Bootlickers

Muddled Thinking About Universal GPS Tracking

I knew as soon as I read George Washington University Professor Amitai Etzioni’s ridiculous bootlicking CNN op-ed (via a tweet from Radley Balko) that I wanted to write something about it. As often happens, Scott Greenfield beat me to it with a biting response to the legal issues. Still, let me give you a taste: The Supreme […]

The Enemy at Home

James Wolcott reviews galleys of conservative intellectual Dinesh D’Souza’s new book, The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11, and it sounds bad. Just the subtitle sounds bad. If it was The Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11 then I’d figure it was an attempt to blame 9/11 on Clinton’s foreign […]

Have Faith In Democracy

Today, I have a rant… It’s about part of a recent editorial called “Playing Politics In Wartime” in The Jewish Press by former New York mayor Ed Koch. Marathon Pundit, a friend of this blog, quotes the following passage with some approval: Why do so many Americans refuse to face the fact that our country […]

Cal Thomas’s 24-Hour Torture

My wife and I watch 24 because it’s a decent action/suspense show. This season, however, we’ve noticed that they sure seem to torture a lot of people on the show. And I’m not talking about the bad guys. It’s the good people of CTU (Counter Terrorism Unit) who do the torturing, because the bad guys […]