Friday, December 17, 2010

Cruising the Web

Charles Krauthammer argues that this is the week during which Barack Obama started his comeback and movement towards reelection.

Ross Douhat ponders Mitt Romney and the difficulty of determining what he truly believes and what is just an effort at pandering the GOP electorate.

Ed Driscoll has some fun
with President Obama's claims that he wishes businessmen well. Driscoll says that it "looks like we're going to need a bigger memory hole" to shove down all the anti-business things that Obama has ever said.

It's possible that the Stuxnet virus has done enough damage to set Iran back two years on their nuclear program. One expert on the code said that Iran would do better to trash all their infected computers and start again. And even that might not be enough. We're really in a new era of cyber-warfare. I sure hope that our security people are up to protecting our systems in the age of Stuxnet. Who knows how long it will take for our enemies to match the insidious cleverness of those who devised this virus.

Mark it down as yet another sign of Obama's fall from the godlike status he had abroad in 2008. He and Michelle don't rate an invitation to the royal wedding. But Sarkozy and Carla Bruni do.

When you compare the parties on the number and amount of earmarks requested, guess which party comes out way ahead?

Michelle Obama's push to make sure that we all eat more healthily exposes modern liberalism's "iron fist in the velvet glove."

Daniel Henninger has a question that all presidential candidates should have to answer: what is the purpose of taxes?

The Washington Post explains what is behind the delay in the ethics trial of Maxine Waters. It's a mix of infighting, politics, and incompetence.

The WSJ explains why the FDA's decision on Avastin is so depressing.