A Victory for Free Speech

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The Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro explains why the Supreme Court’s ruling this week was a win for free expression and democracy.

John Samples and Ilya Shapiro: Free Speech for All – Cato Institute

Will the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision destroy American democracy? You might think so given the responses of its critics. The Citizens United decision, far from signaling the fall of the republic, strengthens the First Amendment and freedom of speech.Let’s start with the facts of the case. Citizens United, a nonprofit political advocacy group, produced […]

Ramesh Ponnuru: Why the GOP Shouldn’t Get Too Confident – Time.com

Republicans can hardly believe their good fortune. First, Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota announced that he would not run for re-election, giving Republicans a good shot at taking his seat. Then the Democratic governor of Colorado, Bill Ritter, said he was bowing out. Ditto the Democrats’ top candidate for governor in Michigan. And […]

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 […]

The Marijuana and Conservatism Debate, Part 2: Counterculture – by FrontPagemag.com

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Are the Left and the Counterculture Synonymous?

Obama Brings the Gitmolympics Home – by Michelle Malkin

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The War on Terror meets the Chicago Way.

Tea party conservatives gear up to affect 2010 elections with fundraising, PACs – washingtonpost.com

The energized “tea party” movement, which upended this year’s political debate with noisy anti-government protests, is preparing to shake up the 2010 elections by channeling money and supporters to conservative candidates set to challenge both Democrats and Republicans. Buoyed by their success in capsizing a moderate Republican candidate this fall in Upstate New York, tea […]

Climategate distracts at Copenhagen – - POLITICO.com

COPENHAGEN — “Climategate” has muddied the good green message that was supposed to come out of the United Nations climate change talks here, forcing leaders to spend time justifying the science behind global warming when they want to focus on ending it. Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin stirred the pot Wednesday with a […]