A note on the Amazon ads: I've chosen to display current events titles in the Amazon box. Unfortunately, Amazon appears to promote a disproportionate number of angry-left books. I have no power over it at this time. Rest assured, I'm still a conservative.
Friday, July 23, 2004 Stifling dissent:National Review and The New Republic are having another one of their respectful and thoughtful "opinion duels" again this week. At issue is whether or not President Bush has "made America less democratic" -- and they don't mean that he's made it so there are fewer "Democrats."
What is really interesting reading this debate and then coming across this piece by The Weekly Standard's Jonathan Last about the gift shop at the National Archives. It's surprising that many of the books the shop carries have something in common -- they're anti-Bush.
Despite the headlines, Republicans aren't very good at "stifling dissent."