Obama Gives Himself a B+ – by Joseph Klein

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Here’s the grade he deserves and why.

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 […]

Robert Kagan: Obama’s Lonely Decision, Washington Post

So now two presidents in the space of less than three years have bucked overwhelming conventional wisdom, as well as public opinion, and decided that they did not want to lose a war. And what lonely decisions these have been. Perhaps the most disturbing thing about the last few years has been the stunningly large […]

David M. Phillips: The Illegal-Settlements Myth, Commentary

The conviction that Jewish settlements in the West Bank are illegal is now so commonly accepted, it hardly seems as though the matter is even open for discussion. But it is. Decades of argument about the issue have obscured the complex nature of the specific legal question about which a supposedly overwhelming verdict of guilty […]

Iran’s Defiance – by Stephen Brown

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Tehran approves ten new uranium enrichment sites, ignores world condemnation.