Truth and Fiction in Polanski’s The Ghost Writer


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Forget the politics: the controversial filmmaker has made a beautifully rendered film.

Dubai says Hamas man killed by European hit squad – AP


Dubai's police chief said Monday an 11-member hit squad with European passports was responsible for killing a Hamas commander in his hotel room last month, but he did not directly implicate Israel as the Islamic militant group has. The Gulf emirate released photos, names, nationalities and passport numbers of all 11 suspects. The details given […]

The State of the Union: a Hollow Speech


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The era of big speeches is over.

More Right Wing Extremism at Whole Foods


The Führer of Whole Foods John Mackey hates his employees.  And the fat ones? They’re beneath contempt.
Mackey, a noted monster among men, is well known for oppressing Whole Foods workers by paying the full insurance premium for 89% of all team members and offering employee discounts of 20 percent.
Expect beleaguered employees to endure even greater [...]

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Thoughts From the Treadmill: The Future of Haiti Looks Green If We Are Willing to Go Into the Red


It has been three months since I joined the ranks of the treadmill army. I want to make sure that I’m in shape when I’m forced to walk through the new body scanner at the airport. My routine consists of 45 minutes of pure torture and utter boredom. The machine that I use has a [...]

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Massachusetts election has Democrats on edge – Chris Frates – POLITICO.com


It’s hard for some Democrats to believe that the candidate running to replace Ted Kennedy is being attacked over health care reform — in one of the bluest states in the union, no less.But Republican Scott Brown has got Democrats nervous — not just for his opponent Martha Coakley but about the fact that a […]

When Security Trumps Common Sense – by Dennis Prager


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I am not prepared to obey rules that hurt the innocent while doing nothing to prevent terrorism.

Security reviews under way after airliner attack – AP


Investigators piecing together a brazen attempt to bring down a trans-Atlantic airliner said Sunday the suspect tucked a small bag holding his deadly concoction on his body, using an explosive that would have been easily detected with the right airport equipment. His success in smuggling and partially igniting the material on Friday’s flight to Detroit […]

GOP erupts over Reid slavery, segregation remarks – Glenn Thrush – POLITICO.com


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D-Nev. upped the rhetorical ante this morning by comparing opponents of health care reform to conservatives who tried to block emancipation and equal rights — prompting the Republican national chairman to question his sanity.Speaking on the floor of the Senate, Reid blasted GOP leaders who have urged Democrats opt for […]

UN: Forget Science – Climate Change Should Be A Religion


Forget the lack of scientific evidence and take it on faith that the earth is melting and global governance is the solution.