As taken from Saturday’s edition of PJM Political on Sirius-XM’s POTUS channel, here’s show producer Ed Driscoll’s interview with Theodore Dalymple. Dalymple is a former psychiatrist in the British prison system turned prolific journalist, much beloved by American conservatives and libertarians. He’s a scholar with the Manhattan Institute, and frequently contributes to their quarterly magazine, City Journal. He’s also the author of The New Vichy Syndrome, recently released by Encounter Books. Click below to listen:
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The Italian politician and author talks about the East Jerusalem flap and makes some startling observations about the similarity of views between the European left and jihadists. (Also read Michael Ledeen: Why Is Our Government Protecting the Memory of a Holocaust Supporter?)
This isn’t the funniest movie since The Hangover — it’s funnier.
The ObamaCare CBO score was based on a fraud. Hidden in ObamaCare is a more pernicious fraud: "bending the cost curve" by covert rationing.
Welcome to the bold new future of health care in America. (Also read Claudia Rosett:Plan B)
Through eminent domain, the future home of the NBA laughing-stock Nets will soon be the former home of proud Brooklyners.
A Narcissus just had his own delusions reinforced. Be afraid.
The furor about the recent threats: Real fear? Or political theater?
If Obamism is carried to its logical conclusions, we will start to see Californization or Hellenization.
Sometimes, a href=”http://drwes.blogspot.com/2010/03/case-of-appropriate-inappropriate-shock.html”medical intervention isn’t welcome./a
Al-Qaeda's leader vows to kill American hostages if KSM and other detainees are executed. Meanwhile, the American left is still busy hosting radical Islamist speakers.
The show airs material from an unpublished, unscholarly book claiming Islam spent centuries as a non-violent, "contemplative" religion. Then the show cuts short Andrew Bostom's rebuttal.
I read radio host Michael Graham’s new book this week entitled, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1596986190?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1596986190″span style=”font-style:italic;”That’s No Angry Mob, That’s My Mom: Team Obama’s Assault on Tea-Party, Talk-Radio Americans./span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1596986190″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / In the book, Graham defends millions of typical Americans like his mom–”ordinary people who worry that Obama’s socialist policies are jeopardizing America’s future.” Count me as one of them, though I don’t like the use of Graham’s description of tea party protesters as “ordinary.” They are anything but. br /br /But before I tell you why they are extraordinary, what do their demographics look like? a href=”http://althouse.blogspot.com/2010/03/whos-in-tea-party-movement.html”According to a a Quinnipiac poll:/a br /br /74 percent are Republicans or independent voters leaning Republican;br /16 percent are Democrats or independent voters leaning Democratic;br /5 percent are solidly independent;br /45 percent are men;br /55 percent are women;br /88 percent are white;br /77 percent voted for Sen. John McCain in 2008;br /15 percent voted for President Barack Obamabr /br /a href=”http://althouse.blogspot.com/2010/03/whos-in-tea-party-movement.html”Ann Althouse noted/a that there are more women than men. Funny, because all the media does is talk about a href=”http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/aug/16/michael-crowley-barack-obama”the angry white man/a in relation to the tea partiers and town hall protests. They need to get with the program and realize that there are a lot of angry women out there. I’ve met them. br /br /Many are small business owners who fear their businesses will fail because of increased taxes and regulations. Many are already paying increased worker’s comp taxes that are hurting their bottom line. Other women are a href=”http://www.pjtv.com/video/Specials/Founders_of_the_Fempire%3A_Dr_Helen_with_Stacy_Mott_%26_Terri_Christoph_of_Smart_Girl_Politics/2489/”moms like these/a who fear that their kids will be left the burden of extraordinary debt for years to come. Still others I have met long for individual freedom and the right in the United States of America to make their own decisions about their business, health care and what they eat, drink and think.br /br /They, like the men who are protesting at the Tea Parties, are not ordinary Americans. The ordinary are the elite politicians who think that they know what is best and try to foster their will on these independent citizens. The ordinary are those who demand that government give us cradle to grave entitlements that lead to a loss of freedom and an increasing debt to be carried for years to come. The ordinary are the media who are so biased in favor of the Obama administration that they do what they can to smear these extraordinary citizens for daring to voice their opinions. br /br /The extraordinary are the citizens who are refusing to be ordinary and go along with the program down a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0226320553?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0226320553″The Road to Serfdom./aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0226320553″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /br / br /I salute them.
Scenes from a San Francisco "anti-war" rally.
Once blind supporters of communism, leftists don't want to admit that others have taken up the revolutionary cause.
While some lamely argue over whether or not Obama is a pragmatist, he's gone to work re-shaping American society. Is this really what Obama voters had in mind? (Watch the latest Hicks File and comment here.)
With all the back and forth for rallies between D.C. and home, activists have not been able to pay as much attention to promoting candidates who espouse free market principles.
Cart before horse, answer before question, “nakedly agenda-driven” — when did these phrases begin to fit climate science as well as ID?
At least two of her colleagues had placed themselves under the tractor's maw on that day in 2003. Russian roulette was apparently the group's strategy.
"I unequivocally condemn those threats and any possible acts of violence taken in response to the bill. I also unequivocally condemn the actions of the Democratic Party in running roughshod over the clear will of the American people. You have reaped a whirlwind by subverting a democracy."
A prediction: in five years, the GOP will have embraced ObamaCare and be running on a platform that boasts how much more efficiently they can manage it.
Can YouTube be liable for infringing Viacom's copyright on videos Viacom uploaded to YouTube?
The longtime Al Gore adviser, with his taxpayer-funded salary, finds the public's right to know how their money is spent to be unacceptable.
The California Senate candidate must answer charges about his associations with known terrorist sympathizers.