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‘Never Again,’ Obama Style

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - by Michael Ledeen

It looks like the president has no real intention of doing anything to thwart evil.

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How Perez Hilton and Gang Hurt Gay Marriage Supporters

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - by B. Daniel Blatt

Crudely slandering advocates of traditional marriage makes the achievement of equal rights less likely.

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Gun-Running in Mexico: Hiding in Plain Sight

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - by Todd Bensman

Weapons seized in Mexico can't always be traced back to the U.S., but it's pretty clear that's where they're coming from.

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An All-Out Deification of Nature

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - by AWR Hawkins

Environmentalism has become less about saving the planet and more about worshiping it.

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GOP vs. Obama: The Gloves Come Off

Monday, April 27th, 2009 - by Jennifer Rubin

The stage is set for what is sure to be a blistering fight over the past and future conduct of the war on terror.

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Ask Dr. Helen: Suicide, men and money

Monday, April 27th, 2009

a href=”http://pjmedia.com/blog/ask-dr-helen-suicide-men-and-money/”My PJM column is up:/abr /br /blockquoteHow do we help husbands and fathers whose financial angst has brought them to the darkest place?/blockquotebr /br /a href=”http://pjmedia.com/blog/ask-dr-helen-suicide-men-and-money/”You can read more here. /a

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Thoughts on health care

Monday, April 27th, 2009

It seems that a shortage of doctors will be an obstacle for the Obama administration, a href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/health/policy/27care.html?_r=1″according to this emNYT’/ems article:/abr /br /blockquoteObama administration officials, alarmed at doctor shortages, are looking for ways to increase the supply of physicians to meet the needs of an aging population and millions of uninsured people who would gain coverage under legislation championed by the president.br /br /The officials said they were particularly concerned about shortages of primary care providers who are the main source of health care for most Americans…br /br /To cope with the growing shortage, federal officials are considering several proposals. One would increase enrollment in medical schools and residency training programs. Another would encourage greater use of nurse practitioners and physician assistants. A third would expand the National Health Service Corps, which deploys doctors and nurses in rural areas and poor neighborhoods. /blockquotebr /br /I have a few thoughts. First of all, who the heck wants to be a doctor anymore? The regulations and bureaucracy are stifling. Perhaps making practicing medicine less onerous would be a good step in putting more doctors to work, but that’s hard to fathom, given the push towards nationalized health care and even more regulation. br /br /Second, it is a concern that more nurse practitioners and physician assistants would be used. While they are often good, they should not substitute for a doctor in many instances. I spoke to a radiologist recently who said he was slowly getting out of the field and that the coming trend would be for nurse practitioners and others to fill in and that soon, that is mainly who patients will be seeing. Those of us with complicated medical histories should be concerned, if not alarmed. br /br /Finally, many people have no idea what they are getting into here with the push towards nationalized health care. Most people have neverem really /embeen sick, and haven’t experienced what it is like to have to wait for care, be seen by those who are incompetent or inexperienced, or who are rushed and unable to find the time to sit down and figure out what is going on medically with a patient. It is about to get a whole lot worse with more government intervention, not better. But at least some people can feel good about themselves, and tell themselves that at least all will be covered–and a Utopian ideal can be marked off the wishlist.

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German Help for Iraq?

Monday, April 27th, 2009 - by Thomas Uwer

Let's hope they don't assist the current government like they assisted Saddam.

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Getting Back to GOP Principles

Monday, April 27th, 2009 - by Eric Florack

The Republican Party shouldn't be focused on the idea that it needs to change in order to be relevant.

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Profiting From the Swine Flu Panic

Monday, April 27th, 2009 - by Charlie Martin

Don't forget: with the Internet and a 24-hour news cycle, nobody makes money by keeping us calm.

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U.S. Universities: Education or Indoctrination?

Monday, April 27th, 2009 - by Robert Shibley

The market of ideas in academia isn't so free.

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Ask Dr. Helen: Suicide, Men, and Money

Sunday, April 26th, 2009 - by Helen Smith

How do we help husbands and fathers whose financial angst has brought them to the darkest place?

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Gift or Burden?

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

The emGuardian/em a href=”http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/apr/22/365-nights-charla-muller-sex”has an interesting article /aabout a woman who gave her husband a gift of sex every night for one year and then wrote a book about it entitled a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0425222578?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0425222578″em365 Nights: A Memoir of Intimacy/em:/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0425222578″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /br /br /blockquoteWhen her husband turned 40, Charla Muller couldn’t decide what to give him, so she offered him guaranteed sex every night for a whole year. Could they manage it? And what would be the effect on their marriage?/blockquotebr /br /What do you think, if your spouse offered you sex every night for a year, would you take it or leave it?

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Conservatives Torn on Interrogation ‘Truth Commission’

Sunday, April 26th, 2009 - by Jennifer Rubin

Visions of Nancy Pelosi on the stand dance in Republicans' heads.

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Paulson, Geithner, Bernanke & the Government’s Insider Trading Scandal

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Watch PJTV’s Economy and Financial Review here.

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China Shows Who the Real Boss Is at USA Inc.

Sunday, April 26th, 2009 - by Bobby McGill

With its huge ownership stake in the American economy, China is beginning to extract concessions from a humbled U.S.

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How I Ended Up Broke at 55

Sunday, April 26th, 2009 - by Carol Gould

The true story of a capitalist life bringing nothing but anguish.

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PJM Political: Live From Geneva, It’s Durban II

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Roger L. Simon interviews Alan Dershowitz, Jon Voight, Shelby Steele, Anne Bayefsky, and Pajamas' own Claudia Rosett, in a series of interviews recorded live at the UN's Orwellian Durban II Conference in Geneva. Plus Jennifer Rubin's take on both Durban, and President Obama and the return of "That '70s Show."

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PJM Political 04/25/09: Live From Geneva, It’s Durban II

Saturday, April 25th, 2009 - by Ed Driscoll

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The Mirror Effect: Too Much Britney Is Bad for You

Saturday, April 25th, 2009 - by Christian Toto

The dangers teenagers face as they model their behavior after celebrity narcissists.

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The New York Times on Moldova: Twits, Not Tweets

Saturday, April 25th, 2009 - by

Wishing to bolster its own ad revenues, the Times falsely claimed that Moldovans used Twitter to rally the masses against the reelection of a Communist government.

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Obama’s Grave Pakistan Challenge

Saturday, April 25th, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

Is the president's world view part of the solution or part of the problem?

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Government Bullying of Private Industry More Serious than Imagined

Saturday, April 25th, 2009 - by Jennifer Rubin

The Bank of America scandal is the latest evidence of undue government interference in business.

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Randy Barnett & New Federalism: How Tea Partiers Can Make Washington Pay Attention

Friday, April 24th, 2009

PJTV’s complete coverage of the tea parties can be found here.

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Spooks, Scoops, and Pols

Friday, April 24th, 2009 - by Michael Ledeen

I haul out the Ouija Board for another conversation with deceased ace counterspy James Jesus Angleton.

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