OPINION: Divide on Debt Ceiling Talks Grows Deeper, # # # The Domino effect of the Secession of Southern Sudan

July 12, 2011
By CMAC

Republicans

Need New Taxes, President Obama Does Not
Prof. Peter Morici – 7/12/2011
President Obama hardly needs more taxes to slash the federal deficit but Congressional Republicans do need new taxes to survive politically.

The Left Starts to Dump Obama
J.R. Dunn
It appears that the left is washing its hands of Obama. He has failed, but the ideology must go on. More

 

Obama Digs in His Heels on Taxes

by Peter Roff

“Revenue enhancements” must be on the table, the president insists.

Debt Ceiling: Worst-Case Scenario
Randall Hoven
Let’s see how bad it would be to live within the current debt ceiling. More

Terminal Media Delusion
Steve McCann
Among the most myopic of the various factions within the American ruling class is what is generically known as the mainstream media. More

Aiding and Abetting the Enemy
Lauri B. Regan
What will likely go down in history as the first of Obama’s “Carter moments.” More

Barack Obama, Prince of Gloom
Claude Sandroff
Our ever-worsening levels of joblessness and the end of American manned space flight are both Obama’s handiwork. He owns them. Everything he touches seems to crumble to dust. More

Make the Capital Strike Official
Gene Schwimmer
What we have in America today is a capital strike, straight out of the pages of Atlas Shrugged. More

Where Obamanomics Went Wrong
Christopher Chantrill
Suppose you are a liberal and you are wondering, after the truly dismal June jobs report, what went wrong. All right, you don’t wonder. More

Opinion News Headlines

Used light bulbs are seen in a box in a recycling company in Thoerishaus near Bern

Thanks to a law passed in 2007 with bipartisan support, old-fashioned bulbs are due to disappear next year. Now the GOP wants to reverse that decision More »Should the Feds ban incandescent light bulbs?

Pakistan army troops arrive to secure an area after an explosion in an Army ammunition depot in Sihala on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, July 11, 2011. An explosion at a Pakistani army ammunition depot on the outskirts of Islamabad killed one soldier and injured three others, security officials said. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Washington suspends $800 million in annual military assistance to Pakistan. Will that … More »Is it strategic to cut aid to Pakist …

In this June, 10, 2011 photo,  Joe Marchini of J. Marchini Farms walks between his wheat and tomato fields which flank highway 99 near Chowchilla, Calif.  Drive on Highway 99 or Interstate 5 between San Francisco and Los Angeles and you will see them, scattered among wine tasting ads and billboards hawking the latest pesticide. “Man-made drought,” the signs draped across fences or cotton trailers at the edge of fields proclaim in large, bold letters.  (AP Photo/GosiaWozniacka)

Can American farms survive without illegal …

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Letter to Generation X
Ellis Washington – 7/12/2011
Property, brains and character will settle the question of civil rights.

Now Pakistan’s Nukes on American ‘Radar’?
Tanveer Jafri – 7/12/2011
Today, Pakistan has become the centre of global terrorism. Terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-E-Mohammad, Taliban etc. are freely prospering and spreading their misanthrope activities and terrorist training camps there. It is suspected that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), some elements in the Pakistani democratic establishment and “Islamic” clerics have patronized and encouraged these terror activities on Pakistani soil.

The Domino effect of the Secession of Southern Sudan
Fathi El-Shihibi – 7/11/2011
Why is the July 9th, 2011 creation of a separate state in Southern Sudan is giving jitters to sates in both Africa and the Middle East and sending mixed signals depending on what side of the secession people are?

Metamorphosis of a Libyan Tragedy
Nizar Awad – 7/11/2011
The Libyan tragedy that is unfolding before our eyes has been in the making since Gathafi’s coup d’état which overthrew the Libyan Monarchy (1951-1969) on September 1st, 1969.

Lessons from India’s Partition
Nasim Yousaf – 7/11/2011
The partition of India led to slaughter, rape, and countless atrocities in the region; it further resulted in the Kashmir issue and bitter rivalry between a nuclear Pakistan and India. The tragic episode provides a lesson for the world to learn from.

Narcissistic Immunity
Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. – 7/9/2011
“We permit all things to ourselves and that which we call sin in others is experiment for us, for there is no crime to the intellect.”

We Are Expected to Believe…
July 12, 2011
They think we are stupid. More

  • The President’s Excess Income, and Ours Mona Charen – 4 hrs agoIt is becoming a verbal tic — the tendency on the part of the president to tell wealthy Americans (“people like me” he’s always careful to add) that they have made more … More »The President’s Excess Income, and Ours 

    It is becoming a verbal tic — the tendency on the part of the president to tell wealthy Americans (“people like me” he’s always careful to add) that they have made more than enough money and will have to cough up more of it for the government. Speaking for himself on July 11, the president offered that he had “hundreds …

It’s Time for Another Tea Party’

by Roger Kimball

What Rick Santelli said back in February of 2009 is even more true now.

Buckeye State Activism Bodes Well for Fall Battles

by Tom Blumer

Activists in Ohio get a crash course in winning political campaigns.

Liberalism: Out of a Job

by Richard Fernandez

The liberal project has finally run out of other people’s money, and the public has engaged in a re-evaluation of their beliefs. (Also read Vodkapundit’s “The Bistromath Economy.”)

Is Simple Attention the Islamists’ Greatest Enemy?

by Raymond Ibrahim

CAIR’s extremism makes Americans care about jihadism.

Why the Shock Over Atlanta Teacher Cheating?

by Kyle-Anne Shiver

There should be little surprise over the unintended consequences of bad education policy.

  • Black America vs. Obama? Pat Buchanan – 4 hrs ago“The Disappearing Black Middle Class” ran the headline over the Chicago Sun-Times story. And the statistics from the Economic Policy Institute were indeed sobering. More »Black America vs. Obama? 

    “The Disappearing Black Middle Class” ran the headline over the Chicago Sun-Times story. And the statistics from the Economic Policy Institute were indeed sobering.

  • Where’s the Beef? Peter McKay – 4 hrs agoThe other week, something happened in our family that shook me to my core. We have twin 15-year-old daughters, and as they were getting older, I knew what to expect. … More »Where’s the Beef? 

    The other week, something happened in our family that shook me to my core. We have twin 15-year-old daughters, and as they were getting older, I knew what to expect. Every father dreads this day. But when it happened with both girls the same evening, it was a double shock.

  • Should Obama abandon his ‘go-big’ debt ceiling strategy? The Week – 19 hrs agoDespite faltering talks with the GOP, the president remains steadfast that the House should seek to reach the “largest possible deal” in resolving the budget crisis More »Should Obama abandon his ‘go-big’ debt ceiling strategy? 

    Despite faltering talks with the GOP, the president remains steadfast that the House should seek to reach the “largest possible deal” in resolving the budget crisis

Should Obama abandon his ‘go-big’ debt ceiling strategy?

Despite faltering talks with the GOP, the president remains steadfast that the House should seek to reach the “largest possible deal” in resolving the budget crisis

Best opinion:Wash. Post, National Review, TIME

Animal Kingdom  

A recreation of the pliosaur: The largest and most intact fossilized skull of this oceanic predator was unveiled last week.

 

A ‘jaw-dropping’ look at the Earth’s ‘most fearsome predator’

July 12, 2011, at 6:40 AMIf “Jaws” kept you out of the water, you might not want to know about the oceanic beast that could rip a car in half

World Opinion  

Police officials secure the area around the Hindu temple in Kerala, India, home to billions of dollars worth of newly discovered precious stones, jewelry, gold, and silver.

 

How should India spend its surprise $22 billion windfall?

July 11, 2011, at 5:56 PMA treasure trove of valuable coins, statues, and jewels is discovered locked in vaults inside a Hindu temple. What now?

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U.S. Opinion  

Remembering Betty Ford

 

Remembering Betty Ford: A photo tribute

July 11, 2011, at 4:15 PMThe beloved former First Lady, who passed away Friday, is celebrated for her free spirit and her courageous battles against cancer and addiction

The National Debt  

Obama and House Republicans continue to spar over debt solutions and some critics say it's time for the president to change his ambitious game plan.

 

Should Obama abandon his ‘go-big’ debt ceiling strategy?

July 11, 2011, at 3:47 PMDespite faltering talks with the GOP, the president remains steadfast that the House should seek to reach the “largest possible deal” in resolving the budget crisis

Cats  

Mickey and Minnie may rule Disneyland during the daytime but hundreds of feral cats take the night shift, patrolling the park for real mice at play.

 

Irony alert: Disneyland’s no-mouse policy

July 11, 2011, at 3:15 PMHundreds of feral cats take over the amusement park each night, patrolling the grounds for mice and serving as de facto exterminators

U.S. Opinion  

Protesters outside the courtroom where Casey Anthony was tried: A law that would allow prosecutors to bring felony charges against parents who do not report missing children promptly is gaining support.

 

Do we need Caylee’s Law?

July 11, 2011, at 2:44 PMState lawmakers are rushing to consider legislation to punish parents who, like Casey Anthony, fail to report missing children. Will such proposals save lives?

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Film+TV  

Original  "Dallas" cast members Patrick Duffy (left) and Larry Hagman (right) reprise their rolls in TNT's remake of the family drama that previews Monday night.

 

Dallas remake: A good idea?

July 11, 2011, at 2:29 PM20 years after the classic prime-time soap last aired, TNT is hoping to enthrall a new generation of viewers with the in-fighting of the Ewing clan

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Sex and Relationships  

In order to protect the kids, a new generation of divorcing parents is trying to keep it friendlier than their own parents' adversarial splits.

 

Divorce, Generation-X style

July 11, 2011, at 2:00 PMYoung parents raised in broken homes are determined to stay married, says Susan Gregory Thomas in The Wall Street Journal — or at least to make divorce less painful

Divide on Debt Ceiling Talks Grows Deeper – Lori Montgomery, Washington Post
WH Debt Ceiling Approach Has Been a Farce – Charles Krauthammer, FOX News
Can Obama Shame GOP on Debt Ceiling? – Joan Walsh, Salon
Are You Better Off? – William McGurn, Wall Street Journal
Don’t Blame Both Sides – Eugene Robinson, Washington Post
GOP Shouldn’t Be Tax Man for Dem Welfare State – Rich Lowry, New York Post
Pawlenty Aims to Slow Bachmann in Iowa – Michael Shear, New York Times
Geithner’s Forceful Warning – Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post
The Economy’s Unknown Unknowns – Thomas Sowell, IBD
Debt Ceiling Talks Back to Square One – Lee, McKinnon & Bendavid, WSJ
We Can’t Help the Economy? Or Won’t? – Paul Krugman, New York Times
Why Won’t Obama Cut Spending? – James Pethokoukis, Reuters
The GOP’s False Fiscal Narrative – Peter Beinart, The Daily Beast
Obama’s Demagogic Style – Victor Davis Hanson, National Review
How the Finance Sector Is Buying Off Washington – Gary Rivlin, Newsweek
Don’t Look Now, Bachmann is Leading in Iowa – Andrew Malcolm, LA Times
Next 30 Days Make-or-Break for Pawlenty – Scott Conroy, RealClearPolitics

Editorials

Taxes Upon Taxes – Wall Street Journal
An Aggressive Ruling on Clean Air – New York Times
Putting Labor Back in the NLRB – Los Angeles Times
Obamanomics Driving Americans Out of Workforce – DC Examiner

Sports  

Abby Wambach of USA celebrates after making a score-tying goal that helped ensure her team victory during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Quarter Final match.

 

The U.S. women’s ‘stunning soccer triumph’

July 11, 2011, at 1:28 PMIn the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals, American Abby Wambach headed in a goal in the 122nd minute to snatch an unlikely victory from the Brazilians

Dogs  

Bo Obama, the First Family's Portuguese Water Dog, may be cute but, according to new research, he may be just as allergy-inducing as his shedding peers.

 

The ‘myth’ of hypoallergenic dogs

July 11, 2011, at 1:11 PMA new study finds that Poodles, Portuguese Water Dogs, and other supposedly hypoallergenic pooches produce no fewer allergens than other dogs

Film+TV  

Oprah Winfrey, presenting an award at last winter's Academy Awards: The Academy is denying rumors that the TV mogul is poised to host the event next year.

 

Should Oprah host the Oscars?

July 11, 2011, at 12:17 PMA report that the Queen of Daytime TV tops the list of potential Academy Awards emcees is already stirring up interest in the ceremony

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War on Terror  

Pakistani soldiers patrol the Afghanistan border this month: Displeased with Pakistan's level of security cooperation, the Obama Administration is suspending millions of dollars of promised military aid.

 

Is it strategic to cut aid to Pakistan?

July 11, 2011, at 11:50 AMWashington suspends $800 million in annual military assistance to Pakistan. Will that encourage Islamabad to fight harder against terrorists?

Energy Crisis  

Standard light bulbs in a factory: A bill signed into law by George W. Bush that would phase out traditional bulbs starting in 2012 is being challenged by Republicans.

 

Should the Feds ban incandescent light bulbs?

July 11, 2011, at 11:31 AMThanks to a law passed in 2007 with bipartisan support, old-fashioned bulbs are due to disappear next year. Now the GOP wants to reverse that decision

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World Opinion  

A man waves the South Sudan's national flag during its Independence Day celebrations Saturday.

 

The world’s newest nation: Can South Sudan survive?

July 11, 2011, at 10:38 AMAfter a bloody war and a shaky peace process, oil-rich South Sudan is now officially independent from the north. But are the celebrations premature?

  • The Shelters That Clinton Built The Nation – 19 hrs agoThe Nation — When Demosthene Lubert heard that Bill Clinton’s foundation was going to rebuild his collapsed school at the epicenter of Haiti’s January 12, 2010, earthquake, … More »The Shelters That Clinton Built 

    The Nation — When Demosthene Lubert heard that Bill Clinton’s foundation was going to rebuild his collapsed school at the epicenter of Haiti’s January 12, 2010, earthquake, in the coastal city of Léogâne, the academic director thought he was “in paradise.”

Hizb ut-Tahrir: Islam Has Replaced Communism as Top U.S. Enemy

Steve Emerson

The jihad-supporting Islamist group, banned in most Muslim countries, claimed at a recent Chicago conference that people who leave the Islamic religion should be killed.

Media Lobby for Life of Killer-Rapist

Cliff Kincaid

The president joined a roster of liberal individuals in the media who tried to prevent the execution of illegal alien, rapist and killer Humberto Leal Garcia.

Panetta’s Iraq Visit Reveals his Lack of Knowledge

Jim Kouri, CPP

Leon Panetta, the new U.S. Secretary of Defense, seems to be unaware of Iran’s long history of supplying weaponry to insurgents in Iraq

Quote of the Day – July 12, 2011

FSM: Quote of the Day

The difference between then and now…

Major Terrorist Snuck into U.S. – by Obama Administration

Annemarie McAvoy

“This ideological rigidity being displayed by the administration is harming the national security of the United States of America.”

Implanting Terror: Decoding Breast and Belly Bombs

Nancy Kobrin, PhD, Joan Lachkar, PhD

News that jihadists plan to use doctors to implant explosives inside their bodies raises ethical and philosophical questions about the deeper motives and meaning of such actions.

Twittering Trumps Defense Decisions

Presidential Policy: Does It Make the Grade?, James Carafano, PhD

Twitter Town Halls are used to announce decisions to cut debt by diminishing defense spending.

The Isolationist Impulse and its Implications

Herbert London

The belief from the left and the right is that we should turn inward concentrating on building America instead of nation building abroad.

Everyone Has Their Price: Ask Lady Astor

Frank Hill

Everyone in politics ‘has their price’. It just has not been ‘found’ yet in Washington apparently.

 

 

 

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The Unbearable Smugness of Liberals: A Guide for the Perplexed

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Belladonna’s first PJ Advice column answers the age-old question: How do you deal with the intense anger and condescension that Democrats express toward conservatives?

Coming to Grips with the Casey Anthony Verdict

by Jack Dunphy

When you put a case before a jury, you just never know.

On Liberty and Abortion

by Andrew Klavan

The decisive question: is an unborn child a human being or not?

Are We Going to do Anything to Those Who Kill Americans?

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Obama’s “special gift” fails to bring the mullahs into a big tent of peace and love.

How Do You Solve a Problem like the National Debt?

by Dan Miller

Like a leaky faucet wasting water, it’s time to stop the careless flow of taxpayer money. Also see Video: President Obama promises ‘massive job-killing taxes’ if he is re-elected, at the Tatler.

The Coming Collectivization of American Health Care

by Paul Hsieh

Collectivizing American doctors will fail as badly as collectivizing Soviet farmers.

Pot Meet Kettle (New York Times Edition)

by Roger Kimball

“Say what you like about the News of the World, but their allegations were always backed up with evidence.” You can’t say the same of the Times.

White Trash Jihad: The Man behind Shariah4USA

by Patrick Poole

Devin Zentmyer of Illinois wants an end to American democracy.

The House Sees the Light

by Peter Roff

Repealing the de facto ban on incandescent light bulbs.

June was deadliest month for US in Iraq in 3 years
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Iran backed Shia militias stirring up trouble. More

 

Gunwalker Terrorizing America, Too: Guns Show Up in U.S.

by Bob Owens

Phoenix reporters find the guns turning up in Arizona crimes. Also, reports that the Justice Department is looking to scapegoat another official.

Why Liberals and Democrats Should Oppose Obama’s Policies

by Barry Rubin

How ironic that those who have no difficulty believing that Islam has been hijacked by extremists have no notion that they have been hijacked by the far left.

The Strange Life of the Late Fred Newman

by Ron Radosh

And the New York Times’ fawning obituary of a crazed cult leader.

ObamaCare, ObamaCars, and Government-Mandated Broccoli

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Ready for the government to regulate the interstate commerce in your stomach?

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