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The Nightmare of Rationing in Oregon

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 - by Jeff Emanuel

We as a nation can’t afford to learn the same lesson that Oregon is learning the hard way.

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Misconstruing the Cause of Waste

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 - by Amit Ghate

Obama has it exactly backwards: government regulation causes waste; individualism births efficiency.

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The ACLU’s Glaring Hypocrisy on Privacy Issues

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 - by John Stephenson

Privacy for Guantanamo detainees, but not for their CIA interrogators.

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We Are the Children: Sing in Unison to Save a Dictator

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 - by Oleg Atbashian

Obama and his ilk continually fall for the myth that those living under dictatorships are united against American "aggression." (This is part five of a series. Read parts one, two, three, and four.)

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PJM Political: And Co-Starring Ted Kennedy As Johnny Friendly

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 - by Ed Driscoll

Roger L. Simon and Lionel Chetwynd look back on the career on legendary screenwriter Budd Schulberg. Host and Vodkapundit Steve Green has a modest proposal for Ted Kennedy. And much more, on this week's show!

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PJM Political 08/22/09: And Co-Starring Ted Kennedy As Johnny Friendly

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 - by Ed Driscoll

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What Was Really Behind the Lockerbie Bomber’s Release?

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 - by Soeren Kern

The mass murderer's release may have been motivated by lucrative oil deals and anti-Americanism rather than compassion for a dying man. (Also read Claudia Rosett: Libyan Grotesqueries.)

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Are gamers really "old," fat and sad?

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

I just read a href=”http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSTRE57K06L20090821″an article from Reuters/a entitled, “Average gamer is 35, often overweight and sad: study.” The tease for the article was at another article I was reading and read, “Are gamers old, fat and sad”? From the article:br /br /blockquoteNEW YORK (Reuters) – Video games might be regarded as an obsession for youngsters but in fact the average player is aged 35, often overweight, introverted and may be depressed, according to a U.S. study.br /br /Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at the behavior of 552 adults aged between 19 to 90 from the Seattle-Tacoma area.br /br /They found 249 of these, or around 45 percent, were video-game players, with men accounting for 56 percent of these.br /br /The researchers found that the men who played video games weighed more and used the Internet more than other men.br /br /Women who played video games reported greater levels of depression and poorer overall health than non-gamers with researcher James Weaver and his colleagues suggesting video gaming for adults may be a form of “digital self-medication.”br /br /They said women in particular may immerse themselves in brain-engaging digital environments as a means of self-distraction.br //blockquotebr /br /First of all, 35 is not that old. And second, what’s wrong with being an introvert? Some of us are introverts, some extroverts, and frankly, I don’t think one is better than the other. Finally, maybe playing video games is better therapy than sitting around ruminating about one’s problems or doing something destructive. Maybe games are one way that introverts can exert some control over their environment. Maybe digital “self-medication” is not such a bad thing. Who is to say playing videos is harmful? Especially aftera href=”http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2009/01/researcher-finds-no-evidence-of-link.html” this study /ashowing that games are not related to violence.br /br /Frankly, given the way that our society treats those who are considered “old, “fat” or not as extroverted as others would like, maybe video games are not such a bad idea.

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A Matter of Trust: Lessons Learned From Comcast

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 - by Michael S. Malone

The question of trust is defining winners and losers in the Internet age. Reliability is everything.

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Meet Rahm Emanuel’s Brother: Dr. Zeke the Bleak

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 - by Tom Blumer

Despite his recent attempted reputation rehab, Zeke always ends up at the same place: not treating the somehow unworthy or letting them die.

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I’m Sick and Tired of Being Called a Racist

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 - by Carol Gould

Hopefully the public discourse in the United States will not become as ugly as it has in Europe.

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The Chaos Experiment Should Have Stayed in the Lab

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 - by Christian Toto

The film dares to mock someone who prays at the altar of global warming alarmism.

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British Conservatives Tangle Over Their National Health Service

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 - by Adam Graham

Can the GOP learn from their infighting?

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No Justice at the Department of Justice: Obama Lets Black Panthers Intimidate Voters

Friday, August 21st, 2009

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Obama’s Twisted Faith

Friday, August 21st, 2009 - by Sammy Benoit

The president distorted and exploited religion in an attempt to enlist clergy as salesmen for ObamaCare. (Also read Andrew Klavan: A Subtle Theological Point.)

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Poor Cindy Sheehan: It’s Not Easy Being a Has-Been

Friday, August 21st, 2009 - by Pam Meister

The former media darling has gone from the center of attention to wondering where all the cameras went.

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Immigration Reform Is About Stopping Terror, Remember?

Friday, August 21st, 2009 - by Todd Bensman

The author catches up with three Iraqis who attempted to illegally enter the U.S.

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Obama Promises Support to Opponents of Detainee Photo Release

Friday, August 21st, 2009 - by Jeff Emanuel

Obama says the photos revealing alleged abuse of detainees will remain classified, despite ACLU pressure for their release.

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Hillary’s Ego: Bigger Than the Congo

Friday, August 21st, 2009 - by Bernard Chapin

The secretary of state's rude response to an African student reveals much about what lurks inside her head and heart.

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Inglourious Basterds Is Glorious Filmmaking

Friday, August 21st, 2009 - by John Boot

Tarantino helms another winning film that plays on movie genres of the past.

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Take Health Care Reform — Please!

Friday, August 21st, 2009 - by Rick Moran

Why should Republicans negotiate themselves into political oblivion?

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The International Red Cross’ War Against Israel

Friday, August 21st, 2009 - by Moshe Dann

The Red Cross never fails to condemn the Jewish state.

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Freedom of Religion: A Precious American Right, an Islamic Capital Crime (Updated)

Thursday, August 20th, 2009 - by Phyllis Chesler

A Christian convert from Islam flees for her life, but no one in the mainstream media cares to cover her story. (Update: Justice in Florida for Rifqa Bary)

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"People see a naked woman and they smile," he said. "They see a penis and they freak out."

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

This is a quote from a photographer who a href=”http://www.nypost.com/seven/08202009/news/regionalnews/striphanger_185422.htm”is snapping pictures of nude models around NYC/a (caution, nude model at the link):br /br / blockquoteA strip club isn’t the only place in town you can see a pole dance — amazed passengers on an L train watched in awe as a naked young woman competed with straphangers for space on a pole.br /br /The performance by actress Jocelyn Saldana, 19, lasted just 30 seconds, and some of the passengers probably thought they were hallucinating or dreaming.br /br /Most were blasé. But one woman started screaming and an elderly man next to her got the shakes. br /br /That free show in mid-June — as well as similar ones from Times Square to Chinatown — were the creation of photographer Zach Hyman, 22, whose portraits are never under-exposed./blockquotebr /br /Apparently, it’s harder to photograph naked men in public to be included in this “free show”: br /br /blockquoteAlex Reisner, a 20-year-old Columbia student, had a very appreciative audience when she disrobed in Chinatown.br /br /When Hyman snapped her jumping in the air in the middle of the street, the crowd burst into applause.br /br /”There was so much adrenaline,” she said. “I was bouncing around for the rest of the day. I told him I want to pose nude every weekend.”br /br /Hyman noted that “photographing females in public is easier than males.br /br /”People see a naked woman and they smile,” he said. “They see a penis and they freak out.” /blockquotebr /br /I am going to play a little naive here and ask you, dear readers, why you think this is so?

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MSNBC Not On Board with the ‘Post-Racial’ Presidency

Thursday, August 20th, 2009 - by Roger Kimball

MSNBC, quite intentionally, tries to stir up racial tensions with an appallingly misleading video.

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