Chicago’s Real Crime Story

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Why decades of community organizing haven’t stemmed the city’s youth violence.

Muslim Child Brides in Britain

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How does a civilization based on humanism tolerate such conditions?

Tucker Carlson: A moral arbiter for our age, Rev. Al Sharpton – The Daily Caller

You can bet that one of the first calls Harry Reid made after his “Negro dialect” comments surfaced was to Al Sharpton. Who knows what sort of deal the two worked out, but Sharpton quickly came to Reid’s aid, dismissing the majority leader’s gaffe as a minor blemish on an otherwise pristine record of support […]

Spike Lee

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Excerpt from the Spike Lee profile: In October 2005 Lee produced and directed a movie for HBO entitled When the Levee Broke – a reference to the devastating floods of Hurricane Katrina that had engulfed much of New Orleans the previous month. Lee made clear his belief that President Bush had been slow to dispatch federal aid workers to Louisiana because so […]

The Heretics: Dr. Craig Idso – by Rich Trzupek

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The anti-Al Gore, Dr. Craig Idso says the world can use more carbon dioxide, not less.

Dave Barry’s year in review: 2009 – MiamiHerald.com

It was a year of Hope — at first in the sense of “I feel hopeful!” and later in the sense of “I hope this year ends soon!”It was also a year of Change, especially in Washington, where the tired old hacks of yesteryear finally yielded the reins of power to a group of fresh, […]

Gabriel Schoenfeld: How the Left politicized the terrorist watch list — latimes.com

The case of the alleged Christmas bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, is being called a massive intelligence failure. And the evidence thus far does suggest a possible lapse in the government’s management of terrorist watch lists. But if so, the blame doesn’t lie wholly with government agencies charged with maintaining the lists. Some share of responsibility […]

Preventing the Next Terrorist Attack – by Andrew Cline

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Why the new airport security measures won’t stop future bombing attempts.

Jeffrey Goldberg: In Defense of Janet Napolitano – Atlantic

Yes, I know Napolitano said something exceedingly stupid yesterday (and has now retracted it) but here’s the problem with criticism of Napolitano — she’s been on the job for less than a year. The attacks of 9/11 took place more than eight years ago. For most of that period, it was the Bush Administration in […]

Congress raises debt ceiling to $12.4 trillion – AP

The Senate voted Thursday to raise the ceiling on the government debt to $12.4 trillion, a massive increase over the current limit and a political problem that President Barack Obama has promised to address next year. The Senate’s rare Christmas Eve vote, 60-39, follows House passage last week and raises the debt ceiling by $290 […]