"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, March 28, 2010

How the Left Fakes the Hate: A Primer
by Michelle Malkin
If you can't stand the heat, manufacture a hate-crime epidemic. After years of covering racial hoaxes on college campuses and victim sob stories in the public arena, I've encountered countless opportunists who live by that demented mindset...Then, as now, being a Democratic Party official means never having to say you're sorry for smearing conservative dissent.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Barack Obama Treats Israel and Britain With Sneering Contempt
by Nile Gardiner
...The Obama presidency is causing immense damage to America’s standing in the free world, while projecting an image of weakness in front of hostile regimes. Its treatment of both Israel and Britain is an insult and a disgrace, and a grim reflection of an unbelievably crass and insensitive foreign policy that significantly undermines the US national interest.
More: Snubbing Israel a Disgrace

Monday, March 22, 2010

We’ve Crossed the Rubicon
by Victor Davis Hanson
The bill was not really about medicine; after all, a moderately priced, relatively small federal program could offer the poorer not now insured, presently not on Medicare or state programs like Medicaid or Medical, a basic medical plan...No, instead, the bill was about assuming a massive portion of the private sector, hiring tens of thousands of loyal, compliant new employees, staffing new departments with new technocrats, and feeling wonderful that we “are leveling the playing field”...
More: A Dark Day for Freedom in America

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Another Partisan Push for Another 'Comprehensive Reform'?
by Victor Davis Hanson
...the administration may trump the health-care debate with another divisive issue -- "comprehensive reform" on immigration -- that is surely just as "politically unpopular." After the failure of the polarizing cap-and-trade bill, and the current blood-on-the-floor fight over "comprehensive health-care reform," tackling illegal immigration right now would be a political nightmare...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Birth Tourism in US on the Rise for Turkish Parents
by Işıl Eğrikavuk
...“While it can be controversial, birth tourism is legal in the U.S.,” said Geiger. “Some of the major concerns expressed with birth tourism are that the mother and baby can access free health and social benefits at the expense of U.S. taxpayers...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Gitmo's Indefensible Lawyers
by Debra Burlingame and Thomas Joscelyn
Legal counsel to some of the detainees went far beyond vigorous representation of their clients. Doesn't the public have a right to know?...their bottom line argument amounted to this: A military commander at a secure overseas military facility in a time of war couldn't remove disruptive lawyers who were inciting captured enemy detainees and endangering the safety and security of military personnel unless he first got permission from a federal judge...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Bigger the Government, the Less You Are Needed
by Dennis Prager
...As being needed and significant shifts from the individual to the state, the state increasingly determines who is needed and who has significance.That means, first of all, politicians. Obviously, whoever controls the ever-expanding government has the most significance in a society...