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The Afghanistan Surge Is Working

Thursday, October 21st, 2010 - by Ryan Mauro

But its ultimate success will depend upon the backbone of President Obama.

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Dems Declare War on Gold

Thursday, October 21st, 2010 - by Bernard Chapin

The left has extended their irrational war on America to include an element bigger than the Democratic Party.

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The NYT, the Soft Sciences, and the Slow, Stupid Return to Reason

Thursday, October 21st, 2010 - by David Steinberg

Lefty sociologists finally look past “oppression,” and accept that a culture’s commitment to prosperity affects that culture’s … prosperity.

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PJM/PJTV Exclusive: Texas Republican Reacts to Local Democratic Civil War

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 - by Bryan Preston

Texas Republican Larry Gonzales may benefit from a left-right internecine Democratic war that has erupted in his central Texas district. The Williamson County feud may be the first shot in a national Democratic Party-wide war for its future direction.

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The NFL Jumps the Shark

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

The new emphasis in the league on helmet-to-helmet hits sends a message to players that is at once confusing and contradictory: play hard but not too hard

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The Battle for America 2010: The Wave Keeps Building

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 - by Bryan Preston

Bill Clinton gives a lousy stump speech, Dennis is menaced, California tightens up, Farouk is on fiyah for Rick Perry while a Democrat county chair resigns his post and endorses a Republican, and whatever anyone else says from now to November, nothing will make as much sense as these six words: the rent is too damn high.

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Will the Young Guns Force ‘Speaker’ Boehner to a Duel?

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 - by Myra Adams

If the GOP takes control of Congress next month, pay close attention to the media spin. If you start hearing more about Eric Cantor and his newly expanded posse, then listen carefully, for the sound you might hear next could be the Young Guns taking a shot at the speaker’s gavel.

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Climategate and the American Physical Society

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 - by Charlie Martin

Professor Hal Lewis's resignation from the American Physical Society challenges the scientific — as opposed to the merely politically expedient — basis of the "consensus" on global warming.

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Republicans Kind of Suck … Which Is Why They Will Win Huge in November

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 - by Frank J. Fleming

Because in the Democratic land of epic, mega, ultra, apocalyptic levels of sucking, those who kinda suck are king.

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Middle East Peace Talks Degenerate into Farce

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 - by Benjamin Kerstein

Obama sabotaged the peace process from the outset, largely through his own incompetence.

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Heh — Lefty Bloggers Attack Sarah Palin, Impale Themselves

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 - by Bryan Preston

Kos and his minions don't know much about history.

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California’s Green Economy Failure

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 - by Benjamin Zycher

A proposition is on the ballot to suspend California's green job initiatives until unemployment goes way down.

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Obama’s Empire Strikes Out

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 - by Bryan Preston

In Ohio, the president compared Republicans to the evil Galactic Empire. But if anything, it's he and his own party who resemble an out of control government that is drunk on power while heading for a humiliating defeat.

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Palin, Frum, and the Tea Party

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 - by David Solway

Conservatives need to understand what is at stake and get their act together.

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What Happened to All the Hurricanes, Al?

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 - by Art Horn

Worldwide hurricane activity hasn't just slowed since Katrina, it's dropped off a cliff.

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Jailed Taliban Supreme Commander Released

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 - by Josh Shahryar

The Obama administration approved the release of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar with the assumption that he would join peace talks with the Afghan government of Hamid Karzai.

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Hugh Hewitt at BlogWorld 2010: ‘The Blog Revolution Is Over’

Monday, October 18th, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

Hugh Hewitt on what happens next in the Blogosphere — and in Congress after November; plus a chat with BlogWorld CEO and founder Rick Calvert.

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Looking Back at ‘Tomorrowland’: The Mad Men Season Finale

Monday, October 18th, 2010 - by James Lileks

Fitzgerald be damned, you can have as many acts in your life as you wish; but remember, while it's perfect in Tomorrowland, it's never open today.

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Just How Ridiculous Are Government Salaries and Benefits?

Monday, October 18th, 2010 - by J. Christian Adams

Which do they get: defined benefit pensions, or defined contribution retirement plans? The answer is "yes."

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Geert Wilders, Western Sages, and Totalitarian Islam

Monday, October 18th, 2010 - by Andrew G. Bostom

Wilders has joined with the centuries of distinguished scholars who reached the exact same conclusions about Islam back when it was politically acceptable to voice such concerns.

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Barack Obama and the Pitfalls of Fraudulent Branding

Monday, October 18th, 2010 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

Forty years ago, the real life Mad Men knew how badly a brand could be destroyed if they made impossible claims about a product, a lesson that the creators of Barack Obama's image are relearning the hard way.

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Christianity: First Line of Defense for the West?

Monday, October 18th, 2010 - by Abraham H. Miller

The one solid, inescapable organizing principle that stands as the bulwark against radical Islam is Christianity.

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Left-Wing Israeli Site Pours Cold Water on Obama’s ‘Process’

Monday, October 18th, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

The Obama administration ignores realities in order to push a "process" that even lefty Israelis are beginning to doubt will lead to peace.

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PJM Political 10/16/10: Political Mad Men

Sunday, October 17th, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

Host Steve Green, Scott Ott, and Alfonzo Rachel grade the best and worst ads from the midterms. Plus Glenn Reynolds, Mary Katharine Ham, James Lileks, and more!

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Wilders Is Right: Europe Needs a First Amendment

Sunday, October 17th, 2010 - by Bruce Bawer

The trial of Dutch MP Geert Wilders wasn’t really about him or about Islam. It was about individual liberty.

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