The Atlanticist

A resurgent fundamentalist Islam is engaged in a global war against the West and the rest of the infidel world. InWorld War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism former Commentary editor in chief Norman Podhoretz calls it WW4. Republican presidential frontrunner John McCain believes “the transcendent challenge of the 21st century is radical Islamic extremists.”… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

The EC declares portentously “Climate change is one of the greatest environmental, social and economic threats facing the planet.” Surely a clarion call for action. Global-warming theology has been embraced by a great many of Western Europe’s and America’s secular elites. Its adherents hold as articles of faith: (1) the Earth is warming, (2) a… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

Much of Europe is rooting for a Democrat, meaning most likely Evita, to replace George Bush in the White House. Be careful what you wish for. Neither Hillary Clinton nor either of the other major contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination Barack Obama and John Edwards would be good for Europe, much less for America.… » read more

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Sarko’s Thatcher Moment

Nicholas Sarkozy promises to reform France’s sclerotic economy. While France produces cadres of brilliant engineers and entrepreneurs who build businesses in Silicon Valley, the Gallic system encourages many of its most talented to become fonctionnaires impeding wealth and job creation, discourages risk taking, and rigidly protects today’s firms and jobs at the expense of preventing… » read more

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Welfare for fat-cat farmers

This is rich. The US Congress is writing a fresh agricultural support bill. Brave Democrat Congresswoman Amy Klobuchar wants to restrict farm subsidies to farmers with incomes below $750,000. Even with the dollar in free fall that’s hardly poverty stricken. Our compassionate Nanny in Chief the Bush man wants to cap government largesse to farmers… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover