OPINIONS: Thuggery in the Wisconsin Union Battle

September 8, 2011

Green Pigs Don’t Fly
Jeffrey Folks
Green jobs are at the heart of President Obama’s domestic agenda because green pork results in donations to the Democratic Party. More

America’s Culture of Unpreparedness

James Carafano, PhD

The vast majority of Americans still pay little attention to preparedness for a terrorist attack.

Where Are We, Ten Years After 9/11?

Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Unfortunately, our government is pursuing policies that can only encourage those who aspire to do us harm to redouble their efforts.

U.S. Muslim Outreach … in Sangin

Diana West

With American forces doing Muslim outreach in Afghanistan, why is there an emphasis on Muslims not harming each other, rather than not harming anyone, such as Americans?

Muslim Persecution of Christians: August, 2011

Raymond Ibrahim

Last month while useful idiots at the Center for American Progress bleated on about U.S. Islamophobia, there were globally numerous atrocious attacks by Muslims upon Christians…

Today’s Hot Topics

We choose, you peruse.

  1. Report Shows Spike in Homegrown Terror Cases [FOX]

  2. AG Holder Denies Prior Knowledge of ‘Fast and Furious’ [REUTERS]‎

  3. 10 Years Later, Post-9/11 Aviation Security Debate Centered on Privacy vs. Protection [FOX]

  4. Tax Buried In Obamacare Will Kill 43,000 Jobs [DAILY CALLER]

  5. Gibson Guitar CEO to Join Blackburn for Obama Address [MEMPHIS DAILY]

  6. Pentagon raises security levels at all military installations on eve of 9/11 anniversary [WA PO]

  7. US falls to 5th in global competitiveness – Huge deficits and lack of faith in government push nation down the list [MSNBC]

  8. Criticism of Bloomberg’s 9/11 Clergy Ban Grows [CBN]

  9. Briefcase bomb kills 11 in India’s capital [WT]

  10. Defending America: Operation Noble Eagle [FOX]

Justice Department Attacks Prayerful Protests

J. Christian Adams

Even though he does not interfere with an abortion center’s clients, a 79 year old protester has been banned by the Attorney General from expressing his protests.

Staying Focused

September 11th in the Present, Looking Back

Patrick Dunleavy

The 9/11 Commission Report stated; “the enemy is not just terrorism. It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism.” Have we lost sight of what created the outrage of 9/11?

The Mullahs Ruling Iran Are Not Iranians

Amil Imani

The Islamist mullahs and their mercenaries presently ruling Iran are not Iranians. They are Islamofascists who have betrayed their magnificent heritage.

No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

Tom McLaughlin

Forty percent of Americans are hugely dependent on government and forty-seven percent of Americans pay no federal income tax. Is this why America is in a financial crisis?

Is Al Qaeda Really ‘On the Ropes’?

Peter Brookes

When the White House counterterrorism boss says Al Qaeda is “on the slide” and “on the ropes” is he stating objective facts, or merely expressing wishful thinking?

Report Card on the 9/11 Commission’s Recommendations

Overall Grade: D+

Peter Gadiel, Patrick Dunleavy

Family Security Matters and 9/11 Families for a Secure America check key recommendations from the 9/11 Commission to see if they have been implemented. The news is not good.

9 11 – Tenth Anniversary Approaches

Adrian Morgan, The Editor

Family Security Matters announces a new video to commemorate the upcoming anniversary of 9 11, and we invite readers to submit their own personal opinions of 9 11.

Amateur Hour at the White House
John Stapleton
The president’s 2012 ship is sinking fast. More

Battleground Poll: Is the Conservative Movement Losing Momentum?
Bruce Walker
Why has the widely respected bipartisan Battleground Poll shown a downturn in the number of Americans calling themselves conservatives? More

Sailing into Uncharted Waters with Obama at the Helm
Whitson G. Waldo, III
Obama has not set the country up well for another downturn, whether it’s one that sinks slowly into recession or jolted downward by European meltdown. More

The Watermelon Regime’s Pay-to-Play Way
Gary Jason
Green on the outside, red on the inside, and rewarding its friends. More

When Al Jazeera Comes to Town
William Sullivan
A reporter from Al Jazeera named Gabriel Elizondo wanted to watch a high school football game in Texas… More

Thuggery in the Wisconsin Union Battle
Gary Larson
Resistance to union reform in Wisconsin has descended to the level of outright thuggery. More


The Five Biggest Reasons Republicans Keep Losing the Propaganda War

by Kyle-Anne Shiver

Ask yourself: when was the last time you freely discussed any conservative view with friends at work, or on campus, or in public — without hedging your every word?

Why It’s not Smart to Challenge Americans

by Michael Ledeen

Osama bin Laden believed that 9/11 would bring us down, but instead it took us to a war that defeated him.

A Point in Time: An Interview with David Horowitz

by Mark Tapson

“Our quests for happiness, for fame, and especially for a ‘better world’ are efforts to distract ourselves from the fact that our lives are meaningless.”

Drunkblogging the GOP Presidential Debate

by Stephen Green

Our friendly neighborhood Vodkapundit braces himself for tonight’s GOP debate with cocktails—lots and lots of cocktails—in hand. (And don’t miss Roger L. Simon “Tatling from the Reagan Library“)

How the Hijackers Changed American Culture

by David P. Goldman

In the 1960s, Americans thought they understood what they most feared; today they appear to fear most what they cannot understand.

Urban Gun Buyback Targets Nerf Guns
September 8, 2011
From the “They can’t really be this stupid – can they?” category More

Nobody messes with the Packers – not even Obama
September 8, 2011
NBC affiliate drops the president in favor of Packers pre-game coverage. More

Thousands of surface to air missiles stolen in Libya
September 8, 2011
“They could turn all of North Africa into a no-fly zone.” More

How to be a good dhimmi
September 7, 2011
In case you needed advice. More

NY Times erases Arab aggression from the Green Line’s history
September 7, 2011
As far as the Times is concerned, everybody else’s rules don’t apply to the Jewish state. More

Herbert Meyer on the air
September 7, 2011
Herbert Meyer will be a guest on the Andy Dean Show, heard on Americanradio.com, and on Sirius XM Channel 168 at 3:15 PM PDT. More

Environmentalists self-destructing
September 7, 2011
When your political movement conjures up images of trendy, self absorbed people spending obscene amounts of money on exotic produce, you should know that you are going to lose influence with people trying to make ends meet More

Solyndra insiders get a second bite out of the taxpayers
September 7, 2011
The friends of Barry O get a return on their investment. Obama’s newest crony: a Walton. More

Energy Sec. Chu’s office declares Solyndra a success
September 7, 2011
A powerful argument for keeping academics out of policy positions. More

When ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ actually means life or death
September 7, 2011
Gays in Iran hung for sodomy. More

Obama’s failure – by the numbers
September 7, 2011
Slow growth, no growth – no hope. More

And the star of the new Palestinian statehood commercial is…Barack Obama!
September 7, 2011
Who’s anti-Israel? More


"Contagion," starring Kate Winslet may be a fictionalized thriller, but the deadly fake virus could have a very real existence in our globalized world.


Could Contagion really happen?

September 8, 2011, at 7:15 AMSteven Soderbergh’s thriller depicts a deadly pandemic that threatens the globe — a harrowing story line that’s more realistic than moviegoers might think

9/11 Tenth Anniversary  

The artifacts of 9/11: A slideshow


The artifacts of 9/11: A slideshow

September 7, 2011, at 6:30 PMEveryday items exhibited across the country are made extraordinary because of where they came from

9/11 Tenth Anniversary  

In Wednesday night's season finale, characters from FX's "Rescue Me" commemorate their fellow firefighters who died during the 9/11 attacks.


5 ways Rescue Me succeeded in handling 9/11 on TV

September 7, 2011, at 4:15 PMThe New York firefighter drama ends Wednesday night, after seven seasons of capturing the complicated aftermath of our national tragedy

2012 Elections  

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is running for Senate, and some commentators believe she could become the first openly gay politician to score a seat in that legislative chamber.


Can Tammy Baldwin become America’s first openly gay senator?

September 7, 2011, at 4:02 PMThe first out-of-the-closet lesbian elected to Congress is now running for one of Wisconsin’s Senate seats

Union Showdowns  

David Frum


David Frum: What a union ‘take out’ looks like

September 7, 2011, at 3:40 PMWhen the Teamsters’ James Hoffa says he wants to “take out” the Tea Party, what exactly does he mean? A 2003 labor settlement offers some clues


America’s Education Challenge  

Manhattan's Trinity School's kindergarten class has only 62 seats available this year, 45 of which were automatically reserved for children of alumni and staff, and siblings of current students.


A kindergarten more competitive than Harvard: By the numbers

September 7, 2011, at 3:26 PMFamilies hoping to enroll their kids in New York’s prestigious Trinity School should brace themselves: Only 2.4 percent of its tiny applicants are admitted

Fast Food, USA  

Taco Bell and sister brands KFC and Pizza Hut want government permission to accept food stamps in what critics say would amount to government-subsidized obesity.


Should food stamps be redeemable at Taco Bell?

September 7, 2011, at 2:57 PMFast-food chains are lobbying the government for permission to accept food stamps. Not on your life, say anti-obesity advocates


Iraq War  

A Kurdish soldier with U.S. troops during a patrol in Kirkuk, Iraq: President Obama reportedly wants to reduce American troop levels in Iraq to just 3,000 by year's end.


Obama’s Iraq drawdown: Too soon?

September 7, 2011, at 2:22 PMThe president reportedly worries military leaders by planning deeper and faster troop reductions than commanders recommend



Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz was canned this week, after the struggling internet company tried to regain its competitive edge and solve its identity problem once and for all.


Why Yahoo fired CEO Carol Bartz: 4 theories

September 7, 2011, at 2:03 PMWith investors and employees unhappy, and Google and Facebook roaring ahead, Yahoo’s chairman breaks up with Bartz over the phone


War on Obesity  

Getting to the gym can be hard, and new research suggests that certain genes need to be "exercised" to keep you motivated.


Too lazy to work out: Blame your genes?

September 7, 2011, at 1:53 PMCanadian researchers believe they have pinpointed a gene that differentiates gym rats from couch potatoes

Israel vs. The Palestinians  

The Turkish vessel Mavi Marmara after a deadly raid by Israeli soldiers in May 2010: In a new report, the U.N. largely exonerates Israel for the assault.


Turkey vs. Israel: An irreparable rift?

September 7, 2011, at 12:58 PMAfter the United Nations deems Israel’s Gaza blockade legal, a diplomatic feud breaks out over Turkey’s demand for an apology

Parenting Controversies  

Some commentators are arguing that sperm banks should consider new regulations and limits on donations.


The sperm donor with 150 kids

September 7, 2011, at 12:12 PMCynthia Daily had a child with a sperm donor, then discovered that her kid had at least 150 half-siblings — and a range of potential medical and emotional risks


Dow Ups and Downs  

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday morning: Bracing for another September of Doom?


The stock market’s history of September swoons: By the numbers

September 7, 2011, at 11:47 AMThis month is notoriously the worst for stocks. And once again, we’re off to a lousy start


Groupon's deal on college courses


Only in America

September 7, 2011, at 11:34 AMGroupon offers a 60 percent discount on college tuition — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

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