How An Emigré From Switzerland Realized the American Dream

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Business strategist Jacqueline B. Brandwynne shares her love of America — and her dread of an Obama second term.

Who Is Happy?

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The top traits of people content and satisfied with life.

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Capitalism and the Jews – New York Times Book Review

The question of why so many Jews have been so good at making money is a touchy one. For hundreds of years, it has been fraught with suspicion, denial, resentment, guilt, self-hatred and violence. No wonder Jews and gentiles alike are so uncomfortable confronting Jewish capitalistic competence. Still, in his slim essay collection “Capitalism and […]

The New Attack on Palin? Associate Her with John Edwards

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The obsessive attacks on Palin take yet another morbid turn.

Obama: Bank Bailout “Necessary,” Iraq War “Dumb”

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Are we sure the bank baillout was a success?

How to Fight a Better War – by Jacob Laksin

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To prevail in Afghanistan, the U.S. must improve its intelligence gathering.

The man behind RedState.com shakes up the Republican Party – St. Petersburg Times

MACON, Ga. — Between pecks at his laptop, Macon City Council member Erick Erickson ticked off some of his goals for the new year: • Beating Gov. Charlie Crist and electing Marco Rubio as Florida’s junior senator. • “Taking out” Republican Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah because he’s a centrist. • Ensuring the Republican establishment […]

Security System Failed, Napolitano Acknowledges – NYTimes.com

The secretary of homeland security, Janet Napolitano, said Monday that the thwarted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner represented a failure of the nation’s aviation security system, not the success she and other administration officials had portrayed in comments over the weekend. via Security System Failed, Napolitano Acknowledges – NYTimes.com.

Security reviews under way after airliner attack – AP

Investigators piecing together a brazen attempt to bring down a trans-Atlantic airliner said Sunday the suspect tucked a small bag holding his deadly concoction on his body, using an explosive that would have been easily detected with the right airport equipment. His success in smuggling and partially igniting the material on Friday’s flight to Detroit […]

Jonah Goldberg: Obama’s failed his words – latimes.com

On his own terms, President Obama is a failure. During the presidential campaign, he fought hammer and tongs with Hillary Rodham Clinton on the best way to govern. Clinton, casting herself as a battle-scarred political veteran, argued that diligence, dedicated detail work and working the system were essential for success. Obama, donning the mantle of […]