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 […]

AFP: Obama defends war at Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

US President Barack Obama on Thursday accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, uncomfortably acknowledging his role as a leader at war while insisting that conflict can be morally justified.Obama’s elevation to a pantheon of winners alongside the likes of Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King before he has even spent a year in office […]

A Half-Hearted Afghanistan Strategy – by Michael Reagan

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The pitfalls of a publicized end date.

What’s Liberating about Islam? – by Rita Karlsen

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“One is spared from having to think.”

Obama’s Afghan Plan Fails to Satisfy Left or Right – FOXNews.com

By offering something to all sides in the debate, Obama may have left all sides unsatisfied — from liberal groups who have protested troop increases to conservatives who object to a fixed timetable for withdrawal. via Obama’s Afghan Plan Fails to Satisfy Left or Right – FOXNews.com.