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The Senate will vote on amendments to S. 679, including one by Sen. Vitter that eliminates funding for the salaries of “czars” (The Hill)
President Obama will visit New York for a fundraiser hosted by gay donors, as the gay marriage fight comes to a close (AP)
The House will work on a patent reform bill (The Hill)
The Senate Intelligence Committee will hold confirmation hearings for Gen. David Petraeus nomination to be head of the CIA (New York Times)
President Obama’s address from last night:
On the main site:
Withdrawal Toward What? by John Tabin: It won’t produce the domestic surge the president needs above all else.
Victory and Defeat in Afghanistan, by George H. Wittman: The Taliban have to like their chances now.
The Presidential Race Made Easy, by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: At any other time, Obama would be challenged from within his party.
Feminist Foolery, by Christopher Orlet: How does labeling oneself a slut help one’s cause?
The Rebirth of Nations, by Roger Scruton: Europeans are standing up for their national identities at the risk of being labeled “extremists” by the Eurocrats.
The Bear in the Woods, by Lisa Fabrizio: It’s not the Russian bear we’re talking about, but he’s domestic and he’s still out there.
Government Spends Too Much Because It Does Too Much, by Gary Johnson: Just about everyone says spending should be reduced — but how can we tell if they’re serious?
Past and Future Weiners, by Kelly M. Cohen: They’ll continue to appear in various forms and with differing fates.
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?