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We Know About Soros — But Who Is Maurice Strong?

Monday, May 24th, 2010 - by Ed Lasky

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.

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Always Defiant, West Bank Settlers Feel Abandoned

Monday, May 24th, 2010 - by Stephanie L. Freid

On one 70-person settlement, members deal with ungrateful countrymen, international leftists, and the constant threat of violence breaking the quiet.

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Langue de Bois: The Newspeak Dictionary Goes Gallic

Monday, May 24th, 2010 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Announcing the Brezhnev Prize for the most obfuscating European politician ever.

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The Spy Who Came In from the Heat

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 - by Michael Ledeen

Meet Nazak Afshar, aka "Agent Lily," the French half of the spy swap with Iran, thanks to a deal brokered by Jacques Chirac.

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The New Old German Problem

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

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.

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It’s About Time: Pioneering Film Blog Libertas Returns

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 - by John Boot

Though presently a bit too obscure with its coverage, Libertas is a great idea, a promising blog, and something we need more of.

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Why the Republicans Could Still Lose in November

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 - by Tim Dunkin

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.

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Agents of Incompetence, Part 423: Will Pellet Gun-Gate Ever Die?

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 - by Bob Owens

Fox News reports that the ATF was right in claiming toy guns can be converted into real firearms, despite it being proved ridiculously false.

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Team Obama, Megalomaniacs

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 - by G.M. Roper

In dealing with jihadism, the administration's "psycho-pathological feeling of omnipotence" threatens to get us all killed.

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PJM Political 5/22/10: From the Earth to the Moon

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

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?)

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Calderon vs. McClintock: McClintock Wins (Updated)

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 - by Roger Kimball

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?")

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750 million for blackmail?

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

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?

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Obama: He’s Better than Teflon — He’s a Democrat

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 - by Melissa Clouthier

The difference in coverage between Katrina and the twin disasters of the Gulf oil spill and the Nashville flood? The "D."

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Obama, the Sinking of the Cheonan, and the Failure of Nuclear Deterrence

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 - by Gordon G. Chang

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.

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The Israeli-Arab Alliance Against Iran

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 - by Ryan Mauro

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.

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Chutzpah! Obama Requires MI High School Seniors Have Papers to Shake His Hand

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 - by Pam Meister

"Seniors are being asked to provide their birthdates, Social Security numbers, and citizen status to the Secret Service so background checks could be performed."

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California Haymaker: Can John Dennis Send Pelosi Packing In November?

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Watch the entire interview here.

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The Hicks File: Radical Arizona Educators Now in the Crosshairs

Friday, May 21st, 2010 - by Joe Hicks

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.)

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How Bad Is Obama’s Foreign Policy? Let Us Count the Ways

Friday, May 21st, 2010 - by

A quick overview of the president's gaffe-prone, inexplicably weak, and dangerously naive foreign policy.

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Is Blair a Fall Guy for Obama’s Incompetence?

Friday, May 21st, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

The sudden exit of the director of national intelligence shows an administration whose national security apparatus is "broken, dysfunctional and in disarray."

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Younger next year?

Friday, May 21st, 2010

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.

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On Elena Kagan’s Senior Thesis

Friday, May 21st, 2010 - by Ron Radosh

Sound anti-communist labor history, not the second coming of Van Jones, and something Kagan has a right to still be proud of.

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European Social Welfare State Model Running Out of Time and Money

Friday, May 21st, 2010 - by Soeren Kern

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.

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Could the SWAT-Related Death of a 7-Year-Old Have Been Avoided in Detroit?

Friday, May 21st, 2010 - by Jack Dunphy

Aiyana Stanley-Jones was accidentally shot during a police raid of an alleged murder suspect. Could her death have been avoided?

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Leaked Spanish Report: Obama’s Model ‘Green Economy’ a Disaster (PJM Exclusive)

Friday, May 21st, 2010 - by Christopher Horner

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.)

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