"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

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Note to Angry Republicans: Stay Angry, But Vote Republican
by Dennis Prager
...Compared to you and your conservative principles, real-life Republicans are indeed a failure. But compared to real-life Democrats, they are almost giants. Vote out of anger, and you'll either vote Democrat or stay home. Vote out of reason, and you'll vote Republican. Please choose reason...
In the Valley
New York Sun
With the Democrats — and a share of the Republicans — feeling so gloomy about the war, we found ourselves thinking of 1777. That was the winter that nearly froze the nascent United States to death....We would not want to understate in any way the enormous sacrifices that have been made in Iraq. The current war is serious. But it is not as costly as our earlier struggles. In constant dollars, Vietnam, Korea, and World War II were all more expensive — and the cost is further diluted by America's ever increasing population...

Monday, October 30, 2006

Stem Cell Research -- A Little Truth Wouldn't Hurt
by Michael Reagan
...Claims that the president and his party are opposed to stem cell research fall flat on their back when you recall that last year Congress overwhelmingly passed -- and the president signed -- a bill funding the saving and storage of therapeutic core-blood stem cells and providing $150 million to fund storage of the cells. That’s the truth of the matter.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Townhall.com Weekend Journal  
Salem Radio Network
House Majority Leader John Boehner explains to Salem host Mike Gallagher that the Democrats are getting a bit too giddy about the '06 elections; Dennis Prager discusses the New Jersey Supreme Court ruling on same-sex couples; and Bill Bennett talks with Max Boot, Senior Fellow for National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations about the terrorists' ability to fight the War on Terror. All this and more on this week's Journal.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Council on American-Islamic Relations Betting on Democrats
by Patrick Poole
...An extensive review of political contributions by CAIR officials, employees and board members on the local, state and national level reveals that CAIR is betting almost exclusively on Democrats to represent them politically on Capitol Hill during the upcoming 110th Congress...

Friday, October 27, 2006

Lib Lies on Stem Cells, Gay Marriage
by Michael Medved
...The secular liberal establishment wants you to believe that such issues actually show the “extreme religious right” in an effort to impose our values on everyone else. This is, to put it directly, a pernicious lie. It’s our opponents who want to impose their values on the nation at large - by forcing the government that represents all of us to endorse, promote, sanction and pay for behavior which, though permitted as a matter of private choice, remains highly questionable as a priority for public policy.
The Rape of Europe
by Paul Belien
...young Europeans who love freedom, better emigrate. Europe as we know it will no longer exist 20 years from now. Whilst sitting on a terrace in Berlin, Broder pointed to the other customers and the passers-by and said melancholically: “We are watching the world of yesterday.” Europe is turning Muslim...

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Mexico's Cartel Wars: The Threat Beyond the U.S. Border
by Fred Burton
The U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security subcommittee recently issued a report on the increasing security risks along the U.S.-Mexican border. The report, which focuses on the Mexican drug cartels and the threat they pose to citizens and law enforcement on the U.S. side of the border, cites the cartels' use of military weapons and mercenaries with advanced military training, as well as their affinity for brutality and gratuitous violence...
The Dark Ages -- Live From the Middle East!
by Victor Davis Hanson
...Who would have thought centuries after the Enlightenment that sophisticated Europeans - in fear of radical Islamists - would be afraid to write a novel, put on an opera, draw a cartoon, film a documentary or have their pope discuss comparative theology?...

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Getting Medical Insurance from Your Boss is a Bad Idea
by John Stossel
...America's demand that insurance cover everything from pets to dental work puts us on slide toward bankruptcy.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Humpty Dumpty Government
by Cal Thomas
...Members of both parties have asked government to do for them what they should first be doing for themselves. And instead of telling people about self-sufficiency, government has subsidized and encouraged self-indulgence...
Election related: Just Why Democrats are ‘Dangerous’ When it Comes to Defense     A Blank Check from America?
Thanks to the Pope, Now We're Talking
by David Warren
...In a moment of increasing worldwide violence and tension, Pope Benedict XVI issued a call, echoing his predecessor John-Paul II, for a real dialogue between religions at the highest level of reason. And authoritative spiritual leaders of the Islamic umma responded favourably to this, and declared, in a fine, noble, and open spirit: "Let the dialogue begin!" This is news of very great significance...

Monday, October 23, 2006

God Knows Why Faith is Thriving
by Dinesh D'Souza
A group of leading atheists is puzzled by the continued existence and vitality of religion...it is not religion but atheism that requires a Darwinian explanation. It seems perplexing why nature would breed a group of people who see no purpose to life or the universe, indeed whose only moral drive seems to be sneering at their fellow human beings who do have a sense of purpose...
The Battle for Britistan
by Hal G.P. Colebatch
A couple of weeks ago it was noted in England that the Queen, in order to accommodate a Muslim employee, had an Islamic prayer-room opened at Windsor Castle...A few days after this pretty gesture towards diversity and multiculturalism...Muslim rioters wrecked a house in Windsor which had been rented by four British soldiers returning from service in Afghanistan...

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Townhall.com Weekend Journal  
Salem Radio Network
Hugh Hewitt interviews Mark Steyn on the elections and discusses the Democrats' attempt to label conservatives as lacking in the value arena; Michael Medved and Dick Morris discuss how Bush needs to continue being tough with North Korea; Bill Bennett speaks with Rick Santorum about race; and Dennis Prager exposes Minnesota's Democratic congressional runner Patty Wetterling.
Don't Repeat Mistake of 1974
by John O'Neill
Dispirited conservatives and Republicans rightfully appalled at the Cunningham, Abramoff, and Foley scandals should remember history as they contemplate not voting in the 2006 elections because of disillusionment...
North Korea Locks Up Disabled in 'Subhuman' Gulags, Says UN
by Damien McElroy
North Korea operates a rigorous system of eugenics that locks up those deemed subnormal, ranging from the disabled to dwarves, according to a UN report released yesterday. A system of gulags is designed to ensure that those who do not conform to the state's designation of normal do not pass on their genes by having children...

Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Democrats’ Dangerous Record of Undermining America’s Intelligence Community
by John Boehner
...Aside from their efforts to undermine our intelligence capabilities, the Democrats’ game plan has focused on using illegal leaks to foster confusion among the American people so they aren’t forced to discuss their own feeble record on national security issues...
Korea's Dr. Strangelove
by Arnaud de Borchgrave
...Judging by the crates of French cognac and Scotch whisky shipped in via Japan, and Mercedes sedans with smoked windows, a handful of high-ranking Kim rogues live high on a starving hog. They had no compunction letting 2 million of their people starve to death in the 1990s...

Friday, October 20, 2006

Tempting Target: Media Try to Persuade Conservatives to Stay Home
by Brian Fitzpatrick
...Values voters need to wake up to the game the media are playing. If they stay home on November 7 to punish the Republicans, social conservatives will enable people who actively oppose their values to take control of Congress—and they’ll witness the wildest celebration bashes at media outlets in years.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Politically Correct War
by Ralph Peters
...The new counterinsurgency doctrine is dishonest and cowardly. We don't face half-hearted Marxists tired of living in the jungle, but religious zealots who behead prisoners to please their god and who torture captives by probing their skulls with electric drills. We're confronted by hatreds born of blood and belief and madmen whose appetite for blood is insatiable. And we're afraid to fight...
Censoring Ideas
by Jeff Jacoby
...The silencers are at work in the marketplace of ideas, using hook or crook to smother opinions they dislike. The lust to censor is as powerful as ever. If only liberty's defenders were equally vigilant...
Multicultural Madness Needs Such Antidotes
by Janet Albrechtsen
...In this world, victimhood is especially prized. Mirza told The Australian that multiculturalism "encourages groups to claim exclusion in order to get attention. In order to get resources, you have to prove your weakness." In a competitive multicultural marketplace, groups vie for most victimised status...

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

A Dark Globalism
by Mark Steyn
The dragons are no longer on the edge of the map: That's the lesson of 9/11. When you look at it that way, the biggest globalization success story of recent years is not McDonald's or Microsoft but Islamism. The Saudis took what was not so long ago a severe but peripheral strain of Islam - practiced by Bedouins in the middle of a desert miles from anywhere - and successfully exported it to Jakarta and Singapore and Alma-Ata and Grozny and Sarajevo and Lyons and Bergen and Manchester and Ottawa and Dearborn and Falls Church. It was a strictly local virus, but the bird flew the coop...

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Jihadists and Jews
by Rachel Ehrenfeld & Alyssa A. Lappen
Democratic strategist and former Michael Dukakis campaign manager Susan Estrich, and the former American Civil Liberties Union president in Massachusetts, Harvey Silvergate, recently joined the attorneys representing two alleged Boston al Qaeda funders....Although the U.S. Constitution provides protections for religious freedom, it most certainly was never intended to protect religiously sanctioned or encouraged war in or against America. Yet, that is exactly what the legal team for Messrs. Muntasser and Mubayyid argues...
Some Sobering Lessons from Muslim Taxi Drivers
by Dennis Prager
...This is significant. We are not talking here about Muslim fanatics or Muslim terrorists, but about decent every day Muslims. And what these practices reveal is something virtually unknown in Judeo-Christian societies -- the imposing of one's religious practices on others...
Reid's Smelly Windfall
by Ed Morrissey
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's ethics woes continue to mount. An Associated Press expose shows that Reid pushed through changes in federal law that helped the senator get rich - via complex land deals with a lobbyist who's also tied up in a federal bribery case...

Monday, October 16, 2006

Clinton's Latest Glow Job
by Ann Coulter
...Under the terms of the "agreed framework," we gave North Korea all sorts of bribes — more than $5 billion worth of oil, two nuclear reactors and lots of high technology. In return, they took the bribes and kept building nukes. This wasn't difficult, inasmuch as the 1994 deal permitted the North Koreans to evade weapons inspectors for the next five years...
Also in North Korea: Deformed Babies Killed for Super Race
Why I'm Raising Big Bucks for Hillary Clinton
by Thomas D. Kuiper
...Because, with a mouth like Hillary's, she must be sent back to the Senate. The more she talks, the more the “real” Hillary comes out -- crude, nakedly ambitious, and totally focused on her own aggrandizement...
Inhofe, the Apostate
by Debra Saunders
Global warming is a religion, not science. That's why acolytes in the media attack global-warming critics not with scientific arguments, but for their apostasy. Then they laud global-warming believers not for reducing greenhouse gases, but simply for believing global warming is a coming catastrophe caused by man...

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Townhall.com Weekend Journal  
Salem Radio Network
Michael Medved speaks with Gordon Chang, author of the book "Nuclear Showdown, North Korea Takes on the World;" Hugh Hewitt talks with Frank Gaffney, Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington DC, about the North Korean dilemma and the drawbacks to diplomacy; and Dennis Prager invites far left professor George Lakoff, a professor of linguistics at Cal-Berkeley, onto his program for a discussion covering same-sex marriage. All this and more on this week's Journal.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

The Culture of Obstruction
by Andrew C. McCarthy
...In the ensuing investigation, [Sandy] Berger brazenly lied. He told the government that his undeniable removal of the intelligence was an honest mistake--only to admit later (as the Washington Times reported) that he had quite intentionally stuffed the documents into his pants, jacket and a leather portfolio. That’s not the end of the story...
The Sounds of Silencing
by Peggy Noonan
...They are always saying they want debate, but they don't. They want their vision imposed. They want to win. And if the win doesn't come quickly, they'll rush the stage, curse you out, attempt to intimidate. And they don't always recognize themselves to be bullying. So full of their righteousness are they that they have lost the ability to judge themselves and their manner. And all this continues to come more from the left than the right in America...

Friday, October 13, 2006

Pay More, Learn Less
by Ed Feulner
...“at many schools, seniors know less than freshman about America’s history, government, foreign affairs and economy,” the study found. Many students are actually regressing while on campus. Plus, in higher education you don’t necessarily get what you pay for. “Students at relatively inexpensive colleges often learn more, on average, than their counterparts at expensive colleges,” the report says...
Schoolgirl Arrested for Racism
Associated Metro Limited
...Codie was asked to sit with a group of five Asian pupils as part of a science class project. She said the four girls and one boy began talking in a language she did not understand, believed to be Urdu, and she asked to be removed from the group. The youngster said she was then accused of being racist and was put in an isolation unit by the teacher...

Thursday, October 12, 2006

An Economy Built on Drug Dealers, Ivory Poachers and counterfeiters
by Richard Lloyd Parry
...the North Korean military and ruling elite have held off political collapse in the years since the end of the Cold War thanks to a web of criminal businesses backed by the power and military might of a well-armed dictatorship...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

U.S. Vulnerability and Windows of Opportunity
by George Friedman
...Today's U.S. Army was designed in the 1990s, on the assumption that the need for extended combat operations was a thing of the past. Not only was the Army reduced in size, but many of the key components of combat divisions and critical specialties, such as civil affairs, were shifted to the Army Reserve and National Guard...
The Axis Bomb
New York Sun
It was President Bush who, more than four years ago, in his first State of the Union Address after the attacks of September 11, linked Iran and North Korea in an "Axis of Evil." The alliance is more than a rhetorical flourish.The countries share both weapons technology and repressive, non-democratic governments...
Why Is Ahmadinejad Smiling?
by Waller R. Newell
...Ahmadinejad believes that the apocalypse is imminent and that he can accelerate the divine timetable. He is not content, as a traditional believer would be, to wait for the Hidden Imam to return. He plans to make the Last Days come on his own schedule, by using nuclear weapons to destroy the wicked as soon as possible...

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Best Are Killed in Every Generation
by Dennis Prager
...Is the prognosis for good triumphing over bad therefore hopeless? Not yet. The good need to fight not only the bad but also the vast middle of humanity who can't tell the difference between the two. It is a daunting task.
U.S. Aid Helps N. Korea Build Nukes, Congress Told
by Lawrence Morahan
...an aid policy initiated by the Clinton administration in the mid-1990s to finance two light water nuclear reactors in North Korea puts the isolated communist country on the fast track in the manufacture of nuclear weapons, [nuclear scientists] William R. Graham and Victor Gilinsky told members of the House Policy Committee...
Pelosinomics
Investor's Business Daily
...House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been all over the place talking about what Democrats will do after they win Nov. 7. But it's hard to take her seriously when she promises to "jump-start our economy and reform our economic policy--to address the needs of working families." Huh? "Jump-start the economy"? That's what President Bush did in 2003, when he pushed through bold, broad tax cuts to end a slump that began in 2000 under a Democratic administration...

Monday, October 09, 2006

Amish Faith Shines, Even in Tragic Darkness
by Rod Dreher
...But sometimes, faith helps ordinary men and women do the humanly impossible: to forgive, to love, to heal and to redeem. It makes no sense. It is the most sensible thing in the world. The Amish have turned this occasion of spectacular evil into a bright witness to hope...

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Townhall.com Weekend Journal  
Salem Radio Network
Hugh Hewitt discusses the Mark Foley mess with Dennis Hastert and constitutional lawyer Mark Levin; Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card explains to Bill Bennett how there’s more to Bob Woodward’s book than what you see in the headlines. Former Attorney General John Ashcroft joins Janet Parshall to discuss his new book “Never Again”; Ron Smith, spokesman for Veggie Tales—talks to Michael Medved about why NBC drew the line with the mention of “God.”

Friday, October 06, 2006

The Gathering World Storm
by Barry Casselman
...When American apologists for terrorists, and others who feed on their own political correctness or other grievances, recently criticized the use of the phrase "Islamo-fascism," they attempted, consciously or unconsciously, to avert the world's attention from actual and historical origins of the hatreds in the Middle East, and the womb of the ideology of much of the terrorism from which has grown a supranational threat...
Is It Christian? Part 3--The Church's Stand on War
by Peter and Helen Evans
...Looking at it a little deeper, loving your enemy means that your response to him will not be infected by his evil. The scripture is clear here as well when it says "do not return evil for evil." Where the pacifist gets it wrong is that he assumes confronting the evil-doer with force is an evil in itself. It isn't...
Part 1: Karma = Blame the Victim?     Part 2: The Nature of Evil & Implications for Our Response

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Who Knew Congressman Foley Was a Closeted Democrat?
by Ann Coulter
...This is the very definition of political opportunism. If Republicans had decided to spy on Foley for sending overly friendly e-mails to pages, Democrats would have been screaming about a Republican witch-hunt against gays. But if they don't, they're enabling a sexual predator...
More: Dem Timing Plays & GOP Silver Bullets
Terrorists' Mail Still Not Monitored
by Jim Popkin & Rich Gardella
...Convicted terrorists locked up in U.S. prisons can still use mail and verbal communications to conduct terrorist or criminal activities, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Department of Justice's inspector general...
Dirty Bombs: Weapons of Mass Disruption
by Fred Burton
...it is only a matter of time before jihadists employ [a dirty bomb]. Since the contamination created by such a device can be long-lasting, more rational international actors probably would prefer to detonate such a device against a target that is outside of their own country. In other words, they would lean toward attacking a target within the United States or United Kingdom rather than the U.S. or British Embassy in their home country...

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Religion, Madness and Secular Paranoia
by Michael Medved
...When polemics and newspaper ads seek to “arm” so-called “rational Americans with powerful arguments,” it’s not that they need defense against rampaging Christians with pitchforks and torches. They ultimately seek protection against creeping, subversive doubts about their own unbelief.
Double Standard: Supreme Court OKs Teaching Islam in Public School
Five Non-Religious Arguments for Marriage Over Living Together
by Dennis Prager
...When you realize all that is attainable by marrying and unattainable by living together without marrying, you have to wonder why anyone would voluntarily choose not to marry the person he or she wishes to live with forever. Unless, of course, one of you really isn't planning on forever.
Hooray for DDT's Life-Saving Comeback
by John Stossel
...After more than 30 years and tens of millions dead -- mostly children -- the World Health Organization (WHO) has ended its ban on DDT. DDT is the most effective anti-mosquito, anti-malaria pesticide known...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Traitors to the Enlightenment  
by Victor Davis Hanson
...The new enemies of Reason are not the enraged democrats who executed Socrates, the Christian zealots who persecuted philosophers of heliocentricity, or the Nazis who burned books. No, they are a pampered and scared Western public that caves to barbarism — dwarves who sit on the shoulders of dead giants, and believe that their present exalted position is somehow related to their own cowardly sense of accommodation...
American Exceptionalism
by James Q. Wilson
A recent survey of 91,000 people in 50 nations...outlines our political culture and shows how different it is from that in most other democracies...In 1835 Alexis de Tocqueville discussed American exceptionalism in Democracy in America, and he is still correct. There was then and there continues now to be in this country a remarkable commitment to liberty, egalitarianism, individualism, and laissez-faire values...
Hypocrisy, Democrat Style
by Ben Stein
If there were an Academy Award for Hypocrisy, the surefire favorite for 2006 would be the Democratic Party. Just two recent items make the decision a virtual certainty...

Monday, October 02, 2006

Why Did Congress Kill a Measure to Keep Felons Out of U.S. Ports?
by John Fund
Congress is patting itself on the back for passing the Port Security Act last Saturday. But the day before, a House-Senate conference committee stripped out a provision that would have barred serious felons from working in sensitive dock security jobs. Port security isn't just about checking the contents of cargo containers, it also means checking the background of the 400,000 workers on our docks...

Sunday, October 01, 2006

97 Reasons Democrats Are Weak On Defense And Can't Be Trusted To Govern In Wartime
Investor's Business Daily
Today's Democrats are nothing like Presidents Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy, who with courage and decisive action kept on top of their jobs and aggressively confronted one national defense crisis after another...