Stressing Hardcover Sales, Publisher Delays E-Book of Sarah Palin Memoir-WSJ.com

Stressing Hardcover Sales, Publisher Delays E-Book of Sarah Palin Memoir
By JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG
For the second time this month, a publisher has decided to delay the electronic-book release of a major new title in hopes of maximizing hardcover sales, as the beleaguered industry works out how e-books fit into its marketing strategy.
The Harper imprint of News [...]

The myth of the underpaid public employee :: Jeff Jacoby

The myth of the underpaid public employee
by Jeff Jacoby
The Boston Globe
September 30, 2009
THOUGH IT HASN’T BEEN TRUE for years, many people believe that government employees receive such lavish employment and retirement benefits in order to compensate for their meager paychecks. The reality is that their paychecks aren’t meager at all: Government jobs pay more than [...]

California Tax Commission Releases Ground-Breaking Plan – WSJ.com

REVIEW & OUTLOOK SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
A California Quake
A tax commission releases a ground-breaking plan.
No state’s economy, with the exception of Michigan, has careened into a deeper ditch than California in this recession. The state now has the fourth-highest unemployment rate (12.2%), the third-highest rate of mortgage foreclosures, and for two years has had the biggest [...]

Define ‘Waste, Fraud, and Abuse,’ Mr. President-Weekly Standard

Define ‘Waste, Fraud, and Abuse,’ Mr. President
It would be helpful to know which programs would be cut under Obamacare.
by Stanley Goldfarb
09/30/2009 12:00:00 AM
The president vows to pay for health care reform in large part by rooting out WFA (waste, fraud, and abuse) in Medicare and then in the rest of the health care system. [...]

New FCC Chairman Targets internet-American Thinker

September 30, 2009
New FCC Chairman Targets internet
By James G. Lakely
New Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski could have used a few more dollops of genuine humility in his Monday speech advocating enforceable “network neutrality” rules for the Internet. Despite declaring “we cannot know what tomorrow holds on the Internet,” he showed he intends to lead [...]

Success No Matter What by John Stossel

September 30, 2009
Success No Matter What
By John Stossel
This Friday, September’s job-loss total will be announced. Whatever the numbers, administration officials surely will tell us that life is better — because of them. “We brought the global economy back from the brink,” President Obama said at the close of the G-20 meeting last week. “(B)ecause of [...]

“United In Hate” By Jamie Glazov – - Reviewed By Ralph Peters – - Go to FPM Bookstore to order

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The Left’s lethal love affair explained.

Michael Ledeen: We’ve Been Talking to Iran for 30 Years – WSJ.com

OPINION SEPTEMBER 29, 2009, 7:20 P.M. ET
We’ve Been Talking to Iran for 30 Years
The seizure of the U.S. embassy followed the failure of Carter administration talks with Ayatollah Khomeini’s regime.
By MICHAEL LEDEEN
The Obama administration’s talks with Iran—set to take place tomorrow in Geneva—are accompanied by an almost universally accepted misconception: that previous American administrations refused [...]

US: No ’snap judgement’ this week on Iran nukes

Sep 29, 8:09 PM EDT
US: No `snap judgment’ this week on Iran nukes
By ROBERT BURNS – AP
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, while skeptical of an early breakthrough in nuclear talks with Iran, indicated Tuesday it does not intend to swiftly press for stiffer economic sanctions.
In advance of six-nation talks with Iran on Thursday in [...]

Iran built nuclear site shielded from air attack-AP

Sep 29, 6:26 PM EDT
Iran built nuclear site shielded from air attack
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI and GEORGE JAHN
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In an unusually frank disclosure, Iran’s nuclear chief said Tuesday the country’s new uranium enrichment site was built for maximum protection from aerial attack: carved into a mountain and near a military compound of [...]