"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

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Aviation Security Threats and Realities
by Scott Stewart
...We believe that this review will help establish that there is a legitimate threat to aviation, that there are significant challenges in trying to secure aircraft from every conceivable threat, and that the response of aviation security authorities to threats has often been slow and reactive rather than thoughtful and proactive...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Is North Korea Moving Another 'Red Line'?
Stratfor
North Korea and South Korea exchanged artillery fire near their disputed border in the Yellow Sea/West Sea on Nov. 23. The incident raises several questions, not the least of which is whether Pyongyang is attempting to move the real “red line” for conventional weapons engagements, just as it has managed to move the limit of “acceptable” behavior regarding its nuclear program...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Honoring Veterans

Veterans Day Thank You
by Jackie Gingrich Cushman
...As we remember and honor those who have served our country, we should remember that our country would not survive without the service of all our brave women and men. Thank you for your service to our country.
Obama AWOL on Vets Day

Sunday, November 07, 2010

The Man Who Called the Financial Crisis—70 Years Early
Wall Street Journal
Decades before anybody had ever heard of a mortgage derivative, an economist named Melchior Palyi predicted key causes of the 2008-2009 financial crisis with precision that makes a modern reader's hair stand on end. His warnings help explain why investors insist on trusting market gatekeepers they know to be fallible—such as policy makers, regulators and credit-ratings firms...

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Chinese Professor

A Message From Citizens Against Government Waste
Why I Now Vote Party, Not Individual
by Dennis Prager
...it is time for us Americans to realize that the old days of choosing the better candidate are gone. The Democrats have, at least in this way, achieved their goal of rendering us more European -- we will have to vote by party. That's the bad news. The good news is that in almost no case is the choice between a more impressive Democrat and a less impressive Republican. The quality of most Republican candidates this election is the highest in post-war American history, Republican or Democrat. But even if it weren't, a Republican mediocrity would get my vote. My first concern is America's greatness, not the candidate's.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

The World Looks at Obama After the U.S. Midterm Election
by George Friedman
...Obama comes out of this election severely weakened domestically. If he continues his trajectory, the rest of the world will perceive him as a crippled president, something he needn’t be in foreign policy matters. Obama can no longer control Congress, but he still controls foreign policy. He could emerge from this defeat as a powerful foreign policy president, acting decisively in Afghanistan and beyond. It’s not a question of what he should do, but whether he will choose to act in a significant way at all...

Monday, November 01, 2010

Mourning in America