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  • When Presidents Stand Firm

    03/23/2014 11:44:25 PM PDT · by No One Special · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 23, 2014 | Karl Ushanka
    Leadership comes in many forms and with many levels of risk, but history gives us a few moments when leaders stood alone and were proven right. [...] In late June 1948 the Soviets cut all road, rail and water access to Berlin, a city controlled by the Western Allies yet surrounded by Soviet-controlled territories. The Soviet’s goal: take Berlin from the Allies by forcing the US-UK-French alliance into one of two options: try to protect a city of 2.1 million starving Germans, or war. The Soviets expected the West to surrender the city quickly. [...] The US was in the...
  • Democrats in 2014: The Party of John Edwards

    01/04/2014 3:00:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 2, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    In his inaugural address Wednesday, incoming New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to establish an intellectual pedigree for his focus on economic inequality. He invoked Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Al Smith, Frances Perkins, Fiorello La Guardia, Jacob Riis, David Dinkins, Mario Cuomo, and Harry Belafonte. It reminded me of when Democrats, eager to prove their national-security bona fides, tell audiences they hail from the party of Roosevelt, Truman, and Kennedy. As if there wasn’t some other Democrat after Kennedy who dabbled at war and peace, some guy from Texas. De Blasio’s speech was a bit...
  • "Hey, I SAID I was sorry!"

    11/05/2013 6:15:54 PM PST · by Noremac · 5 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | November 5, 2013 | Richard Cameron
    "O.K., so I SAID I accept responsibility - what else do you want from me?" Mmmm, I don't know, maybe your resignation? Everyone's witnessed the insincere, cynical style of apology from one side of it or the other, or both. In childhood, maybe your parents caught you being rude to a brother or sister or playmate. To correct your behavior and smooth out the wrinkle in the relationship, they told you - “O.K., I want you to apologize to Johnny”. Depending on how compliant with parental authority you were, you might do it forthwith or you might respond, “Why should...
  • History Channel New Propaganda Tool for Oliver Stone's Rewrite of History

    12/02/2012 7:09:51 PM PST · by winner3000 · 35 replies
    Self ^ | 12/2/2012 | Self
    I just listened to yet another disturbing piece of propaganda by Oliver Stone, the Untold History of the United States. It is about the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As can be expected in a good leftist piece of propaganda, the point made is that the US was the bad guy (including Truman) , who bamboozled poor Japan and Poor USSR during that time. The horrible US dropped 2 atomic bombs on Japan, knowing that Japan was going to surrender without its use within a couple of weeks anyway. Then the laughably improbably logical gymnastics come...
  • Symposium: Treason? (Klehr, Haynes, Estrich and Brennan detailed discussion of Coulter's book)

    07/25/2003 2:17:22 AM PDT · by DPB101 · 106 replies · 1,149+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 7/25/03 | Jamie Glazov
    Ann Coulter’s new book Treason has raised some eyebrows within the conservative camp. While making legitimate points about where liberals have been wrong on foreign policy issues, the conservative pundit and author arguably went too far by 1) defending Joseph MacCarthy and 2) accusing all liberals of treason. Joe McCarthy was an individual who severely damaged the cause of anti-Communism. Why would a conservative try to legitimize him? And what purpose is served by accusing all political opponents of “treason”? Doesn’t such a broad-brushed charge profoundly trivialize the word “treason” itself  and make it more difficult to discuss actual cases of treason in a serious way?...
  • The Republicans -- After Dunkirk

    01/04/2013 7:44:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    At the Potsdam conference with Harry Truman and Josef Stalin, Winston Churchill learned that the voters of the nation he had led for five years through World War II had just voted to throw him out of office. "It may well be a blessing in disguise," said his wife Clementine. "At the moment, it seems quite effectively disguised," replied Churchill. Republicans must feel that way today. For they have survived their own Dunkirk. They may have left their helmets, canteens and rifles behind, but they did finally get off the beach. That Republicans suffered a rout, as the British did...
  • The Buck Doesn't Stop With Obama

    10/16/2012 4:44:35 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-16-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Never has, never will.
  • Last Hurrah of Nixon's 'New Majority'?

    08/28/2012 7:22:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    Looking back all the way to America's Civil War, there have been three dominant presidential coalitions. The first was Abraham Lincoln's. With his war to restore the Union and his martyrdom, Lincoln inaugurated an era of Republican dominance that lasted more than seven decades and saw only two Democratic presidents: Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson. The second coalition was FDR's, where he and his vice president Harry Truman won five consecutive presidential elections. Only Gen. Eisenhower could break that streak. The third was Richard Nixon's New Majority, cobbled together after his narrow 1968 victory, where he annexed the Northern Catholic...
  • GOP Operatives Praise Scott Brown's Latest Ad

    07/24/2012 1:14:09 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7/24/2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Republican operatives in Washington are praising Scott Brown's latest campaign ad. The ad, a contrast spot being run by the Republican Massachusetts senator, shows that Brown's Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Warren, is to the left on economic issues of John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan. Instead of being in the mainstream, Warren, along with President Barack Obama, is shown to be an opponent of free enterprise. The ad is called, "Let America Be America Again." "Devastating," says one Republican operative. "Long--but does a really good job of showing how radical the Obama/Warren view of...
  • Obama: 'Harry Truman Said the Buck Stops with You'

    07/16/2012 12:34:27 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 29 replies
    In a local interview with WJLA, President Obama urges Mitt Romney to say that he was running Bain Capital after 1999, though Romney insists he did not actively manage the company at that time. "Well, here's what I know, we were just talking about responsibility and as president of the United States, it's pretty clear to me that I'm responsible for folks who are working in the federal government and you know, Harry Truman said the buck stops with you," Obama said. Now, my understanding is that Mr. Romney attested to the SEC, multiple times, that he was the chairman,...
  • POLL TO FREEP: Who is your favorite American President?

    02/20/2012 6:41:45 PM PST · by NorCoGOP · 67 replies · 16+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 02/18/2012
    On front page of website, no registration required.Shockingly, neither Carter nor the present occupant of the White House are choices...
  • Even Obama Is Choosing Anyone But Obama

    12/06/2011 10:24:34 AM PST · by CaroleL · 7 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 12/06/11 | CaroleL
    As his never-ending campaign goes on, President Barack Obama keeps trying to mimic past presidents who were able to succeed at the job. Unable to run on his own dismal record; he is stealing their strategies, imitating their rhetoric and co-opting locations they made famous in a desperate attempt to wrap his weak and ineffectual presidency in their achievements.
  • David Pietrusza’s “1948″ (Book Review)

    12/05/2011 7:27:29 AM PST · by statestreet · 2 replies
    The Recovering Politician ^ | December 4, 2011 | Artur Davis
    Harry Truman is the one president widely admired today who was generally reviled in his own times. There was no cult of personality around Truman while he was in the White House; to the contrary, he eventually logged the lowest approval ratings in Gallup’s history, just nudging out Richard Nixon on the eve of resignation. His legislative record was anemic. He failed to curb the anti-communist fervor known as McCarthyism, and the carnage of the Korean War is part of his resume. The fact Truman endures is a testament to two factors: the first, his exemplary decision to assert American...
  • Why Truman Can't Save Obama

    09/07/2011 7:23:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/07/2011 | Jay Cost
    It’s often been said that Barack Obama is an audacious leader. But perhaps it's better to consider the possibility that he is just a politician who lacks a sense of irony, at least when it comes to himself. For example, last weekend in Detroit, the president said: The time for Washington games is over. The time for action is now. No more manufactured crises. No more games. Now is not the time for the people you sent to Washington to worry about their jobs; now is the time for them to worry about your jobs. This would perhaps be a...
  • Why No Testimony From McChrystal?

    10/07/2009 4:42:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 1,247+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | October 7, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War Strategy: When Bush and Petraeus proposed the surge in Iraq, Democrats demanded that the general testify before Congress. So why has the Senate blocked a similar invitation to our commander in Afghanistan? Those with memories longer than the 24-hour news cycle recall that in the dark days of the Iraq War, David Petraeus was summoned to Washington to explain the surge strategy that would eventually lead to victory in Iraq. Democrats hoped for a show trial. MoveOn.org took out a full-page ad in the New York Times labeling the commanding general of our efforts in Iraq "General Betray-us." Then...
  • Sen. John McCain Said Harry Truman Did Right in Dropping Atomic Bomb - Video 8/10/07

    08/06/2009 8:23:49 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 1,395+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 6, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Sen. John McCain nearly two years ago saying that President Harry Truman did the right thing in dropping the atomic bomb on Japan on August 6, 1945. McCain was asked if it was the right thing to do while campaigning in New Hampshire on August 10, 2007, and he responded that it was. McCain pointed out that the decision actually saved both American and Japanese lives. EXIT QUESTION: I wonder how President Obama would answer that question if asked today? . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • May 1948-When Harry Truman Told The State Department to STICK IT

    05/15/2009 4:05:33 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 7 replies · 786+ views
    JCPA/The Lid ^ | 5/15/09 | The Lid
    The first country to recognize the State of Israel was the United States. That recognition almost didn't happen. It was by the will of the President, Harry Truman, that the UN Partition Plan was implemented. Throughout the months leading up to May 1948, the president made his wishes clear, he wanted a Homeland for the Jewish People, not because of political reasons, but because it was the right and moral thing to do. The Secretary of State who Truman called the greatest living American, was just as opposed to the creation of the nascent Jewish state as the president supported...
  • Understanding the Alinsky Method of “Community Organizing”

    11/13/2008 3:25:59 AM PST · by antonia · 18 replies · 6,669+ views
    www.timesexaminer.com ^ | Sep 24, 2008 | Bob Dill
    Poe: "They are leftists, dedicated to overthrowing our Constitutional system," and "they will go to any length to conceal their radicalism from the public." Understanding the Alinsky Method of "Community Organizing" Written by Bob Dill Sep 24, 2008 at 12:00 AM Meet the Real Obama and Cult of Alinsky " The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9 KJV) It is becoming readily apparent that the "change" being proposed vaguely by Sen. Barack Obama is...
  • The Bush Legacy - Harry Truman Redux?

    08/10/2008 8:04:51 PM PDT · by Gambit · 38 replies · 500+ views
    Political Capital ^ | June 21, 2008 | Matthew Gagnon
    Full Article at Political Capital Before you read this article, take a couple steps back from your political opinions - because I can already hear the partisan bickering. I want you to approach this and analyze it in an antiseptic, neutral way - regardless of whether you are a Bush lover or Bush hater. I think both camps will find things to love, and hate in this article. But, reserve judgment please - because this is an article about how history will remember George W. Bush, it is not a political judgment on his presidency. Indeed, you will find several...
  • Hoover Planned on Arresting 12 Thousand “Traitors”

    04/04/2008 11:24:46 AM PDT · by SpaceBar · 73 replies · 330+ views
    Javno ^ | December 23, 2007 | Joseph Stedul
    After 50 years, an American state secret has been revealed, about the arrest of 12,000 people because of Hoover’s “red” paranoia. The former director of the FBI, Edgar Hoover made plans for the arrest of 12,000 American citizens which he considered to be threats to national security – documents reveals that no longer bear the status of state secret. Hoover sent this request to the president at the time Harry Truman at the beginning of the Korean war during the 50s. He justified the move as necessary for protection from “treason, spies and sabotage”. For now there is no evidence...
  • The Great One’s Didn’t Go To Harvard & Yale (Lincoln, Truman, LBJ, Reagan and Fred)

    10/27/2007 2:18:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies · 318+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | October 26, 2007 | Ken Hughes
    This morning I received an e-mail from a crusty lady in Sheridan Wyoming who happens to be a Fred Thompson supporter. This lady has e-mailed me before adding a little to each of my articles supporting Fred Thompson. Charlotte isn’t the only one who tells me they are behind Fred Thompson 100%. I would have used the popular Democratic statistic of 110% except like so many things Democratic 110% doesn’t exist. Democrats are always trying to convince the voters they can go several steps beyond what’s physically possible. Every time Hillary opens her mouth she goes 110% beyond reality, she’s...
  • Ken Burns Affirms Truman’s Judgment and Humanity

    10/13/2007 2:20:12 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 10 replies · 133+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/13/07 | Purple Mountains
    Former President Harry Truman has received much opprobrium from left-wing circles in the U.S. and elsewhere for his decision to substitute two atomic bombs in place of a D-Day type invasion of Japan in 1945. It was interesting to me to observe during Ken Burn’s current documentary, “War”, that Burns reported that credible estimates of the human cost of such an invasion were in the neighborhood of 500,000 dead Americans and 6,000,000 dead Japanese.
  • Leaving Kennedy behind: Democrats have abandoned the tradition of..leaders as John F. Kennedy

    10/03/2007 5:38:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 521+ views
    Guelph Mercury ^ | October 03, 2007 | Matt Bondy
    The official presidential portrait of John Fitzgerald Kennedy tells quite a story. His pensive expression, curled shoulders and folded arms are not mere emblems of the physical ailments he so manfully absorbed; they help cut the figure of a northeastern liberal -- a Democrat -- who through inspired oratory and steely resolve faced down Soviet communism. This, at a time when many were resigned to the inevitability of its expansion. But Kennedy -- historic though his presidency was, and beatified though it has become -- in his time was not breaking the mould of the Democratic party in the United...
  • Some of those wig-wearing, wild-haired, crazy bastards were right!!!

    06/23/2007 7:15:22 AM PDT · by Bear Brooks · 4 replies · 623+ views
    When all government, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the Center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated. -- Thomas Jefferson, 1821 Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain, quoted in A.B. Paine's Mark Twain: A Biography (Harper, 1912, Vol. 2, page 724). The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop. --...
  • Would Democrats approve, today, of Truman's Full Censorship during the Korean War? [vanity]

    02/08/2007 10:28:50 AM PST · by syriacus · 4 replies · 336+ views
    The Waterloo Daily Courier and The American Forum | January 9, 1951 | UP
    From The American Forum During the Korean Conflict, press censorship went through different stages. Censorship was voluntary until the Chinese Army entered the war. U.S. military commanders complained that correspondents had released information about troop movements, recovery of American prisoners from the Chinese and the use of a new combat airplane. Tougher restraints were imposed upon the press. All news stories were required to submit news reports and film to Army and Air Force censors. On March 13, 1951, all news stories and film were also required to be approved by censors in Japan. In January 1953, a Joint Field...
  • Back into the Cold Harry Truman, warrior

    10/13/2006 6:33:22 AM PDT · by Valin · 7 replies · 287+ views
    The National Review ^ | 9/21/06 | Kathryn Jean Lopez / Elizabeth Edwards Spalding
    An NRO Q&A Elizabeth Edwards Spalding, assistant professor of government and director of the Washington program at Claremont McKenna College calls Harry Truman the First Cold Warrior. She recently took questions from NRO Editor Kathryn Lopez about her book, The First Cold Warrior: Harry Truman, Containment, And the Remaking of Liberal Internationalism. Kathryn Jean Lopez: Why isn’t FDR the first Cold Warrior? Elizabeth Edwards Spalding: FDR thought he could keep the Soviet Union satisfied through spheres of influence and his personal style of diplomacy. So FDR was willing to legitimate the Kremlin in a way that Truman never allowed. Even...
  • The Euston Manifesto

    09/21/2006 5:25:42 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 197+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/21/06 | Purple Mountains
    The Euston Manifesto refers to a coming together of a group of British liberals who have come to understand the extent of the threat to civilized values represented by the Islamic fundamentalists. They proclaimed their public recognition of this threat and, while not all of them support the war in Iraq, they proclaim their support of the British government's anti-terrorism programs. A group of American liberals, seeing the Euston Manifesto, and coming to similar conclusions, have decided to issue an American version of the Euston Manifesto, and have created a website where American liberals can add their voices and their...
  • The Truman Legacy

    07/24/2006 10:29:45 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 27 replies · 757+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 24, 2006 | Katherine Duncan
    Though it has been a long 53 years since former President Harry S. Truman was in office, he was the hot topic of conversation at The Hudson Institute on Monday, July 17, where a panel discussed his legacy and influence on current policies. Truman’s defense-laden foreign policy has recently been compared to President George W. Bush’s tactics for the War on Terror; an association that was a major point of discussion for the three members of the panel. While the speakers all had their own specific opinions of the Bush-Truman comparison, they all praised Truman’s policies while he was in...
  • I'm sticking with Bush. Bush remains world's best hope

    05/21/2006 12:53:53 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 416 replies · 5,745+ views
    Calgary Sun ^ | May 21, 2006 | Paul Jackson
    President George W. Bush strides across the world stage as much as the U.S. dominates the world's stage. This is very good news for those of us who still believe in decency and democracy. So forget what some slanted opinion polls say about the leadership of the 43rd president and his patriot countrymen. Recall, Sir Winston Churchill was once one of the most detested men in Britain, then went on to save the free world. That's Churchill's undisputed legacy. In another era it may be Bush's legacy, too. This past week, Australian Prime Minister John Howard, one of America's strongest...
  • Polls and Presidents (What Truman and Bush have in common)

    03/30/2006 6:46:52 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 12 replies · 897+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 30, 2006 | Alan Dowd
    THOUSANDS OF TROOPS have died fighting a war he chose to fight--a war that increasingly appears to be a microcosm of something much larger than what the American people had bargained for. He seems to be stretching presidential power beyond what his predecessors ever imagined. His approval ratings hover around the freezing point. It's no coincidence that his party is beginning to stray from him, and the press is writing him off as a failure.What sounds like a thumbnail sketch of George W. Bush in 2006, is actually a description of Harry S. Truman's nightmarish 1950. In fact, these underestimated...
  • Death of a Terror Lobby--Why is the hate-group that laid the foundation for CAIR gone?

    02/03/2006 7:18:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies · 2,401+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | February 3, 2006 | Joe Kaufman
    On Wednesday, January 18, I received an e-mail from someone identifying himself as “Ahmed.” He wrote to me that he was a “Muslim activist” and that he wanted me to come on his radio show to discuss my work, or, in his words, “to give [my] side of the story.” In doing a simple web search on his e-mail address, it turned out that this individual was none other than the Director of Communications for the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Ahmed Rehab. While I didn’t know his motives in contacting me, I had recalled when...
  • American Gunfight The Plot to Kill Harry Truman--and the Shoot-out that Stopped It

    12/26/2005 2:02:18 PM PST · by Covenantor · 34 replies · 743+ views
    Simon & Schuster ^ | 11/2005 | Stephen Hunter & J. S. Bainbridge
    Description American Gunfight is the fast-paced, definitive, and breathtakingly suspenseful account of an extraordinary historical event -- the attempted assassination of President Harry Truman in 1950 by two Puerto Rican Nationalists and the bloody shoot-out in the streets of Washington, D.C., that saved the president's life. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Hunter, the widely admired and bestselling novelist and author of such books as Havana, Hot Springs, and Dirty White Boys, and John Bainbridge, Jr., an experienced journalist and lawyer, American Gunfight is at once a groundbreaking work of meticulous historical research and the vivid and dramatically told story of...
  • DUBYA vs. BUBBA: the truman factor (Give 'em hell, Dubya!)

    11/19/2005 1:56:26 PM PST · by Mia T · 29 replies · 1,384+ views
    The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, New York Post, C-SPAN | 11.19.05 | Mia T
    D U B Y A vs. B U B B A the truman factor by Mia T, 11.19.05 TRUMAN & BUSH Give 'em hell, Dubya? by Jay Ambrose New York Post (print edition) 11.19.05 George W. Bush's approval ratings are at an all-time low for his presidency--37 percent--and his politiial opponents, seeing that he is down, have begun kicking him especially hard, even to the point of doing their best to make us lose the war in Iraq. For comfort, the president might reflect that approval ratings are sometimes directly contradicted by later, more reflective judgment. He might think...
  • News Flash –The War on Terror Started by Bush is Now Over.

    11/03/2005 10:51:44 AM PST · by street_lawyer · 4 replies · 887+ views
                I stumbled over the website of the Committee on the Present Danger. [1] Senator Jon Kyl, Joseph Leiberman, George Schultz and James Woolsey are honorary Co-Chariman of the group. Believing the organization to be opposed to communism and other forms of terrorism I gave some thought to sending in my application for membership, but before doing so I decided to look into the group a bit further.            While I discovered that the intent and purpose of the group is sound, I am not quite certain what it has actually accomplished toward its objective.            I found that the original purpose...
  • The Truman Show (In Choosing Miers Bush Pulled a Truman)

    10/05/2005 4:44:50 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 36 replies · 1,106+ views
    The New Republic ^ | October 5, 2005 | William J. Stuntz
     hat kind of president picks both John Roberts and Harriet Miers? They look like the ultimate odd couple. Roberts is not a Bush crony, he has a résumé to die for, and everyone who knows him says he's unbelievably smart. Miers is more than a crony but certainly not less--Fred Barnes says no president has ever known a Supreme Court appointee as well as Bush knows Miers, and he may be right. She has the kind of résumé you expect to see in the director of a not-very-important federal agency: president of the local bar, member of the Dallas City...
  • HIROSHIMA'S NUCLEAR LESSON: bill clinton is no Harry Truman

    08/06/2005 9:11:38 PM PDT · by Mia T · 18 replies · 7,329+ views
    8.06.05 | Mia T
    HIROSHIMA'S NUCLEAR LESSON bill clinton is no Harry Truman by Mia T, 8.06.05 [T]he threat nuclear weapons pose today is probably greater than ever before. That's not because they're more plentiful--thanks to the 2002 Moscow Treaty (negotiated by John Bolton), U.S. and Russian arsenals are being cut to levels not seen in 40 years. It's because nuclear know-how and technology have fallen into the hands of men such as A.Q. Khan and Kim Jong Il, and they, in turn, are but one degree of separation away from the jihadists who may someday detonate a bomb in Times or Trafalgar Square....
  • On second thought (Revisionism on Nixon is Itself Being Revised)

    06/19/2005 9:17:54 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 719+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | June 19, 2005 | David M. Shribman
    Sometimes a great nation changes its mind. Sometimes that's a good thing The most jarring thing I read last week was a headline. My guess is that the headline, in a British newspaper, may be the most jarring thing you read this week: Nixon Becomes Watergate Hero. Forget for a moment the argument, which is hard to summarize and even harder to support. The important thing is that the way we look at Watergate is changing even if only one fact about Watergate has changed. (That would be the identity of Deep Throat. He was former FBI official Mark Felt.)The...
  • Say It Isn’t So, Dickie Boy

    06/17/2005 5:24:13 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 78 replies · 3,115+ views
    23 June, 2005
    Let’s talk about the stupidity of Senators. Senator Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) is our Poster Child. First, there is no known lower limit on the stupidity of an individual Senator. For gross public dumb, it’s hard to beat a one-term Iowa Senator who went to a local massage parlor to have his ashes hauled. He was dumb enough to pay with a credit card. And dumb to have a staffer who was living in sin with an Iowa reporter. As a result, the credit card slip was published in a paper, and the gentleman’s career ended at six years. This...
  • The Indomitable 'Dame Qui Boite'-(Virginia Hall, "Wild Bill" Donavan's American WWII lady OSS agent)

    05/30/2005 9:32:57 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 1,542+ views
    NEWHOUSE NEWS SERVICE.COM ^ | MAY 27, 2005 | DELIA M. RIOS
    The final item in the Sept. 30, 1944 "Activity Report of Virginia Hall," American intelligence agent, was No. XV: "Were you decorated in the Field?" "No," she had typed, "nor any reason to be." The answer was typical of her matter-of-fact sense of duty. But William J. Donovan, known to a generation of spies as "Wild Bill," begged to differ. On May 12, 1945, Maj. Gen. Donovan, director of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, informed President Harry Truman that Hall was, for her extraordinary heroism, to receive the Distinguished Service Cross -- second only to the Medal of Honor....
  • And the Debate Winner is – Lemony Snicket

    09/30/2004 9:12:47 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 30 replies · 3,593+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 29 September 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    I heard three men speak this week with apparent passion about subjects of great interest. Each of them was trying to be accepted as honest and clear in his speech. Two of them are obvious: George Bush and John Kerry, who took part in the first Presidential Debate of 2004 in Miami on Thursday. Almost all of you either saw the debate, read the transcripts afterward, or saw coverage of it. But to my view, the most honest, the most effective speaker, was the third man, Lemony Snicket, who appeared at a book signing at a Barnes and Noble north...
  • Kerry Hasn’t Read a History Book

    09/24/2004 5:49:37 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 81 replies · 6,738+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 25 September 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    John Kerry gave a fire-breathing speech at Temple University in Philadelphia on Friday. In it he announced what will be his themes for the balance of the campaign, subject of course to 180-degree changes at any time. There was one problem with the speech. It was largely “fact-free,” as Dave Barry is wont to say. Here are the claims, and the relevant facts to each claim: “The invasion of Iraq was a profound diversion from the battle against our greatest enemy -- Al Qaeda -- ...” Kerry may not have noticed, but your average college student ought to know that...
  • Toronto Star Editor Should Resign Now

    05/15/2004 8:52:59 AM PDT · by mrustow · 51 replies · 726+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 15 May 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    On May 9, the Toronto Star newspaper published an editorial entitled, “Donald Rumsfeld should resign now.” The demand was of course based on the media-manufactured “atrocities” of Abu Ghraib. That’s odd, I thought. I couldn’t recall ever seeing an American newspaper demand that an official of a foreign country resign. “Bush has apologized for the abuse, which he called ‘abhorrent.’ He says the soldiers responsible will be punished. But his words are not enough. They will not erase the anger raging throughout the Arab world, as well as across the United States, for the indignities inflicted upon the prisoners. Nor...
  • Fools for Communism Still apologists after all these years (long, some vulgarity)

    05/05/2004 11:37:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies · 963+ views
    Reason ^ | May 5, 2004 | Glenn Garvin
    In Denial: Historians, Communism and Espionage, by John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, San Francisco: Encounter Books, 300 pages, $25.95 In 1983 the Indiana University historian Robert F. Byrnes collected essays from 35 experts on the Soviet Union -- the cream of American academia -- in a book titled After Brezhnev. Their conclusion: Any U.S. thought of winning the Cold War was a pipe dream. "The Soviet Union is going to remain a stable state, with a very stable, conservative, immobile government," Byrnes said in an interview, summing up the book. "We don’t see any collapse or weakening of the...
  • Democratic Flashback: Truman Compared Dewey to Hitler

    03/14/2004 5:51:19 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 22 replies · 356+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3/14/04 | Limbacher
    President Bush's decision to invoke the Sept. 11 attacks in a campaign commercial has Democrats livid. But when it comes to politicizing America's wars, Bush has nothing on Democratic icon Harry Truman, who actually demonized his opponent by comparing him to Adolf Hitler in campaign speeches. The New York Times chronicled some of Truman's incendiary rhetoric in its Oct. 26, 1948 edition, in a report on a Truman campaign speech in Chicago against New York Republican Thomas Dewey. "President Likens Dewey to Hitler as Facists' Tool," read the Times headline, followed by the subhead, "Dictatorship Stressed." The Times headline writer...
  • Dem Hero Truman Exposed as Vicious Bigot

    08/01/2003 10:38:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 70 replies · 474+ views
    Dem Hero Truman Exposed as Vicious Bigot NewsMax.com Friday, Aug. 1, 2003 Eight months ago, Democrats and their media friends pulled out all the stops to drive Republican Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott from his post for saying kind words about the presidential candidacy of the late reformed Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond. Most of these same politically correct crusaders, however, consider Thurmond's erstwhile opponent in the 1948 election, President Harry S. Truman, a genuine civil rights hero - even though in private Truman was a vicious bigot who advocated sending blacks back to Africa and reportedly once belonged to the Ku...
  • What did Harry Truman know? William Rusher reveals former prez ignored communist infiltration

    07/30/2003 11:37:03 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 37 replies · 1,408+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, July 31, 2003 | William Rusher
    The battle over the significance of American communism and what to do about it was probably the biggest domestic controversy of the 20th century. It began shortly after the Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in 1946, with a series of investigations by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, and reached its first climax with the conviction of Alger Hiss for perjury (in denying that he had been a Soviet spy) early in 1950. The battle was then taken over by Wisconsin Sen. Joseph McCarthy, and roiled on for nearly five more years, reaching its second and final...
  • How Quickly the Tide Turns (Neil Cavuto)

    07/25/2003 9:00:08 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 36 replies · 530+ views
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2003 | Neil Cavuto
    <p>He was once extremely popular. Right after the war, I’m talking unprecedented popular. He could do no wrong. He was a hero. Then things got messy.</p> <p>The easy victory turned into the messy rebuilding. The vanquished enemy wasn't entirely vanquished. There remained pockets of stubborn resistance. Soldiers died. Rebuilding took longer than thought. Cost more than thought. Created a lot more controversy than thought.</p>
  • Truman was saving his own skin

    07/21/2003 8:08:02 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 20 replies · 324+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 21, 2003 / 21 Tamuz, 5763 | Sidney Zion
    Do we let Harry Truman off the hook because, despite his self-recorded anti-Semitism, he bucked his State Department and recognized Israel? That is the question in the aftermath of the discovery in the Truman Library of the most vicious remarks ever made about Jews by an American President. The early returns indicate that Truman gets a grudging pass, since his deed of recognizing Israel overcomes, if not obliterates, his private words. The underlying assumption is that by his decision to recognize the Jewish state, Truman was responsible for saving and even creating Israel. Against that, who cares what he thought?...
  • They're Just Wild About Harry

    07/17/2003 5:41:29 PM PDT · by Davis · 19 replies · 274+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | July 17, 2003 | Jason Maoz
    Harry Truman reached out from the grave last week and exposed the media’s double standard when it comes to judging Democrats and Republicans. A librarian at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, discovered a 1947 diary of Truman’s that had been sitting unopened on a shelf for some four decades. The book contained the following edifying remarks: “The Jews, I find, are very, very selfish. They care not how many Estonians, Latvians, Finns, Poles, Yugoslavs or Greeks get murdered or mistreated as D[isplaced] P[ersons] as long as the Jews get special treatment. Yet when they have power, physical, financial or...
  • Tape of U.S. attorney: Foster probe a fraud

    07/16/2003 11:03:00 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 48 replies · 517+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2003 | Art Moore
    The death of deputy White House counsel Vincent Foster – one of the most bizarre events of the Clinton years – was ruled a suicide by two independent counsels and considered a closed case by the mainstream media. Any suggestion that officials covered up the "murder" of Bill and Hillary Clinton's loyal aide and close friend has invited only scorn from lawmakers. Just a handful of media outlets have ever followed up on evidence and testimony from witnesses that contradict the conclusions of government investigators Robert Fiske and Kenneth Starr. But as the 10th anniversary of the July 20, 1993,...