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Mad Men Unbuttoned: Sex, Lies, and Skinny Lapels

Saturday, July 31st, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

The real-life Don Draper, revealed at last! And much more in this podcasting romp through 1960s America, with the author of Mad Men Unbuttoned, Natasha Vargas-Cooper.

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PJM Political 07/31/10: All the President’s Juicebox Mafia

Saturday, July 31st, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

Jonathan Strong of the Daily Caller goes deep inside the JournoList, Ed Morrissey of Hot Air brings us to speed with the rest of the week's big stories. Plus a look at Mad Men Unbuttoned, and Oliver Stone unhinged. Hosted by the VodkaPundit, Stephen Green!

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Chicago: Where Criminals No Longer Fear the Police

Saturday, July 31st, 2010 - by Jack Dunphy

What level of depravity has a city reached when a uniformed police officer is no safer from a street robbery than anyone else?

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Hefner Documentary Intrigues, but Rarely Critiques

Saturday, July 31st, 2010 - by Christian Toto

Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel fawns over the icon, rarely investigating his darker side or his detractors.

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The Crisis that Wasn’t: Where’s All the Oil?

Saturday, July 31st, 2010 - by Jeff Perren

The BP spill had media, politicians, and environmentalists once again pitching a worst-case scenario rather than objective analysis.

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The Truths We Dare Not Speak About Illegal Immigration

Friday, July 30th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

Six truths that are never quite spoken.

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Friday, July 30th, 2010

Lawrence Kane, author of the new book, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1453662855?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1453662855″span style=”font-style:italic;”Blinded by the Night,/span /aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1453662855″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / has let me know it is available now on Amazon. I wrote a href=”http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2010/07/fiction-for-those-who-like-non-fiction.html”about the book here./a

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Can Congress Be Saved from Its Own Greed?

Friday, July 30th, 2010 - by Tom Morgan

Charlie Rangel's ethics situation illustrates the culture of greed on Capitol Hill and makes us wonder if there is anything that can be done to keep our leaders honest.

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BREAKING: Sen. Leahy (D-VT) Denies Senate Judiciary Request to Investigate New Black Panther Case

Friday, July 30th, 2010 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

Leahy denies the request in a letter filled with factual and legal errors, and left-wing talking points. Click here to read the letter (pdf).

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On Flying Donkeys and Land-Bound Elephants

Friday, July 30th, 2010 - by David Solway

What goes up must come down, especially in politics.

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Israel’s ‘Anchor Baby’ Issue: A Conundrum for a Jewish State

Friday, July 30th, 2010 - by Stephanie L. Freid

Israel is dealing with the same problem now arising in the U.S., to the degree that PM Netanyahu had to speak on the issue this week.

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Saving Suborbital: Will Congress Kill NASA’s Reusable Space Program?

Thursday, July 29th, 2010 - by Rand Simberg

A $15 million program may have more potential than all the other billions NASA spends, but the House may cut it.

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Blogger commenting problem

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

A number of you have emailed me or commented about blogger eating comments. No one here has done anything to “offend me” and I almost never delete comments unless I have warned the person several times or the comment is so hurtful or harmful to another commenter that I decide to delete it which is very, very rare. Sorry about the blogger problem. If you are trying to leave a comment, keep trying! Or at least rest assured that I am not moderating them. Hopefully, the blogger problem will be resolved soon.

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Is Marital Rape a Crime in America, or a Muslim Religious Right?

Thursday, July 29th, 2010 - by Phyllis Chesler

Again, I must ask: what is going on in New Jersey?

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Europeans Debate Leaked Afghanistan War Logs

Thursday, July 29th, 2010 - by Soeren Kern

European media are divided over the significance of the leaked Pentagon documents, but many are urging the West to cut and run from Afghanistan.

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A Court Victory for the Enemy of the Mullahs

Thursday, July 29th, 2010 - by Ryan Mauro

But advocates of regime change in Iran are split on supporting the Iranian opposition group called the MEK.

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Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Against Arizona Immigration Statute

Thursday, July 29th, 2010 - by Dan Miller

King Solomon, who offered to cut a baby in half to resolve a dispute between two women over its custody, might be proud of U.S. District Judge Bolton's ruling on Wednesday, but I rather doubt it.

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American PR Firm Helping Putin Bamboozle Hapless Investors in Russia

Thursday, July 29th, 2010 - by

The new website "Modern Russia" was created by the same outfit that bribed Armstrong Williams to propagandize for the Bush administration. It now seeks to corral naive investors for Putin's Russia.

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Will Wikileaks Perpetrators Experience any Real Guilt?

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

In Afghanistan, the dead are the lucky ones, when the Taliban gets ahold of those who have colluded with the West. A job made infinitely easier thanks to the names published by Wikileaks.

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Come November, Remember Yesterday’s ‘Temporary Restraining Order’ in Arizona

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - by Pam Meister

We all know what the motive behind it was, and it has nothing to do with “human rights” or “splitting up families” or other such poppycock.

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A Gathering of Eagles

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - by Michael S. Malone

After a decade of controversy, Scouting has become something you don’t discuss with your sophisticated, bien-pensant friends. To then be marching with legions of Scouts before thousands cheering in DC, was far more overwhelming than the local heat.

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Obama’s Choice: 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts, or Joy Behar?

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - by J. Christian Adams

Incredibly, the president declined an invitation to this week's Boy Scout National Jamboree, opting to tape an episode of The View instead.

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Is extra weight a turn-off or a turn-on?

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

a href=”http://neoneocon.com/2010/07/27/the-does-it-make-me-look-fat-question/”Neo-Neocon has an interesting post/a on the “does it make me look fat?” question. She later mentions aa href=”http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2010/06/16/obesity_tied_to_sex_problems” French study/a that says obese French women get less sex than their male counterparts:br /br /blockquoteObese women were 30 percent less likely than “normal” women to have had sex in the last year, but obese men were just as likely to have had one sexual partner in the last 12 months as average guys. Professor Kaye Wellings, one of the authors of the study, summed it up pretty effectively by saying, “Maybe women are more tolerant of tubby husbands than men are of tubby wives.” /blockquotebr /br /I don’t know about people who are married but it seems to me in the 20′s and younger set, the overweight (maybe not obese) women and girls in the US seem to do pretty well. Guys seem to hang all over the girl spilling out of her jeans with a few extra pounds. I have often wondered if the extra pounds and puffy look signal that the woman is on Depo-Provera or another form of birth control a href=”http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/on-women/2009/03/04/is-your-depo-provera-causing-weight-gain”that packs on the pounds./a Maybe younger guys sense this and go for girls who look like they put out? This is just a theory. br /br /If male, do you care if a woman is overweight?

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Is Oliver Stone Today’s Walter Duranty?

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - by Roger L Simon

You could overdo the parallels, but it's always seemed to me that Oliver's opinions are paper-thin and expedient. He’s in the enfant terrible business, but, in his sixties now, he’s a long way from an enfant, and the act is not wearing well.

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Is the U.S. Building the Next Intifada?

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

The U.S. has sent almost $400 million to the PA to train their security forces since 2007. With no state in sight, fears that the arms and training will be directed at Israel have arisen.

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