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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Michael A. Ledeen
So how many people actually have signed up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act? Uh-h-h-h, no one seems to know. In the past week, President Obama and officials within his administration avoided answering the trillion-dollar question by either claiming the numbers weren't available yet or that they had no access to the data.
"Terrorists murdered four Americans, we demand the truth," reads a terse new petition for White House transparency on the Benghazi attacks, organized by the American Center for Law and Justice and signed by 77,000 people. "President Obama: With continually changing stories and inaccurate accounts, the American people have been misled. Terrorists attacked American soil —; our embassy — we need the truth and accountability," the petition says.
Vegetarians could very well join President Obama's circle of special interest groups.
While the spell of the Oscars lingers, so do reactions to President Obama's recent apology to Afghanistan for the accidental burning of 70 Korans by servicemen on refuse detail.
Michael Ledeen has written prolifically and spoken eloquently on political extremism, terrorism and America's role in the world.
Does the outcome of last month's election in Italy have any relevance to the United States?
Michael Ledeen sets his central theme with a quote from "The Generous Gambler" by Baudelaire: "[The Devil] avowed to me that he had been afraid, relatively as to his proper power, once only, once only, and that was on the day when he had heard a preacher … cry in his pulpit: 'My dear brethren, do not ever forget.
Our response, Mr. Ledeen says, just as it has been over the years, is to talk but not to listen, hearing only what we want to hear.