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By Anonym 13 Sep

John Podhoretz

In the Democratic primary in 2008, the Obama team devised a strategy to use the caucuses and a complicated system of awarding delegates in the state primaries to sneak up on Hillary Clinton and establish a lead Obama never surrendered.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Podhoretz

As a matter of policy, increasing taxes on the most economically productive group, which already generates 60 percent of the nation's federal revenues, during a sustained period of economic doldrums is a wretched idea.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Podhoretz

Romney has adopted almost every position conservatives want their candidate to espouse: He's pro-life, he wants to repeal ObamaCare, he wants to cut taxes and cut the federal budget, and he wants an unapologetic foreign policy dedicated to the proposition that this too will be the American century.

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John Podhoretz

As a member of the Mormon church, Romney is instructed to tithe 10 percent of his income. That's in keeping with most charitable giving: Religious institutions get about one-third of all contributions, according to 'The American' magazine.

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John Podhoretz

All non-incumbent campaigns promise hope and change, but Obama took the promise to a new level of absurdity. He suggested that a vote for him would literally transform the Earth.

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John Podhoretz

Hurtling the Pentagon into an unprecedented budgetary meltdown is horrifically irresponsible. Obama doesn't care. This is war - not against the Taliban, but war against the GOP. He has Republicans on the ropes, and that's a victory he savors and desires - unlike Afghanistan, where he seems only to want to turn tail.

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John Podhoretz

Here's a very good rule of thumb in politics: losing begets losing.

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John Podhoretz

In 2013, there were 6,261 black homicide victims in the US — almost all killed by black civilians.

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John Podhoretz

Obama's coalition would have consigned him to the political margins as little as 12 years ago, but the nation's demographic changes are moving far more quickly than most Republicans anticipated.

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John Podhoretz

Pop culture is a reflection of social change, not a cause of social change.

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John Podhoretz

Obama's explanation for the slowdown in economic growth is that the public sector is hurting, and that's where Washington must step in and act.

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John Podhoretz

Every great political campaign rewrites the rules; devising a new way to win is what gives campaigns a comparative advantage against their foes.

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John Podhoretz

I've worked as someone's deputy, and now it's time for me to run something. It's time for me to run my own shop.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Podhoretz

You want a culture where citizens are free to express themselves and so live in the openness necessary to the functioning of a successful economy? Israel has a free press, much of it openly hostile to the parties in power.

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John Podhoretz

What people adore about superhero movies is the signal quality of the Christopher Nolan films - their complete lack of irony when it comes to the portrayal of heroism and the need for heroes to confront evil.

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John Podhoretz

The thing is, Obama is right that it would be a calamity for the government to default on its debt by not meeting its obligations. Such a thing has never happened and can't be allowed to happen.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Podhoretz

That distinctive presidential conduct is now gone forever, banished to the snows of yesteryear by Barack Obama. From the beginning of his presidency to the present, he has spoken specifically and in unprecedented fashion of Republicans as his rivals, his stumbling blocks, the primary cause of his troubles.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Podhoretz

Memories of the last nine years have turned Ground Zero from a site of horror, to a reminder of grief, to an occasion for ludicrous artistic posturing - and now to something very close to parody.

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John Podhoretz

The presidency is not an entry-level electoral job.

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John Podhoretz

There's no light at the end of the tunnel in the Republican message, no promise of better things to come. There's only the present stagnation, followed by a slow decline.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Podhoretz

Obama is talking to voters as though he is their boss, or their principal, or their father. He is not any of those things. He is their employee. And employers don't like it when their employees yell at them - even if their employees have it right.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Podhoretz

Obama lost his ability to push his agenda through Congress when he received what he himself called a 'shellacking' in the November 2010 elections. That shellacking was primarily the result of massive policy overreach when he had a Democratic Congress in his pocket.

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John Podhoretz

I was wholeheartedly attracted to the conservative atmosphere that permeated the city of Washington.

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John Podhoretz

Is victory sweet because your side wins - or is it really because the other side loses?

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Podhoretz

The problem is that borrowing money to pay back more borrowed money that will oblige you in the future to borrow even more money doesn't sound kosher. Because it isn't.

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John Podhoretz

I don't feel alienated from American culture, but I understand people who do.

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John Podhoretz

Christopher Nolan's astounding third Batman feature, 'The Dark Knight Rises,' represents the true maturation of the superhero movie - and provides the key to understanding the bottomless craving moviegoers have for these films, 34 years after the Christopher Reeve Superman gave birth to the genre.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Podhoretz

For the record, I am not an admitted homosexual, nor am I a homosexual, though I do know the lyrics to every show tune ever written, which might perhaps account for the confusion.

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John Podhoretz

It has never made any sense to argue that, unique among the people of the world, Arabs are more concerned on a day-to-day basis about the treatment of people they don't know than they are about how they're going to put food on their own tables, or whether their sons will ever find a job.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Podhoretz

While negativity is politically useful, it is also demoralizing unless it is accompanied - and to some extent overshadowed - by elevated and inspiring ideas about the American future.

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John Podhoretz

Nixon was an awful president in many ways, including in some of his foreign-policy choices. But he left no doubt that foreign policy and America's leadership in the world outside its borders was of paramount importance to him.

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John Podhoretz

Robots have a rich and storied history in movies.

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John Podhoretz

I look at 'The New York Review of Books.' It's what it has been for 35 or 40 years, which is a highly sophisticated vehicle for anti-American self-hatred.

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John Podhoretz

Conservatives must avoid the siren song of schism, or all is lost.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Podhoretz

Unquestionably, American political rhetoric can be repugnant, and the Right can certainly be as guilty as the Left.

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John Podhoretz

Newt Gingrich has a restless and outsized intelligence that is tragically unleavened by any kind of critical sensibility.

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John Podhoretz

Many people crave security and stability rather than risk-taking, and that doesn't make them any less American. They are the workers rather than the job creators, and all societies need both.

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John Podhoretz

Our compulsive hunger always to know first, speak first and decide first has only been amplified by the fact that we can now all participate instantly in a virtual version of a national cocktail-party conversation on Twitter, Facebook and blogs.

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John Podhoretz

The great mystery is why robots come off so well in science-fiction films when the human characters are often so astoundingly wooden.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Podhoretz

The United States established itself as a trustworthy new nation in its first two decades after the Revolutionary War by paying its debts, even when many in the country believed it had no obligation to do so. Alexander Hamilton, the founder of this newspaper, insisted on it.

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John Podhoretz

The exit polls suggest that after a relatively disappointing first term, Obama managed to reassemble almost all of his 2008 electorate.

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John Podhoretz

All conservatives are bilingual we have to be. We speak both liberal and conservative. But liberals are monolingual - they don't have to be anything else. They speak liberal, and are completely ignorant of the conservative tongue.

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John Podhoretz

America may be in a dour condition, but it is not going to elect a dour president.

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John Podhoretz

Obama has seen to the passage of the most radical legislation in recent American history and so-called 'progressives' should be thanking him for it - even as many of the rest of us rear in horror from its implications.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Podhoretz

If you want to know why Republicans and conservatives are in a political crisis, you need only consider the fact that the Right's deeply held view now boils down to this: Taxes should not go up on the wealthy, and your health benefits should be cut.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Podhoretz

Your race and gender don't change, but you can choose to change your political affiliation at will.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Podhoretz

You'd think experienced political professionals would know better than to place their trust in exit polls, notoriously inaccurate surveys that had John Kerry winning the 2004 election by five points when he actually lost by three.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Podhoretz

Insulting the electorate and accusing it of spiritual weakness and sinfulness are not the ways to get yourself the job of president.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Podhoretz

Obama's presidency hasn't been dedicated to achieving economic growth in the short term, or about creating jobs.

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John Podhoretz

Back in 1995, Bill Gates himself didn't understand that the internet was the direction computing was going.