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Did he just say “Enlightenment”?!?

I’ve learned not to expect consistency or depth of thought from politicians, with the usual exception of Ronald Reagan (peace be upon him.) But Rudy Giuliani impresses me every time I hear him speak, with his intelligence and level-headed optimism.

I know I am echoing some of Allison’s points from her earlier post on Giuliani’s […]

Chavez, you’re ruining a good country

This opinion article in the LA Times seems somewhat alarmist, but it’s worth noting. I doubt Chavez has as much power to bring down the U.S. and world economy as the authors think. Still, I go on record to say that Venezuela is headed for bad times. Where there are dictators, there is violence.

You […]

Rudy Addresses Federalist Society

More on Rudy Giuliani…who gave an impressive speech to the Federalist Society on Nov. 16. How often do you hear candidates talk of “principles” or “American exceptionalism”?

Here’s a sample of his optimism:

I get very, very frustrated when I hear Americans talk about or hear certain Americans talk about how difficult the problems we […]

The GOP Is Back: Pat Robertson Edorses Giuliani

O, swear not by the moon, the fickle moon, the inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circle orb, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable. — Shakespeare

A few months back I wrote an article about the possibility of Giuliani being overlooked for the GOP nomination if the religious right conservatives have their way. […]

Of Mice and Genes: Living Healthy for Longer

Get used to this…yet another story illustrating the accelerating growth in our understanding of the mechanisms of life. We are surrounded by discoveries of mammoth implications that have not yet been integrated into our way of life. One of the best parts of this experiment is that the researchers did not anticipate these results, and […]

Netherlands supporting their destroyers

From the “Is Europe Lost?” file, we have this story from the Netherlands: Govt Subsidies for Mosques Not Unconstitutional

The Lower House was debating with the government on the controversial Westermoskee mosque, for which Amsterdam municipality provided a loan of 2 million euros. Once the construction had started, the mosque withdrew its signature from a […]