Klavan On The Culture
October 12th, 2009 9:30 am
At the Ministry of Silly Prizes
The fatuousness of the Nobel committee’s Peace Prize award to President Obama cannot, of course, be held against Obama himself. He didn’t campaign for it or claim to be worthy of it, whatever “worthy” might mean in regards to an honor so degraded [...]
Klavan On The Culture
White House publicly targets Fox News Channel. The White House Correspondence Dinner reaction to Obama is stunning!
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DISPATCH OCTOBER 12, 2009
Obama needs to get behind his chosen general and put the spectacle of indecisiveness behind him. Otherwise, in the coming months, the Democrats may be seen as having lost a war. And if that happens, not even the Nobel Peace Prize will rescue his reputation.
by Robert D. Kaplan
Time for Decisiveness on Afghanistan
OPINION OCTOBER 11, 2009, 7:05 P.M. ET
The Real Afghan Lessons From Vietnam
The ‘clear and hold’ strategy of Gen. Creighton Abrams was working in South Vietnam. Then Congress pulled the plug on funding.
By LEWIS SORLEY
Mr. Sorley, a military historian and retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, is the author of “A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final [...]
Insurers escalate criticism of health overhaul
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR (AP)
WASHINGTON — The insurance industry sharply escalated its criticism of the Senate health care bill Sunday, charging that the legislation would shift costs to privately insured people, raising the price of a typical policy by hundreds — if not thousands — of dollars annually.
A spokesman for Sen. [...]
Lighter vehicle designed to save troops lives
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OCTOBER 12, 2009
Pelosi Key to GOP 2010 Playbook
Republicans Hope Linking House Speaker to Democrats Can Turn Centrist Districts
By NAFTALI BENDAVID
WASHINGTON — Republicans are stepping up attacks on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, deciding that a major part of their 2010 electoral strategy will be linking Democratic candidates to her.
The GOP’s targeting of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi [...]
October 12, 2009
Peace, Brother. But what about Chicago?
By Kyle-Anne Shiver
Yes, yes, peace be upon him, but honestly, did the Nobel folks ever think to check the utter lack of peace in our president’s adopted home town, the first place to receive his miracle-touch community organization, aka peace initiatives?
Hmm. Nobel nitwits? Quite possibly.
The Nobel nitwits thought [...]
REVIEW & OUTLOOK OCTOBER 11, 2009, 10:33 P.M. ET
Job Creation 101
A hiring tax credit returns from the dead.
The White House is finally coming to realize that taxes affect job creation. Terrific. Its solution seems to be to bribe employers for hiring new workers, albeit only for a couple of years. Less than terrific.
Alarmed by the [...]
Diana West: Yale chose Shariah over U.S. Constitution
By: DIANA WEST
October 11, 2009
Last week’s column was about something that doesn’t exist — a multilevel strategy to combat the advance of Shariah (Islamic law) across the West.
The strategy doesn’t exist because there’s little understanding that the entrenchment of Shariah in the Western world poses a threat [...]