"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

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Left and the Term "Islamo-Fascism"
by Dennis Prager
...It is considerably more difficult to get conservative speakers invited to most American universities -- or for them to be able to speak without being harassed -- than it is for a Holocaust-denying, genocide-advocating leader, such as Iran's Ahmadinejad at Columbia University, to deliver a speech at an American university...
Chinese Chemicals Flow Unchecked to Market
by Walt Bogdanich
...Because the chemical companies are not required to meet even minimal drug-manufacturing standards, there is little to stop them from exporting unapproved, adulterated or counterfeit ingredients. The substandard formulations made from those ingredients often end up in pharmacies in developing countries and for sale on the Internet, where more Americans are turning for cheap medicine...

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

When You Can't Deal With the Devil
by Spengler
A year later than I expected, the drumroll has begun towards a Western attack on Iran's nuclear capability. Despite the best efforts of Western diplomacy, the "moderate" option in Iranian politics expired last week with President Mahmud Ahmadinejad's triumphal consolidation of power...
The Chinese Re-Connection
Investors Business Daily
Bill Clinton was the best president the People's Republic of China ever had. His wife may be even better. Beijing, hungry for more [sensitive] technology transfers, is betting on it...
Related: The Lady And The Nuclear Dragon
Record Numbers of Britons Go Abroad for Health Treatment
Daily Mail
...The first survey of Britons opting for treatment overseas shows that fears of hospital infections and frustration of often waiting months for operations are fuelling the increasing trend...

Monday, October 29, 2007

G.I. Joe Was Just a Toy, Wasn't He?
by Vin Suprynowicz
...The show biz newspaper Variety reports: "G.I. Joe is now a Brussels-based outfit that stands for Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity, an international co-ed force of operatives who use hi-tech equipment to battle Cobra, an evil organization headed by a double-crossing Scottish arms dealer"...Far more important for our new movies not to offend anyone in Cairo or Karachi or Paris or Palembang. After all, it's only a toy. It doesn't mean anything.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Townhall.com Weekend Journal  
Salem Radio Network
Republican presidential hopefuls battled it out last weekend in a debate hosted by Fox News: Dennis Prager weighs in on a “classic New Yorker line” by Giuliani; Bill Bennett speaks with John McCain about one of his lines that gained national attention; and Michael Medved notes the impressive performance by a second-tier candidate; What happens in California does not stay in California. That’s unfortunate for the rest of the country. And now a bill just passed by the legislature and signed into law is a blatant attack on the traditional family. Dr. Albert Mohler spoke with Karen England, the Executive Director of The Capital Resource Institute; When the story broke that a middle school was considering giving birth control pills to children, some as young as 11, a sensible person might have thought that “it just won’t happen.” Unfortunately, Portland, Maine seems to be short on sensible people. Dennis Prager explains.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Democrats Whistle for Media Cop
The Examiner
...Last week, Democrats approved legislation to cut the budget of the lone federal agency that serves as a watchdog over labor union corruption and mismanagement. And this week, the Democrats’ campaign is revving up to restore the “Fairness Doctrine” so the FCC can again decide which political views will be aired on the nation’s airwaves. Like Yogi Berra said, it’s déjà vu all over again...
Edwards' Staff Tries to Suppress Student Journalist
by Ryan Teague Beckwith
...Associate Professor C.A. Tuggle said two top staffers for the former North Carolina senator demanded that the school drop the segment from the student-run television program "Carolina Week." They also asked to have the video removed from the YouTube Web site...

Friday, October 26, 2007

Red Army Dreams
by Michael Ledeen
If you were Vladimir Putin, what would you think of Iran? You’d worry a lot about it, that’s what. Your own Russia is losing Russians, due to the usual grim demography that characterizes most of Europe. And, like the others, you’ve got a Muslim problem, with surging birthrates both within Russia and all along its borders, from Chechnya to the ‘stans. Lots of those Muslims are under Iranian sway...
Climate is Too Complex for Accurate Predictions
by Jim Giles
Climate change models, no matter how powerful, can never give a precise prediction of how greenhouse gases will warm the Earth, according to a new study...

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Can We Please Define 'Racism'?
by Selwyn Duke
...The Truth is that the outrage here isn't Dr. Watson's remarks; they're either true or not. What's outrageous is that we're suffering under the yoke of those to whom Truth means nothing -- the practitioners of a dark faith. They don't care if a statement is correct, only whether it's politically correct. They hate the Truth when it contradicts their agenda, and they'll stop at nothing to still the tongues of those who would dare voice it. Racists? These miscreants are infinitely worse. They are Truthists...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The High Cost of Climate Lies
by Alan Caruba
An energy-rationing bill has been introduced to address “global warming.” The “Climate Security Act” would impose caps on how much carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be allowed and would institute an elaborate program to “trade” allowances among the industries and business affected. Americans better hope that some members of Congress will ask if there truly is a threat of global warming and why a similar program in Europe has proven to be a resounding failure...
Video Documentaries: The Great Global Warming Swindle     Global Warming Doomsday Called Off

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Hollywood Helps 'Uncensored' Anti-Hillary Film
by Art Moore
Hollywood filmmakers normally inclined to support candidates such as Sen. Hillary Clinton are working quietly behind the scenes to put the finishing touches on a documentary alleging the New York Democrat committed felonies to get elected and assisted her husband in defrauding a major donor...
Related: The Fraudulent Senator: A Seven-Part Series
My Choice for President
by Chuck Norris
...Though Giuliani might be savvy enough to lead people, Fred Thompson wise enough to wade through the tides of politics, McCain tough enough to fight terrorism and Romney business-minded enough to grow our economy, I believe the only one who has all of the characteristics to lead America forward into the future is ex-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee...
TB Flight Rules Cited as 'Faulty and Limited'
by Sara A. Carter
Government claims that a Mexican businessman infected with a highly contagious form of tuberculosis posed no serious public health risk by taking numerous domestic flights are based on faulty research and limited data, said a top Harvard physician who specializes in disaster medicine and infectious disease...

Monday, October 22, 2007

The Atheist Indoctrination Project
by Dinesh D'Souza
...The strategy can be described simply: let the religious people breed them, and we will educate them to despise their parents’ beliefs. Many people think that the secularization of the minds of our young people is the inevitable consequence of learning and maturing. In fact, it is to a large degree orchestrated by teachers and professors to promote anti-religious agendas...
Related: How to Shut Up an Atheist if You Must

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Townhall.com Weekend Journal  
Salem Radio Network
Dennis Prager puts Al Gore's Nobel Peace Prize into perspective; Bill Bennett speaks with Pulitzer Prize winning historian David McCullough about history making a comeback; Prager defends conservative columnist Ann Coulter against charges of anti-Semitism; and pro-life Congressman Peter King discusses his support for Rudy Giuliani with Michael Medved. All this and more.
Haditha: The Massacre That Wasn't, and Its Political Exploitation
Wall Street Journal
...overall the highly disciplined U.S. military has conducted itself in an exemplary fashion. When there have been aberrations, the services have typically held themselves accountable. The same cannot be said of the political and media classes. Many, including Members of Congress, were looking for another moral bonfire to discredit the cause in Iraq, and they found a pretext in Haditha...

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Summer 2007: The Attack that Never Occurred
by Fred Burton and Scott Stewart
The U.S. security environment has indeed improved dramatically since 1993, largely as a result of the sweeping changes in attitude, though also to some extent due to the magnet effect of the war in Iraq. Success can engender complacency, however, and the lack of attacks could allow attitudes -- and thus counterterrorism resources -- to swing back toward the other end of the spectrum.
TB-tainted Man Crosses Border 76 Times
by Sara A. Carter and Audrey Hudson
...The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency was warned by health officials on April 16 that the frequent traveler was infected, but it took the Homeland Security officials more than six weeks to issue a May 31 alert to warn its own border inspectors, according to Homeland Security sources who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution. Homeland Security took one more week to tell its own Transportation Security Agency...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Timing of Gifts Stirs 'Earmark' Debate
by Ken Dilanian
..."If you don't help their campaign, they're not going to be as friendly with the earmarks next time," said Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., who will seek to amend a spending bill this week to redirect the Woodstock [museum] money to educate homeless children...
Drug-Resistant Staph Germ's Toll Is Higher Than Thought
by Rob Stein
...The microbe, a strain of a once innocuous staph bacterium that has become invulnerable to first-line antibiotics, is responsible for more than 94,000 serious infections and nearly 19,000 deaths each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calculated...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ann Coulter Wants Jews to Become Christian -- So What?
By Dennis Prager
...Why is it laudable for a liberal to hope that conservatives convert to liberalism, but dangerous and hate-filled when a Christian hopes that Jews or anyone else will go to heaven (that is, after all, Ann Coulter's and most other Christians' primary concern) by believing in Jesus?...

Monday, October 15, 2007

Gore Gets a Cold Shoulder
by Steve Lytte
One of the world's foremost meteorologists has called the theory that helped Al Gore share the Nobel Peace Prize "ridiculous" and the product of "people who don't understand how the atmosphere works"...

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Townhall.com Weekend Journal  
Salem Radio Network
Dennis Prager invited Ann Coulter on his program to discuss the GOP debate and Dobson's statement about Giuliani. Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, explained his views to KKLA host Frank Pastore. Dennis Prager discussed the issue with fellow talk show host Laura Ingraham; With his new book on the market, titled My Grandfather’s Son, the Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is getting his story out – and it’s a very compelling one. He recently sat down with Morning in America’s Bill Bennett; The left is quite offended at the idea of being labeled unpatriotic. Jonah Goldberg recently wrote of this difficulty among liberals, and his article caught the attention of Dennis Prager.
'Mom' and 'Dad' Banished by California
World Net Daily
"Mom and Dad" as well as "husband and wife" have been banned from California schools under a bill signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who with his signature also ordered public schools to allow boys to use girls restrooms and locker rooms, and vice versa, if they choose...
A 'Bergler" Steals Clinton's Credibility
by Kathryn Jean Lopez
...Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger is just one burglar, but when we're talking about national-security information, a single thief is all you need to question a candidate's credibility. That the Hillary Clinton campaign would even take Berger's phone calls, never mind hold him close as an adviser, is an outrage...
A Convenient Nobel Prize for Politics
by Ross Clark
...I don’t feel qualified to say for sure whether cutting greenhouse emissions will reduce global temperatures, but I am pretty sure that Mr Gore’s manifesto to suppress Third World development is no recipe for world peace...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

No, America's Never Been a Multicultural Society
by Michael Medved
...we can follow current events and the various separatist movements in Europe, where true multiculturalism continues to bear its invariably bitter fruit, as we watch the unfolding sorry fate of quarreling Flemings and Walloons in ill-arranged little Belgium, where the beer is stronger than any unifying nationalism and the chocolate’s sweeter than the future.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Geopolitical Foundations of Blackwater
by George Friedman
For the past three weeks, Blackwater, a private security firm under contract to the U.S. State Department, has been under intense scrutiny over its operations in Iraq. The Blackwater controversy has highlighted the use of civilians for what appears to be combat or near-combat missions in Iraq. Moreover, it has raised two important questions: Who controls these private forces and to whom are they accountable?...
Ex-Mexican Prez: 'Amero' on the Way
by Jerome R. Corsi
...[Vincente Fox ] admitted he and President Bush had agreed to pursue the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas – a free-trade zone extending throughout the Western Hemisphere, suggesting part of the plan was to institute eventually a regional currency...
Larry King Interview Transcript
Outrage Erupts over Bush Demands in Murder Case
...the case, being pursued by President Bush through the Department of Justice, could result in U.S. laws being subjugated to U.N. resolutions and rules to the point that local police officers will have to spend more time studying international law than catching criminals. "The notion that an international body can Mirandize the right of an illegal immigrant to call a consulate, so that if the local police trip up and innocently don't to it, a convicted rapist-torturer-murderer goes free, goes beyond bizarrely grotesque"...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Colorado State University Shames Itself
by Dennis Prager
...It cannot be stated often enough that our universities generally are run by fools who are breeding a generation of fools. There are, of course, many exceptions, but these exceptions have little impact on the deconstruction of civilization and the breeding of anti-intellectuals taking place at our universities...

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Townhall.com Weekend Journal
Salem Radio Network
Arthur Waldron, a professor of international relations at the University of Pennsylvania, joined Bill Bennett to talk about the latest in Burma; Michael Medved discussed the "award" he received by MSNBC's Keith Olbermann as the "Worst Person in the World"; and Dennis Prager questioned the wisdom and explained the practical impact of leading evangelicals to back a third party candidate if Rudy Giuliani is nominated on the Republican ticket. All this and more.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Amero Coming Within Decade
by Jerome R. Corsi
..."The amero would compete against other regional currency blocks," BankIntroductions.com says. "At present, with the Canadian dollar approaching par, more talk for an amero currency unit will become popular in Canada"...

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Six Inconvenient Truths About the U.S. and Slavery
by Michael Medved
...In short, politically correct assumptions about America’s entanglement with slavery lack any sense of depth, perspective or context. As with so many other persistent lies about this fortunate land, the unthinking indictment of the United States as uniquely blameworthy for an evil institution ignores the fact that the record of previous generations provides some basis for pride as well as guilt.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Columbia's Bollinger Meant Well; Liberals Often Do
by Dennis Prager
...In each case, just as in the disastrous invitation to Ahmadinejad, liberals feel good about their intentions and therefore about their decisions. But few, if any, of those decisions are wise. This is not surprising. A generation whose primary goals have included overthrowing Judeo-Christian values, which once said, "Don't trust anyone over 30," and which has rejected external moral authority (God, parents, teachers, religion) is not going to be wise...

Monday, October 01, 2007

Clarence Thomas: A Silent Justice Speaks Out
by Jan Crawford Greenburg
..."These people who claim to be progressive … have been far more vicious to me than any southerner," Thomas says, "and it is purely ideological"...He says his critics — the people who question whether he is smart or qualified to be on the Court or who suggest he merely does what a white Supreme Court colleague dictates — are as also as bigoted as the whites of his childhood in the deep South...