Monday, January 31, 2011

How’s that Islam working out for ya?

January 31, 2011

Those who think nothing can be worse than Mubarak hanging on in Egypt have yet another Islamic alternative to consider besides the shopworn examples of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. Indonesia, the fourth most populated nation in the world and the largest predominantly Islamic state, authorizes Shari’a law in one part of the country, […]

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Jockeying starts for 2012

January 31, 2011

Barack Obama has made it clear he’s going to seek a second term, reportedly planning a more than $1 billion re-election fundraising goal (compared to the estimated $750 million 2008 campaign). As his poll numbers have recovered after the mid-term shellacking, any doubts that the incumbent will be a formidable challenge for the GOP should […]

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Big bubble on campus

January 31, 2011

Back in 2004, Tom Wolfe wrote a baggy novel called I Am Charlotte Simmons that received poor reviews with many critics feeling Wolfe–then 73 years old–had turned into a puritanical old man, envious of the sexual liberalities of young coeds. The NY Times wrote, “In the course of a very long 676 pages [Wolfe] serves […]

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