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- Oprah’s last show: Will planet Earth survive? The Week – Tue Mar 29, 8:30 am ET
- Has the Muslim Brotherhood hijacked Egypt’s revolution? The Week – Tue Mar 29, 7:25 am ET
- Did Walmart discriminate against 2 million women? The Week – Tue Mar 29, 2:45 am ET
The Week – Tue Mar 29, 7:38 am ET
New York – Small amounts of radiation are found in rainwater from California to Massachusetts. Does it pose a health threat? Full Story »
The Week – Tue Mar 29, 6:52 am ET
New York – The 77-year-old music legend (and pothead) is offered a plea deal that involves just one C-note… and an actual melody Full Story »
The Week – Tue Mar 29, 6:18 am ET
New York – In a primetime television address, the president lays out his rationale for intervening in Libya. Here, a concise summary of the ways his speech succeeded — and failed Full Story »
Mona Charen – Tue Mar 29, 3:00 am ET
Creators Syndicate – April 18 looms like a specter at this time of year, casting a pall over the forsythia and daffodils that coax us to be cheerful. Like a sick child who longs to play outside on a sunny day but must remain confined, we itemizers are chained to desks or dining-room tables littered with receipts, calendars, checkbook registers, and credit card statements for the annual spring ordeal. Full Story »
Pat Buchanan – Tue Mar 29, 3:00 am ET
Creators Syndicate – In ordering air and naval strikes on a country that neither threatened nor attacked the United States, did President Obama commit an impeachable act? Full Story »
The Week – Tue Mar 29, 2:20 am ET
New York – Stanford researchers have created old-age avatars for the young, in an effort to encourage them to prepare for their financial future. Their research has found that simply showing people a retirement-age version of themselves made them say they were likely to save 30 percent more money than the control group, whose avatars were not aged. Now, asset management and investment groups say they plan to put the technology to work for their clients. Here’s a brief guide: Full Story »
The Nation – Mon Mar 28, 10:51 pm ET
The Nation — President Obama finally got around to speaking to the American people about the fact that he has led the country into a third war. Full Story »
The Weekly Standard – Mon Mar 28, 3:45 pm ET
Washington (The Weekly Standard) Vol. 016, Issue 28 – 04/04/2011 – Critics of America’s intervention in Libya have wondered how much we really know about the antigovernment opposition. This is a legitimate line of inquiry. We should be thinking about the devil we may not know. But in Libya today there is also a devil we do know. His name is Muammar Qaddafi. Full Story »
The Weekly Standard – Mon Mar 28, 3:45 pm ET
Washington (The Weekly Standard) Vol. 016, Issue 28 – 04/04/2011 – Social Security’s looming deficit can be handled, for the time being, by adjusting benefits a tad downward. Medicaid’s runaway spending can be restrained by giving state governors more flexibility in administering the program. These are modest solutions. Medicare is different. It needs a big solution. Full Story »
The Weekly Standard – Mon Mar 28, 3:43 pm ET
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 »
The Week – Mon Mar 28, 12:43 pm ET
New York – The tech giant reportedly wants to enlist Obama’s former press secretary to help it communicate better Full Story »
The Week – Mon Mar 28, 12:05 pm ET
New York – An unfortunate scandal at a Washington state middle school illustrates an intensifying nationwide dilemma Full Story »
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 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 »
Budget talks between Republicans and Democrats have devolved into a finger-pointing stalemate. A deal by the April 8 deadline looks increasingly unlikely. Whose fault is that?
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It’s not that the Libyan thing is a bad thing. It’s that it’s not the main thing. We still are not even beginning to talk about the main thing.
The alternative is a more dangerous Gaddafi than ever.
The supposed “responsibility to protect” has taken America into a war on the side of the ultimate killers of innocents: al-Qaeda. (See also “Rebel Libya: ‘Brothers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, now is the time to defend your land!” on the Tatler.)
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.)
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.
by Ryan Mauro
The West has an opportunity to cause Assad enormous stress, or even to topple him. (Also see today’s Tatler coverage on Syria.)
by Tom Blumer
President Obama is hoping to ride a cynical wave of ginned-up opposition to any and all entitlement reform to victory in 2012.
by Barry Rubin
Rather than spending the next five months complaining, those who aren’t supporting the Muslim Brotherhood better get started actually working and organizing.
by Fred Grandy
I’m flabbergasted to hear people I normally agree with be so optimistic about the current upheaval.
A huge swath of the world is now struggling with his nonsensical leadership.
A time-limited, vermouth-limited overserved kinetic martini-action cocktail operation. (And don’t miss the “Ten missing elements from Obama’s speech.”)
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.
by Sol Stern
It takes considerable conceit to compare J Street’s political movement of today and Jeremy’s father’s struggles in the 1940s to alert Americans to the ongoing destruction of European Jewry.
by John Boot
“You will be unprepared,” says the advertising tagline for Sucker Punch. That’s true, unless you’re prepared to be disappointed.
by Ron Radosh
Having recently joined the BDS movement to delegitimize Israel (Boycott, Disinvest and Sanctions), at 91, the former Stalin supporter has finally jeopardized any claim he might have had to be known as supporting tolerance and peace.
by Barry Rubin
It’s not all Facebook and flowers.
Now that it’s time to actually use military force and resources, this collection of dictators has ducked out.
by Rick Moran
What is it about royalty, especially British royalty, that causes otherwise rational Americans to get all mushy-headed and weepy?
The president says our military has been “volunteered by others” for the action in Libya. What does that mean?
Former Congressman and talk show host Fred Grandy and his wife Catherine were taken off the air when they refused a request from station management to “tone down” their criticism of Islam.
PJM reveals a court filing showing that federal prosecutors have admitted a terror threat involving an Al-Shabaab human smuggler who claimed asylum.
The death of Elizabeth Taylor, “The Last Movie Star,” seems somehow bleakly ironic.
March 29, 2011, at 2:15 PMA New Jersey judge says the Republican governor’s slashing of school budgets hurts kids — and violates the law
March 29, 2011, at 1:50 PMA disagreement over advertising is one of the main sticking points holding up the fifth season of the acclaimed AMC show that’s set in an ad agency
March 29, 2011, at 1:25 PMRepublicans will have to woo the nation’s fastest-growing minority group to ward off future electoral failure, some commentators warn
March 29, 2011, at 12:30 PMThe media’s most powerful woman will wrap up her talk show in May — and bloggers are already relishing the finale’s over-the-top flourishes
by Jacob Laksin
Obama’s confused speech sheds little light on America’s incoherent intervention….
by Joseph Klein
The president sidesteps the nation’s questions with predictable untruths. …
by Ryan Mauro
A regime video celebrates that “the final chapter has begun.” …
Union bosses push for a Wisconsin-like strike….
by Steven Plaut
Set to John Philip Sousa music. All together now:…
by Rich Trzupek
Why are some victims of sexual degradation more worthy than others? …
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….
The hearings today, led by Dick Durbin, are intended to examine hate-crimes against Muslims, and can be seen as a retaliation for the recent hearings on homegrown Muslim extremism.
To date, government policy elitists in the United States have demonstrated an almost complete ignorance of history in matters of forward strategic planning.
Qaddafi warned that there were al Qaeda Islamist rebels in his country, and the U.S. took him seriously, but now we know that these are with the Libyan rebels, this fact is ignored…
Today, a hearing will be held to investigate abuses against Muslims’ civil rights. However, evidence for the hearing will come from tainted sources.
On the subject of Libya, the White House speech writers have been busy…
The current crises in the Middle East are not being addressed properly while the administration chooses to consider only one crisis at a time…
Separation of mosque and state cannot happen while Islam does not allow its followers to enjoy political or religious freedom of choice and freedom of thought.
Anti-regime protests in Syria are a welcome departure from the grim choices posed by Egypt and Libya, because supporting protesters there is actually a good idea.
Koran-Burning and fatwas in America, Australia labeled as “Islamophobic” and attacks upon Christians and Jews: Islamism marches on…
Interfaith dialogue tends to be a one-way street, where Muslims present to non-Muslims a glossed-over and neutered version of Islam that is rarely challenged.
March 29, 2011, at 11:25 AMThough it stayed on the sidelines during the protests that ousted Hosni Mubarak, the Islamist group is flexing its muscles now
March 29, 2011, at 10:52 AMThe 77-year-old music legend (and pothead) is offered a plea deal that involves just one C-note… and an actual melody
March 29, 2011, at 10:35 AMBudget talks between Republicans and Democrats have devolved into a finger-pointing stalemate. A deal by the April 8 deadline looks increasingly unlikely. Whose fault is that?
March 29, 2011, at 6:20 AMBy showing people old-age versions of themselves, researchers hope to encourage long-term planning
The Week – Tue Mar 29, 8:12 am ET New York – The Minnesota congresswoman sets her sights on the key first-in-the-nation caucus — and some say social conservatives could carry her to a surprise victory Full Story »
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Obama’s Scary Discomfort with American Power
President Obama’s conviction that American power must be harnessed to the predilections of other countries continues to be his predominant presidential trait. More
Obama’s High Food Price Policy Stealing Milk from Babies
The first time in American history when an administration is deliberately forcing food prices higher in order to increase dependency and extend government control over the economy. More
Another Fine Pension Mess
If you liked paying for the UAW retirement benefits that drove GM and Chrysler into bankruptcy, you’re going to love paying for the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation’s liabilities. More
Biden’s Journalist-in-the-Closet Caper Is a Big Bleeping Deal
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|Educating Bill O’Reilly on the ‘Rape Factor’ in Islam
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Tim Wu: The Man Who is Destroying the Tech Industry
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American Indians Putting Faith in Government ‘Help’?