The Battle for Marjah


APTOPIX Afghanistan

The largest U.S.-led offensive to date in Afghanistan targets a Taliban stronghold.

Democrats: The Buck Stops…uh, Somewhere…


…clearly, anywhere but with the big guy himself.
That’s the conclusion Sean Hannity and Mark Steyn drew the other night, in reaction to Virginia’s former Democrat Governor, L. Douglas Wilder, who recently wrote that President Barack Obama “must overhaul his own team, replacing the admittedly brilliant advisers who helped elect him with others more capable of [...]

Charles Krauthammer: The Age of Obama: Anno Domini 2 – Heritage Foundation Lecture


In the real world, as opposed to what French President Nicolas Sarkozy calls President Barack Obama’s “virtual world,” America faces the reality of Iran’s intransigence and aggressiveness; China’s headlong pursuit of its own national, regional, and global interests; Russia’s determination to regain its Near Abroad; the Arab states’ refusal to accept any kind of a […]

Politicians in Wonderland


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What’s the real story on how many jobs the president has created?

Andrew C. McCarthy: Rigging the Numbers on Terror – National Review Online


It is welcome news that the Obama administration has reversed its irrational decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other 9/11 plotters in Manhattan’s federal court. So far, however, the administration has merely — and grudgingly — begun to climb out of this hole of its own making.The president seems more poised to move […]

The Bipartisan Shame of Racism


I am a white woman (technically, translucent without a tan, but, that’s a personal problem).  There has never been a time when I’ve felt the sting of judgment over something so irrevocable as my skin color.  Not once have I sensed that someone was uncomfortable with my racial identity, even in ethnically diverse situations.  I [...]

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From the Pen of David Horowitz: January 1, 2010


Then came a passage to which Sarah took great exception: “I cannot embrace this radical faith,” I wrote. “I feel no kinship with those who can cut short a human life without remorse; or with terrorists who target the innocent; or with adults who torment small children for the sexual thrill. I suspect no decent [...]

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Christmas Reading – by Thomas Sowell


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Some superb books you can give as Christmas presents.

Harassment across Arab world drives women inside – AP


The sexual harassment of women in the streets, schools and work places of the Arab world is driving them to cover up and confine themselves to their homes, said activists at the first-ever regional conference addressing the once taboo topic. Activists from 17 countries across the region met in Cairo for a two-day conference ending […]

Comments of the Day: Getting Real About Third Parties in the Merry Old Land of Oz


From Swemson’s Open Thread yesterday which highlighted how little private sector experience Obama’s cabinet has:

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I think it’s important to have some solid private sector experience AND not be crazy. Otherwise you get Ross Perot, Ron Paul, or some Libertarian candidate.
This entirely sensible comment from one of my favorite NewsReal regular [...]