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But Why?

Instapundit links to a post by Walter Shapiro suggesting Barack Obama wrote himself into the presidents’ job. His memoirs are an impressive piece of writing, and he has certainly done nothing else that would qualify him for the job – he’s never had a steady job (half a single term as a junior state senator …

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Israel and Gaza

Israel is not blameless in its relationships with the Palestinian people. Palestinian homes, farms and businesses have been bulldozed to make way for Israeli settlers. Genuine and appalling atrocities have been committed against some Palestinians. People have been right to express concern about these things, and to urge Israel stop further occupation and settlement of …

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What Matters

More than just kindness, whatever Jewel might say. What matters are the things that make us human – our capacity for relationships, for creativity, for hope, and our capacity for rational and purposeful investigation of the world around us. Baz Lurhmann in Moulin Rouge had it right with his catalogue of beauty, truth and love. But these …

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