"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, June 30, 2009

Stoning of Soraya M.: See This Film (or Stop Complaining About Hollywood)
by Dennis Prager
...now, released as if by Providence the week after the fraudulent elections in Iran and the suppression and murder of Iranian dissidents, is a film about the nature of the radical Muslims who govern Iran...
Radicalism, Rewarded
by Guy Benson
There’s never been a better time to be an enemy of the United States of America. Whether you’re a trained jihadist in US custody, a diminutive cult leader starving his own people while developing nukes, or part of a ruthless regime that murders dissidents in broad daylight, you can rest assured that the United States government is unlikely to act—or perhaps even speak—in a manner likely to disrupt your daily routine...
Related: Don't Forget Burma

Monday, June 29, 2009

Declaring War on the American Economy
John Steele Gordon
The Cap-and-Trade bill that passed the House yesterday will be a declaration of war on the American economy if it ever is enacted into law. It is ostensibly supposed to help the American economy transition from the old, carbon-based industrial economy to the broad, sunlit (and presumably unpolluted) uplands of a post-industrial one...
Related: Economic Impact of the Waxman-Markey Cap-and-Trade Bill

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Conyers Abandons Plan to Probe ACORN
by S.A. Miller
...House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. has backed off his plan to investigate wrongdoing by the liberal activist group ACORN, saying "powers that be" put the kibosh on the idea...

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Climate Change Climate Change
by Kimberly A. Strassel
...Al Gore and the United Nations (with an assist from the media), did a little too vociferous a job smearing anyone who disagreed with them as "deniers." The backlash has brought the scientific debate roaring back to life in Australia, Europe, Japan and even, if less reported, the U.S...
Related: Electric Cars Will Not Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says Federal Study

Monday, June 22, 2009

Dodge Facts, Skip Details, Govern Chicago-Style
by Michael Barone
We pundits like to analyze our presidents and so, as Barack Obama deals with difficult problems ranging from health care legislation to upheaval in Iran, let me offer my Three Rules of Obama...

Saturday, June 20, 2009

MN Lawmaker Vows Not To Complete Census
by Stephen Dinan
Outspoken Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she's so worried that information from next year's national census will be abused that she will refuse to fill out anything more than the number of people in her household...
The Obamacare Horror Story You Won't Hear
by Michelle Malkin
...Don't expect the president to support a probe. While a top executive at the hospital, Mrs. Obama helped engineer the plan to offload low-income patients with non-urgent health needs...Rewarding political cronies at the expense of the poor while posing as guardians of the downtrodden? Welcome to Obamacare.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Obama Protects Cronies at Taxpayers' Expense
by David Limbaugh
The more we learn about the White House's summary firing of AmeriCorps' inspector general, Gerald Walpin, the more it smells of lawlessness, cronyism and a flagrant disregard for transparency and government accountability...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Obama Has Fired 2 Inspector Generals in As Many Weeks
by Ed Morrissey
...The sudden push to rid the government of independent watchdogs appears to coincide with Barack Obama’s plans to use government spending to get control over more aspects of American life, such as with stimulus spending, the financial sector, and volunteer organizations...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dear Iranians: Don't Count on America (or Any Country Led by Left)
by Dennis Prager
...For those who look to "world opinion," "the opinion of mankind," or to the United Nations for moral guidance or for coming to the aid of victims of oppression, the past few days and presumably the next few days in Iran, provide yet another example of their uselessness...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Talking Jesus: Obama vs. Bush
by Paul Kengor
...The press has made it abundantly clear: there are different sets of rules for conservative Christian politicians and liberal Christian politicians.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Hovering on High: Obama Surveys the World
by Charles Krauthammer
...Distorting history is not truth-telling, but the telling of soft lies. Creating false equivalencies is not moral leadership, but moral abdication. And hovering above it all, above country and history, is a sign not of transcendence but of a disturbing ambivalence toward one's own country.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Next Great Crisis: America's Debt
by Shawn Tully
...when the two combatants agree on a fundamental threat to the U.S. economy, Americans should heed this alarm as the real thing. What's worrying both Krugman and Ryan is the rapid increase in the federal debt - not so much the stimulus-driven rise to mountainous levels in the next few years, but the huge structural deficits that, under all projections, keep building the burden far into the future to unsustainable, ruinous heights...

Monday, June 08, 2009

Assisted Suicide Endangers All
by Ken Connor
Will the "right" to suicide be transmogrified into a "duty" to commit suicide? Will the elderly who consume more than they produce be deemed "resource hogs" that have a duty to die and get out of the way?
Reality check: British Doctors Alreay Kill Patience by Involuntary Euthanasia

Sunday, June 07, 2009

'Inner Muslim' At Work in Cairo
by Wesley Pruden
...The great Cairo grovel accomplished nothing beyond the humiliation of the president and the embarrassment of his constituents, few of whom share his need to put America on its knees before its enemies. No president before him has ever shamed us so. We must never forget it.
More: Obama Taught Me: Wonderful Arabs, American Slavers, Wicked Jews   Barack Obama's 10 mistakes in Cairo

Friday, June 05, 2009

Judge Sonia Sotomayor Advocates Use Of International Law
Traditional Values Coalition
...In a Foreword to the 2007 book, The International Judge, Judge Sotomayor says it is worthwhile to “learn from foreign law and the international community when interpreting our Constitution”...