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Congress passed a CR yesterday to keep the government running (CNN)
Herman Cain is the first GOP candidate to be given a Secret Service detail (Politico)
The House will vote on a balanced budget amendment this morning (Fox News)
President Obama is in Bali for a meeting of East Asian countries and Russia on security (Voice of America)
California Supreme Court rules that appeal of decision that struck down Prop. 8 can proceed (CNN)
Michele Bachmann attacks…all the other candidates:
On the main site:
$15 Trillion and Counting, by Ross Kaminsky: It can’t go on forever so when will it stop?
A Rationing Advocate to Head Social Security Advisory Board? by David Catron: If Donald Berwick was a bad dream, Henry J. Aaron is a nightmare.
Confessions of a K Street Freeloader, by Thirsty McWormwood: There are better ways to sponge in D.C. than by hanging out in McPherson Square.
Revisionist History That Matters, by Tom Bethell: Herbert Hoover’s long buried assessment of Franklin Roosevelt and “The Good War.”
Can’t Face Economic Reality, by Samuel Gregg: Europe refuses to address the root causes of its unending crisis.
Curiouser and Curiouser, by Roger Scruton: Gadgets have taken over our lives — particularly among the young, who have no defenses against them.
Clapton and Marsalis Make ‘Blues’ a Joy, by Quin Hillyer: Fabulous musical collaboration in the CD of the year.
Ohio Rising, by Ned Ryun: Meet the folks who shot down Obamacare in Ohio earlier this month.
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?