Iran’s Resurgent Revolution – by Ryan Mauro

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The death of dissident cleric Ayatollah Montazeri energizes the democratic opposition.

Iranians’ Cry for Freedom – by Lisa Daftari

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Daring Iranians continue to take to the streets.

Preventing the Next Terrorist Attack – by Andrew Cline

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Why the new airport security measures won’t stop future bombing attempts.

Nanny State Gone Wild – by Michelle Malkin

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Defining dependency up.

Witnesses: Iran Kills 5 Protesters in Fierce Clashes in Tehran – FOXNews.com

Iranian security forces fired on stone-throwing protesters in the center of the capital Sunday in one of the bloodiest confrontations in months, opposition Web sites and witnesses said. At least five people were killed. Some accounts of the violence in Tehran were vivid and detailed, but they could not be independently confirmed because of government […]

Rep. Peter King: Flight 253 shows need for tougher aviation security – NYPOST.com

One thing is clear about the attempted terror attack on Christmas Day — we need answers.There is obviously going to be a full-scale congressional investigation into how Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was allowed to board Flight 253 and head to the United States with plans to incinerate 300 innocent people.Mere hours after it happened, I was […]

Congress raises debt ceiling to $12.4 trillion – AP

The Senate voted Thursday to raise the ceiling on the government debt to $12.4 trillion, a massive increase over the current limit and a political problem that President Barack Obama has promised to address next year. The Senate’s rare Christmas Eve vote, 60-39, follows House passage last week and raises the debt ceiling by $290 […]

Ben Bernanke: Bust of the Year – by Vasko Kohlmayer

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Why should we expect the Fed Chairman to solve a crisis he didn’t see coming?

Guantanamo prison may have to stay open until 2011 – AP

President Barack Obama’s commitment to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by next month may be delayed until 2011 because it will take months for the government to buy an Illinois prison and upgrade it to hold suspected terrorists. via Guantanamo prison may have to stay open until 2011 – Yahoo! News.