Ill. prison to get Gitmo detainees – AP


WASHINGTON – Taking an important step on the thorny path to closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the White House plans to announce Tuesday that the government will acquire an underutilized state prison in rural Illinois to be the new home for a limited number of terrorist suspects held at Guantanamo. via […]

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 […]

News Flash: The Recession Is Over!


Larry Summers, the top White House economic adviser appeared Sunday on ABC’s ”This Week” and informed the nation that,

“Everybody agrees the recession is over.”

Injecting a cautionary note, he intoned, it will take “substantial time” before the economy recovers entirely. But Summers says that,

“…what we can take satisfaction from is we’ve walked back from the brink.”

Whew! Obama [...]

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Developing countries boycott UN climate talks – AP


hina, India and other developing nations boycotted U.N. climate talks on Monday, bringing negotiations to a halt with their demand that rich countries discuss much deeper cuts in their greenhouse gas emissions. Representatives from developing countries – a bloc of 135 nations – said they refused to participate in any formal working groups at the […]

Glenn Beck’s “Midas Touch” Hurts His Credibility


There’s no joy in Mudville when I have to call out a fellow conservative. In his Dec. 10 episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart (NOT the conservative in question) launched into yet another satirical diatribe targeting Glenn Beck (the conservative in question). Nothing new there, except this time Stewart was right on the money – or [...]

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Censoring Sarah Palin: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 19


A week after Keith Olbermann said that the First Amendment should not apply to Glen Beck, Olbermann and constant guest Chris Hayes of the Marxist mag The Nation, excoriated the Washington Post for accepting an op-ed written by Sarah Palin.
OLBERMANN: Why did “The Washington Post” let us get lectured about science and politics by someone [...]

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Edward Lazear: Stimulus and the Jobless Recovery – WSJ.com


With the news that GDP grew at 3.5% in the third quarter, it seems apparent that economic recovery is underway. How much of this was a result of government programs? To evaluate this, it is important to understand what constitutes a recovery. There are three developments needed to restore the economy to its prior vibrancy. […]

Steven F. Hayward: Scientists Behaving Badly, Weekly Standard


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 […]

Cap-And-Trade Loss A Stunner In Aussie Vote


An article was just published on Investors.com that’s really exciting.
Let’s hope this is contagious, and the rest of the American people wake up too!
This is great news for all supporters of rationality and common sense in government:
Cap-and-trade in Australia — which just a week ago was declared a certainty — is officially dead.
This is [...]

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Expect a Very Progressive Economic Future


As usual, Fox News host Glenn Beck is proving himself to be one of the few commentators on cable news willing to actually report what happens in Washington, D.C. On his show last Friday, Beck explained whom President Barack Obama relies on to shape his economic policy and what this means. His (and my) conclusion: be [...]

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