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Hamas’ Bloody Propaganda Triumph

Monday, May 31st, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

The "peace" flotilla was a purposeful provocation that worked to make Israel the bad guy.

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The Secret Ingredient in the Obama Formula for Success

Monday, May 31st, 2010 - by Roger Kimball

The Obama surprise: incompetent and arrogant and not overfond of the executive's job.

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Don’t Look Now, but Iran Has Fuel for Two Nuclear Weapons

Monday, May 31st, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

"The real crises are still ahead, and they are not going to be confined to bloody propaganda stunts staged by fake 'peace activists' cruising the Mediterranean."

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Limbaugh Bio: Essential Reading for Dittoheads

Monday, May 31st, 2010 - by Christian Toto

Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One gets close to the man who simultaneously rallies the conservative base and drives Democratic presidents to distraction.

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What Does the Government Control? More of Almost Everything

Monday, May 31st, 2010 - by Tom Blumer

The decline in private-sector wages is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Monday, May 31st, 2010

a href=”http://biggovernment.com/jdunetz/2010/05/31/being-a-political-conservative-is-it-good-for-the-jews/#more-126458″Jeff Dunetz at Big Government:/a “How can a Jew not be politically conservative?”

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Monday, May 31st, 2010

Right Wing News a href=”http://rightwingnews.com/2010/05/comparison-liberal-and-conservative-reaction-to-israel-hitting-the-flotilla/”compares the Liberal reaction to the Conservative reaction/a to the Israel/Flotilla story.

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Monday, May 31st, 2010

Neo-Neocon: a href=”http://neoneocon.com/2010/05/29/voting-again-for-carter-ii/”Voting again for Carter II./a

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Rough Seas for Israel After Gaza Flotilla Intercepted (Updated through the day)

Monday, May 31st, 2010 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

The unavoidable PR fallout from the deaths of at least 14 activists has already roiled the capitals of Europe and may cause unrest among the Israeli Arab population. (Updated continuously as news arrives.) (Also: Watch Richard Landes direct from Jerusalem on PJTV.)

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Where the Gaza ‘Aid’ Flotilla Lay

Monday, May 31st, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

The "aid flotilla" bound for Gaza met the immovable object and the resulting clash, under circumstances yet only sketchily described, may have resulted in 16 protester deaths and 6 IDF personnel injured.

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Beware Dr. Galbraith’s Snake Oil

Monday, May 31st, 2010 - by Paul Hsieh

Even in the face of the Greek situation, some economists continue to argue that deficits don't matter.

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Global Cold Wave May Be Looming — This Time, the Science Is Good

Monday, May 31st, 2010 - by Art Horn

La Nina, a solar minimum, and a massive volcanic eruption make a threesome of cold weather events not seen for two hundred years.

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What General Giap Can Teach Republicans About Winning in November

Monday, May 31st, 2010 - by J. Robert Smith

The wily old Vietnamese general knows something about beating superior forces.

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What Would a Euro Collapse Mean for the United States?

Monday, May 31st, 2010 - by Soeren Kern

A crash of the euro currency would have both negative and positive implications for the United States, mostly in the realms of economics and geopolitics.

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How Big of a Problem Is the Ron Paul-Inspired Maine GOP Platform?

Sunday, May 30th, 2010 - by Andrew Ian Dodge

The document, which managed to gain acceptance at the Maine GOP convention, is causing headaches for the candidates.

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Is college a "sucker’s game?"

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Vox Daya href=”http://voxday.blogspot.com/2010/05/suckers-game.html” has an interesting post /aon whether or not college is a “sucker’s game:” br /br /blockquoteGoing 100k into debt in order to obtain a job that pays $22 as a photographer’s assistant is not an intelligent action. The correct answer to the question about attending college is “it depends”. What college, what degree, and what job prospects? ….br /br /Basically, if you have to borrow money or if you are at all prone to not finishing what you start, you shouldn’t even think about going to college. And if you do go, get a degree in something meaningful, not outdated liberal arts degrees in English, Art History, or Business. You’ll learn more about business running a fast food franchise for a summer than you will in six years of college. Throw in a little reading of a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061345016?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0061345016″ Peter Drucker,/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0061345016″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1599869772?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1599869772″Sun Tzu,/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1599869772″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316017922?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0316017922″Malcolm Gladwell,/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0316017922″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0740777351?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0740777351″Dilbert,/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0740777351″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / and whoever the business author du jour happens to be and you’ll know more management-speak too.br //blockquote

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Study finds college students less empathetic

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

a href=”http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100528081434.htm”A study in span style=”font-style:italic;”Science Daily/span/a found that today’s college students have less empathy than they used to (via a href=”http://nalert.blogspot.com/2010/05/empathy-college-students-dont-have-as.html”Newsalert/a): br /br /blockquoteToday’s college students are not as empathetic as college students of the 1980s and ’90s, a University of Michigan study shows.br /br /The study, presented in Boston at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, analyzes data on empathy among almost 14,000 college students over the last 30 years.br /br /”We found the biggest drop in empathy after the year 2000,” said Sara Konrath, a researcher at the U-M Institute for Social Research. “College kids today are about 40 percent lower in empathy than their counterparts of 20 or 30 years ago, as measured by standard tests of this personality trait.”/blockquotebr /br /Some experts in the article felt the drop in empathy was because of exposure to media causing desensitization to other’s pain or because of a hyper-competitive atmosphere where everyone has to worry about themselves in order to compete.br /br /Perhaps this is part of the equation but, in my opinion, the huge emphasis in the schools and culture on “high self-esteem” (from the 1970′s on) regardless of accomplishments probably plays a part in the increase in narcissism, and increased lack of empathy. In addition, the cheap emphasis on being a do-gooder through government means as a tool for feeling good about oneself, rather than helping others due to the intrinsic reward and what it means to the other person has probably not helped. br /br /It’s kind of ironic that as the liberal government emphasizes their “wonderful” socialist programs to the masses (heath care, global warming, peace studies, etc.), the masses are becoming less able to feel for their fellow human beings. As more people see the government as being responsible for taking care of others, their tendency to help others will lessen, not increase.

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The Ministry of Silly Bans

Sunday, May 30th, 2010 - by S. T. Karnick

The nannies who want to ban Silly Bandz bracelets from America's schools are bending themselves into so much Mobius loop-like pretzel logic that they bring Dan Aykroyd's classic Irwin Mainway toy manufacturer character full circle.

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What the Blame-Bush Media Taught Me: Blame Obama

Sunday, May 30th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

While I am not inclined to blame the president for the scandalous federal laxity in the now polluted Gulf, the media long ago taught me that I most certainly should.

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The Gaza Flotilla: Showboating for Hamas

Saturday, May 29th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

There is a long history of useful idiots who will sign on for this sort of terror tourism.

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Dennis Hopper: the Hippest American Bikes Off into the Sunset

Saturday, May 29th, 2010 - by Roger L Simon

Forget all the self-serving narcissistic left-wing baloney. It was good old fashioned American Freedom that forged Dennis Hopper! Nowhere else could Dennis have been Dennis — and he knew it. And wanted it for everybody.

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PJM Political 5/29/10: An Army of Alternative Media

Saturday, May 29th, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

From Rush Limbaugh biographer Zef Chafets and Ricochet.com majordomo Peter Robinson, to James Lileks and the gang at PJTV's Trifecta, this week's edition of the VodkaPundit-hosted PJM Political is all about the new, new media.

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Starting Up in the iPad Garage

Saturday, May 29th, 2010 - by Scott Budman

The days of Silicon Valley startups aren't over. The story of a couple of grad students and their iPad app.

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Encounter Broadsides: Helping to Rescue the American Dream

Saturday, May 29th, 2010 - by Roger Kimball

Buy one of these forthright educational pamphlets. Convert a liberal. Save the nation.

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USA and UK on HBO: The Special Relationship; Not-So-Special TV

Saturday, May 29th, 2010 - by Christian Toto

At times, The Special Relationship feels like it’s pining for a 2012 "Hillary for President" campaign, but it does remind viewers how much friendlier America's relations with England were in the pre-Obama era.

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