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The first 100 days of the Obama Presidency

April 30, 2009

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While it’s my belief that “the first 100 days” is a quite artificial benchmark that’s been exhaustively overstated, especially these last few weeks, and while I also know this post technically comes on the 101st day, I thought I might join the crowd and give a few of my own thoughts on the first 100 […]

A final betrayal as Arlen Specter switches parties

April 28, 2009

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With polls showing a crushing primary defeat at the hands of challenger Pat Toomey, Arlen Specter, Senator from Pennsylvania, today announced he would switch parties and run for reelection in 2010 as a Democrat. Specter whined that the Republican party had become too conservative for him and he now found his “political philosophy” more in […]

Let’s not go overboard on swine flu

April 27, 2009

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I know there’s a lot of dire coverage right now regarding the outbreak of swine flu both here in America and in Mexico, the latter of which has caused 100 deaths and prompted the near-shutdown of Mexico City. And though a level of caution is always warranted, let’s take a few deep breaths. First, it’s […]

Up to 7 Gitmo detainees may be released in US

April 25, 2009

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An LA Times front page story tells us that the Obama administration is making plans to admit up to seven Chinese Muslims, all part of a Muslim ethnic group called the Uighurs, directly into the United States. I’m going to quote you the same part of the article that Hot Air highlights: Some former U.S. […]

Keep an eye on Pakistan – Taliban 60 miles from capital

April 23, 2009

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There is worrisome news out of Pakistan that Taliban militants, already handed the Swat Valley, are battling in the Buner district and by some reports are 60 miles from the capital of Islamabad. For an illustration, here is a map from the Daily Mail article: Patterico is rightly concerned, and Allahpundit says it may be […]

Wash Post: Pelosi briefed on CIA interrogation in 2002

April 23, 2009

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Things may be getting a bit thornier in the push to prosecute Bush administration officials for interrogation techniques. After denials from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she knew nothing about waterboarding, more attention is being paid to a 2007 Washington Post article indicating she and other Congressional leaders received a briefing in 2002 about potential […]

MIT scientist: Cap-and-trade could cost $3900 per household

April 22, 2009

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How fitting this story should come out on Earth Day(there are no coincidences). A recent MIT study led Republicans over the last few months to claim that the cap-and-trade environmental proposal would cost each American household roughly $3,100. The argument seemed to lose steam when the author of the study, MIT professor John Reilly, claimed the study was […]