"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

Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Aftershocks of Gay Marriage
by Gary Bauer
...Astonishingly, there’s been little talk about the long-term effects of the California Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage....The find out where this fight may be headed, ask Crystal Dixon, a former Associate Vice President of Human Resources at the University of Toledo, who was fired for writing a letter to the editor expressing her belief as a black woman that it was inaccurate to compare the homosexual movement to the civil rights movement. Or ask Jon and Elaine Huguenin, who were fined $6,000 by the New Mexico Human Rights Commission for refusing to photograph a homosexual “commitment ceremony”...

Friday, May 30, 2008

You Can't Appease Everybody
by Ann Coulter
After decades of comparing Nixon to Hitler, Reagan to Hitler and Bush to Hitler, liberals have finally decided it is wrong to make comparisons to Hitler. But the only leader to whom they have applied their newfound rule of thumb is: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad...

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Radical Islam Is Filling Void Left by Collapse of Christianity in UK  
by Martin Beckford
The Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, claimed the "social and sexual" revolution of the 1960s had led to a steep decline in the influence of Christianity over society which church leaders had failed to resist. He said that in its place, Britain had become gripped by the doctrine of "endless self-indulgence" which had led to the destruction of family life, rising levels of drug abuse and drunkenness and mindless violence on the streets...
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Two Lives, One Social Security Number
by Bob Sullivan
...Since 1983, more than $500 billion in uncredited Social Security wages have been earned by so-called "no match" employees like Rodriguez. That hidden financial benefit for the government is one reason, Holli suspects, that agencies don't act more quickly on reports of SSN-only identity theft...
Sue, Sarah, Sue
New York Post
...because polar bears are now imperiled by global warming (officially, anyway), any carbon emissions anywhere in the country could conceivably be judged an illegal threat to their habitat...

Sunday, May 25, 2008

TH Radio: Obama's Distortions and Filthy Judges  
Michael Medved compares Obama's naivete with the experience of John McCain; Bill Bennett covers the same topic with John McCain himself; Albert Mohler speaks with Maggie Gallagher and John Eastman about the California Supreme Court changing the definition of marriage to include gays; Hugh Hewitt talks with John Bolton about Obama's inexperience on foreign policy. All this and more.

Monday, May 19, 2008

The Real Iraq
by Michael J. Totten
...“Maybe creating a powerful democracy in the Middle East was a foolish reason to go to war,” Yon concludes. “Maybe it was never the reason we went to war. But it is within our grasp now and nearly all the hardest work has been done.” Which makes the present moment the moment of truth in Iraq.
Let's Drill
by Fred Barnes
...When you remove incentives to produce something and when you slap higher taxes on its producers, one thing happens: You get less of the product. In the case of oil, we need more of it and will for the foreseeable future. The oil is there for the getting. But it won't come out of the ground on its own.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Barack Obama: the New Great Redeemer
by Gerard Baker
Every decade or so the people who control the way we see the world anoint some American politician the Redeemer of a Troubled Planet... Never in any of the chapters of this hagiography does a Republican, a conservative, appear in a remotely similar light. These alien creatures by contrast have always been portrayed as cartoonish representatives of the Dark Side of humanity...
Fast forward to 2012: Barack Obama’s America
The War Over the War
by Victor Davis Hanson
The war in Iraq is in its sixth year -- and we, the public, are in our sixth year of reading warring accounts about it...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Will Congress Outlaw Local Laws?
by William Campenni
One has to admire the Sisyphean tenacity of the Congress as it starts to roll another boulder up the mountain of public opposition to the federal encouragement of illegal immigration. The latest attempt, HR 5515, masquerading under the euphemistic label “New Employee Verification Act” (NEVA) is another unworthy successor...in its insolent attempt to procure cheap labor and voting constituencies for the political ruling classes, Democrat and Republican alike...
Government Stifles the Wisdom of Crowds
by John Stossel
...America's anti-gambling laws are thoroughly hypocritical. States run lotteries -- one of the worst forms of gambling since no skill is involved and the odds are so bad -- while prediction markets, a powerful forecasting tool, are stifled...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

If On the Wrong Track, Why Go Left?
by Dennis Prager
...the future of America entirely depends on what track it is most Americans think is wrong, and if they really believe that the radical "change" Obama and the Democrats advocate will be the right track. If so, it may mark the beginning of the end of the America that our parents and their parents and their parents back to America's founding lived in...

Saturday, May 10, 2008

For Mother's Day, Hug the Children, Not the Trees
by Arthur C. Brooks
...A new trend among some of the world's most eco-conscious is to forgo children for the sake of the planet. In a recent interview with Britain's Daily Mail, one woman who works for an environmental charity told of aborting her baby because she felt it was "immoral to give birth to a child that . . . would only be a burden to the world"...

Friday, May 09, 2008

The Republican Party's Real Problem In A Nutshell
by John Hawkins
...there is one overriding problem that dwarfs all the others, a problem that few people in the leadership of the Republican Party seem to have come to grips with. That problem is that conservatives, who are the heart and soul of the Republican Party, no longer believe that the GOP has their best interests at heart...

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

America’s Unhappiest Millionaire: Michelle Obama’s Gospel of Misery
by Yuval Levin
By her husband’s logic, Michelle Obama must be a heavily armed xenophobic religious zealot, because boy is she bitter...Her husband, of course, manages a peppier and more upbeat stump speech, but in fact the same dark view of American life permeates his rhetoric too. Both Obamas seem to think the country is deeply depressed, and in need of a spiritual, economic, and political savior...

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Michael Moore, Frank Rich, Jeremiah Wright and John Hagee
by Dennis Prager
...the liberal world since the late 1960s (i.e., after the major civil rights legislation of the mid-1960s) has done incalculable damage to black America and to race relations in this country. Whether out of guilt or because of its own racist views (i.e., the unspoken but regularly implied belief in the inferiority of African-Americans), the left-of-center's general attitude toward black Americans has been that they cannot be judged by the same standards as others...

Monday, May 05, 2008

Watch the Web for Climate Change Truths
by Christopher Booker
A notable story of recent months should have been the evidence pouring in from all sides to cast doubts on the idea that the world is inexorably heating up. The proponents of man-made global warming have become so rattled by how the forecasts of their computer models are being contradicted by the data that some are rushing to modify the thesis...

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Townhall.com Weekend Journal  
Salem Radio Network
Hugh Hewitt ran through the National Press Club Q&A time with Jeremiah Wright; Dennis Prager examined the trouble this left for Obama; Michael Medved had a brief discussion about the Wright/Obama matter with Rudy Giuliani; Albert Mohler criticizes USA Today article that says religion and children are killing the human race.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Poisonous “Authenticity”
by Heather MacDonald
...By now, Wright’s 9/11 and AIDS diatribes are well-worn—and Obama’s repudiation of them a no-brainer. It is imperative that someone at CNN or the New York Times ask Obama whether he, too, believes that the way to “fix the schools” is through Afrocentric curricula and double standards in student discipline, and whether he, too, believes that blacks only think with the “right side” of their brains.