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Today on the Main Site:
Rolling Back the Socialist Tide by Andrew B. Wilson: Where Maggie succeeded and Winston failed — lessons for today.
Sleeping with the Retrograde by Daniel Mandel: The Obama gets ever cozier with the UN’s human rights defilers.
Oil of Today by Ben Stein
Postscript by Christopher Orlet: Some final thoughts on Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.
The King and Us by George H. Wittman: Thailand is a key U.S. ally — why is the Obama administration ignoring the bloody civil breakdown in that country?
Cut Those Airport Lines… And Catch Terrorists by Iain Murray: Who says the TSA is the only alternative to terrorism in the skies?
The Audacity of Rope-a-Dope by Andrew Cline: Obama promised a different kind of health care reform.
Robin Hood by James Bowman: There isn’t a single interesting character in this 140-minute long piece of Movieland fakery.
Stamped and Documented by Reader Mail: Food Stamps. Poison to the touch. Miley Cyrus and the meaning of life. More Arizona and much else.
What to Watch For:
Obama likely to issue statement on congressman Sestak (Chicago Sun Times): At the press conference addressing BP held Thursday morning, President Obama had this to say when repeatedly asked questions about Sestak:
“There will be an official response shortly on the Sestak issue - You will get it from my administration, so - and it will - it will be coming out - when I say shortly, I mean shortly, I don’t mean weeks or months. With respect to the first.”
Clip(s) of the Day:
Those that criticize the White House for its handling of BP “don’t know the facts.” Obviously.
On a serious note, the Washington Post captured Louisiana congressman Charlie Melancon demonstrating the real economic and psychological costs of Louisiana’s run of bad luck, to put it mildly. Watch it here.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?