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Am I Nuts or Is An Education a Jew-Bashing Polemic?

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 - by Carol Gould

The Oscar-nominated film serves up a giant helping of anti-Semitism.

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Why Should Capitalists Go Green?

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 - by AWR Hawkins

To do so is simply to exchange our technological, industrial, and energy superiority for a lie.

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Climategate: What We Should Be Doing About Natural Climate Change

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 - by Harrison Schmitt

Just because AGW is a fraud doesn't mean that we should ignore the natural and cyclical changes in the Earth's temperature.

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Joe Stack Did Not Have Tea Party Principles

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 - by Andie Brownlow

The cowardice of the man who flew a plane into an IRS building is not characteristic of the patriots who are working to restore our nation.

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Big Teacher Is Watching You

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 - by Jeff Schreiber

Then: two-way telescreens. Now: laptop webcams, as dystopian fiction becomes reality for Philadelphia-area students.

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Buckley Critique of Mount Vernon Statement Misses Point

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 - by S. T. Karnick

Politics is a lagging indicator to cultural trends, something this master satirist has ironically missed.

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As Seen on Drudge: Climategate Meets the Law

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Watch PJTV.com's exclusive interview with Sen. Jim Inhofe on his call to investigate Al Gore. (Don't miss Charlie Martin's "Climategate Meets the Law: Senator Inhofe to Ask for DOJ Investigation.")

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BREAKING: Senator Barbara Boxer and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Throw IPCC Under the Bus

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

Following the release of the Inhofe Report, Boxer claimed she was only quoting "American scientists," and Jackson reversed herself on the use of the IPCC as the "gold standard."

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Climategate Meets the Law: Senator Inhofe to Ask for DOJ Investigation (PJ Media/PJTV Exclusive)

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

Inhofe intends to ask for a probe of the embattled climate scientists for possible criminal acts. And he thinks Gore should be recalled to explain his prior congressional testimony. (Click here for the just-released Senate Environment and Public Works report behind Inhofe's announcement.)

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Is There a Philosophy of Hypocrisy?

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

Charting a course through the left's countless U-turns since January of 2009.

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An Interview with Dr. Manfred Aufgeblasener-Schwätzer, Climate Scientist

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 - by David Solway

It’s getting hot under the collar.

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SCOTUS to Hear Oral Arguments on Challenge to Anti-Terror Law

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 - by Clarice Feldman

Is it constitutional to charge someone who assists a charity connected to a terrorist organization with aiding terrorism?

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Climategate: More Science Fiction from the IPCC

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 - by Frank J. Tipler

A provable lie published by the "Demon Princes" on the climate panel regarding the strength of hurricanes.

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Government Grab of Retirement Accounts a Matter of ‘Social Justice’

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 - by Paul Hsieh

We must reject the notion that one man's "need" gives him an automatic moral claim on another man's wealth.

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Obama Health Care Plan Is Still a Government Takeover

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 - by Dave Camp

Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI) sees no progress towards rectifying the problems with ObamaCare in the latest version of the legislation.

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Bus Brawl Antihero: The New Bernie Goetz?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 - by Zombie

Zombie gives a thorough, step-by-step analysis of the incident which has become an internet sensation.

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Would you dump a woman for using a coupon?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

I was reading dating advice for women from men at span style=”font-style:italic;”Cosmo/span and came across a rather amusing letter to “the guy guru who answers your most pressing sex and love questions.” The letter is from a woman who is upset a href=”http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/advice/dinner-date-tips?click=main_sr”that a guy used a coupon to buy her dinner:/abr /br /blockquoteI went out for dinner with this guy, and it was great — we got along well, and there was a definite spark. But when it came time to pay, he pulled out a coupon. I’m hardly a princess, but that totally killed it for me. Am I being too hard on him?/blockquotebr /br /The guy guru gives okay advice back, not great, but not bad:br /br /blockquoteIt was unquestionably a boneheaded maneuver on his part, but yes, cutting him loose on that one faux pas sounds extreme. There are factors to weigh. For one, how old is the dude? If he’s still in school or graduated recently, it could just be that he hasn’t dated a lot and was short on funds — the economy isn’t exactly booming right now. And to be fair, he didn’t ask you to go dutch, so he did still take you out to dinner.br /br /If he’s older and financially stable, then you have more reason to be turned off. Any guy with a little experience should know that you don’t flash coupons on a first date — you bide your time till the chick is in the bathroom, then feverishly shove it into the waiter’s hand! In all seriousness, it could be a sign that he’d turn out to be a cheapskate./blockquotebr /br /Well, I thought it was nice that the guy bought her dinner. I would think a coupon was a little quirky and endearing, but that’s me. If it was reversed and a woman pulled out a coupon to pay on a first date, would you dump her or just be glad she paid? br /br /On the other hand, the equivalent for women might be something different than paying for a meal with a coupon–it might be something appearance oriented or behavioral that a guy would find just as questionable. What would that be?

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New Silicon Graffiti Video: ‘Ayn Rand: Goddess of the Market’

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

What would Rand think of today's Tea Parties and President Obama? Ed Driscoll interviews Rand biographer Jennifer Burns.

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In Avatar, ‘Nature Gets to Fight Back’ Says Cameron

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 - by Leon de Winter

James Cameron would not have liked living in a time when nature enjoyed more of an upper hand against us than it does today.

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Youth, self-esteem and the recession

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Over at span style=”font-style:italic;”The Atlantic/span,a href=”http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/print/201003/jobless-america-future” there is an interesting article/a entitled, “How a New Jobless Era Will Transform America” (via a href=”http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/94328/”Instapundit/a). In a section on the recession and American youth, the author makes some really good points about young people, self-esteem and the recession:br /br /blockquoteMany of today’s young adults seem temperamentally unprepared for the circumstances in which they now find themselves. Jean Twenge, an associate professor of psychology at San Diego State University, has carefully compared the attitudes of today’s young adults to those of previous generations when they were the same age. Using national survey data, she’s found that to an unprecedented degree, people who graduated from high school in the 2000s dislike the idea of work for work’s sake, and expect jobs and career to be tailored to their interests and lifestyle. Yet they also have much higher material expectations than previous generations, and believe financial success is extremely important. “There’s this idea that, ‘Yeah, I don’t want to work, but I’m still going to get all the stuff I want,’” Twenge told me. “It’s a generation in which every kid has been told, ‘You can be anything you want. You’re special.’”br /br /In her 2006 book, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0743276981?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0743276981″Generation Me,/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0743276981″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / Twenge notes that self-esteem in children began rising sharply around 1980, and hasn’t stopped since. By 1999, according to one survey, 91 percent of teens described themselves as responsible, 74 percent as physically attractive, and 79 percent as very intelligent. (More than 40 percent of teens also expected that they would be earning $75,000 a year or more by age 30; the median salary made by a 30-year-old was $27,000 that year.) Twenge attributes the shift to broad changes in parenting styles and teaching methods, in response to the growing belief that children should always feel good about themselves, no matter what. As the years have passed, efforts to boost self-esteem—and to decouple it from performance—have become widespread.br //blockquotebr /br /The article points out that fewer young people know how to be entrepreneurs these days. Hence, they may not do as well as previous generations who knew more about how to make their way in the world. Sure, as the article points out, some are moving back home with Mom and Dad, but what happens when they are gone? And should parents really be using their income to pay for their kids when they need to pay for their own retirement?br /br /This is what happens when you have useless social programs that promote PC feel good ideas as opposed to useful practical ones. People suffer from some of these idiotic ideas but at least they feel good about themselves while they do.

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American Journalists MIA on Global Warming

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 - by Dennis T. Avery

By simply ignoring the massive scandal, American journalists are making the inevitable public backlash against them worse.

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‘A Little Incident in Mexico City’

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

Lyndon Johnson will make you an offer you couldn't refuse...

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McCain vs. Hayworth: No Contest for Conservatives

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 - by Andy Wickersham

The rankings of lawmakers according to three congressional grading reports show Hayworth to be the far superior conservative.

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UN Eco-Commissars Off On the Road to Bali — Again

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

For folks terrified of warmer weather, the UN climate commissars sure do have a strange affinity for boldly jetting off to where Bing and Bob went before.

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The Glory of Gridlock

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 - by Will Collier

It may be counterintuitive, but divided government seems to be the best solution to big spending and program overreach by Congress.

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