Drill, Maybe, Drill


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Obama gives the green light to offshore drilling, but does it go far enough?

Charles Rangel: A Profile in Corruption


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Plagued by multiple serious scandals, Rep. Charles Rangel has stepped down from his post as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. The move, which Rangel said was “temporary,” came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the congressman that he did not have enough votes to survive an expected Republican challenge to his chairmanship. To view a […]

Iran takes fight to opposition online – Times Online


Iran’s clerical rulers, who succeeded in suppressing widespread demonstrations last week by blanketing Tehran with security, are escalating a cyberwar to combat the increasingly powerful role of the internet in mobilising their opponents. Visitors to the website of the main challenger in last June’s disputed presidential election were greeted by an image of the Iranian […]

Newt Gingrich and John Goodman: Ten GOP Health Ideas for Obama – WSJ.com


“If you have a better idea, show it to me.” That was President Barack Obama’s challenge two weeks ago to House Republicans regarding health-care reform. He has since called for a bipartisan forum, not to start over on health reform but to “move forward” on the “best ideas that are out there.”The best ideas out […]

France denies citizenship to man with veiled wife – AP


PARIS – French authorities have denied citizenship to a man who forced his French wife to wear a face-covering veil, saying he had rejected national values of secularism and gender equality.The government has been speaking out strongly against head-to-toe veils, and is moving toward banning them in public after a long public debate over French […]

Repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Smart Politics, But What About Implementation?


With tanking poll numbers, his key policy initiative in shambles, and once impenetrable Democratic seats feeling the strange, terrifying prospect of competition, there seems to be a tragic-yet-inescapable truth about our super-cool, genius president who was once “sort of God”:
Frankly, it kind of sucks to be Barack Obama right about now.
The President isn’t out of [...]

State of the Union: What Obama didn’t say about Terrorism


With only a cursory mention of the war on terror, three things were conspicuous by their absence in last night’s State of the Union speech: Gitmo, Miranda, and the New York terror trials.
On January 22, 2009, just two days after being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama issued an [...]

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Trained For the Wrong War


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How the Obama administration’s shuffle of combat forces has endangered the troops.

Al Qaeda Burrows into Yemen’s Tribal Population – WSJ.com


SAN’A, Yemen—In nearly a decade of rebuilding its terror network here, al Qaeda has put down deep roots, a move that is now complicating U.S.-backed efforts to battle the group. Unlike other chapters of the global terror network, Yemen’s Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is a largely homegrown movement, with carefully cultivated ties to […]

NPR Uses Tax Dollars to Insult Taxpayers (Updated)


Unbelievable.  The state-run media have truly outdone themselves this time.  National Public Radio’s editorial board apparently decided that completely alienating at least 55% of those who fund it by dehumanizing us was a smart move when they made a video called How to Speak Teabag.  You just have to watch it to understand what an [...]

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