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Last Refuge of a Scoundrel

By Fred Barnes

The Weekly Standard

July 31, 2014

Thomas Fluharty When he’s in trouble, President Obama changes the subject to the economy. And in speech after speech, he utters some version of this line: “We know from our history, our economy does not grow from the top down, it grows from the middle up.” … Read More

Clueless in Gaza

By Charles Krauthammer

Washington Post

July 31, 2014

John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis — left, right and center — of his recent cease-fire diplomacy. But that’s only half the story. More significant is the consternation of America’s Arab partners, starting with the president of the Palestinian Authority. Mahmoud Abbas was stunned that Kerry would fly off to Paris to negotiate with Hamas allies Qatar and Turkey in talks that excluded the PA and Egypt. Read full article >> … Read More

Israel Condemning Persists Even as UN Official Admits Hamas Uses Their Buildings

By Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis-Chesler.com

July 31, 2014

A senior UN official, UN OCHA director, John Ging, confirmswhat the IDF and other informed experts have been saying all along, but to little avail. In a television interview yesterday, Ging said that Hamas terrorists "are firing their rockets into Israel … Read More

None Dare Call It Impeachment

By Gail Collins

New York Times

July 30, 2014

Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, you’ve surely heard the utterance of the I-word recently. … Read More

Crying wolf on impeachment

By E.J. Dionne Jr.

Washington Post

July 30, 2014

If you attack the president repeatedly for law-breaking, executive overreach and deceiving the public and Congress, do you have an obligation to impeach him? This is the logical question Republicans are now trying to duck. Read full article >> … Read More

Rosen: Suthers is right to defend the law as it's still written

By Mike Rosen

Denver Post

July 30, 2014

Just as the science isn’t "settled" on the relative impact of human activity on global warming or climate change, the law is not yet settled on same-sex marriage. … Read More

The ‘New York Times’ Editorial Board Calls for the Legalization of Marijuana

By Calvin Trillin

The Nation

July 30, 2014

Calvin Trillin … Read More

Disney Heiress Takes Code Pink Line, Withdraws Investment from Israeli Company over 'Occupation'

By Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis-Chesler.com

July 30, 2014

Abigail Disney, Walt’s great-niece and heiress, has just withdrawn her 12 million dollar investment in the Israeli Company Ahava because, she says, it is "stealing minerals" from an "Occupied West Bank." Ms. Disney believes this violates both the 1970 … Read More

A Middle Path Between Bush and Obama's Failures

By George Will

Washington Post Writers Group

July 30, 2014

With metronomic regularity, there is a choreographed minuet of carnage. Israel is attacked. Israel defends itself. Perfunctory affirmations of Israel’s right of self-defense are quickly followed by accusations that Israel’s military measures are disproportionate. Then come demands for a ceasefire, and the attackers replenish their arsenals. … Read More

Night at the Opera?

By Maureen Dowd

New York Times

July 29, 2014

As the clock ticks down on union negotiations, the Met plays out its most painful opera. … Read More

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