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Iran Drops Bid for UN Human Rights Council

Monday, April 26th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

A victory for Obama's policy of “engagement”?

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PJTV: Is Obama Airbrushing Islam out of Gov’t GWOT Docs?

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Is the new administration censoring Islamic references in government documents including those referencing last year's Fort Hood massacre, and the GWOT, as Roger L. Simon asks in a special commentary for PJTV? Watch here and decide for yourself.

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Longing for the Return of ‘Silent Cal’

Monday, April 26th, 2010 - by N.M. Guariglia

Obama would do well to model his public personae on the reticent and restrained nature of Calvin Coolidge.

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More Global Warming Profiteering by Obama Energy Official

Monday, April 26th, 2010 - by Christopher Horner

Ex-Gore associate and current Obama energy official Cathy Zoi is exploiting global warming for her own mega-gain. (And see the exclusive PJTV interview with Christopher Horner.)

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Is the CIA a ‘Bloated, Dysfunctional Bureaucracy’?

Monday, April 26th, 2010 - by Elise Cooper

Yes, the CIA has issues to address, but the men and women of this agency are the ones who have kept Americans safe.

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Today, We Are All Israelis

Sunday, April 25th, 2010 - by Michael Ledeen

Will we join with the great majority of our fellow citizens and insist that Israel is entitled to greater respect than her enemies and that our leaders must recognize that Israel’s enemies are our enemies too? (Text of Michael Ledeen's speech today at the rally for Israel in New York City.)

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The return of the Great Depression?

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Glenn just got Vox Day’s new book in the mail, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1935071181?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1935071181″span style=”font-style:italic;”The Return of the Great Depression,/span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1935071181″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / so I picked it up and started reading. It is not for the faint of heart or the economically hopeful. Vox Day believes that though there are a number of cheerleaders saying that the recession is over, it has only just begun. Day ends his introduction to this depressing topic by reminding his readers that the old maxim about the value of keeping one’s head when everyone else is losing theirs applies as well to the field of economics as it does to the field of battle.br /br /Day discusses the Japanese economic decline and lack of growth starting in 1988 and looks at where they are 20 years later. It’s really a fact-filled book with a lot of graphs and charts to back up some of his claims. If you are interested in where this recession might be heading, it’s definitely worth your time. br /br /I have noticed that house sales (at least in the lower prices) in our area seem to be picking up and people seem to be out buying again–or at least, they are in the stores. I wonder if this is just the calm before the storm or whether things are improving?

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The Battle to Bring Mixed Martial Arts to the Empire State

Sunday, April 25th, 2010 - by Bill Zeiser

Who will win the battle, when a sport that promises "no rules" comes up against the guys who make all the rules?

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‘Victory’ Over Obama? Hannity Shows How It Can Be Done

Sunday, April 25th, 2010 - by Christian Toto

A review of Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama’s Radical Agenda.

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ObamaCare: Insurers Need Permission to Survive; Citizens, to Live

Sunday, April 25th, 2010 - by Paul Hsieh

Under arbitrarily powerful government, by the grace of Congress go I.

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Agents of Incompetence: ATF Dodges FOIA, Still Has Seized BB Guns (Part IV)

Sunday, April 25th, 2010 - by Bob Owens

PJM asked for documents related to the bureau's seizure of $20,000 worth of BB guns, but was given documents that had nothing to do with the case. (Click here for PJM's previous coverage.)

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Camelot and Its Discontents: Mad Man’s Third Season Comes to DVD

Sunday, April 25th, 2010 - by Edward B. Driscoll, Jr.

Say what you will about the weekly AMC TV series, at the very least, it's a reminder that the period that history remembers today as “Camelot” was nowhere near as tranquil and idyllic as that word suggests.

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Mayor Koch Attacks Obama’s Israel Policy, Supports NY Demonstration

Saturday, April 24th, 2010 - by Roger L Simon

Mayor Koch urges support of Sunday pro-Israel demo in New York.

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PJM Political 04/24/10: Bill Clinton Smells The Tea, Gets The Vapors

Saturday, April 24th, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

Why has former President Bill Clinton recently reminded the public of the disastrous circumstances that led to Timothy McVeigh's horrific bombing of the Oklahoma Federal Building in 1995? Glenn Reynolds explains to producer Ed Driscoll. Plus James Lileks, Tony Blankley, Tucker Carlson, and much more. Hosted by the Vodkapundit, Stephen Green.

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A Model School Flops

Saturday, April 24th, 2010 - by Joanne Jacobs

It seemed like a great idea, at least on paper: Stanford education professors would create a model school to demonstrate how to educate low-income minority students. Or, as it’s turned out, how not to.

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TV Is King of ‘Angry Money’ Politics

Saturday, April 24th, 2010 - by Vinnie Minchillo

Expect political ads on TV — not the internet — to be the most important advertising this time around, too.

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Air Travel in the Wake of the Volcano

Saturday, April 24th, 2010 - by Andras Simonyi

Despite the clamor against them, the European governments were correct to adhere to the principle of putting the lives of passengers above everything else.

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The Remains of a California Day

Saturday, April 24th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

Here's why the Golden State is in such deep trouble.

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Fast Approaching the Tax Tipping Point

Saturday, April 24th, 2010 - by AWR Hawkins

We are approaching a time when 51% of citizens will pay no federal income tax, making it near impossible to reform the tax system.

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The Zombietime Walking Tour of San Francisco

Friday, April 23rd, 2010 - by Zombie

Let Zombie be your personal photographic guide to political tourism in the Age of Obama. (The first tour is free, but make sure to wear comfortable shoes made of pleather or hemp, of course.)

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Rush Limbaugh, Patriot

Friday, April 23rd, 2010 - by Roger Kimball

To hear the left tell it, Rush Limbaugh is one of those bitter neanderthals addicted to “guns and religion” that candidate Obama warned of in 2008. Yet he's in the Wall Street Journal sounding like a cross between James Madison and George Orwell. How can that be?

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Men, Women and Separate Checks

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

The Advice Goddess, 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/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 a href=”http://www.advicegoddess.com/archives/2010/04/20/separate_checks.html”an interesting post on men, women and separate checks. /a She received this email from a reader:br /br /blockquoteIt seems the requests for separate checks tend to separate along gender lines. A reader e-mails:br /br / I waited tables all through my twenties, when I started getting “real jobs.” Much to my chagrin and disappontment, I am now, at 43, back to waiting tables. To be good at it requires a certain set of skills, mostly having to do with organization and social grace. All of these things came back to me practically overnight.br /br / So did the memories/stereotypes of different kinds of customers. I am writing to see if you have insight or an educated guess on one of these oh-so-true stereotypes. If a group of men comes in to have lunch and maybe a beer, odds are pretty good that one of those men will pick up the tab. But, (ask any ten servers and this will be confirmed) if a group of women comes in, they will almost always ask for separate checks. It’s always cause for comment among the waitstaff if a group of women doesn’t ask for separate checks./blockquotebr /br /Amy asks readers why they think this is. She gets some interesting a href=”http://www.advicegoddess.com/archives/2010/04/20/separate_checks.html#comments”answers in the comment section./a

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Friday, April 23rd, 2010

CNBC: a href=”http://www.cnbc.com/id/36738284″ Obama’s Cowardly New World./a

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‘Question Authority’? Dude, That’s sooo 2008

Friday, April 23rd, 2010 - by James Lileks

Then: dissent=patriotic. Now: sedition. Then: opposition to Bush=principled and civilized. Now: opposition to Obama=opposition to the very nature of civilization itself.

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Steve Poizner Is No Jaime Escalante

Friday, April 23rd, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

The California gubernatorial candidate has low expectations of the same kind of kids that Stand and Deliver teacher Escalante taught calculus to.

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