Monthly Archives: February 2011

Ronald Reagan Rejoins the Democratic Party

The Democratic Party.  Ronald Reagan was for it before he was against it. This is a point easily forgotten as the former president has been lionized—indeed, beatified—by Republicans upon the occasion of what would have been his 100th birthday.  Reagan … Continue reading

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We are all Texans now

             The Wall Street Journal.  The Los Angeles Times.  Compare and contrast.              This is some of what the Journal reported today in a front page story, entitled “Governors Chop Spending”:              Arizona: Republican Governor Jan Brewer is seeking a … Continue reading

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How “The King’s Speech” Became the Oscar Front Runner

For months, “The Social Network” seemed to be sailing toward an inevitable “Best Picture” Oscar.  It won top honors from the mysterious National Board of Review, the dubious Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and the prestigious National Society of Film Critics.  … Continue reading

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Reality Checkmate: Do liberals and conservatives have anything to say to each other?

            Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously remarked that “everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but no one is entitled to his own facts.”              An unidentified aide to George W. Bush (rumored to have been Karl Rove) accused the … Continue reading

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