Browsing Month August, 2011

SHELBY STEELE: Obama and the Burden of Exceptionalism – WSJ.com

By at August 31, 2011 | 9:03 pm

Obama and the Burden of Exceptionalism Post-'60s liberals, with the president as their standard bearer, seek to make a virtue of decline. OPINION SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 By SHELBY STEELE If I've heard it once, I've heard it a hundred times: President Obama is destroying the country. Some say this destructiveness is intended; most say it is inadvertent, an outgrowth of ... Go To Article

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ENGLISH: The Inescapable Language — The American Magazine

By at August 19, 2011 | 10:06 am

English: The Inescapable Language By John Steele Gordon Thursday, August 18, 2011 Native speakers of English have a great advantage. Learning English at our mothers’ knee is almost like being born able to do algebra. One night years ago when I was visiting Buenos Aires, I had dinner with an acquaintance. We were speaking in English because he spoke my language far ... Go To Article

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PEGGY NOONAN: The Power of Bad Ideas – WSJ

By at August 4, 2011 | 9:53 pm

The Power of Bad Ideas What we've got here is far worse than a failure to communicate. DECLARATIONS AUGUST 6, 2011 By: Peggy Noonan There was drama at the White House this week when a man tried to hurl himself over the fence. But the Secret Service intervened and talked the president into going back inside and finishing his term. That's from Conan O'Brien's monologue ... Go To Article

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