I’ve made wonderful friends in the blogosphere and I’ve come to admire many bloggers whom I don’t have time to visit on a daily basis. At intervals that are far too infrequent, I visit these opinion sites and check out what they’ve got on tap. Here, in alphabetical order (’cause that’s how they show up on my blogroll) are the good things some of my faves have been writing recently (June posts only):
American Digest pens an ode to the women of Iran.
Ann Althouse is uncomfortable with President Sarkozy’s formulation rejecting the burkha. I agree. As Americans, we try not to interfere with religion. I wonder if it would help her if she viewed the burkha, not as a doctrinal issue (one where governments should not tred), but as a purely cultural one, giving governments more leeway (especially as to immigrants who have a propensity to bomb things and hide behind burkhas).
Brain Droppings recognized that Jimmy Carter isn’t the only president Obama is emulating. He’s copying the worst of George Bush, Sr., too.
CDR Salamander promises us that, if we watch General Mattis’s speech, we will learn more from him in 35 minutes than we do from most people in . . . well, forever. As soon as I carve out 35 minutes, I’m listening.
Celestial Junk reveals yet another piece of news global warmies must hate.
Crossing the Rubicon has a useful antidote to Obama’s historically inaccurate and politically perverse claim that the Jews have a right to Israel only because they suffered, culminating with the Holocaust. (And if suffering counts, well, heck, the Muslim response to Jews in the Middle East means that the Jews have doubled down on the right to Israel.)
Ex Cathedra makes an excellent point about the liberal’s unwillingness to defend himself against those he deems his inferiors.
Flopping Ace‘s Curt sneers (appropriately) at those liberals who suddenly can’t understand why anyone would want to side with the underdog, when they could be friends with those nice Obama-approved mullahs.
From my position . . . on the way! gives us the military strategist’s view on Iran. Makes sense to me.
Gerry Charlotte Phelps articulates something I’ve been thinking about for a while, which is that Americans might have been weakened by the incredible plenty in their lives, and that we all might benefit from having a little less. (Although it would hurt me to give up my iPhone, that’s for sure.)
Pro Commerce explains just how important America’s natural gas reserves are (and points out that, once again, the government is backing the wrong horse).
Marooned in Marin checks out the Obamacare pimps, and it’s not pretty.
Michael Yon has an absolutely charming dispatch from the Philippines, which many of us (myself included) forget is another front in the battle against radical Islam.
Mike’s America asks and answers the questions about Obama’s fear of (and obsession with) Fox News.
Moonbattery reminds us of one of those “recognition days” most of us would just as soon not know about.
My Shrapnel reminds me of just how good the food in the shuk can be. I haven’t been there since 1982 (although it really does seem like yesterday), but I could see it, smell it and taste it all over again.
Neo-Neocon explains that Obama’s promised transparency, which has become opaque on so many matters, is also a bit smokey when it comes to cigarettes.
Neptunus Lex leaves us with this question: Is there no end to American innovation? I hope not.
Ocean Guy has figured out Obama’s theme song — at least his theme song for early June.
One Marine’s Views offers some excellent advise for non-military people. As a veteran of innumerable baseball games and swim meets at which people chat while the Star Spangled Banner is sung, I particularly like rule no. 1.
PalmTree Pundit is Hawaii-based, and she’s definitely not happy about the Obama administration’s almost random responses to North Korea’s threats.
Principalities and Powers thinks that Christianity may be poised for a comeback in America. As a Jewish person who recognizes the generosity of American Christians and the benefits of American Christianity, that doesn’t sound like such a bad thing to me.
Seraphic Secret shares the story of Hollywood actors — and Israel supporters! — Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts. How refreshing!
Snapped Shot captures just one more little moment of insanity from the wimpy nation formerly known as Great Britain.
The Futurist offers eight ideas for supercharging the US economy, and I love every one of them (provided that the last is the subject of voluntary, not mandatory compliance).
The Hashmoneon has a wonderful rant about Obama’s staggeringly low popularity in Israel plus, as an added bonus, a much deserved scolding to all those American Jews who voted for him and now sit silently by as he sets about destroying Israel’s security.
The Wide Awake Cafe‘s tribute to the brave Iranian people (and the damage Obama has wrought) is lovely.
Thought You’d Never Ask caught what I’d missed: a story about a high school teacher fired for being too patriotic and failing to be an Obama supporter. He may be the first such casualty during the new administration, but I doubt he’ll be the last.
WuzzaDem put together a collection of some world leaders making strong statements supporting freedom in Iran. Guess which leader was missing from the collection?
Zomblog, which got the coveted end of the post position, gets two links: one for a post that could best be titled plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose (although it’s not), and one for a post reminding us that Leftist education creates little Leftists.