Thursday's links and comments
With our war against Islamic fanaticism at a crossroads, Victor Davis Hanson examines where we are and what our choices are going forward.
With the incoming Democrat majority pledging to raise the minimum wage (and obviously inflation and unemployment as a result), George Will has a column today regarding the minimum wage. Bottom line?
But the minimum wage should be the same everywhere: $0. Labor is a commodity; governments make messes when they decree commodities' prices. Washington, which has its hands full delivering the mail and defending the shores, should let the market do well what Washington does poorly. But that is a good idea whose time will never come again.
Ann Coulter is at her most eviscerating in her latest column, The Democratic Party: A Vast Sleeper Cell.
After the senates deplorable refusal to confirm John Bolton, President Bush will nominate Zalmay Khalilzad to be the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Khalilzad is currently our ambassador to Iraq. Interesting choice. Born in Afghanistan, Khalilzad came to the U.S. as a high school exchange student in the 1960's.
Our thoughts go out to former President George H.W. Bush as he recovers from hip replacement surgery yesterday. This was the right hip the left was replaced in 2000.