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MALKIN: A voice for fat cats and 'corruptocrats'

Democrat Martha Coakley is the voice of the "little people" the way Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was the voice of sobriety. If Massachusetts voters want another privileged liberal who talks "social justice" while ignoring public corruption, pocketing gobs of money from Beltway fat cats and pandering to special interests, Mrs. Coakley's the one. Published January 14, 2010

War on terror, Chicago-style

President Obama's hometown cronies lost their bid to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to the Windy City. But this week they got a consolation prize - the Gitmolympics. On Tuesday, the White House went public with its official plans to purchase the Thomson Correctional Facility from financially strapped Illinois to house Guantanamo Bay detainees. The War on Terror meets the Chicago Way. Published December 19, 2009

All the president's deniers

"The science is settled," we've been told for decades by zealous proponents of manmade global warming hysteria. Thanks to an earth-shaking hacking scandal across the pond, we now have mountains of documents from the world's leading global warming advocacy center that show the science is about as settled as a southeast Asian tsunami. You won't be surprised by the Obama administration's response to Climategate. Published December 5, 2009

Turkeys of the year

Now that we have gathered round the Thanksgiving table and feasted on the holiday bird, it is only fitting to take a moment to fete the unforgettable turkeys of 2009. Published November 28, 2009

Doubletalk on dissent

President Obama traveled all the way to China to praise the free flow of information. It's the only safe place he could do so without getting heckled. With a straight face, Mr. Obama lauded political dissent and told Chinese students he welcomed unfettered criticism in America. Fierce opposition, he said, made him "a better leader because it forces me to hear opinions that I don't want to hear." How do you say "You lie!" in Mandarin? Published November 21, 2009

Blind diversity equals death

The violence at Fort Hood, President Obama told mourners on Tuesday, was "incomprehensible." The "twisted logic that led to the tragedy," he reiterated, may be "too hard to comprehend." If the Bush administration suffered a systemic failure of imagination on homeland security, the Obama administration is suffering a willful failure of comprehension. Published November 14, 2009

Holy war against conservative speech

The war on conservative speech has moved from the White House to your neighborhood pews. Left-wing church leaders want the Federal Communications Commission to crack down on "hate speech" over cable TV and right-leaning talk-radio airwaves. President Obama's speech-stifling bureaucrats seem all too happy to oblige. Published October 31, 2009

Involuntary 'volunteerism'

Hollywood hearts President Obama. Mr. Obama hearts government-directed national service. That is why you were not able to change the TV channel all week without getting lectured about the need to get off the couch and Do Something. (After your favorite shows are over, of course.) Creeped out? You should be. Published October 24, 2009

Whining and maligning

White House interim communications director Anita Dunn assumed the role of lead Fox News Channel-basher this weekend. The attack was a dud. The left-leaning Nation magazine ridiculed President Obama's press shop for turning him into the "whiner-in-chief." AOL media columnist Jeff Bercovici called the war on Fox a "loser's strategy" that "signals weakness." And that's the friendly fire. Published October 17, 2009

Spin doctors for Obamacare

Lights, camera, agitprop! The curtains opened on yet another artfully staged performance of Obamacare Theater this week. One hundred and fifty doctors took their places on the plush lawn outside the West Wing - many acting like "Twilight" groupies with cameras instead of credible medical professionals. The president approved the scenery: "I am thrilled to have all of you here today, and you look very spiffy in your coats." Published October 10, 2009

All the president's Olympic cronies

When government officials play the Olympic lottery, taxpayers lose. That has been the disastrous experience of host cities around the world. (Forbes magazine even dubbed the post-Olympic financial burden the "Host City Curse.") So, why did President Obama and his White House entourage head to Copenhagen, Denmark, this week to push the unsuccessful, fiscally doomed Chicago 2016 bid? Political payback. Published October 3, 2009

Way off track

Terror suspect Najibullah Zazi has done us all a favor. But is it enough to rouse a nation in permanent snooze-button mode? Published September 26, 2009

ACORN watch

Undercover journalism is only acceptable when it fits a liberal agenda. That is the message from "professional" reporters and left-wing activists outraged about three successful video stings targeting President Obama's old friends at the left-wing, tax-subsidized outfit ACORN. Published September 19, 2009

The cheat on K Street

Tom Daschle is the human toe fungus of Washington -- a persistent infection that may disappear from time to time, but always comes back with a vengeance. Published September 12, 2009

Obama's classroom campaign

"ABC" stands for All Barack's Children. On Tuesday, young students across the country will be watching television. Yes, they'll be parked in front of boob tubes and computer screens watching President Obama's address on education. Published September 5, 2009

Surveilling for our enemies

Savor the silence of America's self-serving champions of privacy. For once, the American Civil Liberties Union has nothing bad to say about the latest case of secret domestic surveillance -- because it was the ACLU that did the spying. Published August 29, 2009

The paymaster's claws

Pay czar Kenneth Feinberg's official government title is "Special Master for Compensation." You'll be happy to know that he's really getting into the confiscatory spirit of his role. Published August 22, 2009

'Brown Shirts' vs. Purple Shirts

Who are the real thugs? Democrats attack congressional town hall protesters as "Brown Shirts" -- likening taxpayer activists across the country to Adolf Hitler's storm troopers. But it's the Big Labor hoodlums clad in identical purple shirts -- the uniform of Service Employees International Union members -- who own the mob label. Published August 15, 2009

Welcome to ObamaCare Theater

The White House sure likes to put on a show. Fresh off its joint stage production with ABC News, the Obama administration broadcast another health care propaganda play this week under the guise of a citizen "town hall." Published July 5, 2009