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Monday, January 16, 2006

More on Alito, two by VDH, following up on Galloway the media whore, and other articles from Maria
Maria sent a number of articles on Alito
Liberals from another planet
Kennedy questions Alito's integrity?. Ted also forgot that he still belongs to the Owl, which was evicted from the Harvard campus in 1984 for violating federal anti-discrimination laws authored by Kennedy by refusing to allow female members.
Meanwhile Dianne Feinstein says
that she will not support filibustering the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr., although she will oppose his confirmation.
Via Real Clear Politics, an article on Chuck "Where's the camera?" Schumer Chuck’s Chance

VDH
Victor Davis Hanson's The Multilateral Moment? Our bad and worse choices about Iran.
Tweaking the United States
So, the practical and, realistically, best solution to thwarting Iran's nuclear-weapon ambitions would be for the Russians to cease selling the Iranians nuclear technology. They could demand — not just suggest — that all uranium enrichment for "peaceful" energy use be done inside Russia.

Yet for all their talk, the Russians will not do this. Besides the profits to be had from trading with the oil-rich theocracy, the Russians derive a certain satisfaction from tweaking the United States. After the fall of the Soviet Union, and the loss of global influence, the Russians gain at least psychic satisfaction knowing that the Iranians are a thorn in the U.S.'s side. Moscow enjoys observing that Washington doesn't always get its way — and may find itself overwhelmed with a nuclear enemy on the doorstep of the newly democratic Iraq.

China plays the same spoiler role in regard to North Korea. Ostensibly, it has no desire to see Kim Jong-Il with a nuclear arsenal on its already unstable border. But the Chinese apparently see advantages in allowing a renegade regime to drive their rivals crazy, especially Japan, Taiwan and the United States.
Read the rest.

Galloway at Big Brother
Catcalls from the House for Galloway, video at the Daily Ablution. The Economist says his constituents are getting restive.

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