OPINIONS: Drill, Brazil, Drill, Says the U.S., # Arming the Enemy in Libya
Syria AP Photo/Gurinder Osan Should the U.S. intervene in Syria? The Week – Mon Mar 28, 6:22 am ET New York – Bashar Al-Assad unleashes violence on protesters, and Joe Lieberman backs U.S. intervention. Hillary Clinton says no way. Who’s right? Full Story » Libya Costliest government ‘program’ of all? Undeclared wars The Christian Science Monitor – Mon Mar 28, 10:29 am ET Boehner The real motive behind the GOP’s anti-abortion crusade The Week – Mon Mar 28, 8:10 am ET
Wash. Post maligns Israel with misleading battlefield statistics
March 28, 2011
“Lies, damned lies, and statistics” More
What went wrong with the Deepwater Horizon blowout
March 28, 2011
A preliminary finding has emerged More
Obama’s Libya speech reverb watch
March 28, 2011
It is a sad commentary on President Obama’s desperation that he is once again retreating into campaign mode, requiring the services of an audience to lend authority to his explanation. More
Obama, in TV address, will claim Libyan lives saved by intervention
March 28, 2011
Isn’t this sort of like “jobs saved” by the stim bill? More
What if they held an employment fair but no employers came?
March 28, 2011
Massachusetts event highlights problems in high tax states. More
It would have been big news if only Dick Cheney were still V.P.
March 28, 2011
A great news story about unlawful confinement and an attack on freedom of the press at a political fund raiser featuring the Vice President that is not news More
1. Video: Krauthammer takes on NPR’s Totenberg in ObamaCare COST Debate
2. Video: John Stossel’s Revealing Pigford Report: ‘Freeloaders’
3. Video: CAIR Complains About Treatment of Muslims at U.S./Canada Border
4. Video: Push-up bikinis for 7 year old girls?
5. Video: Israel’s “Iron Dome” Defense System Implemented
6. Video: Flashback: Senator Barack Obama in 2007: Americans ‘Have a Right to Know’ about our shifts in Foreign Policy Issues
7. Video: Maher strikes again: Reloads on Palin and Bachmann: ‘Two Bimbos’
8. Video: Bret Baier Fends Off Jon Stewart’s Unfriendly Attack on FOX News
9. Video: Chris Wallace takes a shot at White House on behalf of ‘Fox News Sunday’
10. Video: Senator Lautenberg (D): Republicans “don’t deserve the freedoms that are in the Constitution!”
Abdul-Hakim al-Hasadi, one of the Libyan rebel commanders, is a jihadist who fought the United States in Afghanistan. Libya’s future does not look good for the U.S. and its allies.
Itamar Marcus, Nan Jacques Zilberdik
To the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas says: “Of course we want to name a square after her.” To Israelis, he says: “There’s no doubt, I’m against it.”
Jennifer Griffin is one of the best war correspondents in television news – she not only reports, she also understands and explains the subtexts of the stories she covers.
Is the administration gunning after the wrong target?
Social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter have been credited with assisting the uprisings in the Middle East. What happens when those same outlets allow calls for terrorism?
When a human trafficker can import terrorists into America, making up to $75,000 in a single day, why is there no political will to end this trade, or to catch those who were smuggled in?
Slavery is supported in the Koran, and has been practiced throughout Islam’s history. Even today, slavery persists in some Muslim countries.
Why is there such a desire on the part of the administration to champion the Libyan rebel cause, when those rebels could include Islamists?
Were it not for Green propaganda, the U.S. would not be wasting billions of taxpayer dollars on idiotic wind and solar farms that are dependent upon government subsidies.
Biden’s Journalist-in-the-Closet Caper Is a Big Bleeping Deal
The “most transparent” administration in the history of the world locks a reporter in a closet to keep him from mingling with Party fat-cats More
Ladies Who Launch
Why is the Commander in Chief allowing the Secretary of State to appear to be in charge of a “kinetic military action” that’s run and funded by the Department of Defense? More
Obama, Islam, and the Forcible Virginity Test
“All the best revolutions are organic” was Obama’s Leninist piece of wisdom when he was yelling at Hillary in the White House several weeks ago. “All the best revolutions.” Think about that. More
Did Obama Forget to Have a Gaddafi Meeting ‘Without Preconditions’?
Mr. Obama might have missed his big diplomatic moment to work the magic his disillusioned fans have been waiting for since the failed Olympics bid. More
Is That a Cry for Democracy in the Middle East?
The authoritative voices, who describe the not-exactly-a-war in Libya as a “kinetic military action,” tell us that the people of the Middle East have had enough of dictatorial regimes. More
The Bias They Can’t See: The NPR Set’s Lack of Self-Awareness
They honestly believe that they play the journalism game very close to, if not right down, the middle, and that’s the bigger problem. More
The Weekly Standard – 13 mins ago
Washington (The Weekly Standard) Vol. 016, Issue 28 – 04/04/2011 – It’s not war but a “time-limited, scope-limited military action.” The United States has been in the lead, but will be stepping back, ASAP, in favor of command (supposedly) by a squabbling coalition of the not-so-willing. Full Story »
by Rick Moran
The dark philosophy shaping Obama’s foreign policy. …
The rebel forces’ ties to al-Qaeda….
by Rich Trzupek
Protesters wreak havoc in the heart of the United Kingdom….
Gaddafi’s tricks are on full display as his forces retreat into Tripoli….
by Ryan Mauro
Uprising in Syria gains strength. …
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Michigan Dearborn Campus and the Arab Press Respond to the Wall of Lies Ad »
The slanders — and disregard for the facts — continue. …
The ominous meaning behind no one taking credit for last Wednesday’s bombing in Jerusalem….
Learning the dire lesson from the fall of Rome….
by Frank Crimi
The ousted Egyptian ruling party is down but not out. …
A personal account of the Jerusalem bombing. …
Who is concerned about the disturbing doctrine that inspired Obama to invade a sovereign country? …
Nate Zelinsky understands that “interfaith dialogue” is not an adequate response to a campaign of lies and hate….
The Obama administration’s big hopes of reforming the Human Rights Council from within are in shreds….
My speech at Brooklyn College to counter “Israel Apartheid Week.”…
The world can have cheap nuclear power without Japan-level risks by swapping thorium for uranium, some scientists claim. Is that too good to be true?
The List America’s nuclear ‘near misses’: Top 7 screw-ups
Essay After the apocalypse
Forecast Could the price of gas hit $7 a gallon?
March 28, 2011, at 3:45 PMThe three-time Oscar nominee lands the female lead in “Superman: Man of Steel,” and commentators are cheering the casting choice
by Ron Radosh
2011 is far away from 1911, but that hasn’t stopped the MSM from attempting to triangulate the plight of pre-WWI factory workers toiling in Dickensian-conditions with 21st century government employees, who in comparison, live (and earn) like potentates.
by Myra Adams
Candidates who are chosen for high office largely based on their gender, ethnicity, age, or race (GEAR) usually ruin their careers.
A primer on how radiation exposure is actually measured so that you can judge for yourself whether the figures coming from Fukushima are worrisome or not.
Our Sphinx-like president is now faced with a riddle: how to maintain stability in the Middle East, in the midst of, ironically enough given his campaign slogan, tectonic change.
Latinos are getting restless.
by Soeren Kern
In the absence of American leadership in Libya, Europeans are looking more and more like the Keystone Kops. It would be funny if it were not so serious.
“Kinetic military action” and “overseas contingency operations,” indeed: future historians, looking back on this era, will marvel at its capacity for linguistic evasion.
The Syrian town of Deraa was once the site of a key battle against the Ottoman Empire led by the famed Lawrence of Arabia. Today we are even luckier to be led, not simply by the competent and daring, but by leaders who understand the true battlefield potential of postmodern linguistics. (For more on Syria, don’t miss Michael Ledeen and Anne Bayefsky at the Tatler.)
by Elise Cooper
The usual suspects — CAIR and the ACLU — are suing the Bureau for infiltrating mosques in Orange County.
With Katie Couric apparently leaving in June, it’s time for CBS to shake things up aesthetically and ideologically. Why not Megyn Kelly as anchorwoman?
by David Solway
Cultural relativity: How did we get from there to here?
Insiders tell PJM that the unfocused, poorly led campaign sounds like the Donilon they know.
Any visit to an “anti-war” rally will reveal that it’s not war the far-left opposes, but rather any action that promotes America’s interests. As photographs found by Zombie graphically illustrate, this past Saturday’s protest in L.A. was no exception.
by Jack Dunphy
LAPD officers manning sobriety checkpoints will no longer impound cars discovered to be driven by unlicensed illegal immigrants. Yes, you read that correctly.
Leaked State Department cables detail American-Libyan cooperation and friendly visits of congressman and senators.
by Soeren Kern
An unintended but highly illuminating irony of the military intervention in Libya is that it has exposed the duplicity behind European pacifism.
Obama, now that your brackets have been busted, it’s time to play in the big leagues: go for the big win, go for victory in the big war, the real war. The little places will become oh so much easier.
They have strategic interests and defined objectives in Libya. We do not.
by Bruce Bawer
On March 28, that sound you hear will be the influence of the New York Times dropping like a rock.
Even Republicans have started to sour on the superstar.
The prospective GOP candidates are behaving like Ruling Class. Did they learn anything from 2010?
Furious over Bahrain, Iranian leaders are openly recruiting suicide bombers to strike at the kingdom.
by Marlo Lewis
Adopting the Baucus amendment would put Congress’s legislative stamp of approval on EPA’s end-run around the legislative process.
It’s time for Republicans to go on the offensive.
Welcome to Barack Obama’s AWOL presidency.
by Salim Mansur
The new comedy is aggressively anti-Christian despite the protestations of its cast members.
It’s a MAD world.
Once again, Zombie goes where no other pundit dares to tread.
The Iranian version of The Triumph of the Will, or in this case, the triumph of the Twelfth Imam, now playing at PJTV. (Click here to watch. Also, Reza Kahlili and Michael Ledeen will be giving a press conference on the video Tuesday at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in DC.)
We can’t overstate the importance of the English translation of this film: the Iranian leaders are telling the Muslim world to prepare for the annihilation of Israel and the fall of the West. (Watch it exclusively at PJTV.)
A concealed carry killing raises dangerous questions.
There are existential problems with Libya that will have to be addressed, whether Obama chooses to or not.
by Bruce Bawer
British gays need to understand that there’s no place for them in the sharia-run Britain to which millions of Muslims openly aspire. (Also read J. Christian Adams at the Tatler: “Wild animals on the loose in London.”)
Inflated federal egos drive real-world inflation ever higher.
Yes, says Germany’s leading historian of anti-Semitism.
Adversaries have been buying sway in Congress and the public eye by funding American professors who advocate for them, to the tune of $600M.
On his own admission, rebel leader Abdul-Hakim al-Hasadi fought American troops in Afghanistan and recruited Libyans to fight American troops in Iraq. (And don’t miss Rosenthal on “Gaddafi and Corruption: WikiLeaks vs. WikiLeaks” at the PJM Tatler.)
by Moshe Dann
They are fully committed to violence, and with international money flowing in, they have no incentive to change.
March 28, 2011, at 3:25 PMThe film’s choreographer swears the actress performed most of her own moves, but Portman’s “Black Swan” ballet double claims that’s a big, fat lie
March 28, 2011, at 3:13 PMThe magazine publishes fresh details on U.S. soldiers who murdered Afghan civilians and mutilated their corpses — and how senior officers failed to stop them
March 28, 2011, at 3:00 PMThe Census Bureau really did leave no rock unturned, counting two dozen mysterious residents of New York City’s most famous park. Who are they?
March 28, 2011, at 2:09 PMSilicon Valley is hiring like mad and venture capital is flowing freely — is it all too good to last?
March 28, 2011, at 1:25 PMA teacher causes an uproar with a lesson that asked kids, “What does the U.S. do to illegal aliens?” One of the multiple-choice options: “Puts them to death”
March 28, 2011, at 1:04 PMThe Virginia Commonwealth Rams knocked off Kansas in this NCAA basketball tournament’s most stunning upset. Is theirs the best underdog story ever?
March 28, 2011, at 12:45 PMThe Oxford English Dictionary will now include the exclamatory online acronym, prompting critics to respectfully ask, “WTF?”
March 28, 2011, at 12:10 PMWith the economy in tatters, it might seem odd that Republicans are making the rollback of abortion rights a priority, says Amanda Marcotte in Salon. It’s not
March 28, 2011, at 11:44 AMAn Arizona law that gives public money to political candidates who forswear private funding may be overturned
The Week – Mon Mar 28, 11:13 am ET
New York – The magazine publishes fresh details on U.S. soldiers who murdered Afghan civilians and mutilated their corpses — and how senior officers failed to stop them Full Story »
The Week – Mon Mar 28, 10:37 am ET
New York – Lindsay is severing ties with her meddling father by dropping her last name altogether. Can she hope to compete with one-name wonders like Cher? Full Story »
The Christian Science Monitor – Mon Mar 28, 10:30 am ET
If Hillary Rodham Clinton were president… Full Story »
The Nation – Mon Mar 28, 10:15 am ET
The Nation — The following is an advance text of President Obama’s what President Obama should say in his speech to the nation, to be delivered at 7:30 pm tonight. Full Story »
The Week – Mon Mar 28, 9:04 am ET
New York – The Virginia Commonwealth Rams knocked off Kansas in this NCAA basketball tournament’s most stunning upset. Is theirs the best underdog story ever? Full Story »
The Week – Mon Mar 28, 7:03 am ET
New York – The world can have cheap nuclear power without Japan-level risks by swapping thorium for uranium, some scientists claim. Is that too good to be true? Full Story »
The Week – Mon Mar 28, 6:46 am ET
New York – Was it all an honest mistake, or is the tough treatment endured by a pool reporter at a Florida fundraiser evidence of a larger problem? Full Story »
The Week – Mon Mar 28, 2:30 am ET
New York – A new study finds bias about the intellectualism, math skills, and hireability of breastfeeding moms Full Story »
The Christian Science Monitor – Mon Mar 28, 12:05 am ET
Pushing a Western agendaWalter Rodgers’s March 7 column (“Arab strongmen are out, but is real democracy in?”) asks: “Which institutions and traditions are Arab nations prepared to forfeit?” Perhaps none. Perhaps the West is pushing unwanted agendas, myopically treating the Arab world as if it should/could develop in ways the West perceives as correct. Full Story »
The Nation – Sun Mar 27, 12:40 pm ET
The Nation — Video and photos from US Uncut’s forty nationwide protests are beginning to come in. Perhaps the liveliest chapter is US Uncut DC, whose 100+ members shut down a Bank of America branch on Saturday. Reportedly, the bank managers pulled a fire alarm as action began at the protest. This is not the first time the franchise has successfully shut down BoA’s operations. Full Story »
The Christian Science Monitor – Sat Mar 26, 11:17 pm ET
Bernard-Henri Levy, the French author and philosopher (his latest book is “Left in Dark Times: A Stand Against the New Barbarism”), has played a high-profile role in convincing French President Nicolas Sarkozy to take the lead in recognizing the rebels in Libya and establishing the no-fly zone. He spoke with Global Viewpoint Network editor Nathan Gardels on Thursday. Full Story »
David Shribman – Sat Mar 26, 10:22 pm ET
It was a week in which American jets bombed Libya and nuclear engineers struggled with a crisis in Japan. The world was convulsed with questions about the role outsiders ought to play in a domestic rebellion in North Africa and what role nuclear power should play in a world requiring more energy even as it celebrates green initiatives. In this setting, the president of the United States gave two remarkable speeches — in Brazil, of all places. Full Story »
The Nation – Sat Mar 26, 2:52 pm ET
The Nation — Today marked US Uncut’s second big nationwide protest. From coast-to-coast, more than forty cities joined in a day of action protesting the tax-dodging practices of massive corporations that they see as the real source of the country’s deficit. Full Story »
Obama Seeks to Mollify Critics with Speech – Mark Knoller, CBS News
Shape of Libya’s “Better Future” Elusive – Simon Tisdall, The Guardian
Obama Aides Find Moral Clarity in a Foggy War – Tim Carney, Examiner
Libya & The Timeliness Paradox – Tom Malinowski, The New Republic
The Routinization of Humanitarian War – Mickey Kaus, The Daily Caller
Obama Pursuing a ‘Drill, Brazil, Drill’ Strategy? – Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Stronger Rules Will Rein in Debt – Pete Domenici & Alice Rivlin, Politico
When Test Scores Soared in DC, Were Gains Real? – Gillum & Bello, USAT
Murder and Politcal Conspiracy in Guatemala – David Grann, New Yorker
Four Questions Obama Must Answer About Libya – Ross Douthat, NY Times
President Obama’s Moral Case for War – Peter Beinart, The Daily Beast
Our Sons & Daughters in Libya – Fighting for France – Will Saletan, Slate
Obama Will Try to Explain the Inexplicable – Jed Babbin, Amer Spectator
Only Qaddafi’s Ouster Defines Success in Libya – Albert Hunt, Bloomberg
Republicans Are Winning the Budget Fight – Fred Barnes, Wall St. Journal
Midwest Voters Already Shifting From GOP – E.J. Dionne, New Republic
The Economy Remains Too Vulnerable – Peter Morici, Baltimore Sun
The Floating Dollar as a Threat to Property Rights – Seth Lipsky, Imprimis
Give TARP a Break – Robert Samuelson, Newsweek
Gingrich vs. Gingrich – Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe
The Republicans’ Hispanic Problem – Chris Cillizza, Washington Post
GOP Candidates Get Religion in Iowa – Erin McPike, RealClearPolitics
Violence Returns to Jerusalem – Gershom Gorenberg, The American Prospect
In Push for Mideast Peace, Whose Side Is Obama On? – Jackson Diehl, WP
The Threat of Cyber War Is Very Real – Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times
Census Offers Public Policy Lessons – Michael Barone, Washington Examiner
Drill, Brazil, Drill, Says the U.S. – Washington Post
Senate’s EPA Showdown – Wall Street Journal
Who Will Rescue Financial Reform? – New York Times
GE Rakes in Profits But Pays No Taxes – New Jersey Star-Ledger