims that Fidel Castro is “a source of inspiration to the world.” Actually, in South Beach, dingbat stick-figures can pocket millions strutting down runways, but in Cuba, young women are destined to toil in a socialist economy with little hope. They aren’t inspired by Castro. Suicide rates are estimated to have tripled since El Caballo began running things./blockquote br /br /Maybe Campbell should stick with modeling, sounds like she has a better career there than in politics; on the other hand, the way that some of our politicians appease and admire dictators, maybe not.
a href=”http://pjmedia.com/2008/02/obama_shooting_himself_in_the.php”Obama and guns:/a “In 1999, Obama proposed to make it a felony for the gun owner if a firearm stolen from his residence and used in a crime was not “securely stored” — effectively negating the homeowner’s right to self-defense.”br /br /Scary stuff.
The British and Massachusetts healthcare systems are failing, argues Tom Blumer. "If we ever see a nationwide state-run healthcare system in the U.S., the mainstream media will have played a large role in its arrival by ignoring its myriad failures, both overseas and at home."
The New York Times' bombshell story on John McCain proves that sometimes in today's political climate "we seek examples of wrongdoing and find them where they do not quite exist," contends Brad Rourke.
PJM Beirut: Lebanon's bubbling "sectarian brew" is once again creating stress that is too large for its small country to withstand and too volatile for her neighbours to handle. Jeha is worried.
Eric Scheie expected nothing less than gladiatorial combat at Thursday's debate between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton -- but the major event of the night turned out to be yet another display of emotion from Senator Clinton.
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Is Republican John McCain's unique relationship with the liberal media a liability or an asset for his presidential run? Sheryl Longin wonders.
Thursday's Serbian attack on the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade comes as a surprise only to the gullible, argues Stephen Schwartz.
a href=”http://www.pjmedia.com/2008/02/ask_dr_helen_the_unfair_sex.php”My PJM column is up:/abr /br /blockquote“We’re tired of the way the media portrays us as either abusive, career-driven, slovenly, or one of the myriad of other male stereotypes,” one married man complains to Dr. Helen Smith. She sympathizes. /blockquotebr /br /Okay, that is the PJM editor’s interpretation. I don’t sympathize, I say, mobilize and do something constructive. Others may disagree and just ignore negative male stereotypes. a href=”http://www.pjmedia.com/2008/02/ask_dr_helen_the_unfair_sex.php”Go read the column /aand tell me what you think.
"We're tired of the way the media portrays us as either abusive, career-driven, slovenly, or one of the myriad of other male stereotypes," one married man complains to Dr. Helen Smith. She sympathizes.
Obama's past is key to understanding the fervor surrounding his campaign, writes Bernard Chapin -- and the way to figure out what we can expect from him if elected.
We keep hearing depressing statistics as to the increasing burden of the '"national debt" when it is calculated "per person."' Charlie Martin decided to investigate the average American's share of the "national wealth."
It's a gross insult to the Cuban people to suggest that the country should adopt the "Chinese model" now that Fidel Castro has resigned, says Bridget Johnson.
From Cuba to Syria to Palestine, all signs point to Obama's rather hidebound thinking on foreign policy, argues Michael Weiss, who analyzes the candidate's personal about-faces as well as the intimations coming from his probable Cabinet.
a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0785221859?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlink_code=as3camp=211189creative=373489creativeASIN=0785221859″img alt=”troydunncov.jpg” src=”http://instapundit.com/archives2/images/troydunncov.jpg” align=right border=0 width=”105″ height=”160″ //aDo you ever wonder if you are teaching your kids the right lessons about money and how to use it wisely? Author Troy Dunn has seven kids and has taught them how to start businesses of their own. He talks with us today about his new book, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0785221859?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0785221859″emYoung Bucks: How to Raise a Future Millionaire/em./aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0785221859″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /br /br /He explains what five word phrase parents should never say to their kids when it comes to money, why college is not that important in becoming a millionaire, what businesses are good for kids, and why you should not give your kid an allowance (uh- oh). br /br /You can listen directly — no downloading needed — by a href=”http://politicscentral.com/2008/02/20/the_glenn_and_helen_show_troy.php”going right here/a and clicking on the gray Flash player. Or you can download the file and listen at your leisure a href=”http://richmedia.pjmedia.com/audio/politicscentral/glenn_helen_show/20080220-Dunn.mp3″by clicking right here./a A lo-fi version, suitable for dialup, cellphones, etc. is a href=”http://politicscentral.com/2008/02/20/the_glenn_and_helen_show_troy.php”here./a And you can always a href=”http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=116559643s=143441″subscribe via iTunes/a — and why wouldn’t you, since it’s free?br /br /Music is by a href=”http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=110478926s=143441″Mobius Dick./a Show archives are at a href=”http://glennandhelenshow.com”GlennandHelenShow.com./a