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  • Mumbling TV actors: The heart of the mutter

    07/17/2013 6:29:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 16, 2013 | Ben Milne
    The BBC's new director general Tony Hall has complained that actors aren't speaking clearly enough in TV drama. Is it time to cut the mumble, asks Ben Milne. "I don't want to sound like a grumpy old man," Lord Hall tells the Radio Times, "but I think muttering is something we could look at." ... Trends in acting haven't necessarily helped. Method acting tries to capture the "truth" of a character - even if that character can't be heard properly - rather than bowing to stodgy old considerations about being audible from the cheap seats. Its foremost proponent was Marlon...
  • Kerry's 'Realism' Slips Into Callousness

    12/31/2012 4:11:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31 | Jeff Jacoby
    WHEN IT COMES to foreign policy, John F. Kerry is no John F. Kennedy. In his 1961 inaugural address, the 35th president of the United States declared that Americans would "pay any price, bear any burden" in their ongoing defense of liberty and human rights "at home and around the world." Like other presidents before and since – Harry Truman, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush – JFK believed that it was America's destiny to advance freedom and democratic self-government, and oppose the world's tyrants. This is the "idealist" approach to US foreign policy. Kerry sees America's role differently. For nearly...
  • North Korea's Potemkin Village: Derelict Empty Shell "Hotel Of Doom" Symbolizes NK Supremacy

    09/27/2012 7:53:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 27 September 2012 | Anna Edwards
    The truth about North Korea's glittering 'Hotel Of Doom' built to symbolize country's supremacy: There's nothing but a derelict shell inside From the outside, its shiny windows and soaring towers make it look decidedly futuristic and luxurious. But after visitors walk through the doors of North Korea's Ryugyong Hotel - which has taken twenty years to build - they see it is just a concrete shell. The interior of the 105-story, pyramid-shaped resembles a multi-storey car park, with its concrete floors and bare columns. Beijing-based Koryo Tours got a peek at the vast interior of the hotel in Pyongyang, the...
  • How Liberals Argue

    08/18/2012 2:14:18 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 22, 2010 | Uploaded by Y2KCIA
    This scene is a microcosm of how liberals seek to silence the opposition by censorship and leveling personal attacks while avoiding the issues at hand. It further elucidates their ignorance of the issues, their bad habits of changing the subject during the debate, and their wild self-constructed fantasies of the world at large. Liberalism is a mental disorder.
  • Parting Ways [National Review fires John Derbyshire!]

    04/07/2012 4:24:15 PM PDT · by cartan · 349 replies
    NRO ^ | 2012-04-07 | Rich Lowry
    Anyone who has read Derb in our pages knows he’s a deeply literate, funny, and incisive writer. I direct anyone who doubts his talents to his delightful first novel, “Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream, or any one of his “Straggler” columns in the books section of NR. Derb is also maddening, outrageous, cranky, and provocative. His latest provocation, in a webzine, lurches from the politically incorrect to the nasty and indefensible. We never would have published it, but the main reason that people noticed it is that it is by a National Review writer. Derb is effectively using our...
  • Narcissism and the culture war

    03/10/2012 1:28:50 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | 3-8-12 | Fred Hutchinson
    The culture war might be likened to fighting a war against a coalition of powers. Imagine WWI-style trench warfare on a long front. In the center of the enemy lines are the forces of moral relativism. These forces oppose the idea that there is a universal moral law. On one flank are the forces of the sexual revolution, including gays, feminists, adulterers, the promiscuous, and the pro-abortion folks. On the other flank are the cultural relativists, and multiculturalists. This camp opposes the ideas of truth, beauty, and intrinsic quality. It seeks to suppress the literary, philosophical, and artistic heritage of...
  • Conservatism Does Not End at America's Shorelines

    07/03/2011 12:32:39 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 6-21-2011 | Thomas Skypek
    Since the end of the Cold War, neo-conservatives have routinely employed two powerful words to criticize traditional conservatives uneasy with their big government approach to international affairs: appeasement and isolationism. On ABC's "This Week," Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) employed both words, labeling Republican criticism of the military adventure in Libya as "isolationist" all while making an allusion to the rise of Nazi Germany in the 1930s ...
  • Mike Huckabee: President Obama is Gonna Be Tough To Beat in 2012 (Video)

    02/21/2011 11:17:20 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 78 replies
    hap ^ | 2/21/10 | mike huckabee abcnews
    You'd think with a $1.65 trillion deficit, adding 4 trillion to the debt in 3 years, unemployment between 9-10% after promising it wouldn't go above 8, a foreign policy that's a disaster, a domestic policy that's a disaster Mike Huckabee would list all the reasons why Obama can't be reelected. Sadly, he tells Stephanopoulos why it's an uphill battle for Republicans
  • Think Again: Realism (Wolfowitz on Obama Foreign Policy)

    08/28/2009 1:25:56 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 3 replies · 830+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | AUGUST 24, 2009 | Paul Wolfowitz
    "We're All Realists Now." No. Pragmatists maybe, but not "realists." Barack Obama's election as U.S. president delighted many people, especially the self-described foreign-policy "realists" who accused his predecessor, George W. Bush, of denying reality in favor of dangerous idealism. Obama has praised the realpolitik of Bush's father, George H.W. Bush. And a White House official recently told the Wall Street Journal, "[Obama] has really kind of clicked with that old-school, end-of-the-Cold-War wise-men generation." The elder Bush's national security advisor, Brent Scowcroft, called Obama's election a rejection of the younger Bush "in favor of realism." Of course foreign policy should be...
  • What is Common-Sense Environmentalism?

    03/15/2008 5:41:13 PM PDT · by Delacon · 19 replies · 556+ views
    The Heartland Institute ^ | April 16, 2007 | James M. Taylor and Joseph L. Bast
    Welcome to the Common-Sense Environmentalism Issue Suite, a comprehensive resource for people who support a common-sense approach to protecting the environment. What is Common-Sense Environmentalism?Common-sense environmentalism recognizes that almost everyone today is an environmentalist. We all want a healthy, green environment for ourselves and our families. What distinguishes common-sense environmentalism from more extreme environmental activism is a commitment to fight real environmental problems rather than imagined ones and a realization that free markets are an ally rather than an enemy of environmental stewardship.Common-sense environmentalists recognize that environmental scares are frequently unsupported by sound science and are often launched to...
  • What if? (Bush is not nuts?)

    02/08/2008 1:30:57 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 38 replies · 151+ views
    Politiken ^ | February 3rd, 2008 | Mogens Rukov
    Now, What If…? Now, what if our ideals destroy our sense of reality and lead us down the wrong path? What if Bush is really a great president? By Mogens Rukow What if Bush…? What if Islam…? Think, what if the intelligentsia…? What if multicultural…? Think, what if Arafat…? What if my a.. was…? What if you could go on forever? Now, what if there existed the equivalent of contrafactual history writing? What if there were the equivalent of hypothesizing what the world would be like out if history hadn’t turned out the way it did? What if Hitler had...
  • Why Republicans Are So Darn Happy

    02/08/2008 8:44:55 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 72 replies · 250+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 8, 2008 | Eric Wiener
    After virtually ignoring happiness for more than 100 years, social scientists are making up for lost time. They're churning out hundreds of research papers on the subject each year. There are happiness conferences, a Journal of Happiness Studies, a World Database of Happiness. Happy, you might say, is the new sad. All of this cogitating about contentment has revealed much about who's supposedly happy and who isn't. Most studies show that wealthy people are marginally happier than poor ones. People with pets or children are no happier than those without. People with active sex lives are -- surprise! -- happier...
  • Bolton: State Department Leftists Have Defeated Bush

    12/26/2007 11:41:33 AM PST · by seanmerc · 35 replies · 270+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 25 Dec 07 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Resistance by partisan ”shadow warriors” at the Department of State has limited the president’s options and is bringing us dangerously close to a military showdown with Iran, former Bush administration official John Bolton told Newsmax in an exclusive interview. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice initially had planned to provide significant aid to the pro-democracy movement in Iran, as a means of giving the president more policy options, Bolton said. But resistance by the State Department bureaucracy crippled the programs and rendered them ineffective. “[T]he outcome has been no overt program of support for democracy and no clandestine program to overthrow...
  • What's in a Name? ... Mark Steyn

    09/07/2007 10:17:10 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 13 replies · 924+ views
    The New Criterion ^ | 7 September 2007 | Mark Steyn
    “You don’t roll out a new product in August,” said President Bush’s aide, Andrew Card, apropos Iraq in the summer of 2002. But in this seventh September of a no longer new war a somewhat battered product is in need of a rebranding. It was launched in the days after 9/11 as a “war on terror,” an artful evasion deemed necessary on the grounds that a war on any enemy beginning with “Islamist,” “Islamo-,” or “Islamic” might give the impression we had some, ah, issues with Islam itself and only complicate things further with various “friends” like Mubarak and the...
  • The Power & Promise of American Realism

    06/09/2007 1:14:21 PM PDT · by gpapa · 404+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 09, 2007 | Condoleezza Rice
    (Editor's note: the Secretary of State delivered the following address to the Economic Club of New York on June 7, 2007.) Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: It's an honor to join you tonight to help you celebrate your centennial anniversary. For 100 years now, the Economic Club of New York has been one of the intellectual capitals of the most dynamic city in the world. You have shaped the world of ideas. You have done so with reason, and passion, and civility. And you have helped to guide America, thoughtfully and confidently, though times of change and challenge.
  • Revive the Republican Way of War

    05/09/2007 10:51:10 AM PDT · by Clemenza · 22 replies · 1,040+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 05/09/07 | Michael Lind
    Whether a Democrat or a Republican is elected in 2008, the time is ripe for a reassertion of the traditional Republican way of war in America. By that I mean the approach to foreign policy of pre-neo-conservative Republicans such as Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Colin Powell - an approach that US President George W. Bush and the neo-conservatives have rejected in favour of a disastrous strategy inspired by cold war Democrats. Neo-conservatives are far more likely to praise Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy than to quote Eisenhower or Nixon, and with good reason. Most are ex-Democrats,...
  • US Confederate Flag vs. the Flag of Aragon, Spain

    03/06/2007 6:18:09 AM PST · by kipita · 3 replies · 1,305+ views
    6 March 2007 | Self
    Please click the link posted below. There seems to be no problem with a culture remembering their history in a way that might be deemed offensive (the severed heads of Muslims) to others. Furthermore, there doesn’t seem to be any problems with this flag in Spain and Europe. However, one would have to say it seems a bit strong and direct when compared to the confederate flag and issues surrounding its display.
  • Realists to the Rescue?

    02/09/2007 11:55:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 402+ views
    Commentary ^ | February 2007 | Bret Stephens
    “Reality therapy,” declared Time magazine’s Michael Duffy with satisfaction. “A chance to think anew,” added Newsweek’s Jon Meacham. These and similarly warm words of welcome from organs of respectable opinion greeted the December arrival of the long-awaited report of the Iraq Study Group (ISG), with its 79 prescriptions for U.S. policy in the Middle East. The sense of relief was palpable. With neoconservatism supposedly repudiated by the “fiasco” of Iraq, the backing of a wise man’s council composed equally of Republicans and Democrats, and a friendly media breeze in its sails, the ISG report was heralded not just as...
  • Realism, Iraq, and the Bush Doctrine - Some clarification is desperately needed.

    12/20/2006 12:44:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 586+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 20, 2006 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    December 20, 2006, 6:28 a.m. Realism, Iraq, and the Bush DoctrineSome clarification is desperately needed. By Mackubin Thomas Owens The release of the Iraq Study Group (ISG) report has caused the chattering classes to swoon over the “return of the realists.” Now the spectacle of people who loathe Henry Kissinger and the memory of Richard Nixon celebrating the virtues of foreign-policy “realism” is truly amusing and indicates a lack of seriousness on the part of critics of the Bush administration in their to approach the Iraq War. Of course, the critics’ embrace of realism is cynical — just another...
  • Fouad Ajami on Return of Realism to Middle East

    11/28/2006 2:18:57 PM PST · by daveinboca · 686+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | November 28, 2006 | daveinboca
    Fouad Ajami sums up the situation better than anyone else. He diagnoses the real problems of the region while midget-twerps like Matt Lauer and Brian Williams pontificate on how Iraq has become a "civil war:" The sin of George W. Bush, to hear his critics tell it, is that he unleashed the forces of freedom in Arab-Islamic lands only to beget a terrible storm. In Iraq and in Lebanon, the furies of sectarianism are on the loose; and in that greater Middle East stretching from Pakistan to Morocco, the forces of freedom and reform appear chastened. Autocracy is fashionable once...
  • Surrender as "Realism"

    11/27/2006 5:14:06 PM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies · 772+ views
    Weekly Standard | Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 27, 2006 | Robert Kagan and William Kristol
    Foreign policy realism is ascendant these days, we are told. This would be encouraging if true, because our foreign policy must indeed be realistic. But what passes for "realism" today has very little to do with reality. Indeed, if you look at some of the "realist" proposals on the table, "realism" has come to be a kind of code word for surrendering American interests and American allies, as well as American principles, in the Middle East. Thus, the "realists" advise us to seek Syria's help in Iraq even as the Syrian government engages in a concerted campaign of assassinating every...
  • Surrender as 'Realism'

    11/24/2006 6:34:07 AM PST · by Valin · 11 replies · 710+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/4/06 | Robert Kagan / William Kristol
    Surrender as 'Realism' Retreat would win us no friends and lose us no adversaries. Foreign policy realism is ascendant these days, we are told. This would be encouraging if true, because our foreign policy must indeed be realistic. But what passes for "realism" today has very little to do with reality. Indeed, if you look at some of the "realist" proposals on the table, "realism" has come to be a kind of code word for surrendering American interests and American allies, as well as American principles, in the Middle East. Thus, the "realists" advise us to seek Syria's help in...
  • The hijacking of political 'realism'-Historically, realism has been the core of diplomatic practice.

    11/22/2006 4:42:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 1 replies · 278+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-22-06 | BARRY RUBIN
    The time has come to speak of what "Realism" means in international affairs. Historically, realism has been the core of diplomatic practice. This concept says that countries rationally formulate their national interests and pursue them. These interests are defined in material, not sentimental, terms - obtaining or holding security, territory and economic assets. As an explicit doctrine this arose in Europe. America has always had some trouble accepting this approach. It often seeks to inject ideas and values into its foreign policy. If George W. Bush is only the latest example of this (promoting democracy), it is a concept central...
  • 'Free to Lose' Isn't Good Philosophy for the Right Wing (Mark Steyn)

    11/19/2006 2:39:53 AM PST · by Tom D. · 118 replies · 2,690+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 19, 2006 | Mark Steyn
    'Free to lose' isn't good philosophy for the right wing November 19, 2006 BY MARK STEYN Sun-Times Columnist If Milton Friedman had to die, then a week after the defeat of a Republican Congress that had apparently forgotten every lesson Friedman taught in Free To Choose is eerily apt timing. As it happens, had ill health not intervened, Professor Friedman would have been disembarking round about now from a National Review post-election cruise with yours truly and various other pundits and commentators. Instead, we were obliged to sail without him, and in the days that followed I found myself wondering...
  • Our Allies, the Conservatives

    11/18/2006 4:08:05 PM PST · by oblomov · 52 replies · 1,305+ views
    Liberty Magazine ^ | Dec 2006 | Bruce Ramsey
    I once had a meal with a man who had been a Republican operative. He was lamenting the factionalism within that party, and as an example told the story of some Christian evangelicals. They had come to him offering to support his candidate providing the candidate agreed with them on 15 points. "In politics, you don't get all 15 points," he said. "Maybe you get eight of them. You have to be satisfied with that. These people didn't understand that." To them, each of the 15 was connected to Truth, and was not negotiable. There was no agreement, and no...
  • I'll Give You Realism

    10/14/2006 5:50:30 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 234+ views
    TownHall ^ | 10-13-2006 | Dean Barnett
    At the VDH-apolooza at the Kennedy School last night, Professor Hanson’s sparring partner was Lawrence Korb, one-time Undersecretary of State in the Reagan administration. I didn’t know much about Korb until last night, but it became rather apparent that he was an unrepentant member of the so-called “Realist” school of foreign policy when he lamented the fact that the current Bush administration doesn’t listen to Brent Scowcroft. When Korb mentioned his fondness for Scowcroft, only the fact that I was seated in the Press section prevented me from giving the mere mention of Scowcroft’s name the Haman treatment. (That’s one...
  • N.M. governor: America needs 'new realism'

    07/29/2006 10:08:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 582+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/29/06 | Barry Massey - ap
    SANTA FE, N.M. - America needs a "new realism" in its foreign policy and a concerted push for energy independence to safeguard national security, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a former U.N. ambassador, said Saturday. "What the Bush administration has failed to understand is that while diplomacy without power is weak, power without diplomacy is blind," Richardson said in the Democrats' weekly radio address. Richardson pointed to fighting between Israel and Hezbollah militants, escalating violence in Iraq, the stalemate with North Korea over its missile and nuclear programs and rising oil prices as evidence that "the world around us in...
  • In a father's experience, perfection

    06/24/2006 8:57:16 PM PDT · by Darkshadow · 2 replies · 368+ views
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | June 23, 2006 | MARY LOUISE SCHUMACHER
    In a father's experience, perfection Shorewood artist's work earns top award in national contest By MARY LOUISE SCHUMACHERmschumacher@journalsentinel.com Posted: June 23, 2006 Whether painting the wrinkled face of a farmer, the long shadows cast by a man shoveling snow or the inquisitive face of his young son, Shorewood artist David Lenz wants to tell the truth through images that are as close to reality as possible. David Lenz Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery"Sam and the Perfect World" depicts David Lenzs 9-year-old son and won the top prize in a National Portrait Gallery competition. Archived Coverage In January and February of...
  • Sharansky: Does democracy end tyranny?

    03/05/2006 3:14:50 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 24 replies · 608+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 5, 2006 | Natan Sharansky
    THE U.S. AGENDA to promote democracy in the Middle East appears fatally wounded. The results of recent elections in Iraq, Egypt and especially Gaza and the West Bank have led many to conclude that this agenda is terribly misguided: wonderful in theory but disastrous in practice, enabling the most dangerous and antidemocratic elements in the region to gain power through democratic means. If true, this is certainly a worrisome turn of events. Can the skeptics be right? Is it simply too dangerous to promote freedom in the Arab world? Must the United States give up on promoting democracy and go...
  • *VANITY* Are America's best days still ahead?

    12/21/2005 10:54:47 AM PST · by Minus_The_Bear · 13 replies · 440+ views
    As the Christmas is getting closer I've been having off and on discussions with family about the country's future. I am only 23 and grew up under Clinton so my personal view of American politics (and government) is jaded to compared to that of my father and others who experienced Reagan. Do you still believe that America's best days are ahead? With so many domestic enemies (not to mention terrorists) will the USA survive in tact? I am wary of hyperbole and I know that we as a country have faced dark days before (the Civil War) but I truly...
  • "THE HUGH HEWITT SHOW" LIVE THREAD!: 3PM-6PM PST Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 ~ Listen via web or radio!

    12/09/2005 2:05:22 PM PST · by Checkers · 15 replies · 1,183+ views
    krla ^ | 12.09.2005 | N/A
    The Hugh Hewitt Show is heard on 112 radio stations nationwide. You may obtain information about affiliates by e-mailing: johagan@hughhewitt.com. Location Call Letters Frequency Show Times Ashburn, GA WTIF 107.5 6-9 PM Sat., Sun Atlanta, GA WLTA 1400 AM 10-12 PM WNIV 970 AM 10-12 PM WGKA 1190 AM 6-9 PM - "Best of" 7-10 Sat. Bakersfield, CA KNZR 1560 AM 7-10 PM Baltimore, MD WITH 1230 AM 6-9 PM Bartlesville, OK KWON 1400 AM 7 PM Black Mountain, NC WFGW 1010 AM 6-9 PM Boone, IA KFFF 1260 AM 99.3 FM 5-8 PM Boston, MA WTTT 1150 AM 6-9...
  • "THE HUGH HEWITT SHOW" LIVE THREAD!: 3PM-6PM PST Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 ~ Listen via web or radio!

    12/08/2005 2:34:03 PM PST · by Checkers · 23 replies · 902+ views
    krla ^ | 12.08.2005 | N/A
    The Hugh Hewitt Show is heard on 112 radio stations nationwide. You may obtain information about affiliates by e-mailing: johagan@hughhewitt.com. Location Call Letters Frequency Show Times Ashburn, GA WTIF 107.5 6-9 PM Sat., Sun Atlanta, GA WLTA 1400 AM 10-12 PM WNIV 970 AM 10-12 PM WGKA 1190 AM 6-9 PM - "Best of" 7-10 Sat. Bakersfield, CA KNZR 1560 AM 7-10 PM Baltimore, MD WITH 1230 AM 6-9 PM Bartlesville, OK KWON 1400 AM 7 PM Black Mountain, NC WFGW 1010 AM 6-9 PM Boone, IA KFFF 1260 AM 99.3 FM 5-8 PM Boston, MA WTTT 1150 AM 6-9...
  • HEWITT LIVE THREAD!: 3PM-6PM PST Wed. Dec. 7, 2005~Listen via web or radio! (Campbell Victory Lap)

    12/07/2005 2:23:44 PM PST · by Checkers · 53 replies · 1,127+ views
    krla ^ | 12.07.2005 | N/A
    The Hugh Hewitt Show is heard on 112 radio stations nationwide. You may obtain information about affiliates by e-mailing: johagan@hughhewitt.com. Location Call Letters Frequency Show Times Ashburn, GA WTIF 107.5 6-9 PM Sat., Sun Atlanta, GA WLTA 1400 AM 10-12 PM WNIV 970 AM 10-12 PM WGKA 1190 AM 6-9 PM - "Best of" 7-10 Sat. Bakersfield, CA KNZR 1560 AM 7-10 PM Baltimore, MD WITH 1230 AM 6-9 PM Bartlesville, OK KWON 1400 AM 7 PM Black Mountain, NC WFGW 1010 AM 6-9 PM Boone, IA KFFF 1260 AM 99.3 FM 5-8 PM Boston, MA WTTT 1150 AM 6-9...
  • LIVE! THE HUGH HEWITT SHOW: 3PM-6PM PST Tue. Dec. 6, 2005(ELECTION DAY): Listen via web or radio!

    12/06/2005 2:14:06 PM PST · by Checkers · 27 replies · 818+ views
    krla ^ | 12.06.2005 | N/A
    The Hugh Hewitt Show is heard on 112 radio stations nationwide. You may obtain information about affiliates by e-mailing: johagan@hughhewitt.com. Location Call Letters Frequency Show Times Ashburn, GA WTIF 107.5 6-9 PM Sat., Sun Atlanta, GA WLTA 1400 AM 10-12 PM WNIV 970 AM 10-12 PM WGKA 1190 AM 6-9 PM - "Best of" 7-10 Sat. Bakersfield, CA KNZR 1560 AM 7-10 PM Baltimore, MD WITH 1230 AM 6-9 PM Bartlesville, OK KWON 1400 AM 7 PM Black Mountain, NC WFGW 1010 AM 6-9 PM Boone, IA KFFF 1260 AM 99.3 FM 5-8 PM Boston, MA WTTT 1150 AM 6-9...
  • LIVE THREAD! THE HUGH HEWITT SHOW: 3PM-6PM PST Mon. December 5, 2005: Listen via web or radio!

    12/05/2005 12:53:18 PM PST · by Checkers · 15 replies · 836+ views
    krla ^ | 12.05.2005 | N/A
    The Hugh Hewitt Show is heard on 112 radio stations nationwide. You may obtain information about affiliates by e-mailing: johagan@hughhewitt.com. Location Call Letters Frequency Show Times Ashburn, GA WTIF 107.5 6-9 PM Sat., Sun Atlanta, GA WLTA 1400 AM 10-12 PM WNIV 970 AM 10-12 PM WGKA 1190 AM 6-9 PM - "Best of" 7-10 Sat. Bakersfield, CA KNZR 1560 AM 7-10 PM Baltimore, MD WITH 1230 AM 6-9 PM Bartlesville, OK KWON 1400 AM 7 PM Black Mountain, NC WFGW 1010 AM 6-9 PM Boone, IA KFFF 1260 AM 99.3 FM 5-8 PM Boston, MA WTTT 1150 AM 6-9...
  • Mr. Stability : The wrongness of Brent Scowcroft's realism

    11/01/2005 6:56:28 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 14 replies · 862+ views
    Slate.com ^ | November 1, 2005 | Christopher Hitchens
    Mr. Stability The wrongness of Brent Scowcroft's realism. By Christopher Hitchens Posted Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at 1:47 PM ET Scowcroft longs for the "peace" of Saddam's regime The sole point of the non-findings of the Fitzgerald non-investigation, into the non-commission of non-crimes and the non-outing of a non-covert CIA bureaucrat, is (as Messrs. Kerry, Krugman, Rich, and others keep reminding us) that it might even yet trigger the long-awaited inquest into the Iraq intervention. I very strongly hope that there is a full-dress postmortem into this country's Iraq policy, though I am not ready to assume that "inquest" or...
  • The Realist Who Got It Wrong

    10/30/2005 7:44:42 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 22 replies · 1,299+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2005 | Charles Krauthammer
    Now that Cindy Sheehan turns out to be a disaster for the antiwar movement -- most Americans are not about to follow a left-wing radical who insists that we are in Iraq for reasons of theft, oppression and empire -- a new spokesman is needed. If I were in the opposition camp, I would want a deeply patriotic, highly intelligent, distinguished establishment figure. I would want Brent Scowcroft. Scowcroft has been obliging. In the Oct. 31 New Yorker he came out strongly against the war and the neocon sorcerers who magically foisted it upon what must have been a hypnotized...
  • Kissinger: Lessons for an Exit Strategy

    08/13/2005 4:42:15 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 820+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 12, 2005 | Henry A. Kissinger
    There have been conflicting reports about the timing of American troop withdrawals from Iraq. Gen. George Casey, commander of U.S. forces there, has announced that the United States intends to begin a "fairly substantial" withdrawal of U.S. forces after the projected December elections establish a constitutional government. Other sources have indicated that this will involve 30,000 troops, or some 22 percent of U.S. forces in Iraq. Some high-level statements from Baghdad have indicated that the beginning of withdrawals may be delayed until next summer. On either schedule, progress is dependent upon improvements in the security situation and in the training...
  • OIF scenario shakes Marines in San Diego (Marines Train HARD!)

    07/21/2005 5:47:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 560+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | July 21, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Ray Lewis
    SAN DIEGO (July 8, 2005) -- With cars exploding, improvised explosive devices detonating and rocket-propelled grenades screaming past your head, Marine life can be a horror flick — and Stu Segall is the Stephen King of military training. Segall’s Strategic Operations Studio recreates grisly, heart-stopping, tactical scenarios to prepare law enforcement and military personnel for “tomorrow’s threat.” That’s why Camp Pendleton-based 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company conducted their security and stabilization operations training at Strategic Ops — Segall’s movie set for producing mayhem and less-macabre modes of action-packed military training. Strategic Ops premiered its latest SASO production July 8...
  • The Neoconservative Convergence

    06/30/2005 9:47:12 PM PDT · by mal · 9 replies · 1,060+ views
    The post-cold-war era has seen a remarkable ideological experiment: over the last fifteen years, each of the three major American schools of foreign policy—realism, liberal internationalism, and neoconservatism—has taken its turn at running things. (A fourth school, isolationism, has a long pedigree, but has yet to recover from Pearl Harbor and probably never will; it remains a minor source of dissidence with no chance of becoming a governing ideology.) There is much to be learned from this unusual and unplanned experiment. The era began with the senior George Bush and a classically realist approach. This was Kissingerism without Kissinger—although Brent...
  • Living in a State-Run World

    06/24/2005 5:27:04 PM PDT · by America First Libertarian · 247+ views
    Mises Institute ^ | Murray N. Rothbard
    [Republican administrations often pose moral and practical questions for libertarians, insofar as many jobs become available in government, whether directly employed by the White House, or regulatory agencies, as a writers and intellectuals. Is it right or wrong to accept such jobs? And regardless of who is in power, many free market economists face the ongoing dilemma of working in state-fund institutions. Freedom-minded citizens, too, face the problem of whether it is proper to work for the public sector and in what capacity. In this article from Liberty, Volume 1, number 3; December 1987, pp. 23-25, Murray N. Rothbard offers...
  • Henry Kissinger: Conflict is not an option (Relations Between China and the U.S.)

    06/09/2005 5:40:56 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 19 replies · 743+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | June 9, 2005 | Henry A. Kissinger
    NEW YORK The relationship between the United States and China is beset by ambiguity. On the one hand, seven presidents have affirmed the importance of cooperative relations with China and a commitment to a one-China policy.   Nevertheless, ambivalence has suddenly re-emerged. Various U.S. officials, members of Congress and the news media are attacking China's policies, from the exchange rate to military buildup, much of it in a tone implying that China is on some sort of probation.   Before continuing on this subject, I must point out that the consulting company I chair advises clients with business interests around...
  • Storm Warning to the Art World: Everything is going to Change! (Great Read -'bout time!)

    06/08/2005 7:11:02 PM PDT · by vannrox · 185 replies · 8,409+ views
    Plenair magazine (Reprint via the Art Renewal Center) ^ | FR Post June 2005 | Paul Solderberg
    IN 1913, THE ARRIVAL IN AMERICA of a simple idea drastically revolutionized the Art World. The occasion was the Armory Show in New York, the first exhibition of Modern Art in this country, and the simple idea was this: The proper role of the artist is to express himself. That was utterly new. It turned all the preceding centuries of Art History on their head. Fast-forward to the end of the same century: that same simple idea, that the proper role of the artist is to express himself or herself, was being taught as gospel in virtually every college...
  • Henry Kissinger: Implementing Bush's Vision

    05/16/2005 3:13:38 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 476+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2005 | Henry A. Kissinger
    To Effectively Spread Democracy, We Must Balance Values and Geopolitical ChallengesExtraordinary advances of democracy have occurred in recent months: elections in Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine and Palestine; local elections in Saudi Arabia; Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon; the opening up of the presidential election in Egypt; and upheavals against entrenched authoritarians in Kyrgyzstan. This welcome trend was partly triggered by President Bush's Middle East policy and accelerated by his second inaugural address, which elevated the progress of freedom in the world to the defining objective of U.S. foreign policy.Pundits have interpreted these events as a victory of "idealists" over "realists" in the...
  • Henry Kissinger: Some atomic arm-twisting

    05/11/2005 5:46:36 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 379+ views
    The Australian ^ | May 11, 2005 | Henry Kissinger
    IF George W. Bush's first term was dominated by the war against terrorism, the second will be preoccupied with the effort to stem the spread of nuclear weapons. This challenge is more complex than the first. Do we oppose proliferation because of the rogue quality of the two regimes - Iran and North Korea - furthest advanced on the road towards acquiring nuclear weapons? Or is our opposition generic; does it extend to fully democratic countries? How far are we prepared to go in resisting proliferation? Is it possible for one country alone to become the sole custodian of the...
  • John Kerry Lost the election tonight

    09/30/2004 7:59:58 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 129 replies · 2,576+ views
    10-01-04 | John Knight
    It is unfortunate when people confuse relentlessly negative critical comments as intellectual sophistication. There is this strange fascination with a certain segment of Freepers. They seem to think if they are playing devils advocate ALL the time and making constantly critical comments about their own side, it makes them seem thoughtful and intelligent. Maybe we should have a term for this? Call it "McCainism" A metal defect that requires the victim to constantly critize their own side while NEVER pointing out where the other side blew it. Mccainism does not make you look smart. See REAL intelligence would be to...
  • A Universal Mistake

    07/12/2004 1:15:05 PM PDT · by Hank Kerchief · 39 replies · 1,265+ views
    The Autonomist ^ | 7/06/04 | Regindald Firehammer
      A Universal Mistake One of the most important of Ayn Rand's contributions to the field of epistemology is contained in the seventh chapter of her Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology entitled, "The Cognitive Role of Concepts." In it she explains how the world we are conscious of is comprised of an infinite complexity of existents, events, and relationships and why it is not possible for us to comprehend this complexity simply by perceiving it. To understand it, we must "break it up," into manageable pieces we can identify and understand. This, Ayn Rand explains, is the role of concepts."The essence...
  • Krauthammer "Democratic Realism" (Must read and bookmark!)

    02/15/2004 12:02:50 PM PST · by Dutchgirl · 152 replies · 10,169+ views
    A E I ^ | February 12, 2004 | Charles Krauthammer
    A Unipolar World Americans have an healthy aversion to foreign policy. It stems from a sense of thrift: Who needs it? We’re protected by two great oceans, we have this continent practically to ourselves and we share it with just two neighbors, both friendly, one so friendly that its people seem intent upon moving in with us. It took three giants of the twentieth century to drag us into its great battles: Wilson into World War I, Roosevelt into World War II, Truman into the Cold War. And then it ended with one of the great anti-climaxes in history. Without...
  • Iraq Exit Strategy: Winning the War, Losing the Peace

    06/13/2003 10:44:24 AM PDT · by traditionalist · 13 replies · 272+ views
    Chronicles ^ | 6/13/2003 | Srdja Trifkovic
    Since WMDs were not the real reason for attacking Iraq, the question of the war’s true purpose remains unresolved. Almost two months since President Bush announced that “major combat operations” had come to an end the United States appears strangely uncertain of its post-war mission. Dozens of American soldiers have died in accidents and, much more worryingly, in hit-and-run attacks by assailants unknown: mysterious “diehard Saddam loyalists,” Tehran-prompted Shiite fanatics, and bandits who thrive on chaos are all suspected. The number of “peacetime” casualties—averaging a soldier a day—may soon exceed that of combat losses suffered in March-April. The cost of...
  • The Art Education Problem

    03/07/2003 7:23:46 AM PST · by vannrox · 82 replies · 835+ views
    ART Renewal Center ^ | FR Post 3-7-03 | Don Gray
    If we are looking today for a general level of art of serious purpose, art with profound content supported by significant aesthetics, we will not find it. Contemporary art has failed. If we are satisfied with superficial, artificial art that manipulates aesthetics for empty abstract, decorative effects, then we truly live in a "golden" artistic age ... for this kind of art is everywhere. The degree of present-day artistic collapse, compared to the height of past artistic achievement, can be seen in the velocity and extent of precipitous decline during the 20th Century, increasing since World War II. In...