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Theodore Dalrymple Discusses The New Vichy Syndrome

Friday, March 26th, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

As taken from Saturday’s edition of PJM Political on Sirius-XM’s POTUS channel, here’s show producer Ed Driscoll’s interview with Theodore Dalymple. Dalymple is a former psychiatrist in the British prison system turned prolific journalist, much beloved by American conservatives and libertarians. He’s a scholar with the Manhattan Institute, and frequently contributes to their quarterly magazine, City Journal. He’s also the author of The New Vichy Syndrome, recently released by Encounter Books. Click below to listen:

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European Politicians Are Living a Lie about Israel: An Interview with Fiamma Nirenstein

Friday, March 26th, 2010 - by Stefan Frank

The Italian politician and author talks about the East Jerusalem flap and makes some startling observations about the similarity of views between the European left and jihadists. (Also read Michael Ledeen: Why Is Our Government Protecting the Memory of a Holocaust Supporter?)

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Hot Tub Time Machine: A Comedy Full of Soul

Friday, March 26th, 2010 - by John Boot

This isn’t the funniest movie since The Hangover — it’s funnier.

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The Real ObamaCare Fraud

Friday, March 26th, 2010 - by Paul Hsieh

The ObamaCare CBO score was based on a fraud. Hidden in ObamaCare is a more pernicious fraud: "bending the cost curve" by covert rationing.

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Cuba and ObamaCare

Friday, March 26th, 2010 - by Ron Radosh

Welcome to the bold new future of health care in America. (Also read Claudia Rosett:Plan B)

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Banks, Basketball, and Property Rights

Friday, March 26th, 2010 - by Scott Bullock

Through eminent domain, the future home of the NBA laughing-stock Nets will soon be the former home of proud Brooklyners.

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Danger Ahead: Obama Jumped the Shark, But Didn’t Drown

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

A Narcissus just had his own delusions reinforced. Be afraid.

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High Drama Amid ObamaCare Threats

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

The furor about the recent threats: Real fear? Or political theater?

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Obama’s Remaking of America: As Predictable as the Sun Rising

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

If Obamism is carried to its logical conclusions, we will start to see Californization or Hellenization.

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Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Sometimes, a href=”http://drwes.blogspot.com/2010/03/case-of-appropriate-inappropriate-shock.html”medical intervention isn’t welcome./a

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Bin Laden Threatens America; NYC Welcomes Tariq Ramadan

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 - by Phyllis Chesler

Al-Qaeda's leader vows to kill American hostages if KSM and other detainees are executed. Meanwhile, the American left is still busy hosting radical Islamist speakers.

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NPR: All Things Considered … Except Evidence — and Scholarship.

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 - by Andrew G. Bostom

The show airs material from an unpublished, unscholarly book claiming Islam spent centuries as a non-violent, "contemplative" religion. Then the show cuts short Andrew Bostom's rebuttal.

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Tea Party protesters are extraordinary, not ordinary

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

I read radio host Michael Graham’s new book this week entitled, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1596986190?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1596986190″span style=”font-style:italic;”That’s No Angry Mob, That’s My Mom: Team Obama’s Assault on Tea-Party, Talk-Radio Americans./span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1596986190″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / In the book, Graham defends millions of typical Americans like his mom–”ordinary people who worry that Obama’s socialist policies are jeopardizing America’s future.” Count me as one of them, though I don’t like the use of Graham’s description of tea party protesters as “ordinary.” They are anything but. br /br /But before I tell you why they are extraordinary, what do their demographics look like? a href=”http://althouse.blogspot.com/2010/03/whos-in-tea-party-movement.html”According to a a Quinnipiac poll:/a br /br /74 percent are Republicans or independent voters leaning Republican;br /16 percent are Democrats or independent voters leaning Democratic;br /5 percent are solidly independent;br /45 percent are men;br /55 percent are women;br /88 percent are white;br /77 percent voted for Sen. John McCain in 2008;br /15 percent voted for President Barack Obamabr /br /a href=”http://althouse.blogspot.com/2010/03/whos-in-tea-party-movement.html”Ann Althouse noted/a that there are more women than men. Funny, because all the media does is talk about a href=”http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/aug/16/michael-crowley-barack-obama”the angry white man/a in relation to the tea partiers and town hall protests. They need to get with the program and realize that there are a lot of angry women out there. I’ve met them. br /br /Many are small business owners who fear their businesses will fail because of increased taxes and regulations. Many are already paying increased worker’s comp taxes that are hurting their bottom line. Other women are a href=”http://www.pjtv.com/video/Specials/Founders_of_the_Fempire%3A_Dr_Helen_with_Stacy_Mott_%26_Terri_Christoph_of_Smart_Girl_Politics/2489/”moms like these/a who fear that their kids will be left the burden of extraordinary debt for years to come. Still others I have met long for individual freedom and the right in the United States of America to make their own decisions about their business, health care and what they eat, drink and think.br /br /They, like the men who are protesting at the Tea Parties, are not ordinary Americans. The ordinary are the elite politicians who think that they know what is best and try to foster their will on these independent citizens. The ordinary are those who demand that government give us cradle to grave entitlements that lead to a loss of freedom and an increasing debt to be carried for years to come. The ordinary are the media who are so biased in favor of the Obama administration that they do what they can to smear these extraordinary citizens for daring to voice their opinions. br /br /The extraordinary are the citizens who are refusing to be ordinary and go along with the program down a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0226320553?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0226320553″The Road to Serfdom./aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0226320553″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /br / br /I salute them.

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The New Communist/Truth/Jihad Alliance

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 - by Zombie

Scenes from a San Francisco "anti-war" rally.

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Why Won’t the Left Acknowledge the Death Spiral of the Iranian Regime?

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 - by Michael Ledeen

Once blind supporters of communism, leftists don't want to admit that others have taken up the revolutionary cause.

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‘Pragmatist’ or Not, Obama Is Trying to Remake America

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 - by Joe Hicks

While some lamely argue over whether or not Obama is a pragmatist, he's gone to work re-shaping American society. Is this really what Obama voters had in mind? (Watch the latest Hicks File and comment here.)

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Are Tea Party Activists Suffering from ObamaCare Burnout?

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 - by Andrew Ian Dodge

With all the back and forth for rallies between D.C. and home, activists have not been able to pay as much attention to promoting candidates who espouse free market principles.

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Is Anthropogenic Global Warming the New Intelligent Design?

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 - by Annie Gottlieb

Cart before horse, answer before question, “nakedly agenda-driven” — when did these phrases begin to fit climate science as well as ID?

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Rachel Corrie Wasn’t the Only ISM Member Playing Chicken with a Bulldozer That Day (PJM Exclusive)

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 - by Lenny Ben-David

At least two of her colleagues had placed themselves under the tractor's maw on that day in 2003. Russian roulette was apparently the group's strategy.

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An Open Letter to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 - by Roger L Simon

"I unequivocally condemn those threats and any possible acts of violence taken in response to the bill. I also unequivocally condemn the actions of the Democratic Party in running roughshod over the clear will of the American people. You have reaped a whirlwind by subverting a democracy."

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ObamaCare: Repeal, Replace, Rinse, Repeat

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

A prediction: in five years, the GOP will have embraced ObamaCare and be running on a platform that boasts how much more efficiently they can manage it.

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Viacom Dios

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 - by Clarice Feldman

Can YouTube be liable for infringing Viacom's copyright on videos Viacom uploaded to YouTube?

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Climategate: James Hansen Finds Complying with FOIA To Be Too Much of a Burden

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 - by Christopher Horner

The longtime Al Gore adviser, with his taxpayer-funded salary, finds the public's right to know how their money is spent to be unacceptable.

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Tom Campbell’s Problematic Ties to Radical Muslims

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 - by Ryan Mauro

The California Senate candidate must answer charges about his associations with known terrorist sympathizers.

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U.S. Troops to March in Red Square Parade

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 - by

Next stop for U.S. troops? Maybe a similar parade in Tehran?

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