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OWS Anatomized

Posted by Charles C. W. Cooke On December - 21 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Occupy Wall Street’s surface message, cleverly backed up with the canny but fatuous “99%” slogan, is an illusion, a red herring employed in a cynical attempt to press more mainstream public unease into the service of a worldview that … read more
  

Michelle Obama’s Unsavory School-Lunch Flop

Posted by The Editors On December - 21 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

 The road to gastric hell is paved with first lady Michelle Obama’s nanny-state intentions. Don’t take my word for it. Schoolkids in Los Angeles have blown the whistle on the East Wing chef-in-chief’s healthy-lunch diktats. Get y… read more
  

Social Conservatives Rally to Santorum

Posted by Katrina Trinko On December - 20 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Last election cycle, Iowa’s social conservatives and evangelicals catapulted Mike Huckabee to a surprise caucus win. But this time around, the most distinguishing aspect of the social-conservative vote is how fractured it is now — and how f… read more
  

A Time for Choosing: Perry for President

Posted by Mike Flynn, Big Government On December - 20 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Mike Flynn, Big GovernmentYes, I’ve seen the debates. And, yes, I’ve watched the “oops” moment probably a dozen times. While he has steadily improved, Rick Perry is not a skilled debater. Seeing him debate is li… read more
  

Negative Ads Have Crushed Newt in Iowa

Posted by Joe Klein, Time On December - 20 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Joe Klein, Time“I was chatting with some young people on my way to the podium,” Newt Gingrich told about 100 people at a rally near Cedar Rapids last night, “and it was clear how our campaign differs from the other campai… read more
  

How We Can Avoid Becoming Like Japan

Posted by David Smick, Commentary On December - 20 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

David Smick, CommentaryThese days, it is said, the industrialized world economy is like a beauty pageant for the unattractive in which the victor will be the contestant deemed the least ugly. And so, as disappointingly as the U.S. economy has performe… read more
  

Radical Republican Winterfest

Posted by Dana Milbank, Washington Post On December - 20 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Dana Milbank, Washington PostHouse Speaker John Boehner gave a spirited reply when asked recently about whether his party’s resistance to middle-class tax cuts risked making Republicans appear to be lackeys of the rich.“I&rsquo… read more
  

Daily Caller – Oklahoma Republican Rep. James Lankford told The Daily Caller that the Senate’s two-month payroll tax extension would create “tremendous” economic “uncertainty” if signed into law by President Barack Obama. … read more
  

Vaclav Havel: The Outsider in Power

Posted by Madeleine Albright, Washington Post On December - 20 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Madeleine Albright, Washington PostMadeleine Albright was secretary of state from 1997 to 2001.Nov. 24, 1989: Prague’s storied Wenceslas Square swarmed with demonstrators chanting slogans and waving signs that read “Posledni Zvonen… read more
  

A Brokered Convention Just Might Happen

Posted by Michael Medved, Daily Beast On December - 20 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Michael Medved, Daily BeastWith many (if not most) GOP voters harboring a “none-of-the-above” attitude toward the current crop of presidential contenders, insiders and activists have begun developing dreams of deliverance via deadl… read more
  

Newt and the Roosevelts

Posted by John Fund On December - 20 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Newt Gingrich took pains to wrap himself in the mantle of Ronald Reagan during last week’s Fox debate in Iowa. He reminded viewers that Reagan was once called “not electable,” just as he sometimes is. He went on to point out he had &l… read more
  

In search of the ‘Republican establishment’ (Daily Caller)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On December - 20 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Daily Caller – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has accused “the establishment” of rallying behind his chief rival for the Republican nomination, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. read more
  

Tehran and Obama’s Reelection

Posted by The Editors On December - 20 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

The formal end of the U.S. war in Iraq on December 15 enhances neighboring Iran as a major, unpredictable factor in the U.S. presidential election of 2012.
First, a look back: Iran’s mullahs already had one opportunity to affect American politics… read more
  

Gingrich’s Past, Our Future

Posted by The Editors On December - 20 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

 If Newt Gingrich were being nominated for sainthood, many of us would vote very differently from the way we would vote if he were being nominated for a political office.
What the media call Gingrich’s “baggage” concerns largely … read more
  

Austerity, This Is Not

Posted by Andrew Stiles On December - 20 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Given a lot of the rhetoric coming out of Washington and mainstream media outlets these days, one could be forgiven for believing that the United States has entered a new age of unprecedented austerity. This is hardly the case. Indeed, despite the best… read more
  

The stench of ‘Occupy,’ &c.

Posted by The Editors On December - 20 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

In southern Manhattan, the “Occupy” crowd tried to squat on private property, and were arrested. One of the occupier-squatters was quoted as saying, “We’re just trying to say that this country has gone in the wrong direction, an… read more
  

Obama, Israel, and the U.S.

Posted by The Editors On December - 20 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

President Obama spoke to the annual meeting of the Union for Reform Judaism last week, and he gave them that ol’-time religion: liberalism. Not surprisingly, since Reform Judaism is, in Richard Brookhiser’s timeless phrase, “the Democ… read more
  

Daily Caller – It didn’t take very long for Jimmy Moncrief to put together his new 150-page book, “Everything Obama Knows About The Economy.” read more
  

Under Intensifying Heat, Holder Soldiers On

Posted by Charlie Savage, NY Times On December - 19 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Charlie Savage, NY TimesFor nearly three years, Republicans have attacked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on national security and civil rights issues. For months, they have criticized him over a gun-trafficking investigation gone awry, with dozen… read more
  

Payroll Tax Shenanigans

Posted by Ezra Klein, Washington Post On December - 19 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Ezra Klein, Washington PostWe don't have a payroll tax deal. Over the past week, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell had been negotiating a two-month extension under the tacit understanding that whatever they agreed on, John Boehner would sign onto. T… read more
  

Romney’s ObamaCare Problem

Posted by Jonathan Last, Weekly Standard On December - 19 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Jonathan Last, Weekly StandardOver at the Washington Examiner, Philip Klein reacts to a Romney video Ben Domenech highlighted this weekend. In the clip, Mitt Romney, who is responding to a young Mike Warren’s question at Vanderbilt, talks ab… read more
  

Sebelius and Plan B

Posted by Kay Hymowitz On December - 19 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Democratic waters are still roiled by last week’s decision by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to overturn an FDA recommendation and continue to restrict access to the Plan B contraceptive pill for girls under 17. Now 14 memb… read more
  

Click Here, You Man of the Year

Posted by The Editors On December - 19 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Around here, you are the Man of the Year. America doesn’t have time for anything less.
You are concerned about the future of your country. You, like Sen. Marco Rubio — who has credited NR with helping him get to Washington — look arou… read more
  

Obama’s Great Green Fleet

Posted by Andrew Stiles On December - 19 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

One might assume, or at least hope, that the fallout over the $535 million Solyndra loan scandal would make the Obama administration think twice before lavishing more taxpayer dollars on politically connected “green energy” firms. Not in th… read more
  
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