*Republicans Deserve Blame for Democratic Excess, by Byron York
RELATED: The Tyranny of the Majority Party, by Fred Barnes.
â€ś”I regard as impious and detestable the maxim that in matters of government the majority of a people has the right to do everything,” de Tocqueville wrote roughly 175 years ago. But what about a congressional majorityâ€”which lacks a mandate from a majority of Americansâ€”seeking to do everything? The Frenchman might have dubbed that the “tyranny of the minority.”
*Obama Puts the Dis in Dissident, by William McGurn.
*Napolitano Must Go â€“ Now, by Dan Reihl.
RELATED: Napol(ogize)itano, by Ann Althouse.
RELATED II: Janet Napolitanoâ€™s Man Caused Disaster, by Rich Lowry.
â€śItâ€™s never going to be easy for a free society to defend itself from furtive enemies, but that doesnâ€™t excuse willful obliviousness. We should move to a more Israel-style security system, devoting more energy to the intelligence and on-the-spot assessments necessary to focus on the greatest potential threats. And we should resist the civil libertarians who create pressure to narrow down the most meaningful watch lists and work to forestall adoption of more effective whole-body imaging scanners.â€ť
RELATED III: Fire Janet Napolitano Now, by Roger L. Simon.
*The Two Americas: Obamaâ€™s is Smaller, by Mathew Continetti.
*Unhealthy Arrogance, by Thomas Sowell.
â€śIn a sense, this administration is only the end result of a long social process that includes raising successive generations with dumbed-down education in schools and colleges that have become indoctrination centers for the visions of the Left. Our education system has turned out many people who have never heard any other vision and who can only learn what is wrong with the prevailing vision from bitter experience.
That bitter experience now awaits them, at home and abroad.â€ť
*Lying to Ourselves, by Ralph Peters.
*Flying High, by Christopher Hitchens.
â€śWhy do we fail to detect or defeat the guilty, and why do we do so well at collective punishment of the innocent? The answer to the first question is: Because we can’tâ€”or won’t. The answer to the second question is: Because we can.â€ť