Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cruising the Web

Just in case you had any doubt - Obamacare won't fulfill his promises to make health care either more efficient or more affordable.

There are some scary numbers on the next bubble to burst: all those college loans that are delinquent and which the federal government has backed.

Jay Cost analyzes the results
from yesterday's primaries in Alabama and Mississippi and demonstrates that Santorum won by picking off Gingrich voters. While those victories give him some momentum going forward, Romney still ended the day with more delegates. And so it goes for Santorum and now we'll be turning from those states favorable to Santorum to those favorable to Romney and it's just hard to see how Santorum achieves a majority of the delegates available.

James Pethokoukis presents one anecdote
to summarize Obama's cluelessness when it comes to creating jobs.

Jennifer Rubin revisits the convention wisdom that we can now ignore.

Obama's 2012 strategy is backfiring.

Here's a benefit to the super PACs - they give challengers the possibility to defeat supposedly impregnable incumbents.

Nina Shea reminds us of the real war on women. Contrast what is being done against women in these countries with the supposed war on women in America by not giving them free contraception. So what prevents all the people in a snit over Sandra Fluke from raising the roof over these sorts of horrifying examples.
Pakistan does not mandate dress or other restrictions for women to the extent seen in Saudi Arabia or Iran. But it does apply Islamic laws that treat women unequally in the sharia courts and in family matters. A frequent problem for Christian women in Punjab, the largest province, according to Father Khalid Rashid Asi, general vicar of the Catholic diocese of Faisalabad, stems from that country's persistent practice of forcing rape victims to marry their rapists, a situation that becomes compounded by forcible conversion to Islam; the criminal justice system fails to protect such women and girls. A well-documented case that illustrates the problem occurred on December 24, 2010, as recorded by the Asian Human Rights Commission and reported by the British Pakistani Christian Association. Anna, a 12-year-old Christian girl, was visited by a Muslim friend at her home in Lahore and invited to do some last minute Christmas shopping with her. Instead, when she got into the friend's car she was abducted by the friend's relatives. She was taken to a house in another city where she was held for eight months and repeatedly raped and beaten, in order to convert her to Islam. Her family did not know what had happened to her; her father Arif Masih filed a complaint with police but they took no action. In September 2011, Anna managed to escape and run to a bus station where she called her frantic family who drove to retrieve her. Her kidnappers then petitioned police for her return, asserting that she had converted to Islam and was now married to one of her rapists. The police told the family it would be better to hand over Anna to the rapist, since he was now her husband and they would face a criminal case if they refused. Appalled at the suggestion and terrified that their daughter would be again taken, the family has gone into hiding.

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