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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Da Vinci Code: Liberal Gnosticism

The Da Vinci Code’s gnosticism is not something that disappeared centuries ago.  It survives as the religious substance of today’s liberalism and its kindred sects of socialism.

A Memorial Day Tribute to Unsung Heroes

My thanks to reader Bob Stapler for the following tribute to his father and to all the merchant mariners who made victory possible in World War II.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Liberal Aggression and the Da Vinci Code

Despite Dan Brown’s disclaimers, his book and the movie version are attacks on Christianity.  Liberalism’s hopes for survival necessitate such unprovoked aggression.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Memorial Day Wishy-Washy Wobblers

George W. Bush is no Churchill, certainly not as an orator.  But he is much closer to Churchill as a leader than are his critics who pander to opinion polls and focus groups.

Liberals are so focused on their hatred for the President that Memorial Day hardly gets a passing glance from them.  In my state of Connecticut, local and national liberal organizations have begun spending millions to defeat Senator Joseph Lieberman, solely because he supported the Iraq invasion, and unlike his wish-washy liberal party associates, has stuck with that support.  The Democrat-dominated school board in the Senator’s home town of Stamford voted to ignore Memorial Day and to hold regular school sessions.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Immigration: A Different Perspective

Steve Kellmeyer presents a thought-provoking interpretation that hovers somewhere between cynicism and conspiracy-theory.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Anti-American Speaks the Truth

For once, we can agree with a college student’s anti-American tirade: The New School’s founding ideals are definitely not conservative.

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

The Mahdi: Iran’s Twist on Jihad

A Reader writes that Iran wants to precipitate Armageddon, believing that the Mahdi will return to lead Islam to worldwide victory.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Liberal Czars Order Cars

The New York Times wants to force you to buy the automobiles they prefer.  It’s what is known as state-planning.

Sunday, May 14, 2006


The late Jean-Fran?ois Revel, writing 25 years ago, pegged exactly the self-defeating attitude of America’s liberal Republicans and Democrats: we are at fault when our enemies attack us; foreign enemies are simply a distraction from bestowing ever more welfare-state entitlements without heed to their future cost.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Pope Jane: Counterpoint to a Theme

A reader identified only as Kitchen has submitted a different perspective on Jane Jacobs and her relation to both liberals and conservatives.