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Sarah Palin Needs to Do More with What She’s Got

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 - by Mike Shelton

There's plenty of substance to go with her sizzle, but she hasn't quite shown it yet.

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An Alternative to the Wall Street Bailout

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 - by Arnold Kling

The truth is the government's plan could very well cause the problem it purports to solve.

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Elitism and the Presidential Campaign

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 - by Victor Davis Hanson

Elitism doesn't rest on how many houses you own or where you went to college: it's a state of mind.

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Dissecting the Palin Rumor Mill

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 - by Charlie Martin

How rumors about the vice-presidential candidate spread so quickly.

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Ask Dr. Helen: Is sleeping apart healthy for marriage?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

a href=”http://pjmedia.com/blog/ask-dr-helen-is-sleeping-apart-healthy-for-marriage/”My PJM column is up:/a br /br /blockquoteWhether separate beds hurts a relationship depends on why the couple uses them./blockquotebr /br /I had a a href=”http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2008/09/is-sleeping-alone-good-for-marriage.html”post/a on this topic recently and expanded it a bit using some of the comments from my readers–thanks. a href=”http://pjmedia.com/blog/ask-dr-helen-is-sleeping-apart-healthy-for-marriage/”Go read the column/a and see if you have any more words of wisdom.

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Standing Up to Ahmadinejad

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 - by Michael Weiss

Brave dissident Iranians were the stars of Monday's rally instead of U.S. politicians. (Also, Phyllis Chesler on Why the Rally Didn't Roar and Dear Mahmoud by Michael Ledeen)

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The True Story of Che

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 - by Christian Toto

A new documentary explores the murderous man behind the myth.

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‘It’s the Qualifications, Stupid!’

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 - by Fred J. Eckert

McCain needs to get back on track and remind voters which candidate is more qualified.

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Ask Dr. Helen: Is Sleeping Apart Healthy for Marriage?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 - by Helen Smith

Whether a relationship suffers from separate beds depends on why the couple uses them.

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Pajamas TV Covers New York Iran Demonstration (Day 2)

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Coverage is free with Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi on scene. As a preview, watch the first installment of our cartoon series "Mahmoud's Nuclear Adventures" at the link.

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Blogs and the 2008 Election

Monday, September 22nd, 2008 - by Rick Moran

The promise of the blogosphere has not been realized.

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Are "choice mothers" really the best choice?

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

a href=”http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2008/sep/17/women.family”There appears to be a growing trend/a of “choice mothers” in the UK who are having children in their early thirties by artificial insemination as they have decided they would rather have a child than a relationship (via a href=”http://www.pjmedia.com/instapundit/archives2/024716.php”Instapundit/a):br /br /blockquoteIn many ways it is an extraordinary decision to use donor sperm in your early 30s because you are fed up waiting for a partner. Some campaigners argue that choice mothers are wrongfully depriving their children of a father. But many women in this position think long and hard about this aspect of their decision and often line up a host of male role models in advance. Gwyneth says of 10-year-old Helen: “I think there are some children who grow up perfectly well without male role models – and she has got my father, my brother and my nephew.”/blockquotebr /br /It seems to me that kicking men out of the lives of kids and women is the goal of the media and radical feminists in the current milieu that we are living in. Last night, I watched a taped show of a href=”http://www.suzeorman.com/”Suze Orman/a where she cheered a woman on for kicking a man out of her life for not being financially responsible enough (he had a lot of credit card debt). However, in the segment before, Ms. Orman had a woman on who owed $40,000 dollars in credit card debt but she sighed in sympathy with her as she explained her predicament. Why isn’t Orman warning men about this financially irresponsible woman? Of course she wouldn’t do that. Women are caught in bad circumstances, men span style=”font-style:italic;”are/span bad circumstances in her mind. It seems like many women feel this way. br /br /The more our society pushes the radical feminist agenda that men are bad, irresponsible, or just not available, the more likely it is to become a self-fulfilling prophecy. In many ways, it already is, men are avoiding marriage and relationships and are finding other satisfying ways of living their lives. Women believe that there is no guy out there for them or they think of men as bad or irresponsible–which pushes them away further. Some guys will not even try to satisfy women who they feel they can never measure up to, or live up to their high expectations. In this rush to kick men out of family life and reward single motherhood (unless one has a Republican mother), I wonder what the repercussions will be on the next generation?

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Olmert Out. Livni In?

Monday, September 22nd, 2008 - by Ron Dermer

Does Israel's foreign minister have the political muscle to become the next Golda Meir?

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Jews, Religion and the Democratic Party

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

a href=”http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2008/09/21/open-letter-to-my-fellow-jews-the-democratic-party-is-not-your-religion-or-anybodys/”Roger Simon at PJM/a has a message for Jews who have looked to the Democrats as a kind of religion: br /br /blockquoteFrom the days of FDR, the vast majority of American Jews have identified with the Democratic Party almost if it were their religion. This included most especially secular Jews like me whose blasé attitude toward their faith and toward religious observance in general made such a replacement all the more important emotionally. This same Jewish majority also identified with the cause of social justice and, as Barack Obama among many others has noted, were some of the most active participants in the civil rights movement of the Fifties and Sixties. That was all how it should have been and was a perfectly logical and praiseworthy epoch in the development of our country.br /br /Hello – those days are over!/blockquotebr /br /Those days are long gone, I have trouble understanding why Jews don’t change course when the political climate changes. Many are stuck in the 60′s, thinking that the Democrats are on their side. They aren’t. When will Jews wake up and realize that the party they thought was their friend is currently anything but?

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Is McCain or Obama Ahead? Well, It Depends…

Monday, September 22nd, 2008 - by Richard Miniter

Weighting of expected voter turnout is seriously skewing poll results.

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Open Letter to My Fellow Jews: The Democratic Party Is Not Your Religion

Monday, September 22nd, 2008 - by Roger L Simon

Let's not be slaves to party politics. (Also: J-Street Jews: The McCarthyites of our Era, by Phyllis Chesler)

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Palin Snub Rocks Jewish Community — and the Presidential Race

Monday, September 22nd, 2008 - by Jennifer Rubin

Partisan sniping over the speakers at an anti-Ahmadinejad rally sends a terrible message.

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Obama, Palin, and the Meaning of ‘Change’

Monday, September 22nd, 2008 - by Elizabeth Scalia

In this election season, the definitions of words are being mangled like never before.

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Sunday, September 21st, 2008

a href=”http://pjmedia.com/blog/farewell-yankee-stadium/”Michele Catalano at PJM:/a Farewell, Yankee Stadium.

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Farewell, Yankee Stadium

Sunday, September 21st, 2008 - by Michele Catalano

Memories of an iconic ballpark on its last game day ever.

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Buying Votes for Cigarettes

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

This weekend I picked up the new copy of John Fund’s book, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594032246?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1594032246″ span style=”font-style:italic;”Stealing Elections, Revised and Updated: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy./span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1594032246″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / Glenn and I had interviewed Fund for a podcast on voter fraud in October of 2006 and he had some pretty interesting things to say. You a href=”http://www.glennandhelenshow.com/”can read the transcript here/a (you will have to scroll down the page and click on “more” to get it). But here are some highlights from Fund in that interview that may be relevant to the upcoming election:br /br /blockquoteWell, in my book, “Stealing Elections,” I basically say we have two problems. We have what political scientist, Walter Dean Burnham, calls the sloppiest election system of any industrialized democracy and because of that sloppiness people with bad motives have often a very easy time finagling the system, adding votes or subtracting votes. Sometimes you can’t tell where the sloppiness ends and where the fraud begins.br /br /I do know that there’s a lot more scrutiny and the general public believes that there’s more fraud, if you look at the Zogby poll or the Rasmussen poll. Something like about twelve percent of Americans don’t believe their ballots are counted properly or the votes are stolen so that their ballots are invalidated./blockquotebr /br /In the introduction of his recent book, Fund points out that voter fraud can be found all over the US:br /br /blockquoteElection fraud, whether it’s phony voter registrations, illegal absentee ballots, shady recounts, or old-fashioned ballot box stuffing, can be found in every part of the United States, although it is probably spreading because of the ever-so-tight divisions that have polarized the country and created so many close elections lately. Although most fraud is found in urban areas, there are current scandals in rural Texas and Minnesota…. Wisconsin officials convicted a New York heiress who was working for Al Gore by giving homeless people cigarettes if they rode in a van to the polls and voted. br //blockquotebr /br /Frankly, if I was homeless and someone did that to me, I would take the cigarettes and write in Philip Morris on the ballot.

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Sandra Bernhard Gets Away with Racist Anti-Palin Tirade

Sunday, September 21st, 2008 - by Katherine Berry

The media gives celebs a pass on ugly rants — as long as they bash the right people.

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Silicon Valley’s Mentos-in-Diet Coke Economy

Sunday, September 21st, 2008 - by Michael S. Malone

The current reality isn't just a single bubble bursting — it's a stream of perpetual fizz.

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Is Wired Magazine’s ‘Military Correspondent’ a Kremlin Dupe? (Part 2)

Sunday, September 21st, 2008 - by

More evidence that we should take Russia-Georgia reporting by David Axe with a grain of salt.

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Live From Blogworld: The Political Blogosphere in Transition

Sunday, September 21st, 2008 - by Rick Moran

The right and left sides of the blogosphere have evolved very differently.

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