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Today on the Main Site:
Staying Power by Michael Johnson: The lasting attraction of a 19th century shrine in southern France.
Obama’s Milky Way by George Neumayr: His latest pandering to radical Islam.
Like a Good Neighbor by The Prowler: Richard Holbrooke is there, hoping to engage Iran.
It’s Time to Rethink the G-8 by Frank Schell: Guess who’s not big enough to be a member?
Obama Performs a Bypass by Robert M. Goldberg: The president’s recess appointment of socialist medicine advocate Donald Berwick to run Medicare and Medicaid raises huge questions — precisely those that would have come up in Senate confirmation hearings.
A Curious Crowd by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: The bad luck of Mr. Putin’s Russian Irish spies.
Yes, We Can’t! by Jay D. Homnick: Republicans are poised to give Obama and the Democrats all the mo’ they need to survive this fall.
Invitation to a Tea Party by Christopher Orlet: A transformational experience.
What to Watch for:
Fed weighs steps to offset slowdown in economic recovery (Washington Post)
BP sets goal to cap well by July 27 (WSJ)
Blago trial could still cause headache for WH (Politico)
IMF raises forecasts for economic growth (NY Times)
Lebron headed to Miami? (ESPN)
Clip of the Day:
Sarah Palin’s new video hints at campaign run
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?