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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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‘A Pure Exercise in the Abuse of Power’: The DOJ/Black Panthers Scandal

Thursday, July 1st, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

The most serious allegation in the whole affair is that certain officials countenanced a crime simply because they wanted to.

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Orszag, McChrystal … Is Obama Failing, or Liberalism?

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

Some liberals are having second thoughts about whether they are the wave of the future. Update: Time magazine's Joe Klein tells CNN that McChrystal has submitted his resignation.

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Rahm Emanuel to Leave White House?

Monday, June 21st, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

Who is ditching whom? Is the White House chief of staff firing a shot across the president's bow or is the president telling Rahm to get with the program?

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PayPal’s Outrage: Is Atlas Shrugs a Hate Site?

Monday, June 14th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

Anyone with an opinion eventually attracts hostile attack. But why is Pamela Geller's site a "hate site" and Revolution Muslim not?

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Then: Zero Population Growth. Now: Zero Population

Thursday, June 10th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

Princeton University's Peter Singer, writing in the New York Times, asks whether a world without people wouldn’t be a better place.

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Are We on Fantasy Island?

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

Nothing is more paramount — not to the establishment, nor to the legacy media — than the maintenance of a lie ... in the service of the "greater good."

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Obama’s Foreign Policy: An Accident Waiting to Happen

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

The presence of the United States, as predictable and powerful arbiter, has been essential to stability. Are we about to live in interesting times?

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Where the Gaza ‘Aid’ Flotilla Lay

Monday, May 31st, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

The "aid flotilla" bound for Gaza met the immovable object and the resulting clash, under circumstances yet only sketchily described, may have resulted in 16 protester deaths and 6 IDF personnel injured.

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The Ghost of Donald Rumsfeld

Thursday, May 27th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

The ghost of Donald Rumsfeld's planning in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 is hovering over Obama, providing him with a Hail Mary option in the event things get even worse in North Korea.

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Obama’s New International Order

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

The Obama domestic policy depends on OPM: "other people's money." Now, he introduces a foreign policy that depends on other people's force. Will it work? Wouldn't it be pretty to think so?

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Is Blair a Fall Guy for Obama’s Incompetence?

Friday, May 21st, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

The sudden exit of the director of national intelligence shows an administration whose national security apparatus is "broken, dysfunctional and in disarray."

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Utah’s Asymmetric Tea Party Threat to the Establishment GOP

Saturday, May 8th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

Bob Bennett's loss in the Utah Republican primary is proof that the tea parties represent an asymmetric threat to political organizations optimized for party-line warfare. (And don't miss Glenn Reynolds: "Obama has awakened a sleeping giant.")

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The Washington Monument

Sunday, April 18th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

Washington insiders don't understand the tea party movement because they can't; the notion of a political movement that wants to reduce government power — not just redirect it — is too foreign.

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I Want My MTV

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

People are looking for distractions so they don't have to face our real problems.

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The Woods of Smolensk

Saturday, April 10th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

The Smolensk crash is another Katyn in miniature.

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‘Stop Me Before I Steal Again’

Monday, April 5th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

Jefferson County, Alabama, borrowed itself into bankruptcy, and the politicians insist someone else is — must be — to blame. Tragedy, farce — or prophecy?

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A Reason to Believe

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

A secular meditation for the season.

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Seeing the World in a Funhouse Mirror

Monday, March 29th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

When what is reported is a distorted "media reality," we can always learn to adapt, to distort it back to a semblance of reality — but we lose information. But information is so important that gross distortions are impossible to accept.

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Evolution in Action: Do ‘Civilized’ Women Like Girly-Men?

Sunday, March 28th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

Science proves it: women from more "civilized" — read "liberal" — countries like men with low testosterone. But will the he-men go quietly?

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Obama’s Strikingly Unilateral Foreign Policy

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

Since your friends are already your friends, you don’t need to be nice to them.

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Obama’s ‘Dry Bones’ Theory of Diplomacy

Sunday, March 14th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

If it's flawed, the peace process is doomed — no matter how many houses are not built in East Jerusalem.

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Paul Ryan and the Arithmetic of Money

Friday, March 5th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

Ryan’s great achievement was to start a hairline crack in that socialist crystal vision; to point out that for utopia to exist we first have to afford it.

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Close Encounters of the Far Left Kind

Sunday, February 28th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

Klaatu Obama Nikto! Picture an alien spaceman landing on earth. Picture him saying, "Take me to your leader." Now picture this sort of first contact occurring in Berkeley. Be afraid. be very afraid.

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‘A Little Incident in Mexico City’

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

Lyndon Johnson will make you an offer you couldn't refuse...

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