Little Eichmanns� and �Digital Brownshirts� (Deconstructing the Hitlerian slur.) :

” Entire continents can play this game. If Europe is awash in anti-Semitism, then one mechanism to either ignore or excuse it is to allege that the United States � the one country that is the most hospitable to Jews � is governed by a Hitler-like killer. Americans, who freed Europe from the Nazis, are supposed to recoil from such slander rather than cry shame on its promulgators, whose grandfathers either capitulated to the Nazis or collaborated � or were Nazis themselves.

The Divine is in the details :

“G-d is, so to speak, to be seen and heard in the small things in life and not only in the large, great events. The L-rd tells the prophet Elijah that He is not to be found in the wind, the noise of a quake, the brightness of a burning fire but rather in the still, small voice, in the sound of a whisper and not of a shout. The first luchos � the tablets of stone that Moses brought down from Sinai were given with great noise � thunder, lightning, volcanic explosions � and they ended up being smashed to bits.

Who You? :

“I yield to no one in my admiration for this great republic, but I�m a subject of Her Britannic Majesty and there are moments when the whole monarchy deal just falls into place for me. One of them occurred the other day, when the Queen hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace for the �British music industry.� This wasn�t �British music� as in Sir William Walton and Sir Edward Elgar, but the usual leathery old caterwaulers � though most of them now have knighthoods, too: Sir Elton John, Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Paul McCartney, etc.

Torturing Terri Schiavo : (She�d be better off if she were a terrorist.)

“…What kind of law is it, what kind of society is it, that says the lives of Khalfan Khamis Mohammed and Mohammed Daoud al-`Owhali�s have value � over which we must anguish and for the sustenance of which we must expend tens of thousands annually � but Terri Schiavo�s is readily dispensable? By court-ordered torture over the wrenching pleas of parents ready and willing to care for her?

What kind of society goes into a lather over the imposition of bright lights and stress positions for barbarians who might have information that will save lives, but yawns while a defenseless woman who hasn�t hurt anyone is willfully starved and dehydrated? By a court � the bulwark purportedly protecting our right to life?

Let Us Now Praise Claudia Rosett She deserves a Pulitzer Prize (or six). :

“LET ME BE THE FIRST to congratulate Claudia Rosett on the receipt of her 2005 Pulitzer Prize. I am uncertain in which category she will win the honor (there are at least six–public service, investigative reporting, breaking news, national reporting, international reporting, and commentary for which she qualifies). She ought to be honored in multiple categories, in fact, for rarely has a single journalist had the run of productivity that Rosett assembled in 2004, and which continues today.

The amazing story of how Ashley Smith stopped Brian Nichols’s killing spree. :

“Something changed.
Something happened.”

“This is from the transcript of Ashley Smith’s testimony when she met with reporters in her lawyer’s office on Sunday, March 13:

Banking on Wolfowitz :

“Our World Bank sources tell us that when news was received yesterday of Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz’s nomination to succeed outgoing Bank President James Wolfensohn, a collective shudder could be felt throughout its Washington headquarters. It’s an affront to multilateralism. It will make the Bank look like an arm of American imperialism. It will spark a revival of the antiglobalization movement the Bank has tried so hard to “dialogue” with and co-opt.

Whatever.

Freeze! I Just Had My Nails Done! :

“How many people have to die before the country stops humoring feminists? Last week, a defendant in a rape case, Brian Nichols, wrested a gun from a female deputy in an Atlanta courthouse and went on a murderous rampage. Liberals have proffered every possible explanation for this breakdown in security except the giant elephant in the room � who undoubtedly has an eating disorder and would appreciate a little support vis-�-vis her negative body image.”

Privilege : (Interview by Jamie Glazov)

“Harvard is a terribly fascinating place, and an ideal subject for any writer � it has a storied history and an important place in our society, and it�s populated by a dazzlingly diverse and strange cast of characters. I spent a considerable amount of time writing about it while I was an undergraduate — both for the Salient, the conservative paper, and for the Crimson, our daily — but usually this took the form of columns or short articles, tackling particular controversies rather than the big picture. So when I graduated, I felt that there was a lot more to say about the place, and (hopefully) a lot of people who would be interested in reading about it.

Right On, MoveOn!� :

“At times during MoveOn.org’s “Rally for Fair Judges,” held yesterday at the Washington Court Hotel near the Capitol, it was hard to tell if the left-wing organizing group had planned a political rally or a revival meeting
….When other speakers came to the podium, Byrd sat in a front-row seat, thrusting a shaking fist in the air and engaging in a church-style call-and-response. As Durbin spoke, for example, Byrd called out during nearly every sentence.