Today, Brown is Golden

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A stern rebuke of the Democrats’ national agenda.

The Bernanke Nomination – WSJ.com

The White House said yesterday it has damped down a political revolt against Ben Bernanke and now has the votes to secure the Federal Reserve Chairman’s second four-year term. Whether or not Mr. Bernanke is confirmed, the lesson we draw is that overly political central bankers will eventually be undone by politics. There’s no doubt […]

Brown Arrives in Washington After Senate Win – FOXNews.com

Republican Scott Brown, the senator-elect from Massachusetts whose upset victory turned him into somewhat of a savior for his party, arrived in Washington Thursday to meet with Senate leaders and check out his new digs. The soon-to-be former state lawmaker, who appeared bleary-eyed and still processing his victory at a press conference the day before, […]

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 […]

How the Democrats Lost Massachusetts

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Political excess and an unpopular agenda paved the way for Scott’s Brown’s improbable Senate victory.

Victory for Free Speech in Texas

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But the war to defend it is just heating up.

Emily Esfahani Smith: Islam U. – Weekly Standard

Zaytuna College, which plans to be the first accredited Muslim college in the United States, is set to open next fall in Berkeley, California. The college has been hailed as a victory for moderate Islam, a place to promote religious understanding by “blending traditional Islam and American culture and establishing a permanent place for the […]

Frederick W. Kagan and William Kristol: Support the President, Weekly Standard

President Obama has ordered sufficient reinforcements to Afghanistan to execute a war strategy that can succeed. We applaud this decision. And we urge everyone to rally round the effort to defeat our enemies and accomplish objectives vital to America’s national security.Obama’s decision, and the speech in which it was announced, were not flawless. The president […]

A Half-Hearted Afghanistan Strategy – by Michael Reagan

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The pitfalls of a publicized end date.