Brian O’Connell

Brian O’Connell is the Collegiate Network fellow at The American Spectator and former editor-in-chief of the Stanford Review.

Daily Must-Reads

 

Politics Daily lists the top 25 conservatives on Twitter.  Credit card bills indicate Blagojevich household spent more than $400,000 on clothes over a six-year period (Chicago Sun-Times) Staffan de Mistura, the U.N. secretary-general’s special representative for Afghanistan: Taliban is interested in a political solution because they know they cannot win the war (Washington Times) Stocks […]

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Governor Schwarzenegger’s Political Advice

 

The governor’s Tweet: “Northern CA is the upper body, Southern CA is the lower body, and the Central Valley is the abs. You can’t neglect the abs, candidates.”

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Daily Must-Reads

 

Clarence Thomas criticizes gun control in his McDonald v. Chicago opinion as a way of disarming blacks (Washington Post) Gavin Newsom and his wife invested in Transocean Inc., the company who leased the ruptured oil rig to BP (San Francisco Chronicle) Democrats look at cities in swing states for 2012 convention (Houston Chronicle) Finland makes […]

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Chicago Tribune scolds Obama over national debt. Kathleen Parker: Obama is our first female president (Washington Post) Union leader testifies that he was sent as an intermediary by Obama to ask Blagojevich about appointing Valerie Jarrett to Senate (Politico) Breitbart offers $100,000 for JournoList emails.

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The Longest War?

 

On Thursday, George Will referred to the Afghanistan War as “America’s longest war.” While the Afghanistan War will likely last at least a decade, if one uses October, 2001 as the start month, it is not yet nine years old. Looking at years, and American fatalities, the least fatal year was 2003, when 48 Americans […]

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Boston Globe poll shows Scott Brown more popular in Massachusetts than John Kerry or Barack Obama.  Democratic Candidate for Senate Giannoulias says he was subpoenaed by Blagojevich attorneys (WGN) Hugo Chavez refers to Israel as a “genocidal state” that will one day be “put in its place” (Reuters) Martin D. Ginsburg, tax law professor and […]

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Daily Must-Reads

 

North Korea wants $65 trillion from the USA (Australian Broadcasting Company) Crist getting help from top Democratic fundraisers (CQ) California welfare recipients withdraw millions at casinos (Los Angeles Times) Greece selling off islands (Guardian)

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Daily Must-Reads

 

MoveOn.org removes “General Betray-Us” ad from its site (Washington Examiner) Blagojevich on tape discussing Valerie Jarrett and what he’d want in return for appointing her: “She now knows she could be a senator if I get health and human services” (AP) Bork pushes back on Kagan (Business Week) Veneuzuela to nationalize American-owned rigs (Reuters)

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Daily Must-Reads

 

Spitzer to host primetime show on CNN. “Wal-Mart Moms” less inclined to vote Democratic this fall (Weekly Standard) Obama appoints Petreaus to replace McChrystal (Los Angeles Times) Nikki Haley wins SC governor nomination (AP)

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Daily Must-Reads

 

Rolling Stone editor says McChrystal did not raise any objections to his profile that was critical of President Obama (Politico) Failed Times Square Bomber pleads guilty, says he chose a warm Saturday night because it gave him more chances to kill people (Washington Post) UN reports drug use has increased in Afghanistan (New York Times) […]

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