White Elephant in Baghdad

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online March 30, 2010 Iraq’s recently-concluded, inconclusive elections will be followed in August by the pullout of American troops, making this a good time to ask what American taxpayers have achieved with the US$45 billion spent on reconstructing Iraq since 2003 and what steps to take next. U.S. Embassy Baghdad […]

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Why It Must Be “Repeal And Start Over”

Posted by Erick Erickson Last night Mitch McConnell said the mantra for the GOP in 2010 would be “repeal and replace.” There is a problem with this mantra — some in the Republican caucus actually mean they just want to redo what has been done and substitute some portions. Others want to repeal the whole […]

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Let Iraq be a lesson for Iran

March 10, 2010 | By Amanda J. Reinecker Though there remains much work to be done in Iraq, the election turnout last Sunday suggests that American efforts to promote stability and democracy in the region are paying off. Despite threats of violence, nearly 62 percent of Iraq’s 19 million voters showed up to the polls in what […]

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Moulitsas: Democrats Get Killed in 2010 Elections

Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos and an influential leader of the Web-based political left, said Sunday that Democrats are facing huge defeats in the 2010 elections because the Obama administration has alienated the Democratic Party’s liberal political base with its escalating involvement in Afghanistan, and its failure to push for universal healthcare. Speaking […]

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U.S. Recognizes Honduran President-Elect, But Regional Leftists Balk

By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor Honduras’ President-elect Porfirio Lobo at a press conference in Tegucigalpa on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009. (AP Photo) (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration said Monday it recognized the outcome of Honduras’ presidential election, but it stressed that an end to the country’s political crisis would require further steps, including the reinstatement […]

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Swiss vote to ban Islamic minarets

GENEVA – Swiss voters approved a move to ban the construction of minarets in a Sunday vote on a right-wing initiative that labeled the mosque towers as symbols of militant Islam, projections by a widely respected polling institute showed. The projections based on partial returns say Swiss swung from only 37 percent supporting the proposal […]

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Lieberman Says No

Posted by Erick Erickson The Wall Street Journal reports Joe Lieberman is digging in his heels. He will filibuster any health care legislation that contains a public option, even if the legislation allows states to opt-out. Lieberman has been a thorn in the side of the left ever since they decided to challenge him back […]

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