OPINIONS: (OBAMA’S) ObamaCare Appellate Judges Playing Semantic Games (THE FIX IS IN AND NO ONE IS ASKING WHY.)

May 13, 2011

Gas Prices Are High Because the Liberals Want It that Way

by Gary Wickert

Numerous pronouncements in the past from the president and leading Democrats show that high fuel prices aren’t a bug, they’re a feature.

Report: Obama Moving Towards Regime Change in Syria

by Ryan Mauro

The report was likely intentionally leaked as a last warning to Assad, but all signs point to a coming U.S. policy of regime change. Plus, read “Syria shells residential neighborhoods; UN, Obama silent” at the Tatler.

Court Ruling: U.S. Terror Victims Beat DOJ in Claiming $5M of Hamas Funds

by Noah Steiner

American victims of Palestinian suicide bombing are the first to leverage a recent congressional act.


Yes Mr. President, I Do Want Alligators in My Moat
Lauri B. Regan
I am getting sick and tired of his kitschy, fighting rhetoric designed to pit citizen against citizen. More

Restoring America’s Standing
Steve McCann
The killing of Osama bin Laden, while good for a week’s worth of fawning press coverage by the American media, does not mitigate the fact that United States foreign policy is adrift on a sea of uncertainty. More

The Battle to Reduce Entitlements: Fight or Flight?
Chuck Rogér
“History’s revolutions and upheavals … are rarely fueled by the starving and despised, but by the subsidized and frustrated.” More

Obama sees America's pain on economy AFP/File

Can Obama mend ties with the Muslim world?

The Week – Thu May 12, 9:29 am ET New York – The president is planning a major speech using bin Laden’s death and the Arab Spring as evidence that al Qaeda’s time is over Full Story »

What if Hugh Grant had replaced Charlie Sheen?

The Week – Thu May 12, 8:56 am ET

Protection from Oil Price Surges and Inflation
Jim Johnston
A financial mechanism exists to moderate the swings in oil markets, if only the political will to use it can be mobilized. More

ObamaCare Appellate Judges Playing Semantic Games
Frank Miniter
Is it really that difficult figuring out what an “activity” is? More

1. Innovative “News Website” for Kids that Filters Content to Protect Children from Images and Story Details that are not Age Appropriate
2. First pictures of anti-Semitic alleged terrorists and the arsenal they planned to use to attack synagogues dressed as Hasidic Jews
3. Video: Mohammad Mamdouh and Ahmed Serhani Arrested in Terrorist Plot Against NYC Synagogue…But News Report Neglects to Name Them in Report
4. Video: Sen. Rand Paul (R): Right To Health Care Is Like Believing In “Slavery”
5. Video: Krauthammer rips oil company congressional ‘show trials’: ‘A disgrace’
6. Video: Taliban takes ‘revenge’ for bin Laden killing with deadly suicide attacks
7. Video: Congresswoman Michele Bachmann(R): I’ll Decide About Presidential Run by June
8. ‘Rambama’: Obama Navy SEAL armed action doll released to celebrate Bin Laden’s death
9. Video: Chris Matthews Asks Ron Reagan ‘Did Your Father Really Believe Cutting Taxes Raised Revenues?’


Boeing vs. the NLRB: A Naked Power Grab by Radical Pro-Unionists

by Hans A. von Spakovsky and James Sherk

Boeing made a legal business decision that unions opposed, and the National Labor Relations Board is using this as a pretext to unlawfully expand its power.

Massachusetts: The Canary in the Coal Mine for ObamaCare

by Paul Hsieh

The ongoing failure of the “universal health care” plan in Massachusetts serves as a clear warning to the rest of America.

Twin Bombings Kill 80 Paramilitary Police – Revenge for Bin Laden’s Death.

FSM: Global Terror Alerts, The Editor

The Pakistan Taliban, who are linked to al Qaeda, have claimed responsibility for the worst bombing to have taken place in Pakistan since November, 2010.

Arab Spring, Then What?

Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman

The Arab Spring seemed to some like it heralded a new era of hope. With deaths and war, are those hopes now being burned out?

Egypt’s Revolution: the Morning Line

Amir Taheri

The path towards a democratic Egypt is not as dismal as some would believe, argues Amir Taheri. There are problems, but there is still more good than bad in the situation.

Today’s Hot Topics

We choose, you peruse.



  1. U.S. Is To Tighten Security Around The Elite Military Unit That Killed Osama Bin Laden (BBC)

  2. House Approves Bill to Lift Drilling Moratorium (FOX)

  3. Tough Times for Radical Islam (VICTOR DAVIS HANSON)

  4. White House: No more photo RE-ENACTMENTS of the President (YAHOO)

  5. Amendment to bar Same-Sex Marriages on Military Bases Passes Committee (CNS)

  6. Taliban’s ‘First Revenge’ for Bin Laden Killing Leaves 80 Dead in Pakistan (FOX)

  7. SEAL helmet cams recorded entire bin Laden raid (CBS)

  8. Osama bin Laden to al-Qaeda: ‘Don’t bother assassinating Joe Biden’ (THE TELEGRAPH)

  9. President Ronald Reagan Shooter Gets More Time Away From Hospital (REUTERS)

  10. A German court finds John Demjanjuk guilty of helping to murder more than 28,000 Jews at a Nazi death camp in World War II. (BBC)





A Word on CUNY, Kushner & Weisenfeld

Caroline Glick

When an establishment such as City University of New York becomes politically corrupted to the level of engaging in public witch hunts, is it worth donating to it?

American Jihadist to U.S.: “Bin Laden’s Death Only Makes Us Stronger”

Jim Kouri, CPP

In Somalia, where he is a member of the al-Qaeda affiliated group known as Al Shabaab, a former resident of Alabama warns America that there will be horrors to come…

Post Chairman Questioned on Profits, Federal Subsidies, Lobbying, and Bias

Cliff Kincaid

The chairman of the Washington Post was unaware that a rapper who praised a cop-killer had been a guest at the White House. But that was just the start of his grilling…

What Happened on AA Flight 1561?

Michelle Malkin

A sweaty man from Yemen, on board a flight to San Francisco, started banging on the cockpit door crying out “Allahu Ackbar!” What on earth was going on?

No Voting Rights For Illegal Aliens – Ever!

For Dems, It’s All About A Permanent Electoral Majority – Not Human Dignity

Ralph Peters

With 11 million illegal aliens living in America, it would be a tough call to send them all home, but planning to give voting rights to illegals insults legitimate migrants.

Pakistan After Bin Laden: Rumors and Dissent

The Editor, Adrian Morgan

The aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden is creating a seismic shift in the relations between Pakistan and America.

Creating Poverty Through ‘Social Justice’

Frank Salvato

Robbing the rich to pay the poor does not make a wealthy nation but a nation of paupers. Under the guise of social justice, America’s progressives are aiming to do just that.

Muammar Gets some Nice Alligator Shoes

Robert Weissberg

Niccolo Machiavelli said, “It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved” and this advice still holds true. Sadly, the current administration needs to learn this lesson.

Ecumenical Editing of the Navy’s Muslim Sea Burial Prayer Service

Andrew Bostom

John Brennan has claimed that Osama bin Laden’s funeral at sea was in strict accordance with Islamic precepts. However, it seems that Navy Military Funeral protocol was followed instead.

A Good Hot Shower
Jeffrey Folks
What seems to motivate the environmental movement is a neurotic anxiety concerning the possibility that somewhere, somehow, someone is wasting resources that, for some reason, need to be conserved. More

Jeb Bush, the Education Governor
Elise Cooper
AT talks with Florida’s last governor about education reform. More

Please Pardon Lieutenant Colonel Lakin
May 13, 2011
Lieutenant Colonel Lakin will be released from the brig tomorrow. It is time for President Obama to spare him the ignominy of a dishonorable discharge. More

Hot Christmas gift item: Obama SEAL action figure
May 13, 2011
Are you kidding me? More

Two accused in New York terror plot
May 13, 2011
We’re still at war. More

60% Obama Approval? My Ass–ociated Press
May 12, 2011
If you believe that number, I have a compound in Abbottabad I’d like to sell you. More

Syria’s Deadly Deadline »

by Ryan Mauro

Protesters are given final warning to turn themselves in by Sunday. …

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Palestinian Wall of Lies: A Genocidal Campaign on America’s Campuses »

by Frontpagemag.com

Our video is back on YouTube after a campaign by the Muslim Students Association to suppress it….

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Libya: An Ugly War Getting Uglier »

by Stephen Brown

A turning point for anti-Gaddafi forces. …

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Israel Defunds the Hamas-Palestinian Authority Alliance »

by P. David Hornik

Europe comes to the rescue. …

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Michael Lucas: A Gay Man For Israel »

by Jamie Glazov

The most provocative and controversial figure in gay adult entertainment explains his rejection of the Left….

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We Need a Hearing on Fed’s Role in Gas Prices »

by Rich Trzupek

The government makes more on every gallon sold than anyone in the supply chain. …

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Why Do We Love Superheroes? »

by Ben Shapiro

The answer lies in our dual needs for clarity and hope….

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The Wages of Appeasement »

by Mark Tapson

Ancient Athens, Munich and Obama’s America….

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Obama Should Condemn Anti-Christian Violence in Egypt »

by Keith Koffler

Why is the president silent about the burning of Coptic Orthodox churches and the destruction of Christian homes and businesses?…

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Iran Turns Up the Heat in the Gulf

by ‘Reza Kahlili’

Eyeing regional domination, the mullahs seize on the uprising in Bahrain.

Us vs. Them: The Idle Rich vs. the Working Rich

by Frank J. Fleming

Compared to 100 years ago, we are all fabulously rich. And we owe it all to the working rich who created it.

The first five Presidential Emergency Text Messages

by Zombie

A new national emergency alert system was unveiled in New York today by Mayor Bloomberg. Under the new system, called PLAN, no one will be able to opt out of the top-level, so called “Presidential Alerts,” which as a result will eventually become compulsory for all cell phone users nationwide.

It’s Time to Dump Chomsky into the Wastebasket of History »

by Alan M. Dershowitz

The radical’s bin Laden eulogy is the capstone of a career of lies and crackpot conspiracies. …

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Al-Qaeda’s Rising Leaders »

by Ryan Mauro

What new strategy will they bring? …

May 12 2011 / Comments (7) / Read More »

Why The Left Cried When Osama Died »

by Jamie Glazov

Remembering progressives’ glee on 9/11 offers the first clue….

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CUNY Caves to Leftist Pressure on Tony Kushner »

by Arnold Ahlert

The Israel-hater and defamer will get his honorary degree….

May 12 2011 / Comments (10) / Read More »

Harvard grapples with rejection
May 12, 2011
Harvard is far more accustomed to giving rather than receiving rejection. But in the wake of the devastating electoral rejection of alumnus/professor Michael Ignatieff and the Canadian Liberal Party, the university community is struggling to cope. More

EU debt crisis could widen: IMF
May 12, 2011
Central bank readies $78 billion bailout for Portugal. More

Turkey’s PM Erdogan: Hamas is not a terror group
May 12, 2011
Says it is a political party. (So were the Nazis.) So much for secular, modern Turkey, our NATO ally. More

Reid thinks Founding Fathers would support NLRB against Boeing
May 12, 2011
To which Founding Fathers is Reid referring? More

Michelle Obama Thesis Explains Presence of Rapper
May 12, 2011
The First Lady’s obsessiveness with race. More

Lost in Translation
May 12, 2011
Obama has lost credibility with the Hispanic community. More

The Bedbug Epidemic  

Plush bed bugs at the Bed Bug University North American Summit 2010 in Illinois: A new report suggests some bed bugs might carry a flesh-eating bacteria.


Can bedbugs give you a killer infection?

May 13, 2011, at 7:30 AMResearchers say bedbugs can carry deadly bacteria. Are the tiny pests capable of spreading more than just irritating inconvenience?

Health Care Reform  

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers a speech on health care in Michigan on Thursday: The reform Romney signed into law in Massachusetts has become a major obstacle to his presidential bid.


Mitt Romney’s ‘full-throated defense’ of ‘RomneyCare’

May 12, 2011, at 6:40 PMThe presumed Republican frontrunner refuses to apologize for the health care reform he enacted as Massachusetts governor. Did Thursday’s speech appease critics?


Tap into that inner sailor with these maritime-influenced homes, including this Lake Tahoe retreat.


Homes for the nautical set: A slideshow

May 12, 2011, at 6:20 PMLife on the water doesn’t have to mean an ocean-bound existence

Osama Bin Laden  

Robert Shrum


Bin Laden, the fringe Left, and the torturous Right

May 12, 2011, at 5:10 PMThe killing of the architect of September 11 has provoked predictable remonstrance from the usual suspects

Barack Obama  

Just days after President Obama announced the killing of Osama bin Laden, dollmaker Herobuilders is releasing an action figure of the commander in chief as a modern-day Rambo.


The ‘super-bad’ Obama SEAL action figure

May 12, 2011, at 4:05 PMA Connecticut toymaker markets “Rambama”: A plastic, muscle-bound Obama dressed in a “Punisher” t-shirt and carrying a rifle


The Palin Family  

"Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs" won't be released until September 27... but that isn't stopping commentators from roundly mocking the cover.


Levi Johnston’s ‘hot’ and ‘hilarious’ book cover

May 12, 2011, at 3:45 PMBristol Palin’s baby daddy’s book is coming soon… and the cover alone is worth the wait


Animal Kingdom  

Scientists have created eight sounds that signify dolphin-friendly terms like "seaweed." The hope is that the animals will mimic those sounds, allowing scientists to decipher them, and one day, chat with the sea mammals.


The ‘awesome’ machine that could let us talk to dolphins

May 12, 2011, at 3:30 PMScientists hope a new computer translation system will allow divers to make sense of dolphin sounds — and even talk back

The Royal Wedding  

Prince William and Kate Middleton in London: The royal couple is reportedly honeymooning at a luxurious resort on a secluded Indian Ocean island.


The ‘$1 million’ royal honeymoon: An instant guide

May 12, 2011, at 3:25 PMWill and Kate are off on their first holiday as a married couple. What kind of luxury getaway did they pick?

Driving in America  

The driver's seat of a Ford S-MAX: The American carmaker is teaming with Google to try to predict drivers' habits, and help them save fuel.


Googling your way to better fuel economy

May 12, 2011, at 2:48 PMFord is teaming with Google to develop a high-tech system that could predict driver behavior — and adjust a car’s energy use in response

The Obama White House  

The rapper Common performs at an Obama rally in Cleveland on Halloween in 2010: The White House's invitation to Common to perform whipped conservative critics into a frenzy this week.


The ‘fake outrage’ over rapper Common’s White House performance

May 12, 2011, at 2:34 PMThe rapper performed at a White House poetry event Wednesday night — after a days-long spat over his more provocative lyrics


War in Libya  

Moammar Gadhafi appears on state TV on Wednesday: Earlier this week, NATO officials said they were no longer certain that he was alive.


Moammar Gadhafi’s televised resurrection

May 12, 2011, at 2:22 PMLibya’s leader quashes rumors of his demise by making the first TV appearance since a NATO airstrike killed one of his sons

The National Debt  

House Speaker John Boehner at a Capitol Hill press conference in February: Critics argue that Boehner's diagnosis of America's economic problems are contradicted by studies and market indicators.


Is John Boehner’s economic policy ‘functionally illiterate’?

May 12, 2011, at 1:50 PMBoehner delivers a much-hyped speech on the economy — and comes under fire for making some very questionable claims


Barack Obama  

Anjem Choudary leads a protest against the killing of Osama bin Laden outside the U.S. embassy in London. Obama is expected to give a pro-democracy speech to the Muslim world next week.


Can Obama mend ties with the Muslim world?

May 12, 2011, at 1:29 PMThe president is planning a major speech using bin Laden’s death and the Arab Spring as evidence that al Qaeda’s time is over


Charlie Sheen’s Meltdown  

Hugh Grant attends a party in London in June 2010: The British star was reportedly offered the job of replacing Charlie Sheen on the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men," but turned it down.


What if Hugh Grant had replaced Charlie Sheen?

May 12, 2011, at 12:56 PMThe British charmer was reportedly close to signing a deal to replace the trainwreck du jour on Two and a Half Men — and Hollywood is tantalized by the news


As Obama Stands Silent, Putin Crushes Freedom Online

by Kim Zigfeld

Moscow zeroes in on another lonely voice of opposition.

NY-26: Jack Davis is the First Tea-In-Name-Only
May 12, 2011
Splitting the conservative vote by entering a ringer like Davis in the race may hand the seat to the Democrats. More

‘The Least Important Person in Washington’
May 12, 2011
Obama campaigns while the country burns. More

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