1. Joseph Klein: The Muslim Brotherhood’s “Kill the Jews” Election Platform

2. Doug Johnson: Gingrich’s Baggage Versus Cain’s Problems: Why They Will Be Treated Differently

3. Tony Katz: Is Romney Setting the Stage for His Own Failure?

4. James Hirsen: Hollywood Seeks to Make NC-17 Rating Mainstream

5. Christopher Markowski: The Double Secret Trillion Dollar Bailout

 

 

The Muslim Brotherhood’s “Kill the Jews” Election Platform

By Joseph Klein

 

Egyptians have gone to the polls in large numbers this week to cast their votes in the first stage of protracted parliamentary elections that will stretch into early next year. Meanwhile, the country’s military rulers do not appear to be going anywhere, unless forced out by mounting street protests and outside international pressure. The main beneficiary of the elections will in all likelihood be the Muslim Brotherhood, whose leaders formed an alliance of convenience with the ruling military council to ensure that the elections would proceed as planned. [more...]

 

 

Gingrich’s Baggage Versus Cain’s Problems: Why They Will Be Treated Differently

By Doug Johnson

 

Newt Gingrich’s past problems will have nowhere near the impact on his campaign that the allegations against Herman Cain have had on his campaign simply because Cain’s problems are new news, Gingrich’s problems are old news. You can only crucify a person once, and Gingrich has lived through it in the past.  While the Democrats and the media will try to use those things against him, Newt has not only dealt with them in the past, he has taken the offensive by bringing them up again himself and addressing them on his Web site.  And Newt has opened the door to further scrutiny by welcoming any other questions that he may not have addressed to date.  It’s hard to knock down a door that is wide open. [more...]

 

 

Is Romney Setting the Stage for His Own Failure?

By Tony Katz

 

Romney spent millions in 2008 to win the Iowa caucuses, only to lose to Gov. Mike Huckabee. Since losing that race, and the subsequent nomination, Romney has been running for the 2012 nomination. Yet, for all the talk about Romney as the forgone conclusion, he has not won the hearts and minds of the Iowa voters, nor the GOP electorate nationwide. [more...]

 

 

Hollywood Seeks to Make NC-17 Rating Mainstream

By James Hirsen

 

In the words of a prominent industry group, a soon to be released movie is being used to “legitimize” the traditionally dishonorable NC-17 rating. On December 2, Fox Searchlight and director Steve McQueen are releasing a film called “Shame” in which Michael Fassbender plays a sex addict. Numerous critics are predicting that the actor is a shoe-in for an Oscar nomination. “Shame” has received an NC-17 rating, which theoretically restricts anyone under the age of 18 from attending. The rating that the film has been given is well deserved since it features full-frontal nudity, multiple partners, and implicit incest. With its pornographic nature and base themes, it does not deserve to be displayed at the neighborhood multiplex. [more...]

 

 

The Double Secret Trillion Dollar Bailout

By Christopher Markowski

 

The Federal Reserve and the big banks fought for more than two years to keep details of the largest bailout in U.S. history a secret. Now, the rest of the world can see what is missing. Some argue that supporting financial-market stability in times of extreme market stress is a core function of central banks. Fed was picking winners and losers, exercising its professional regulatory discretion. Banks are too big to fail. The sad reality is that we learned too little from 2008 and we are still not prepared for the next crisis. Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street crowds are standing on common grounds on this issue and request transparency, accountability and equal law for everyone so we don’t jeopardize our country’s future.

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