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The Tweedledum, Tweedledee Ticket

Thursday, May 26th, 2011 - by Rick Moran

An unpromising field of GOP candidates has many in the party searching for a leader who can deal with the crisis of our time. (Also watch what Alfonzo Rachel thinks about the 2012 GOP presidential field.)

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As Obama Ignores Latin America, Foes Rush In

Thursday, May 26th, 2011 - by Jaime Daremblum

The parlous state of U.S. influence is showcased by the fate of a Colombian drug lord. (Spanish translation of article included.)

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The Lessons of NY-26

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

What we saw in NY-26 is, without a doubt, a preview of the playbook which Democrats will be running in 2012.

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Star Dreck: It’s High Time For a New Space Policy

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 - by Rand Simberg

The command and control of the Cold War era is light years behind us. Also read First and last moonwalkers blast Obama space policy, at the Tatler.

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A Modest Proposal to Make Proper Use of the Demise of the Celebrated Blackguard Osama Bin Laden to Assist in the Resurrection of the Noble Craft of Artistry

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 - by Jonathan Swift

Once again, it is through the eyes of artists, who can see things as they should have looked, rather than as they merely were, that history can be recorded.

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Seventy-One Shots: The Death of Jose Guereña

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 - by Bob Owens

Jose Guereña survived two tours in Iraq, but he couldn't survive his own government.

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The Business of Poverty: Obscene Salaries Dominate at Int’l Development Banks

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 - by Richard Pollock

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's lavish lifestyle is no anomaly: the U.S. taxpayer-funded IMF, World Bank, and others are handing out blood-boiling salaries and perks. Update: Congress may probe IMF’s $250K golden parachute for DSK.

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Obama, Israel, and the Politics of Narcissism

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 - by Abraham H. Miller

I can think of no other reason than narcissism for Obama’s clumsy attempts to bring about a Palestinian state by publicly getting out in front of the Palestinians on important issues that should be decided through negotiations.

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A Superfluous Federal Agency Is Caught Discriminating — Again!

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 - by Hans A. von Spakovsky

This latest scandal involving ugly discrimination against a dedicated member of the military is just another outrageous example of why Congress should shut down the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

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Inside the Higher Education Bubble

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 - by Clayton E. Cramer

A teacher witnesses disturbing trends. (Also read: "Study: Higher ed bubble could be solved by getting faculty to teach more.")

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The Central (Tactical) Intelligence Agency

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 - by Brian Fairchild

The Osama bin Laden operation is the latest proof that the CIA is no longer a strategic intelligence agency.

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A Socialist Debacle in Spain, But Uncertainty Reigns

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 - by Soeren Kern

Spain’s governing Socialist Party just suffered heavy losses in municipal elections, but the opposition conservative party hasn't outlined a long-term plan to restore the country's economic health.

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Two New Videos from Syria (Content Warning)

Monday, May 23rd, 2011 - by Farid Ghadry

Burning flags and shattered corpses.

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Ahmadinejad’s Team Expects Arrival of 12th Imam … on June 5

Monday, May 23rd, 2011 - by 'Reza Kahlili'

Reports claim his team believes a covert emergence will commence on the 14th of Khordaad (June 5) in Medina, setting the stage for the announcement of the actual emergence in the next few years.

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(UPDATED) On the Scene in Joplin

Monday, May 23rd, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

For the most part Joplinites have responded the way Midwesterners always do: they dug themselves out of the rubble, brushed themselves off, got their sense of humor in place, and went looking for someone in worse shape than they were to help. (With photos.)

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Dear Bono: Get Your Facts Straight

Monday, May 23rd, 2011 - by Arthur Chrenkoff

At a concert in Mexico City, Bono repeats the “90% lie” about U.S. gun shops selling to cartels.

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With Daniels Out, GOP’s Best Bet Is …

Monday, May 23rd, 2011 - by N.M. Guariglia

You go to war with the candidate you have.

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See No Evil: Challenging the Narrative on Homegrown Islamic Terrorism

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 - by Patrick Poole

A review of Erick Stakelbeck’s The Terrorist Next Door: How the Government is Deceiving You about the Islamist Threat.

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Yes, We Cain

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 - by Mary Grabar

A first-hand report from Atlanta, where Herman Cain announced his presidential candidacy on Saturday.

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The Great PJ Media Space Debate

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 - by Robert Zubrin and Rand Simberg

Two nationally known experts on space policy debate the Obama administration's plans for man in space.

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From Social Security to Food Benefits, It’s Welfare Gone Wild

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

New revelations suggest just how badly the broken system busts budgets.

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Deconstructing Chomsky

Saturday, May 21st, 2011 - by David Solway

If Noam Chomsky’s linguistics are problematic, can his politics be far behind?

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Secretary Clinton Speaks the, er, Truth

Saturday, May 21st, 2011 - by Dan Miller

Clinton gives a maddening speech, full of omissions, on Latin America.

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Spain’s Socialist Utopia Mugged by Reality

Saturday, May 21st, 2011 - by Soeren Kern

A massive wave of social unrest in cities across Spain, dubbed the Spanish Revolution, reflects the failure of the social welfare state model to provide Spanish youth with a future, much less a present.

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When CIA Met ISI

Friday, May 20th, 2011 - by Elise Cooper

America stands at a Pakistani crossroads.

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