Posts tagged "Ronald Reagan"

Speaking ill of the dead

With the death of Chicago Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert seemingly universally mourned without a nasty word being spoken about him, it seems out of place–at least in Chicago–to hear the unvarnished nastiness raining down on former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Here’s a sample from the Guardian columnist┬áSeumas Milne: But most shocking are the... Read more »

When war is worth fighting

Here is a post-Memorial Day thought–an eloquent explanation of why men and women have fought and died: We in America have learned bitter lessons from two World Wars: It is better to be here ready to protect the peace, than to take blind shelter across the sea, rushing to respond only after freedom is lost.... Read more »

Bring in the clowns

Friend Bob wants to know why Al Franken so quickly made it to the prestigious Senate Judiciary  Committee. Why not appoint Jack Benny or W.C. Fields? I have no answer, Bob. A seat on the  committee is one of the most sought-after plums (especially for lawyers, which Franken is not), so the question needs to... Read more »
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