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Why Is the Washington Post Afraid to Use the Words “Muslim” and “Honor Killing” in the Same Article?

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 - by Phyllis Chesler

Clearly, some news is not fit to print.

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Obama’s Cosmetic Border Security Plan Won’t Work, But These Ideas Will (and Have!)

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 - by Patrick Dorinson

The president tries to respond to public opinion with an ineffective proposal, ignoring a couple ideas that actually help secure the border.

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Woodrow Wilson’s War, Redux: Will November Defeats Make Obama Hawkish on Iran?

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 - by James Lewis

The parallels between President Obama and our 28th president go beyond the superficial. Is there a Versailles in our future?

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Rand Paul and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 - by Clayton E. Cramer

Sensible libertarians acknowledge that a free market is not enough to end all racial discrimination — and that a certain amount of it is the price we pay for living in a free society. This is a fine argument to make as an abstract principle — but it isn’t a path to political victory.

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The Kerry-Lieberman Bill Will Cause American Layoffs

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 - by Tristan Yates

But that doesn't stop the New York Times from running interference for the two New England liberals' climate change bill, of course.

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A Most Catholic of Dramas

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 - by Elizabeth Scalia

An Arizona woman, pregnant and suffering from pulmonary hypertension (an often fatal complication), consulted with her doctor and a Catholic Sister of Mercy, and obtained an abortion. The reactions have been predictable across religious and political lines.

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Biden in Brussels: Let the Man Finish His Belgian Waffle!

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 - by James Lileks

Brussels as the capital of the free world? That’s quite an assertion, but Joe Biden is just the American to back up such a claim.

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Is the Palestinian Authority in Violation of American Law?

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 - by Lenny Ben-David

The PA’s attempt to block Israel’s economic achievement could theoretically backfire and endanger American military assistance to the would-be state of Palestine.

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Tax Venture Capitalists, Ventures Go Unfunded — Does Reich Understand Incentives?

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 - by Jeffrey Carter

A liberal pitches a tax-and-spend idea with no basis in economic behavior or statistics. Ho hum.

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Now Can We Put North Korea Back on the Terrorism List?

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

The very least the Obama administration could do — immediately — is put North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism, from which Bush should never have removed it.

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Are You Ready to Speak Out, America?

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 - by Cathy McMorris Rodgers

With the country at a crossroads, today House Republicans launch a new online forum, AmericaSpeakingOut.com, where you can lend your voice to building a new agenda.

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An Honor Killing by Proxy: Another Kind of Tragedy in Pakistan

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 - by Phyllis Chesler

Islamic gender apartheid results in the death of a British-Pakistani couple and their daughter, murdered in cold blood by relatives, while praying in a cemetery.

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Obama’s New International Order

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

The Obama domestic policy depends on OPM: "other people's money." Now, he introduces a foreign policy that depends on other people's force. Will it work? Wouldn't it be pretty to think so?

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The Culture Wars Are Turning

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 - by Roger L Simon

With the welfare state unsustainable, establishment liberals such as Thomas Friedman of the New York Times have nowhere to turn and are flailing in every direction. They are mad and they are, in many cases, unmoored. Lifetime ideologies are beginning to crumble. Personality constructs are at risk.

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The Man Who Stares at Other People’s Writing

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 - by Benjamin Kerstein

Jon Ronson, author of The Men Who Stare at Goats, stands accused of possible plagiarism flowing from an article he wrote in the Guardian.

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Shame On All Who Stood Silent: Iran Voted In as Member of UN Women’s Rights Commission

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 - by Manda Zand Ervin

A former U.S. delegate to the UN Commission on the Status of Women is furious at those who just gave Iran carte blanche to continue their women's rights violations.

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Obama’s State Department (of Relativism): For Free Speech and Against It in Same Sentence

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

State Dept. spokesman P.J. Crowley's contradictory response to Pakistan's censorship of the internet belongs to a worrisome trend in Western societies.

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Swatting ‘Locusts’: Germany and the EU Take Aim at Investment Funds

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 - by John Rosenthal

A proposed EU directive on hedge funds has more to do with scapegoating than addressing Europe’s economic problems.

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Walt, Mearshimer … Beinart: Another Rant About Omnipotent Zionists

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 - by Abraham H. Miller

Nope, Jews on campus aren't controlled by AIPAC. They are immersed in a culture led by progressives, as anti-Israel as they are anti-American.

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Is "Sex and the City 2" Politically Incorrect?

Monday, May 24th, 2010

I don’t know, I haven’t seen it yet. It comes out this week and I hope to see it soon. However, I a href=”http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/film-reviews/sex-and-the-city-2-film-review-1004093261.story”read the first review/a of the new span style=”font-style:italic;”Sex and the City 2/span movie at a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005Q7ED?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=B00005Q7ED”span style=”font-style:italic;”The Hollywood Reporter/span /aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=B00005Q7ED” width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / and found their take interesting: “Bottom Line: Overlong sequel scores some choice, politically incorrect laughs.” According to the reviewer, the movie is politically incorrect due to the following:br /br /blockquoteFirst of all, Carrie encounters her old flame, Aidan (John Corbett), at the spice market, but even more importantly, she and her friends run up against the puritanical and misogynistic culture of the Middle East. The rather scathing portrayal of Muslim society no doubt will stir controversy, especially in a frothy summer entertainment, but there’s something bracing about the film’s saucy political incorrectness. Or is it politically correct? “SATC 2″ is at once proudly feminist and blatantly anti-Muslim, which means that it might confound liberal viewers.br /br /Indicative of the film’s contradictory stance is a scene in which the ladies perform a karaoke version of Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman” in an Abu Dhabi nightclub. An equally outrageous moment comes when the interlopers are rescued by a bunch of Muslim women who strip off their black robes to reveal the stylish Western outfits they are concealing beneath their discreet garb. These endearingly loopy scenes exhibit the tasteless humor that enlivened the TV series on its best nights./blockquotebr /br /I have a few questions. Are liberal feminists always pro-Muslim? Does multi-culturalism trump feminism for liberals? If so, how can any of them defend their position? Or is it that anti-Americanism trumps feminism for many liberals? Or does the a href=”http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/film-reviews/sex-and-the-city-2-film-review-1004093261.story”following comment at the review site /areflect how some liberals feel?:br /blockquotesohorob comments:br /May 24, 2010br /I dont get this reviewers point about possibly offending liberals. Most liberals (like myself) think the muslim anti-gay, anti-women beliefs are in strong need of being defamed. Bravo to Darren Star for not being afraid of their pathetic religion./blockquotebr /After reading this review, I really look forward to watching the movie. It would be refreshing to see some political incorrectness coming out of Hollywood at the moment.

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He Didn’t Just Lie About Arizona: Calderon Fibbed About Assault Weapons, Too

Monday, May 24th, 2010 - by Bob Owens

His claim that 80% of the guns seized in Mexico came from the U.S. is widely debunked nonsense.

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Homeland Security Alert: Somali Terrorist on the Loose in Texas?

Monday, May 24th, 2010 - by Ryan Mauro

The al-Shabaab operative, who may be part of a group of 270 Somalis who entered the country illegally via Mexico, should become part of the discussion over immigration enforcement.

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Overturning EPA’s Endangerment Finding Is a Constitutional Imperative

Monday, May 24th, 2010 - by Marlo Lewis

The Senate is expected to vote on the Murkowski resolution this week. Nothing less than the integrity of our constitutional system of separated powers and democratic accountability hangs in the balance. (Also watch Marlo Lewis at PJTV:"Donut Eaters Beware: The EPA May Want You")

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Cliff-Diving into Dependency, and Trolling for Democratic Votes

Monday, May 24th, 2010 - by Tom Blumer

Welfare-related enrollment and spending is out of control — and the recession has very little to do with it.

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Obama’s Model ‘Green’ Country? Denmark Evicts Citizens, Clear-Cuts Forests for Windmill Space

Monday, May 24th, 2010 - by Christopher Horner

Following the embarrassment of having recommended Spain's failed "green" programs, Obama switched to using Denmark as a model. Best out of five?

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