Has the Left Lost It?

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Jestin Coler is a nondescript, middle-class, minivan-driving, suburbanite living in Los Angeles. He has also offered himself up as a source of pride for American liberals who find themselves in…
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Recount Dracula

In the latest COMMENTARY podcast, the election you thought was over, well, isn’t. Hillary Clinton’s team announces its intention to join a recount in the upper Midwest, sending the nation…
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The Undying Myths of Cuba

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In 1962, the historian Daniel Boorstin produced an influential book called The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America, which bemoaned, even then, the triumph of glitz over reality. His…
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Fidel Castro, Rest In Hell

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Cuba was a nation of 7 million people when Fidel Castro took it over on New Year’s Eve 1960, and with a tiny economy—although its economy was one of the strongest in…
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Finally, Photographs of Hugo Chavez

At Chavista demonstrations in Caracas recently, images of Hugo Chavez juxtaposed with icons of Jesus Christ have been a common sight. In part, that’s because Venezuelans are a devoutly Catholic…
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Assads Were “in Vogue”

The New York Times has an amusing article today about how Bashar al-Assad, and his well-dressed wife, Asma, tried to buff their reputation in the West with the help of avaricious…
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Chavez Still Chavez

It seems that a single meeting with Jewish leaders did not herald the dawning of a new age in Hugo Chavez’s relations with Jews or the Jewish state. We saw…
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