Michael Ledeen: We’ve Been Talking to Iran for 30 Years – WSJ.com

OPINION SEPTEMBER 29, 2009, 7:20 P.M. ET
We’ve Been Talking to Iran for 30 Years
The seizure of the U.S. embassy followed the failure of Carter administration talks with Ayatollah Khomeini’s regime.
The Obama administration’s talks with Iran—set to take place tomorrow in Geneva—are accompanied by an almost universally accepted misconception: that previous American administrations refused [...]

The Sins of Joe McCarthy

Several commenters on David Horowitz’s previous “Whose Conspiracy?” post have questioned the article’s remarks about the legacy of Senator Joseph McCarthy. They wanted to know what exactly McCarthy did wrong.
From Horowitz’s review of Ann Coulter’s Treason:
It is a shame that Coulter mars her case with claims that cannot be sustained. In making McCarthy the center [...]

US: No ’snap judgement’ this week on Iran nukes

Sep 29, 8:09 PM EDT
US: No `snap judgment’ this week on Iran nukes
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, while skeptical of an early breakthrough in nuclear talks with Iran, indicated Tuesday it does not intend to swiftly press for stiffer economic sanctions.
In advance of six-nation talks with Iran on Thursday in [...]

Iran built nuclear site shielded from air attack-AP

Sep 29, 6:26 PM EDT
Iran built nuclear site shielded from air attack
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In an unusually frank disclosure, Iran’s nuclear chief said Tuesday the country’s new uranium enrichment site was built for maximum protection from aerial attack: carved into a mountain and near a military compound of [...]

ACORN May Face Trial for First Time as Nevada Prosecutors Allege ‘Widespread’ Criminal Policies-FOXNews.com

ACORN May Face Trial for First Time as Nevada Prosecutors Allege ‘Widespread’ Criminal Policies
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
By Eric Shawn
Aug. 17: ACORN staffer Tresa Kaelke advises a ‘pimp’ and ‘prostitute’ during an undercover taping by two filmmakers.
LAS VEGAS —  When ACORN took to Las Vegas and started playing “Blackjack” and “21,” the activist group was making a [...]

Obama’s political affairs director tied to ACORN

Poor Barack Obama. During the President’s recent Sunday morning TV interview circuit, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos was the only questioner ill-mannered enough to ask “The One” a substantive question about the recent House and Senate votes to cut off all federal funding to Obama’s former employer, scandal-plagued ACORN. In response, our ever-genial President politely told the pesky Stephanopoulos [...]

Open Thread

Today’s open thread was submitted by Chana.

Most Ridiculous Comment of the Day: A Ron Paul Supporter Equates Michael Moore with Ronald Reagan

From Dino Crawley, as posted on NewsReal’s Facebook page in response to Michael van der Galien’s post yesterday about Morning Joe’s promotion of leftist Michael Moore’s newest neo-communist effort:
To the Editor: Mr. Van Der Galien, the propaganda you speak of in this article seems to come DIRECTLY from THIS article. For one thing, you seem [...]

Cliff Kincaid at Accuracy in Media Digs Deeper Into Hill’s Defense of Radical Fugitive

Taking our research here at NewsReal as his starting point, Cliff Kincaid at the AIM Report has investigated further into Marc Lamont Hill’s defense of Assata Shakur, the radical fugitive currently hiding from justice in communist Cuba.
Kincaid interviewed Hill:
Hill has been commenting on such topics as racial profiling, CIA torture photos, Mexican drug wars, and [...]

MSNBC “News” Lie Smears Anti-Socialist Doctors

“Now they’re resorting to sneaky tactics.” — Ed Schultz.
On last night’s edition of MSNBC’s “The Ed Show,” Ed Schultz and his guest “exposed” a shocking scandal: the National Republican Congressional Committee is harrassing doctors and placing their names on ads opposing Democratic health care reform against their will. An NRCC group called the Physicians Council [...]