Britain wants to boost its geopolitical influence abroad. But efforts to weaken London’s “special relationship” with Washington will only end up reducing Britain’s role on the global stage.
The decision to send a Gitmo detainee to the city where the 9/11 plot was hatched displays willful blindness on the part of German authorities, and the Obama administration.
I'm not exactly sure when it happened, but being for gun control has gone from a legitimate political viewpoint to mental illness.
Seventy progressive rabbis, strutting like peacocks showing off their moral finery, versus one lonely truth-teller? I like the odds.
Evidently, to Spencer Ackerman of the ironically-named Washington Independent, all conservatives look and act alike — and hence can be tarnished as racists with equal impunity.
Roger L. Simon reads the Daily Caller's allegations regarding the use of the JournoList to simultaneously bottle-up the Rev. Wright controversy and smear conservatives as racist in April of 2008, and blanching at the groupthink quips, "One thing hasn’t changed since my lefty days pre-9/11. I still admire the immortal words of Groucho Marx: 'I’d never join a club that would have me as a member!'"
The opposition is gaining strength and coherence, while the regime itself is fracturing and lacks an effective strategy to quench the flow of public criticism and rebelliousness.
Credibility Problems at the Washington Post: Blogger Fabricates Content of Reza Kahlili Speech on Iran
Jeff Stein posts an article of fabrications and misquotes. On the heels of Dave Weigel, is it time for some quality control at WaPo?
In an interview with PJM, Hassan Shibly claims his school talks are non-political despite evidence to the contrary.
A lot of people saw Jobs' tone at the press conference on the iPhone 4G's "AntennaGate" flap as contempt for his customers. His attitude seemed to be: look at all that I’ve done for you people — and now you quibble over some trifle?
Apple, its events, and its strange relationship with the press won't go away anytime soon. The media needs too-cool stuff to test, the economy desperately needs the sales, and tech-watchers need the drama.
How do you know someone has no idea what they’re talking about? They predict that Israel is about to attack Iran.
A brief history of the battle between conservatives and liberals.
Standards everywhere have fallen. Everyone wants to live like a movie star, like royalty, in Versailles. Absolutely no one is thinking about the deluge to come.
span style=”font-style:italic;”New York Times:/span a href=”http://www.cnbc.com/id/38303349″After Job Training, Many Still Scrambling for Employment:/abr /br /blockquoteHundreds of thousands of Americans have enrolled in federally financed training programs in recent years, only to remain out of work. That has intensified skepticism about training as a cure for unemployment.br /br /Even before the recession created the bleakest job market in more than a quarter-century, job training was already producing disappointing results. A study conducted for the Labor Department tracking the experience of 160,000 laid-off workers in 12 states from mid-2003 to mid-2005 — a time of economic expansion — found that those who went through training wound up earning little more than those who did not, even three and four years later. “Over all, it appears possible that ultimate gains from participation are small or nonexistent,” the study concluded. /blockquote
In 2006, Michael was named Blogger of the Year by The Week magazine for his dispatches from the Middle East. A year later, he won a Weblog Award for the Best Middle East/Africa Blog. Michael captured that award again in 2008. And today, we're pleased to announce he's our newest in-house "Xpress" blogger. (Click here to read Totten's debut post for PJM.)
There is little logic among the cultural elite, maybe because there is little fear of job losses or the absence of money, and so arises a rather comfortable margin to indulge in nonsense.
Or do they think it might have something to do with midterm elections?
Judging by the reflexive personal attacks and amateurish legal arguments, they fail to see they undermine their — and our — shared goals: the dismissal will be used by the defense in future civil rights law cases.
The Brady Campaign persists with its rhetoric that “reasonable restrictions” of the Second Amendment make society safer.
Progressivism is a surprisingly old, and increasingly frayed philosophy, as the reality and technology of the present day continues to move away from its century-old roots. But its high priests are only going to give up power very grudgingly.
a href=”http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/07/the-end-of-men/8135/1/”The Atlantic:/a span style=”font-style:italic;”The End of Men/span (via a href=”http://nalert.blogspot.com/2010/07/women-are-new-men-postindustrial.html”Newsalert/a):br /br /blockquotePolling data on American sex preference is sparse, and does not show a clear preference for girls. But the picture from the doctor’s office unambiguously does. A newer method for sperm selection, called MicroSort, is currently completing Food and Drug Administration clinical trials. The girl requests for that method run at about 75 percent.br /br /Even more unsettling for Ericsson, it has become clear that in choosing the sex of the next generation, he is no longer the boss. “It’s the women who are driving all the decisions,” he says—a change the MicroSort spokespeople I met with also mentioned. At first, Ericsson says, women who called his clinics would apologize and shyly explain that they already had two boys. “Now they just call and [say] outright, ‘I want a girl.’ These mothers look at their lives and think their daughters will have a bright future their mother and grandmother didn’t have, brighter than their sons, even, so why wouldn’t you choose a girl?” /blockquote
If we contract deadly diseases requiring treatment that costs more than our lives are “worth,” we’re toast. This is why the appointment of Obama’s Medicare czar matters, even more than the nomination of a mere Supreme Court justice.
Conservatives should look at giving money to candidates as an investment in the future.