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Would Hillary Have Owned Slaves?

My American History professor had a favorite expression: “Every age defines itself for itself.” Now that I am fully grown up, I find his wording less than felicitous, but nobody had any trouble understanding what he meant. He was saying that it is improper, and in fact futile, for later generations to impose the morals…

Obama Honors Hillary by Lowering Flags

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President Obama announced today that he is ordering all flags at all federal buildings lowered to half-staff in honor of Hillary Clinton. “This is not an honor that I bestow lightly,” the President said. “Ask the families of those gallant servicemen who were shot to death recently in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They thought that I would…

What should Obama say to the Steinle family?

The other day a woman named Kate Steinle was shot and killed while walking with her father and a friend along a pier in San Francisco. The alleged perpetrator was an illegal alien who had previously been convicted of seven felonies and had been deported five times. He shouldn’t have been there, but thanks to…

Pam Geller, Meet Viola Liuzzo

I was surprised and pleased, upon scouring the Internet, to find that Pamela Geller, the anti-Islam activist, is a looker. I would have supposed, listening to the many male commenters who have been denouncing her, that she must be partly bald, with most of her remaining hair sprouting from her nose and chin, and with…

Obama Goes Bananas

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Remember that scene in “Bananas,” the early  Woody Allen movie, where the dictator of a banana republic, played by Carlos Montalban, goes nuts? Addressing a crowd of his followers, he decrees that henceforth everyone must wear their underwear on their heads, and that he is changing the national language to Norwegian. Well, this past week President Obama had…