Yearly Archives: 2003

Win One, Lose One?

By a truly remarkable coincidence, right around the time we were digging an old has-been anti-Islamicist dictator out of his grungy foxhole, the pro-American dictator of Pakistan reportedly came within seven seconds of being blown up by a half-ton bomb … Continue reading

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President Gray Davis?

California newspapers recently reported that Gov. Gray Davis had now reached the lowest approval rating of any governor in the entire history of our state. That is no great surprise, since Davis is almost universally despised as an extremely distasteful … Continue reading

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Zero Credibility

As all sources indicate, the overwhelming choice of our neocon hawks to lead post-war Iraq is one Ahmed Chalabi. Now as anyone reading our newspapers should also know, Mr. Chalabi happens to be a convicted embezzler who hasn’t set foot … Continue reading

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California SAT-9 Test Scores

Here’s our latest presentation of the California student test scores, based on the official numbers released by the State Department of Education. For convenience, we’ve provided a graph of the results, broken down between Limited English students in bilingual and … Continue reading

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Not So “Benevolent” A Military Environment?

This morning, one of America’s leading leftwing, dovish, anti-American, quasi-anti-Semitic national newspapers carried this opening phrase in its front-page coverage: “Far from being hailed immediately as liberators, invading U.S. and British forces in southern Iraq are facing deep hostility and … Continue reading

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Richard Perle and $100M in Saudi Funding

Yesterday’s New Yorker carried a remarkable lead story by investigative reporter Seymour Hersh regarding the business dealings of uber-hawk Richard Perle. Perle, the Chairman of the Defense Policy Board, is widely characterized as the central figure in the current Iraq … Continue reading

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From Endorsement to Indictment in Seven Short Days

Within political circles, it is widely recognized that the perception of political power is the largest component of political power itself. Nowhere is this more true than in the case of leaders claiming to speak on behalf of large ethnic minority or immigrant groups, … Continue reading

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A Spanish-Speaking Landslide for “English”

Although Wednesday’s headlines were mostly dominated by the unfolding debate surrounding our likely war with Iraq, papers in a large swath of Southern California newspapers carried front-page reports of the conclusion to an equally lopsided contest, a Santa Ana vote … Continue reading

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