Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cruising the Web

Daniel Henninger revisits the role of Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II in the end of the Cold War. He posits that the Cold War gets short shrift in history textbooks today. I can testify to that in my A.P. European history book. It gets about a page and a half for the first stage after WWII and then another page to cover the 1970s and 1980s and then it's over. It goes by about as quickly as the Thirty Years War in the same book. And that is about as relevant as it seems to today's students.

Kirsten Powers is exactly right. Why, outside conservative writers, haven't the horrors revealed in the trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell gotten the sort of attention usually reserved for stories like Casey Anthony? The man was murdering babies and the details are horrific. She contrasts the media hysteria when Rush Limbaugh attacked Sandra Fluke to the media blackout over the story of a man responsible for beheading infants and snipping the spinal cords of babies born alive after he tried to abort them. Remember the stop-the-presses action for the entire trial of Casey Anthony? That was the tragedy of one dead child. But when an abortionist is being tried for the death of one pregnant woman and seven babies - crickets. And the MSM continues to pretend that they have no bias in their story choices.

Yuval Levin explains how the President's budget is even worse than the one from the Senate Democrats.

Paul Mirengoff and Ed Whelan debunk the New York Times' complaints that the Senate Republicans going beyond the norm in blocking Obama's judicial nominations.

Are we in bizarro world when New York City has to pay Occupy Wall Street for destroying their so-called People's Library?

The Washington Times reports on supposed small businesses that were set up to game the system to benefit from the District of Columbia's set-aside programs to give grants to minority-owned businesses in the District.

Isn't it sort of news that someone apparently bugged Mitch McConnell's campaign headquarters?