"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, April 28, 2011

Former UK Foreign Office Minister Admits Political Correctness Led Britain to Shelter Jihadis
by Robert Spencer
...His comments came as a leaked diplomatic cable, published today by WikiLeaks, revealed Britain had been warned years before the London bombings to stop giving asylum to "very dangerous" terrorists. The cable, sent by a former military attaché to the Algerian embassy in Washington on July 12 2005, told US diplomats that Britain had allowed extremists to raise money for terrorist causes...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Obama Unloved, Here and Abroad
by Brent Bozell
In the Bush years, poll results that showed the American people losing confidence in their president were featured routinely on the front page of major newspapers like The Washington Post. But when the Post discovers that President Obama's ratings are collapsing, you need a search party to find where inside the paper they're buried...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Iraq, Iran and the Next Move
by George Friedman
...The pressure from Iran is becoming palpable. All of the Arab countries feel it, and whatever their feelings about the Persians, the realities of power are what they are. The UAE has been sent to ask the United States for a solution. It is not clear the United States has one. When we ask why the price of oil is surging, the idea of geopolitical risk does come to mind. It is not a foolish speculation.
And... Raw Intelligence Report: A View from Syria

Sunday, April 24, 2011

How Easter and Christianity Undermine Atheism
by Anthony DeStefano
...Christianity, especially, they say, with its belief in Easter and the Resurrection, is nothing but “wishful thinking” — the product of weak human psychology; a psychology that is so afraid of death that it must create “delusional fantasies” in order to make life on Earth bearable. But is it wishful thinking to believe in hell, the devil and demons? Is it wishful thinking to believe we’re going to be judged and held accountable. If human beings were going to invent a religion based on wishful thinking, they could come up with something a lot “easier” than Christianity...
O Hades, You Have Been Angered by Encountering HIM in the Nether World
by Robert Spencer
...Khomeini's repudiation of the "foolish souls" who reject Islamic jihad warfare manifests an understanding of Islam that looks with resentment and hatred at non-Muslims and wills to conquer and subjugate and kill them. Chrysostom's homily, by contrast, is expansive, generous, open-hearted, and otherworldly. And above all, it is hopeful...

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter in the East
by Oliver North
Easter morning sunrise services are part of a long tradition in Christianity. For millennia, believers around the globe have gathered in the open at dawn on Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and profess their faith. This year, there will be far fewer such assemblies in the Middle East and southwest Asia. For this we can thank what President Barack Obama calls the "Arab spring"...

Friday, April 22, 2011

An Easter Bonnet of Mud
by Brent Bozell
...For the Christian faithful, the week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday is sacred. It's a time of reflection, prayer and fasting. It is Holy Week. It deserves the strongest respect. But our secular media culture does not bend a knee -- or even shut a mouth. Instead, Holy Week means it is time to grab the spotlight with the most indulgent forms of spiritual irreverence and mockery...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Make the Rich Pay!
by Victor Davis Hanson
...before raising taxes, the president might first urge the super-rich to pay their taxes at the income tax, rather than capital gains, rate. Next, he could remind his own Cabinet officers to pay all the taxes they owe. Then, he should offer to pay more of the first family's costs when they jet to luxury spots like Martha's Vineyard, Costa del Sol or Vail. And finally, he might ask the nearly 50 percent of Americans who now pay no income tax to pay at least 5 percent of their income in federal taxes -- to ensure that they see their government as a taker as well as a giver...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mexico Ambassador: Cartel Leaders Businessmen, Not Terrorists
by Todd Robberson
...Yes, they are very violent criminal organizations, he says. But "they pursue a single goal. They want to maximize their profits and do what most business do: hostile takeovers and pursue mergers and acquisitions"...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

China and the End of the Deng Dynasty
by Matthew Gertken and Jennifer Richmond
...As security becomes more oppressive in the lead up to the transition — with any easing of control unlikely before then or even in the following year as the new government seeks to consolidate power — the heavy hand of the state runs the risk of provoking exactly the type of incident it hopes to prevent. Excessive brutality, or a high-profile mistake or incident that acts as a catalyst, could spark spontaneous domestic protests with the potential to spread...

Monday, April 18, 2011

Enemies
by John Walker
In any conflict, it is a deadly error to mistake or underestimate the adversary's capabilities, will to employ them, or ultimate goals. Around the globe, what was once confidently deemed “Western civilisation” is in an end-stage battle with champions of a collectivist and statist ideology which, over the last century, has enacted programs of redistributive taxation, borrowing, and spending whose unsustainability has now become self-evident and which, unless the present course is altered, will collapse in at most ten years...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pricey: Thirteen Items that Cost More, or Will
Associated Press
Four-dollar gasoline is just a part of it. As most any shopper knows, prices are climbing for everything from coffee and chocolate to tires and toilet paper. The Consumer Price Index has climbed 2.7 percent in the past 12 months, according to government statistics released Friday. That's the largest rise since 2009...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Obama's Fort Hood Jihadist
by Pamela Geller
We have been hearing for years that the White House is withholding evidence on the Fort Hood jihadi, Major Nidal Malik Hasan. Now comes direct confirmation of this from Hasan's own lawyer...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Man Accused of Stalking Woman Before Killing Her
by Steve Schering
...Smirnov had done research on the Internet to determine if Illinois had the death penalty, deciding to go through with Vesel’s murder when he discovered it does not...
NOAA Update Confirms Acceleration of U.S. Cooling
C3 Headlines
...Per the latest NOAA/NCDC U.S. temperature data records, the 12-month period ending March 2011 was the 6th coldest March-ending period for the last 15 years. In terms of a single month, March 2011 was 79th coldest March in the past 117 years. The per century cooling trend of this period, a minus 2.9°F, took place in spite of the huge warmth produced by two large El Niño events during this 15-year span: 1997-1998 and 2009-2010...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

White House Visitor Logs Leave Out Many
by Viveca Novak & Fred Schulte
...The White House website proudly boasts of making available “over 1,000,000 records of everyone who’s come through the doors of the White House” via a searchable database. Yet the Center’s analysis shows that the logs routinely omit or cloud key details about the identity of visitors, whom they met with and the nature of their visits...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

There Is No Male-Female Wage Gap
by Carrie Lukas
A study of single, childless urban workers between the ages of 22 and 30 found that women earned 8% more than men...

Monday, April 11, 2011

We've Become a Nation of Takers, Not Makers
by Stephen Moore
More Americans work for the government than work in construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and utilities combined. We have moved decisively from a nation of makers to a nation of takers. Nearly half of the $2.2 trillion cost of state and local governments is the $1 trillion-a-year tab for pay and benefits of state and local employees. Is it any wonder that so many states and cities cannot pay their bills?...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Senator Schumer Tells Dems How to Smear Tea Party
by S.S. Miller
The media-hungry liberal leader yesterday accidentally revealed the inner workings of the Democratic Party's "extreme" p.r. machine -- hurting budget negotiations as both parties brace for an April 8 government shutdown...
More: On Obama's 'Raising the level of public discourse'--A Well-Executed Con Job

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Exposing Planned Parenthood's Cover-up of Child Sex Trafficking
Liveaction.com
Undercover recordings reveal Planned Parenthood clinics aiding self-identified sex traffickers exploiting underage girls, including foreigners.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Immaculate Intervention: The Wars of Humanitarianism
by George Friedman
...In the end, the ultimate dishonesties of humanitarian war are the claims that “this won’t hurt much” and “it will be over fast.” In my view, their outcome is usually either a withdrawal without having done much good or a long occupation in which the occupied people are singularly ungrateful...

Monday, April 04, 2011

When Inflation Comes, Blame Big Government
Investor's Business Daily
Amid the good news of a rebounding stock market and better job growth comes a warning: Inflation may flare up soon. If it does, don’t blame business...Blame the federal government, which seems dead set on repeating the same errors it made in the stagflationary 1970s.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

If There's No Mission, When's It Accomplished?
by Mark Steyn
...So, having agreed to be the Libyan Liberation Movement Air Force, we're also happy to serve as the Gadhafi Last-Stand Air Force. Say what you like about Barack Obama, but it's rare to find a leader so impeccably multilateralist that he's willing to participate in both sides of a war. It doesn't exactly do much for holding it under budget, but it does ensure that for once we've got a sporting chance of coming out on the winning side...
Obama Accepts Transparency Award--In Secret
by Abby Phillip
President Obama finally and quietly accepted his “transparency” award from the open government community this week — in a closed, undisclosed meeting at the White House on Monday. The secret presentation happened almost two weeks after the White House inexplicably postponed the ceremony, which was expected to be open to the press pool...

Friday, April 01, 2011

Voting with Their Feet
by Thomas Sowell
The latest published data from the 2010 census show how people are moving from place to place within the United States. In general, people are voting with their feet against places where the liberal, welfare-state policies favored by the intelligentsia are most deeply entrenched...