After calling Spanish a "ghetto" language, Newt Gingrich tried to correct the record. But he gets the history of the Jewish ghetto completely wrong--backwards even.
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Policy is one thing, but the larger view or vision of what foreign policy should be about can serve as a window into America's future.
For the White House to claim that they "screwed up" and lost four years and five million emails is to claim that they have transported the entire planet to the year 1971.
What is at stake here is not a "culture of meanness," but a media industry whose personnel have long since forgotten what is offensive and what is not.
Why does the violence in Blacksburg bring out the very best in our American character --our ability to join together and heal-- while the recurring violence in Baghdad has left us sitting alone?
To the unenlightened, the purpose of a testimony to a Senate committee may seem at first to be: the elicitation of facts. But to a spiritual master, such as Gonzales, the purpose is really about the enlightenment of others.
Before Bush goes any further with his secret plan to wall off a dozen Baghdad neighborhoods, he should first read a poem by Robert Frost, and a speech or two by Reagan and JFK.
Bush's policy is indeed a corpse in a cesspool: a corpse in a cesspool that our soldiers risk death each day to clean up, only to learn hours later that the entire block has been destroyed.
Have Democrats figured out that winning debates is about framing principles, not bouncing facts? After the first debate, the answer is "sort of"--some yes, some no.
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