• Does More Gridlock Mean Success?

    After Paul Ryan’s budget compromise passed the House with overwhelming support from both Republicans and Democrats, many Senate conservatives concentrated their efforts on an all-out fight to block the bill. While identifying plenty of shortcomings in the bipartisan legislation, these die-hard critics never identified how defeating the budget would advance…

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  • Senseless Indifference Toward Ukraine

    Why does unrest in some nations attract obsessive attention from the press and the Obama administration, while turbulence in other places generates scant concern? Ukraine, for instance, counts as a potential economic power house with a population of 45 million, occupying a crucial, strategic position between Russia and the west,…

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  • Hollywood Priorities in Battling Injustice

    The new movie MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, completed months before Nelson Mandela’s death, is a sweeping epic dramatizing the fight for justice of one of the most admired personalities of our time. Prior Hollywood films similarly portrayed the battle against racist oppression in South Africa, including INVICTUS with Morgan…

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  • A GOP Civil War: Who Benefits?

    By Michael Medved & John Podhoretz If the Republican Party descends into civil war over the next two years, a luncheon in October of this year will count as its Fort Sumter. On the second day of the wildly controversial government shutdown, GOP senators gathered for a private midday meal…

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