Tuesday, January 29, 2013

1-29-13 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Joseph Klein: Egyptians Erupt Against Obama's Favorite Islamist Regime
2. John LeBoutillier: The Jeb Bush Illegal Drug and Liquor Distributorship at Andover
3. Kyle Olson: Socialists Hope for Renewed Links between Occupy and Unions
4. Dave Bego: Obama's Recess Appointments
5. Steve Gill: Can Sarah Palin Reboot and Mount a Comeback?

Egyptians Erupt Against Obama's Favorite Islamist Regime

During Sunday's "60 Minutes" joint interview with President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Obama boasted that "You know, when it comes to Egypt, I think, had it not been for the leadership we showed, you might have seen a different outcome there." It’s hard to disagree with the president. His administration contributed to the turmoil now gripping Egypt and leading to what some observers on the ground there have characterized as "a complete state of collapse," to quote Al Jazeera. Under Obama’s self-described "leadership," his administration promulgated the false image of the Muslim Brotherhood as "moderate Islamists" (an oxymoron if there ever was one). [more...]

The Jeb Bush Illegal Drug and Liquor Distributorship at Andover

In 2006 at my 30th Harvard Reunion, during a casual conversation one evening, a classmate told me about his years at Andover. Out of the blue he told me this story: Jeb Bush and one other fellow student back then ran an illegal drug and liquor distributorship on the Andover campus. When the heat started coming down, Bush ratted out the partner to the school authorities and saved his own skin. Jeb got away with it, was never caught, never punished, graduated unscathed and went on to the University of Texas at Austin. To this day no one outside the Andover community knows about this illegal activity. The media is apparently unaware of it. Through three statewide campaigns for governor of Florida, it never came up. [more...]

Socialists Hope for Renewed Links between Occupy and Unions

Teachers unions were active behind the scenes of the Occupy Wall Street protests. New York City’s United Federation of Teachers provided storage space. The Chicago Teachers Union was "front and center" with Occupy Chicago. Now socialists hope the potential east coast dock workers strike will strengthen the bond between radical Occupy activists and Big Labor. [more...]

Obama's Recess Appointments

Last Friday’s opinion by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals was a profound blow to Big Labor’s aspirations to achieve card check through use of regulatory action, especially after the re-election of President Obama and recent decisions by the pro-labor NLRB to extend Big Labor’s political money pump. Card Check, Big Labor’s most coveted prize, is their only true means to survive and avoid extinction. Big Labor not only needs favorable NLRB decisions to allow Card Check-type benefits through ruthless corporate campaigns, but it also needs unfettered use of membership dues to influence politicians and maintain its grip on public sector employees while it rebuilds its membership in the private sector. The President, through recess appointments of radical members, was determined to pay back his Big Labor buddies for their major role in his re-election. The recess-appointed NLRB members have been intent on carrying out this mission. [more...]

Can Sarah Palin Reboot and Mount a Comeback?

It will be difficult if not impossible. IF - and that depends on whether or not she could win in Alaska at this point - Palin ran for and was elected to the Senate from Alaska, she could re-emerge as a political player. But she traded in her reformer brand for "reality show" fame and fortune... and others would do well to learn from her missteps. [more...]

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