U.N. Laments Saudis’ Rejection of Security Council Seat

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The moral indignation of a human rights abusing nation.

South Carolina Primary: Mark Sanford vs. Teddy Turner?

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The race to fill Republican Tim Scott’s vacant congressional seat takes unexpected turns.

George Will: Sarah Palin and the Mutual Loathing Society – RealClearPolitics

The Republican presidential nominee, an Arizona senator, was a maverick, which was part of his charm. He spoke and acted impulsively, which was part of his problem. Voters thought his entertaining dimensions might be incompatible with presidential responsibilities. For example, he selected a running mate most Americans had never heard of and who had negligible […]

Dems lack workable plan and retreat on health care – AP

WASHINGTON – Democrats retreated Tuesday from a quick push to pass President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, lacking a workable strategy to salvage the sweeping legislation that has consumed Congress for more than a year.”There is no rush,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said after a meeting of Senate Democrats. His comments came as […]

Great Scott!

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Scott Brown’s stunning Senate victory proves that the people are not powerless against bad policies.

Big government: Stop! – The Economist

IN THE aftermath of the Senate election in Massachusetts, the focus of attention is inevitably on what it means for Barack Obama. The impact on the Democratic president of the loss of the late Ted Kennedy’s seat to the Republicans will, no doubt, be significant (see article). Yet the result could be remembered as a […]

Massachusetts to Obama: ‘No, You Can’t!’

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Brown’s astonishing win gives America a new lease on life.

Scott Brown Beats Martha Coakley – WSJ.com

‘It is to me a new and consolatory proof that wherever the people are well-informed they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.” —Thomas Jefferson to Richard Price, January 8, 1789. Two hundred […]

Jeff Jacoby: Reclaiming the People’s Seat – The Boston Globe

IT REALLY is the people’s seat, and yesterday the people took it back. But in electing Scott Brown instead of Martha Coakley to replace the late Ted Kennedy in the US Senate, Massachusetts voters did more than hand the GOP its most improbable and thrilling come-from-behind victory in a generation. They did more than embrace […]

Democrats Brace for Possibility of Tailspin Over Health Care Bill – FOXNews.com

Democrats are still sounding resolute, but are bracing for the worst if a special election in Massachusetts puts a Republican in the Senate and the health insurance bill in peril. Congressional Democrats are meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, but the acrimony is starting to reveal itself as Democrats speak more and more […]