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Today on the Main Site:
A New Way of Being on the Planet by George Neumayr: The Gulf between the left’s hopes for Obama and reality.
Responding to Alien-ation by Quin Hillyer: Obama, Alinsky, BP, and a$$-kicking.
EPA Vote Coming Down to the Wire by Iain Murray: Congress set to reject EPA power grab on global warming.
Heck of a Ride by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: Helen Thomas now knows what a difference a single word can make.
Ducking Crossfire by Shawn Macomber: At the helm of the new online salon Ricochet, James Poulos wants to converse.
Dubai’s Tarnished Glitter by Peter Hannaford: As its finances became shakier, so does the rule of law. Take the case of Zack Shahin.
Midwest Twang by Christopher Orlet: Four nights of great overlooked music.
What to Watch for:
Senate expected to vote on “Murkowski amendment” preventing EPA from regulating carbon emissions; W.H. threatens veto (Washington Post)
BP on clock to come up with contingency plans for collecting oil (CNN)
Strikes in China continue to buttress burgeoning labor movement (NY Times)
Investigations open up into accusations that FBI paid van der Sloot to extort Holloway family (ABC News)
Google ‘almost certain’ to face charges for data collection from unsecured wi-fi networks throughout Europe (BBC News)
Clip of the Day:
Dee Dee Myers believes opposition to Obama has “racial implications“
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?