More of Mrs. Clinton’s smart diplomacy, via Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit :
Weakening US-Japan Relationships May Impair Crucial Social Networks
Multilateral relations with emerging economies, the Japanese government’s bumbling over Futenma air base, and corporate breakups are reducing opportunities to build personal ties and networks that may be vital for Japan’s future
Killing the golden goose, William Jacobson, Legal Insurrection :
There is a legal and political drama unfolding in Central Falls, Rhode Island, which has national implications for municipalities suffocating under union contracts and pension obligations, but which has received little attention outside Rhode Island.
As I posted two days ago , the City of Central Falls (whose slogan  is “A City With a Bright Future”) filed for receivership, the state equivalent of bankruptcy. Rhode Island law does not allow  a municipality to file for federal bankruptcy protection, but provides the state receivership alternative.
We will either kill public employee labor unions, or they will kill us. Public employee labor unions are enabled by the corrupt public officials they elect, hello Dumbo.
There’s too much finger pointing going on here, from the Los Angeles Times :
Prospects for an immigration overhaul are fizzling this year and some Democratic lawmakers are focusing blame on the pugnacious Democratic operative who works just down the hall from President Obama.
Rahm Emanuel, White House chief of staff and longtime party strategist, has argued privately that it’s a bad time for Democrats to push an immigration bill, a potential land mine in the midst of a crucial midterm election year.
Moron I, Phony climate scare, John Kerry, who still wants us be believe he was in Cambodia while Richard Nixon was President, is trying to sell Algore’s phony anthropogenic global warming, from Hill :
On August 6, 2001, President George W. Bush famously received an intelligence briefing titled, “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” Thirty-six days later, al Qaeda terrorists tragically turned threat into reality.
Today, scientists tell us we have a 10-year window â€” if even that â€” before catastrophic climate change becomes inevitable and irreversible.
This is our intelligence briefing â€” it tells us the threat is real and time is not on our side.
Lurch is trying to sell global warming, while the new climate scare is global cooling . I may be been born, but I was not born yesterday.
Moron II, Mayor Daley thinks his draconian gun ban has been effective, Mick Dumke, Chicago Reader 
So I asked: since guns are readily available in Chicago even with a ban in place, do you really think it’s been effective?
I’m hardly the only guy who asks the mayor things he doesn’t want to answer, and I’ve been responsible for at least one of his huffing, puffing, ranting tangents , which generally get the press corps laughing, thus enabling him to move on to the next question without giving a real answer to the one at hand.
But even by those standards, this was a masterful and surreal  performance.
“Oh!” Daley said. “It’s been very effective!”
He grabbed a rifle, held it up, and looked right at me. He was chuckling but there was no smile
Da mayor’s gun ban has been effective, at getting his citizens murdered .