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PJM Political 02/28/09: An Action-Packed CPAC Flashback!

Saturday, February 28th, 2009 - by Ed Driscoll

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Saturday, February 28th, 2009

I am in D.C. at CPAC (co-sponsored by PJ Media) and just got finished being a guest on the a href=”http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=pagepage-id=115″”Washington Tea Party”/a panel a href=”http://michellemalkin.com/2009/03/02/in-case-you-missed-it/”hosted by Michelle Malkin,/a Kellyanne Conway, Mary Anne Marsh and Jeri Thompson. I talked about taxpayers going “John Galt” and the psychology of fear in response to the financial crisis. The audience was terrific and supportive and there was a great turn-out. Fred Thompson came on to talk about the stimulus and other issues. br /br /a href=”http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=videovideo-id=1452media-id=5101chapter-id=607″You can watch the show here/a–just click on the segment with my name.

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Two Huge Openings for the GOP

Saturday, February 28th, 2009 - by Jennifer Rubin

Opportunities to win back voters have been handed to the Republican Party on a silver platter. (Also check out PJ Media's latest PJM Political radio show, which features extensive additional coverage from CPAC.)

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What if Obama Turns America into Europe?

Saturday, February 28th, 2009 - by Claudia Rosett

How things might play out is chilling to contemplate.

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The Politics of Four Percent Mortgages

Saturday, February 28th, 2009 - by Tristan Yates

Why the Democrats killed a reasonable GOP proposal that was ignored by the mainstream media.

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Nationwide Ammunition Shortage Hits U.S.

Saturday, February 28th, 2009 - by Bob Owens

Skyrocketing demand has been emptying the shelves of America's gun stores. Here's why.

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News Flash: Beheadings Are Related to Islam

Saturday, February 28th, 2009 - by Phyllis Chesler

Honor killings aren't simply domestic violence.

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The Oz of Woz

Friday, February 27th, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

An appreciation of Steve Wozniak — co-founder of Apple Computer and one of high tech's most unusual characters.

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Mitch McConnell Lays It On the Line at CPAC

Friday, February 27th, 2009 - by Jennifer Rubin

The Senate minority leader offers a heavy dose of tough love to conservatives.

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Tea Party Protests Sweep the Country: But What’s the Message? (Updated)

Friday, February 27th, 2009 - by Clarendon

Americans must stand up for themselves, not slip into a state of voluntary servitude. (UPDATE: Roundups of the Tea Party protests here and here. MORE: PJTV coverage here.)

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‘Mumbai Scenario’ Shakes Up the Torture Debate

Friday, February 27th, 2009 - by David J. Rusin

A new challenge to critics who slam the ticking time bomb argument for torture as unrealistic.

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Should We Start Calling Him Jimmy Obama?

Friday, February 27th, 2009 - by Michael Ledeen

Barack Obama may be so devoted to peace that he might just start a war.

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No Country for Black Men

Friday, February 27th, 2009 - by

How the Democrats work to strip African-Americans of their patriotism.

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‘Stimulating’ Scientists Into Proving Global Warming

Friday, February 27th, 2009 - by Frank J. Tipler

The new bill will spend billions to adjust data to “prove” the fallacy that humans are responsible for global warming.

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Seven Jewish Children: An Anti-Semitic Play Debuts in London

Friday, February 27th, 2009 - by Carol Gould

The curtain rises on the latest attempt to smear the state of Israel through historical lies.

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We’re all losers now

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

CNBC a href=”http://www.cnbc.com/id/29406790″conducted a poll asking people /a if they thought they would be a winner or loser with Obama’s current proposed budget. The result? Last time I looked, 72% of the respondents (out of 15198) thought they would be losers. I would say it will be closer to 100% before this is all over.

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Conservatives at CPAC Talking the Talk — But Can they Walk the Walk?

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 - by Rick Moran

The conclave is making the right noises about reform — but acknowledging what fundamentally ails the movement will be the key. (Also read Andrew Klavan: Conservatives, Create!)

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The Coming Blue State Collapse

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 - by Rich Karlgaard

With taxes being raised at both state and local levels, residents in California and New York will be hit hardest.

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Is Iran’s New Nuclear Power Plant Test Really Such a Threat?

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 - by Meir Javedanfar

The true danger lies elsewhere.

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Okay, this is scary….

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

In reading about Obama’s new em$634 billion /em health fund, a href=”http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/25/AR2009022502587_pf.html”I came across this:/abr /br /blockquoteThe budget figures also represent significant shifts in how the United States will pay for medical care.br /br /For example, experts have identified hospital readmissions — especially for elderly patients — as a sign of poor care and unnecessary expense. About 18 percent of Medicare patients are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of an original visit. The new approach would establish flat fees for the first hospitalization and 30 days of follow-up, sometimes done by separate facilities. Hospitals or clinics with high readmission rates could be paid less./blockquotebr /br /I am not sure what the details are but just from reading the above, how is punishing hospitals or clinics who re-admit sick patients by paying them less going to provide good care? It’s like the insurance programs that dock doctor’s pay the more patients they see–and reward them for seeing fewer. Many just see fewer, regardless of whether the patient is better or not. But maybe I am naive and good care isn’t the point. Maybe the point is to make a certain portion of the American population including the president feel good that all Americans have insurance, even if patients are left sitting outside the hospital door. br /br /Perhaps I have this wrong, maybe there is more to this “new approach” than I have heard about. Maybe….

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Dr.Helen on Mens News Daily

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

You can now also read a href=”http://mensnewsdaily.com/”my blog at Mens News Daily/a along with the work of Glenn Sacks, Dr. Stephen Baskerville, David Usher and Marc H. Rudov.

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Perverse Thoughts About This Perverse Recession

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 - by Victor Davis Hanson

It's a strange world when going into debt for a trillion dollars is called "stimulation."

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The Fallacy of Positive Rights

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 - by Stephen Gutowski

The entitlement mindset is poisoning a generation and ruining our economy.

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On the Streets of Beirut

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

Can Lebanon shake itself free of Syrian domination and Iranian influence? A PJM report from Beirut.

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Give Up the Racist Narrative: A Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 - by Bill Siegel

If our new president and attorney general truly want "change," the rhetoric of victimhood has to go.

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