OPINIONS: “When candidate Obama showed up, I realized that I had heard his typical stump speech every single day of my old Soviet life from big and small Communist party bosses

June 15, 2011

Obama’s America: Prosperity Lost
Steve McCann
Shocking data showing our path to poverty under Obama. The situation is not yet hopeless, but time is running out. More

Confession of a Reluctant Tea-Partier
Luba Sindler
When candidate Obama showed up, I realized that I had heard his typical stump speech every single day of my old Soviet life from big and small Communist party bosses — the same structure, the same cadences, the same bogeymen. More

The ‘Achievement Gap’ Fraud
John T. Bennett
Our educational system is self-destructing, taking away opportunities from good students in a misguided effort to help underperforming students. More

  • U.S. Housing Crisis Is Now Worse Than Great Depression [CNBC]

  • Rep. Thompson: No need for hearing on radical Islam in U.S. prisons [THE HILL

  • Islam 2.0: Coexistence
    William A. Levinson
    How to alienate the extremists and court the mainstream. More

    Hill Wants Libya Deal, or Else

    James Carafano, PhD

    The Senate might not bother to vote on either of two competing Libyan resolutions, stated John Kerry, and it seems that the deadline of the War Powers Resolution will be ignored.

    Capitol Hill's Other Dirty Laundry

    Michelle Malkin

    The House Ethics Committee is not made up of foxes guarding the henhouse. They're sloths guarding the foxhole.


    The Real Budget Problem
    Michael D. Tanner on tax policy in National Review (Online).


    Obama economy good for some people
    June 15, 2011
    If your net worth is not up 62% last year, then maybe you're not Nancy Pelosi/ More
    A Curious Insularity - Victor Davis Hanson, National Review
    Worst Is Yet to Come in GOP Race - Kevin Drum, Mother Jones
    The Real Case Against Elitism - Philip Klein, Washington Examiner


    Pakistan's arrest of CIA informants: The last straw for U.S.-Pakistan relations?

    The Week – Wed Jun 15, 12:06 pm ET

    New York - Islamabad and D.C. were already at odds, and now, Pakistan's detention of informants who fed America intel on bin Laden will likely make things worse Full Story »

    Waiting for the Texas Chief - Ruben Navarrette, Denver Post
    Top Radio Talkers Sell Endorsements - Vogel & McCalmont, Politico
    The Sleaziness of Politico's Kenneth Vogel - Mark Levin, Human Events
    Wisconsin's Incredible Shrinking Protest - Christian Schneider, NRO

    Good Morning, Muammar
    June 15, 2011
    The Bush Carrier Strike Group has arrived off Libya. More

    A Slowdown for Small Business - Catherine Rampell, New York Times
    True Job Creators Need a Voice - Bernie Marcus, RealClearPolitics
    Speaking Out for Good Jobs - Katrina vanden Heuvel, Washington Post

    If You’re Worried About Crime, You're a Racist

    by Jack Dunphy

    The Sacramento Bee would have you believe that if you favor taking a hard line on crime, you are no better than the reprobates from America’s past who argued for slavery.

    Obama and the Ghost of Hoover - Walter Russell Mead, American Interest
    New Map Has Dems California Dreaming - Sean Trende, RealClearPolitics
    Is Mitt Romney Now Mr. Right for GOP? - Margaret Carlson, Bloomberg

    Iranian Official: ‘We Will Use Our Missiles To Protect Other Muslim States’

    by 'Reza Kahlili'

    Such a warning has never come from the regime before.

    LAPD Dep. Chief Downing: 'We Should Not Demonize the Muslim Brotherhood'

    by Patrick Poole

    What should we do with an organization bent on destroying the American way of life en route to establishing a global Islamic dominion?

    The Telltale Signs of a Rick Perry Campaign - Andrew Malcolm, LA Times
    Blue Smoke and Mirrors - Jay Cost, Weekly Standard
    Huntsman Could Emerge as the Anti-Romney - Scot Lehigh, Boston Globe

    Are stay-at-home dads relatively worthless?

    The Week – Wed Jun 15, 11:08 am ET

    New York - A new survey suggests that fulltime moms do twice as much parenting work as their male counterparts — and are therefore twice as valuable Full Story »

    War on Terror  

    Yemeni soldiers stand guard: The Arabian Peninsula nation is reportedly a hot bed of al Qaeda suspects, and the CIA, on President Obama's orders, may resume Predator drone strikes in the area.


    Are CIA drone strikes in Yemen illegal?

    June 15, 2011, at 10:49 AMThe U.S. is reportedly ramping up drone attacks against al Qaeda suspects in Yemen. Is this a logical extension of the war on terror, or a dangerous violation of the law?


    'Gunwalker' Under Fire

    by Bob Owens

    Will the Justice Department be held to account for arming lethal Mexican cartels?

    The Bachmann Campaign  

    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) shakes hands after the GOP presidential debate Monday, in which the Tea Party favorite came off as personable and confident.


    Michele Bachmann: Mitt Romney's biggest competition?

    June 15, 2011, at 10:18 AMThe Tea Party favorite began the week as a dark horse, but a winning debate performance may have catapulted her to the top of the GOP heap


    GOP Debate Shows Joke Could Be on Obama - Toby Harnden, The Telegraph
    States Balance Budgets With Cuts, Not Taxes - Pamela Prah, Stateline
    The "Anti-Christie" Agenda Driving Connecticut - Steven Malanga, RCM


    Are CIA drone strikes in Yemen illegal?

    The Week – Wed Jun 15, 6:49 am ET

    Why Capitalism Is So Pernicious - Eugene McCarraher, The Nation
    The Failure of Obama's Stimulus Is No Joke - Rush Limbaugh
    New Solar Forecast Hints at Big Chill - Alan Boyle, MSNBC
    China's Cyberassault on America - Richard Clarke, Wall Street Journal
    Obama Energy Policy Remains "a Hodgepodge" - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Reinstates Anti-Collective Bargaining Law [FOX]

  • Boehner gives Obama Friday deadline on Libya [WT]

  • Top Budget Republicans demand presidential action on Medicare [THE HILL]

  • Four ATF agents contradict Justice Department account on ‘Fast and Furious’ [DC]

  • Pakistani Forces Arrest CIA Informants Who Led U.S. to Usama Bin Laden [FOX]

  • Boehner demands Obama comply with War Powers Act
    June 15, 2011
    It takes longer to justify the unjustifiable than simply telling the truth. More

    PJM Exclusive: Georgetown U. Received $325,000 Funneled Through Terror Front Group

    by Patrick Poole

    Internal emails and faxes document the university’s collusion with the 56-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference to promote criminalizing “Islamophobia.”

    Epic Fail: Obama Supporters Try to Defend His Middle East Policy

    by Barry Rubin

    Only by forgetting history, distorting it, or leaving out huge chunks of reality can Obama supporters defend his policy in the Mideast.

    Zawahiri’s New Videotape Shows Leadership Crisis in Al-Qaeda

    by Ryan Mauro

    For al-Qaeda’s number two, it’s a question of trying to keep the organization together in the aftermath of bin Laden’s death.

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