Air America Radio closing, filing for bankruptcy – AP

LOS ANGELES – Air America Radio, a radio network that was launched in 2004 as a liberal alternative to Rush Limbaugh and other conservative commentators, on Thursday shut down abruptly due to financial woes. The network once boasted hosts such as Al Franken and Rachel Maddow, but struggled from the outset, including multiple management shake-ups, […]

Republican trounces Coakley for Senate, imperils Obama health plan – The Boston Globe

Republican Scott P. Brown pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Massachusetts political history last night, defeating Democrat Martha Coakley to become the state’s next US senator and potentially derailing President Obama’s hopes for a health care overhaul. via Republican trounces Coakley for Senate, imperils Obama health plan – The Boston Globe.

The accidental jihadists: 14 terrorists mistakenly kill themselves – CNN.com

Kabul, Afghanistan CNN — Fourteen suspected terrorists died Tuesday night when the bus they rigged with explosives blew up prematurely, police said.The explosion occurred as the suspects were riding the bus in the province of Kunduz, said police chief Abdul Raziq Yaqobi.Yaqobi said the suspects wanted to attack Afghan police or foreign soldiers. via 14 […]

Security Theater Now Playing at Your Airport – by Daniel Pipes

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Is America willing to embrace the strategies necessary to stop terrorism?

Panic room saved artist Kurt Westergaard from Islamist assassin – Times Online

Just when Denmark thought the worst was over, Islamic fury has come back to haunt it with an assassination attempt on the artist whose cartoon of the prophet Muhammad as a suicide bomber had an explosive impact four years ago on the Muslim world.An axe-wielding Somali extremist broke into the home of Kurt Westergaard on […]

Sderot Celebrates Hanukkah – by Anav Silverman

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With Gaza rockets amidst small flickers of hope.

Diana Furchtgott-Roth: The High Cost of Health Reform – RealClearMarkets

WASHINGTON-Last night, speaking about the health “reform” bill to ABC’s Charles Gibson, President Obama declared, “If we don’t pass it, here’s the guarantee….your premiums will go up, your employers are going to load up more costs on you. Potentially they’re going to drop your coverage, because they just can’t afford an increase of 25 percent, […]

China tells U.S.: No deal on climate change – POLITICO.com

COPENHAGEN — China’s climate negotiators have told Western counterparts they can’t agree to an “operational agreement” on climate change that President Barack Obama had hoped to bring home from Copenhagen –- and will push for a short, noncommittal collective statement at the end of the talks, according to American staffers briefed on the situation.It’s not […]

Obama’s War – by Matt Gurney

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The hardest choices ahead.