Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

By:
Linda Lingle
If there was any doubt that Sen. John McCain would shake up Washington and institute real change, the selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as the Republican vice-presidential nominee has put those doubts to rest. Few people can match McCain's maverick spirit and bipartisan nature like Palin. I've known Sarah Palin since her election as governor in 2006. I am...
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Free Speech Obviously Extends to Islamists But Not to Their Critics Columnist Clifford D. May writes in www.Townhall.com on Sept. 4 about the drive to restrict free speech about radical Islam: "In Europe, free speech may end with neither a bang nor a whimper -- but with a lawyerly assist. "It was three years ago this month that the Danish...
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All in Context
I had never heard of Richard Misrach until I ran across several stunning spreads of his muted color photographs in the August issue of Smithsonian magazine. The brief text that accompanied the images was written by Kenneth R. Fletcher and was titled, appropriately, "The Beach," as that is what the photos depict -- people appearing to enjoy themselves on the...
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GOP veep pick's speech reignites culture wars and sets liberals' teeth on edge
By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
One of the most intriguing episodes of American political history, and one with particular resonance for observers of this year's presidential race, took place at the Democratic National Convention in 1896. At that time, the Democrats were split between supporters of the policies of outgoing conservative incumbent President Grover Cleveland and the party's left wing, known to history as the...
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Stu Goldman
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