OPINION: China Preparing for War in ‘Every Strategic Direction’

December 30, 2010
By CMAC

Obama’s Inaugural Address: Two Years of Broken Promises
Lee Cary
This time, the threats ride in on a slow tide. More

Obama Dims the Light on Missile Defense
Paul Kengor
Missile defense continues to lose under Obama, disappointing our allies and strengthening Russia’s hand. More

The Return of Obama Gravitas
Stuart Schwartz
Stay tuned for 2011, when the political and media establishment will declare that, indeed, Barack Obama has found his misplaced gravitas. More

Colorblind America: A Malignant Fallacy
Chidike Okeem
The fanciful idea of living in a colorblind society is one of the greatest impediments to sophisticated discussions about race in America. More

Clinton Counsels the Con
Jeannie DeAngelis
After a few afternoons with Slick Willy, Barack Obama managed to transform his image. Call it learning from the master. More

Why Obama Pushed These Six Recess Appointments

The Atlantic Wire – 53 mins ago WASHINGTON, DC – The Obama administration has regularly stated that it believes the U.S. can best alter Syrian behavior by having an ambassador in place in Damascus to challenge Mr. Assad’s government more directly. The U.S. views Syria as central to American efforts to stabilize Lebanon and Iraq. The White House also hopes to woo Syria away from its military alliance with Iran… Full Story »

Bloomberg’s Snow Job
Richard Kantro
Bloomberg is an overachieving, bored, self-important billionaire of no particular observable administrative acumen. More

Greece Stumbles
Brian Koenig
Greek society is ingrained with the ideology that government, rather than individual investment and private enterprise, creates wealth. It is about to hit reality. More

Swedish Health Care: A Hard Case
December 30, 2010
Maybe this story will bring the health care debate close to home for some readers. More

NYC Sanitation Dept. Bosses: Guilty of Manslaughter?
December 30, 2010
A deliberate effort to sabotage the snow clean up? More

Cartoon Rage in Denmark »

by Robert Spencer

How continuing jihadist plotting over Muhammad cartoons threatens us all….

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Obama’s Energy Power Grab »

by Rich Trzupek

The president and his environmental technocrats move to put a stranglehold on the nation’s energy use. …

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Al-Qaeda In-Fighting »

by Ryan Mauro

The terrorist organization’s former spokesman criticizes high ranking members — are they losing morale?…

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Liberals Give ‘Til It Hurts (You) »

by Ann Coulter

Republican leaders give huge portions of their income to charity, while Democrats give practically nothing — including Obama. …

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The Wars of 2011 »

by Caroline Glick

Israel must be prepared for two things this upcoming year: A missile war with Hamas and a political war with Fatah….

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Nullification in 2011!

Alan Caruba

Can Congress pass legislation or the President issue executive orders that are not authorized by – or consistent with – the Constitution?

Terror Bombings: U.S. Embassies Placed on High Alert

Jim Kouri, CPP

After recent anarchist parcel bombings at foreign embassies in Italy, all American Embassies are raising the levels of their security.

Still Arguing for Civil Trials for the Uncivilized!

John Bernard

A former Marine gives his forceful personal opinion on how Guantanamo detainees should face trial.

Caption Contest – December 30 – January 4

Caption Contest

Can you come up with the funniest photo caption?

Quote of the Day – December 30, 2010

FSM: Quote of the Day

Beware of false political prophets introducing alien ideologies…

Making 2011 the Year of Economic Growth

William R. Hawkins

It is imperative for government to work for a return to economic growth as the goal of policy rather than enacting Green socialist notions of limited futures.

From Patton’s Breakthrough to Howard’s Heroics

Military History, W. Thomas Smith, Jr.

Commemorating this week’s anniversaries of defining events in American Military History.

The Mullen War Strategy

Herbert London

It boggles the imagination to consider how misguided military strategists have become…

Ideas Have Consequences

Tom McLaughlin

Many influential people once believed in eugenics, an idea that suggested the “improvement” of society via horrific social engineering, surgeries and, ultimately, genocide…

Will Jon Stewart Stand up to Radical Islam?

Cliff Kincaid

Jon Stewart freely attacks conservatives, but his satirizing of Comedy Central’s cartoon censorship defended their position. Will Stewart ever aim his fire at radical Islamists’ intimidation?

Today’s Hot Topics

We choose, you peruse.

  1. Commerce Clause at center of battle over health reform (WT)

  2. Iraqi Asylum Seeker Among Terror Suspects Arrested in Denmark (CNS)

  3. States could follow Arizona on immigration (USA TODAY)

  4. The Real Number of Uninsured Americans (THE WEEKLY STANDARD)

  5. For disabled feds, workers’ comp better than retirement (WT)

  6. Napolitano Plays Grinch with Pilot’s First and Second Amendment Rights (TOWNHALL)

  7. Security Lockdown In Times Square For New Year’s Eve (AP)

  8. Dear John Boehner, Please Don’t Bring That iPad to the House Floor (WAPO)

  9. U.S., Venezuela evict ambassadors in diplomatic spat (DC CALLER)

  10. Society of Professional Journalists Says ‘Illegal Immigrant’ Is An ‘Offensive’ Term (CNS)

How to Make Islam Respectable »

by Mark Tapson

The ten things Muslims can do to earn respect for their religion. …

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When Cooling Becomes Warming »

by Rich Trzupek

The Left desperately attempts to revive global warming alarmism in the midst of one of the coldest winters on record. …

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The Purging of Marty Peretz »

by David Horowitz

Another witch-hunt of an individual who failed to toe the Party Line. …

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Why Americans Oppose Rule by Bureaucrats – Merrill Matthews, Forbes
Rekindling Hope in Liberalism – E.J. Dionne, Washington Post
ObamaCare’s Fate Will Be Decided by ’12 Election – Steve Stark, Boston Phx
What America Has That Its Rivals Do Not – Victor Davis Hanson, NRO
The Uncertain Variables in Afghanistan – David Ignatius, Washington Post
What the Do-Nothing Congress Actually Did – Jim Antle, RealClearPolitics
Rendell Goes Rogue – Margaret Carlson, Bloomberg
The Meaning of Christmas, Day 5 – Walter Russell Mead, American Interest
A Direct, Public Moral Challenge from the Pope – Daniel Henninger, WSJ
Islamophobia is a Major Problem in US – Rachel Slajda, Talking Points Memo
Gov’t Duties vs. Big Nanny Moralizing – Michelle Malkin, New York Post
2010 in Figures: What It All Adds Up To – Tim Harford, Financial Times
Stories We Didn’t Hear Enough About – Eleanor Clift, Politics Daily
No Good Guys in Fight Over For-Profit Colleges – Tim Carney, DC Examiner
World’s Tyrannies Don’t Go On Holiday – Carl Gershman, Washington Post
King Coal’s Staying Power – George Will, Orange County Register
How Deng Xiaoping Defined the Decade – Mallory Factor, NY Daily News
More on RCP: DADT Repeal Could Foreshadow GOP Generational Split

Editorials

Like Thatcher, Cameron’s Task is Cleaning Up British State – Telegraph
The EPA Goes After Carbon – Miami Herald
Gov’t Shouldn’t Start Rationing Health Care – Orange County Register
A Nasty Surprise in Belarus – The Economist

Standing Up for America »

by Ion Mihai Pacepa

A new book restores faith in American exceptionalism….

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Obama Needs a Capitalist »

by Tait Trussell

Tremendous speculation surrounds the president’s pick for top economic adviser. …

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Cuddling With Cuba »

by Ryan Mauro

WikiLeaks reveals abandonment of anti-Castro freedom fighters….

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Guantanamo Bay Lives On »

by Arnold Ahlert

The president’s campaign promises give way to reality….

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Hawaii’s Leftist Governor Seeks Birther Revival »

by Andrew Walden

Obama’s favorite conspiracy theory returns. …

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  • American Companies Are Hiring (Overseas)

    The Atlantic Wire – Wed Dec 29, 5:48 pm ET

    WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier in December, President Obama met with some of the country’s most high-powered CEOs, with the goal of convincing corporate America to use some of its $2 trillion in cash reserves to hire more workers. But it turns out many U.S. companies are hiring. Overseas, that is. Full Story »

  • Sears, Netflix’s Newest Competitor

    The Atlantic Wire – Wed Dec 29, 5:44 pm ET

    WASHINGTON, DC – Quick, name the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Sears. Shopping malls? Clothing catalogs? The Chicago skyline? Full Story »

  • Why WikiLeaks Is Not Pentagon Papers 2.0

    The Atlantic Wire – Wed Dec 29, 5:42 pm ET

    WASHINGTON, DC – Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to expose the secret history of the Vietnam War. WikiLeaks released 250,000 secret state department cables just because they were, well, secret. Even Ellsberg kept some secrets, and that is the difference between the two cases, Floyd Abrams argues in The Wall Street Journal, continuing the now months-long debate over whether WikiLeaks is a Good Thing or a Bad Thing. Full Story »

  • Tucker Carlson Wants Michael Vick ‘Executed’ for Dogfighting

    The Atlantic Wire – Wed Dec 29, 5:42 pm ET

    WASHINGTON, DC – Talk about Old Testament justice. Filling in for Sean Hannity on Fox News, Tucker Carlson said Michael Vick “should’ve been executed” for his involvement in interstate dogfighting. “I’m a Christian, I’ve made mistakes myself, I believe fervently in second chances,” Carlson prefaced. “But Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did in a heartless and cruel way. And I think, personally, he should’ve been executed for that.” The Vick controversy resurfaced this week after word got out that President Obama praised Vick’s coach for giving an ex-convict a “second chance.” Many were outraged by the president’s remarks but few went so far as to advocate the death penalty for Vick. Pundits weigh Carlson’s remark: Full Story »

  • WASHINGTON, DC – Illinois Representative Danny Davis is not happy about Bill Clinton’s agreement to campaign for Rahm Emanuel in the Chicago mayoral race. Fox News reports that yesterday Davis urged the former president to “stay out of Chicago’s mayoral race if he wants to maintain his warm relationship with blacks.” Later that day, Davis, also a mayoral candidate, clarified that his comments about Clinton really had nothing to do with race, arguing that he’d object even if Clinton were coming to stump for his black opponent Carol Mosely Braun. He admits that he, himself, would welcome Clinton’s support. Click here to see the video. Full Story »

  • Dick Cheney’s $250-Million ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card

    The Nation – Mon Dec 27, 11:54 am ET

    The Nation — What’s the going rate for getting a former vice president off the hook in a major criminal case that involves charges of government corruption and raises concerns about violent wrongdoing and even murder? Full Story »

Glenn Beck vs. The Kremlin
December 30, 2010
Did communism really collapse? More

It wasn’t really Hillary Clinton
December 30, 2010
Another bank robbery, but with an unusual twist. More

Not so Fast There, Bill
December 30, 2010
Bill Richardson, Democrat governor, diplomat, and minority icon, has some very dirty linen showing as he leaves office in New Mexico. More

A new comfort for Gitmo terrorists
December 30, 2010
A double standard for the International Red Cross. More

Freezing Brits steamed over new green boilers
December 30, 2010
The new eco-friendly boilers mandated by the British government don’t work in cold weather. Of course with global warming nobody will ever notice. More

China Preparing for War in ‘Every Strategic Direction’
December 30, 2010
A “peaceful rise” for Beijing? More

Manmade famine in America
December 30, 2010
It seems inconceivable, but people in America are going hungry en masse due to a famine caused by political authorities. More

Preventing development of domestic oil resources
December 30, 2010
Bypassing Congress, governing by fiat More

2010 In Review

Dogs may make you laugh (which is good), but they also reportedly caused eight times more injuries to their owners than cats did.

What was healthy (and not so healthy) in 2010

December 30, 2010, at 12:45 PMThis year, researchers reached new conclusions about what is good and bad for us. Sadly, egg nog and fried latkes were not among the new “healthy” discoveries

The NFL

The three-time MVP was fined $50,000 just days before what could be the final game of his career.

Was the NFL tough enough with Brett Favre?

December 30, 2010, at 11:45 AMThe star quarterback was slapped with a $50,000 fine, but no suspension, for his role in a sexting scandal. Did he get off too easy?

Christine O’Donnell

Christine O'Donnell is being accused of using campaign funds for rent, meals, and other personal expenses.

Christine O’Donnell finance investigation: ‘Politically motivated’?

December 30, 2010, at 11:15 AMThe feds are reportedly looking into the Tea Partier’s campaign spending. Is somebody out to get the failed Senate candidate?

2010 In Review

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5 best albums of the year

December 30, 2010, at 10:55 AMThe most critically acclaimed albums released this year, according to the nation’s top pop authorities

2010 In Review

Jessie Eisenberg in

5 best movies of the year

December 30, 2010, at 10:30 AMAn aggregated ranking of the films that influential critics selected as 2010′s most outstanding — including some little-seen surprises

2010 In Review

Bigger breasts mean bigger tips, and other

Duh! 7 of 2010′s most obvious scientific discoveries

December 30, 2010, at 9:40 AMThere were some startling, groundbreaking scientific findings mades this year… and some pretty obvious ones too

Facebook

Facebook's 2010 revenues could reportedly fall between $1 billion and $1.1 billion -- an estimate Mark Zuckerberg says is

Is Facebook overvalued?

December 29, 2010, at 1:29 PM”Frenzied trading” of the company’s privately held shares is fueling speculation about an imminent IPO and the real value of the social media network

The Filibuster Fight

Harry Reid is reportedly leading a Democratic challenge to current Senate filibuster rules.

Will the Senate scrap the filibuster on January 5?

December 29, 2010, at 12:36 PMA group of Democrats are planning to reform the rules of debate on the first day of the next Congress. Could they succeed — and should they even be trying?

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2010 In Review

The blame for the BP oil spill was not Obama's, said Robert F. Kennedy in the

The 7 most memorable columns of 2010

December 29, 2010, at 11:35 AMFrank Rich on health care reform, Roger Simon on Obama, and Fareed Zakaria on how the U.S. overreacted to 9/11. Here, some of 2010′s most unforgettable commentary

Parenting Controversies

In 2010, parenting wars were waged over circumcision, divorce, spanking, and more.

The top 7 parenting controversies of 2010

December 29, 2010, at 11:14 AMThere’s always someone standing by to give moms and dads advice. Confusing advice, for the most part

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Dogs

Target saved U.S. soldiers from a suicide bomber in Afghanistan only to wind up in animal control back in the states.

The most newsworthy dogs of 2010

December 29, 2010, at 10:37 AMThese pups and their unusual stories made headlines and, more often than not, captured our hearts

2010 In Review

Long after her death, Henrietta Lacks has contributed to critical scientific discoveries including the polio vaccine.

5 best non-fiction books of the year

December 29, 2010, at 9:42 AMCritics hailed these authoritative histories and true-life tales as the most outstanding of 2010

World Opinion

Mikhail Khodorkovsky reportedly smiled and giggled as his guilty verdict was read Monday.

Russia’s tycoon ‘show trial’: Is Putin abusing his power?

December 28, 2010, at 1:00 PMThe U.S. has strongly criticized the guilty verdict handed to jailed oil billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Was the Russian prime minister controlling his “Kafkaesque” trial?

Dogs

Though it may be more for the owner than the dog, a winter weather sweater may offer a little extra padding for those smaller pups.

Blizzard debate: Does your dog really need a sweater?

December 28, 2010, at 11:57 AMWith much of the nation covered in snow, pet lovers debate whether it’s time to bundle up Fido

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Graph for the Day for December 30, 2010
December 30, 2010
“I am used to having my views severely distorted.” More

Gaining three years?
December 30, 2010
Stuxnet or deception? More


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