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Archive for April 7th, 2009

Pentagon Chief Calls for Cuts; Congress Opens Fire

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on April 7th, 2009 4:31 am by HL

Pentagon Chief Calls for Cuts; Congress Opens Fire
The F-22 Raptor fighter can cruise at speeds greater than Mach 1.5 without afterburners. It is virtually invisible to enemies, carries two 1,000-pound missiles and can turn on a dime.

Gates Seeks Sharp Turn In Spending
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates outlined sweeping changes to the defense budget Monday that would shift billions of dollars in Pentagon spending away from elaborate weapons toward programs more likely to benefit troops in today’s wars.

In Turkey, Obama Reaches Out to Muslim World
ANKARA, Turkey, April 6 — President Obama made his most direct outreach to Muslims around the world Monday, telling Turkey’s Grand National Assembly that the United States “is not and never will be at war with Islam.”


Secular Liberalism as Consensus

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on April 7th, 2009 4:29 am by HL

Secular Liberalism as Consensus
Rod Dreher, Dallas Morning News

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Kim Jong-il?
Fred Kaplan, Slate

Jake Tapper: Keeping White House Accountable
Mark Hemingway, NRO

This is Health Care’s Year (Really)
E.J. Dionne, Washington Post