"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders." --Samuel Adams

Thursday, July 31, 2003

Iraq and the Broader War
by Dr. George Friedman
Strategic Forecasting, LLC
The failure of the United States to achieve a decisive victory in Iraq would have substantial consequences. The deaths of Qusai and Odai Hussein last week reflect the American belief that decapitating the guerrilla movement might be decisive. So far, the tempo of operations by the guerrillas has not declined, but that means nothing yet; it might take time for the effect of the two deaths to ripple through the system. Nevertheless, it is possible that the Hussein brothers were not critical to guerrilla operations. Indeed, it is possible that those operations are designed to continue without centralized leadership. Bringing the guerrillas under control could be a daunting task, but the current disarray within the Bush administration makes it much harder to achieve...

Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Who Killed California?
by Patrick J. Buchanan
With Gov. Gray Davis facing recall, a budget $38 billion in deficit, and a bond rating dropped three notches by Standard & Poor's to near junk-bond status, the lowest of all 50 states, the Golden State is no more....Gray Davis did not kill California. The United States government did...

Monday, July 28, 2003

Imprisoned Homeowner Refused Leave 'Because of Risk to Burglars'
By Daniel Foggo
telegraph.co.uk
Tony Martin, the farmer who killed a criminal who broke into his house, has been denied a preparatory home visit before his release on parole next week because he is considered to be a "danger to burglars"...
Middle East: The Realities
By Charles Krauthammer
...Consider what has happened in the Near East since Sept. 11, 2001: ...That's every country from the Khyber Pass to the Mediterranean Sea. Everywhere you look, the forces of moderation have been strengthened. This is a huge strategic advance not just for the region but for the world, because this region in its decades-long stagnation has incubated the world's most virulent anti-American, anti-Western, anti-democratic and anti-modernist fanaticism...
This Was a Good Thing To Do
by Paul A. Gigot
...Most reporting from Iraq suggests that the U.S. "occupation" isn't welcome here. But following Mr. Wolfowitz around the country I found precisely the opposite to be true. The majority aren't worried that we'll stay too long; they're petrified we'll leave too soon. Traumatized by 35 years of Saddam's terror, they fear we'll lose our nerve as casualties mount and leave them once again to the Baath Party's merciless revenge....

Thursday, July 24, 2003

Bill Clinton on Bush Uranium Line: 'Everybody Makes Mistakes'
..."People can quarrel with whether we should have more troops in Afghanistan or internationalize Iraq or whatever, but it is incontestable that on the day I left office, there were unaccounted for stocks of biological and chemical weapons"...

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

The Cost of Price Controls
The bus trip to Canada has become a staple of evening news reports highlighting the cost of prescription drugs in the United States. But today a bus load of Canadians will make the trip in reverse, traveling from New Brunswick to Bangor, Maine. They're looking for specialist care, tests with long waiting lists north of the border, and drugs unapproved in Canada...
Sounding Off on Civil Rights
An interview with Reginald Jones
[The present state of our leadership] plays on our fears and ignorances and is keeping us, as the field slaves used to do, on the plantation. Particularly, the Democratic Party. They advocate positions that are harmful to black people, such as an enlarged welfare state, affirmative action and other things that do nothing for the rank and file black people...

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Open Mic Catches California Democrats
Associated Press
Unaware that a live microphone was broadcasting their words around the Capitol, Assembly Democrats meeting behind closed doors debated prolonging California's budget crisis for political gain....

Monday, July 21, 2003

Anti-Americanism Is Racist Envy
by Paul Johnson
Anti-Americanism is the prevailing disease of intellectuals today. Like other diseases, it doesn't have to be logical or rational. But, like other diseases, it has a syndrome--a concurrent set of underlying symptoms that are also causes...

Thursday, July 17, 2003

What Iraqis Think
Channel 4 News and the Spectator (UK) have commissioned the first comprehensive independent survey in Baghdad since the conflict.

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

CLICK HERE for a flyer commemorating the advent of freedom in Iraq.>
Biblical Verses Removed from Grand Canyon
PHOENIX (Reuters) - After more than three decades at the Grand Canyon, three bronze plaques inscribed with biblical passages have been removed by U.S. park officials over concern that the religious messages violate the U.S. Constitution, officials say...

Religious Plaques are Back Up at Grand Canyon--7/23/03
Pro-infanticide Prof Awarded Ethics Prize
World Net Daily
A controversial professor who advocates killing the disabled up to 28 days after birth, has been honored with an international ethics award...

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Censorship at Cal Poly
Erin O'Connor
It's a simple advert for an upcoming campus talk to be delivered by Mason Weaver, conservative black activist and author of It's OK to Leave the Plantation. The talk itself was sponsored by the campus chapter of the College Republicans and the student government. Weaver's book argues that the American welfare system is a type of plantation system, and that dependence on the government effectively keeps blacks in a position of social and economic servitude....