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Caroline Kennedy: The Accidental Senator Who Wasn’t

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 - by Jazz Shaw

The writing was on the wall — and the op-ed pages. New York is in no mood for Camelot.

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Amy Alkon on sex, dating and hooking up

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

I interviewed a href=”http://www.advicegoddess.com/ag-columns-blog/newindex.html”advice columnist/a Amy Alkon on PJTV about sex, hooking up, and if women should put out for their husbands. Other topics of discussion include: are the techniques in a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UQWCT6?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=B000UQWCT6″The Pick-up Artist/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=B000UQWCT6″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / really the best way to get a date–and why don’t women like porn? br /br /a href=”http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=videomedia-id=4134video-id=1232video-title=Ask_Dr_Helen_-_Jan_21stseries-name=Ask_Dr_Helen”You can watch the show here. /a

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Is There Really Life on Mars?

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 - by Charlie Martin

We can answer that question with a conclusive "maybe."

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Genocide Henchman Leading Muslim Outreach to Obama

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 - by Patrick Poole

The president of American Muslims for Constructive Engagement is a former top aide to the indicted Sudanese president.

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A Thumbs-Down on Obama’s Economic Team

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 - by Laura Goldman

This group doesn't represent change we can believe in, but recycling that will fail.

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Obama: Centrist or Liberal? Five Key Tests

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 - by Jennifer Rubin

His true orientation will be revealed by his approach to these major issues.

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From Russia With Love: Iran Gets Top Air Defense System

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 - by 'Reza Kahlili'

The mullahs will soon be able to protect their nuclear sites against attacks by Israel or the U.S.

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An Uneasy Feeling as I Watched the Inauguration

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 - by Victor Davis Hanson

For all too many, only now can they be proud of America. (Also read Claudia Rosett: “Present” for the Inauguration)

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A few observations on female crime in Chicago

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

I a href=”http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-mug-photogallery,0,5488047.photogallery”came across a gallery of photos /a at the span style=”font-style:italic;”Chicago Tribune /spanentitled “Mugs in the news” which featured a collection of Chicago area arrest photos. There were a total of 66 photos and I took a look at the first 13 and noticed that span style=”font-style:italic;”eight out of the first thirteen/span were women–although there were only 12 women out of the total 66 mugshots from what I counted. br /br /The women were (allegedly) involved in crimes ranging from making up fraudulent documents to first degree murder. Another thing worth noting is that some women acted alone or with other women. For example, a href=”http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2008/12/2-women-charged-with-attempted-murder-robbery.html”two women/a (image 10 and 11) were arrested for robbing a couple and shooting the a href=”http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-mug-photogallery,0,5488047.photogallery”man after taking his wallet:/abr /br /blockquoteDesiree Hollis and Bobbie Griffin, both 20 years old, were accused of demanding money from a couple walking on the Near West Side on Dec. 11, 2008, then shooting the man before fleeing, police said. Hollis, of the 100 block of North Leamington Avenue, and Griffin, of the 5800 block of West Walton Street, were tracked down shortly after the couple flagged a police car./blockquotebr /br /Patricia Pearson, in her book, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0140243887?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0140243887″ span style=”font-style:italic;”When She Was Bad…: Violent Women and the Myth of Innocence/span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0140243887″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / says that women may increasingly work in pairs or alone. Joyce Carol Oates once said that “Most often, [women] are merely the distaff half of a murderous couple whose brain-power is supplied by the man.” I don’t think this holds true anymore, if it ever did.

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Bush’s Final Mistake: Showing Mercy on Ramos and Compean

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 - by Bob Owens

The former Border Patrol agents are anything but heroes for shooting a drug dealer in the back and covering it up.

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Top Ten Disturbing Aspects of Obama’s Choice of Treasury Secretary

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 - by Tom Blumer

Obama campaigned on his alleged “judgment to lead.” The Geithner nomination makes a mockery of that claim.

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Inaugural Address Failed to Inspire

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 - by Rick Moran

The new president gave a nice campaign speech but fell short of historical relevance.

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Will Obama’s Anti-Terror Policies Vindicate Bush?

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 - by Eric Florack

The new president appears to be following in the footsteps of his predecessor, despite promises to the contrary.

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Politicians — Use New Media at Your Own Risk

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 - by Andrew Ian Dodge

It only takes one tasteless Facebook photo to end a promising career ...

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The Great College Hoax

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

a href=”http://www.forbes.com/leadership/forbes/2009/0202/060.html”Kathy Kristof /ain emForbes:/em “It’s too late to save the country from the housing finance bubble. But the college bubble is not quite as far along.”

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Drunkblogging the Inauguration

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 - by Stephen Green

Vodkapundit's Stephen Green has handed off his keys to a responsible party and will bring you up-to-the-second coverage of today's big day in Washington. Also, earlier this week, VodkaPundit joined the swelling ranks of blogs "inside" PJ Media. Reset your bookmarks.

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

a href=”http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/breitbart/2009/01/19/where-were-you-celebrities-after-911/”Andrew Breitbart:/a “Good luck, President Obama. The rest of you can go to hell.”

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Dick Cheney: The Most Pro-Gay Vice President in History

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 - by B. Daniel Blatt

Why won't leading gay organizations praise him?

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The Great Debate Over the Bush Legacy

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 - by Ron Radosh

The battle begins: it will likely be decades before a consensus emerges.

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Obama: Stay the Course on Cuba

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 - by Henry Gomez

Dialogue with the Castro brothers is not an effective policy.

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We Have Overcome Today

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 - by Rick Moran

Is it really possible we have gone from "Whites Only" drinking fountains to toasting an African American president in the White House in my lifetime?

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‘Honest Obe’ Might Be a Bit of a Stretch

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 - by Ralph Alter

Obama is taking this Lincoln comparison thing too seriously.

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‘A Cross Underneath One’s Clothing Is Okay’: An Interview with the Bishop of Arabia

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 - by Pierre Heumann

Paul Hinder talks about shepherding Christians in the heart of the Muslim world.

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“It was like one big family on that wing…"

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Neo-Neocon a href=”http://neoneocon.com/2009/01/19/the-flight-1549-survivors-escape-to-tell-the-tale/”has an interesting post up /aon the calmness of the passengers of flight 1549:br /br /blockquoteOne cannot help but be impressed not only by the mere logistics of their survival as well as its improbability, but by the near-unanimity of the passengers’ stories of calm and mutual assistance./blockquotebr /br /One survivor, David Carlos, made a href=”http://wbztv.com/local/plane.crash.hudson.2.910579.html”the following observation:/abr /br /blockquote“It was like one big family on that wing, everyone’s holding each other, this guy’s got that guy and this lady’s got that guy and no one wants to fall off,” Carlos said. “It was amazing, the human spirit, when it comes down to that everyone just got together, and was able to overcome and stay together, and everyone made it.”/blockquotebr /br /Carlos’s statements about the calm and assistance reminded me of what I had recently read in Amanda Ripley’s book, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307352897?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0307352897″emThe Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – and Why./em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0307352897″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / br /br /Ripley has a chapter on panic and notes that panic occurs if, and only if three conditions are present. First, people must feel they are trapped. Second, there is a sense of great helplessness, and the final prerequisite is a sense of profound isolation. Ripley points out that all of these conditions are hard to define or measure. But the point here is, whatever took place on flight 1549, none of these conditions was present. Human behavior on that plane was at its best. Ripley points out a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fblog%2Fpost%2FPLNKWJ0Y8W1ZUP38tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=ur2camp=1789creative=9325″that this is common:/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=ur2o=1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /br /br /blockquoteThe truth is, in almost every disaster I have studied, people treat each other with kindness and respect. Violence and panic are extremely rare. An instant camraderie springs up between strangers–on a sinking ship or a bombed-out subway car. That is the rule, not the exception. /blockquotebr /br /Maybe so, but crowds and people do panic in disasters. So, the million dollar question is “why in this circumstance were people cooperative and calm and in other situations they are not?” And how do you use the information gleaned from this particular crash to provide better psychological preparation for other disasters in the future?

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Why China’s Communists Love Jimmy Carter

Monday, January 19th, 2009 - by Gordon G. Chang

Only democracies merit the 39th president's criticism.

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