OPINIONS: Washington Is Clueless; Mubarak Is Not, Chorus on Repealing Health Law Grows, Reagan Helps Analyze Obama’s Carter-Style Bungling

February 4, 2011
By CMAC

America and the Middle East Dictators
Barry Rubin
How many dictators is the United States supporting in the Middle East? How many are arrayed against us? More

In the Midst of the Egyptian Upheaval: The Elephants in the Room
Dan Gordon
The top five myths that have been shattered. More

Faux Ally in a Real War
Robert D. Clark
An American diplomat is under arrest in Pakistan, putting the United States in a no-win situation. More

Black American Dreads Black History Month
Lloyd Marcus
Ah yes, another Black History Month! Time to pitch as many new guilt-trip government entitlement programs as possible. More

Super Bowl 45 Will Break Records
John Fricke
That first Super Bowl wasn’t even called the “Super Bowl” — the name didn’t exist yet. Sunday’s match-up will be a record-breaker in the series. More

Are U.S Servicewomen Trading the Safety of the Helmet for the Hijab?
Margaret Calhoun Hemenway
Cultural sensitivity or capitulation? More

Supporting Dictators
Vasko Kohlmayer
How can President Obama control Egypt when he cannot even control what happens in his own country? More

Death in the Desert: Project Gunwalker and the ATF Cover-Up
T.L. Davis
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives stands accused of covering up a rogue operation on the border. More

Obama vs. Mubarak »

by Stephen Brown

The administration puts the squeeze on Egypt’s president — while the Brotherhood lies in wait. …

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Dictatorships and Egyptians »

by Nonie Darwish

The Left blames the U.S. for Mubarak, but who is really responsible for the region’s despots? …

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The Price of the New American Virtue »

by Yossi Klein Halevi

How Obama has accelerated the Islamic radicalization of the Middle East….

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Happy 100th Birthday, Ronald Reagan »

by Daniel Flynn

A reflection on President Reagan’s contribution to conservatism, America, and the world….

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Warnings About 2012 »

by Jamie Glazov

Stanley Kurtz crystallizes the irreversible consequences of the Radical-in-Chief securing a second term. …

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In Search of the Moderate Muslim World »

by Arnold Ahlert

The irreversible damage wishful thinking can inflict. …

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Killing the Medical Industry Softly »

by Tait Trussell

ObamaCare taxes and regulations put on the chokehold….

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Iran’s Decades of Christian Persecution »

by Faith J. H. McDonnell

The Iranian church grows as brutal crackdowns increase. …

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Into the Heart of Terror »

by Ronald Rychlak

A new book tears the “progressive” mask off the Left. …

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The Muslim Brotherhood’s Penetration of the Obama Administration »

by Jamie Glazov

The Islamists the president brought into his midst. …

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Barack Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood »

by Robert Spencer

A love affair….

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Short-Lived Unity in Israel »

by P. David Hornik

The Left puts its blinders back on. …

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Who Schooled Obama? »

by Frontpagemag.com

Stanley Kurtz joins Jamie Glazov’s new video series to expose the president’s disguised radical agenda….

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We Are Witnessing the Collapse of the Middle East
James Simpson
If their street revolutions are successful, these Middle Eastern countries will rapidly degenerate into radical Muslim thugocracies allied with our communist enemies. More

Opinion

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Why Obama’s position on Egypt’s Mubarak was too little, too late

The Christian Science Monitor – Wed Feb 2, 9:33 am ET

Video: Stop Everything, Anderson Cooper Got Kicked

The Atlantic Wire – Thu Feb 3, 11:48 am ET

  • Happy Birthday, President Reagan

    Linda Chavez – Fri Feb 4, 3:00 am ET

    Creators Syndicate – Happy Birthday, President Reagan Full Story »

  • Does Jimmy Carter Deserve To Be Sued?

    Mona Charen – Fri Feb 4, 3:00 am ET

    Creators Syndicate – In a suit filed in federal court in New York, former president Jimmy Carter, along with his publisher, Simon & Schuster, is being sued by five readers of his 2006 book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.” The suit alleges that the defendants violated New York’s consumer protection laws by committing “deceptive acts in the conduct of business, trade, or commerce.” Full Story »

  • The Reagans vs. the Kennedys

    Brent Bozell III – Fri Feb 4, 3:00 am ET

    Creators Syndicate – It seems rather ironic that Hollywood doesn’t want to make movies about Ronald Reagan. Full Story »

  • The American Way of Abandonment

    Pat Buchanan – Fri Feb 4, 3:00 am ET

    Creators Syndicate – Hosni Mubarak, it appears, is not going to go quietly, or quickly. Full Story »

History & the Plagues of Egypt – Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
Egypt Faces Dangerous Road Ahead – Charles Krauthammer, NY Daily News
We Are All Egyptians – Nicholas Kristof, New York Times
Chorus on Repealing Health Law Grows – Sen. John Thune, RealClearPolitics
No GOP Prescription for Crushing HC Burden – Lance Dickie, Seattle Times
The States Can’t Afford ObamaCare – George Melloan, Wall Street Journal
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Health Care – Charles Lane, Washington Post
Will Madoff Scandal Sink Jamie Dimon? – Allan Dodds Frank, Daily Beast
Future Grim for Western Economies – Jeremy Warner, The Telegraph
Not Home Yet: Housing Double Dip Looms – Rana Foroohar, Time
New SEC Rules Could Inhibit Barbour, Daniels in 2012 – Erin McPike, RCP
Barney Frank v. Sean Bielat II? – Hillary Chabot, Boston Herald
Days of Embracing Dictators Are Over – Eugene Robinson, Washington Post
Reagan Helps Analyze Obama’s Carter-Style Bungling – Rush Limbaugh
Why History Will Give Reagan the Last Laugh – Anthony Dolan, RCP
The Scandal That Almost Destroyed Reagan – Robert Busby, Salon
Ronald Reagan at 100 – Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal
More on RCP: Ronald Reagan’s Most Memorable Moments

Editorials

Egypt’s Agonies – New York Times
Mideast Dominoes Near Tipping Point – Investor’s Business Daily
Tide Shifting on Balancing the Budget – Denver Post
The Gipper’s Lesson – Washington Times

  • Obama’s ‘Sustaining’ Christian Faith

    The Atlantic Wire – Thu Feb 3, 6:22 pm ET

  • GOP Reverts to Original Rape Definition–But Is the Fight Over?

    The Atlantic Wire – Thu Feb 3, 5:33 pm ET

    WASHINGTON, DC – We Must Keep Fighting Tiger Beatdown blogger Sady Doyle was an outspoken opponent of the “forcible rape” exception to the abortion bill and applauds all who helped get over 1,000 signatures on a petition against it. But, she reminds readers, the fight is not over. “As I’m sure you also know, everything else about this bill is TERRIBLE. And we can’t stop here. … We need to keep mobilized, because this is a big one, and we can’t afford to lose.”‘A Cowardly Compromise’ Wonkette’s Jack Stuef offers a sarcastic take on the Republican lawmakers’ decision fairly representative of the comic reactions to the issue:House Republicans have given up their noble battle to change what counts as rape in their latest proposed bill to ban federal funding for abortions (except, as it has always been, in cases such as rape). It’s a cowardly compromise that upsets a proud nation of people who all hope one day they too will be roofied and copulated with and be told it’s not legally rape. But you know how women’s groups are. They see the words “forcible rape” in a piece of legislation and want to ruin the fun of our most creative rapists, those who dare to dream of having a “Sputnik moment” with a woman in the nightclub bathroom. Full Story »

  • Match.com Buys OkCupid: What It Means for Online Dating

    The Atlantic Wire – Thu Feb 3, 5:18 pm ET

    WASHINGTON, DC – The online dating sites Match.com and OkCupid can now add another happy couple to their list of successful matches: themselves. Full Story »

  • How to Build a Progressive Tea Party

    The Nation – Thu Feb 3, 2:41 pm ET

    The Nation — Imagine a parallel universe where the Great Crash of 2008 was followed by a Tea Party of a very different kind. Full Story »

Why Egypt needs ‘liberalism’
February 04, 2011
Not that kind of “liberalism;” the good kind. More

It ain’t peanuts, Jimmy
February 04, 2011
Jimmy Carter has the taxpayers picking up the tab for yard and pool maintenance on his home in Plains, GA to the tune of more than $67,000 a year even though it is not a federal government property. More

California global warming regulations voided by judge
February 04, 2011
California’s sweeping plan to institute cap and trade and regulate “greenhouse gases” has been thrown out by a San Francisco judge. More

US and Israeli Analysts Split Over the Egyptian Crisis
February 04, 2011
The crisis in Egypt has provoked quite a different reaction among political analysts in Israel and the United States. More

Amanpour reaps what she’s sown
February 04, 2011
The ABC journalist experiences some Kismet when mobs attack her in Egypt. More

‘ROTC Discriminates Against Transgender People’
February 03, 2011
Last December, after the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Harvard announced it will reopen its doors to ROTC, a move widely praised at Harvard. Oops! More

Bill Ayers’s ‘Crystal Chaos’
February 03, 2011
A passage from Bill Ayers’s 2001 memoir “Fugitive Days” bears reflection in light of the madness that has settled on Egypt. More

NYT continues to sink
February 03, 2011
Drip, drip, drip, the company’s fortunes continue to decline. More

General Electric, General Obama, and the Level Playing Field
February 03, 2011
You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. More

On Energy, Obama’s Full of Hot Air

by Dr. Jack Rafuse

The president’s unrealistic energy generation goals and detrimental new energy taxes must be rejected.

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The Middle East and the Multicultural Nightmare

by Victor Davis Hanson

To the degree Obama feels comfortable “imposing our values” and taking a stand, it will only be in a context where there is an authoritarian figure who can be seen as culpably right-wing or an American puppet.

Senator Corker: Put a ‘Straightjacket’ on Federal Spending (PJM Exclusive)

by Stephen Green

Vodkapundit interviews the Tennessee senator regarding his proposed Commitment to Prosperity Act.

Egypt: Reasons for Abject Despair and Pessimism

by Bryan Preston

Recent history should sober up the idealists among us. But it probably won’t. (For a different take on the crisis in Egypt, read Raymond Ibrahim at the Tatler: “Why the Egyptian Revolution Can Be the Best – or Worst – Thing to Happen”)

Anti-Semitic Imagery at Egypt Protests Draws Yawns from Western Media

by John Rosenthal

Whether or not it represents the advent of freedom for Egyptians, the current protest movement clearly represents the advent of the total banalization of anti-Semitism in the Western media. (Also read Bruce Bawer at the Tatler: “CNN: See no evil”)

Egypt: No-Holes-Barred Diplomacy

by Richard Fernandez

The time is fast approaching when President Obama will have to throw in behind one faction or the other in Egypt. Signaling doesn’t always stop a runaway train. (Also read Jerusalem Post: Machine gun fire in Tahrir Square” at the Tatler)

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, Here I Am at Camp Guevara

by Ron Radosh

It’s the 21st century, and Communist summer camps still exist.

ObamaCare Held Unconstitutional: The Brilliant Decision

by Dan Miller

Only one who simply doesn’t care about individual rights could read Judge Vinson’s decision and still believe the individual mandate is constitutional. (Also read: “McConnell to attach ObamaCare repeal to FAA bill today”)

Washington Is Clueless; Mubarak Is Not

by Richard Fernandez

Does Barack Obama have any cards left to play? Or is he left crossing his fingers that the crisis in Egypt will end OK? (And at the Tatler: “Obama addresses Egypt unrest”)

Politicized Science: The ‘Erin Brockovich Chemical’

by Angela Logomasini

Senate hearings on chromium-6 in our drinking water will feature a lot of smoke and mirrors about “dangerous” levels of the chemical, but not much real science.

The Egyptian Crisis Continues

by Josh Shahryar

Protesters refuse to stop. Mubarak shows no intention of stepping down.

BREAKING: Federal Judge in Fla declares ObamaCare void and unconstitutional

by Roger L Simon

Initial link at the Tatler. Much more to follow as story develops.

The White House, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Alfred E. Neuman

by Roger Kimball

Pace the Pollyannas that determine U.S. foreign policy, the Brotherhood is about instituting sharia, i.e., Islamic law, by means of jihad.

Want to Save Real Money in D.C.?

by Carey Roberts

Women now compose half the U.S. workforce. So let’s do a victory-lap for gender equality and stop the feminist set-asides and quota-mongering.

Egypt: Please, Not ElBaradei

by Claudia Rosett

It is not at all reassuring to see the former IAEA chief emerging as a potential leader of the opposition in Egypt. (Update: Read Anne Bayefsky at the Tatler: “The Iranian Frontman”)

Egypt: Three Possible Outcomes

by Barry Rubin

It might be the entire Western position in the Middle East that is swept away, and one dictatorship might be replaced by a worse one. I hope this analysis is wrong; I fear that it is accurate.

Who Is Charles Krauthammer?

by David Solway

There’s something cryptic and elusive about Krauthammer, like the coy Waldo in the famous puzzle. (And don’t miss Steve Green on “Krauthammer Correcting Krauthammer.”)

Egypt: What Sauce Will Obama Use When He Eats His Words?

by Roger Kimball

The “unrest” (a polite word for “riots”) we are seeing in Egypt is certainly “popular” unrest. We are supposed to be in favor of unrest when it is “popular,” aren’t we?

WikiLeaks: Catty Embassy Gossip Directed at Azerbaijan’s First Lady

by Norma Zager

A misogynistic attack on Mehriban Aliyeva, an accomplished, independent woman who serves as a stylish role model for young Muslim girls.

Fix Immigration Now

by Jeff Pope

Here’s how to do it.

Al-Qaeda to American Muslims: Kill the Infidel, Make a Living!

by Brian Fairchild

Al-Qaeda is undertaking a new strategy: encouraging American Muslims to become a self-sustaining arm of the international jihad.

Egypt: What’s Happening Now (Updated)

by Josh Shahryar

Mubarak not stepping down. “Down Down with Mubarak!” (Also read Roger L. Simon: “Will Iran reignite?” )

Video: SecState Clinton’s robotic statement on Egypt

by Bryan Preston

The Obama administration’s most detailed comments to date. UPDATED.

Welcome to the Oddball Club

by Victor Davis Hanson

We in the oddball club live two lives, as sort of wandering souls who censor our speech and thoughts hourly.

Obama’s Empty Talk Hides the True State of the Union

by Lisa Fritsch

At this time of great national uncertainty, it would have been better for Obama to be more introspective about the state of our union, rather than the extrovert he was the other night.

The 1998 Rampart Scandal Continues to Reverberate in the LAPD

by Jack Dunphy

As is often the case when government inserts itself where it has no business, the best of intentions can yield disastrous results. For L.A., this means more people will be murdered this year than last. (Also read J. Christian Adams at the Tatler: “Steve Rosenbaum: foe of LAPD, friend of New Black Panthers”)

Tyler Clementi Act a Serious Threat to Free Speech

by Robert Shibley

An anti-harassment bill being introduced in Congress threatens to stifle freedom of expression even more on college campuses.

New Silicon Graffiti Video: ‘Steer the Coverage’

by Ed Driscoll

From Kennedy to Katrina, the prefab media template that accompanied the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords was far from the first time the MSM bent the facts like a pretzel to build a narrative around an emotionally-charged event.

The Gray Lady Goes to (Spy) War

by Michael Ledeen

Why has the New York Times gotten so obsessed with Duane “Dewey” Clarridge, a retired CIA Operations Officer? Michael Ledeen dusts off his battered Ouija board and contacts the late head of CIA counterintelligence, James Jesus Angleton, for answers.

Uncle Sam’s Dangerous Deterioration

by Tom Blumer

The state of the union is financially weak, and getting weaker.

What Obama Didn’t Mention in His SOTU Speech

by Richard Pollock

Climate change? Osama bin Laden? The housing crisis? (Also read “SOTU reax” and “One way to save money: abolish the SOTU” at the Tatler.)

State of the Union Blues

by Roger Kimball

I’m not watching tonight. I’m not quite ready for the 2012 campaign kickoff. (Also read State of the Union coverage by Amy Holmes and Richard Pollock, among others, at the Tatler.)

Bernie Sanders Doth Protest Too Much

by Howard Nemerov

The Vermont senator used the Tucson shooting to fill his reelection campaign coffers. But campaign finance data challenges his veracity.

Don’t Cry for Olbermann

by Kyle-Anne Shiver

His tacky little adolescent temper tantrums, euphemistically called Countdown, may be reincarnated somewhere else.

HuffPo’s Peter Dreier takes on Radosh and Fails

by Ron Radosh

If you don’t have the facts, invent them and/or pound the table. Dreier does both.

The Push to Create Palestine

by P. David Hornik

As Arab regimes fail, misguided countries seek another.

Is the Leftist Media ‘Fair and Balanced’ on Christian Persecution?

by Raymond Ibrahim

Isn’t the MSM supposed to be out to help the “underdog”?

What Can We Learn from 2010 in 2012?

by Myra Adams

Did the 2010 midterms turn “blue” states “red” in time for the 2012 presidential election?

Before Talking About Gun Control, First Learn Something About Guns!

by Bob Owens

Robert Creamer’s latest in the Huffington Post displays the same level of ignorance that certain congressmen and advocates have assaulted law-abiding Americans with for decades.

Free Speech on Trial in Austria … and Europe

by Soeren Kern

The trial of Austrian anti-Sharia activist Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff for “denigrating” Islam has major implications for free speech in Europe. (Also read Michael Ledeen: “Islamophobia”)

Get Ready for an Obama Victory in 2012

by Roger L Simon

The good news? Gridlock, courtesy of a GOP Senate in 2012. The bad news: Well, legacy journalists are busy writing their “Comeback kid” articles even as we speak, and are prepared to go all-in once again next year.

Israel’s Left Cracks Up

by Barry Rubin

Will Netanyahu emerge stronger from this pivotal moment?

China: The First Mature Fascist State

by Michael Ledeen

For nearly ten years, I have been arguing that China may well be the first example of a mature fascism in power. The highest praise imaginable has been bestowed on this theory, by the People’s Republic itself.

ObamaCare DOA in the Senate? Not so Fast …

by Bryan Preston

Repeal’s chances may be better than they seem.

The War Against Palin Goes On and On and …

by Victor Davis Hanson

Palin is scary to the left not so much for 2012, but because she could be around for a long time to come.

Patience Not a Virtue as Our Problems with China Grow

by William Hawkins

Our relationship is based on the notion that China is always right, the U.S. is always wrong, and important problems should be ignored.

Hu Jintao ‘Showing His Tail’: Visit Will Encourage Further Belligerence

by Gordon G. Chang

The White House needs to send out a disinvite. They are feeding Hu’s arrogance and making him more difficult to deal with in the future.

The Post-Tucson Era

by Victor Davis Hanson

Will Obama 2.0 work? Perhaps, especially if conservatives ornate the Clinton ’96 analogy with their own Bob Dole in 2012.

Introducing…the Tatler (Updated)

by Bryan Preston

Pajamas Media and PJTV’s new group blog.

Gov. Rick Perry Blogs the Opening of the Texas Legislature’s 82nd Session at the Tatler

by Gov. Rick Perry

Over at PJM’s new Tatler blog, Texas Gov. Rick Perry joins the fray, blogging the beginning of the Lone Star State’s 82nd legislative session. Gov. Perry will appear in the Tatler once in a while to update us on news and issues of importance to the state and the nation.

Shooting in Tucson

by Ed Driscoll

A horrific shooting incident on Saturday has left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) critically wounded, Federal Judge John M. Roll and five others dead, and 11 others wounded. For Pajamas Media’s coverage of the incident, don’t miss:

Happy Birthday, Pajamas Media

by Roger L Simon

Pajamas Media makes it to five years old … with mistakes and some successes too.

The Slow Suicide of the West

by Matt Patterson

Can a civilization that tore itself apart put itself back together?

Arianna Huffington’s Insulting Treatment of Minorities

by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

The liberal harridan is creating separate pages for blacks and Hispanics to solve the embarrassing problem of not enough minority writers on her website.

(UPDATE: Arrested, then Released) Cairo Exclusive: Interview with ‘Sandmonkey’

by Roger L Simon

(UPDATE: The Guardian is reporting that Sandmonkey has been arrested, a contact reports that he was subsequently released. His blog is currently down. Look for updates at The Tatler, and read Sandmonkey’s last post here.) The witty and courageous Egyptian blogger “Sandmonkey” is currently in hiding in his native city of Cairo, moving from one friend’s apartment to another, as supporters of Hosni Mubarak pursue him and other democracy demonstrators. But Roger L. Simon was able to speak with him for a 20-minute audio interview late Wednesday night.

Obama Renominates Judge with Record of Racial Double Standards

by Hans A. von Spakovsky

Judge James E. Graves has demonstrated a racialist view of the First Amendment, which apparently does not worry the president.

Grover Norquist’s Call for Retreat from Afghanistan

by Ryan Mauro

The GOP activist says he’s not calling for cutting and running, but the reality is it can’t be anything else.

Dump Dick Lugar

by Adam Graham

Five reasons Republicans can do better.

Yes, Islamists Are Coming Through Mexico

by Alberto de la Cruz

Said Jaziri was seen getting in the trunk of a smuggler’s car by bystanders, captured only by luck and their patriotism.

The Iranian Revolution Echoes in Egypt

by Michael J. Totten

Michael Totten speaks with Abbas Milani, the director of Iranian Studies at Stanford University and a co-director of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution, about how what’s going on right now in Egypt is eerily reminiscent of the events in Iran in 1979.

Is He Reagan? Or Is He Gorbachev?

by Benjamin Zycher

Just like Gorbachev, Obama, equally obsessed with statist control of our lives, has thought of everything, except the one Big Thing: central planning does not work.

A Qualified Victory for the Framers

Edward Cline

A federal judge has ruled that Obamacare is completely unconstitutional. The main reasons for the bill being deemed unconstitutional are explained….

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Why Reagan Triumphs Over Other Presidents, Even Today

The Editors

We miss the authentic voice that led and inspired hundreds of millions around the world, the free and the newly freed.

Muslim Brotherhood Making Political Gains in Egypt and Jordan

The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report

The Muslim Brotherhood has gained its first taste of “legitimacy” in Egypt and Tunisia, it is negotiating with Jordan’s king, and is warning that Egypt may return to war with Israel.

Soros-funded “Expert” Defends Muslim Brotherhood on Matthews Show

Cliff Kincaid

Media progressives have found someone who will tell them what they want to hear – that the anti-Semitic Muslim Brotherhood is fine in a government, and won’t try to destroy Israel.

Napolitano And Muslim Brotherhood Affiliates Met Secretly

Jim Kouri, CPP

A year ago, Janet Napolitano and her staff met with organizations, among whom were representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Interior Department’s Culture of Contempt

Michelle Malkin

The moratorium on offshore drilling in the Gulf, imposed for no sane scientific reason in defiance of judges’ rulings, has caused job losses and the loss of billions in oil revenue.

Islam on a Collision Course

Amil Imani

Historically Islam has destroyed other civilizations but in the form of Islamism, it is now aiming to destroy another civilization—the Judeo-Christian civilization.

A Qualified Victory for the Framers

Edward Cline

A federal judge has ruled that Obamacare is completely unconstitutional. The main reasons for the bill being deemed unconstitutional are explained….

Can “Power to the People” Get Egyptians Democracy?

Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman

If Mubarak steps down right now, who then has the power to hold a government together until the next election is held? And how is that election to be managed?

Senate Fort Hood Report Blasts Defense Timidity

The Ticking Time Bomb

Steve Emerson

When Major Nidal Hasan was justifying terrorism, he could have been sacked from the army – but a fear of challenging his Islamic radicalism prevented this, a new report states.

The Mindset of Supposed Entitlement

Mark Taylor

As cash strapped cities pull officers off investigating crime to pursue the cash cow of the traffic citation, there are fewer police officers to keep citizens safe in their neighborhoods.

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  4. U.K.: Muslim officials sit during standing ovation for war hero (JIHAD WATCH)

  5. China Eyes U.S. Defense Contracts (WSJ)

  6. WikiLeaks cables: MI6 warns of new suicide bomb wave (TELEGRAPH)

  7. Virginia to seek expedited Supreme Court review of suit over health-care law (WA PO)

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  9. Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment Up Slightly in January to 9.8% (GALLOP)

  10. National Debt Jumped Another $105.8 Billion in January (CNS)

  11. Senate Report: Pentagon, FBI Failed to Protect Troops at Ft. Hood (AP)

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BREAKING: Egypt: Chaos Intensifies and Brutality Spreads

• Video: FOX News’ Greg Palkot Hospitalized After Cairo Beating
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Where is Obama’s CIA Director?

Cliff Kincaid

A former influential CIA strategist had advised that America should be “reaching out” to the Muslim Brotherhood and the terrorist group Hezbollah. Where has this got us?

Hospital Emergency Preparedness: Are We There Yet?

Dr. Jim Blair

Inside the All-Hazards Homeland Security Readiness Arena, the Public Health and Healthcare sector lags significantly behind most of its economic sector counterparts.

The Reality That Is Egypt

Bill Connor

An attorney and decorated Army officer describes Egypt as he has experienced it, and explains why foreign law – namely Sharia – must never have influence in our courts.

Mubarak v. The Brotherhood

Andrew McCarthy

It is simply delirious to suggest that we can work with the Muslim Brotherhood, that the Brotherhood has renounced violence, or that it will positively affect Egyptian politics.

“Jihad Jane” Headed For Slammer

Jim Kouri, CPP

The woman who plotted with Islamists in Ireland to kill a Swedish artist and who boasted that being white and white would enhance her terrorist activities, has admitted her guilt.

Marwan Barghouti on Israel:

“The worst and most abominable enemy known to humanity…”

Itamar Marcus, Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Jailed terrorist Marwan Barghouti has been expressing his thoughts about Israel in a public letter. Do such views make him popular among Palestinians and their supporters?

Government Rebuts Convicted Hamas Charity’s Appeal

Steve Emerson

While masquerading as a charity, the Holy Land Foundation channeled millions of dollars to terrorist group Hamas. Its appeal against a terror conviction has been rejected.

Caption Contest – February 3 – 8, 2011

Caption Contest

Can you come up with the funniest photo caption?

Obama’s “Stealth” Egyptian Dilemma

Bill Siegel

The sooner President Obama is forced to answer the simple question, “Is the Muslim Brotherhood our enemy?” the sooner this country will be able to construct truly meaningful foreign policies and strategies.

Playing Arabian Dominos

Lt. Colonel James Zumwalt, USMC (ret)

The “Domino Theory” has hit the Middle East from Tunisia to Egypt and Yemen – and perhaps beyond. All three Arab countries in turmoil are allies in the war against Islamist extremists.

Arms Races Are Normal And Must Be Won

William R. Hawkins

The Chinese president said: “We do not engage in arms races, we are not a military threat to any country.” The opposite is true, and we cannot ignore the new arms race.

The Canadian Border: A Weak Link in American Security

Michael Cutler

The Canadian border is 4,000 miles long, yet only 32 miles of it is under the control of the federal government. This threat to national security must be dealt with – and fast.

Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

Tom McLaughlin

The Muslim Brotherhood maintains that it is moderate and peaceful. The fact that it supports terrorism against Israel, via Hamas, is ignored by many Western pundits…

FSM’s Adrian Morgan – Radio Interview

San Diego’s 760 KFMB AM Talk Radio – 02-02-2011

FSM Editor Adrian Morgan Explains on the 760 KFMB AM Talk Radio Show in Stunning Detail What is Happening in Egypt.

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FSM Editor Adrian Morgan explains in stunning detail on the Mike Slater Morning  Show on San Diego’s 760 KFMB AM Talk Radio, February 2, 2011, what is happening in Egypt.

Denial On The Nile

We Can’t Dictate Egypt’s Future

Ralph Peters

We have to deal with on-the-ground reality. And the reality is that Mubarak’s finished. So stop worrying about the Muslim Brotherhood and start supporting the Egyptian people…

Ronald Reagan: The One Man Tea Party

Ruth King

In five days time, it will be the Centennial of Ronald Reagan’s birth. His forthright and maverick conservative views prefigured the Tea Party.

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Stolen Cross, Stolen Honor: Mojave Desert Site Was Only Memorial to World War I Veterans

Maj. General James E. Livingston, USMC (ret) Medal of Honor Recipient, Major General Paul Vallely, USA (Ret.), Vice Admiral John M. Poindexter, USN (ret).

The sole National Monument to World War I has been destroyed by vandals, and the Obama administration refuses to allow its replacement, even by private citizens, privately funded.

Reagan ‘Neglected Minorities’?

by Tom Blumer

Sam Donaldson and the left run roughshod over the record.

It’s Time To Earn that Nobel Peace Prize

by Kyle-Anne Shiver

President Obama has his chance to actually earn that Nobel Peace Prize, and I am praying mightily that he somehow manages to pull it off right here, right now. (Also read Bryan Preston at the Tatler: “Obama admin open to Muslim Brotherhood role in Egypt’s government”)

The Rest of the World Has Gone Mad — Why Shouldn’t Egypt?

by Barry Rubin

Obama is openly calling for the downfall of a 60-year-old regime that has been allied with the U.S. for about 40 years in the most important country in the Arab world. What could go wrong?

On the Left, It’s Fake Sophisticates, Real Snobs

by Bernard Chapin

Who will come to liberals’ emotional rescue?

Egypt, Liberty, and the Filling Pump

by David Solway

A conversation with an Iranian expatriate.

The Atom in Pakistan

by Richard Fernandez

In Obama’s drive to reduce nuclear weapons, Pakistan, Iran, and North Korea have yet to be bridled, but diplomacy continues apace.

Watching Egypt Burn: An Israeli Perspective

by Benjamin Kerstein

What is happening now in Egypt has immediate and potentially disastrous consequences for the Jewish state. (Also read Roger L. Simon at the Tatler: “Cluless Israel wakes up on PR (sort of)”)

Egypt: Mubarak and the Shah

by Michael Ledeen

There are some eery similarities between Egypt 2011 and Iran 1979, and some of them are unfortunately about American leadership.

The New American Fans of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

by Ron Radosh

Let’s avoid counsel from those who would accept and appease radical Islamists who appear in sheep’s clothing.

After Tucson, Getting Involuntary Commitment Right

by Mike McDaniel

We must reverse the damage done by the radical ’60s view of mental illness.

What’s the Matter with Egypt?

by Victor Davis Hanson

The same thing that is the matter with most of the modern Middle East.

Egypt: The Race for the Keys

by Richard Fernandez

As the Mubarak regime goes into the last stages of existence, the race is on for the real treasures of a great state.

The British Disease, Coming Soon to a Bureaucracy Near You

by Roger Kimball

Executive Order 13522 presages another giant engorgement of an insatiable anti-democratic bureaucracy that is teetering out of control.

Egypt and Iran: Will We Again Fuel the Fires of Revolution?

by Abraham H. Miller

If Obama emulates the horrendous decisions Jimmy Carter made during the Iranian revolution, radical Islam will spread through the region like a forest fire.

Remembering the Iran-Al-Qaeda Link

by N.M. Guariglia

The connection that Western intelligence agencies fear to make.

Egypt: Revolution? By Whom? For What?

by Michael Ledeen

Egypt’s destiny will be determined by a fight among Egyptian people, some of whom wish to be free and others who wish to install a tyranny worse than Mubarak’s. (Also read Richard Fernandez: “Mubarak Obama”)

Should You Kick Your Dog Out of Bed Tonight?

by Julia Szabo

Irresponsible reporting on the chances of your pet giving you a life-threatening disease does far more harm than good.

Barak’s Exit Reveals Weakness of the Israeli Left

by Benjamin Kerstein

Israeli liberals have never recovered from the failure of the Oslo Accords and the carnage of the second intifada.

GE’s Immelt? Not the Job Change We Can Believe In

by Tom Borelli

The corporate titan cashes in on Obama’s big-government ways.

Backward Ran the Photoshops Until Reeled the Voters

by Ed Driscoll

Why Time magazine Photoshopped an approving Ronald Reagan next to Barack Obama for their latest cover.

Dustbins I Have Known

by Richard Fernandez

There’s a possibility that if Mubarak falls, it will have an effect analogous to the collapse of the shah during Jimmy Carter’s presidency. (Update: Don’t miss Steve Green on “Takin’ It to the Streets.”)

Rabbis Spend $100K to Slam Beck for Slamming Soros

by Roger L Simon

The fact that Soros is a self-admitted Nazi collaborator who feels no guilt about his actions seems to have escaped the learned rabbis.

Iran’s Defense Minister Vahidi Threatens the West. Remember Who He Is?

by ‘Reza Kahlili’

He was one of the leaders responsible for the bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, among other horrors.

National Debt Increases by About $100 Million During the State of the Union Address

by Jeffrey H. Anderson

Yet President Obama offered no serious proposals for reducing spending or debt.

State of the Future

by Claudia Rosett

The SOTU address gave me visions of 100,000 new (and unionized) engineering and science teachers criss-crossing rural America in windmill-powered, solar-paneled high-speed trains — questing after the three doctors who will still be in private practice once ObamaCare really takes hold. (Also read Michael Ledeen at the Tatler: “The State of Confusion”)

‘Climate of Hate’ Obsessives Give Culture of Death a Pass

by Bob Owens

Think Jared Loughner was evil? Meet Kermit Gosnell.

Private Citizens Fight Voter Fraud

by J. Christian Adams

Upholding the law when government won’t.

The Kevin Bacon of American Jihad

by Adam Turner

Whenever jihadist groups threaten free speech in America or Europe, you can bet an associate of Revolution Muslim is somehow involved.

Drunkblogging the State of the Union

by Stephen Green

President Obama makes his second State of the Union speech tonight. The Vodkapundit is ready — martinis in hand. (And for wall to wall live video coverage, check out PJTV, which is carrying both the SOTU and GOP responses live, as well as plenty of commentary, beginning at 5:00 PM Pacific/8:00 PM Eastern.)

This Article Is Guaranteed Not to Incite Violence

by Frank J. Fleming

If you commit violence, at least tell everyone you were inspired by a Dave Barry column and not me.

Is President Obama Shifting Right, or Being Shifty?

by Dan Miller

He’s playing both ends against the middle. Nuts? Don’t bet on it.

Competitiveness Where It Counts

by Mary Claire Kendall

Does Obama have 2012 in the bag? Not so fast; it’s still the economy, stupid.

Why Does the American Conservative Union Welcome Suhail Khan?

by Roger Kimball

Lots of virtual ink has spilled over GOProud attending CPAC. But then there’s Suhail Khan, self-appointed GOP Muslim ambassador to the conservative world. Remember the story of the wolf in sheep’s clothing? Keep it in mind as you ponder Mr. Khan.

America the Broke

by Matt Patterson

Here comes a reckoning we won’t soon forget.

The Moscow Bombing: More Changes in Airport Security Coming?

by Richard Fernandez

People simply have to congregate somewhere in airports, whether at the terminal or the curb. We have to prevent bombings with better intelligence. (Also read Roger L. Simon on the Moscow bombing.)

Muslims of the Americas’ New Target: Gullible Christians

by Ryan Mauro

How the MOA is using a front group that performs outreach to Christians in order to obscure its radical, anti-Semitic activities.

Philadelphia Authorities Discover Abortion House of Horrors

by Richard Fernandez

“Prolife, Kermit Gosnell isn’t ours. He’s yours. Bravo,” one leftwing blogger tweeted last week, in an echo of the left’s attempt to redirect the blame for the Tuscon gunman earlier this month.

Beware of Bureaucrats Bearing Gifts

by Publius Audax

When a bureaucrat calls for accountability, it means he has found a way to game the system.

Out with Churchill, in with the Saudi Gift Bonanza

by Claudia Rosett

The Saudis gave Obama, his family, and members of his administration more than $300,000 worth of presents in 2009.

Obama’s Mandela Moment

by Victor Davis Hanson

Why the president’s approval ratings have skyrocketed this month.

A Case of Possession?

by David Solway

Is it possible that the left is in the grip of a Satanic possession? (Also read J. Christian Adams at the Tatler: “Foul becomes fair.”)

ESPN to Men: ‘No Man, No Problem’

by Bernard Chapin

ESPN is the new Democratic Party, and female privilege is the new equality.

Human Rights Imperialism: Leftist Satire or Moral Collapse?

by Zombie

Watching the Guardian try to wish universal human rights into the cornfield, I realized that this was the modern left finally taking its last inevitable step into the abyss of moral oblivion.

France’s ‘Far Right’ Gathering Support … on the Left

by John Rosenthal

New National Front leader Marine Le Pen is riding high in the polls. And the French Socialists are concerned.

Many Students Learn Little to Nothing in College. Surprise?

by Abraham H. Miller

No kidding. The big surprise is that this is news to anybody.

China’s Regional Ambitions Threaten U.S. Allies

by Seth Cropsey

Let’s not forget Taiwan, Japan, and other U.S. friends in the region.

The Photograph—Updated, with an Additional Photo

by Michael S. Malone

This past Christmas, thanks to a photograph I received from out of the blue, I was able to turn to my wife and sons and say, “There’s my childhood.” And to tell myself: even though it was nearly a half-century ago, it was real. Update 1/20/11: Per the request of the readers, another photo referenced in the article has been added at end of the piece.

How Bad Does a Nazi Have To Be … To Be Bad?

by Roger L Simon

Himmler’s assistant Bernhard Frank has been living in plain sight in Germany for decades, until Mark Gould got him to talk on camera, in a video now online at the PJ Institute. And yet for some in the American MSM, Gould himself is the story and not Frank.

Radical-in-Chief: PJTV Interviews Stanley Kurtz (Part One)

by Bryan Preston

In this groundbreaking three-part interview, PJTV’s Richard Pollock discusses Barack Obama’s deep socialist ties with author Stanley Kurtz.

Another Two Steps in the Obama Extreme Makeover
February 03, 2011
Ed Lasky’s predictions have proven accurate. More

ObamaCare and the Individual Mandate
February 03, 2011
You want mandates? Here’s what would really cut health care costs. More


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