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New Jersey governor Chris Christie to give “major speech” at the Ronald Reagan library on foreign policy, raising speculation about his possible presidential ambitions (USA Today)
President Obama continues his jobs bill campaign in Colorado, flying to Denver to make his pitch at a school (Politico)
Government shutdown avoided as deal reached in the Senate (Politico)
Obama has confronted the left wing of his party over the past few days (ABC News)
Chris Christie has been fairly straightforward about his desire to run for president:
On the main site:
Authenticity on the Ballot, by Ross Kaminsky: In 2006 it spelled disaster for Republicans. In 2012 it will doom the Democrats.
Elizabeth Warren Becomes Obama’s Albatross, by Jeffrey Lord: Rum, Romanism and Rebellion: Entrepreneurs, capitalism are the Irish Catholics of 1884.
A Gorgeous Spring, by Roger Kaplan: Especially now that there is a Palestinian spring as well, as we have it on good Authority.
Wrong Medicine for a Sick Economy, by Ralph R. Reiland: Straighforwardness has never been more out of control.
Why Moneyball Is Off Base,by Aaron Goldstein: If you know anything about baseball — or statistics — Moneyball is an aggravating moviegoing experience.
The Fed Is Enhancing Our Vocabulary, by Frank Schell: That’s about the best thing going for it these days.
From Left To Right, by John R. Coyne, Jr.: What happens to a great playwright when he’s no longer a braindead liberal?
Heaven Help Us, by James Bowman: A two and a half hour film is not the best medium for metaphysical exploration. Fortunately, not all directors are Terrence Malick.
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?