March 16, 2008

Recommended 3/16

I realize this first one's a couple days old...

Charles Krauthammer

"The pillars of American liberalism -- the Democratic Party, the universities and the mass media -- are obsessed with biological markers, most particularly race and gender. They have insisted, moreover, that pedagogy and culture and politics be just as seized with the primacy of these distinctions and with the resulting 'privileging' that allegedly haunts every aspect of our social relations.

They have gotten their wish. This primary campaign represents the full flowering of identity politics. It's not a pretty picture. Geraldine Ferraro says Obama is only where he is because he's black. Professor Orlando Patterson says the 3 a.m. phone call ad is not about a foreign policy crisis but a subliminal Klan-like appeal to the fear of 'black men lurking in the bushes around white society.'

Good grief."


At the WSJ: The Clinton Runaround

Peter Wehner - Obama's War

Andrew Ferguson - The Wit and Wisdom of Barack Obama - "Some of it may sound familiar."

David Horowiz' daughter has passed away, and he has written a lovely tribute to her.

At the National Journal, an article on the wearing out of the U.S. military, "The Bills Come Due"

Posted by dan at March 16, 2008 2:05 AM