"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

Friday, September 17, 2010

Elections and Obama's Foreign Policy Choices
by George Friedman
We are now nine weeks away from the midterm elections in the United States. Much can happen in nine weeks, but if the current polls are to be believed, U.S. President Barack Obama is about to suffer a substantial political reversal...
Celebrate Constitution Day

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Police Continue To Harass Citizens Who Record Them
by J.P. Freire
A number of cases show how police continue to misunderstand citizens’ rights to record their behavior, and they’re now neatly compiled into a video from the Cato Institute...

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Alito: Spuremes Endorse 'Viewpoint Discrimination'
by Bob Unruh
..."Here, the nondiscrimination policy permitted membership requirements that expressed a secular viewpoint. … For example, the Hastings Democratic Caucus and the Hastings Republicans were allowed to exclude members who disagreed with their parties' platforms. ... But religious groups were not permitted to express a religious viewpoint by limiting membership to students who shared their religious viewpoints. Under established precedent, this was viewpoint discrimination," Alito warned...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

9/11 and the 9-Year War
by George Friedman
...It is the good fortune of the United States that the Islamic world is torn by internal rivalries. This is not dismissing the threat of terror. It is recognizing that the United States has done well in suppressing it over the past nine years but at a cost in other regions, a cost that can’t be sustained indefinitely and a cost that could well result in challenges more threatening than a rising Islamist militancy...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Obama Added More to National Debt in First 19 Months Than All Presidents from Washington Through Reagan Combined
by Terence P. Jeffrey
...When President Barack Obama took the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2009, the total federal debt held by the public stood at 6.3073 trillion, according to the Bureau of the Public Debt, a division of the U.S. Treasury Department. As of Aug. 20, 2010, after the first nineteen months of President Obama’s 48-month term, the total federal debt held by the public had grown to a total of $8.8333 trillion, an increase of $2.5260 trillion...
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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Fidel: 'Cuban Model Doesn't Even Work For Us Anymore'
by Jeffrey Goldberg
...This struck me as the mother of all Emily Litella moments. Did the leader of the Revolution just say, in essence, "Never mind"? I asked Julia to interpret this stunning statement for me. She said, "He wasn't rejecting the ideas of the Revolution. I took it to be an acknowledgment that under 'the Cuban model' the state has much too big a role in the economic life of the country"...

Monday, September 06, 2010

Happy Labor Day
Which Side is God On?
by Michael Medved
...Liberals accept unequal, potentially unfair treatment by government in order to achieve fair results; conservatives accept unequal, potentially unfair results so long as every citizen receives fair and comparable treatment by government...[the conservative] understanding turns up repeatedly in Scripture...
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Sunday, September 05, 2010

America Has Become Too European
by Thomas Straubhaar
The Obama administration and the Federal Reserve want to fix the United States economy by spending more money. But while that approach might work for Europe, it is risky for the US. The nation would be better off embracing traditional American values like self-reliance and small government...

Saturday, September 04, 2010

The New Old World Order
by Victor Davis Hanson
...Politically divided, committed to two wars, in a deep recession, insolvent and still stunned by the financial meltdown of 2008, our government seems paralyzed. As European socialism implodes, for some reason a new statist U.S. government wants to copy failure by taking over ever more of the economy and borrowing trillions more dollars to provide additional entitlements...

Friday, September 03, 2010

A Black Man Goes To Glenn Beck's Rally
by Jerome Hudson
...The message I took away is that we cannot continue to pick at the scab of America's past but must become the balm that heals it. That's the way forward—arm in arm, moving together, toward a better future...Standing there, unhyphenated and united, this black man has never felt more free in his life.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Obama is Not a Muslim
by Ann Coulter
The nonsense about President Obama being a Muslim has got to stop. I rise to defend him from this absurd accusation by pointing out that he is obviously an atheist. Leave aside Obama's fanatical opposition to allowing Illinois hospitals to save the lives of babies with God-given souls inadvertently born alive during abortions. Also leave aside the fact that neither of his parents were Christians...