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Obama’s war on press freedom

Recent Department of Justice (DOJ) actions against two media organizations show that the Obama administration is willing to trample over press freedom and the First Amendment rights of journalists. These are serious attacks on the media to investigate freely, and for us to read what we want about the government. ...

Oklahoma: a swirling storm of anti-human prejudice

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As people in Oklahoma heroically dealt with their tornado disaster, observers were busy pinning the blame for it on greedy mankind.

Read my spiked article in full here.

This week’s articles of note

“Boston: More like Sandy Hook than 9/11,” New Republic, by John B. Judis [Interview with Olivier Roy]

“More than dependency,” National Review, by Yuval Levin

“Reinhart, Rogoff, and how the macroeconomic sausage is made,” Harvard Business Review, by Justin Fox

“The many faces of neo-Marxism,” The National Interest, by ...

America declares war on two losers

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Why did the most powerful military nation on Earth freak out over a 19-year-old idiot in a backward baseball cap?

Read my spiked article in full here.

This week’s articles of note

“Woodward at war,” Politico, by Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei

“To create growth, unleash the invisible foot,” Reuters, by Reihan Salam

“America’s red state growth corridors,” Wall Street Journal, by Joel Kotkin

“Before greed: Americans didn’t always yearn for riches,” Boston Review, by Richard White

“The new mommy wars,” ...

Scourge of the elites

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Christopher Lasch was a fearless iconoclast who defied left and right labels. Love him or loathe him, you need to grapple with his ideas if you want to understand today’s big political and moral debates.

Read my review of Eric ...

Israel-bashers: masters of the double standard

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Radicals who protest against the censorship of anti-Israel academics cheer with hypocritical glee when Israeli academics are banned.

Read my spiked article in full here.

This week’s articles of note

“Why Obama is giving up on right-leaning whites,” National Journal, by Ronald Brownstein

“My plan to fix the world’s biggest problems,” Wall Street Journal, by Bill Gates

“How the South will rise to power again,” Forbes, by Joel Kotkin

“Why Apple is losing its aura,” Fast Company, by Bruce ...

Mead on the pessimism of today’s liberal elites

For the past year or so, Walter Russell Mead has written extensively on The American Interest website about the steady disintegration of the post-New Deal social order, which he calls the “blue social model”. Mead, a professor at Bard College and a prolific blogger, argues that we cling to old notions, even as ...

This week’s articles of note

“Go for the throat!: Why if he wants to transform American politics, Obama must declare war on the Republican party,” Slate, by John Dickerson [plus, read Dickerson’s response to his critics]

“The liberal hour,” New York Times, by Ross Douthat

“Liberalism and freedom,” Washington Monthly, by Ed Kilgore

“Futuristic ...

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