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 [...]

What Would Sotomayor Do?

Before it was known that the 2016 Olympics had been awarded to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and that Chicago had been knocked out of the selection process in the first round of voting despite President President Obama’s whirlwind visit to Olympic authorities in Copenhagen, Denmark, Glenn Beck led his audience through an exercise in calculated [...]

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

Arrest Puts Focus on Protesters’ Texting
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
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 [...]

When Man Plays God

When ultrasound technology (sonogram) became readily available to physicians, it was a boon to the medical profession, which quickly realized its practical applications. Relatively inexpensive, portable and un-invasive, ultrasound scans soon became one of the first tests to be performed in the routine examination of a patient’s heart, liver, lymph nodes, etc.
Women, especially, benefit from sonograms, [...]

From the Interviews of David Horowitz: October 5, 2009

“I have spoken at 400 universities… This is the first time my speech has been censored and stopped by an administration. And they are supposed to be the guardians of intellectual discourse.”
– St. Louis U Cancels Speech by David Horowitz

If you have a favorite Horowitz quote you want to highlight for others then please email [...]

“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
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 –

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
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
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 — [...]