Rio fans celebrate after their city made it through another round for the nomination of host city for the 2016 Olympics at the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. Rio de Janeiro, represented in Copenhagen by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva , delivered a passionate appeal for South America to [...]
On the left, using so-called scare quotes has become a favored polemical trick. You know what I mean: they put quotation marks around words or phrases, either to denote sarcasm and cynicism, or to engender doubt about a concept’s value and accuracy.
Scare quotes are a kind of hipster secret handshake — a shorthand way of [...]
The video shows Gilad Shalit sitting in a chair, reading a newspaper dated September 14, 2009. “For a long time I’ve been waiting for the day to be released,” Shalit says. “I feel well in health terms and I’m being treated very well.”
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Importance of Issues
Government Ethics Edges Out Economy As Top Issue Among Voters
Thursday, October 01, 2009
For nearly two years, economic issues have held the top spot in terms of importance among voters.
But the latest national telephone survey shows that 83% now view government ethics and corruption as very important, placing it just ahead of the economy [...]
Morning Joe is one of only a few shows on MSNBC that conservatives can watch without being insulted every couple of minutes. Of course, that doesn’t mean much considering that the network employs talk-show hosts like Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow, but to give credit where credit is due — Morning Joe is normally [...]
Obama meets with McChrystal in Copenhagen
By Jon Ward
President Obama unexpectedly Friday met in Copenhagen with Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, one day after the general spoke out publicly on his need for more troops.
The president and the general met on board Air Force One for about 25 minutes at [...]
Does the Second Amendment give one the right to keep and bear arms (even allowing one to invoke that right against the government itself), or is it a freedom only as it concerns the federal government?
As Amy Goodman reported on her Democracy Now! program, that question will now be taken up by the United States [...]
On Tuesday’s “O’Reilly Factor,” Glenn Beck explained why he doesn’t trust public schools to educate his children:
Because I saw a change in my older kids when they went to school. And I also — I just don’t like revisionist history. I don’t like the fact — when my daughter, my second to oldest daughter decided she [...]
Widespread classroom showings of Moore’s films Bowling for Columbine, Farenheit 9/11 and Sicko – without critical commentary — provide a useful index of the decline of intellectual standards documented in Indoctrination U. These showings are naked attempts to persuade students of the correctness of the instructors’ personal views and could not occur without the similarly [...]