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Prager H1: Obama and BP

Prager H1: The President has been criticized for comparing the Gulf Oil Spill to 9/11. This criticism is not fair. He never made a one-to-one comparison. But criticizing him for demonizing BP is fair. Driving this oil company to bankruptcy and suspending all offshore drilling will not help us; it will hurt us. Nor will we be helped by the utopian wish to “move us off oil.” Our economy depends on petroleum and will for a long time. That’s reality. Hallmark Cards caves in to a silly complaint by NAACP. More BP: Obama wants the British company to pay wages for all the workers who lose income because of his off-shore drilling ban.

Prager H2: How to Make a Bad Situation Worse

Prager H2: The President’s six month ban on all off shore drilling will make a bad situation much worse. And who will pay for all the lost jobs and income? BP, of course. Sounds more like a solution Hugo Chavez would come up than an American president. Dennis talks to Gordon Grice, essayist, who has written for The New Yorker, Harper’s, and Discover and other magazines. His new book is Deadly Kingdom: The Book of Dangerous Animals. Honduras won! They stood by their principles and prevailed. Joe Lieberman wants to know who we’re fighting.

Prager H1: Free From Pain

Prager H1: Dennis had back surgery on Friday. He speaks about what he went through before choosing surgery and how he feels now. Senator Barbara Boxer believes that Global Warming will be leading cause of conflict in the next twenty years. According to Boxer, this preoccupies “returning veterans.” Dennis explains how Global Warming could, indeed, lead to a world wide conflagration.

Prager H2: Bonnie Prince Charlie

Prager H2: Prince Charles upholds Islam as the sacred text of the environmental movement. Let us all pray for long life for the Queen. When her son takes over, it will be the end of the monarchy. Dennis talks to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former member of the Dutch parliament. Her new book is Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey through the Clash of Civilizations.

Prager H3: The Promise

Prager H3: Dennis talks to Jonathan Alter, senior editor at Newsweek and political analyst for NBC. His new book is The Promise: President Obama, Year One. France and Germany’s big banks made big bets on the weak economies of the EU. Nicholas Sarkozy wants to reform France’s welfare system. Good luck, Nick. There’s almost no chance of success. The head of the Palestinian Authority is in favor the Gaza blockade. Only “peace activists” want Hamas strengthened.

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