An open world is the best remedy against terrorism. Bush talked a lot about the universal idea of human freedom. I think he was right in that language, but his policies encouraged the opposite.
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If the new President brings closure to current wars and staves off economic collapse, it quite possibly will once and for all bury the neocon legacy deep in the dustbin of history.
In his inaugural address, President Obama called on Americans and those outside America to be citizens of the world. It was a fundamentally new approach to global citizenship.
"Are conservative talk-show hosts eager to go on the attack, after years of defending Bush?" asks the Louisville Courier-Journal's Larry Muhammad. The...
I was able to access an excerpt from Ann Coulter's soon to be released, Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault On America
Republicans have failed not because of poor execution, but because they are acting on a philosophy deeply and fundamentally flawed.
This year, it seemed certain that liberalism would show up at the Halloween block party wearing the costume of a self-loathing American: a terrorist-loving, non-flag-pin-lapel-wearing lefty.
Now we have Republicans, Democrats, and Independents walking away from and speaking out against extreme rhetoric and deeds. The country is ready for an Obama administration.
Liberals believe in individual liberties. And what does liberty mean? Freedom. So, exactly which freedoms are you so worried we're taking from you?
I could have gone either way, and I think that when I arrived in Chicago, fresh out of college in 1992 I was neither liberal nor conservative. But then . . .
A revival of the American community requires us to spend much less of our energy and resources on fighting one another, and invest much more of it in the common good.
The conservatives' well of ideas may well have run dry, but the American majority has hardly turned liberal. So could the most compelling ideas be neither conservative nor liberal but communitarian?
To elect a far-left liberal in 2008 would be like Reagan getting elected in 1968, or FDR in 1924. The country simply isn't ready yet. The liberals' time will come again -- just not this year.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. long claimed to have found that American politics swing back and forth between conservative and liberal periods. After 8 years of Bush, a liberal comeback is due (if not overdue).
Like the centrism that fueled the Clinton years, minimalism is a philosophy for losers. Democrats were sure losers in those years, so they were probably well-served by a philosophy for losers.
Liberals have a path out of Egypt. But if our principles are still unbaked or minimalized, it will be another long trip. As the warthog said in The Lion King, "Put your behind in the past."
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