Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

I saw “Borat” and I regretted it, until now.  Is Barack Obama really sure that Sasha Barron Cohen wasn’t on the other side of this conversation? President Obama said Sunday that the United States is still “working on” democracy and a top aide said he has taken “historic steps” to improve democracy in the United States during his time in office. The remarks came as … Continue reading Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Thomas Sowell on Obama and Biden

He disapproves: Barack Obama has the kind of cocksure confidence that can only be achieved by not achieving anything else. Anyone who has actually had to take responsibility for consequences by running any kind of enterprise– whether economic or academic, or even just managing a sports team– is likely at some point to be chastened by either the setbacks brought on by his own mistakes … Continue reading Thomas Sowell on Obama and Biden

“The closest thing to an insight Biden has ever had”

Joe Biden points out something that ought to concern us all: “Mark my words,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. … Continue reading “The closest thing to an insight Biden has ever had”

Protesting Iran

Francis Beckwith and Meryl Yourish have details on how the Democrats have played hardball to prevent Sarah Palin from showing up at a protest of Iran. I like David Bernstein‘s comment best: Let me get this straight: if the only prominent American politician to attend a rally against Iran is Hillary Clinton, the rally is a neutral, nonpartisan event. If Hillary Clinton AND Sarah Palin … Continue reading Protesting Iran

Biden’s Foreign Policy Experience

…isn’t necessarily a strength or a qualification. Caroline Glick reminds us just how terrible he’s been on dealing with Iran. UPDATE: It’s been reported that, behind closed doors, Biden told Israeli officials that they would have to get used to a nuclear Iran.  The campaign is denying it, trumpeting his support for Israel, but unfortunately it’s consistent with his long-term softness on Iran. Continue reading Biden’s Foreign Policy Experience

The Empire Strikes Back

I guess history didn’t end after all. Russia’s appalling attack on Georgia demonstrates how unprepared we are to defend the post-Cold-War independence of former USSR republics. John McCain gave an excellent speech on Georgia; Austin Bay has worthwhile reflections. Melik Kaylan points out the strategic significance of Georgia. The Wall Street Journal, meanwhile, gives some sensible policy advice: Much as it respects and owes Georgia, … Continue reading The Empire Strikes Back