"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, March 30, 2011

7 Topics We Can't Have Adult Conversations About in America
by John Hawkins
...The moment you try to [have a reasoned conversation about certain topics], legions of grievance mongers, ideologues and bottom feeders start belting out scripted responses that have nothing to do with the topic at hand and everything to do with what they imagine your motivations to be and how ugly, stupid, and flawed they think you are as a human being...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What Happened to the American Declaration of War?
by George Friedman
...As our international power and interests surge, it would seem reasonable that our commitment to republican principles would surge. These commitments appear inconvenient. They are meant to be. War is a serious matter, and presidents and particularly Congresses should be inconvenienced on the road to war. Members of Congress should not be able to hide behind ambiguous resolutions only to turn on the president during difficult times, claiming that they did not mean what they voted for. A vote on a declaration of war ends that. It also prevents a president from acting as king by default...
How Awful Is GE?
by Mona Charen
..."General Electric, the nation's largest corporation, had a very good year in 2010" reported the Times. "The company reported worldwide profits of $14.2 billion, and said $5.1 billion of the total came from its operations in the United States. Its American tax bill? None. In fact, GE claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion"...The problem is not that companies like GE take advantage of the system. The problem is the bloated, burdensome, Byzantine system itself.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Transparency: Reporter at Biden Fundraiser Kept in Closet
by Doug Powers
...One of the fundraiser attendees emailed the Orlando Sentinel: “I was in attendance at the fundraiser and enjoyed a nice lunch. If I had known there was a reporter stuffed in the closet, I would have been compelled to stand up and demand answers. I would also like to know if this is actually legal to treat people like caged animals. I’m disgusted by these actions”...
Energy Fantasyland
by Victor Davis Hanson
...The administration's energy visions are formulated by academics and government bureaucrats who live mostly in cities with short commutes and have worked largely for public agencies. These utopians have no idea that without reasonably priced fuel and power, the self-employed farmer cannot produce food. The private plant operator cannot create plastics. And the trucker cannot bring goods to the consumer -- all the basics like lettuce, iPads and Levis that a highly educated, urbanized elite both enjoys and yet has no idea of how a distant someone else made their unbridled consumption possible...
Coulter relates... Liberals: They Blinded Us with Science

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Damning Contradictions of Obama's Attack on Libya
by Michael Barone
...many Democrats have denounced Bush's "rush to war" in Iraq. But military action there began a full five months after Congress approved. Obama didn't wait five days after the Security Council resolution...
Flashback: Biden in 2007--"We Must Impeach Bush if He Wages War Without Congressional Approval"     Could this be the Obama Doctrine? Foreign Policy as Wishful Thinking

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Unreported Soros Event Aims to Remake Entire Global Economy
...The event is bringing together "more than 200 academic, business and government policy thought leaders' to repeat the famed 1944 Bretton Woods gathering that helped create the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Soros wants a new 'multilateral system," or an economic system where America isn't so dominant...

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Waiver Charade
by Mike Rogers
...In a shocking admission, Obama’s administration has granted more than 1,000 waivers to the health law to prevent 2.6 million workers from losing their coverage. Millions more weren’t lucky enough to get a waiver, and have already been forced to switch plans...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

'Gadhafi Is Facing a Coalition of the Unwilling'
by David Gordon Smith
...The US government, wary of getting stuck in another war in a Muslim country, would like to hand control of the mission over to NATO, but the alliance is divided. At a meeting on Monday, NATO ambassadors failed to agree on whether the alliance should take control of the mission. NATO involvement would require approval by all 28 members....

Monday, March 21, 2011

Never Mind [on Obama's Bombing of Libya]
by Mona Charen
...unlike George Bush, who took his case for war to the American people through a vote in the United States Congress (with 110 Democrats voting in favor), President Obama has acted unilaterally -- putting our forces into harm's way based solely on his power as commander in chief. (Code Pink -- call your office!)...
Flashback: Candidate Obama--‘President Does Not Have Power Under Constitution to Unilaterally Authorize a Military Attack’     Fact: Bush Had 2 Times More Coalition Partners in Iraq Than Obama Has in Libya     Michael Moore To Obama: Return Your Nobel Peace Prize     Farrakhan: "Who the hell do you think you are?"
DOJ to White Male Bullying Victims: Tough Luck
by Kerry Picket
...DOJ will only investigate bullying cases if the victim is considered protected under the 1964 Civil Rights legislation. In essence, only discrimination against a victim’s race, sex, national origin, disability, or religion will be considered by DOJ. The overweight straight white male who is verbally and/or physically harassed because of his size can consider himself invisible to the Justice Department. Apparently, the Justice Department is going by George Orwell’s famous Animal Farm ending: “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others”...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Rubber Bullets Fly at Anti-Obama Protest In Rio
by Kenneth Rapoza
What is most ironic about the Brazil protests is that the PSTU is a hard core socialist party in Brazil. While anti-Obama protests in the US consider Obama a socialist, the socialists in Brazil consider him a yankee capitalist, the bane of the Latin American left.
Five CEOs Traveling with Obama, Including a Halliburton Director
Then and Now
Drudge Report

MARCH 19, 2011
OBAMA: 'Today we are part of a broad coalition. We are answering the calls of a threatened people. And we are acting in the interests of the United States and the world'...

MARCH 19, 2003
BUSH: 'American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger'...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Japanese Earthquake Looters -- MIA
by Larry Elder
..."Poverty equals crime" is the standard "plain and simple" explanation, especially to the left. The analysis contains holes big enough to drive a Hummer through...[Rather,] culture and values explain why some countries and some communities experience crime, while others do not. This explains why many students from Asian countries outperform equally "disadvantaged" black and brown students from the same "underperforming" inner-city government schools...

Friday, March 18, 2011

President Hamlet
by Victor Davis Hanson
...Obama is chief executive, and learning, as did Prince Hamlet, that thinking out every possible side of a question can mean never acting on any of them -- a sort of Shakespearean "prison" where "there is nothing either good or bad." Worrying about pleasing everyone ensures pleasing no one. Once again such "conscious does make cowards of us all."
Related: The Triumph of the Therapeutic Mind     The Put-Off, Postpone and Procrastinate Generation

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Glowing Report on Radiation
by Ann Coulter
With the terrible earthquake and resulting tsunami that have devastated Japan, the only good news is that anyone exposed to excess radiation from the nuclear power plants is now probably much less likely to get cancer. This only seems counterintuitive because of media hysteria for the past 20 years trying to convince Americans that radiation at any dose is bad. There is, however, burgeoning evidence that excess radiation operates as a sort of cancer vaccine...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Clueless Clapper
by Robert Spencer
Nothing epitomizes more perfectly the Obama Administration’s abject failure to come to grips with the reality of the global jihad and a rapidly shifting international situation than the embarrassing tenure of James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence. Last week, Clapper again demonstrated how wholly unequipped he is for the job he holds, telling Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) that Russia and China represented the greatest “mortal threat” to the United States. Russia and China? Not North Korea and Iran?...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Police Department Lowers Testing Standards
...It's a move required by the U.S. Department of Justice after it says not enough African-Americans passed the exam. The D.O.J. approved new scoring policy only requires potential police officers to get a 58% and a 63%. That's the equivalent of an ‘F’ and a ‘D’...

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Never Fight a Land War in Asia

by George Friedman
...Given that the United States has fought four major land wars in Asia since World War II — Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq — none of which had ideal outcomes, it is useful to ask three questions: First, why is fighting a land war in Asia a bad idea? Second, why does the United States seem compelled to fight these wars? And third, what is the alternative that protects U.S. interests in Asia without large-scale military land wars?...