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Today on the Main Site:
Victimology 101 by Shawn Macomber: Tough love for the petit bourgeoisie? Who is the New York Times kidding?
How Cruel and Unusual? by Douglas Smith: Elena Kagan will need to be asked about the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Graham v. Florida.
How Israel Can Go on Offense in the PR War by Robert M. Goldberg: Hamas’s brutal crackdown on NGOs in Gaza speaks volumes about what’s really going on.
The Magic Button Test by Joseph Shattan: Turkey’s behavior confirms again that UN involvement always makes things worse, as Amb. Jeane Kirkpatrick would have put it.
Peekaboo! I see you…Acting Unconstitutionally by Iain Murray: The Supreme Court will soon rule on a case that could bring much needed relief to small businesses.
Leave Fred Malek Alone by Ben Stein The idea that he is or was an anti-Semite is insane.
Angling for Harry Reid by W. James Antle, III: Will a Tea Party candidate overtake Sue Lowden in Nevada’s GOP primary?
What to Watch for:
Obama to give comments on Race To The Top as deadline looms for states (Chicago Sun-Times)
Congress back in session; Obama presses for financial regulation reform (NY Times); Also set to begin process of nominating new DNI pick (Politico); Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services pick Berwick (Politico)
As crucial primary nears; worries that the Anti-Reid movement may most benefit Harry Reid (Washington Post)
Apple expected to unveil new iPhone as smartphone war shapes up (WSJ)
Clip of the Day:
Helen Thomas’ comments on Israel:
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?