The Babe Theory Of Political Movements.
Mar. 21, 2005 11:50 AM
Iran's Sham Election In Houston.
June 20, 2005 5:36 AM
Yes, Kanye, Bush Does Care.
Oct. 31, 2005 12:41 AM
Health Care vs. Wealth Care.
Nov. 23, 2005 3:28 PM
Americans Voting With Their Feet.
Nov. 30, 2005 1:33 PM
Idea Majorities Matter.
May 12, 2006 6:15 PM
Twilight Zone Economics.
Oct. 17, 2006 12:30 AM
The "Shrinking" Middle Class.
Dec. 13, 2006 1:01 PM
From Ashes, GOP Opportunities.
Dec. 18, 2006 6:37 PM
Battle Between Entitlements & Pork.
Dec. 21, 2006 12:31 PM
Let Economic Freedom Reign.
Dec. 22, 2006 10:22 PM
Biggest Health Care Moment In Decades.
July 25, 2007 4:32 PM
Unions Antithetical to Liberty.
May 28, 2008 11:12 PM
Right To Work States Rock.
June 9, 2008 12:25 PM
Social Security Reform Thursday.
March 13, 2008
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The Carnival Of Classiness.
Mar. 14, 2006
Quotational Therapy: Obama.
Apr. 4, 2008
Mainstream Melee: Wolfowitz.
May 19, 2007
Pundit Roundtable: Leaks.
July 9, 2006
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The Cold End To The Cold War.
When the Cold War ended, the world dodged a major bullet. The Soviet Union was dismantled, and Communism was defeated without the often-predicted nuclear holocaust.
But the cold end to the Cold War also meant that, unlike the rehabilitations of Germany and Japan, Russia has been able to skirt the cathartic act of fully owning up to the horrors of Communism.
David Satter, writing in the The Wall Street Journal, asserts that, since the Soviet regime was not repudiated, the Russian government became the Soviet regime's legal successor:
The re-Sovietization of Russia is possible because when the Soviet Union fell, the new Russian state did not break irrevocably with its communist heritage. To do this, it needed to define the communist regime as criminal and the Soviet period as illegitimate; open the archives, including the list of informers; and find all mass burial grounds and execution sites. None of this was done and the consequences are being felt today.
Indeed, President Bush gave a stirring speech in Latvia this weekend on this very matter, which ruffled some Russian feathers. It's highly recommended reading. Here is a glimpse:
As we mark a victory of six days ago -- six decades ago, we are mindful of a paradox. For much of Germany, defeat led to freedom. For much of Eastern and Central Europe, victory brought the iron rule of another empire. V-E Day marked the end of fascism, but it did not end oppression. The agreement at Yalta followed in the unjust tradition of Munich and the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Once again, when powerful governments negotiated, the freedom of small nations was somehow expendable. Yet this attempt to sacrifice freedom for the sake of stability left a continent divided and unstable. The captivity of millions in Central and Eastern Europe will be remembered as one of the greatest wrongs of history.
Fantastic stuff. For a young, idealistic optimist in America today, George W. Bush is the man.
Mark Noonan has more great thoughts on how Bush "gets it."
Also, Belmont Club looks at the tragedy of Yalta.
Posted by Will Franklin · 7 May 2005 11:16 PM
WOW! That is powerful!...I really believe that George W. Bush really packs a punch! He is truly our Fearless Leader. I love the way he tells it like it is! He is not your typical Washington partisan politician!...Get-er Done!
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at May 8, 2005 07:34 AM
He The Man. Keep on keepin on GWB! You the man...
Posted by: Max at May 9, 2005 08:06 AM