This Week on the Right
Here’s a look at some worthy articles from the right side of the blogosphere and journospheres in this, week one of the Obama presidency.
1.) James S. Robbins, “Giving Up on Guantánamo” (National Review, 1/23/09)
A representative take, from the right, on the closing of Gitmo as “domestic political grandstanding, and a present to the terrorists and their sympathizers, who can claim victory over the United States.”
2.) Dick Morris, “The Obama Presidency: Here Comes Socialism” (The Hill, 1/21/09)
A good sum-up of the most hair-pulling conservative fears about the new president.
3.) Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), “A Jobs Plan That Will Work” (The State, 1/22/09)
An economic program from the hard-right senator.
4.) Michael Gerson, “Two Faces of Obamania” (The Washington Post, 1/23/09)
The former Bush speechwriter expresses outrage at giddy enthusiasm for the new president.
5.) Daniel McCarthy, “Getting Reagan Right” (The American Conservative, 1/26/09 issue)
An argument against mindless worship of the ex-president, and for some historical understanding.
** 6.) John Ridley, “PC Whiners Aside, Downey Jr. Deserves His Oscar Nod” (Big Hollywood, 1/23/09)**
A compelling argument for Tropic Thunder’s acting nomination.
7.) Abigail Thernstrom, “One Journey Ends” (The New York Post, 1/21/09)
The conservative civil rights historian credits Obama with ending the modern age of racial grievance.