OPINIONS: Obama’s Ongoing War on Inspectors General (BUT THEY ARE FIGHTING BACK)
Obama’s Standing Army of Regulators among Us
Geoffrey P. Hunt
The victims of today’s excessive government regulatory zeal face the same enemy confronted by the nation’s Founders: unconstrained centralized power. More
Judge Vinson has ruled Obamacare unconstitutional. Read his well-reasoned ruling to find out why. Judge’s Decision: ObamaCare is Unconstitutional
Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, Aylana Meisel
A Danish reporter was accused of hate-speech and taken to trial, for private comments he made about Muslim honor killing. Such obstruction of free speech is worrying and dangerous.
The Muslim Brotherhood is not the peaceful group it pretends to be – it is behind the terrorists of Hamas, and its motto is “jihad is our way.” Why are politicians tolerating it?
Today, China’s economic rise ought to be cold comfort for those laboring to keep Washington and Beijing off a collision course.
Many Westerners know little about the culture or history of the Middle East. To understand the current crisis in Egypt, one must look at its recent history.
With Iran supporting revolutionaries, and the Muslim Brotherhood even advising the American administration, Egypt is beyond U.S. control. What does this say about U.S. Afghan policy?
There is something alluring about watching underdogs standing up to authoritarian regimes, but in the current Egyptian drama, the players and their ultimate aims are still unknown to us…
The whole Islamic world is rippling from the effects of insurrections and world peace is on the line.
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…
In five days time, it will be the Centennial of Ronald Reagan’s birth. His forthright and maverick conservative views prefigured the Tea Party.
Americans of a certain age did not think it possible that any president could accomplish the level of incompetence and destruction wrought by Jimmy Carter…
Mahmoud Abbas has revealed himself as an anti-Semitic bigot, declaring he would not allow even a single Jew to live in his dreamed-of Palestinian state….
Commemorating this week’s anniversaries of defining events in American Military History.
Israel soberly prepares to stand alone in a sea of hate. …
by Alan W. Dowd
Gauging the nature of Egypt’s Revolution — and the urgency for America’s response. …
If the Muslim Brotherhood takes power in Egypt….
The growing cancer I witnessed during my recent visit….
A member of the Army of Islam escapes from an Egyptian jail amidst the chaos — and shares his top priority….
Florida judge rules that the president’s signature legislation is unconstitutional — what’s next? …
The battle for freedom is far from lost….
The Muslim Brotherhood shrewdly maneuvers its way to power in Egypt. …
The Unholy Alliance rears its head once again….
As an Egyptian Muslim raised during the generation of the 1952 Egyptian revolution, I see history repeating itself….
The Christian Science Monitor – Mon Jan 31, 11:35 pm ET New York – Across the Arab world, mass protests have emerged with a ferocity and urgency the world has almost forgotten since the days of the cold war. In Egypt, protesters thronged the streets, defied curfews, and stormed the Interior Ministry building in Cairo, the most powerful symbol of President Hosni Mubarak’s control. Full Story »
The Atlantic Wire – Mon Jan 31, 9:54 am ET
The Week – Mon Jan 31, 7:08 am ET
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- Who’s not running in 2012 (and why) The Week – Mon Jan 31, 6:35 am ET
- Understanding What the New Health Care Decision Means in the Long Run The Atlantic Wire – 1 hr 32 mins ago
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WASHINGTON, DC – Remember when telephone companies ran out of phone numbers and forced us all to dial 10 digits to make a call? Full Story »
The Atlantic Wire – 1 hr 37 mins ago
WASHINGTON, DC – According to new documents released by WikiLeaks, the British government secretly aided Libya in securing the release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi. The documents show that a British official instructed Libyan officials on how to apply for Megrahi’s release given Megrahi’s cancer diagnosis. Megrahi had been serving a lifelong sentence for his role in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 that killed 270 people. In 2009, Scotland granted him a compassionate release sparking outrage among the family members of the deceased victims. At the time, there were allegations that the British were aiding Megrahi’s release in exchange for oil dealings with Libya. A sample of the distaste for these revelations: Full Story »
The Atlantic Wire – 1 hr 50 mins ago
WASHINGTON, DC – The Internet’s finest satirists hooked a big fish in the media world last night. In an embarrassing segment on her MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow slammed conservatives for attacking President Obama’s Egypt policies. Her targets included Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, former ambassador to the UN John Bolton and Stephenson Billings at ChristWire.org. Only problem is Stephenson Billings is not a real person. He’s a fictional byproduct of a website that also warns readers that the Xbox Kinect is a terrorist training tool and the Japanese have created scary robot babies which “threaten humanity.”The article that caught Maddow’s eye called for an “American-led invasion” into Egypt and begged former Alaska governor Sarah Palin to lead the war cry. “The escalating crisis in Egypt could become a defining moment for Sarah Palin,” Billings wrote. “Governor Palin needs to speak out publicly and forcibly for an American-led invasion to protect our interests in North Africa.” In the following clip (which MSNBC scrubbed from its website) Maddow falls for the article hook, line and sinker:The fact that ChristWire isn’t a sincere Christian web forum has been a difficult lesson for the mainstream media to learn—especially NBC and its affiliates. The Atlantic Wire first outed ChristWire last July, when NBC’s New York and Los Angeles affiliates published an article about the Christian right boycotting actor Bill Murray. NBC’s Drew Magary linked to a ChristWire article calling Murray a “murderer of lambs” and a “fatal disease” to America’s children. The article’s author? Stephenson Billings. Maybe the company should flag this guy in its employee handbook.Now to Maddow’s credit, her blog acknowledged the mistake quickly after the broadcast aired. Last night, the Maddow Blog tweeted: Full Story »
The Atlantic Wire – 2 hrs 13 mins ago
Huffington Post – 2 hrs 28 mins ago
Read Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s other articles on HuffingtonPost.com Full Story »
Huffington Post – Tue Feb 1, 11:03 am ET
Read Mandy Moore’s other articles on HuffingtonPost.com Full Story »
The Nation – Tue Feb 1, 11:00 am ET
The Nation — Editor’s Note: With this post we welcome Greg Grandin, a frequent contributor to The Nation, to two weeks of guest-blogging on The Notion. Full Story »
The Atlantic Wire – Tue Feb 1, 10:32 am ET
WASHINGTON, DC – Days ago the Egyptian government blocked access to the internet, including social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. In response, Google has announced a little bit of “weekend work” intended to give Egyptian citizens the “the ability for anyone to tweet using just a voice connection” via their new SayNow service: Full Story »
The Atlantic Wire – Tue Feb 1, 10:29 am ET
WASHINGTON, DC – The olive pit saga wraps up, as Congressman Kucinich fills in the details behind the litigation-worthy sandwich and answers questions about how he could destroy a tooth one minute and deliver an address the next.Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Full Story »
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WASHINGTON, DC – This weekend, hundreds of activists rallied outside a conservative retreat in California hosted by the Koch Brothers, some of the biggest donors to the Tea Party and libertarian causes. Police in helmets held back the protesters, who were chanting about “corporate greed” as conservative donors and lawmakers met inside the Rancho Mirage resort, the Los Angeles Times Rich Connell and Tom Hamburger report. The activists were angry about the Supreme Court case Citizens United, which allows ends limits on the amount of issue advertising companies can fund. Full Story »
The Atlantic Wire – Tue Feb 1, 9:26 am ET
WASHINGTON, DC – A second federal judge has ruled President Obama’s health care overhaul to be unconstitutional, following a similar decision from a Virginia judge in December. And like that judge, Roger Vinson of Federal District Court in Pensacola, Florida, said the law could remain in effect while the cases make their way through the court system–which could take as much as two years, The New York Times’ Kevin Sack reports. Full Story »
The Nation – Mon Jan 31, 1:45 pm ET
The Nation — Mohamed ElBaradei, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has recently emerged as a leading figure in the Egyptian pro-democracy movement and a credible alternative to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Full Story »
by Ryan Mauro
Mohamed ElBaradei’s disturbing affinity for the Muslim Brotherhood and the Iranian Islamic Republic. …
Exhilarated by the Hope in Cairo – Nicholas Kristof, New York Times
The Historic Dilemma in Egypt – Tony Blankley, Washington Times
From Bad to Worse in the Middle East? – Richard Cohen, Washington Post
U.S. Must Not Repeat Carter’s Mistakes – Geoffrey Wawro, The Daily Beast
Washington Looks Clueless on Egypt – Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Post
Federal Judge Rules Health Overhaul Unconstitutional – Bill Mears, CNN
Health Care Ruling Is Blatant Politics – Jonathan Cohn, The New Republic
Left Unprepared for ObamaCare Ruling – Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post
The Real Albany Sham: The Budget – Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York Post
State of the Union: An Excessive Amount of State – John Tamny, Forbes
10 Questions for Gene Sperling – John Harwood, New York Times
Obama’s New Role: Economy’s Cheerleader – Perry Bacon, Washington Post
EPA Cries Over Spilled Milk – Thomas Sowell, Investor’s Business Daily
How to Play Egyptian Unrest in the Stock Markets – Cyrus Sanati, Fortune
Faceoff Over the Debt – Jack Kelly, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Axelrod: Obama Staying True to His Values – Lynn Sweet, Politics Daily
Remembering ‘the Great Communicator’ – Mort Zuckerman, US News & WR
More on RCP: Pawlenty, Gingrich Call for Firmer Line on Egypt
ObamaCare Unconstitutional – Orange County Register
U.S. Can Influence Outcome in Egypt – Washington Post
Back Democracy, Not Mubarak – Boston Globe
Careful What You Wish for in Egypt – Investor’s Business Daily
“He is supporting Israel. Israel is our enemy…”…
The Muslim Brotherhood is poised to grab a powerful role if Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak falls. Would that be disastrous for the U.S.?
Best opinion:Haaretz, Wash. Post, Daily Beast
February 1, 2011, at 2:35 PMThe photo-sharing site is steadily losing visitors. Is Facebook moving in on its territory, or did Yahoo just fail to modernize its once-pioneering service?
February 1, 2011, at 2:11 PMJudge Roger Vinson has ruled President Obama’s Affordable Care Act unconstitutional — but the White House claims judicial activism influenced his decision
February 1, 2011, at 1:01 PMThe administration is teaming up with big tech firms to encourage entrepreneurs to launch new companies. Could this really start a hiring boom?
February 1, 2011, at 12:46 PMThe worst storm of the season is expected to hit the Midwest in the next couple of days, and prognosticators aren’t stinting on the hyperbole
February 1, 2011, at 10:37 AMThe Muslim Brotherhood is poised to grab a powerful role if Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak falls. Would that be disastrous for the U.S.?
February 1, 2011, at 8:00 AMA new survey reveals that when it comes to evolution, not all biology teachers favor science over religion
January 31, 2011, at 6:31 PMForget Hitchcock. A movie tie-in version of the addictive mobile-phone game will try to extend its formidable marketing appeal
January 31, 2011, at 5:58 PMThough the ballet-thriller failed to earn an Oscar nod for Visual Effects, this video revealing the film’s behind-the-scenes trickery makes a case that it should have
by Patt Condell
In defense of Lars Hedegaard. . . .and our civilization. …
|South Dakota’s Proposed Gun Ownership Mandate and Constitutional Ignorance
February 01, 2011
There’s no doubt that conservatives’ understanding of the Constitution surpasses that of liberals — unfortunately, though, sometimes not by much. And a recent South Dakota bill brings this to light. More
ObamaCare Un-Constitutional. So What? Gimme the Freebies!
PBS Documentary Ignores Mosque Controversy
2 million turn out in Cairo: army refuses to use force against protestors
In Obama’s drive to reduce nuclear weapons, Pakistan, Iran, and North Korea have yet to be bridled, but diplomacy continues apace.
Protesters refuse to stop. Mubarak shows no intention of stepping down.
Initial link at the Tatler. Much more to follow as story develops.
Pace the Pollyannas that determine U.S. foreign policy, the Brotherhood is about instituting sharia, i.e., Islamic law, by means of jihad.
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.
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”)
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.
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.”)
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?
by Norma Zager
A misogynistic attack on Mehriban Aliyeva, an accomplished, independent woman who serves as a stylish role model for young Muslim girls.
Al-Qaeda is undertaking a new strategy: encouraging American Muslims to become a self-sustaining arm of the international jihad.
Mubarak not stepping down. “Down Down with Mubarak!” (Also read Roger L. Simon: “Will Iran reignite?” )
The Obama administration’s most detailed comments to date. UPDATED.
We in the oddball club live two lives, as sort of wandering souls who censor our speech and thoughts hourly.
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.
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”)
An anti-harassment bill being introduced in Congress threatens to stifle freedom of expression even more on college campuses.
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.
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.
by Tom Blumer
The state of the union is financially weak, and getting weaker.
The Vermont senator used the Tucson shooting to fill his reelection campaign coffers. But campaign finance data challenges his veracity.
His tacky little adolescent temper tantrums, euphemistically called Countdown, may be reincarnated somewhere else.
by Ron Radosh
If you don’t have the facts, invent them and/or pound the table. Dreier does both.
As Arab regimes fail, misguided countries seek another.
Isn’t the MSM supposed to be out to help the “underdog”?
by Ron Radosh
Who is the one inciting violence? (Also read Charlie Martin at the Tatler: “More Ring Lardnerism”)
by Myra Adams
Did the 2010 midterms turn “blue” states “red” in time for the 2012 presidential election?
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.
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”)
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.
by Barry Rubin
Will Netanyahu emerge stronger from this pivotal moment?
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.
Repeal’s chances may be better than they seem.
Palin is scary to the left not so much for 2012, but because she could be around for a long time to come.
Our relationship is based on the notion that China is always right, the U.S. is always wrong, and important problems should be ignored.
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.
Will Obama 2.0 work? Perhaps, especially if conservatives ornate the Clinton ’96 analogy with their own Bob Dole in 2012.
Pajamas Media and PJTV’s new group blog.
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.
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:
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?
by David Solway
A conversation with an Iranian expatriate.
Who will come to liberals’ emotional rescue?
Key excerpts from Judge Vinson’s historic ruling.
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)”)
There are some eery similarities between Egypt 2011 and Iran 1979, and some of them are unfortunately about American leadership.
by Ron Radosh
Let’s avoid counsel from those who would accept and appease radical Islamists who appear in sheep’s clothing.
We must reverse the damage done by the radical ’60s view of mental illness.
The same thing that is the matter with most of the modern Middle East.
As the Mubarak regime goes into the last stages of existence, the race is on for the real treasures of a great state.
Executive Order 13522 presages another giant engorgement of an insatiable anti-democratic bureaucracy that is teetering out of control.
If Obama emulates the horrendous decisions Jimmy Carter made during the Iranian revolution, radical Islam will spread through the region like a forest fire.
The connection that Western intelligence agencies fear to make.
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”)
by Julia Szabo
Irresponsible reporting on the chances of your pet giving you a life-threatening disease does far more harm than good.
Israeli liberals have never recovered from the failure of the Oslo Accords and the carnage of the second intifada.
The energy technology breakthrough the media won’t tell you about