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University of Alabama Shooting: The Other Kind of IED

Saturday, February 13th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

How many Americans are afflicted with “intermittent explosive disorder”?

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The American Left Doesn’t Want to Govern; It Wants to Rule

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

Awaiting the call to say "the time for compromise is over," and hoist the Jolly Roger.

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Double Down: Obama Plans a ‘Combative’ Approach to Brown Win

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

There will be no retreat, no watering down of the agenda.

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Haiti After the Quake

Thursday, January 14th, 2010 - by Richard Fernandez

Sixteen seconds was all it took to wreck a city. (See also Roger L. Simon: "Haiti and the Rest of Us")

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Christmas Greetings from Al-Qaeda? (Updated)

Friday, December 25th, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

An incident previously described as a passenger setting off firecrackers on a Northwest Airlines flight between Amsterdam and Detroit is now being referred to as a possible terrorist attack.

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Year End Thoughts

Sunday, December 20th, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

Others have given us the Christmases past and present. But Christmases future are up to us.

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Global Warming: An Entire Movement Founded on ‘Confirmation Bias’

Thursday, December 10th, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

Confirmation bias: “A tendency to search for or interpret information in a way that confirms one’s preconceptions, leading to statistical errors."

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Saving the Environment Through Human Misery

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

The New Scientist's commandments for green living: no clean clothes, decent food, or coffee.

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CRU Climategate Data: Homogenized, Sterilized, and Pasteurized

Monday, November 30th, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

Unbelievably, the original raw data on which global warming theory is based was dumped.

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Do Hacked Emails Spell the End of the Global Warming Industry?

Saturday, November 21st, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

There's too much riding on global warming for its political support to die quickly.

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What President Obama Should Have Said at Fort Hood

Thursday, November 12th, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

Less soaring rhetoric; more accountability.

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The Armies of the Right

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

The tea party movement and conservative activists continue to rock political life in the GOP. But what ever happened to Obama's grassroots?

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America’s Broken Elite

Sunday, November 1st, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

No inheritance can withstand the foolishness of heirs.

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As Intel Can Be Wrong (See Iran’s Nuke Program), Best To Assume the Worst

Monday, October 26th, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

FDR assumed Hitler almost had the bomb when he didn't, Bush assumed Saddam had WMD. The responsible thing is for Obama to do the same with Iran.

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Buy One, Take Ten

Friday, October 16th, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

Entitlement programs have convinced citizens that the government never runs out of free money, a view that is psychologically crippling.

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Robert Reich Tells Berkeley Students: America Is Addicted to Fantasy

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

The audience applauded at first, but as Reich related his unspeakable health care “truths,” the applause ceased.

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The Global Warming Debate Heats Up Again

Monday, October 12th, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

The BBC takes note: global temperatures have not risen in 11 years. (Also read Roger L. Simon: Does Al Gore Ever Wonder if He's Wrong?)

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Boulevard of Broken Dreams? Hollywood Profits Dry Up

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

Hollywood's business model is on the brink.

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Afghanistan at a Crossroads

Friday, October 2nd, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

If General McChrystal is charged with winning in Afghanistan, he needs the tools — and he shouldn't be afraid to ask for them.

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Did the President Gain Anything by Conceding on Missile Defense?

Friday, September 18th, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

We will have to wait and see if Obama's concession to Russian sensibilities leads to any breakthroughs in diplomacy.

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Robert S. McNamara, Dead at 93

Monday, July 6th, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

To the end of his days, McNamara fought a personal war within himself over Vietnam.

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A New Chavez in Honduras?

Sunday, July 5th, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

Zelaya appears to be riding a tide of resentment against the elite to position himself as a populist strongman.

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Mousavi’s Dilemma: Fight or Fold?

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

Events in Iran have taken on a dynamic all their own. Mousavi will either have to "ride the tiger" and lead from the front — or be left behind. (Also read Roger L. Simon: Blood on the Streets: Iran situation worsens and Vodkapundit: Barbarians)

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Will Mousavi Stand Strong?

Monday, June 22nd, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

And if not, can the protest movement continue without his support?

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards: A State Within a State

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 - by Richard Fernandez

The protectors of the Islamic revolution reorganized last year to deal with internal dissent. Their time has come.

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