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U.S. House panel to meet with safety regulators about Takata air bags next week

Reuters

October 24, 2014

WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) – The U.S. House committee looking into the defective air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp (7312.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) will hold an initial briefing with U.S. safety regulators next week to learn the details of the regional recalls affecting 10 automakers, a committee aide said on Friday. The date […] … Read More

ISGAP Fellow Phyllis Chesler on The Hijacking of History by Opera: The Death of Klinghoffer

By Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis-Chesler.com

October 24, 2014

I love opera. I was once a regular contributor to NPR’s "At the Opera," and that privilege lasted for almost three years. I attend the Metropolitan opera as often as I can—I also attend the Chelsea Opera, the NY City Opera (when it existed), and the … Read More

The Real Party of the Rich

By Fred Barnes

The Weekly Standard

October 24, 2014

Gary Locke Democratic senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina was pounded last winter and spring in TV ads by conservative groups for having voted for Obamacare and echoed President Obama’s false claim that people could keep their current health insurance. “They had her on the ropes,” says Marc Rotterman, a Republican consultant in North Carolina. … Read More

The Morning After

By William Kristol

The Weekly Standard

October 24, 2014

Supposing Republicans win a big victory on November 4. What then? First, celebration. Republicans are sober and conservatives are .  .  . conservative. Neither group has a reputation as party animals. But The Weekly Standard gives them permission—nay, we urge them with the full authority of our weighty editorial voice—to let themselves go for one night. Pop the champagne corks. Put on the party hats. Go wild with the funny little noisemakers. … Read More

The Real Party of the Rich

By Fred Barnes

Reuters

October 24, 2014

Gary Locke Democratic senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina was pounded last winter and spring in TV ads by conservative groups for having voted for Obamacare and echoed President Obama’s false claim that people could keep their current health insurance. “They had her on the ropes,” says Marc Rotterman, a Republican consultant in North Carolina. … Read More

Barack Obama, bewildered bystander

By Charles Krauthammer

Washington Post

October 23, 2014

The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government’s handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in the New York Times last Saturday. There’s only one problem with this pose, so obligingly transcribed for him by the Times. It’s his government. He’s president. Has been for six years. Yet Barack Obama reflexively insists on playing the shocked outsider when something goes wrong within his own administration. Read full article >&# … Read More

Op-Ed: What Would Toscanini Do?

By Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis-Chesler.com

October 23, 2014

Those who protested the performance of The Murder of Klinghoffer spoke at a press conference and at a rally outside the Metropolitan Opera House. One of their demands was that the opera not be shown. Clearly, that demand was not met. I, and many others, … Read More

McConnell Will Restore Dignity to Senate

By George Will

Washington Post Writers Group

October 23, 2014

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What Women Want

By Gail Collins

New York Times

October 22, 2014

From personhood to motherhood, women’s issues dominate 2014 campaigns. … Read More

EJ Dionne: The politics of Ebola

By E.J. Dionne Jr.

Washington Post

October 22, 2014

BOSTON Seth Moulton, an Iraq veteran and Democratic congressional candidate on Massachusetts’s North Shore, has done something with little precedent in political campaigning: He was caught underplaying his war record. Read full article >> … Read More

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