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GOP Finds a Chink in Obama’s Armor

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 - by Jennifer Rubin

Republicans are betting that the president's national security approach is far less popular than the man himself with ordinary voters.

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POTUS Ponderings: I Didn’t See the Economic Crisis Coming

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 - by Kyle Smith

Obama's statements during last night's address confirm that he's like a weather forecaster who has never managed to accurately predict the weather but can’t stop making forecasts.

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Liberty and Tyranny is still #1

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

John Hawkins of RWN a href=”http://rightwingnews.com/mt331/2009/04/an_interview_with_mark_levin.php”interviews Mark Levin /aabout a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1416562850?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1416562850″emLiberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto,/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1416562850″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / which is the #1 book in the nation.

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Professor William I. Robinson and the Nature of Academic Freedom

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 - by Ron Radosh

Freedom of speech is not the same thing as academic freedom, and too many left-wing academics hide under the "free speech" rubric. (Roger L. Simon has a suggestion on how to deal with Robinson here.)

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Obama’s Vision — Nothing New Under the Sun

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 - by Victor Davis Hanson

It's the same old problematic dream: make everyone equal ... or else.

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Shocker: BBC Admits Reporter’s Anti-Israel Bias

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 - by Carol Gould

In some pundits' fevered imaginings, this shows that Auntie Beeb has fallen into the grip of the Zionists.

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The Dangerous Good Old Boys of the GOP

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 - by Adam Graham

Republicans lose because their hypocritical leadership focuses on its own power.

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Obama: President of Just Another Country

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 - by Jeff Pope

What do we make of a leader who puts down his own nation to lift himself up?

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Release of Interrogation Memos Undermines U.S. Security

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 - by Mac Thornberry

A congressman on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence defends the programs that have kept us safe for eight years.

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Drunkblogging Obama’s Big Prime-Time Presser

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 - by Stephen Green

An evening with the real American Idol. No, not Barack Obama — Vodkapundit's Stephen Green, who juiced up for his play-by-play analysis of the big speech.

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President ZoBama Celebrates 100 Days!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Look out Mick Jagger, as President ZoBama throws everyone “Under My Bus.

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PJTV: Interview with AlFonzo Rachel

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

I interview AlfonZo Rachel, host of PJTV’s emZonation/em on how he became a conservative Republican musician, why conservatives should be happy warriors and how conservatives can break into the media, Hollywood, and public institutions. We also discuss why it’s important not to give up fighting the liberal establishment. Plus, clips from his new Zonation video.br /br /a href=”http://www.pjtv.com/video/Ask_Dr_Helen/Alfonzo_Rachel%3A_Becoming_A_Conservative/1797/;jsessionid=abcC_8weLQQhcf-y8IZds”You can watch the show here./a br /br /a onblur=”try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}” href=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_6XsGr86A1rs/Sfi280_2isI/AAAAAAAAAHY/98fzzG7oG0I/s1600-h/alfonzo.bmp”img style=”display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 200px; height: 98px;” src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_6XsGr86A1rs/Sfi280_2isI/AAAAAAAAAHY/98fzzG7oG0I/s200/alfonzo.bmp” border=”0″ alt=”"id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5330211315127847618″ //a

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Specter of the RINO to Haunt GOP No More

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 - by Pam Meister

If you're going to act like a Democrat, you might as well be one.

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Toward a New American Culture

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 - by Andrew Klavan

We need to turn our backs on the culture of the state and build an infrastructure that praises artists who stand outside the MSM’s climate of opinion.

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Memo to Obama: Stop Playing the Economic Shell Game

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 - by Martha Zoller

Common stock in the bailed-out banks will do nothing to help the real issues facing the American economy.

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Welcome to The Barack Obama Show!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 - by Kyle Smith

TV's most expensive reality program hits prime time again tonight with the president's speech. Tune in only if you can afford it.

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Close the Missile Defense Gap Now

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 - by Larry Greenfield

Missile threats are real and missile defense science is solid. The funding costs are low and the moral case is overwhelming.

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Meet Your New Neighbors: Islamic Radicals from Gitmo

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 - by David J. Rusin

Jihadists are about to be freed and transplanted to American towns — maybe even yours.

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Obama’s Disclosures and the World of Intelligence

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 - by Abraham H. Miller

What would a former spy who risked life and limb for his country think of Obama's release of the secret memorandum on torture?

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Specter’s Exit an Opportunity for the GOP

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - by Jennifer Rubin

A chance for the party to develop broadly conservative themes that would lead to victory.

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Specter Switcheroo and a 23 Skiddoo

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - by Rick Moran

The leap across the aisle by the Pennsylvania senator is a victory for the conservative base.

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An eBay for Jobs?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - by Scott Budman

A new website is being swamped with people of all ages looking for work — and willing to bid against each other for scarce jobs.

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How to end self-sabotage

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Many times I notice that people become depressed over concerns of failure or just plain inertia. I am reading a good book about how to overcome those obstacles called, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470399937?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0470399937″emGet Off Your “But”: How to End Self-Sabotage and Stand Up for Yourself./em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0470399937″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / The book is written by Sean Clinch Stephenson who is one of the leading authorities on the deconstruction of self-sabotage (what he calls getting people off their BUTS). br /br /Stephenson was born with brittle bones disorder (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) that kept him wheelchair bound, so he understands what adversity is. He offers six lessons throughout the book beginning with simple ways to connect with others and make ourselves human. He also says to connect with oneself and has an interesting section called “words can heal, and words can kill.” I was a bit skeptical of this approach as it seemed extreme but his reasoning made some sense. He makes the point that for some people, the inner voice gets so hurtful that they believe that the only way they can shut it off is by taking their own life. br /br /After reading a href=”http://pjmedia.com/blog/ask-dr-helen-suicide-men-and-money/”some of the comments on my PJM suicide and men column /afrom yesterday, frankly, I believe Stephenson is correct–the way we talk to ourselves can harm or even kill us. The way one talks to oneself can be changed and with that change, life can improve. br /br /Other wise advice, the book says, is to choose your friends wisely, own your life–the good and the bad, and become responsible for how you act in response to abusive or negative events in your life right now. It seems to be a decent book for those of you who may want to get some advice on how to end self-sabotage. And this is as true for men as it is for women.

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Small business prepares for battle with the administration

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

It seems a href=”http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/26/AR2009042602838_pf.html”that many small businesses are bracing /afor a tax battle, according to this emWashington Post /emarticle (via a href=”http://nalert.blogspot.com/2009/04/small-businesses-brace-for-tax-battle.html”Newsalert)/a: br /br /blockquoteBusiness groups say they’re bracing for even more battles with the administration. br /br /”They’re desperate for revenue. And therein lies the concern of the broader business community,” said R. Bruce Josten, chief lobbyist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. br /br /”We’re going to be a permanent target, and we understand that,” added Catherine Schultz, vice president for tax policy at the National Foreign Trade Council. “The way they see it, corporations don’t vote.” /blockquotebr /br /A nurse turned entrepreneur is used as an example of how much the extra tax would cost, to her pocket book as well as her ability to expand and hire:br /br /blockquoteThe accountant, Carroll Hurst, said Johnson is unlikely to owe any federal taxes this year due to accounting changes that confer a one-time tax benefit. But in a typical year, he said, Johnson and her husband earn about $515,000 from various entities related to the schools. They claim around $90,000 in deductions — much of it contributions to charity — reducing their taxable income to around $425,000. Johnson said the sum they take home in wages is “substantially less.” br /br /In a typical year, Johnson’s federal tax bill would be about $120,000. But starting in 2011, the higher marginal rates would add about $13,000 a year, Hurst said. Capping the value of itemized deductions at 28 percent would add another $10,000, for a total increase of $23,000. br /br /And Johnson’s tax bill stands to grow dramatically if Obama were to revive a plan to apply Social Security tax to income over $250,000 instead of capping it at the current $106,800. Because Johnson is an employee and an employer, she would have to pay both portions of the tax, Hurst said, tacking another $30,000 onto her bill. br /br /Johnson said such an increase would force her to consider scaling back operations. /blockquotebr /br /My prediction? More and more businesses like Johnson’s will decrease hiring and expansion, and/or “go John Galt.” People will wonder why their opportunities are drying up and look to the government for help, not really understanding that the government created the mess to begin with.

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Swine Flu: Conservative Republicans Want to Kill You

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - by Rick Moran

President Obama's understaffed government is already looking for scapegoats.

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