Rashad Hussain’s Samigate

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An Obama appointee’s defense of jihad leader Sami al-Arian is covered up.

Pelosi: House lacks votes to OK Senate health bill – Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON – Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she lacks the votes to quickly move the Senate’s sweeping health overhaul bill through the House, a potentially devastating blow to President Barack Obama’s signature issue. Pelosi, D-Calif., made the comment to reporters after House Democrats held a closed-door meeting at which participants vented frustration with the […]

Bret Stephens: To Help Haiti, End Foreign Aid – WSJ.com

It’s been a week since Port-au-Prince was destroyed by an earthquake. In the days ahead, Haitians will undergo another trauma as rescue efforts struggle, and often fail, to keep pace with unfolding emergencies. After that—and most disastrously of all—will be the arrival of the soldiers of do-goodness, each with his brilliant plan to save Haitians […]

The impudent tyranny of Harry Reid – Washington Examiner

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada is proving once again the maxim that darkness hates the light. Buried in his massive amendment to the Senate version of Obamacare is Reid’s anti-democratic poison pill designed to prevent any future Congress from repealing the central feature of this monstrous legislation. Beginning on page 1,000 of the […]

ObamaCare Goes Off Track – by Jacob Laksin

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Can the Senate’s defectors derail the government takeover of health care?

Obama Gives Himself a B+ – by Joseph Klein

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Here’s the grade he deserves and why.

Abbas Milani: The Great Satan Myth, The New Republic

The Iranian regime has never found itself more vulnerable. And, with this vulnerability, it has never leaned more heavily on its own narrative of history. This narrative, of course, has a central antagonist, a character conjured as the “Great Satan.” As this Koranic moniker implies, the Islamic Republic ascribes supernatural qualities to its adversary: From […]