"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

Thursday, October 28, 2010

U.S. Midterm Elections, Obama and Iran
by George Friedman
...If Obama were to use foreign policy to enhance his political standing through decisive action, and achieve some positive results in relations with foreign governments, the one place he could do it would be Iran. The issue is what he might have to do and what the risks would be. Nothing could, after all, hurt him more than an aggressive stance against Iran that failed to achieve its goals or turned into a military disaster for the United States...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

This Is a Referendum, Not an Election
by Dennis Prager
...this off-year election is not simply the most important of my lifetime. It is the most important since the Civil War. The reason is that unlike all previous elections, this one is actually a referendum on the direction of the United States of America...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

NPR Confronts Its Own Tea Party
by Mona Charen
...The taxpayers are subsidizing programming for a minority of left-leaning Americans. A June Pew Center study found that 61 percent of NPR's audience calls itself "progressive" compared with 41 percent of the overall radio audience (and, according to a Gallup survey, only 12 percent of Americans generally). Fourteen percent of NPR listeners call themselves Republicans, whereas 40 percent self-identify as Democrats, and 41 percent as Independents. Why in the world is the government using your taxes to subsidize the radio preferences of your liberal neighbors?...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Germany and the Failure of Multiculturalism
by George Friedman
German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared at an Oct. 16 meeting of young members of her party, the Christian Democratic Union, that multiculturalism, or Multikulti, as the Germans put it, “has failed totally.” Horst Seehofer, minister-president of Bavaria and the chairman of a sister party to the Christian Democrats, said at the same meeting that the two parties were “committed to a dominant German culture and opposed to a multicultural one.” Merkel also said that the flood of immigrants is holding back the German economy...
More: The Multicultural Cult

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Proud To Be a Republican
by Dennis Prager
After I became a Republican in the early 1990s -- in a recent column, I explained how emotionally difficult it is for a Democrat to vote Republican, let alone become one -- I concluded that I had left the dangerous party and joined the stupid party...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

God, Liberals and Liberty
by Dennis Prager
America's anomalous religiosity is very much worth celebrating -- not because it leads to affluence, but because it is indispensible to liberty. Had Blow made a liberty chart rather than an affluence chart, he might have noted that the freest country in the world -- for 234 years -- the United States of America, has also been the most God-centered...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Why Obama Is Losing the Political War
by Mark Halperin
...He has wasted time lambasting his foes when he should have been putting forth his agenda in a clear, optimistic fashion, defending the benefits of his key decisions during the past two years (health care and the Troubled Asset Relief Program, for example) and explaining what he would do with a re-elected Democratic majority to spur growth...

Monday, October 11, 2010

State Snatches Baby when Dad Accused of Being 'Oath Keeper'
by Bob Unruh
A 16-hour-old newborn was snatched from her parents by authorities in Concord, N.H., after social services workers alleged the father is a member of Oath Keepers. The organization collects affirmations from soldiers and peace officers that they would refuse orders that violate the U.S. Constitution...

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

A Letter from a Republican to Hispanics
by Dennis Prager
...If you were an American, you would want to stop illegal immigration, and if most of us were you, we would do what you did to get into America. Neither of us is bad. You care about your family. We care about our country...