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Maine Fines Group for ‘Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Message’

Thursday, June 25th, 2009 - by Patrick Poole

The Christian Action Network runs afoul of bureaucratic political correctness.

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Dan Hannan: Leading Europe’s Dramatic Shift to the Right

Thursday, June 25th, 2009 - by Andrew Ian Dodge

A politician on the rise has some clear advice for American conservatives.

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Beware the Christians!

Thursday, June 25th, 2009 - by Frank J. Fleming

Comparing the Christian right with the brutal ayatollahs in Iran is childish nonsense.

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In the Battle for the Republican Party, Conservatives Should Hold Their Ground

Thursday, June 25th, 2009 - by Adam Graham

The arguments claiming the party needs to move to the center to win are simply not sound.

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Regime Change in Iran: Yes, We Can

Thursday, June 25th, 2009 - by Ryan Mauro

President Obama could — and should — take several concrete steps to support the anti-mullah uprising. (Also read Michael Ledeen, Roger L. Simon, and Claudia Rosett.)

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Gov. Sanford’s Disjointed, Emotional and Just Plain Bizarre Press Conference

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 - by Rick Moran

In coming clean regarding his extramarital shenanigans, the governor was participating in a drama that is becoming all too common: the public confessional.

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We’ve All Metamorphosized to a Higher Plane

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 - by Victor Davis Hanson

Just as promised, we truly have evolved into a more enlightened society under Obama.

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Mousavi’s Dilemma: Fight or Fold?

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

Events in Iran have taken on a dynamic all their own. Mousavi will either have to "ride the tiger" and lead from the front — or be left behind. (Also read Roger L. Simon: Blood on the Streets: Iran situation worsens and Vodkapundit: Barbarians)

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Who Cares About Jon and Kate? Apparently, We Do

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 - by Michele Catalano

Why do tabloid stories grab our interest when history is happening in Iran?

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American Manhood as Nursery School

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 - by Andrew Klavan

The latest bachelor-party-in-Vegas comedy, The Hangover, depicts men as hen-pecked babies. Sadly, it's realistic.

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It’s the Hypocrisy, Stupid

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 - by Melissa Clouthier

The Ensign affair showed how media has different rules for covering scandals, wholly dependent on the politician's party. Watch out, Governor Sanford.

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American Jews Still Refuse to See the Light on Obama

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 - by Rich Baehr

Despite polls showing that only 6% of Israelis see the president as pro-Israel, liberal Jews still support his administration.

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Speaker of the House Resigns!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 - by Carol Gould

No, not Pelosi. But if Britain can get rid of its disgraced speaker, America can do the same.

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Honor Their Service: the Troop-a-thon

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 - by Erica Anderson

On June 25, Americans will attempt to put together the largest ever shipment of care packages for overseas troops.

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Mr. Al-Qaeda, Meet Mr. American Inmate

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 - by N.M. Guariglia

Bringing Gitmo detainees to U.S. prisons is a disaster waiting to happen.

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Who’s Afraid of John Galt?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Do you ever wonder what some writers are smoking when they try to interpret what you say in a blog post? Today, Glenn received a copy of span style=”font-style:italic;”Mother Jones/span magazine at his office with a note attached that there was an article he might be interested in. The article, entitled, “And the Rand Played On” was about “Right-wingers heading for the hills” by “going Galt.” Unfortunately, it does not seem to be on the web, at least I couldn’t find it at their site. br /br /Anyway, the article begins by talking about me and states that I am a blogger for the “conservative PJ Media network” –newsflash to the author Amy Benfer: I am a blogger on blogspot, not at PJ Media– but why get bogged down with too many facts? Benfer goes on to say that I liked what Joe the Plumber had to say and this “semi-employed, blue-collar media darling” reminded me of John Galt, and this is how I came up with with the “Going Galt theme.” Huh? I don’t remember doing this–if you can deduce how Joe the Plumber reminded me of John Galt a href=”http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2008/10/going-john-galt.html”from my “Going Galt”/a post, let me know. br /br /Most of the article focuses on attempts to discount or insult anyone disagreeing with the author’s worldview. I am seen as “confused,” Right-wingers are “heading for the hills” and stars such as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt who dare read Ayn Rand’s books are “Celebrity fans of the cult of selfishness.” br /br /But I have to say that I like it that span style=”font-style:italic;”Mother Jones/span is so intimidated by the “Going Galt” theme that they have dedicated three pages at span style=”font-style:italic;”Mother Jones /spanto it and seem quite put out that Rand’s book a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0452011876?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0452011876″span style=”font-style:italic;”Atlas Shrugged/span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0452011876″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / is flying off the shelves to the tune of 200,000 copies in four months. If I can tie up that much lefty attention with so little effort on my part, I’m doing pretty well!

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Where Does Cuba Find Its American Spies?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 - by Ron Radosh

Take a wild guess.

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Sonja Schmidt Strips Playboy Bare

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Watch it in its entirety here.

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Women Abusers on the Rise in Australia

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

A reader a href=”http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/06/22/2604559.htm?section=justin”emails an article/a from Australia about the rise of female domestic violence there: br /br /blockquoteNew South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics figures show that over the past eight years, the number of women charged with domestic abuse has rocketed by 159 per cent.br /br /In 2007, 2,336 women fronted court on domestic violence charges, compared to around 800 in 1999.br /br /Preconceived ideas of gender roles have led a lot of people to believe it would be virtually impossible for a women to physically abuse a man.br /br /But co-director of Men’s Rights Agency Sue Price says it is exactly this stereotype that leads to battered men hiding in shame, fearful of being ridiculed, or even prosecuted.br /br /”I’ve had SAS soldiers in tears because the wife is a black belt karate expert and yet they know that if they even try to restrain her he might be charged with assault and domestic violence,” she said…..br /br /”We have so many reports of people having hot liquids poured over them in bed, glasses broken, men hit over the head from the back, attacked while they’re asleep, cut, burnt,” she said.br //blockquotebr /Ms. Price, in the article, also points out that more and more women are engaging in violence–even murder– because they can get away with it without consequences. This is an important point. The more we overlook female on male domestic violence, the more prevalent it becomes. The trouble is, no one cares and those of us who do are treated like pariahs or ignored. This must change–we must fight back against the stereotype of man perpetrator, woman victim–it is a matter of persistence and education. br /br /Recently, a reader emailed to tell me he was upset that doctors and staff were asking his pregnant wife in front of him if she was “in a safe relationship.” He asked me for help in finding research to give to these “do-gooders” to educate them about violence against men and children committed by women. If someone asked me at a doc’s office if I was in a “safe relationship,” I would have a few choice words for them. Or perhaps I would a href=”http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/42/15/31-a”just hand them this article /a or a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0143038680?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0143038680″this book/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0143038680″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / and save myself the aggravation.

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Lessons Learned From Ten Days of the Iranian Uprising

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 - by Michael Ledeen

There have been many — but the most resounding and the saddest is that the brave Iranian people are right to believe nobody in the outside world will help them. They’re on their own. (Also read Roger Simon: State Department Invites Iran Psycho-Killers to Fourth of July Parties and Richard Fernandez: The Kiss of Death)

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My Blissful Gay Marriage

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 - by Cynthia Yockey

The time for marriage equality for homosexuals is now.

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Reality Bites — Doesn’t It, Mr. President?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 - by Jennifer Rubin

Obama is welcomed to the real world where eloquence and ice cream do nothing to counter a deep recession and thuggish dictators.

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Obama in a ‘Rundown’ on Iran

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 - by Rick Moran

The president has chosen realism over morality when it comes to Iran.

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Same-Sex Miscarriage

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 - by David Solway

Homosexual marriages breach the premise of the institution of matrimony, which is propagation.

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Revisiting ‘Al Durah’ in Time of Iranian Media Control

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 - by Richard Landes

There's a world of difference between the video coming out of Iran and the infamous footage out of Gaza.

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