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 […]

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.

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Video compilation of Iranian male bloggers wearing hijabs in support of a dissident who wore one in order to evade capture by authorities, without success.

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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.