Harry situation: Inside the Reid eruption – POLITICO.com

Harry Reid isn’t talkative. But the Senate majority leader chatted freely with the two disarmingly charming book authors who came to his office at the Capitol shortly after the 2008 election. They — and their tape recorder — were soaking in his reminiscences about the wild campaign that had turned a backbencher in his caucus […]

Reid, Race and Private Speech – by Dennis Prager

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The danger of attributing significance to what Reid said in private.

Deceiving the Young – by Rich Trzupek

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Rock the Vote’s racy new video misleads young people about Obamacare.

Passengers help foil attack on Detroit-bound plane – AP

ROMULUS, Mich. – An attempted terrorist attack on a Christmas Day flight began with a pop and a puff of smoke — sending passengers scrambling to subdue a Nigerian man who claimed to be acting on orders from al-Qaida to blow up the airliner, officials and travelers said. The commotion began as Northwest Airlines Flight […]

Ben Bernanke: Bust of the Year – by Vasko Kohlmayer

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Why should we expect the Fed Chairman to solve a crisis he didn’t see coming?

The Anti-American Legal Left

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Established in 1920 by Roger Baldwin (who candidly stated that “Communism [was] the goal” toward which his efforts were directed), the American Civil Liberties Union characterizes itself as America’s “guardian of liberty,” working to “defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United […]

David Frum: Why Health Care Bill is Too Big a Risk – Frum Forum

I wanted to support President Obama’s health care reforms if I possibly could. The U.S. health care system costs too much, delivers too little and excludes too many. Americans pay 60 percent more per person for health care than any other nation. Yet Americans rank only 41st in life expectancy and live with the paralyzing […]

Insurgents Hack U.S. Drones – WSJ.com

WASHINGTON — Militants in Iraq have used $26 off-the-shelf software to intercept live video feeds from U.S. Predator drones, potentially providing them with information they need to evade or monitor U.S. military operations. Senior defense and intelligence officials said Iranian-backed insurgents intercepted the video feeds by taking advantage of an unprotected communications link in some […]

Christmas Reading – by Thomas Sowell

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Some superb books you can give as Christmas presents.

The Lessons of Tiger Woods – by Larry Elder

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Does Bill Clinton draw down the window shades, only to venture out under cover of night to go to the ATM?