DIGEST Saturday April 30, 2011
by Bruce Bawer
The recent 60 Minutes expose on Greg Mortenson, the author of the bestselling Three Cups of Tea, has prompted me to reflect on the question: why was this guy a household name and international hero?
by Dan Miller
We get the worst government we’re prepared to tolerate.
by Roger Kimball
A police spokesman tells the press, “If a victim believes that an alleged crime is racially aggravated, the police will treat it seriously. Investigations into this incident are continuing.” The incident in question? A pub singer belting out the once-innocuous ’70s hit, “Kung Fu Fighting.”
by Barry Rubin
No apology for being wrong about the nature of the Egypt protests. Do we really want their two cents on Abbas and Hamas now?
by Jack Dunphy
To Deflect and to Swerve: Inside the not-so-elite ranks of the LAPD’s Officers Club.
by Ryan Mauro
In an effort to undermine the Assad regime, the State Department gave millions of dollars to what they define as “liberal and moderate” Islamist groups.
by Art Horn
More media hype: this is not remotely the most deaths we’ve seen in a season, and the total reported number of tornadoes will drop as we figure out which reports were of the same twisters.