Monthly Archives: December 2001

Which Arafat to Believe?

Jekyll or Hyde?

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I Love Tuesdays!

Number 22 issued today.

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How the Mighty Have Fallen!

Charles Krauthammer says that the U.S. should concentrate on doing the fighting while leaving peacekeeping to others. The Canadians invented it in the late 1950s and have completely reorganized their armed forces for that role. Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, Canal du … Continue reading

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Call Me “Scoop”

On Saturday, I post about Tony Lewis’s last column and today Jay Nordlinger and James Taranto make much the same points! Advantage: Excused Lame! Read it here first!

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The Tragedy of Senility

Speaking of arteriosclerosis, retired Rear Admiral Eugene Carroll of the Center for Defense Information says that the United States is acting like a schoolyard bully. The only excuse for warmed-over Reagan-era statements like these are if they’re being phoned in … Continue reading

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Living Off the Fat of the Land

Michael Kelly made the same point this summer, more amusingly and in aesthetic terms, but the op-ed in Saturday’s Washington Post presents a bleak picture of America. We’re too fat. Obesity is epidemic, as Surgeon General David Satcher noted this … Continue reading

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An Idiot Leaves, Stage Left

Anthony Lewis is retiring after 32 years as a columnist for the New York Times. Of course, no one has read anything he’s written in the last ten years. The passion which he brought to his column is matched only … Continue reading

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