OPINIONS: Libya’s implosion: Oil panic and 3 other repercussions, # Liberals see the conflict as a battle for power, not income., # Manning Up or Wimping Out: Men Don’t Exist to Serve Women

February 23, 2011
By CMAC

Will

Gadhafi ever give up?

Libya’s notorious strongman says he’ll die before giving in to pro-democracy protesters. Is there any chance he’ll leave?

Best opinion:NY Times, New Jersey Newsroom, National Review

Union Showdowns

Protests continue in Madison, Wis., as state Democrats boycott a vote on anti-union legislation proposed by Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.).

Is fleeing now a ‘national strategy’ for Democrats?

February 23, 2011, at 11:26 AMIndiana Democrats have followed the lead of their Wisconsin counterparts by leaving the state to delay a vote on anti-union legislation. Will more Dems adopt this tactic?

Arab Revolts

As protests sweep his North African nation, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has defiantly said he'll do whatever it takes to prolong his 41-year reign.

Will Gadhafi ever give up?

February 23, 2011, at 11:05 AMLibya’s notorious strongman says he’ll die before giving in to pro-democracy protesters. Is there any chance he’ll leave?

Dow Ups and Downs

Investors are repeating past mistakes � buying high and selling low � "the opposite of what we are supposed to be doing," says Carl Richards at The New York Times.

Sell low, buy high: Are investors being stupid again?

February 23, 2011, at 10:46 AMEverybody knows it’s unwise to start buying stocks after the market rises sharply, says Carl Richards in The New York Times. So why do we keep doing it?

Union Showdowns

Public employees continue to fight in Wisconsin and elsewhere, as state governments attempt to roll back their compensation and bargaining rights.

Are public employees overpaid?

February 23, 2011, at 10:34 AMWisconsin conservatives say public employees are breaking the bank with their bloated compensation. No, counter liberals: If anything, these staffers are underpaid

Conflict in the Koreas

Though North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il recently threw himself a relatively lavish birthday party, his country is forced to beg for food aid.

Should the world let North Korea starve?

February 23, 2011, at 10:19 AMNorth Korea is begging foreign governments for food. But should we really give aid to a dangerous, nuclear-armed rogue state?

Arab Revolts

Crude oil traders in New York scramble as oil prices leap to their highest levels since September 2008 in response to the unrest in Libya.

Libya’s implosion: Oil panic and 3 other repercussions

February 23, 2011, at 9:58 AMAs Libya revolts, Moammar Gadhafi’s fate isn’t the only thing hanging in the balance. Here are four critical ways the rest of us might feel the turmoil

Walmart

Wal-Mart made a big Holiday push, slashing prices during the shopping season, but failed to increase traffic to its stores.

What is behind Walmart’s record slump?

February 23, 2011, at 7:30 AMThe discount-retailing giant’s sales fell for the seventh straight quarter. Here are four key factors behind Walmart’s struggles

U.S. Opinion

Andy Roddick dives to hit a tournament-winning shot against Milos Raonic in Memphis last weekend.

Andy Roddick’s match-winning ‘miracle shot’

February 23, 2011, at 7:00 AMThe tennis star scores a hard-fought victory with a diving stab that is being hailed as one of the greatest shots ever

Union Showdowns

Edward Morrissey

The real threat to democracy in Wisconsin

February 22, 2011, at 6:35 PMFleeing Democrats have stolen the will of the public and their right to self-governance

Film+TV

Like the Pixar original, the "Toy Story" parody "Condiments" focuses on inanimate objects that enjoy grand adventures when humans' backs are turned.

‘The Simpsons’ roasts ‘Toy Story’

February 22, 2011, at 6:17 PMFox’s long-running sitcom nails its parody of another animated classic: Pixar’s ‘Toy Story’ franchise

Health and Science

While being bilingual won't prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease, it can stall symptoms for several years, a new study suggests.

Does speaking a foreign language stave off Alzheimer’s?

February 22, 2011, at 5:46 PMIf only you’d paid more attention to high school Spanish: According to new research, knowing a second language could help delay dementia

Mysteries of Space

An artist's rendering of the Kepler telescope, which has helped scientists locate 1,235 planets in one small section of the Milky Way Galaxy.

The Milky Way’s 500 million potentially habitable planets

February 22, 2011, at 4:10 PMThe first cosmic census of our galaxy says that we are surrounded by 50 billion planets, including half a billion on which life could exist

Arab Revolts

Though Libyan protesters have reportedly been gunned down by government forces, the country's leader Moammar Gadhafi claimed that he has yet to call for violence.

Gadhafi’s defiant, ‘rambling’ speech

February 22, 2011, at 3:43 PMThe Libyan dictator has taken to state television to fulminate murkily on his country’s ills. Did he buy himself any time?

Union Showdowns

Michael Wisniewski, a 23-year-old University of Wisconsin staffer, captured the passion of the protesters in two viral videos set to music by Arcade Fire and Mumford and Sons.

The ‘stirring’ viral videos of the Wisconsin protests

February 22, 2011, at 3:30 PMA 23-year-old from the University of Wisconsin has created two evocative music videos chronicling the labor unrest in his state

Republicans
AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File

Are Republicans too ‘obsessed’ with the deficit?

The Week – Tue Feb 22, 5:51 am ET New York – The GOP is cutting spending with the zeal of a party that won a mandate for change. Did the party take the wrong message from its big win last November? Full Story »

Violence in Libya: Should the world intervene?

The Week – Tue Feb 22, 5:36 am ET

US and Iran could become strategic allies – with India’s help

The Christian Science Monitor – Sun Feb 20, 7:05 am ET

The Petulant Child Form of Democracy

by Roger Kimball

As recent events in Wisconsin and Indiana have shown, when an election doesn’t go their way, the response of the Democrats is to do everything possible to avoid the consequences of the election.

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Saving Our Nation from Debt: An Open Letter from Rep. Jim Jordan

by Jim Jordan

We still have a chance to kick the spending addiction and keep the American Dream alive.

Chavez Caught Red-Handed Sending Gasoline to Iran

by Josh Shahryar

Documents made available to Pajamas Media prove that the Venezuelan strongman has been selling reformate to Iran.

How the Left Sees the Union Crisis in Madison

by Ron Radosh

Liberals see the conflict as a battle for power, not income. (And at PJTV, don’t miss: AlfonZo Rachel Reports From Wisconsin.)

The Episcopal Church Wages Jihad against Eight Virginia Churches

by Bryan Preston

Will George Washington’s historic church end up as a saloon, or a mosque? If the Episcopal Church prevails in court, either outcome is a disturbing possibility.

First, They Came for the Labor Leaders in Cuba

by Humberto Fontova

A union protestor in Wisconsin was caught on camera saying he wants to vote for Castro and his clone, Che Guevara. Of course, there’s no kerfuffle from the MSM or Democratic Party.

The Facts on Wisconsin: What the Unions Want, and Why It’s Insane

by Gary Wickert

Only thirty states have such collective bargaining agreements. These are privileges, not rights, and can be taken away.

On Government Spending: More Party of ‘No,’ Please

by Chris Salcedo

President Obama’s offensive budget was just a bargaining position, callously introduced while the country is in peril. Will enough congressmen say “no”?

In the Land of the Brother Leader

by Michael J. Totten

Now that Qaddafi is in the fight of his life, it’s a good time to take another look at just how awful he is.

Wisconsin: What’s the Right Analogy?

by Rand Simberg

Forget comparing what’s happening in Madison right now to Greece, Egypt, Guernica, or Jutland. Think Gettysburg.

Medical fraud in Wisconsin

by Charlie Martin

The government unions’ corrosive behavior now taints Wisconsin’s medical profession. Also read Charlie’s follow-up post, Naming Names, at the Tatler.

Why Palin Should Announce First

by Myra Adams

In or out, it’s all about the Power of Now.

Fired Journalist Has a History of Anti-American Slanders

by Neo-Neocon

It’s not surprising that Nir Rosen felt he could get away with making offensive remarks about Lara Logan’s attack in Egypt. This time, though, he happened to have hit on a subject that was offensive to leftist sensibilities.

Wisconsin Madness as Seen by the ‘Little People’

by Phil Boehmke

No longer basking in the glow of the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl victory, my friends on the other side of the Illinois/Wisconsin border are positively beside themselves at the insane behavior of their public servants.

Happy Birthday, Dear Leader Kim Jong-Il

by Dan Miller

The synchronized dancing and swimming demonstrations were remarkable as was the evident rapture of the appreciative spectators.

Congress to NASA: Study Space! (Not Climate. That’s Not Space.)

by Art Horn

The budget battle has come to NASA, where a massive amount of money is being spent on something that has nothing to do with NASA’s mission.

The UN and the Obama Administration on the Wrong Side of History

by Anne Bayefsky

Serving up Israel when the going gets tough is what Arab dictators and demagogues do at regular intervals. The United States should not join them. (Update: US vetoes resolution condemning settlements.)

Manning Up or Wimping Out: Men Don’t Exist to Serve Women’s Desires

Wisconsin: What happens next?

by Bryan Preston

WI Gov. Scott Walker is facing down Obama’s personal political army, the state Democrats and the unions. As the situation unfolds, America may be meeting a real leader with the courage to face the nation’s fiscal problems. (Also read about where Wisconsin’s Democratic legislators hid out. “We now know what they call ‘Hooters’ in Scotland, apparently.”)

Photos: WI protesters call Gov. Walker a dictator, put crosshairs on his face

by Bryan Preston

Union protesters turn thuggish and Democrats flee, rather than come to grips with economic reality.

Citizen Watchdogs to Aid Rep. Issa in Oversight Investigations

by Patrick Richardson

Every project undertaken by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will involve citizens and activists having their say.

From San Francisco to Sarajevo

by Michael J. Totten

Michael Totten catches up with Stephen Schwartz, who went from being a communist in San Francisco who worked for the Cubans, to becoming a Republican who converted to Islam in the Balkans, writing books and articles for magazines like the Weekly Standard along the way.

Berkeley Votes Against Former Gitmo Detainees Moving In

by Richard Fernandez

The dictum that the “personal is political” is backwards: In reality when something becomes personal, it stops being political. A Guantanamo detainee living in America is political. The same detainee living next door is personal.

Backlash!

by Bruce Bawer

The UK’s Guardian downplays confirmed abuse at a radical British mosque.

Stop the Presses: Shutting Down the Civil Rights Commission’s Investigation of DOJ

by Hans A. von Spakovsky

President Obama and Harry Reid have used their appointment powers to stop the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ investigation into the New Black Panther Party voter-intimidation case. (Don’t miss James Poulos’ PJTV interview with von Spakovsky and J. Christian Adams from CPAC.)

GOP Outreach to Latinos Draws Fire from Conservatives

by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

The Hispanic Leadership Network, a new organization that seeks to build a bridge between Latinos and the center-right, is being strongly criticized by some conservatives.

Goodbye to All That — 2004-2007

by Victor Davis Hanson

Remember when Guantanamo was a gulag, renditions were the stuff of Hollywood movies, and Bush and Cheney were deemed veritable war criminals? Was it all a dream, those nightmare years of 2004-7?

Egypt’s Identity Crisis

by Raymond Ibrahim

Egypt’s future begins when Egyptians see themselves as Egyptians — not Arabs, and certainly not Islamists.

The PJTV Interviews: Ann Coulter, Rep. Allen West, Dana Loesch, faux Sarah Palin and more

by Bryan Preston

PJTV delivered the most comprehensive coverage of CPAC 2011 that you will find anywhere. See all the interviews and meet all of the personalities who made up this year’s conference, only on PJTV.

Mubarak and Anti-Semitism: A Boomerang Effect?

by John Rosenthal

American pundits say that the deposed Egyptian president fomented anti-Semitism in Egyptian society. But on closer examination, the charges again reveal the anti-Semitism of the opposition that toppled him.

George Soros, Nazi Obsessive

by Kyle-Anne Shiver

Beneath his public outrage lies an outrageous lack of conscience.

Middle East Uprisings: What Did We Expect?

by Josh Shahryar

The West needs to realize its mistakes and act quickly before any more surprises in the Middle East start to pose threats. (Also read Michael Totten: “North African Dominoes?”)

Video: ACU’s Suhail Khan declares that there is no Muslim Brotherhood in the United States

by Bryan Preston

CPAC erupted into controversy this week over the presence of ACU board of directors member Suhail Khan. He didn’t help the matter by saying something that is provably false.

The Department of Homeland Security Wants to Friend You?

by Annie Jacobsen

Facebook and Twitter alerts are to replace the color-coded terror alerts. Friend DHS at your own risk.

Joe Biden on the Wrong Side of Middle East History

by Richard Grenell

Like it or not, George W. Bush was right and Joe Biden was wrong.

After Mubarak

by Richard Fernandez

One way to tell whether a regime has lost power is when its major symbols are overrun. Think Berlin Wall smashed, or Saddam’s statue toppled. But in the case of Mubarak’s resignation, the singer is gone, but the song remains. (Also read “Obama v. Mubarak” at the Tatler.)

GOProud Party Breitbart’s Proudest Hour

by Roger L Simon

The party staged by Andrew Breitbart for the gay Republican group was as close to a game changer as things get and the most interesting event at CPAC by far, at least to this point.

The Spooks’ Black Thursday

by Michael Ledeen

James Clapper’s astonishing declarations concerning the Muslim Brotherhood are yet another reminder that our “intelligence” experts are blinded by some amazingly politically correct and demonstrably false stereotypes. (Also read Patrick Poole at the Tatler: “Obama’s worst day.”)

Rudderless in the White House

by Stephen Green

Mubarak has stepped down, and no doubt the White House will claim this is a great victory for its Egypt policy. But which Egypt policy? (Also see “Video: Gov. Tim Pawlenty addresses the unrest in Egypt” at the Tatler.)

Bombshell: Justice Department Only Selectively Complies with Freedom of Information Act (PJM Exclusive)

by J. Christian Adams

According to documents PJM has obtained, FOIA requests from liberals or politically connected civil rights groups are often given same day turn-around by the DOJ. But requests from conservatives or Republicans face long delays, if fulfilled at all. (And don’t miss J. Christian Adams’ PJTV interview here.)

Can the U.S. Intervene in Libya? Should It?

by Richard Fernandez

The answer to the first question is yes and the answer to the second is: why? (Also read Michael Totten:“Libya’s Legacy”)

Obama and Me

by David Solway

The confession of a man obsessed.

Manning Up or Wimping Out: Men Don’t Exist to Serve Women’s Desires

by Helen Smith

Kay Hymowitz’s new book wants the current generation of “child-men” to “man up.” But maybe our society shouldn’t have spent decades tearing them down.

Against Voter Fraud Protests, Worcester Mayor Plays the Race Card

by Martin Solomon

Community organizing strikes again. Also read J. Christian Adams’ Tatler post about Neighbor to Neighbor’s vote fraud.

  • How Long Will Rahm’s Chicago Honeymoon Last?

    The Atlantic Wire – 1 hr 49 mins ago

    WASHINGTON, DC – Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago Tuesday night, winning an 55 percent of the vote. The election of the short, foulmouthed, nine-fingered ex-ballerina marks the end of the Daley era–Richard J. or Richard M. ran the city for 42 of the last 55 years. Full Story »

  • Control over your food: Why Monsanto’s GM seeds are undemocratic

    The Christian Science Monitor – 2 hrs 2 mins ago

    San Francisco – Question: Would you want a small handful of government officials controlling America’s entire food supply, all its seeds and harvests? Full Story »

  • Why Was Google Collecting Kids’ Social Security Numbers?

    The Atlantic Wire – 2 hrs 24 mins ago

    WASHINGTON, DC – Did Google just become evil? The search giant created an art contest for kids called Doodle-4-Google, which sounds all cute and sweet and everything until you realize that it might have been a horrible ruse to get the Social Security numbers of thousands of our nation’s innocent youth! Bob Bowdon, director of the education-corruption documentary The Cartel, noticed that to enter the contest, parents had to fork over their kids’ birthday, city of birth, and last four digits of their Social Security number. With those three pieces of data, it’s apparently relatively easy to guess someone’s full number. Full Story »

  • Sell low, buy high: Are investors being stupid again?

    The Week – Wed Feb 23, 5:46 am ET

    New York – Everybody knows it’s unwise to start buying stocks after the market rises sharply, says Carl Richards in The New York Times. So why do we keep doing it? Full Story »

  • Are public employees overpaid?

    The Week – Wed Feb 23, 5:34 am ET

    New York – Wisconsin conservatives say public employees are breaking the bank with their bloated compensation. No, counter liberals: If anything, these staffers are underpaid Full Story »

Labor Battles Spread Across Midwest – Tavernise & Sulzberger, NY Times
Obama’s Agenda Facing a Governors’ Revolt – Noemie Emery, DC Examiner
WI Only Part of GOP War on Unions – Harold Meyerson, Washington Post
Public Unions: A 50-Year Mistake – Jonah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times
GOP’s War on Labor Unions Will Backfire – Markos Moulitsas, The Hill
New Law Already Damaging Health Care – Lloyd Krieger, Wall St. Journal
No Better Time to End America’s Oil Addiction – Tom Friedman, NY Times
When Pretending Fails to Hide Bankruptcy – Laurence Kotlikoff, Bloomberg
The Rise of Reality-Based Politics – Tony Blankley, Washington Times
In 2012, Obama Faces Strategic Choice – William Galston, The New Republic
The Shifting Partisan Landscape – Jay Cost, Weekly Standard
From Hope and Change to Status Quo – Josh Kraushaar, National Journal
GOP Acts Out of Revenge Fantasy – Bill Schneider, Politico
‘Gimme’ Culture Imperils Nation – Michael Goodwin, New York Post
Democracy Does Not End on Election Day – John Nichols, The Cap Times
Fleeing Dems Are Real Threat to Democracy – Ed Morrissey, The Week
Chicago Got the Strongman It Wanted – John Kass, Chicago Tribune

Editorials

Spreading Anti-Union Agenda – New York Times
No Surprise: MassHealth Chief Favors Single Payer – Boston Herald
The Scourge of Somalia – Los Angeles Times
Mayor Emanuel – Chicago Tribune

  • Libya’s implosion: Oil panic and 3 other repercussions

    The Week – Wed Feb 23, 4:58 am ET

    New York – As Libya revolts, Moammar Gadhafi’s fate isn’t the only thing hanging in the balance. Here are four critical ways the rest of us might feel the turmoil Full Story »

  • The Media on Wisconsin? A Bad Joke

    Brent Bozell III – Wed Feb 23, 3:00 am ET

    Creators Syndicate – The battle in Madison, Wis., between new Gov. Scott Walker and the public-sector union hacks offers an amazing study in journalistic double standards. The same national media that have spent the last two years drawing devil’s horns and Klan hoods on the tea party protesters have switched sides with lightning speed. In the Wisconsin protesters, they find sweetness and light, “hope and change.” Full Story »

  • Fleebaggers: The New Cut-and-Run Democrats

    Michelle Malkin – Wed Feb 23, 3:00 am ET

    Creators Syndicate – First lady Michelle Obama said, “Let’s Move!” Who knew Democratic politicians in Wisconsin and Indiana would take her literally? Full Story »

  • A Mother’s Search for Meaning

    Susan Estrich – Wed Feb 23, 3:00 am ET

    Creators Syndicate – There has been a whole spate of memoirs lately by young mothers searching for meaning. Full Story »

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    The Nation — Two days ago, thousands of young people held simultaneous street protests throughout Morocco to demand constitutional reforms and a transition to a parliamentary monarchy.  Reports from the ground are now trickling in, giving us an idea about the turnout and its impact. In the Wall Street Journal, Marc Champion writes: Full Story »

Post Traumatic American Syndrome
Robin of Berkeley
With the riots in Wisconsin, the country is getting a sneak preview of what life will be like for everyone if the left prevails. More

Will Senate Republicans Snatch Budget Defeat from the Jaws of Victory?
Steve McCann
Are the Senate Republicans going wobbly, again? More

The View from Wisconsin
Frank Burke
For those outside the state to fully appreciate the significance of what is happening in Wisconsin, it is necessary to understand the local political situation over the past decade. More

The American Pharisees of Madison
Marvin Folkertsma
In the current political climate, meretricious nobility reigns supreme. More

The Party of Big Government
Vasko Kohlmayer
There is only one major party in this country. It is the Party of Big Government. Democrats are the hardliners while the GOP stands for the more moderate wing. More

The Jinn Is Out of the Bottle
David Bukay
No modern Arab-Islamic regime is immune to what is happening now. More

Radical Suits and Their Suckers
Christopher Chantrill
For the best part of two centuries the radical suits have been playing the workers for suckers and it’s about time they got called on it. More

The inflation disaster is near
February 23, 2011
Five dollar a gallon gas will shatter the Federal Reserve’s tightly constrained lid on inflation and accelerate the other half our long anticipated “double dip” recession. More

Rats leaving sinking ship: DOE loses a crony capitalist
February 23, 2011
Getting out of Dodge before receiving subpoenas from Rep Issa? More

Africa’s Ceausescu »

by Stephen Brown

Gadaffi clings desperately to power, vows to die a martyr. …

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Columbia’s Disgrace »

by Daniel Flynn

A disabled war hero gets heckled — and phony excuses to ban the ROTC from elite colleges keep coming….

February 23 2011 / Comments (15) / Read More »

* VIDEOS * TODAY’S HOT PICKS *

1. Audio: Mark Levin – We should pound the %*!# out of Somalia
2. Video: Megyn Kelly Confronts Milwaukee Union President Over ‘Sick’ Teachers
3. Arizona Muslim who ran over his daughter convicted in honor killing
4. Audio: Wisconsin Governor on Fake Sick Leave: State Employees Will be Terminated, Doctors Will Be Investigated
5. Video: 4 Americans on hijacked yacht murdered by Somalia pirates
6. Video: Donald Rumsfeld Interview on The David Letterman Show
7. Video: MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Sarah Palin: ‘She’s like Muammar Qaddafi …
8. Video: Intern learns the hard way that it’s illegal to recite the Gettysburg Address on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial without a permit
9. Bill Calls for Illegals to Be Dumped at Offices of Congressmen

Notes on Amendment and Nullification

Ronald R. Cherry M.D.

There is concern about expansion of Federal Government beyond the bounds of the Constitution. Here, clearly explained, is the Constitutional background to Nullification and Amendment.

Administration Deliberately Vague on Brotherhood

Steve Emerson

Why is the administration playing down the role that the Muslim Brotherhood is carving out for itself in the new post-Mubarak political landscape of Egypt?

Fleebaggers: The New Cut-and-Run Democrats

Michelle Malkin

By hiding out in Illinois to prevent Republican fiscal reform in their home states, are Democrat legislators discrediting their own party in the eyes of the voting public?

NBC’s Mitchell Regurgitates Gaddafi Lies

Cliff Kincaid

The media seem certain that Gaddafi had a daughter who was killed in 1986, even though she appears to have been adopted posthumously, yet are vague about other details of that raid.

Caption Contest: Top Entries – February 23, 2011

Caption Contest

And the winner is…

Quote of the Day – February 23, 2011

FSM: Quote of the Day

The real prize, and the best foundation for U.S. interests, is freedom.

Multiculturalism in Retreat

Herbert London

The first duty of the tolerant man is to exercise intolerance for intolerance, but multiculturalism legitimizes tolerance of the intolerant…

Bahrain and the Popcorn Revolution:

Why this kingdom matters to the West

Dr. Robin McFee

Written by someone “on the ground,” this account of Bahrain’s Shia insurrection is placed within the context of wider events and politics.

Inshallah – Allah Willed It

Nancy Kobrin, PhD, Joan Lachkar, PhD

Invoking the Will of Allah to explain away “bad things” is not only an abnegation of responsibility, it could be contributing to conflict in the Middle East.

Riding the Middle East Rollercoaster

Presidential Policy: Does It Make the Grade?, James Carafano, PhD

On issues of Middle East policy, clinging on and hoping for the best is no substitute for decisiveness. At home, the administration is faring little better…

The War for Freedom

A review of Walid Phares’ book “The Coming Revolution.”

Gary H. Johnson, Jr.

How useful is Dr. Walid Phares’ book as a guide to the background of the current conflicts erupting across the region?

Today’s Hot Topics

We choose, you peruse.

  1. Wisconsin Senate Committee Passes New Rule: Senators Must Collect Their Paychecks In Person (WIS POLITICS)

  2. U.S., Other Nations Send Ferries, Planes to Libya for Evacuations (VOA)

  3. ASTONISHING: Only 39 Percent of Wisconsin Public-School Eighth Graders Proficient in Math, Says Department of Education (CNS)

  4. Gaddafi’s Next Move: Sabotage Oil and Sow Chaos? (TIME)

  5. It’s Crunch Time for Organized Labor (WSJ)

  6. White House needs to prepare for shutdown (THE HILL)

  7. Arizona Senate Panel Passes Sweeping Bills Targeting Illegals, Birthright Citizenshi (FORBES)

  8. Churches Open Doors to Muslim Worship (FOX)

  9. Amid Union Protests, More Democrats Go On the Lam — This Time in Indiana (FOX)

  10. Highest Gas Prices in February Since 1990 (ABC NEWS)

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BREAKING NEWS STORY: Somali Pirates Execute 4 Americans

Four Americans aboard a yacht hijacked by Somali pirates have been murdered.  U.S. forces responded to gunfire at approximately 1 a.m. today only to find that all four hostages had been shot and executed by their pirate captors.

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Successful Revolution Takes More Than Social Media

James Carafano, PhD

Some commentators have claimed that Twitter and Facebook have been instrumental in recent revolts, but in Iran in 2009, despite organized social media networks, the regime won the day.

Muslim Brotherhood’s MidEast Meddling and Machinations

The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report

The Muslim Brotherhood continues its behind-the-scenes rôle as fomenter and instigator of Islamist trouble in Turkey, Egypt, Gaza and Yemen.

Jackboot Politics: IRS Hiring Thousands Of New Workers

Jim Kouri, CPP

The IRS will be employing additional staff, including those whose prime purpose is to ensure that ObamaCare regulations are enforced.

Al-Jazeera, the Anti-Semite Muslim Cleric, and the Times

Cliff Kincaid

Al-Jazeera has engaged in Islamist propaganda and gives a platform for the hate-filled rants of Muslim Brotherhood imam, Yusuf al-Qaradawi. But the NYT ignores Qaradawi’s anti-Semitism.

Environmentalist Fraud and Manslaughter

Paul Driessen

In the name of banning DDT, Global Environment Facility bureaucrats are consigning millions to death from malaria.

Why Do I Call Them Eco Nazis? Because They ARE Eco Nazis!

James Delingpole

James Delingpole explains why he uses expressions like “Eco-Nazis” and “Eco-Fascists” when talking about the Green movement.

The Multiculti Tango »

by David Solway

Multiculturalism in Canada: another failed — and disastrous — experiment….

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Lowering Our Sights »

by Alan W. Dowd

Our nation’s looming self-imposed exile from space….

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The Left’s Hand in Fort Hood »

by Ryan Mauro

New Senate report shows how political correctness paved the road for Nidal Hasan’s massacre….

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Wasteful Retraining »

by Tait Trussell

A report details disturbing bureaucratic waste and lack of accountability….

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Two Million Egyptians Chant Death to Israel »

by Frontpagemag.com

The revolution reveals its true yearnings. …

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Libya’s Bloody Monday »

by Nichole Hungerford

A despot’s brutal crackdown….

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The Left’s Assault on Democracy in Wisconsin »

by Matthew Vadum

Union goons who would make Mao’s Red Guards proud. …

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Revolutions Rising »

by Ryan Mauro

Middle Eastern unrest escalates and spreads to China….

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The Wisconsin Numbers that Democrats are Ignoring
February 23, 2011
The way the left is attacking Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and claiming to be in favor of “democracy” could make one think that the Republicans are the ones who lost the November election there. More

Gaddafi seals his fate
February 23, 2011
His final flight from reality. More

Fed Judge: Now the Commerce Clause covers ‘mental activity’
February 23, 2011
According to federal Judge Gladys Kessler of the DC US District Court, the powers granted to the federal government on the Commerce Clause extend to regulating “mental activity.” More

If anyone cares – and few do – the UN sorta condemns Libya
February 23, 2011
“Too soon” for sanctions, they say. More

New Intel Report on the Threat of Chinese Air Power
February 23, 2011
Meanwhile, our own aircraft development lags. More

It’s Rahmbo in a landslide
February 23, 2011
One party dictatorship chooses its dear leader. More

Mitch Daniels caves
February 23, 2011
Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana dealt a serious blow to his chances for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, when he caved in to the walk-out by Democrats in the Indiana House More

Paychecks to be withheld from absent Dem senators
February 23, 2011
A stroke of genius. More

The ‘Good Work’ of Planned Parenthood
February 23, 2011
House defunds the organization while Obama defends their despicable practices. More

Wisconsin Students Scored Shamefully Low in Reading
February 23, 2011
Two-thirds of Wisconsin eighth graders “cannot read proficiently.” More


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