Canadian mogul and avowed socialist Maurice Strong manipulates governments to benefit his "green" portfolio and those of his friends: George Soros, Ted Turner, Al Gore, and China.
On one 70-person settlement, members deal with ungrateful countrymen, international leftists, and the constant threat of violence breaking the quiet.
Announcing the Brezhnev Prize for the most obfuscating European politician ever.
Meet Nazak Afshar, aka "Agent Lily," the French half of the spy swap with Iran, thanks to a deal brokered by Jacques Chirac.
The rest of Europe began the 20th century unsure of how to handle its powerful German-speaking center. It's starting the second decade of the 21st century with much the same unease, as historian Victor Davis Hanson writes from Munich.
Though presently a bit too obscure with its coverage, Libertas is a great idea, a promising blog, and something we need more of.
A lack of leadership and no clear, positive message could prevent Republicans from taking advantage of a golden opportunity for big gains in the midterm elections.
Fox News reports that the ATF was right in claiming toy guns can be converted into real firearms, despite it being proved ridiculously false.
In dealing with jihadism, the administration's "psycho-pathological feeling of omnipotence" threatens to get us all killed.
From Tuesday's elections, to the crisis of the euro, to the last manned mission to the moon, the latest edition of PJM Political covers Washington, the world, and the solar system! (Will host Stephen Green start mixing his Vodka with Tang?)
The California congressman gave a well informed and supremely relevant speech that shamed both the Mexican president and the Democrats who cheered his hypocrisy on immigration. (Update: "Who was Congress applauding?")
Over at Instapundit, a href=”http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/99817/”Guestblogger Ann Althouse asks the question:/a Should Elin Nordegren settle with Tiger Woods for $750 million if it includes “a lifetime ‘confidentiality clause’ that would prevent her from writing a book or doing any interviews about the split”? She has a poll up a href=”http://althouse.blogspot.com/2010/05/should-elin-settle-for-750-million-from.html”over at her blog asking readers what they thought with the following options:/abr /br /Yes. That’s so much money!br /Yes. We’ll all be better off if that nasty material never sees the light of day.br /Yes. Elin, you will be better off looking for the future and not dwelling on the past.br /No. Tiger must pay for what he did and shouldn’t get anything back in exchange.br /No. You need to explore and air this all out for your own good.br /No. I want to read all about it! Come on! Dish it out!br /br /None of those options seems adequate. How about:br /br /”No, this thief does not deserve that kind of money for engaging in blackmail.” br /br /What would your response be?
The difference in coverage between Katrina and the twin disasters of the Gulf oil spill and the Nashville flood? The "D."
After witnessing Washington's weak response to North Korea's horrific act, we have to wonder if the mullahs think nuclear terrorism is a possible option for them.
Despite the outward condemnation of Israel by many Arab Muslim states, there are persistent stories of behind-the-scenes cooperation between these blood enemies against the common foe Iran.
"Seniors are being asked to provide their birthdates, Social Security numbers, and citizen status to the Secret Service so background checks could be performed."
Watch the entire interview here.
Banning ethnic study programs that promote "otherness" and don't treat children as individuals is the right thing to do. (And don't miss The Hicks File on PJTV.)
A quick overview of the president's gaffe-prone, inexplicably weak, and dangerously naive foreign policy.
The sudden exit of the director of national intelligence shows an administration whose national security apparatus is "broken, dysfunctional and in disarray."
Last night, I read the book, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076114773X?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=076114773X”span style=”font-style:italic;”Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy – Until You’re 80 and Beyond./span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=076114773X” width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / The theme is how to get functionally younger as you get older by putting off the normal problems of aging–weakness, sore joints, and bad balance as well as reducing illness and injury. The authors, a patient, Chris Crowley, who is a retired lawyer and his medical doctor, Henry Lodge, take turns writing chapters about how to stay fit and younger for men. Though there was some good advice, I found it rather depressing, but maybe that’s just me. br /br /Apparently, all kinds of terrible things happen to you as you age while male, according to the book. Hair grows out of your ears, you can’t hear well and your balance begins to suck. Women, even those who are not so young, walk by as if you are not there. And everyone in the office sees you as retirement material. In addition, you get hit with something called “the Ugly Stick” where you wake up one day and find out that you’ve turned into a real dog:br /br /blockquoteSuddenly, your skin gets weird, all over…..In fact, there’s going to come a time when there are going to be little notches on your upper lip, as if your teeth were showing through. Ugh. And spots all over the place. And wattles down your neck./blockquotebr /br /The authors offer decent advice on exercise, the importance of strength training and eating right, etc. but they remind you that you are still old. Yes, very true, but I think something more uplifting would have been helpful. One of the reasons that older people become depressed is not actually span style=”font-style:italic;”being/span old, it’s being told by society that they are old and that they are long past their due date. br /br /For example, in one chapter entitled, “Chasing the Iron Bunny,” author Crowley describes how men have been trained to chase the iron bunny like the greyhounds at the race track. Apparently, men who were trying to make money at jobs were “dopes” who bought into a game that led to a materialistic lifestyle. Crowley tells men of a certain age that “it’s over. Time to quit playing and come inside.” For some men, that would be suicidal.br /br /I could go on, but I will stop here. I have to say that, despite the above, I did enjoy the book and it is worth reading for Dr. Lodge’s advice, which is good. br /br /I would be interested to hear how some of you out there cope with aging? Do you have your own personal tips that you could share? Apparently, anyone over the age of mid-thirties in our society is considered “old” so don’t feel like you have to be over 65 to give advice.
Sound anti-communist labor history, not the second coming of Van Jones, and something Kagan has a right to still be proud of.
Europe’s debt crisis is sounding a warning that the European social welfare state must be downsized if it is to survive. But European voters are unlikely to relinquish their entitlements without a fight.
Aiyana Stanley-Jones was accidentally shot during a police raid of an alleged murder suspect. Could her death have been avoided?
Following PJM's exclusive story on a leaked Spanish government report, a newspaper in Spain confirms that the country's "green economy" policies — the model for the Obama administration's "green jobs" efforts — have been a disaster: expensive, ineffective, and unworkable. (An English translation of the Spanish article is provided in this post.)