"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

Monday, November 30, 2009

7 Stories Obama Doesn't Want Told
by John F. Harris
The pro-Obama narrative featured an almost mystically talented young idealist who stood for change in a disciplined and thoughtful way. This easily outpowered the anti-Obama narrative, featuring an opportunistic Chicago pol with dubious relationships who was more liberal than he was letting on. A year into his presidency, however, Obama’s gift for controlling his image shows signs of faltering...Here are seven storylines Obama needs to worry about.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

San Diego ACORN Document Dump Scandal
by Derrick Roach
...the ACORN office in National City (San Diego County) engaged in a massive document dump [in a public dumpster] on the evening of October 9th, containing thousands upon thousands of sensitive documents, just days prior to the Attorney General’s visit...
The 'Real' Jobless Rate: 17.5% Of Workers Are Unemployed
by Jeff Cox
As experts debate the potential speed of the US recovery, one figure looms large but is often overlooked: nearly 1 in 5 Americans is either out of work or under-employed...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Do Hacked E-mails Show Global Warming Fraud?
by Ed Morrissey
...The director of the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit confirmed that the e-mails are genuine — and Australian publication Investigate and the Australian Herald-Sun report that those e-mails expose a conspiracy to hide detrimental information from the public that argues against global warming...
More: Warmist Conspiracy Exposed?     Sen. Inhofe To Call for Investigation
Perspective: Michael Crichton on Environmentalism as Religion     Global Warming as the New Religion of First World Urban Elites

Monday, November 23, 2009

Obama's Nice Guy Act Gets Him Nowhere on the World Stage
by Gabor Steingart
When he entered office, US President Barack Obama promised to inject US foreign policy with a new tone of respect and diplomacy. His recent trip to Asia, however, showed that it's not working...
Related-- Stratfor: Sanctions and Strategy

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Travesty in New York
by Charles Krauthammer
...[Khalid Sheik Mohammed] has gratuitously been presented with the greatest propaganda platform imaginable -- a civilian trial in the media capital of the world -- from which to proclaim the glory of jihad and the criminality of infidel America....Holder himself told The Washington Post that the coming New York trial will be "the trial of the century." The last such was the trial of O.J. Simpson.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Deciphering the Mohammed Trial
by George Friedman
...There is a nontrivial possibility that he will be acquitted or have his case thrown out of court, which would be a foreign policy disaster for the United States. Some might view it as a sign of American adherence to the rule of law and be impressed, others might be convinced that Mohammed was not guilty in more than a legal sense and was held unjustly, and others might think the United States has bungled another matter...

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Silver Lining of the Left in Power
by Dennis Prager
...For decades, the left has largely controlled the news media, the arts, the universities and the entertainment media. And vast numbers of Americans have imbibed these leftist messages and the leftist critiques of conservatives. What these Americans have never been able to do is to see what the left would actually do if in power...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Hasan Case: Overt Clues and Tactical Challenges
by Scott Stewart and Fred Burton
...Despite the intelligence reforms put in place after the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government still faces large obstacles when it comes to sharing intelligence information with law enforcement personnel...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day

Monday, November 09, 2009

Intimidated Americans Claim Not To Know Hasan's Motives
by Dennis Prager
...Americans are worried by the fact that there are Muslim Americans whose beliefs compel them to murder non-Muslim Americans. But what is even more worrisome is that American Muslim groups (and their supporters on the left) deny this.
More: The Hasanity Defense     CIA Aware Ft. Hood Shooter Tried To Contact Terrorists

Friday, November 06, 2009

Counterterrorism: Shifting from 'Who' to 'How'
by Scott Stewart and Fred Burton
...The threat posed by grassroots operatives, and the difficulty identifying them, highlight the need for counterterrorism programs to adopt a proactive, protective intelligence approach to the problem -- an approach that focuses on "the how" of militant attacks instead of just "the who"...

Thursday, November 05, 2009

11 Uncovered Videos Show School Children Performing Praises to Obama
by John Nolte
...Young captive minds, easily influenced, eager for direction, enlisted into a cult of personality focused on an individual who, other than being the first black president, has yet to accomplish anything of significance...