"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

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bill Would Give President Emergency Control of Internet
by Declan McCullagh
...Probably the most controversial language begins in Section 201, which permits the president to "direct the national response to the cyber threat" if necessary for "the national defense and security." The White House is supposed to engage in "periodic mapping" of private networks deemed to be critical, and those companies "shall share" requested information with the federal government...

Friday, August 28, 2009

ABC, NBC Won't Air Ad Critical of Obama's Health Care Plan
by Joshua Rhett Miller
...Morris, a onetime advisor to former President Bill Clinton, said he was particularly troubled by ABC's decision not to air the spot. "It's the ultimate act of chutzpah because ABC is the network that turned itself over completely to Obama for a daylong propaganda fest about health care reform," he said. "For them to be pious and say they will not accept advertising on health care shuts their viewers out from any possible understanding of both sides of this issue."

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Deck Stacked with Race Cards
by Jonah Goldberg
...From Day 1, Obama’s supporters have tirelessly cultivated the idea that anything inconvenient for the first black president just might be terribly, terribly racist. his was always the nasty side of Obama’s implied hope for unity. Obama gave oxygen to the idea that disagreement with him amounted to obstructing his mission to “transcend race”...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Obama's Plan to Desecrate 9/11
by Matthew Vadum
The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry...
This Week, It Was Scotland's Turn To Shame the West
by Dennis Prager
...One can only wonder whether the morally confused are more likely to enter foreign office work or whether being in a foreign office is more likely to render one morally confused...

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Related: What Would Jesus Do? Ask Obama
by David Harsanyi
...On Team Righteous, we have those who meet their moral obligations; on the other squad, we must have the minions of Beelzebub -- by which, of course, we mean profit-driven, child-killing, mob-inciting insurance companies...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Gaps in Obama's Rhetoric Start to Add Up
by Rich Lowry
The Obama team is saddled with a foundering health-care strategy. But it has a fallback plan - relying on the sheer dimwitted gullibility of the American public. How stupid do they think we are?...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Firms with Obama Ties Profit from Health Push
by Sharon Theimer
President Barack Obama's push for a national health care overhaul is providing a financial windfall in the election offseason to Democratic consulting firms that are closely connected to the president and two top advisers...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Thief in the Night
by Jeani Dicarlo
...This land is slowly being doled out to special interest groups that benefit Mr. Waxman and his friends also known as the “Westside Political Machine” Sadly, he is not the only one doing this; politicians all over the country are ‘giving’ land they do not own to special interest groups...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Big Business Goes Big for Health-Care Reform
by John Stossel
...Although President Obama and big-government activists demonize health-insurance companies, the companies "are still mostly on board with the president's effort to overhaul the U.S. health-care system," the Wall Street Journal reports; and although the activists criticize Big Pharma, "The drug industry has already contributed millions of dollars to advertising campaigns for the health care overhaul through the advocacy groups...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Obama’s Tone-Deaf Health Campaign
by Dorothy Rabinowitz
...The president has a problem. For, despite a great election victory, Mr. Obama, it becomes ever clearer, knows little about Americans. He knows the crowds—he is at home with those. He is a stranger to the country’s heart and character...
More: Coburn: Ten Questions Politicians Won’t Answer
    Coming: Health Cops     Prager: I Thought 'Disent is Patriotic'     'Social Justice' in Health Care     Euthenasia Mandate
But if you read only one, read this one: Ezekiel Emanuel's Fascist
Thinking Exposed

Monday, August 03, 2009

Cash for Clunkers Program Takes Ownership of Your PC
by Bob Ellis
...at some point in the application and confirmation process, a notice pops up: “This application provides access to the DoT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a Federal computer system and is the property of the U.S. government. Any or all uses of this system and all files on this system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected and disclosed...