Diana Furchtgott-Roth: The High Cost of Health Reform – RealClearMarkets

WASHINGTON-Last night, speaking about the health “reform” bill to ABC’s Charles Gibson, President Obama declared, “If we don’t pass it, here’s the guarantee….your premiums will go up, your employers are going to load up more costs on you. Potentially they’re going to drop your coverage, because they just can’t afford an increase of 25 percent, […]

Jonathan Schanzer and Madeleine Morganstern: Rashid Khalidi Headlines Taxpayer-funded Palestinian Fest – Jewish Policy Center

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC), a U.S. taxpayer-funded organization noted for the virulent anti-Israeli attitudes of its academic members, held a conference in October at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Most of the conference was apolitical, but two lectures in particular raise (again) the question of whether PARC should be the […]

Homegrown Insurgency – by Paul Sperry

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Move over Europe, radicalization is happening here.

Iranian Endgame – by P. David Hornik

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Is Israel America’s last resort?

Obama Brings the Gitmolympics Home – by Michelle Malkin

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The War on Terror meets the Chicago Way.

Dean urges defeat of emerging health care bill – AP

Former Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean argued Wednesday that the health care overhaul bill taking shape in the Senate further empowers private insurers at the expense of consumer choice.”You will be forced to buy insurance. If you don’t, you’ll pay a fine,” said Dean, a physician. “It’s an insurance company bailout.” Interviewed on ABC’s “Good […]

Christmas Reading – by Thomas Sowell

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Some superb books you can give as Christmas presents.

Byron York: Why Democrats push health care, even if it kills them – Washington Examiner

To some observers, the Democrats’ race to pass national health care seems irrational — even suicidal. Don’t party leaders understand how much the public opposes the bills currently on the table? Don’t they know that voters are likely to take their revenge at the polls next year? Given that, why do they keep rushing ahead? […]

Ill. prison to get Gitmo detainees – AP

WASHINGTON – Taking an important step on the thorny path to closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the White House plans to announce Tuesday that the government will acquire an underutilized state prison in rural Illinois to be the new home for a limited number of terrorist suspects held at Guantanamo. via […]

Dems against Dems in health care vote struggle – AP

WASHINGTON – The end game in sight, Senate Democrats coped with stubborn internal differences as well as implacable Republican opposition on Monday in a struggle to pass health care legislation by Christmas.A liberal-backed call to expand Medicare as part of the legislation drew strong opposition from Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn. and quieter concerns from a […]