OPINION: Israel’s Terrible Choices

September 6, 2011


President You Can’t Avoid
Ronald J. Kozar
Obama is everywhere. How many days go by without a sound-bite or two from him? That can’t be good. Even if you like Obama and his agenda, it can’t help him to be heard from so often. More

Obama Leaves the Bases Loaded. Dems Lose.
Mercer Tyson
In what appeared to be a no-lose situation, the Dems sent an amateur to the plate. Now, with serious damage done to the Democratic Party, they’re scratching their heads wondering what happened. More

An Economics Lesson Even a Liberal Can Grasp
Herbert E. Meyer
Since the president and his advisers haven’t got a clue about how our economy works, here’s an economics lesson so short and simple even a liberal can grasp it. More

The Democrats’ Invincible Ignorance
Paul Kengor
I’ve only recently come to realize the nature of the hurdle this country faces in trying to turn around a stalled economy and horrendous deficit. More

Stupid Republicans, Ignorant Democrats
Paul Jacobson
The etymological ancestors of “stupid” and “ignorant” can provide crucial insights into the profound difference, at a foundational cognitive level, between Republicans and Democrats. More

The New Libyan Regime Protecting the Lockerbie Bomber
Robert Morrison
I think of Dick Cawley every time I read about modern-day Libya. Dick Cawley was flying home from Europe on Pan Am 103. He was murdered by Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi. More

IDF Major General believes the likelihood of regional war is growing
September 6, 2011
Some truly frightening scenarios developing. More

Biden equates Tea Party, GOP with ‘Barbarians’
September 6, 2011
Maybe there’s a fantasy camp somewhere for barbarians… More

Football and politics: Obama’s failure as ‘head coach’
September 6, 2011
Next time you may want to try the European league Mr. President; their game is more suited to your style of play. More

Obama Seeks to Regain Momentum as Ratings Sink – Balz & Cohen, WP
Yes We Need Jobs, but What Sort of Jobs? – Paul Osterman, New York Times
The Golden State Is Crumbling – Joel Kotkin, New Geography
My Plan to Turn Around the U.S. Economy – Mitt Romney, USA Today
Tips for Surviving the GOP Debate – Ron Klain, Bloomberg
Will Obama Condemn Biden & Hoffa? – Toby Harnden, Daily Telegraph
An Impassioned Defense of Labor Movement – Ryan Grim, Huffington Post
Obama’s Speech Impediment – William McGurn, Wall Street Journal
Now a Word From an Actual Job Creator – Mike Whalen, Washington Times
Gore’s Dire Weather Warning – Christopher Dickey, The Daily Beast
Where the Jobs Aren’t – David Brooks, New York Times
Jim DeMint’s SC Forum: No Winners, No Complaints – Erin McPike, RCP
When the Twin Towers Fell – David Remnick, The New Yorker
9/11 and the Successful War – George Friedman, Stratfor
Why Are Muslims Still Mad at America? – Steven Kull, CNN
How the NYPD Gets Jihad Right – Andrew McCarthy, National Review
It’s Time to Revive Home Ec – Helen Veit, New York Times


All About Jobs – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
NLRB vs. Boeing: Rescue Those Boeing Jobs in SC – Chicago Tribune
The Clock Is Ticking on Afghanistan – New York Times
Eurozone’s Crisis Is Britain’s Opportunity – Daily Telegraph

Dems’ new civility: ‘Let’s take these son of a bitches out’ (updated)
September 6, 2011
Union leader calls for violence against Tea Party, warming up Detroit Labor Day crowd for the President. More

Showdown at the Post Office
September 6, 2011
As the money runs out, union has vowed to fight layoffs. More

Obama’s writing problem
September 6, 2011
It’s time for the American people to recognize that perhaps Mr. Obama can’t write, or at least can’t write well enough to provide legislative direction. More

Iowa Poll: Perry 29%; Bachmann 18%; Romney 17%
September 6, 2011
Ron Paul at 14%. More

Plotting how to deny Obama re-nomination
September 5, 2011
Lefties in revolt. Salon.com publishes a plan. More

Rick Perry, the Ismailis, and an Iconic Ismaili Intellectual


1. VIDEO: Hoffa Threatens Tea Party At President’s Labor Day Event: “Take These Son Of *&%!@# Out”
2. VIDEO: CNN’s John King Interviews Hoffa Without Asking About ‘Son of a *&%!@#’ Remark
3. Australian football brings together a Peace Team of Israelis and Palestinians
4. VIDEO: Freudian Slip? President: “That Means The Government … Is Growing
5. America safer 10 years after 9/11, but new terrorism threats have emerged
6. VIDEO: White House Economic Advisor on Lousy Jobs Numbers: Blame Bush
7. VIDEO: Maxine Waters: Obama’s Jobs Program Must be $1 Trillion
8. VIDEO: NYT’s Tom Friedman: All the Interest in Sarah Palin ‘A Sign of the Apocalypse’
9. VIDEO: FOX’s Wallace Shows Cheney the Today Show’s ‘Investigate Cheney’ Protest Sign
10. School Comes Under Fire for Hanging Saudi Flag Higher Than American
11. VIDEO: MSNBC’S Al Sharpton Continues Mystifying Language Skills
12. See How the Security of American Families will be Comprised Dramatically by China’s Gold Position
13. VIDEO: New Video of 9/11 Flight 93 Discovered

Lieberman blasts Obama’s Politically Correct War on Terrorists

Jim Kouri, CPP

Politically correct tactics are damaging the larger war against terrorism…

Affordable Energy is Essential for Jobs, Justice – and Better Health

Niger Innis

The EPA needs to address health and welfare issues it has thus far ignored, says minority coalition.

Honor Killings: Moderate Muslims Must Move to “Execute the Executioner”

Lt. Colonel James Zumwalt, USMC (ret)

Islamic traditions of “honor” are cruel, oppressive and barbaric. Moderate and influential Muslims must stand up and denounce such practices.

Palestinian Statehood: Numbers and Facts Don’t Lie

Gadi Adelman

The bias by the UN against the State of Israel is obvious, so why are so many states wanting to take up the last UN decision with the International Court of Justice?

Today’s Hot Topics

We choose, you peruse.

  1. U.S. economy created no job growth in August – First time since 1945 that government has reported net monthly job change of zero [MSNBC]

  2. Remnants of twin towers find role in London 9/11 memorial [WT]

  3. Jihadists plot to take over Libya [WT]

  4. Stagnant August Payrolls in U.S. Add to Signals of Renewed Recession Risk [BLOOMBERG]

  5. Pakistan Detains 3 Suspected Al Qaeda Members, Including Top Operative [FOX]

  6. Of family decline and the importance of traditions [HOT AIR]

  7. House GOP paints target on proposed union election rules [THE HILL]

  8. Post Office Could Default Unless Congress Acts [CBN]

  9. Muslim protesters “will make as much noise as possible” during 9/11 moment of silence [BLAZE]

  10. Academics dub tea partyers devout, racist [WT]

  11. FBI arrests prominent Democratic campaign treasurer [OC REGISTER]

  12. City worker jailed for stealing $10M from fund to identify 9/11 remains still holding on to cash [NYDN]

  13. New Fast and Furious details indicate gov’t cover-up, White House involvement [LAT]

Special Interest Racial Incitement at Its Peak

Frank Salvato

Right now, elites among the progressive left are fomenting racial and class divisions with their caustic comments and blatant incitement.

Nicholas Kristof’s Middle East Delusions

Mark Silverberg

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is wrong to suggest that the U.S. should support a Palestinian state, following the advice of the anti-Israel Jewish group J-Street.

The Love Affair is Over: Turkey Jilts Israel and Recalls Ambassador

Darlene Casella

Turkey was one of Israel’s few allies in the Muslim world. The alliance is now virtually dead, killed off by the Islamists in Turkey’s government.

Tea Party Express V: Black Activist Not Lynched!

Lloyd Marcus

Why do influential people deliberately lie to make out that the Tea Party is a hotbed of racism and bigotry?

9-11 Commission’s 10th Anniversary Report Advises Reorganization

Jim Kouri, CPP

Millions of taxpayer dollars are wasted each year by the DHS, and the nation’s security has been jeopardized, because of congressional bureaucracy.

Iranian News Agency Publishes List of U.S. Citizens and Lawmakers

Clare M. Lopez, W. Thomas Smith, Jr.

A biased report by a leftist U.S. think tank has been taken up by an Iranian Khomeinist news network, and used to create a blacklist of American critics of Islamism.

How the NYPD Gets Jihad Right

In a world of wishful thinkers, Commissioner Kelly is a realist.

Andrew McCarthy

New York’s police commissioner Ray Kelly has crafted an unparalleled counterterrorism strategy that, despite liberals’ criticism, keeps citizens safe.

Israel’s Terrible Choices

Alan Caruba

Israel has been a true democracy since its founding. Neither the Palestinian Authority, nor Hamas, has any intention of permitting true democracy for their own people.

Cliche-Based Foreign Policy

Caroline Glick

If Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s act is passed into law, the UN will have two years to enact reforms that would render a minimum of 80% of its budget financing voluntary.

The Apple Universe  

Steve Jobs may have contributed many great ideas to the tech world, but he hasn't given quite so generously when it comes to charitable organizations.


Steve Jobs’ ‘curious’ lack of public philanthropy

September 6, 2011, at 6:40 AMBill Gates and Warren Buffett make a point of giving away most of their wealth. Should the Apple founder be criticized for not doing the same?

Unemployed in America  

President Obama and several other politicians are unveiling job plans this month, and there's fierce debate about the best way to tackle the nation's nagging unemployment problem.


6 ways Washington could create jobs

September 5, 2011, at 8:36 AMAs the economy sputters, Americans are angry that lawmakers have done relatively little to actually create jobs. What should they be doing?



Philips Diamondclean Sonic Toothbrush


For those who have everything

September 5, 2011, at 8:28 AMPhilips unveils the first electric toothbrush that can be charged by a laptop — and more in our collection of bizarrely elite consumer products




Fall’s most anticipated films: A slideshow

September 5, 2011, at 7:09 AMGet ready for Ryan Gosling’s high-speed thriller, George Clooney’s political drama, and Robert Pattinson’s vampire sex scene

U.S. Opinion  

August jobs report


Weekend talking points: 7 top stories

September 2, 2011, at 6:06 PMWhat happened this week? Hurricane Irene provoked controversy. The economy floundered. And the nation’s leaders argued over their calendars


A Jamaican long jumper competing


The week’s best photojournalism

September 2, 2011, at 5:08 PMIn some of the week’s most stunning images, Muslims pray, Bangladeshi commuters brave crowded trains, and Chinese students exhibit formidable dental hygiene

The Abortion Battle  

Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed into law anti-abortion regulations that suggest he's not a "reasonable Republican," says Amanda Marcotte in the Guardian.


Rick Perry’s ‘abortion doctrine’: Humiliating women?

September 2, 2011, at 4:56 PMThe Texas governor, says the Guardian‘s Amanda Marcotte, continues to demonstrate an open hostility toward sex education, family planning, and women


War on Obesity  

Denny's new gargantuan sandwich: Innovating new ways to overfeed Americans.


Denny’s Mac ‘n Cheese Big Daddy Patty Melt: A ‘monstrosity’ of a meal?

September 2, 2011, at 4:31 PMThe behemoth sandwich boasts a hamburger patty, macaroni and cheese, a side of fries, 1,690 calories, and an eye-popping 99 grams of fat



"Apollo 18," about a space mission to the moon that goes horribly wrong, has provoked NASA's ire for not clearly promoting itself as fiction.


NASA vs. Apollo 18

September 2, 2011, at 4:18 PMThe space agency is none too thrilled about the new sci-fi thriller’s many conspiracy theories — or its attempt to pass off a fictional moon voyage as real



Tennis superstar Venus Williams dropped out of the U.S. Open this week due to an autoimmune disease that affects four million Americans.


Venus Williams: What is Sjögren’s syndrome?

September 2, 2011, at 3:37 PMA concise guide to the incurable autoimmune disease that afflicts the tennis superstar — and some 4 million other Americans


9/11 Tenth Anniversary  

A casual, orange sneaker-clad Linda Ellerbee hosts a news special on Nickelodeon to help explain the 9/11 attacks to kids.


Explaining 9/11 to kids: Did Nickelodeon succeed?

September 2, 2011, at 3:05 PMAs the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks draws near, the network attempts to clarify the harrowing details of the day in a way children will understand



Florida State Sen. Gary Siplin


Only in America

September 2, 2011, at 2:32 PMA lawmaker who wants Floridians to “pull your pants up” hands out 200 leather belts — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation


Parenting Controversies  

Taking the presumed benefits of "early-start" education to an extreme: A Chinese couple encourage their toddler to drive a car down busy streets while she gurgles to herself.


A toddler driving through traffic: The ‘shocking’ video

September 2, 2011, at 1:54 PMA Chinese preschooler weaves along a four-lane highway — as filmed by her strangely indulgent parents from the backseat


Barack Obama

House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama may have resolved their speech spat, but the whole issue has left both parties looking pretty petty.


Obama and ‘the great speech kerfuffle’: 5 lessons

September 2, 2011, at 1:36 PM

While the economy sputters, Washington fixates on the speech-scheduling spat between John Boehner and President Obama

Outrageous: NY Times Op-Ed Defends Sharia Law … in America

by Bruce Bawer

Behold the bemusing readiness to betray the very best of the West in order to placate the very worst in Islam.

The Silent Treatment: The Coward’s Way Out

by Belladonna Rogers

PJAdvice columnist Belladonna Rogers on breaking up like a man. Not for men only.

The Humpty Dumpty President’s Magic Words

by Dan Miller

In a scornful tone: “When I use a word… it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”

A Moron with a Computer Is Still a Moron

by David P. Goldman

Giving a laptop to every schoolkid in America doesn’t make them better students.

Nation Suffering from Obama-Induced Irregularity

by Tom Blumer

Very little is as it should be in Obamaland.

The War of 2012

by Myra Adams

The bicentennial of the second war with the British will be marked by a historic political campaign.

The Warmists Strike Back
Timothy Birdnow
Oppose the warmists, and they will enact punishment upon you. More

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