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UPDATED: ‘Green’ Energy Company Threatens Economics Professor … with Package of Dismantled Bomb Parts (Updated: No Threat)

Thursday, June 24th, 2010 - by Christopher Horner

The author of a damning study about the failure of Spain's "green jobs" program — a story broken here at PJM — received the threatening package on Tuesday from solar energy company Thermotechnic.

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The War Between Obama and McChrystal Is Over — Obama Lost

Thursday, June 24th, 2010 - by Dan Miller

And in contrast to MacArthur, Gen. McChrystal, a youthful 55, is unlikely to fade away any time soon.

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The Meaning of the McChrystal Saga

Thursday, June 24th, 2010 - by Roger Kimball

McChrystal ought not to have said what he did in the hearing of that reporter from Rolling Stone. But the substance of what he said must give us pause.

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Why Is the Times Square Bomber So Proud of Himself?

Thursday, June 24th, 2010 - by Phyllis Chesler

"One has to consider where I’m coming from — that is, I consider myself a 'Mujahid,' a Muslim soldier."

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Irvine Community and Jewish Groups React to Muslim Student Union Suspension

Thursday, June 24th, 2010 - by Reut Cohen

Some are cautioning against believing the decision will solve issues on the UC Irvine campus.

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SCOTUS Upholds Key Part of Patriot Act

Thursday, June 24th, 2010 - by Clarice Feldman

A challenge to the statute that outlaws the provision of "material support" to terror groups went down to defeat.

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ObamaCare: Get Ready for the Mother of All Epic Fails

Thursday, June 24th, 2010 - by Tom Blumer

More money for less value. That's the story of big government.

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McChrystal’s Tragedy

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

Conservatives are wrong to cite all sorts of legitimate reasons for McChrystal to have expressed frustration: sorry — all are irrelevant in terms of his dismissal.

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General McChrystal Relieved

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - by Rick Moran

Naming General David Petraeus as McChrystal's replacement was a no-brainer for Obama.

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The injustice of "social justice"

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

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BDS: The Next Generation

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - by Ron Radosh

The Nation magazine spent the previous decade with a strong case of Bush Derangement Syndrome. The initials remain the same for their newest obsession: boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel.

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Harry and Nancy’s Last Stand

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - by Neo-Neocon

Think cap and trade and other unpopular bills are dead? Think again, no matter who wins at the ballot box in November.

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The Two Faces of the Ground Zero Mosque

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 - by Raymond Ibrahim

While the Cordoba Initiative appears to Americans as a sign of good faith and a new beginning with the Islamic world, to Muslims it represents conquest, dominance — even suicidal jihad against the infidel.

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Obama’s Teachable Moment: Getting to Know the General (Updated)

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

Gen. McChrystal has been ordered back to Washington following his controversial comments in Rolling Stone. If only Obama had been as eager to clear time on his calendar for him back in 2009. (Update: McChrystal Out, Petraeus In, Ed Driscoll adds.)

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Judge Was Right to Lift Obama’s Deepwater Drilling Moratorium (Updated)

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 - by Clarice Feldman

This is really an extraordinarily harsh indictment of the decision-making processes of this administration.

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Peter Orszag Flees White House

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 - by Ira Stoll

The White House budget director who claimed health care would "bend the curve" to actually reduce health care costs is now leaving for the private sector and his "complicated" private life.

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The Failed Frontal Assault of Fareed Zakaria

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 - by Michael Ledeen

The statist — and stasist — fantasies of the Newsweek/WaPo journalist.

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Orszag, McChrystal … Is Obama Failing, or Liberalism?

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

Some liberals are having second thoughts about whether they are the wave of the future. Update: Time magazine's Joe Klein tells CNN that McChrystal has submitted his resignation.

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‘First, Do No Harm’: A Plea to the FTC

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 - by Dan Miller

In May, the FTC launched a trial balloon calling for the "reinvention of journalism." Whether it's a "journalism AmeriCorps" or a Ministry of Truth, it's a bad idea.

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DIY Videomakers Should Stroll Through Digimation’s Model Bank

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 - by Edward B. Driscoll, Jr.

More accessories for the Army of David's video tool kit — three dimensional modeling; no 3d glasses required!

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Memphis Beat Hits the Right Note

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 - by Jim Kearney

In an era of openly “transgressive” anti-heroes, doesn’t anyone in Hollywood realize that a majority of viewers still prefers traditional law enforcement stories where good cops put away bad criminals? Yes, thankfully.

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Border Disorder: Latest Violence Shows Why We Need to Get Serious About Immigration

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 - by Joe Hicks

Point/Counterpoint: In the right corner of the ring, PJTV's Joe Hicks says that this time the immigration focus isn’t Arizona: a 15-year-old Mexican boy was killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent recently on the Tex-Mex border. (Click here to watch this latest edition of the Hicks File on PJTV.)

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A Border ‘Invasion’? Let’s Dial Back the Immigration Rhetoric, Please

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Point/Counterpoint: In the left corner of the ring, Ruben Navarrette says that the increasingly acrimonious tone of the immigration debate is actually making life on the border especially dangerous.

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Does Barack Obama Want to Be President?

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 - by Roger L Simon

I suspect that in the small hours of the morning he fantasizes he were anywhere but 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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The New, New, New Media: The State of Blogosphere TV

Monday, June 21st, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

Ed Driscoll talks with Scott Baker of the B-Cast, to discuss the state of video in the Blogosphere, the recent video meltdowns of Helen Thomas and Bob Etheridge, and much more in a 23-minute long audio interview.

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