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Why Is America Still Allied with Saudi Arabia?

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 - by Phyllis Chesler

Yes, they have oil. But they also have torture, rape, and oppression — and they export radical Islamic propaganda to the world.

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A Passage to Washington: India’s Prime Minister in D.C.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 - by Claudia Rosett

His is a voice of sanity. Hopefully President Obama is listening.

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Climategate: Alarmism Is Underpinned by Fraud (PJM Exclusive)

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 - by Ian Plimer

A decorated scientist and author of the most influential book debunking global warming joins Viscount Monckton in calling the CRU behavior criminal. (Also read Roger L. Simon: Climategate and the "T" Word)

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Looking to Capitalize on Fort Hood: Gun Control Advocates

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 - by Bob Owens

Several groups ask Obama to ban the "cop-killer" pistol Hasan used, though the gun is not remotely capable of piercing body armor.

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What Is — and What Isn’t — Evidence of Global Warming

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 - by William M. Briggs

All the evidence we've heard regarding global warming never constituted, in any manner, actual evidence that it was taking place.

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Deconstructing ClimateGate’s Smoking-Gun Email

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 - by Tom Blumer

A leading light of climate change inadvertently exposes AGW’s crumbling foundation.

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Blaming Sex Talk ‘Squeamishness’ for Rise in STDs

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 - by Clayton E. Cramer

No, really. The CDC thinks Americans don't talk about sex enough.

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Climategate Computer Codes Are the Real Story

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 - by Charlie Martin

The "Read Me" file of a harried programmer who couldn't replicate the scientists' warming results.

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Competitive Enterprise Institute Sues NASA in Wake of Climategate Scandal

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 - by Christopher Horner

A CEI fellow details their just-filed Freedom of Information Act suit regarding files requested three years ago and never received.

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Iran: They’re Just Killing Themselves

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 - by Michael Ledeen

Murders, "accidents," and other deaths reveal the Iranian regime in disorder.

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Global Warmists Dig in Their Heels over Climategate — Kind of

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 - by David Steinberg

Out of context private communications, prosecute the hacker! Look at this winsome polar bear! GlobalizationHalliburtonFreeMumia! (Updated continuously)

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Darn it: I’m getting a mammogram

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

I wasn’t going to get one this year. I am in my forties and started getting mammograms in my thirties, thanks to a family history of cancer. But it’s been awhile and I was going to put it off this year but I figure with all that is going on in the healthcare debate, mammograms might be rationed or just not available for many of us. br /br /And, contrarian that I am, I figured that by going against a href=”http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/healthday/2009/11/19/task-force-member-defends-mammography-guidelines.html”the just released recommendations, /aI’m going get all the healthcare I desire, cause, at this point, I can. So to all you contrarians like me out there who were thinking of putting off a mammogram, I say, schedule that appointment ASAP. For who knows how long before ObamaCare makes this medical test a thing of the past?

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"Your right to bring your screaming child on a plane ends where the rest of our ears begin."

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Amy Alkon, author of a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0071600213?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0071600213″span style=”font-style:italic;”I See Rude People: One woman’s battle to beat some manners into impolite society,/span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0071600213″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / has an op-ed out in the span style=”font-style:italic;”LA Times/span about screaming kids a href=”http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-alkon24-2009nov24,0,2649186.story”on planes/a:br /br /blockquoteMore and more, we’re all victims of these many small muggings every day. Our perp doesn’t wear a ski mask or carry a gun; he wears Dockers and shouts into his iPhone in the line behind us at Starbucks, streaming his dull life into our brains, never considering for a moment whether our attention belongs to him. These little acts of social thuggery are inconsequential in and of themselves, but they add up — wearing away at our patience and good nature and making our daily lives feel like one big wrestling smackdown.br /br /Southwest sent the right message in yanking Root and her screaming boy off the plane. Unfortunately, it lacked the corporate courage to stand its ground, probably fearing a public relations nightmare from the Mommy Mafia. Yet, almost every day, I encounter parents who need to get the same message Root initially did. Trust me — should I long to hear screaming children, I’ll zip right past my favorite coffeehouse and go read my morning paper at Chuck E. Cheese.br //blockquotebr /br /I tend to have some sympathy for parents who have crying kids. Those of us who are parents as well as others who are not understand that kids cry sometimes. What I don’t have sympathy for are parents who in span style=”font-style:italic;”no way/span discipline their children while out in public. While I understand that parent’s rights to discipline are limited given that the state interferes at times when a parent does discipline, I don’t think the solution is to do nothing. I have seen parents who allow kids to do very harmful and terrible things in public and then wonder why the kid turns out to be such an ass when he or she gets older. If a kid does not understand how to act in certain settings, teach him or her or don’t put them in that setting until they are older. The world will be a better (and quieter) place.br /br /What do you think, screaming kids allowed on planes or not? I would also love to hear any stories you have about kids who have acted up in public and whether or not you said or did anything.

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Blaming America for the Jihad at Ft. Hood

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 - by Ron Radosh

A preposterous and disingenuous explanation for Major Hasan's actions appears on the op-ed page of the New York Times.

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Citizens vs. ObamaCare: ‘Million Med March’ Draws Hundreds in St. Louis

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 - by Bob McCarty

One of at least 21 rallies held in cities across the country, the event attracted physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals.

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Three Things You Absolutely Must Know About Climategate

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 - by Iain Murray

This could prove to be climate science's Vietnam.

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Big Brother Is Watching — Should You Care?

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 - by Mike McNally

Britain now wants to store everyone's calls, texts, emails, and sites visited. Is this conservative or liberal? Freedom or tyranny?

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Abusing Israel: The Fashionable Thing to Do

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Israelis are being painted as peace refusers, terrorizers, killers, torturers, and recently, pilferers of internal organs.

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Politically Correct Driving School

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 - by Brian Douglas

Some states seem less concerned about instructing students on safe driving techniques than the value of carpools and hybrids.

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Monday, November 23rd, 2009

I was just reading about Black Friday on CNBC and it seems that many people have a href=”http://www.cnbc.com/id/33855944″less interest in shopping that day:/abr /br /blockquoteA survey by Persuadable Research for online shopping guide dealnews.com, however, found just 46 percent of respondents plan to “definitely” shop on Black Friday this year, a 12 percent drop from those who took to the stores in 2008….br /br /The survey by Persuadable Research found a majority of shoppers (59 percent) say they would rather shop online for Black Friday deals this year than fight the crowds./blockquotebr /br /I was never a big fan of Black Friday and can’t imagine fighting crowds to get a few gifts. I’ve already done most of my shopping online. What about you?

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Viscount Monckton on Climategate: ‘They Are Criminals’ (PJM Exclusive)

Monday, November 23rd, 2009 - by Christopher Monckton

The man who challenged Al Gore to a debate is furious about the content of the leaked CRU emails — and says why you should be, too.

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Where Has the Obama Thrill Gone?

Monday, November 23rd, 2009 - by Victor Davis Hanson

Righteous anger over serial apologies and bows abroad, massive borrowing and deficit spending, and government takeovers of private spheres of life — is swelling up in the electorate.

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Political Correctness and the Sunset of American Power

Monday, November 23rd, 2009 - by David Solway

Why the sun is sinking in the West.

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Climategate: When Scientists Become Politicians

Monday, November 23rd, 2009 - by Rand Simberg

Fudging results in an attempt to make the world fit one’s preconceptions is beyond the scientific pale and a real crime. (Also read Ed Driscoll: All the News That's Fit to Bury)

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L.A.’s New Top Cop: ‘Conservative’ on Crime, ‘Progressive’ in His Policing?

Monday, November 23rd, 2009 - by Jack Dunphy

LAPD's new chief, Charlie Beck, was installed with a heavy dose of revisionist history that may not bode well for the future.

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