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President Obama will push for his jobs bill again in a Rose Garden speech, and then send legislative text for the plan to Congress (Politico)
Republican Bob Turner is heading into tomorrow’s NY-9 race to replace Rep. Anthony Weiner with momentum (Washington Times)
CNN will host a “Tea Party” Republican debate, tonight at 8 p.m.
Tim Pawlenty endorses Mitt Romney (Politico)
September 11 memorial at the World Trade Center site opens (CNN)
On the main site:
Quo Vadis, Mars? by Jed Babbin: The War on Terror: why haven’t we won it yet?
The Payroll Tax Trap,by Ross Kaminsky: Republicans know there is no “trust fund.” So why play footsie with the left instead of arguing for permanent cuts?
Governor Asterisk, by Robert Stacy McCain: Jon Huntsman doesn’t belong in the GOP debates.
Brute Causes, Not Root Causes, by Daniel Mandel: In the nature of things, people do not ordinarily blame the victims as the intellectuals blamed America for 9/11.
Race-Baiting TV, by Patrick Howley: Al Jazeera reporters are ambushing average Americans. And Americans are rightly telling them to get lost.
Benedict Among the Germans, by Samuel Gregg: His upcoming trip may well be one of his biggest challenges.
Rick Perry On Science, by Robert M. Goldberg: The liberal media wants you to think Rick Perry puts ideology over science. He doesn’t.
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?
H/T to National Review Online