26 July 2011

Debt ceiling debate: bad political theatre

Even more than the Eurozone crisis, the debt discussion in the US shines a harsh light on the dysfunctional nature of the modern political class.

13 July 2011

The Human Rights Watch plan to save US imperialism

HRW is demanding that Bush be tried for war crimes only because it wants to resuscitate US authority over the uncivilised hordes.

16 June 2011

Is the Archbishop still having sleepless nights?

Moralists who were outraged by America’s killing of bin Laden have said diddly-squat about subsequent assassinations.

13 June 2011

Putting Palin on the rack, twenty-first-century style

The liberal media’s gleeful ogling of Sarah Palin’s private emails captures what lies at the heart of today’s leaking culture: low political prurience.

13 April 2011

US budget showdown: the politics of pantomime

For all the attempts to talk up the budget clash as a great historical drama, in truth it revealed the pathetic state of American politics.

3 March 2011

Late abortion: the new clash in the Choice Wars

Ann Furedi says Philadelphia’s ‘Baby Butcher’ scandal shows exactly why we need a principled defence of abortion – as late as necessary.

2 February 2011

Message to America: Hands off Egypt!

After decades of backing autocrats, the best thing Washington can do for the cause of Egyptian democracy is to butt out.

20 January 2011

The right to go berserk on air

The group campaigning for Rupert Murdoch to sack shrill ‘shock jock’ Glenn Beck is threatening free speech.

10 January 2011

Falsely accusing the Tea Party of murder

Liberal commentators’ rush to blame the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords on heated political rhetoric exposes their censoriousness and intolerance.

13 December 2010

Education in NYC: it’s business as usual

Mayor Bloomberg’s selection of a glossy magazine publisher as New York City school chancellor is bizarre, but not surprising.