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Today on the Main Site:
Israel, Right and Long by Quin Hillyer: Triumphant through blockades, stockades, and countless decades.
Romanoff Cracks: Secret White House Jobsgate E-Mail Revealed by Jeffrey Lord: White House Deputy Chief of Staff Messina discussed three jobs with Colorado Senate candidate.
Crist Majordomo Charged by Larry Thornberry: Former state party chairman Jim Greer busted.
John Kerry’s Big Business Buyoff by William Yeatman & Jeremy Lott: Cashing in on cap-and-trade the Kerry way — shamelessly.
The Religion of Peace Activists by George Neumayr: Israel lacks John Brennan’s superior understanding of Islam.
Provincial Times by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: There’s no reason to rejoice at the present sickliness of newspapers like the nerdy New York Times.
Reagan Days by Lisa Fabrizio: Too much water has flowed under the proverbial bridge
What to Watch For:
Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama will resign in face of plummeting approval, scandal, and tensions with U.S. military; elections set for Friday (The Japan Times)
WH Director of the National Economic Council Lawrence Summers to meet with interest and consumer groups to discuss consumer protections in upcoming financial overhaul bill (Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times)
Blagojevich trial begins Thursday (USA Today)
Clip of the Day:
Press secretary Robert Gibbs “understands” the concerns about the Obama administration withholding information regarding the Sestak affair; encourages press to “refer to the memo” and that he will “check” on how Sestak could possibly have accepted an unpaid position on a Presidential Advisory Board while still a member of the House. (Politico) How have 14 weeks (!) not been enough time to get all the facts together? Byron York of the Washington Examiner details some ringing contradictions between Sestak and White House memo 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?