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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Richard Cohen
The hapless Richard Cohen has done it again. He was acting like a good scout in slandering Americans "with conventional views," and in the course of his noble endeavor, he brought down on himself the full force of the virtue patrol. Well, he has only himself to blame.
The American left cares so much for humanity that it even expends copious draughts of compassion toward us, toward you and me, toward suave, degage conservatives. The left's members really fret over how elements of the "extreme right" are undermining the Republican Party, consigning it to oblivion.
There are few places in the U.S. where hospitals have put as much thought and money into disaster planning as New York. And yet two of the city's busiest, most important medical centers failed a fundamental test of readiness during Superstorm Sandy this week: They lost power.
In a slim and touching memoir, Kati Marton is trying to create a future by recapturing the past. It is a lonely task, and except for a couple of surprising confessions, she pulls it off with a certain amount of flair and elan.
Wide-eyed and salivating, hundreds of journalists dream of being the chosen one who breaks the news of Mitt Romney's choice for a running mate, even before word goes out on his campaign's fancy new "Who will be Mitt's VP?" phone app.
Gov. Rick Perry's "jobs record" is generating much discussion these days, as the Texas governor has officially jumped into the race for the Republican presidential nomination and already has assumed front-runner status. The chief driver of this issue has been the Perry campaign itself - and for good reason. Against the backdrop of a persistent national unemployment crisis, the Lone Star State stands out as a rare success story. Its unemployment rate sits a point below the national average, and it stacks up even better in that regard when compared with other high-population states. Most impressively, as the Texas Public Policy Foundation has noted, Texans created more jobs between January 2006 and January 2011 than all other states combined.
For years, teenagers across the U.S. could call a toll-free hotline if they had embarrassing questions about AIDS and safe sex. Dial the same number now and you get a recording of giggling women offering to talk dirty to you.
Spooky election campaigns jump-start Halloween this year. Christine O'Donnell, a Republican from the Tea Party running for a Senate seat from Delaware, is looking for a metered space to park her broomstick. "That's the kind of candidate Delaware hasn't had since 1694," cracked a player on "Saturday Night Live" as a skeleton in the background played the piano with bony fingers.
The Republican National Committee chairman rebuked top Democratic spokesmen for personal attacks that go beyond the pale, including suggestions that Senate candidate Sharron Angle wants her political opponents to die and that he roots for U.S. defeat in Afghanistan.
What do Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal and BP have in common? Aside from the fact that they're both Democratic Party supporters.
Stop at the deli
He writes quite well, but Meg probably recognized he had a tin ear for controversy.
In a column titled, "What opponents of 'stop and frisk,' gun control share," Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen said of the unrelated work of the NRA and the ACLU: "Between the two, guns will remain on the street and more people will die."