Rich Lowrie - the economic adviser behind Herman Cain's now famous 9-9-9 tax plan - says Mr. Cain wasn't really forced out of the race by allegations of sexual misconduct, but rather by his campaign's failure to effectively court a key group of Republicans, 'the scale-tippers.'
The rooftop hot tub, movie theater, and tropical butterfly garden, inspired the Wall Street Journal to recently proclaim Singapore's Changi International Airport possibly the "world's best airport." They're right that those features are great, but the Journal missed the airport's best feature (compared to U.S. and most other Western airports): security, customs, and immigration...
Somewhere, probably in hell, Hafez al-Assad is biting his fingernails, hoping that his son, Bashar, remembers his history lessons. Because this is not the first time that an Assad ruling Syria has faced mounting opposition protests, deadly attacks on government personnel and instillations, and army defections. A similar uprising occurred in the 1970s and early 1980s, under Assad senior's watch.
Police aren't yet advising people to stay away from symbols of power and corporations this Saturday, but perhaps they should. If the more extremist and anarchist elements behind the Occupy Wall Street protesters, and their copycat groups around the globe, are secretly planning to cause trouble - it's likely that November 5 will be the day...
Is Congress about to remove one of the most effective tools in our counterterrorism toolbox? They will if a bill introduced by Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) that is making its way through the Senate is passed. The legislation proposes indefinite military detention for all terrorism suspects, whether they?re picked up in East Africa or east Los Angeles, and essentially removes federal prosecution as a viable option.