OPINION: “The policies of this administration are getting our soldiers killed.”

October 29, 2012







by Roger L Simon

If the worst aspects of Benghazi are conclusively proven to be true, Benedict Arnold may prove to be a piker in comparison.


Just When Was Obama Born?
Don Wilkie
The tapestry of carefully managed statements by several apparent witnesses to Barack Obama’s infancy is starting to unravel. More

Glorious Leader Gap
John Drew
I believe I have the personal experience and training needed to verify the gist of Donald Trump’s concerns on Barack Obama’s college transcripts: I can confirm that Obama is an affirmative action president. More

Obama and the Liberal Conceits
Christopher Chantrill
In four short years, President Obama has demolished his party’s once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a durable liberal majority. The conceits he shares with the liberal ruling class are the reason why. More

In Their Own Words: Obama’s Effect on Military Families
Elise Cooper
“The policies of this administration are getting our soldiers killed.” More

Real Leaders Don’t Promote Dependency
Rabbi Aryeh Spero
That which is intrinsically moral uplifts and builds; that which is emoted from feel-good sentiments alone often weakens the individual and results in catastrophic dependency. More

The Arab Spring and Israel
Michael Curtis
In the Middle East, the path to modernity has not been followed; indeed, the reverse has happened, with a greater prominence of religious doctrine and the fragmentation of some of the Arab states. More

‘Chain of Fools’ (OH LIBERAL)


Why Is Obama so Nasty and Vulgar?

by Michael Ledeen

I think he’s cracking, and the inner nastiness and vulgarity are on display.

Why Economic Development Alone Cannot Fix Middle East

by Barry Rubin

The claim that turmoil will end by bringing the region into the first world is a myth.

Would Obama Incite Civil Unrest to Win?
Daren Jonescu
One can hardly be blamed for wondering. Worse yet, we know the answer. He is already doing it. More

Debasing the Presidency
Ed Lasky
Critics are harping that Barack Obama is running a campaign that in its coarseness, smallness, and pettiness marks a new low in American politics. Why are they so outraged? He has behaved this way ever since he moved into the Oval Office. More

Mission Accomplished: Obama Gets Americans Killed to Kill the Constitution
Stella Paul
Obama’s signature style is to foment bloody anti-American chaos abroad that justifies ditching the Constitution at home. More

Obama’s Going to Lose…but Not Because He’s Black
The Drive-By Pundit
The left is already beginning to point fingers at those they believe are responsible for what is shaping up to be a decisive rout in the making for President Obama and the Democrats on Election Day. More

Is the Obama Machine Running Out of Steam?
Paul Shlichta
The Obama machine resembles a leaky engine that has lost some of its original efficiency but is still functioning. More

Soft Bigotry of Campaign Expectations
Cindy Simpson
We’ve become such good sports at accepting low expectations for Democrat campaigning, and unrealistically high ones for Republicans, that any Republican’s misstep is immediately pounced upon as hypocrisy, ignorance, or hate. More

Benghazi coverage reveals we are all unprotected
October 29, 2012
There are four scandals stemming from the murders in Benghazi, and the mainstream media’s reluctance to cover them reveals a threat to us all. More

More signs Minnesota moving toward Romney
October 30, 2012
A state that hasn’t voted Republican since Nixon’s 49 state sweep apparently has been made competitive for Repubicans by Barack Obama’s presidency. More

While Others Seek Shelter…
October 30, 2012
We, as a nation, owe these guardians of that hallowed tomb a great debt, as they serve under the most adverse of conditions, such as now, during this monster hurricane, to fulfill this nation’s debt to our unknown dead. More

The Fall of the House of Soetero
October 30, 2012
For the impiety of having navigated our ship’s compass bearing with the constellation of the sinister Crescent and Star while having offered our holy fire to false and venal gods, we duly witness with fear and trembling the tragic end of our Sun King. More

Last Chance to Get Your Absentee Ballot!
October 30, 2012
Want to do something good for your military today? Preserve our rights as citizens and help us vote no matter where we are. More

‘The Panetta Doctrine?’ Americans on their own if attacked
October 29, 2012
Doesn’t pass the smell test. More

Natural Disasters

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The latest tweets on Hurricane Sandy

October 28, 2012, at 7:13 PMReal-time, unfiltered commentary from the world at large

From our partners at SLATE

A network of Chicago charter schools is trying to develop conscientious students by fining them for certain behaviors, from untied shoelaces to untucked shirts.


How we can make middle school less terrible

October 28, 2012, at 3:00 PMEveryone hates middle school, say Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen at Slate. Thankfully, this crucial, oft-ignored part of your kids’ education is getting a makeover


For those who have everything: iRobot Looj 330


For those who have everything

October 28, 2012, at 2:47 PMA robotic helper that cleans leaves and dirt out of your gutter — and more in our collection of bizarrely elite consumer products

U.S. Opinion

The legend of vampires originated during the 10th century in Slavic Europe.


New England’s vampire panic

October 28, 2012, at 12:06 PMIn 19th-century Rhode Island, says Abigail Tucker, farmers began digging up graves in search of vampires

World Opinion

Motorists head north on the Loop Parkway in Lido Beach, N.Y., as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Oct. 27.


10 things you need to know today: October 28, 2012

October 28, 2012, at 10:37 AMSandy will make landfall in the U.S., the Des Moines Register endorses Romney, and more in our roundup of the stories that are making news and driving opinion


Matt K. Lewis


Matt K. Lewis: The incredible rise of Robert Griffin III

October 28, 2012, at 9:20 AMPresidential election? What presidential election? What Washingtonians are really buzzing about is the Redskins’ electrifying rookie QB


The week’s best of the internet

October 27, 2012, at 3:00 PM This week, the internet provided a useless but completely addictive website devoted to bouncing cats. The 9 best memes, videos, gifs, and games to emerge from the great digital playground — from a Breaking Bad-Taylor Swift parody to strangely addictive bouncing cats


Only in America #1


Only in America

October 27, 2012, at 2:30 PMFlorida prisoners sue for access to dental floss — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation


The earliest circumcisions date back to around 2400 B.C.


To circumcise, or not to circumcise?

October 27, 2012, at 2:15 PMA practice that’s been a religious obligation for millennia is now in dispute. Is circumcision “mutilation?”


From our partners at SLATE

Online retail giant Amazon is reportedly planning to open a high-end, Apple-like store in Seattle to show off its growing line of Kindle products and accessories.


Amazon: A black hole threatening to devour corporate America?

October 27, 2012, at 10:45 AMIncredibly, Wall Street seems on board with an Amazon business strategy that doesn’t require the company to actually make profits, says Matthew Yglesias at Slate


David Denby, film critic and staff writer at The New Yorker, is worried about the future of film: His new book is titled, Do the Movies Have a Future?


David Denby’s 6 favorite books

October 27, 2012, at 10:30 AM

The veteran New Yorker film critic recommends Tolstoy, Sontag, and Roth

Nigeria: Muslim commits mass murder with jihad/martyrdom bomb at Catholic Church

What story will the media focus on?

Our newly expanded ad campaign is going up on 100 NYC bus tails tomorrow. Below is one of the series. The enemedia and Islamic supremacists and their apologists will criticize and condemn my ad, smear and defame my work, and destroy my good name while ignoring the relentless jihadi slaughter. The sanction of evil. It’s monstrous.


Will the Islamophobia never end? Eid mubarak in Nigeria: “Suicide bomber hits north Nigeria Catholic church,” by Godwin Attah and Jon Gambrell for the Associated Press, October 28 (thanks to Izuchukwu):

KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives Sunday at a Catholic church holding Mass in northern Nigeria, injuring a number of worshippers and killing several people, officials and witnesses said.The attack happened in the Malali neighborhood of Kaduna, a city on the dividing line between Nigeria’s largely Christian south and Muslim north where religious rioting has killed hundreds in recent years. The car tried to force its way past the gate at St. Rita’s Catholic church just before it exploded, witnesses at the church said.

Yushua Shuaib, a spokesman for Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency, also said initial information suggested the attack was by a suicide bomber in a car. He said “a number of casualties” had been taken to local hospitals, but could not give a specific number. Saidu Adamu, a spokesman for Kaduna state government, said it appeared some people had been killed, but officials still were uncertain how many died….

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes as the Muslims in the nation are celebrating the Eid al-Adha holiday in Nigeria. In recent days, rumors have circulated that the radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram, which is responsible for hundreds of killings this year alone, might try to launch an attack during the holiday. The sect has demanded the release of all its captive members and has called for strict Shariah law to be implemented across the entire country. However, the group, which speaks to journalists in telephone conference calls at times of its choosing, could not be immediately reached for comment….


US ECONOMIC SWEEP: GDP, Presidential Elections
Prof. Peter Morici – 10/27/2012
I. Third Quarter GDP Indicates Little Hope for Better Times

David’s Sling; Is It Broken? Israel can become a price for resetting relations with Arabs
Alexander Maistrovoy – 10/27/2012
Henry Kissinger’s recent statement, that in 10 years Israel will cease to exist, borders with senile. Although one of his staff members denied it, Cindy Adams from New York Post insisted: “Reported to me, Henry Kissinger has stated – and I quote the statement word for word: ‘In 10 years, there will be no more Israel ‘”.

Australia’s Look West Policy towards India
Sudhanshu Tripathi – 10/27/2012
A new beginning as being observed in the India-Australia relations by the recent visit of the Australian Prime Minister to India may prove to be a land mark achievement to not only their own development, security and prosperity but also for the peace and security of the entire East, given the rising expansionist ambitions of China. Hence, it ought to be a crucial component of Australia’s strategic Look West Policy and also that of India’s Look East Policy.

Encyclopedia Britannica 2013 Ultimate DVD and Britannica Online
Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. – 10/19/2012

The Encyclopedia Britannica has long been much more than a venerable print reference work. More than a decade ago it pioneered a freemium website (some content free, other content behind a pay wall). This has now flourished into a comprehensive walled garden of knowledge. Additionally, the Britannica publishes books and DVDs about specific topics and issues (the venerable flagship print encyclopedia had been discontinued in 2012.) These are the best primers and introductions available to a host of fields and areas, from history to science. Add to these the Britannica newly-mint…

NIGERIAN SWEEP Osobgo, Jonathan, Generations
Prof. Dr Anthony A Kila – 10/19/2012
I. Made in Osogbo for Nigeria

It is a common practice amongst social scientists and political philosophers that occupy themselves with the thought of how best to manage or improve their countries and world to seek and study model places that they could use as examples to embody their ideas, and to convince those that should care about what to aspire, to become. Nowhere is perfect, hence, models are hard to find.

Thinkers are therefore, forced to find their models in three ways: mostly by digging into the past, sometimes by cutting and pasting pieces from various states or even…

What to Expect if Obama, Romney Win
Prof. Peter Morici – 10/19/2012
The presidential debates have clearly established what Americans may expect from an Obama second term or a Romney Administration.

Friction, Efficiency, and Volatility in Financial Markets
Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. – 10/16/2012
It is an open question whether frictionless markets are more efficient. Traders and investors need time to digest new information; incorporate it in models and theories regarding the markets and specific securities; map out the full implications of recent developments; and decide how to act. We call this time lapse “friction” and it guarantees that players and agents act more or less rationally and consistently. In a frictionless market, panics, crashes, and bubbles are far more likely, rendering it less efficient, not more so.

Wake Up: Reject the Two-Party Plutocracy
Joel S. Hirschhorn – 10/16/2012
Here we go again. Millions of Americans will soon vote for either the Republican or Democratic presidential candidate not because they deeply believe that he is absolutely the best possible president the country needs and can have. No, they will know that they are compromising and choosing the lesser of two evils, mainly because most people know that both major parties and their candidates stink. The lesser evil is still a loser.


Prepare for Shock-and-Awe White Guilt
October 29, 2012
White America: while you meant well in ’08, the wrong person won. Let’s get our country back on track. More

  • Obama’s Greatest Foreign Policy Error


    The Arab Spring was to the Middle East what the betrayal of Czechoslovakia to the Nazis and the betrayal of the rest of Eastern Europe to the Communists was to 20th Century European history.

  • A German Victory for Free Speech


    Despite this victory for free speech with respect to Islam, briefs submitted by Geus’ defense lawyers and a public declaration by a German Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) highlight various long-term issues still seeking ultimate resolution.

  • The President and Challenger Tangle on Foreign Policy


    When President Obama had his first security briefing when he was sworn into office, his hair began to turn to gray.

  • ‘Sharia Killed Ambassador Chris Stevens’


    We now know the administration knew, in real time, while the Benghazi attack was happening on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 atrocities, that Ansar al-Sharia had claimed responsibility for what was obviously a coordinated pre-planned attack.

  • Hurricane Sandy: PREPARE!

    Once the hurricane hits and once the electricity goes out, you’ll be thrown back in time. Here are some helpful hints if you are in the Hurricane’s path.

  • For Iran, No Red Line Means Green Light


    On Sept. 17, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the United Nations that the world must draw a clear “red line” around the Iranian nuclear weapons program, and tell the Tehran regime that if that line is crossed, war will ensue.

  • Poverty Nation


    Lyndon B. Johnson is likely recalled less for his “War on Poverty”, a classic, liberal government program that to this day has not eliminated poverty in America.

  • Perverse Environmentalist Oil Sands Ethics


    The duplicity and hypocrisy of environmental pressure groups seem to be matched only by their consummate skill at manipulating public opinion, amassing political power, securing taxpayer-funded government grants, and persuading people to send them money and invest in “ethical” stock funds.

  • A NATIONAL DISGRACE – NO report on Libya on any major news site – except FOX and The Blaze and Drudge

    A NATIONAL DISGRACE – NO report on Libya on any major news site – except FOX and The Blaze and Drudge


    breaking news light

    How would you feel if it were YOUR family member who asked for military intervention three times but were denied it by this Administration – and then were slaughtered?

  • Congress Demands Answers on Anti-Israel Muslim Delegate: Why did the Administration select Salam al-Marayati to represent the U.S.?

    Members of Congress are demanding to know why the State Department selected a prominent anti-Israel Muslim leader to represent the U.S. at a recent human rights conference in Warsaw, Poland.

  • Muslim Violence is Our New Law


    Currently large numbers of people are willing to kill over the idea that Islam is the supreme religion, that Mohammed is a deity whom all mankind should respect and that the infidels living in the suburban sprawl of a thoroughly explored continent should accept that or die.

  • Why Communism Works and Socialism Does Not
    October 29, 2012
    Socialism is not a bridge to communism. It will never get us there. On the contrary, it is a dead end, or worse, a road that leads off the edge of a cliff. More

    Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama: Hawk vs. Hawk
    Benjamin H. Friedman in US News & World Report.

    Disappointing Debates
    Michael D. Tanner in National Review (Online).

    The Conformative Liberal Media
    October 29, 2012
    Money talks. It confirms and sponsors activities deemed worthy of investment and return. Ironically, it may be capitalism itself that leads to the rejection and consequently the decline of the liberal media. More

    Election Impact: Supreme Court Justice Nominations and Roe vs. Wade
    October 29, 2012
    Do we want more Supreme Court justices willing to destroy American potential by the millions of people? More

    Issa Benghazi Transcript
    October 28, 2012
    An online link to a complete transcript of Congressman Darrell Issa’s Benghazi hearings. More

    Minnesota in play?
    October 28, 2012
    The notoriously biased Minnesota poll commissioned by the Minneapolis StarTribune has Romney within the margin of error. More

    Having your Soldiers’ Back
    October 28, 2012
    Support for our troops means more than yellow ribbons, prayers and “gestures of kindness” to the families. More

    How badly has Benghazi hurt the president?
    October 28, 2012
    President’s approval numbers plummeting. More

    Why Obama should not receive a second term: Reason #86
    October 28, 2012
    Wanted to reestablish full diplomatic relations with Iran in 2009. More

    Obama did not deny request for assistance from Benghazi diplomats says aide
    October 28, 2012
    Who’s in charge? More

    Condolence, Then and Now
    October 28, 2012
    How have we gone from this, to this? More


    October 29, 2012

    The Libertarian Vote: Swing Voters, Tea Parties, and the Fiscally Conservative, Socially Liberal Center

    The dominating theme of political commentary over the past decade has been that we are a nation divided – polarized, red vs. blue, liberal vs. conservative. But millions of American voters don’t fit neatly into liberal and conservative boxes. In their new ebook, David Boaz, David Kirby, and Emily Ekins reveal that 10 to 20 percent of Americans are fiscally conservative and socially liberal-libertarian. And over the past decade, unlike loyal Democrats and Republicans, they have been swing voters.


  • Are you prepared for a hurricane?

  • New Explosive Benghazi Allegations: CIA Operators Told to ‘Stand Down’ During Attack & 3 Urgent Requests for Military Back-Up Were Denied

  • The father of one of the former Navy SEALs killed in the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya says President Barack Obama wouldn’t even look him in the eye

  • Timeline: Libya attack minute by minute – What happened during deadly attack?

  • White House Rep Jay Carney: Everyone in White House Saw E-mails

  • House Armed Services Committee Vice Chairman: Sequester was President Obama’s Idea

  • Barack Obama votes early in Chicago, is asked to show ID

  • Obama’s Endgame: The Great Grind – Jason Horowitz, Washington Post
    Still Little Clarity in Ohio – Neil King, Wall Street Journal
    The Obama Ground Game Myth – Jonathan Tobin, Commentary
    Obama’s Advantages in the Heartland – E.J. Dionne, Washington Post
    Get It Done, Mr. President – Michael Tomasky, The Daily Beast
    Why Obama Is Toast – Dan McLaughlin, Red State
    Will Sandy Add Another Twist to Tight Race? – Alexis Simendinger, RCP

    RCP Afternoon Edition

    Why Turnout Is the Key to Obama Win – Ed Kilgore, Washington Monthly
    Obama’s Amateur Governance – Edward Klein, New York Post
    If You Succumb to Cynicism, Regressives Will Win – Robert Reich, Huff Post
    A Newspaper Endorsement That May Matter – Michael Barone, Examiner
    The Ohio Presidential Equation – Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times
    Axelrod Downplays Polls, Touts Early-Voting Edge – Alexandra Jaffe, Hill
    A Virtual Tie in Minnesota? – Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
    Chronicling Mitt Romney’s Mendacity – Steve Benen, MSNBC
    Did Obama Refuse To Aid Our Men In Benghazi? – Streiff, Red State
    How Americans Elect Can Solve Gridlock Problem – Bailey & Francis, RCP
    A Flat Earth Theory of Job Creation – Robert Samuelson, Washington Post
    Sunday Panels: This Week | FTN | FOX News SundayMeet the Press

    RCP Morning Edition

    Ohio, the Bull’s-Eye State – Dan Balz & Felicia Sonmez, Washington Post
    In Final Days, Fighting County by County – Zeleny & Rutenberg, NY Times
    Independent Voters Are Why Obama Is Losing – Jay Cost, Weekly Standard
    Extremist Tea Partiers Now Define the GOP – Sean Wilentz, NY Daily News
    Why Obama Lost My Vote – Michael Goodwin, New York Post
    2012 May Hinge on Get-Out-the-Vote – Ron Brownstein, National Journal
    A Battle for Wisconsin’s Swing Regions – Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee JS
    Team Obama Sees the Writing on the Wall – Josh Jordan, National Review
    Are the Polls Undercounting Latino Voters? – Adam Serwer, Mother Jones
    Gallup Predicts More GOP Voters Than Dems – Lauren Fox, US News & WR
    Did Obama Choose the Right Message? – Alec MacGillis, The New Republic
    To See the Real Mitt Romney, Look at Paul Ryan – Renee Loth, Boston Globe
    Obama’s Agenda: Mugging Our Descendants – George Will, Washington Post
    Of Mad Men, Mad Women & Meat Loaf – Maureen Dowd, New York Times
    Obama’s Big Government Paternalism Insults Women – Cathy Young, RCP
    Busting GOP Myths About Benghazi – Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune
    Why Did Obama Choose to “Stand Down”? – Paul Mirengoff, PowerLine
    Election ’12: RCP Average: Romney +0.9 | Race 4 Years Ago, 8 Years Ago

    Barack Hussein Obama: What’s in a Name?

    by David Solway

    Sometimes a name tells you all you need to know.

    5 Deep Insights Gained from Watching Hoarders

    by John Hawkins

    What you can learn about yourself from people who sleep on garbage and pee in a bucket.

    Obama Vows to ‘Lean Forward,’ Return to D.C. for Hurricane

    by Bridget Johnson

    He’ll come back from Ohio after advisories have begun and commercial planes are likely to be on the ground.

    Should We Be Worried About Parasites from Cats?

    by Theodore Dalrymple

    A recent editorial in The Lancet fearmongers on Toxoplasma.


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