Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Transcript (from the Miller Center for Public Affairs) Thank you very much. Chancellor Kohl, Governing Mayor Diepgen, ladies and gentlemen: Twenty four years ago, President John F. Kennedy visited Berlin, speaking to the people of this city and the world at the city hall. Well, since then two other presidents have come, each in his […]

President John F Kennedy, June 26, 1963 I am proud to come to this city as the guest of your distinguished Mayor, who has symbolized throughout the world the fighting spirit of West Berlin. And I am proud — And I am proud to visit the Federal Republic with your distinguished Chancellor who for so […]

The line by President Reagan that was almost never spoken. Print this entry

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn’s “The First Circle” is being published uncut in 2009. The book has only been available in English translation with nine chapters missing. Print this entry

Remember the good old days, the 1980s, when Chris Dodd was one of the Sandinistas’ favorite Yankee suck-ups? The days when Chris Dodd was one of Central American Communism’s best friends? Now he’s just another politician sponging off the capitalists, getting special favors because of his status as a US Senator. How the mighty have […]

Saturday* was the last day for the regularly printed version of the Capital Times. From here on out Madison’s Progressive newspaper will be pixels and bytes. Ed Garvey will miss it. After all, they gave him a lifetime achievement award. Ann Althouse will not, having been the target of its tolerance of low-minded conspiracy theorists. […]

Former President Jimmy Carter explains why he would not support a boycott of the Beijing Olympics: As president, Carter led the boycott of the Moscow Olympics in protest against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. “That was a totally different experience in 1980, when the Soviet Union had brutally invaded and killed thousands and thousands of […]

McCarthyism. This Fraley, borrowing from the worst of the Communists, under the guise of freedom, allows the accused of making choices, choices from his limited world view. Butler’s loss to Gableman has certainly caused some strange results on the Left. Print this entry