http://phillyafsi.blogtownhall.com/2011/09/02/did_the_us_state_dept_try_to_wreck_glenn_becks_jerusalem_rally.thtml Did the U.S. State Department Try to Wreck Glenn Beck’s Jerusalem Rally? Did the U.S. A U.S. based Christian organization called the “Liberty Counsel” has claimed that the U.S. State Department tried to wreck Glenn Beck’s August pro-Israel “Restoring Courage” rally in Jerusalem by officially advising American citizens that the immediate area were the […]
There is a particular difficulty in writing a review of a Mark Steyn book. Typically, a reviewer has one basic question before him: “is this book worth the attention of the reader or not?” But with a Steyn book, the question is moot. Of course its worth the reader’s attention; its by Mark Steyn, probably the most brilliant commentator on current affairs writing today. And since After America is already a best-seller (almost the only book in recent memory which actually deserves such status), its very likely that many readers are already familiar with it. So rather than offer a conventional review of Steyn’s new work, I’d like to offer a few thoughts on one of his basic theses: namely, that “big government” corrupts the character of a nation. I certainly agree with this thesis as far as it goes, but I don’t think it goes quite far enough, and I suspect that in the end, it prevents us from assessing our situation in a way that might allow us to make the necessary changes in our society down the road.
The hysterical, hypocritical reaction to Glenn Beck helped underline the collective psychosis of Israel’s left-wing establishment.
“In this season of social awareness, this should be the real target for public anger. The detrimental, dysfunctional and largely disloyal role the Israel Left has played over the past two decades is a far more appropriate target at which public outrage should be directed. It is to this end that energies should be channeled – certainly far more than to the demand for cheaper cheese.If the hysterical, incoherent and hypocritical reaction to Glenn Beck’s visit helped underline this, he will have done the country a great service.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/02/israeli-ambassador-turkey-gaza-flotilla_n_946276.html ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey expelled Israel’s ambassador and cut military ties on Friday over Israel’s refusal to apologize for last year’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, further straining a relationship that had been a cornerstone of regional stability. The dramatic move came hours before the release of a U.N. report that called […]
http://news.yahoo.com/slumping-u-confidence-likely-curbed-august-hiring-040159335.html WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Employment growth ground to a halt in August as sagging consumer confidence discouraged already skittish U.S. businesses from hiring, keeping pressure on the Federal Reserve to provide more monetary stimulus to aid the economy. Nonfarm payrolls were unchanged, the Labor Department said on Friday, the weakest reading since September. Nonfarm employment […]
A Not-So-Amusing Day at the Amusement Park Posted By Rich Trzupek URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/09/02/a-not-so-amusing-day-at-the-amusement-park/ A confrontation between Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan at the Rye Playland amusement park in Westchester County, New York and local authorities turned ugly yesterday, in a perfect demonstration of the toxic influence agitation outfits like the Council on […]
Internment and Terror for Black Libyans Posted By Rick Moran http://frontpagemag.com/2011/09/02/internment-and-terror-for-black-libyans/print/ Chaotic conditions in post-Gaddafi Libya have led to a breakdown in security that threatens hundreds of thousands of sub-Saharan black African migrant workers. Reports from Tripoli indicate that the rebels who took control of the city last week have been rounding up people described […]
In Government We Mistrust http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904716604576542400805234770.html?mod=opinion_newsreel One animating theme of Barack Obama’s campaign and early Presidency was that he would repair government’s post-Reagan reputation, expanding its role in American life so voters would turn once again to Democrats as the party of government, as they did in 1964 and the 1930s. So how’s that working out? […]
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904583204576544950123880920.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop “Every one of the Republicans candidates believes American government has grown too big, too ponderous and inhibiting. They see it as an impediment to growth. They want to cut it back. Every one of them believes regulations are too burdensome. They think our debt and deficits must be reduced. God is in the details, […]
Yes, It Is a Ponzi Scheme In fact, Social Security is a bit worse than that. http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/print/275908 Texas governor Rick Perry is being criticized for calling Social Security a “Ponzi scheme.” Even Mitt Romney is reportedly preparing to attack him for holding such a radical view. But if anything, Perry was being too kind. The original […]