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Obama’s Foot-in-Mouth Syndrome

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 - by Rick Moran

Barack Obama's verbal gaffes are becoming more frequent as the campaign goes along. But do the voters really care?

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Asus 900 Mini Notebook: Hitting the Sweet Spot?

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 - by Glenn Harlan Reynolds

If you're the kind of person who likes to keep in touch with the world from just about anywhere, then this snazzy new subnotebook might be for you.

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"That’s a super-crappy plan"

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

a href=”http://rachellucas.com/index.php/2008/05/27/your-next-president-is-not-a-smart-man/”Rachel Lucas:/a “I do not believe you’re going to teach anyone a “lesson” by sitting this one out or writing in Fred Thompson or Sunny Lucas. I believe that way too many people are ignoring the forest for the trees and that in doing so, they’re going to have a hand in electing Obama. Some say that’s fine because if the country’s going to be “ruined”, better that it’s ruined by a Democrat, and somehow magically we’ll come up with a fantastic, “real” conservative in 4 years even though there is no one like that on the horizon and everyone knows it. Like I said, I think that’s a super-crappy plan.” br /br /I agree.

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Europe to an American

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 - by Victor Davis Hanson

The high tax, big government, secular, pacifist, and enforced egalitarianism of Europe — which seems the Obaman model — is something we should be very wary of emulating.

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Time to Head for Mars?

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 - by Rand Simberg

NASA's Phoenix Mars probe touched down this weekend on the 47th anniversary of JFK’s "man on the moon" address to Congress. What will this mission mean for the future of human spaceflight initiatives?

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How Saving the Polar Bears Endangers the Rhinos

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 - by Michael Miersch

Animals like the Sumatran rhino are threatened less by climate change than by the measures being taken to prevent it, specifically the mad rush for biofuels.

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Nazi Hunters Should Never Give Up

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 - by Bridget Johnson

Abandoning efforts to bring remaining Nazi war criminals to justice is a disservice to the soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II.

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Who Murdered Cheap Oil?

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 - by Jane Whitson

Figuring out the who, why, and how of rising oil prices is a lot like playing the board game Clue — though it's anything but fun for the whole family.

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When the Founding Fathers Faced Islamists

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 - by Michael Weiss

Back in 1784, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson had to decide whether to appease or stand up to armed Middle Eastern pirates. Sound familiar?

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Why the Mullahs Will Keep on Fighting Us — and Destroying Iran

Monday, May 26th, 2008 - by Michael Ledeen

Iran is falling apart, but the mullahs are as combative as ever. Like Khomeini, they care more about the triumph of jihad than their country.

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Monday, May 26th, 2008

a href=”http://pjmedia.com/blog/lets-give-the-mommybloggers-some-respect/”Laura McKenna at PJ Media:/a “Let’s Give the Mommybloggers Some Respect.” I agree. When I hear about the paucity of women bloggers, I just laugh. For example, the article points out that Blogher lists 3,200 self-identified mommybloggers on its blogroll, but those numbers aren’t close to their overall numbers. emSome/em women just like to blog about other things than technology and politics. What’s wrong with that and why aren’t they just as important?

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McCain and the Meaning of Memorial Day

Monday, May 26th, 2008 - by Bill Bradley

In a powerful speech at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, the GOP presidential nominee described his transformation from a hard-partying midshipman into a military hero.

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Tesla’s Electric Car: Gentlemen, Plug In Your Engines! [VIDEO]

Monday, May 26th, 2008

PJM's Roger L. Simon gets a tour of the all-new showroom of the fabled Tesla electric automobiles — and kicks the batteries of their new roadster.

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What Kind of Justice Would President Obama Mete Out?

Monday, May 26th, 2008 - by Jennifer Rubin

Barack Obama may have been a professor of constitutional law, but some of his ideas about the role of the Supreme Court could be problematic. Which justices would he appoint if given the chance?

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Most Likely to Succeed — and Serve, and Sacrifice

Monday, May 26th, 2008 - by David J. Rusin

Those who assume young men who choose the military don't have what it takes to succeed in other areas haven't heard of the remarkable servicemen from Chaminade High School.

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Lebanese Are Relieved: But For How Long?

Sunday, May 25th, 2008 - by Abu Kais

Many outside of Lebanon see the agreement as a victory for Hezbollah. But ordinary people have expressed relief and joy that civil war has been avoided and life can return to normal in Beirut — until the next crisis.

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New Column on Bloggers

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Michael Silencea href=”http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/may/25/blogging-now-a-way-of-life/” has a new column /a in the print version of the emKnoxville News Sentinel /emabout bloggers and blogging. I wonder if people want to read about bloggers? It will be interesting to find out–seems like the material would be endless–but would it be interesting? I am sure Michael will find a way to make it so.

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Will Obama Free Cuba?

Sunday, May 25th, 2008 - by Henry Gomez

Barack Obama's new Cuba policy may be based on "libertad," but it's unlikely to lead to freedom for the island nation's people.

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Iran Nervously Watching Syria-Israel Talks

Sunday, May 25th, 2008 - by Meir Javedanfar

Some Iranians are worried that news of Syrian-Israeli peace negotiations means that their staunchest ally is abandoning them. Not necessarily.

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Even Polygamists Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Sunday, May 25th, 2008 - by Michele Catalano

No matter what one thinks of their lifestyle, residents of the Yearning For Zion Ranch deserve to get their children back — for now.

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Let’s Give the Mommybloggers Some Respect

Sunday, May 25th, 2008 - by Laura McKenna

They may be sneered at in the New York Times and accused of endangering children's welfare by Kathy Lee Gifford — but parenting blogs are more popular than ever.

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"I believe feminism is an experiment…."

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

A number of readers have sent me a href=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1021293/How-mothers-fanatical-views-tore-apart.html”this link to Mail Online /awhere Rebecca Walker opens up about her mother, feminist Alice Walker, author of a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0671727796?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0671727796″emThe Color Purple/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0671727796″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / and the problems of feminism:br /br /blockquoteI know many women are shocked by my views. They expect the daughter of Alice Walker to deliver a very different message. Yes, feminism has undoubtedly given women opportunities. It’s helped open the doors for us at schools, universities and in the workplace. But what about the problems it’s caused for my contemporaries?…br /br /But far from taking responsibility for any of this, the leaders of the women’s movement close ranks against anyone who dares to question them – as I have learned to my cost. I don’t want to hurt my mother, but I cannot stay silent. I believe feminism is an experiment, and all experiments need to be assessed on their results. Then, when you see huge mistakes have been paid, you need to make alterations. br /br /I hope that my mother and I will be reconciled one day. Tenzin deserves to have a grandmother. But I am just so relieved that my viewpoint is no longer so utterly coloured by my mother’s. br /br /I am my own woman and I have discovered what really matters – a happy family./blockquote br /br /Read the a href=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1021293/How-mothers-fanatical-views-tore-apart.html”whole thing here./a

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My Heart Goes Out to Hillary

Saturday, May 24th, 2008 - by

Hillary Rodham Clinton isn't the most sympathetic person in public life, but I find myself feeling sorry for her nonetheless.

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An Open Letter to Senator Obama on Iran

Saturday, May 24th, 2008 - by Manda Zand-Ervin & Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi

Iranian human rights activists in exile find a policy of "unconditional dialogue" hard to fathom.

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American Airlines’ New Baggage Fee No Big Deal

Saturday, May 24th, 2008 - by Annie Jacobsen

What's a passenger to do now that the airline is charging $15 for the first checked bag? For starters, travel light.

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