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Today on the Main Site:
The Arranged Teddy Roosevelt by Conrad Black: A diligent and scholarly pastiche of TR’s voluminous historical reflections.
Engulfing the Internet by The Prowler: Obama FCC takes next step to neutralize the ‘Net in its left-wing, state-controlled way.
Obama’s Plenipotentiary by Russ Ferguson: Ken Feinberg is not the “independent third party” Obama promised would oversee the $20 billion BP escrow account.
The Oilers vs. The Stealers by George Neumayr: More confiscatory socialism from the White House.
Kyrgyzstan: Not Washington’s Crisis by Doug Bandow: The U.S. cannot afford another lengthy deployment in another distant and unstable client state.
Metrics of Deceit by Ben Stein: Can investment decisions still be made in the face of such rampant dishonesty?
Another Peaceful Solution by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: Proposition 8 and how Liberals always go too far.
Don’t Skip Pebble by Quin Hillyer: A classic Open in the making.
What to Watch for:
Congress members overseeing gulf firms involved in oil spill held oil, gas stocks (Washington Post)
Swiss Parliament opens door for U.S. officials to gain access to thousands of alleged U.S. tax evaders (WSJ)
Israel to ease Gaza blockade (NY Times)
Financial reform debate continues to struggle along (Politico)
Obama to meet with Geithner, Clinton, new Marine Corp Commandant nominee Gen. Amos (Chicago Sun-Times)
Clip of the Day:
Jon Stewart on Obama’s “war” against the gulf oil crisis:
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?