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Will Republicans Have the Courage to Hit the Reset Button

So, the voters of the United States have spoken. They have chosen – or we have chosen because it is important to treat the presidency with respect, something the Progressive-Left wouldn’t have understood until now – a 47-year old multiracial man, who had a decidedly “Progressive” upbringing, who taught community activist organizations to pressure financial institutions into embracing bad business practices, whose records when in the Illinois Senate were destroyed and who started campaigning for the presidency almost from the beginning of his US Senate career. Congratulations, President-Elect Obama. You pulled it off.

By Frank Salvato - Saturday, November 8, 2008 - Full Story

Dems Target Private Retirement Accounts

Karen McMahan,  Carolina Journal Online
RALEIGH — Democrats in the U.S. House have been conducting hearings on proposals to confiscate workers’ personal retirement accounts — including 401(k)s and IRAs — and convert them to accounts managed by the Social Security Administration.

By Guest Column - Friday, November 7, 2008 - Full Story

NBC journalist: It’s my job to see Obama succeed

A media analyst says MSNBC host Chris Matthews effectively admitted yesterday he was an unpaid member of Barack Obama’s press office.

By Guest Column - Friday, November 7, 2008 - Full Story

The Woodcarver

imageThe Holy Mother stands silently, frozen in time, gazing softly at the Infant on her right hip. Her left hand gently gathers the soft folds of her flowing robe. She wears a crown. It is not gaudy or bejeweled. It is regal, yet understated. The Baby holds a small cluster of tiny, perfectly carved grapes in His tiny, perfectly carved fingers. His soft, tight locks hug His tiny head. His facial features are gentle and kind. He smiles sweetly, His nose and eyes no bigger than a pinhead. It is hard to imagine how the oak that I cannot drive a nail through can be fashioned with such minute precision. The statue is exquisite, delicate, and perfect. Carved from a 500-year-old oak beam salvaged from a Catholic church destroyed by war, it is the most beautiful carving I have ever seen. Each time I gaze at the holy pair I am reminded of the grizzled old man whose love found expression in that old oak beam.

By William Kevin Stoos - Friday, November 7, 2008 - Full Story

Teamsters’ Massive Election Push for Change Helps Lead Obama to Historic Victory

Previously, I wrote a column regarding MoveOn.Org’s $88 million contribution to Barack Obama’s camapign. Now it’s time to look at the contributions of a large and powerful labor organization with a history of organized crime affiliations:

By Jim Kouri - Friday, November 7, 2008 - Full Story

EU raids cement companies in cartel probe

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — EU antitrust regulators have raided cement companies it suspects formed an illegal cartel to hike prices for the building trade, the European Commission said Wednesday.

By Guest Column - Friday, November 7, 2008 - Full Story

We’re ALL Democrats Now! With New Rules of Engagement

The 2008 election is over and a new American era is on the way. The representative republic is on life support and we are operating, as Thomas Jefferson put it, as a democracy, “nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”

By JB Williams - Friday, November 7, 2008 - Full Story

The Arab Reaction to Obama

On November 5, Amr Moussa the head of the Arab League called upon President-elect Barack Obama to act swiftly to try to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

By Alan Caruba - Friday, November 7, 2008 - Full Story

The Bankruptcy of the Nation and Conservatism

A lot will be said and written about the presidential election, but one central fact remains: John McCain was ahead in the polls until the financial crisis emerged and President Bush was pushed by Treasury Secretary Paulson into seeking a $700-billion Wall Street bailout on September 18. The crisis benefited Obama, even though he voted for the bailout, because he was not a Republican, like McCain or Bush. Republicans were blamed because a Republican was in the White House.

By Cliff Kincaid - Friday, November 7, 2008 - Full Story

Post-Election, NY Times Still Smears McCain, Flunks Economics 101

In response to a New York Times editorial published November 5, Boycott The New York Times editor Don Feder said the paper continues to misrepresent John McCain and display a profound ignorance of basic economics.

By Christian Newswire - Friday, November 7, 2008 - Full Story

The Battle is Over, the War Begins

Today I unpacked my winter clothes in preparation for a long winter, and a long winter is coming if not of the thermometer, then of the soul. A man that represents not simply an opposing view but the view of those who oppose America and all it stands for, will sit in the Oval Office.

By Daniel Greenfield - Friday, November 7, 2008 - Full Story

The Obama Effect!

image - Satire

President-elect Obama has not even been sworn in yet, yet already his lack of experience is causing major problems for the United States.

On the domestic front, the stock market continues to nose dive as investors worry about the impact that Obama-nomics will have on free trade, international markets, and the ever-escalating drift toward recession, or worse.

Will Obama cause the nation to go into a depression with his archaic, communist policies?

By John Lillpop - Friday, November 7, 2008 - Full Story

The Audacity of Deception

- Mark Alexander

If you are perplexed, even bewildered, by the number of Americans who normally make logical and rational decisions but now support Barack Obama, I refer you to a lucid explanation for this phenomenon in the opening pages of the candidate’s political autobiography, The Audacity of Hope. He writes, “I am new enough on the national political scene that I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views… I am bound to disappoint some… of them.”

By Guest Column - Friday, November 7, 2008 - Full Story

Obama’s Chief of Staff Pick Took Campaign Contributions from Wall Street

(CNSNews.com) – President-elect Barack Obama’s choice for White House chief of staff is one of the biggest recipients of Wall Street money in Congress, according to a Washington, D.C.-based “money-in-politics” watchdog group.

By Guest Column - Friday, November 7, 2008 - Full Story

Dissent Is No Longer Patriotic…It Is Racist

Remember when Hillary said that it was patriotic to dissent? Remember? Well, this is evidently no longer the case. I wonder what has changed that the patriotism of dissent is now racist. I am trying to connect the dots but the dots won’t hold still long enough.

By Mark Harvey - Thursday, November 6, 2008 - Full Story

Liberals Working to Ensure Sarah Palin Does Not Return

Some time ago I speculated in one of my columns that due to the extremely poor presidential campaign Republican McCain was waging that he was actually supporting Barack Hussein Obama.  I am now convinced of it.  McCain has long been a liberal and a Democrat-sympathizer. It now appears that his campaign staff was also leftist-leaning.  And from some if its members recent trashing of Republican Alaskan Governor and VP candidate Sarah Palin, it appears that they were—along with their patently awful campaign—rooting for Obama, too!

By Sher Zieve - Thursday, November 6, 2008 - Full Story

Mike Huckabee 2012

The GOP has better policies.  In a dangerous world, GOP candidates make better leaders.  Just ask Dmitri Medvedev, who ordered the deployment of Iskander missiles to the Polish border within hours of President-elect Obama’s victory.  In July, Medvedev was satisfied with merely criticizing the (purely defensive) US missile shield that he so opposes.  He dared not threaten action.

By Yomin Postelnik - Thursday, November 6, 2008 - Full Story

Obama’s First Major Test: Containing Joe Biden!

- Satire -
Now that Barack Obama has officially stolen the election,he will, of course, be tested to determine if he has the mettle and cajones to do the job.

By John Lillpop - Thursday, November 6, 2008 - Full Story

It’s Time To Restore Liberty

With more than 63 million votes, President-elect Barack Obama—eloquent, young and bankrolled to the gunwales—has won the White House. That still leaves more than 55 million Americans who voted for the aging, outspent warrior, John McCain.

By Claudia Rosett - Thursday, November 6, 2008 - Full Story

Obama’s Great win? Not so Great, Really

The near orgasmic reaction in the media to Barack Obama’s win on Election-day is universal. His is being hailed as a mandate, a game changing win, a landslide. But, in reality, Obama’s “wind” was not as “righteous” as he thought, it was not a landslide at all.

By Warner Todd Huston - Thursday, November 6, 2008 - Full Story