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Who Will Be Tech’s Next Winners and Losers?

Friday, April 24th, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

Place your bets now.

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Playing Partisan Politics with Terrorists and Torture

Friday, April 24th, 2009 - by Clarice Feldman

President Obama won't stop playing hardball politics - even when it endangers national security. (Also see Roger L. Simon: "Tortured by Pelosi.")

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A tax on sick people

Friday, April 24th, 2009

a href=”http://drwes.blogspot.com/2009/04/ultimate-irony-sick-tax-to-make-health.html”Dr. Wes:/a The ultimate irony: A sick tax to make health care affordable.

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Political Extremism Infiltrates the Pentagon

Friday, April 24th, 2009 - by Ryan Mauro

New Defense Department advisor Rosa Brooks is about as far to the left as one can go.

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The Logical Fallacies of Appeasing Iran

Friday, April 24th, 2009 - by N.M. Guariglia

Pundits are working overtime to convince you that the world can live with nuclear-armed mullahs. But it can't.

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Troublemaking Dissenters at Palestinian Solidarity Week

Friday, April 24th, 2009 - by Adam Savit

Does showing the face of Hamas to university students represent "hate speech"?

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The Soloist: Liberal Sentiment Flapping in the Wind

Friday, April 24th, 2009 - by Kyle Smith

The Soloist has more American flags than Rocky IV, and each is there to tell us that we should hate Bush and/or America for neglecting the homeless.

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How Do You Stop Mass Murderers?

Friday, April 24th, 2009 - by Clayton E. Cramer

Gun control won't necessarily get the job done.

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Barack Obama’s Pardon, Prostrate, and Plead Foreign Policy

Friday, April 24th, 2009 - by John Hawkins

How can we expect Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, or Russia to act responsibly if they believe they have nothing to fear from us?

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Abusing Elie Wiesel at Durban II

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

A member of Ahmadinejad's entourage takes sadistic pleasure in shouting "Zionazi!" at the Holocaust survivor. So much for dialogue with Iran. (At PJTV: "Roger L. Simon & Jon Voight Walk Out on Ahmadinejad.")

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I.F. Stone: Soviet Spy

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - by Ron Radosh

Liberals hit the roof over the espionage revelation about one of their icons — but the evidence is very conclusive.

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"When people are suicidal, their thinking is paralyzed…"

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

I often reflect on why people take their lives for financial or even job-related reasons. While waiting at the doctor’s office yesterday, I read emReader’s Digest /emand came across this quote from April 1930 entitled, a href=”http://www.rd.com/content/printContent.do?contentId=115285KeepThis=trueTB_iframe=trueheight=500width=790modal=true”"On Keeping Perspective:”/abr /br /blockquoteThere is something about the possession of wealth which is not good for the soul, perhaps. It places artificial value upon secondary things. A man losing a million metal tokens will put a revolver to his temple and pull the trigger. But he has lost nothing but money. He has deprived himself of life because misfortune has deprived him of luxuries. br /–Clarence Budington Kelland, The American Magazine /blockquotebr /br /The quote made me think about a href=”http://www.cnbc.com/id/30344311″the recent death of David Kellermann/a, acting chief financial officer of troubled U.S. mortgage giant Freddie Mac, who may have taken his life (a medical examiner is looking into the death). Often, like the quote above, people think that it is loss of money or perhaps, shame that causes people to kill themselves but it is much more than that: the way that people construe events can lead to a person taking his (usually) or her life.br /br /Kay Redfield Jamison, in her book, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375701478?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0375701478″emNight Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0375701478″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / makes some good points:br /br /blockquotePsychological pain or stress alone–however great the loss or disappointment, however profound the shame or rejection–is rarely sufficient cause for suicide. Much of the decision to die is in the construing of events, and most minds, who are healthy, do not construe any event as devastating enough to warrant suicide. Stress and pain are relative, highly subjective in their experiencing and evaluation. Indeed, some people thrive on stress and are at sea without it: chaos and emotional upheaval are a comfortable part of their psychological lives….br /br /In short, when people are suicidal, their thinking is paralyzed, their options appear spare or nonexistent, their mood is despairing, and hopelessness permeates their entire mental domain. The future cannot be separated from the present, and the present is painful beyond solace…..People seem to be able to bear or tolerate depression as long as there is the belief that things will improve. If that belief cracks or disappears, suicide becomes the option of choice. /blockquotebr /br /Which is why it is so important to get someone who is suicidal help to change their a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognition”cognition./a Change in thinking patterns can lead to a change in behavior.

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Is That an Anti-Aircraft Gun in Your Pocket?

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - by Bob Owens

Mexican authorities misrepresent the weapons they are confiscating from drug cartels.

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‘Going Galt’ Got Going Last Summer

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - by Tom Blumer

How Pelosi, Obama, and Reid began the recession — and then worsened it.

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Did We Elect Borat President?

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - by Frank J. Fleming

All of these goofy gaffes by the president prove that he's really Sacha Baron Cohen and we're all in his next movie.

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Constitutional Law Not One of Sen. Hatch’s Better Subjects

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

The Utah senator gets an "F" for standing the Constitution on its head. A PJM "exclusive."

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Confessions of a Contrarian

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - by Victor Davis Hanson

On Barack Obama, Smokin' Joe Frazier, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

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Why Anti-Semitism Persists

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - by David Solway

Repeated over and over again, history becomes nature.

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Terrorism and Moral Torture

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

When fear and survival are at stake, it's not clear at all what lines people won’t cross.

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Meet the protesters

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

I interviewed some Tea Party Protesters a href=”http://www.pjtv.com/video/Tea_Party_Coalition_Show/Meet_the_Protesters_w%7C_Glenn_Reynolds_and_Dr_Helen_Smith_-_Part_4_of_10/1729/”on homeschooling /aand their feelings a href=”http://www.pjtv.com/video/Tea_Party_Coalition_Show/Meet_the_Protesters_w%7C_Glenn_Reynolds_and_Dr_Helen_Smith_-_Part_5_of_10/1730/”about the government /alast week that are now up.

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‘Anti-Durban II’ Conference Held in New York City

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 - by Phyllis Chesler

An important gathering at Fordham University to counter the racism and bigotry of the UN meeting in Geneva. (Also see Roger L. Simon: "Arrivederci, Geneva.")

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Scared CEOs Hamper Economic Recovery

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 - by Rich Karlgaard

If you're an executive, your response to forthcoming regulation of yet-to-be-determined complexity will be to hunker down.

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Starbucks Boycott Turns Violent

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 - by Carol Gould

With a founder who is pro-Israel and a symbol of globalization, Starbucks was bound to attract the haters.

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Bye Bye, Columbus Day

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 - by

Brown University is the latest example of political correctness trumping America's heritage.

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What’s an Engineer Got That a Banker Doesn’t?

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 - by Seymour Friedel

It has always been true that our technology advances at a much faster pace than social progress. Why?

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