OPINIONS: Drill, Brazil, Drill, Says the U.S., # Arming the Enemy in Libya

March 28, 2011

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

Panic sets in on the left
March 28, 2011
Two recent headline stories reveal the depth of panic. 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

Welcome to Yemen, al-Qaeda terrorists
March 28, 2011
In this climate, guess who takes over? More

More on the U.S. military Japanese Aid Work
March 28, 2011
Effort is now shifting from one of aiding survival to one of rebuilding. More

Robots MIA in Fukushima
March 28, 2011
Stunning irresponsibility. 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

On such trifles, American excellence hangs
March 28, 2011
Can’t win on the merits of your case? Wal-Mart critics turn to junk science. More

Ayers affirms he wrote Dreams from my Father
March 28, 2011
First Trump, now Ayers. The Obama story starts to crumble. 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
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!”

Decoding Libya

Sharia can tell us how this story ends.

Andrew McCarthy

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.

Abbas’s Duplicity About His Support For Honoring Terrorist Dalal Mughrabi

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.”

Covering the Eternal Conflict:

Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin on the Frontline

Jim Kouri, CPP

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.

Quote of the Day – March 28, 2011

FSM: Quote of the Day

Is the administration gunning after the wrong target?

Today’s Hot Topics

We choose, you peruse.


  1. Congress shell-shocked at home as U.S. forces bomb Libya’s Gadhafi (THE HILL)

  2. White House Faces Backlash Abroad Amid Libyan Turmoil (FOX)

  3. Locked up: Florida reporter shoved into closet at vice president’s fundraiser

  4. Energized Muslim Brotherhood in Libya eyes a prize (CNN)

  5. Michele Bachmann steals the show in Iowa (POLITICO)

  6. Doctors: Reagan shooter is recovering, not a danger (CNN)

  7. Obama to lay out his case on Libya to nation (YAHOO)

  8. Unrest in Syria and Jordan Poses New Test for U.S. Policy (NYT)

  9. Does The New Pokémon Copy NYC, Ground Zero And All?

  10. Wisconsin Fight Goes to Court: And Walker’s big win could ride on a single judicial election. (NRO)

  11. Israel Deploys Iron Dome Anti-Rocket System After Gaza Violence Escalates (BLOOMBERG)

  12. Media Matters to Launch Campaign of ‘Guerrilla Warfare and Sabotage’ Against Fox News (POLITICO/BLAZE)

  13. Bin Laden sets alarm bells ringing (ASIA TIMES)


Social Media Urging a Third Intifada

Gadi Adelman

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?

The Terrorist Smuggling Industry

Michael Cutler

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 in Islam

Amil Imani

Slavery is supported in the Koran, and has been practiced throughout Islam’s history. Even today, slavery persists in some Muslim countries.

Prostration Vs. ‘Gunboat’ Diplomacy

John Bernard

Why is there such a desire on the part of the administration to champion the Libyan rebel cause, when those rebels could include Islamists?

Greens: Against All Energy Anywhere

Alan Caruba

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
Kyle-Anne Shiver
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

Soros Wins Under Obama’s Energy Policies
Ed Lasky
We pay the costs and George Soros picks up the profits. A nice deal, if you can get it. More

Ladies Who Launch
Jan LaRue
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
James Lewis
“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’?
Monte Kuligowski
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

Gouging Taxpayers in the Chicago Suburbs
Nancy J. Thorner
Getting rich as a “public servant.” More

Is That a Cry for Democracy in the Middle East?
Jim Yardley
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
Mark Browning
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

  • Give War a Chance

    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 »

Libya and the Soros Doctrine »

by Rick Moran

The dark philosophy shaping Obama’s foreign policy. …

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Arming the Enemy in Libya »

by Arnold Ahlert

The rebel forces’ ties to al-Qaeda….

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The Left’s March on London »

by Rich Trzupek

Protesters wreak havoc in the heart of the United Kingdom….

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Libyan Stalemate? »

by Stephen Brown

Gaddafi’s tricks are on full display as his forces retreat into Tripoli….

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The Assad Regime Trembles »

by Ryan Mauro

Uprising in Syria gains strength. …

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Understanding the Third Terror War »

by Caroline Glick

The ominous meaning behind no one taking credit for last Wednesday’s bombing in Jerusalem….

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The Failure of Multiculturalism and How to Turn the Tide »

by Geert Wilders

Learning the dire lesson from the fall of Rome….

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Mubarak’s Party Still in the Game »

by Frank Crimi

The ousted Egyptian ruling party is down but not out. …

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Teaching During Terror »

by Anav Silverman

A personal account of the Jerusalem bombing. …

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Ominous Signals on Libya: A Response to Andrew Sullivan »

by David Horowitz

Who is concerned about the disturbing doctrine that inspired Obama to invade a sovereign country? …

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A Jewish Student at Yale Stands Up »

by Frontpagemag.com

Nate Zelinsky understands that “interfaith dialogue” is not an adequate response to a campaign of lies and hate….

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Obama’s U.N. Debacle »

by Anne Bayefsky

The Obama administration’s big hopes of reforming the Human Rights Council from within are in shreds….

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Opposing the Palestinian War Against the Jews »

by David Horowitz

My speech at Brooklyn College to counter “Israel Apartheid Week.”…

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Energy Crisis

Could thorium make nuclear power safe?

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?

Parenting Controversies

A text gone wild: Washington state middle schoolers were accused of spreading child pornography after a teen sent her then-boyfriend a nude picture of herself.

Should sexting teens be prosecuted?

March 28, 2011, at 4:05 PMAn unfortunate scandal at a Washington state middle school illustrates an intensifying nationwide dilemma


Amy Adams reportedly beat out Rachel McAdams and Jessica Biel for the coveted role of Lois Lane in the upcoming "Superman: Man of Steel" film.

Amy Adams as Lois Lane: A ‘perfect’ choice?

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


Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire of 1911

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.

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Why Marco Rubio Should Resist 2012 Temptations

by Myra Adams

Candidates who are chosen for high office largely based on their gender, ethnicity, age, or race (GEAR) usually ruin their careers.

Understanding Radiation

by Charlie Martin

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.

Obama’s Faith-Building Exercise: Energy and the Middle East

by Mary Claire Kendall

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.

European Dis-Union in Libya

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.

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We are the Scholars of Newspeak We’ve Been Waiting For

by Roger Kimball

“Kinetic military action” and “overseas contingency operations,” indeed: future historians, looking back on this era, will marvel at its capacity for linguistic evasion.

Obama of Arabia

by Richard Fernandez

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.)

California Lawsuit Alleges FBI Violation of Muslim Rights

by Elise Cooper

The usual suspects — CAIR and the ACLU — are suing the Bureau for infiltrating mosques in Orange County.

My Suggestion to Replace Katie Couric

by Roger L Simon

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?

The Origins of Postmodernitis

by David Solway

Cultural relativity: How did we get from there to here?

Is Libya Mess the Work of NSC Chief Tom Donilon?

by Richard Pollock

Insiders tell PJM that the unfocused, poorly led campaign sounds like the Donilon they know.

The Crazy Never Stops: Anti-War Protest in L.A.

by Zombie

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.

Impounds and Illegals

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.


by AWR Hawkins

What would Palin do?

Late Congressman Lantos Praised Libya’s ‘Major Gesture for Peace’

by John Rosenthal

Leaked State Department cables detail American-Libyan cooperation and friendly visits of congressman and senators.

Why Are Pacifist Europeans Declaring War on Libya?

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.

The Wimp Goes to War

by Michael Ledeen

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.

Our Blood and Treasure, for Britain and France

by Abraham H. Miller

They have strategic interests and defined objectives in Libya. We do not.

The Times’ Pinch of a Paywall

by Bruce Bawer

On March 28, that sound you hear will be the influence of the New York Times dropping like a rock.

Sarah Palin: America’s Sweetheart No More?

by Carey Roberts

Even Republicans have started to sour on the superstar.

Rove: Don’t Worry, 2012 GOP Candidates Busy with Strategy. Country: Duh — That’s Why We’re Worried

by David Steinberg

The prospective GOP candidates are behaving like Ruling Class. Did they learn anything from 2010?

(PJM Exclusive) Iran Orders Attacks on Saudi Interests Worldwide

by ‘Reza Kahlili’

Furious over Bahrain, Iranian leaders are openly recruiting suicide bombers to strike at the kingdom.

EPA’s Greenhouse Power Grab: Baucus’s Revenge, Democracy’s Peril

by Marlo Lewis

Adopting the Baucus amendment would put Congress’s legislative stamp of approval on EPA’s end-run around the legislative process.

Budget Nuclear Option: Shut Down Obama Until the Election

by Peter Ferrara

It’s time for Republicans to go on the offensive.

Obama Punked by the Arab League on Libya

by Patrick Poole

Welcome to Barack Obama’s AWOL presidency.

Fourth Letter from a Fearfully Concerned Muslim to an American-Jewish Friend

by Salim Mansur

America must do for Islamism what it did for communism. (Click here, here, here, here, and here for Roger and Salim’s earlier correspondence.)

Paul Is Brain-Dead

by Christian Toto

The new comedy is aggressively anti-Christian despite the protestations of its cast members.

In Defense of Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ Music Video

by Zombie

Once again, Zombie goes where no other pundit dares to tread.

The Coming, and Why the Left Doesn’t Understand Iran

by Roger L Simon

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.)

Iranian Rulers, Believing Pre-Messianic Destruction Is Imminent, Make Film To Prepare Muslims

by ‘Reza Kahlili’

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.)

Can One Wrong Death Bring Down Corrupt Las Vegas?

by Mike McDaniel

A concealed carry killing raises dangerous questions.

President Obama’s Ten Libyan Paradoxes

by Victor Davis Hanson

There are existential problems with Libya that will have to be addressed, whether Obama chooses to or not.

London Pride — 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.”)

Obama’s Monetary Policy: Stick It to the Middle Class

by Kyle-Anne Shiver

Inflated federal egos drive real-world inflation ever higher.

Worry Over Islam Like Hitler’s Hatred of Jews?

by Til Biermann and Clemens Heni

Yes, says Germany’s leading historian of anti-Semitism.

Anti-American, Foreign Donors Are Paying Off Our Profs. Shouldn’t We Address This?

by Clarice Feldman

Adversaries have been buying sway in Congress and the public eye by funding American professors who advocate for them, to the tune of $600M.

Rebel Commander in Libya Fought Against U.S. in Afghanistan

by John Rosenthal

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.)

Why Anti-Israel Incitement and Terrorism from the PA, PLO, and Fatah Continues

by Moshe Dann

They are fully committed to violence, and with international money flowing in, they have no incentive to change.


Natalie Portman with "Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky: The actress' dancing double says the Oscar winner did only 5 percent of the film's full-body dance shots.

Petty controversy: Did Natalie Portman really do all her ‘Black Swan’ dancing?

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

Afghanistan War

A U.S. army soldier kneels during sunset security patrol in Afghanistan: Rolling Stone published details on the U.S. "Kill Team" who have been charged with three murders of Afghan civilians.

Rolling Stone’s Afghanistan ‘kill team’ expose: 5 disturbing takeaways

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

U.S. Opinion

A man sleeps on a Central Park bench: The official population of Manhattan's famous park increased to 25 people in 2010, according to the Census.

Only in America: Central Park, Pop. 25?

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?

Financial Reform Fight

Merchants will get a break on debit card transaction fees, thanks to the financial reform law, but as a result, customers may have to say goodbye to their rewards.

The debit card fight: 5 things you need to know

March 28, 2011, at 2:52 PMAmerica’s new financial reform law will soon change the way large banks process debit card transactions. As a result, you may see an end to some perks

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan in one of her recent court hearings: The troubled actress is dropping her last name in a reported attempt to separate herself from her (also troubled) father.

Is Lindsay better off without the ‘Lohan’?

March 28, 2011, at 2:37 PMLindsay is severing ties with her meddling father by dropping her last name altogether. Can she hope to compete with one-name wonders like Cher?


The valuation of Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook is on the rise, but is giddy investor zeal about to collapse?

Are we in the middle of a new tech bubble?

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?

Immigration Reform

A homework assignment for third graders in Georgia (based on a story called "What is an illegal alien?") asked students if the U.S. puts immigrants to death.

The ‘disturbing’ third grade quiz about killing illegal immigrants

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 Madness” Madness

Head Coach Shaka Smart and the Virginia Commonwealth Rams celebrate an unprecedented win, after their Sunday victory over Kansas solidified their spot in the NCAA tournament's Final Four.

Is VCU the biggest Cinderella story in March Madness history?

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?

U.S. Opinion

Despite objections, the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary have welcomed "OMG" (immortalized here in a 2009 sculpture by Michael Mandiberg) into its pages.

Is ‘OMG!’ really a word?

March 28, 2011, at 12:45 PMThe Oxford English Dictionary will now include the exclamatory online acronym, prompting critics to respectfully ask, “WTF?”

The Abortion Battle

Speaker of the House John Boehner and the GOP are focusing on limiting abortion rights as a means to achieve their broader agenda, says Amanda Marcotte in Salon.

The real motive behind the GOP’s anti-abortion crusade

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

Supreme Court

On Monday, the Supreme Court is considering a challenge to an Arizona law that helps publicly financed candidates keep pace with privately financed rivals.

Arizona’s election law: Will the Supreme Court side with the rich?

March 28, 2011, at 11:44 AMAn Arizona law that gives public money to political candidates who forswear private funding may be overturned

Energy Crisis

Some scientists say we can save time and increase safety by replacing uranium-based reactors (like the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia, above) with ones focused on thorium.

Could thorium make nuclear power safe?

March 28, 2011, at 11:03 AMThe 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?

  • Video: US Uncut’s National Day of Action

    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 »

  • Bernard-Henri Levy: War in Iraq was detestable. War in Libya was inevitable.

    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 — 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

RCP Morning Edition

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

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