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David A. Love: Fox News Must Fire Glenn Beck for Mocking a Holocaust Survivor

This time, Glenn Beck has managed to outdo even himself. Finally, can we say enough is enough? Recently, the Fox News host made some unacceptable comments about George Soros, the Hungarian-American philanthropist and Holocaust survivor. On his radio show, Beck claimed that Soros — who as a 13-year-old boy was separated from his parents in Nazi-occupied Hungary — “used to go around with this anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off. … It was frightening. Here’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps.” In order to escape
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‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ Ratings Break TLC Record

The premiere of Sarah Palin’s new reality show delivered record-breaking ratings for TLC. The first episode of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” on Sunday night drew 5 million viewers — the biggest ever launch in the channel’s history. It’s also a big jump from the relatively lackluster ratings that Palin’s special for Fox News, “Real American Stories,” drew in April. Not all of the 5 million who tuned in were fans, though, as an Alaskan environmentalist accused Palin and her family of violating the states’ wildlife guidelines by fishing too close to a group of bears. From The Huffington Post
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Voters Don’t Want Congress To Cut Extended Unemployment Benefits: Poll

Seventy-three percent of voters want Congress to keep the extended unemployment benefits put in place to fight the recession, according to a new poll commissioned by the National Employment Law Project, and they don’t care about the deficit. With unemployment expected to hover above nine percent for the foreseeable future, nearly three out of four voters say “it is too early to start cutting back benefits for workers who lost their jobs.” “There is deep public support for continuing the federal unemployment programs at a time when unemployment is at 9.6 percent and millions are still out of work,” said
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Clarence Thomas’s Wife Steps Down From Tea Party Group

Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is retiring her title as head of Liberty Central, a conservative group with Tea Party ties that she launched earlier this year amid much scrutiny. “She’ll take a back seat so that Liberty Central can continue with its mission without any of the distractions,” the group’s spokeswoman Caitlin Carroll told the Washington Post Monday. “After discussing it with the board, Mrs. Thomas determined that it was best for the organization.” Apart from the distraction of having a wife of a Supreme Court justice aggressively tackling initiatives determined to beat back the
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Robert Auerbach: Ben Bernanke Versus Ben Bernanke: Fed Chair Flip-Flops With QE2

The Bernanke Federal Reserve’s recent plans to print more money, QE2 (Quantitative Easing 2), with the intention of stimulating demand to provide full employment without inflation is a policy in dismal company according to Ben Bernanke’s own views before he became Fed chairman. Bernanke and his coauthor, Professor Andrew Abel, told the students who read their 1992 Macroeconomics textbook about the modest money policy in the United States: For example, in recent years the monetary base (currency plus reserves in the banking system) in the United States has typically increased about $10 billion per year, which is much less that
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Robert Auerbach: Ben Bernanke Versus Ben Bernanke: Fed Chair Flip-Flops With QE2

The Bernanke Federal Reserve’s recent plans to print more money, QE2 (Quantitative Easing 2), with the intention of stimulating demand to provide full employment without inflation is a policy in dismal company according to Ben Bernanke’s own views before he became Fed chairman. Bernanke and his coauthor, Professor Andrew Abel, told the students who read their 1992 Macroeconomics textbook about the modest money policy in the United States: For example, in recent years the monetary base (currency plus reserves in the banking system) in the United States has typically increased about $10 billion per year, which is much less that
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Steve Kirsch: Why Obama Shouldn’t Compromise With Republicans

The Washington Post reported yesterday that Obama’s top advisers have determined that the mid-term losses were because he failed to live up to the expectations that had been set. Furthermore, they determined that Obama must forge partnerships with Republicans on key issues and make noticeable progress on his oft-repeated campaign pledge to change the ways of Washington. The first thing that stuck me when I read that is that Obama’s advisers need to be better in touch with the electorate. Most of the Democrats I know have been pretty disappointed in Obama for at least a year now. I wonder
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Steve Kirsch: Why Obama Shouldn’t Compromise With Republicans

The Washington Post reported yesterday that Obama’s top advisers have determined that the mid-term losses were because he failed to live up to the expectations that had been set. Furthermore, they determined that Obama must forge partnerships with Republicans on key issues and make noticeable progress on his oft-repeated campaign pledge to change the ways of Washington. The first thing that stuck me when I read that is that Obama’s advisers need to be better in touch with the electorate. Most of the Democrats I know have been pretty disappointed in Obama for at least a year now. I wonder
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Jim Worth: Making All the Wrong Moves

When Barack Obama was elected our 44th President it was a great day for America. He was educated, articulate, analytical, and compassionate — all qualities absent in our previous president. He appeared to be the embodiment of Lincoln, Kennedy, and both Roosevelts. Someone who understood our challenges and had plans to fix them. Someone who would make all the right moves. But appearances can be deceiving. He still possesses those qualities, but something’s missing. The unfortunate truth about Obama’s first two years is a potentially great presidency is being portrayed as only an adequate presidency. It will historically be viewed,
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Jim Worth: Making All the Wrong Moves

When Barack Obama was elected our 44th President it was a great day for America. He was educated, articulate, analytical, and compassionate — all qualities absent in our previous president. He appeared to be the embodiment of Lincoln, Kennedy, and both Roosevelts. Someone who understood our challenges and had plans to fix them. Someone who would make all the right moves. But appearances can be deceiving. He still possesses those qualities, but something’s missing. The unfortunate truth about Obama’s first two years is a potentially great presidency is being portrayed as only an adequate presidency. It will historically be viewed,
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