Black Panther Answers ‘Overdue’ – The Philadelphia Bulletin

Black Panther Answers ‘Overdue’
Civil Rights Commission Chairman Seeks Responses In Voter Intimidation Case
BY MICHAEL P. TREMOGLIE, FOR THE BULLETIN
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 04, 2009
The Chairman of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, Gerald A. Reynolds, has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder seeking answers to their questions about a voter intimidation case in Philadelphia involving […]

Mary Anastasia O’Grady: Revolutionary Anti-Semitism – WSJ.com

OPINION: THE AMERICAS OCTOBER 4, 2009, 10:48 P.M. ET
Revolutionary Anti-Semitism
Chávez imports Ahmadinejad’s ideology to Latin America.
By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY
Sometimes I ask myself if Hitler wasn’t right when he wanted to finish with that race, through the famous holocaust, because if there are people that are harmful to this country, they are the Jews, the Israelites.
David […]

You Can’t Say That – by Anne Bayefsky – Weekly Standard

You Can’t Say That
At the UN, the Obama administration backs limits on free speech.
by Anne Bayefsky
10/05/2009 12:00:00 AM
The Obama administration has marked its first foray into the UN human rights establishment by backing calls for limits on freedom of expression. The newly-minted American policy was rolled out at the latest session of the UN […]

Arrest of Queens Man Puts Focus on Texting to Rally Protesters – NYTimes.com

Arrest Puts Focus on Protesters’ Texting
By COLIN MOYNIHAN
Published: October 5, 2009
As demonstrations have evolved with the help of text messages and online social networks, so too has the response of law enforcement.
On Thursday, F.B.I. agents descended on a house in Jackson Heights, Queens, and spent 16 hours searching it. The most likely reason for the […]

BREAKING NEWS: Blast hits UN office in Pakistan – Aljazeera

No claim of responsibility for the attack was immediately made [AFP]
Blast hits UN office in Pakistan
MONDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2009
11:20 MECCA TIME, 08:20 GMT
No claim of responsibility for the attack was immediately made [AFP]
A blast has taken place inside the UN’s World Food Programme offices in Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, killing at least three people.
One foreigner […]

“Brain-dead conservatives:” Redemption is found in Reagan roots by Craig Shirley

“Brain-dead conservatives:” Redemption is found in Reagan roots
By: Craig Shirley
OpEd Contributor
October 4, 2009
Ronald Reagan once joked that Harvard was not the answer to juvenile delinquency. Nor are elite college degrees for the ailing GOP, as my friend Stephen Hayward seemed to suggest in today’s Washington Post.
 
Indeed, many of the conservatives he cited with advanced degrees […]

“Wars of choice” and cheap partisan rhetoric by Michael Barone

“Wars of choice” and cheap partisan rhetoric
By: MICHAEL BARONE
Senior Political Analyst
10/04/09 12:14 PM EDT
In my Sunday Examiner column, I looked at Barack Obama’s apparent change of heart on Afghanistan. I took aim at his characterization, made as recently as August 17, of Afghanistan as a “war of necessity,” as compared to Iraq, which he and […]

John Bolton: Iran’s Big Victory in Geneva – WSJ.com

Iran’s Big Victory in Geneva
We are now even further from eliminating Tehran’s threat.
OPINION OCTOBER 4, 2009, 10:56 P.M. ET
By JOHN BOLTON
The most widely touted outcome of last week’s Geneva talks with Iran was the “agreement in principle” to send approximately one nuclear-weapon’s worth of Iran’s low enriched uranium (LEU) to Russia for enrichment to 19.75% […]

A Changed Supreme Court Faces Key Cases In 2009-10 Session : NPR

A Changed Court Faces Key Decisions In 2009-10
October 5, 2009
by NINA TOTENBERG
Sonia Sotomayor is not expected to dramatically shift the tone of a bench that includes, clockwise from top, Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia and Chief Justice John Roberts.
Campaign finance; gun rights; animal cruelty; separation of church and state; life terms for juveniles — […]

Washington Times – Report: Bernanke, Paulson misled on bailouts

Report: Bernanke, Paulson misled on bailouts
Monday, October 5, 2009

Sean Lengell
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. misled the public about the financial weakness of Bank of America and other early recipients of the government’s $700 billion Wall Street bailout, creating “unrealistic expectations” about the companies and damaging the […]