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Update: After speaking to Ms. Penny, she told The New York Observer she was shoved by the police, but not a victim of police brutality. And although the retweets have disappeared from her timeline, Ms. Penny said they were not deleted by herself.
You guys remember Laurie Penny? She’s the world’s luckiest woman: not only did she miss getting ht by a car, but she missed getting hit by a car by Ryan Gosling! As a writer and a feminist and a gentlewomen, the British journo was a tad ungrateful to Mr. Gosling for being famous enough that the media picked up her story and cast her as “the ditzy damsel in distress.”
Well she might not be ditzy, but Ms. Penny is certainly in distress…She’s been writing from the Chicago NATO protests, where she claims to be the victim of police brutality.
The 9/11 commission’s 500-plus-page report is filled with
suggestions on how to reorganize the nation’s defenses against sneak attacks.
So great and so positive has been the reaction to this latest offering that
Congress is getting off the dime and cutting short one of its interminable
vacations to consider acting on its recommendations.
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Now that President Clinton has won it, will he call Kosovo a war?
Let us look at the other winners and losers, all mixed.
America . America, leading NATO, forced the Yugoslav Army to withdraw from Kosovo at hardly any cost in lives or even comfort. Two of our soldiers died in a helicopter Read More
Commenting on the Allied campaign against the Milosevic regime is not, of course, an activity restricted to those who have any personal knowledge of the situation. Pundits who had never heard of Kosovo before last winter now speak with assurance about the conflict there. Informed views are harder to find. But the other day, someone Read More
As NATO’s 50th-anniversary conference concluded, the paradoxical result of the Western triumph over communism was on public display in the ballroom of the National Press Club. Four European prime ministers and the President of the United States spoke about freedom and social justice from a perspective rarely occupied by leftish politicians during the final decades Read More
“What we don’t know is the unknown,” said the trim-looking man with an authoritative manner. He was the umpteenth expert to appear on the Fox News Channel that day and I, who had been watching the Kosovo war on television for more hours than I care to recollect, could only nod in bleary-eyed agreement.
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Has there ever been such a bizarre two weeks in the Clinton Administration? In any Administration? Here we are, fighting a war against a man our President compares to Hitler. Every other day, The New York Times runs a banner headline appropriate to a market crash or the Second Coming, reporting only that we have Read More
If any questions about the regime in Belgrade still lingered before the events of the past week, the totalitarian and genocidal character of Slobodan Milosevic’s gangster government is now past any pretense of doubt. So is the American interest in defeating Mr. Milosevic, who has spent the past several years transforming himself from a small-time Read More