OPINION: Conservatives Lose on Health Care Mandate / How China is stealing America’s business secrets

February 17, 2012

Thank you, sir! May I have another?
Lauri B. Regan
As China continues to finance Obama’s disgraceful and irresponsible spending spree, what is the Debtor-in-Chief to do but bend over to that country’s future president and say, “Thank you, sir! May I have another?” More

Unions and Government: A Suicide Pact for Everyone
Jim Yardley
The relationship between the U.S. Department of Labor and the NLRB flies in the face of economic reality, although it does fit nicely with Obama’s re-election strategy. More

Conservatives Lose on Health Care Mandate
Jason Pappas
The recent Obama mandate for universal birth control gave the Republicans an opportunity to fight for individual liberty — and they missed it by a mile. More

Rationing our Rights
Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison
They said it would never lead to rationing. But rationing is already here. Under the latest assault by the Obama administration, they are rationing our rights. More


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China Rising

Hacked: How China is stealing America’s business secrets

Sen. John Kerry is fed up with China’s penchant for looting technology from U.S. businesses — up to $400 billion worth of data each year. When will it stop?

The Apple Universe  

Apple's OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, coming this summer, will feature improved security and iMessages.


Mountain Lion: Apple’s ‘iPad-like’ new Mac OS

February 16, 2012, at 6:35 PMThe first upgrade to the popular Lion operating system will bring even more of the iPhone and iPad’s most popular features to the Mac

The Gingrich Campaign  

In a new poll, 63 percent of Americans view Newt Gingrich negatively, compared to just 25 percent who see him in a positive light.


Why Newt Gingrich is ‘the most disliked politician in America’

February 16, 2012, at 6:22 PMThe struggling GOP presidential candidate’s approval ratings continue to dive. What do voters have against Newt?


U.S. Opinion  

Fans of "The Colbert Report" will have to be satisfied with reruns until host Stephen Colbert returns from an unplanned hiatus.


Good day, bad day: February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012, at 5:44 PMA CNN producer wins the lottery for the second time, while Colbert fans are left hanging — and more winners and losers of today’s news cycle


Jeremy Lin and 7 other surprising sports sensations


Jeremy Lin and 6 other surprise sports sensations

February 16, 2012, at 4:20 PMThe Harvard-educated star of the 2012 NBA season is hardly the first great talent to fly under the sporting world’s radar

China Rising  

Chinese gamers at an internet cafe: Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) says Chinese hackers are illegally stealing business secrets from American firms.


Hacked: How China is stealing America’s business secrets

February 16, 2012, at 3:52 PMSen. John Kerry is fed up with China’s penchant for looting technology from U.S. businesses — up to $400 billion worth of data each year. When will it stop?


Mysteries of Space  

An illustration of the CleanSpace One satellite: Is it too expensive and inefficient to offer a real solution to the space junk problem?


The ‘janitor satellite’ that cleans up space junk

February 16, 2012, at 3:22 PMOver 500,000 pieces of dangerous debris are flying around Earth, but a new initiative could help reduce the threat

Europe’s Economic Crisis  

Protesters in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens during clashes with riot police: A Greek default could be as painful for the global economy as Lehman Brothers' 2008 collapse.


Can Europe survive a Greek debt default?

February 16, 2012, at 2:42 PMSkeptics worry that a new $171 billion bailout won’t solve Greece’s financial woes — and that Athens will inevitably fail to pay its bills


Words with Friends


Stats of our lives

February 16, 2012, at 2:30 PMHow the Scrabble-like smartphone game Words With Friends can lead to sexual benefits — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures


NBC gambles on a straight-to-series drama based on the cannibal serial killer Hannibal Lecter.


Is Hannibal a risky series for NBC?

February 16, 2012, at 2:00 PMThe peacock network is skipping the pilot stage and giving a rare straight-to-series order for a new drama based on the iconic cannibal serial killer

John Louis Esposito for the Defense (of an Alleged Would-be Terrorist)
Stephen Schwartz
Professor John Louis Esposito of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. has found a second calling — as a court expert in the trials of accused Muslim radicals. More

Beware the ObamaCare Win-Win
Randall Smith
The cold calculus behind the contraceptive mandate on religious organizations. More


UN General Assembly calls for Assad to step down
February 17, 2012
What good is it? Not much, but it establishes a record for the world to see. More

A whale of a campaign plan
February 17, 2012
Codename “Narwhal,” the Obama campaign has gathered mountains of data on millions of citizens in order to manipulate the voter. More

The care of children
February 16, 2012
At least 10 Palestinian children and a teacher were killed in a horrific traffic accident between a school bus and a truck north of Jerusalem earlier today. More

School Lunches and Tyranny
February 16, 2012
An odd combination of themes in the title, don’t you think? Yet, that is exactly what is at play at West Hoke Elementary School in the town of Raeford, North Carolina More


The Rise and Fall of Baltasar Garzón

by Soeren Kern

The global Left has been deprived of one of its most ambitious legal activists.

Why Multiculturalism Is Racism

by Phyllis Chesler

“The worm inside the doctrine of multiculturalism is the lie that all cultures are worthy of equal respect and equally embracing of individual freedom and democracy.” – Dr. Salim Mansur

The Life of Ants

by Richard Fernandez

The number of minions who must daily toil in this seething mess to discern and implement their Master’s Will is enormous.

Liberals, Minorities Fleeing Egypt, ‘Arab Spring’

by Barry Rubin

Obama considers $800M in aid to the coming regime which has locals fleeing for their lives.

Welcome to Orange County, Mr. President

by Bridget Johnson

Obama greeted by skunk-wielding protesters on Southern California fundraising swing.

The Advancement of the Toxic Totalitarian Nanny State

by Rand Simberg

A 4-year old girl’s home-brought lunch is confiscated for being “unhealthy.”

Was the Father of the A-Bomb a Communist and Soviet Spy?

by Ron Radosh

The Truth about J. Robert Oppenheimer.

Obama’s Syria Policy: Shameful, Humiliating, Embarrassing

by Michael Ledeen

We will not support fighting against Bashar Assad. With one caveat: if Assad says it’s ok, then we might do it. (Really.)

Coitus welfare
February 16, 2012
Our country is going to hell in a hand basket and what is the federal government focused on? Coitus welfare. It might be funny if it weren’t true. More

Wash. Post assigns more credibility to Iran than to Israel
February 16, 2012
In giving Iran the benefit of the doubt, The WaPo stumbles onto actual evidence that ought to be fairly conclusive that Tehran was behind the bomb attacks in Georgia, India, and Thailand. More

Will Greek government follow through with austerity program?
February 16, 2012
They have yet to reach a budget target they have set. And elections loom. More

Jobless claims at 4 year low
February 16, 2012
Improving, but still a long way to go. More

If Only I were More Like Dana Loesch
February 16, 2012
Sometimes the response to a column can be more illuminating than the original essay More

Obama mulls unilateral disarmament of strategic nukes
February 16, 2012
It seems foolhardy to trust our security to the good graces of our potential adversaries. More

Iran helping AQ plot attacks
February 16, 2012
B-b-b-b-b-ut don’t Sunnis and Shias hate each other? More


. WHAT WOULD CLINT EASTWOOD DO? Regarding the nation’s purpose, Clint Eastwood and Barack Obama couldn’t be further apart.
2. VIDEO: WH Budget Director Contradicts Administration, Admits ObamaCare ‘Fees’ are Not Taxes… RUSH: Budget Director says, “No, it’s not a tax.” But yet the administration is arguing before the Supreme Court that it is a tax and that’s what makes it constitutional!”
3. Millions of Dead Voters, Brought to You By Eric Holder – (J. Christian Adams)
4. Obama’s Mideast Chickens Come Home to Roost in Egypt
5. VIDEO & ARTICLE: Oliver Stone’s Son, Defender of Ahmadinejad, Converts to Islam
6. VIDEO: Egyptian Dissident Warns of Brotherhood’s Rise – “Muslim Brotherhood is the terrorist mother ship for Hamas, for al Qaeda, and for many other Islamic terror groups in the Middle East.”

7. VIDEO: Public High School Student Bolts Choir Rather Than Sing Song Praising “Allah”
8. SATIRE VIDEO: NewsBusted (Feb. 15, 2012) Obama vs. Catholics, Valentine’s Day, CPAC Event, Indiana Becomes Right to Work State
9. VIDEO: Rick Santelli in 60 Seconds Describes Difference Between Tea Party and Occupy Movement
10. VIDEO: WI Teachers Union Illegally Protests In Rotunda, Capitol Police Do Nothing…Did Police Chief Cut Secret Capitol Access Deal with Protesters?

When Did Honesty Become Optional?

Frank Salvato

Somewhere along the line, the art of employing political spin gave way to the blatant lie, and never before has it been as evident as it is today.

Interpol: Shariah’s Police?

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.

If Interpol is now being used, in effect, to enforce shariah blasphemy laws, it is not just somebody else’s problem. It is ours.

Hope, Change, and Reality

Tom McLaughlin

When the lead dog weakens, fighting occurs until a new one emerges. America is led by a weak dog. Expect America to be challenged. It’s already starting and will escalate this year.

Today’s Hot Topics

We choose, you peruse.

  1. Obama Nuclear Weapons Plan ‘Downright Scary’ – U.S. back to levels not seen since 1950 [NEWS MAX]

  2. Tampa Parents Rip School for Letting Controversial Muslim Group Speak to Students [FOX]

  3. Big Sis and DHS Stop 13,000 ‘Unsafe Hair Dryers’ at Border [WASHINGTON EXAMINER]

  4. Education Department deploys ‘mystery shoppers’ to check for fraud [WT]

  5. 25 million tons of tsunami debris floating toward U.S. shores [FOX]

  6. Federal funds flow to clean-energy firms with Obama administration ties [WA PO]

  7. NBC Pushed High Gas Prices Under Bush, Now Worried They Would ‘Crush’ Economy Under Obama [NEWS BUSTERS]

  8. Iran strengthening ties with al–Qaeda [TELEGRAPH]

  9. Sebelius Didn’t Consult Bishops on Contraception Deal [WSJ]

Why Do Westerners Kiss Syrian Dictator Assad’s Ass?

Dr. Michael Ledeen

So they are eager to get close to Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. They want to be his consiglieri. They love to be in his presence, both because he emanates power — the power they crave — and because just being there gives them the chance to guide his actions, even if only for a few minutes.

Far-left Protest for Al-Jazeera Flops in Philly

Cliff Kincaid

The Philadelphia demonstration was organized by the little-known Rethink Press, a group that boasts a “partnership” relationship with the George Soros-funded Free Press. Al-Jazeera officials openly encouraged the protests through the website Meetup.

Taxing Medical Progress to Death

Michelle Malkin

The medical innovation death tax will cut payrolls by the thousands, cut R and D and pass on costs to patients. Is the Obama administration guilty of medical malpractice?

Islamic Rules for Radicals

Edward Cline

What mattered to Saul Alinsky was not who acquired power, just as long as the “system” was targeted, isolated, polarized – and destroyed. Too bad there are so many Alinsky devotees in this Administration.

Tragedy Unfolding in Europe – Is U.S. Media Trying to Ignore It?

Robert W. Felix

It’s “global warming” according to Al Gore and supporters in the mainstream media. But record-breaking snowfalls, frigid temperatures and thousands dead throughout Europe say otherwise.

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