Monthly Archives: June 2014

While Iraqi crisis mounts, government focuses … on awkward team names

June 26th, 2014|

Another fortnight, another foreign policy disaster for President Barack Obama. This week, Iraq is coming apart at the seams, the remnants of the Al Qaeda-backed groups the United States and Britain fought there having regrouped and coalesced in the void left by the accelerated withdrawal of virtually every last allied soldier. […]

Think Again: National interest or self interest? Not a hard choice

June 21st, 2014|

If character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking, World War II Gen. Dwight Eisenhower radiated it on D-Day’s eve, writing that “any blame … is mine alone” in never-delivered remarks known as “In Case of Failure.” […]

When inexpensive energy is deemed a bigger threat than terrorist commanders

June 18th, 2014|

The longer he’s president, the fewer the checks and balances to which Barack Obama considers himself constrained. […]

This Father's Day, hug an atheist!

June 15th, 2014|

Father’s Day, that wonderful day when we celebrate our dads, is a time when all of us who have terrific dads need to feel sorry for atheists. It’s not such a happy day for them. That’s the take-away from a book called Faith of the Fatherless: the Psychology of Atheism by New York University psychology professor Paul Vitz, who says that what often lies at the core of militant atheism is a disappointing and sometimes abusive experience with the atheist’s earthly dad. […]

American medicine today: A profession under siege

June 14th, 2014|

(Boston) The distinctions of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) are many: Affiliation with Harvard Medical School, 3rd oldest U.S. hospital (1811), 2nd highest ranking in the U.S. News survey, world’s largest hospital based research program ($750 million dollar annual budget), and no less than eleven Nobel Laureates have worked or trained there. […]

Jay Ambrose: Immigration cruelties of the 'compassionate' sort

June 11th, 2014|

Tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children are streaming across our border with Mexico to escape horrors at home and finding new troubles here. These may be far less heinous than what they fled, but many have endured something akin to torture on the journey, will mostly have to return home anyway and meanwhile have a president of the United States to thank for their predicament. […]

Sturm: Universities and bureaucracies: close-minded havens

June 7th, 2014|

“I’m not young enough to know everything,” Oscar Wilde observed, as if reflecting on the Great Commencement Speaker Flap of 2014. However, Jimi Hendrix was young when he offered advice that today’s college students should […]

The political climate needs a change

June 7th, 2014|

Food stamps have never been more popular, economic growth is in the doldrums, average household income remains in a slump, the work force is still shrinking, a third of everyone between 18 and 34 is living with parents, often as a means of rent rescue, and President Barack Obama wants to make things worse. […]

How to capture a millennial

June 3rd, 2014|

(’76 Contributor) There is a group in the United States that defies conventional wisdoms that were set before them. Individually, they care about social justice, but, at the same time, do not identify themselves as political. They are connected to the entire world […]