Steven F. Hayward: Scientists Behaving Badly, Weekly Standard

Jacob Laksin is a senior writer for Front Page Magazine. He is co-author, with David Horowitz, of The New Leviathan (Crown Forum, 2012), and One-Party Classroom (Crown Forum, 2009). Email him at jlaksin@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at @jlaksin.


Slowly and mostly unnoticed by the major news media, the air has been going out of the global warming balloon. Global temperatures stopped rising a few years ago, much to the dismay of the climate campaigners. The U.N.’s upcoming Copenhagen conference–which was supposed to yield a binding greenhouse gas emissions reduction treaty as a successor […]

BBC NEWS | Africa | Somali adulterer stoned to death

Jacob Laksin is a senior writer for Front Page Magazine. He is co-author, with David Horowitz, of The New Leviathan (Crown Forum, 2012), and One-Party Classroom (Crown Forum, 2009). Email him at jlaksin@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at @jlaksin.


Islamists in southern Somalia have stoned a man to death for adultery but spared his pregnant girlfriend until she gives birth. via BBC NEWS | Africa | Somali adulterer stoned to death.

Of Churches and Swiss Minarets – by Mark D. Tooley

Mark Tooley is President of the Institute on Religion and Democracy (www.theird.org) and author of Methodism and Politics in the Twentieth Century. Follow him on Twitter: @markdtooley.


Switzerland Minaret Ban

Did the Swiss suppress religious freedom or send a pointed message to Islamists?

Accused Fort Hood shooter to face 32 counts of attempted murder – CNN.com

Jacob Laksin is a senior writer for Front Page Magazine. He is co-author, with David Horowitz, of The New Leviathan (Crown Forum, 2012), and One-Party Classroom (Crown Forum, 2009). Email him at jlaksin@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at @jlaksin.


Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the alleged shooter in the Fort Hood massacre, will face an additional 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder, Army officials said Wednesday. Hasan, a U.S. Army psychiatrist, already has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder for the 13 people who were fatally shot at the Army post on November […]

David Harsanyi: RealClearPolitics – A Reason To Be Skeptical

Jacob Laksin is a senior writer for Front Page Magazine. He is co-author, with David Horowitz, of The New Leviathan (Crown Forum, 2012), and One-Party Classroom (Crown Forum, 2009). Email him at jlaksin@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at @jlaksin.


Who knows? In the long run, global warming skeptics may be wrong, but the importance of healthy skepticism in the face of conventional thinking is, once again, validated. What we know now is that someone hacked into the e-mails of leading climate researchers at the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit and others, including […]

Michelle Obama brings change in artistic taste to the White House – Times Online – VIDEO

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October 8, 2009
Michelle Obama brings change in artistic taste to the White House
Giles Whittell in Washington
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“Maybe yes … Wait a minute … On second thought … Maybe no.” It’s art, not policy, but the indecision written across the blood-red canvas by Ed Ruscha that now hangs in the White House could not reflect more [...]

BREAKING NEWS: CBO says health care bill costs $829B over decade – AP

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Oct 7, 6:04 PM EDT
CBO says health care bill costs $829B over decade
By DAVID ESPO
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care legislation drafted by a key Senate committee would expand coverage to 94 percent of all eligible Americans at a 10-year cost of $829 billion, congressional budget experts said Wednesday, a preliminary estimate likely to power the [...]

Ayers admits writing “Dreams From My Father” – American Thinker

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October 07, 2009 Ayers admits writing “Dreams From My Father” By James Simpson Last Friday we posted an article on these pages asserting Bill Ayers’ authorship of President Barack Obama’s ‘Dreams From My Father,’ based on claims made by Obama biographer Christopher Andersen. It is possible that we have now gotten direct confirmation of this from Bill Ayers himself

Feingold hits Obama’s use of ‘czars’ – Washington Times

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Feingold hits Obama’s use of ‘czars’
By Kara Rowland
A top Senate Democrat said just because other presidents have created “czars” to carry out administration policy does not mean President Obama is right to follow their lead – and warned that Congress may have to step in and keep White House appointees in check.
Senators [...]

Obama mum on adding more troops in Afghanistan – AP

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Oct 7, 12:05 AM EDT
Obama mum on adding more troops in Afghanistan
By BEN FELLER – AP
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday ruled out shrinking the Afghanistan war to a counterterrorism campaign. Yet he did not signal whether he is prepared to send any more troops to the war zone – either the 40,000 [...]