Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Gulag Archipelago has died at 89. His influence helped foster in the end of the Soviet empire and the dawn of a new age of freedom. His willingness to speak out against the evils of the Soviet system helped forge the moral case against Communism. Nearly every [...]
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The father of Senator Norm Coleman has died at the age of 82. Sen. Coleman is the senior Senator from Minnesota. Condolences to the Coleman family on their loss.
Power Line notes the 40th anniversary of the Six Day War, a war that nearly ended the state of Israel, but ended up being one of the most decisive victories in modern military history. One of the best military histories I’ve ever read is Michael Oren’s Six Days of War which covers every aspect of [...]
McCain got the best line of last night’s debate, although he seemed a little too pleased with himself for it. McCain for President of Sparta? Consider that your moment of zen, and this your open thread…
The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that the Minneapolis photo red-light enforcement system violates the state constitution. I haven’t read the ruling, but I’m not surprised. These cameras are less about public safety and more about increasing revenue to municipalities. In fact, studies have shown that red light cameras actually increase accidents where they’re installed. [...]
Victor Davis Hanson (himself a renowned scholar of the Greco-Persian War) has an interesting take on why 300 seems to rankle so many on the left: There is a great yearning among the public for just a small, rare chance to see some issue presented in terms other than moral ambiguity. 300 provided that in [...]
Consider this an open thread…