How Robert Bork changed my life
A great man, Robert Bork, died today at the age of 85. Most of the news coverage will focus on a relatively minor Watergate-related event and will mischaracterize the major event when the U.S. Senate rejected his nomination to the United States Supreme Court in 1987. Few will emphasize those aspects of his life that I would argue have had the most positive impact on American | Read More »
RIP Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)
America lost one of its true icons today, when Neil Armstrong, simultaneously taking for the last time both small step and giant leap, departed this world at the age of 82. The former Navy pilot and astronaut, who left the first human footprints – as well as messages of goodwill and prayers to the Almighty from U.S. presidents and world leaders alike – on our moon, inspired generations of Americans and citizens of the world with both word and deed.
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Remembering James J. Kilpatrick, 89, an important pre-blog conservative columnist
Conservative writer James J. Kilpatrick, 89, has died. I’d read a few of his columns, but I most remember him from his 60 Minutes debates and other tv talk appearances. From the New York Times (which, unfortunately, plays up his early stand for segregation–something he later reversed positions on): James J. Kilpatrick, Conservative Voice in Print and on TV, Dies at 89 By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN | Read More »