I’ve just returned from Philadelphia, where I was interviewing candidates for faculty positions with an outstanding group of colleagues. Here’s hoping that 2009 will be better than 2008, and that the values this nation’s founders affirmed in Philadelphia 233 years ago will not only survive but thrive throughout the year. The past year witnessed a host of threats to liberty. But it also witnessed triumphs. … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Michael Barone thinks so. Continue reading Is Blagojevich Stupid?
Sorry I’ve been posting so little—life has been insanely busy. I’ve been working 7am–1am pretty much nonstop. But the Blagojevich scandal is too much to ignore. If you’ve been working too hard to pay attention, or spending all your time on planet Christmas, look here, here, here, and here for some basics. And of course there are still the scandals swirling around Christopher Dodd, Charlie … Continue reading The Democratic Party
Victor Davis Hanson, following in the footsteps of Plutarch, outlines parallel lives of Republicans and Democrats. The double standard is familiar, but nevertheless startling when the cases are lined up side-by-side. Continue reading Parallel Lives