The latest Gallup poll pegs President Obama’s approval at a new low of 41 percent. That adds to the thought that the winner of the GOP presidential-primary sweepstakes is going to be the next president.
And inside that Republican contest, the policy pendulum is swinging toward pro-growth, flat-tax reform. A new agenda. With Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan and the announcement of a Steve Forbes-type flat tax from Gov. Rick Perry, the GOP flat-tax-reform competition is dominating the headline news.
While President Obama stumps for huge tax hikes — on incomes of $200,000 to the millionaire and billionaire level — and demoralizes businesses and entrepreneurs with his populist attacks on success and risk-taking, the GOP is fast coming up with a much better idea
http://www.newenglishreview.org/blog_direct_link.cfm/blog_id/38609 Virtually on the heels of the Egyptian- engineered swap of 1027 Palestinian Prisoners for IDF Sgt. Gilad Shalit, comes a second deal from Cairo. They want to swap American-Israel Ilan Grapel for 80 Egyptians that Israel is holding. Grapel was snatched from Tahrir Square in June on trumped up charges that he was ‘spying […]
Al Jazeera: Qatar’s promoter of the Arab SpringBy KHALED HROUB http://www.japantimes.co.jp/ CAMBRIDGE, England — During the 15 years that it has broadcast from Qatar, Al Jazeera has served as far more than a traditional television station. With its fearless involvement in Arab politics, it has created a new venue for political freedom, which has culminated […]
Shafia daughters killed over boyfriends, Crown says http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2011/10/21/mtl-shafiatrialdaytwo.html A car found at the bottom of an eastern Ontario canal with the bodies of three sisters and their father’s first wife suspended in the water inside seemed to trace a very deliberate path, a murder trial heard Friday. In a case that has raised the issue […]
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=242563 The Schalit deal may go down as the most disastrous miscalculation since the decision not to mobilize the reserves in 1973. “Prisoner releases only embolden terrorists by giving them the feeling that even if they are caught, their punishment will be brief….[B]y leading terrorists to think such demands are likely to be met, they […]
http://weaselzippers.us/ THIS IS AKIN TO REMOVING ALL REFERENCES TO ANATOMY FROM MEDICAL TRAINING….RSK Shockingly, this was in response to complaints from CAIR. (Yahoo! News) — Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole confirmed on Wednesday that the Obama administration was pulling back all training materials used for the law enforcement and national security communities, in order […]
The OWS virus. Dangerous to your health. Highly contagious.Posted By Roger Kimball URL to article: http://pajamasmedia.com/rogerkimball/2011/10/21/the-ows-virus-dangerous-to-your-health-highly-contagious/ I’ve never seen The Andromeda Strain , but I gather the plot revolves around a deadly and highly contagious virus from another planet that’s been let loose on earth. Contemplating the hysteria that has greeted the Occupy Wall Street […]
http://www.carolineglick.com/e/2011/10/marketing-gilad-schalit.php Gilad Schalit is home. And that is wonderful. The terrorists Israel released in exchange for the IDF soldier held hostage by Hamas for more than five years are running around Judea, Samaria and Gaza promising to return to terror. And that is a nightmare. But so far, the Israeli public is happy with the […]
http://sarahhonig.com/2011/10/21/another-tack-a-sacrifice-in-vain/ The electoral race I covered in 1981 was the most contentious I remember. It followed the 1977 upheaval in which a non-Labor government for the first time became a plausible option. Behaving as if it were robbed of its rightful legacy, Labor aimed to correct the voters’ “error.” The end justified any and all […]
http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/18320-Critique-of-Codevillas-The-Lost-Decade.html Critique of Codevilla’s “The Lost Decade” With temerity I critique one of the clearest foreign policy analysts in America, Angelo Codevilla. We share some friends and common roots in the teachings learned at the knee of Robert Strausz-Hupe of laser focus on core US interests over distractions, especially those wasteful or unproductive. With timidity […]