"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, May 31, 2010

Honoring Memorial Day
What We Owe Our Troops
by Raph Peters
Each Memorial Day, we’re treated to countless columns thanking our men and women in uniform for their service and honoring those we have lost or who suffered wounds. The rhetoric’s well intentioned. But it isn’t enough. In the midst of war, we owe our troops far more than an annual pat on the back. Those who serve on the front lines and the vast array of military members supporting them have immediate and vital needs. On several important counts, we’re letting them down...

Sunday, May 30, 2010

He Was Supposed to Be Competent
by Peggy Noonan
...as soon as the oil rig accident happened the president tried to maintain distance between the gusher and his presidency. He wanted people to associate the disaster with BP and not him. When your most creative thoughts in the middle of a disaster revolve around protecting your position, you are summoning trouble. When you try to dodge ownership of a problem, when you try to hide from responsibility, life will give you ownership and responsibility the hard way...
More: Yes, the Gulf Spill Is Obama's Katrina
White House Whitewash
by Paul Jacob
...Political insiders and longtime scribes in Washington dismiss this controversy as a tempest in a teapot, as nothing more than the way politics works. This reaction alone provides a very clear indication of how demented politics has become. Putting political advance ahead of the public trust, placing people in government positions by cronyism and political deals rather than merit —standard operating procedure. This is acceptable? Excusable?...
More: Sestak v. White House: Crime Isn't the Only Issue

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Intelligence Agencies Slammed over Christmas Plot
by Eli Lake
...The report for example faults the State Department for failing to revoke Mr. Abdulmutallab's visa; the CIA for failing to disseminate intelligence on him to other relevant agencies; the National Security Agency for failing to put Mr. Abdulmutallab on a "watch list"; and the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) for failing to connect reporting on the Christmas Day bomber and to conduct additional research on him...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Arizona Utilities Regulator Responds to Los Angeles City Council Call for AZ Boycott
by Commissioner Gary Pierce
...If an economic boycott is truly what you desire, I will be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renetogiate your power agreements so Los Angeles no longer receives any power from Arizona-based generation. I am confident that Arizona's utilities would be happy to take those electrons off your hands...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Middle Eastern Migrants Captured from Southern Arizona Border
by Justin Farmer
Atlanta television reporter travels to Arizona to discover the high numbers of illegal aliens entering from the Mexican border who are from Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt, Yemen, Sudan, and other middle eastern countries. It is also discovered that over 20% of Mexican migrants have criminal records. This report does not seem to have been picked up by the networks. Part 1     Part 2

Sunday, May 16, 2010

American Capitalism Gone with a Whimper
by Stanislav Mishin
It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people...The proud American will go down into his slavery with out a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Puerto Rico, the 51st State?
by John Fund
Congressional Democrats are trying to add to their numbers by rigging the political system in favor of Puerto Rico statehood...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Left Is Certain of Tea Partiers' Motives, but Finds Terrorists Inscrutable
by Dennis Prager
...The Left's inability to identify the religious beliefs of Islamic terrorists and instead ascribe their murders of Americans to the terrorists' psychological tensions and economic problems -- while at the same time utterly certain that conservative white Americans have only the most vile motives -- is an expression of the Left's failure to recognize and confront real evil...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Next Harriet Miers?
by Paul Campos
...Kagan's work reminded me of Orwell's observation that, if book reviewers were honest, 19 of 20 reviews would consist of the sentence, "this book inspires in me no thoughts whatever"...Apparently her main accomplishment as dean at Harvard was raising a lot of money, which, given that it's the Harvard Law School, sounds roughly as impressive as managing to sell a lot of pot at a Grateful Dead concert...
More: Background on Elena Kagan

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

In Arizona County, Of 64 Highway Chases Last Month, Not One Perp a U.S. Citizen
by Larry O'Connor
...Last month alone, just in one patrol region, we had sixty-four pursuits.  That means people who were driving a vehicle, failed to yield, took off like a bat out of hell, running red lights, creating traffic wrecks, numerous people were killed in these wrecks over the last several months, and who are these people?  Not one of them was a U.S. citizen...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Stock Market Time Bomb?
by Arnaud de Borchgrave
...The now-bloody Greek tragedy over its debt crisis is echoing through the Federal Reserve and the halls of Congress. Greece's public debt exceeds 100 percent of its economy versus 90 percent (at $13 trillion) for the United States. If you add unfunded U.S. liabilities for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, the long-term shortfall is $62 trillion, or about $200,000 for each American. At least that's the estimate of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. And Peter Peterson himself says he's now in the business of promoting awareness about public borrowing...

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Illegal Immigrant's 145G 'Deport Gift'
by Reuven Blau
...The landmark settlement has prompted the Correction Department to dump scores of illegal immigrants on the streets, since federal officials often fail to pick them up within the required two-day window...

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The Jihadists' Deadly Path to Citizenship
by Michelle Malkin
...Jihadists have knowingly and deliberately exploited our lax immigration and entrance policies to secure the rights and benefits of American citizenship while they plot mass murder — and we haven’t done a damned thing to stop them.

Monday, May 03, 2010

A Law Arizona Can Live With
by George Will
...Arizonans should not be judged disdainfully and from a distance by people whose closest contacts with Hispanics are with fine men and women who trim their lawns and put plates in front of them at restaurants, not with illegal immigrants passing through their back yards at 3 a.m.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Was the Federal Resonse to the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Adequate?
by John Hinderaker
...It appears clear from this record that the Obama administration 1) underestimated what was obviously a major incident with potential for environmental catastrophe, and assumed a best-case scenario...; 2) relied for too long on British Petroleum to contain the spill, without taking decisive action to protect American interests in the Gulf Coast; 3) had no real plan in place for how a major spill in the Gulf could be contained; and 4) to this day, remains obsessed with asserting that financial responsibility lies with BP, without any apparent understanding of how inadequate such liability will prove...
More: FEMA Yet To Be Deployed