Spinning a U.N. Failure – by Joseph Klein

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon claims that the Copenhagen climate conference was a success.

Nicole Gelinas: Too Big Not To Fail – National Affairs

The catastrophe that struck America’s financial system in 2008 was not inevitable. Rather than a failure of markets, it was a failure by government to understand its proper role in markets — and the product of an unwise (and unnecessary) abandonment of a sensible system of rules and boundaries that had served American finance well […]

Sarah’s Story – by Barbara Kay

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David Horowitz’s heartbreaking tribute to his late daughter Sarah.

Tea party conservatives gear up to affect 2010 elections with fundraising, PACs – washingtonpost.com

The energized “tea party” movement, which upended this year’s political debate with noisy anti-government protests, is preparing to shake up the 2010 elections by channeling money and supporters to conservative candidates set to challenge both Democrats and Republicans. Buoyed by their success in capsizing a moderate Republican candidate this fall in Upstate New York, tea […]

Standing with Obama – by Jamie Weinstein

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Why the conservatives should back the president on Afghanistan.

JACOB LAKSIN: The Rise of the Muckraking Right, AFF Doublethink Online »

Mike Flynn thought it was a crazy idea. When James O’Keefe, a 25-year-old, self-styled investigative journalist, first approached him last August about promoting a series of candid-camera style videos on the community organizing group ACORN, Flynn, an old Washington hand and editor of the new libertarian-themed website Big Government, initially dismissed the project as far-fetched. […]

Obama’s Hedged Bet on Afghanistan – by Jacob Laksin

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The president backs a strategy for success – but with a political timeline attached.