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Liberty, TSA, and the Technological Society

Saturday, November 20th, 2010 - by Daniel H. Fernald

Are we to be subjects? Or citizens?

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To Let the Government Touch, or Not to Let the Government Touch

Friday, November 19th, 2010 - by Bryan Preston

The great debate of our times. (Updated: 1/31/11)

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Dem Implosion: Kucinich, Congressional Black Caucus Fight for Committee Slot

Friday, November 19th, 2010 - by Patrick Richardson

Dems are wary of Kucinich, under fire for racial tension in his own office, angling for the ranking spot on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

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Censure: How the Other Half Punishes

Friday, November 19th, 2010 - by Mychal Massie

Leave it to Congress to create a punishment one is hard-pressed to identify. Rangel deserves much worse, as his crimes would put you or me behind bars.

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U. of Toronto Posts Anti-Semitic Tripe

Friday, November 19th, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

The school accepts and posts a revolting master's thesis.

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Shameless: Justice Department Warns LAPD over Racial Profiling

Friday, November 19th, 2010 - by Jack Dunphy

Holder's DOJ shrugged at direct evidence of voter intimidation in the New Black Panther case, but it has no problem accusing L.A. cops of engaging in discrimination on the basis of a single conversation.

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York University Moves to Suppress Offensive Speech — But Only When Jews Are Speaking

Friday, November 19th, 2010 - by Richard Cravatts

The Canadian university hosts the odious anti-Semite and pro-terrorist George Galloway, and moves to suppress the free speech rights of a Jewish rabbi for condemning him.

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Publication of Bush Memoir Reopens Old Debates

Friday, November 19th, 2010 - by Jeremy Sharon

The troubling consequences of the Iraq invasion still bedevil our foreign policy, and will for the foreseeable future.

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NATO Decides Its Future

Friday, November 19th, 2010 - by Soeren Kern

NATO members are preparing to meet in Portugal for what may be one of the most crucial summits in the alliance’s 61-year history.

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Exclusive Excerpts From New Black Panther Case Investigation Report

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is set to consider a draft report of its investigation tomorrow. Some details of the report have been leaked to PJM.

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The 2011 Tax Tsunami

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 - by Gary Wickert

What exactly will change should the Bush tax cuts expire?

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Holder Strikes Out in First Gitmo Civilian Trial

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 - by Clarice Feldman

Ahmed Ghailani, a key figure in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa, was cleared by a jury of 276 murder and attempted murder counts.

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War, Hell, and a Democratic President

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver

Our soldiers are dying in greater numbers than ever in Afghanistan. So yes, the left sunk so low as to politicize their deaths under Bush, because they sure don't seem to care about their lives now.

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Obama DREAMs of Amnesty

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 - by Bryan Preston

Pushing toward amnesty may seem insane, but this president is a hard edged ideologue who is dipping into his community organizer bag of tricks. And he knows exactly what he's doing.

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Liberty-Loving Latinos Outshine Loud-Mouthed Leftist Latinos

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 - by Chris Salcedo

Hispanics owe a debt of gratitude to African Americans for showing us what allegiance to the Democrat Party can bring.

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Democrat Civil War Watch: Shuler Moves to Oust Pelosi, Reid Neutralizes Schumer (Update: Pelosi wins)

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 - by Bryan Preston

Former NFL quarterback, Rep. Heath Shuler didn't lead the Redskins to many triumphs and he probably won't lead the Blue Dogs to victory either. But he's mounting a timely strike on Pelosi in what's shaping up to be a wider Democratic civil war.

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DOJ’s Military Voting Mess Continues Post-Election, but Congress Now Paying Attention

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 - by J. Christian Adams

If you serve our nation and your ballot came too late or wasn’t counted, let PJM know so we can get the message to Congress. Send your stories to story@pjmedia.com.

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The West and the Guest

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 - by David Solway

When one is about to be turfed out of one's culture, action is required.

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My Very Own TSA Nightmare

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 - by Andrew Ian Dodge

I guess there is a new category of suspect persons to the TSA: “traveling with scars."

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Who Are the Good-Government Advocates in Washington These Days?

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 - by Richard Pollock

Can anyone find 14 non-partisan, impartial proponents of clean government in Washington? Not likely.

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Rangel Convicted on 11 of 13 Corruption Charges

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 - by Bryan Preston

The former chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Charlie Rangel, has been convicted on most of the corruption charges brought against him:

A House ethics panel has convicted Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) on 11 of 13 counts of violating House ethics rules.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the adjudicatory subcommittee and the full House ethics committee, announced the decision late Tuesday morning following an abbreviated public trial of the 20-term lawmaker and nearly six hours of deliberations.

“We have tried to act with fairness, led only by the facts and the law,” Lofgren said. “We believe we have accomplished that mission.”

Rangel now faces a variety of potential punishments, from reprimand to expulsion from the House. Both Ed Morrissey and Jazz Shaw predict the reprimand, which amounts to telling Rangel that he did a no-no, but on formal stationery.  I join them in their justifiably cynical prediction.

As for Rangel, he tried the entertaining gambit of walking out on Monday’s proceedings against him under some pretense about his legal representation.  Next he’ll lay down another race card, to set himself up for the always useful Absolute Moral Authority Card.

Which gives me the opportunity to update the viral classic.

Update: Along with the Absolute Moral Authority Card, Rangel ought to get a Golden Ticket.

Update: To no one’s surprise, Rangel “deplores” the verdict.

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GOP Supports Earmark Ban … for Now

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 - by Howard Nemerov

In less than a week, some GOP leaders have changed their tune on earmarks. But is it because they finally listened?

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TSA ‘Strip and Grope’: Meet the Fourth Amendment (Updated)

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 - by Dan Miller

The new airport security measures meet the definition of "unreasonable search." UPDATE: Former TSA Assistant Admin admits that the 'strip and grope' violates the Fourth Amendment.

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Gray Lady Down: An Interview with Author William McGowan

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

How the New York Times went off the rails, and what its myriad woes mean for the rest of the American news industry.

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Mr. Rangel Goes to Washington … and Leaves

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

Charlie Rangel isn’t going anywhere until either he is ready to retire or the Lord determines his time is up.

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