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The Day Ahead: Friday, May 28, 2010

By on 5.28.10 | 9:40AM

Today on the Main Site:

Rolling Back the Socialist Tide by Andrew B. Wilson: Where Maggie succeeded and Winston failed -- lessons for today.

Sleeping with the Retrograde by Daniel Mandel: The Obama gets ever cozier with the UN's human rights defilers.

Oil of Today by Ben Stein

Postscript by Christopher Orlet: Some final thoughts on Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.

The King and Us by George H. Wittman: Thailand is a key U.S. ally -- why is the Obama administration ignoring the bloody civil breakdown in that country?

Cut Those Airport Lines... And Catch Terrorists by Iain Murray: Who says the TSA is the only alternative to terrorism in the skies?

The Audacity of Rope-a-Dope by Andrew Cline: Obama promised a different kind of health care reform.

Robin Hood by James Bowman: There isn't a single interesting character in this 140-minute long piece of Movieland fakery.

Stamped and Documented by Reader Mail: Food Stamps. Poison to the touch. Miley Cyrus and the meaning of life. More Arizona and much else.  

What to Watch For:

Obama traveling to Louisiana to inspect Gulf oil crisis (NY Times) 

Obama likely to issue statement on congressman Sestak (Chicago Sun Times): At the press conference addressing BP held Thursday morning, President Obama had this to say when repeatedly asked questions about Sestak:  

"There will be an official response shortly on the Sestak issue - You will get it from my administration, so - and it will - it will be coming out - when I say shortly, I mean shortly, I don't mean weeks or months. With respect to the first."

House expected to vote on Murphy Amendment Friday, passage crucial to support of DADT repeal (keennewsservice.com)

Senate set to vote on $60 billion War-Funding Bill for Afghanistan for remaining FY 2010: passage likely (Wall Street Journal)  

Clip(s) of the Day: 

Those that criticize the White House for its handling of BP "don't know the facts." Obviously. 

On a serious note, the Washington Post captured Louisiana congressman Charlie Melancon demonstrating the real economic and psychological costs of Louisiana's run of bad luck, to put it mildly. Watch it here.    

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