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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Saturday, June 23, 2007

"[T]he only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments."

-- Benjamin Rush
, 1801, prominent physician and professor of chemistry in Philadelphia, writer, educator, founder of Dickinson College, humanitarian, outspoken critic of slavery, founding father and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Disillusioned in Gaza

Ha'aretz reports that some Palestinian Arabs wounded by Hamas violence are getting medical care from the Zionist entity:

Fatan al-Hinawi, 9, was hospitalized in the children's ward of Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv after being wounded in Gaza. A bullet punctured her side, hit her spine, bowels, a kidney and came out the other side, hitting her arm.

Al-Hinawi is one of five Palestinians, three of them children, who were caught in Hamas-Fatah cross fire and taken to Ichilov. Some are in serious condition.

Shadi, a 23-year-old policemen, is one of them. He was attacked by Hamas gunmen a week ago. "There were five of them. They stood over me and shot my legs from the knee down. One of them put his Kalashnikov to my head. Instinctively I moved the barrel aside and the bullet hit my hand," Shadi told Haaretz yesterday. He arrived at Ichilov with one leg amputated and the other leg crushed.

"I wanted to shoot myself for voting Hamas," another patient said. He came with his brother, who had been shot in the head while evacuating wounded people in his taxi. "We really believed Hamas would change things," he said.

We feel his pain. We thought the same thing about the Democrats! Der Spiegel, meanwhile, reports that Hamas is giving tours of "a building formerly occupied by Fatah's intelligence service in Gaza [that] was long notorious for torture and execution":

The headquarters of the Fatah-controlled security force in Gaza have been open to the public since last Thursday. Every day is open house now.

For years the complex was a symbol of the horror disseminated by the security forces that reported directly to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. This is where Hamas men were taken after Fatah had arrested them. Some of those lucky enough to be eventually released reported that they had been tortured. Others disappeared forever.

In case you're having trouble keeping this straight, Fatah is "moderate."

From Best of the Web
Opinion Journal
By James Taranto

Kucinich Defends Ahmadinejad

From Opinion Journal, Best of the Web
By James Taranto

By a vote of 411-2, the House Wednesday approved a resolution "calling on the United Nations Security Council to charge Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with violating the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and the United Nations Charter because of his calls for the destruction of the State of Israel."

Both of the "no" votes came from fringe presidential candidates: Ron Paul, an isolationist Republican, who almost always dissents from such resolutions; and Dennis Kucinich, a far-left Democrat. The National Iranian American Council, which National Review Online's Michael Rubin describes as "a lobby group advocating the normalization of ties between the United States and the Islamic Republic," explains Kucinich's vote:

Kucinich cited faulty information leading up to the Iraq War as grounds for concern about the accuracy of Ahmadinejad's comments, offering alternative interpretations to what was presented in the bill of the text. . . .

The proper translation of Ahmadinejad's quotes has been the subject of some debate. Kucinich argued that the translations used in the bill were either misquoted or out of context, offering alternative translations from the New York Times to convey his point.

But as Rubin notes, Tehran's official broadcast network, IRIB, reported Ahmadinejad's remarks on its Web site under the headline "Ahmadinejad: Israel Must Be Wiped Off the Map":

Ahmadinejad on Wednesday called for Israel to be "wiped off the map."

"The establishment of the Zionist regime was a move by the world oppressor against the Islamic world," the President told a conference in Tehran entitled "the world without Zionism." . . .

"As the Imam said, Israel must be wiped off the map," said Ahmadinejad, referring to the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini.

Addressing some 4,000 students gathered in an interior ministry conference hall, Ahmadinejad also called for Palestinian unity, resistance and a point where the annihilation of the Zionist regime will come.

Maybe Kucinich should give up his unlikely quest to be president and go to work as a translator for IRIB.

Tell You What:

Let's charge and imprison Jane Fonda for war crimes for her anti-American actions during time of war (Viet Nam, remember?), then we can talk.
Jane Fonda Wants Bush, Cheney Impeached: "Jane Fonda and a number of other prominent liberal figures have joined a campaign to impeach President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for war crimes."

Congress May Revoke Pensions for Disgraced Members
More than a dozen convicted felons who were formerly members of Congress qualify for some $900,000 in taxpayer-supported government pensions each year, according to estimates from the National Taxpayers Union. Pending legislation would halt pensions for crooked former members of Congress, but if enacted it would cover only future crimes...

Americans would prefer what?

Americans Would Prefer Gov’t Regulation to Carbon Tax or Trading
Democratic leaders in Congress continue to pursue carbon taxes and cap-and-trade proposals to address climate change even though a majority of Americans would prefer that the government simply mandate steps for the energy industry to reduce carbon emissions, according a new poll...

And why would they listen to us?

Middle East

More Middle East Madness
By Victor Davis Hanson

" 'The Palestinian people will never forgive the Hamas gangs for looting the home of the Palestinian people's great leader, Yasser Arafat.' So Palestinian Authority spokesman Abdel Rahman recently exclaimed. 'This crime will remain a stain of disgrace on the forehead of Hamas and its despicable gangs.'

Looting? Crime? Despicable gangs?

Excuse me. For years................."

Hamas in Gaza

Hamas in Gaza: Trouble All Around

"WASHINGTON -- Gaza is now run not by a conventional political party, but by a movement that is revolutionary, Islamist and terrorist. Worse, Hamas is a client of Iran. Gaza now constitutes the farthest reach of the archipelago of Iranian proxies: Hamas in Palestine, Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Mahdi Army (among others) in Iraq, and the Alawite regime of Syria."

Read more of Charles Krauthammer.

Eight Reasons Why GOP Senators Should Vote Against The Amnesty Bill

By John Hawkins

Vice President Steele?

"Even though the 2008 presidential campaign is in full swing, I have not heard a lot of talk about who the most likely vice presidential candidates will be. So far that talk has been largely limited to discussion of the second (and third) tier presidential hopefuls who have been getting exposure through the debates. I expect my favorite though, Michael Steele, will be getting plenty of VP buzz as the election nears."

More of Lorie Byrd.

“The same people who say that government is a mighty power for good that can extinguish every cigarette butt and detoxify every cheeseburger and even change the very climate of the planet back to some Edenic state so that the water that falleth from heaven will land as ice and snow, and polar bears on distant continents will frolic as they did in days of yore, the very same people say: Building a border fence? Enforcing deportation orders? Can’t be done, old boy. Pie-in-the-sky.”
-- Mark Steyn --

“President Bush was so buoyed by the warm reception he was given in Albania that he immediately gave all 3 million Albanians American citizenship, provided they learn Spanish. The offer was withdrawn when Bush found out most Albanians haven’t broken any U.S. laws.”
-- Ann Coulter --

“We will hopefully bring to final passage a comprehensive bill that will strengthen our border security and bring 12 million undocumented Americans out of the shadows.”
-- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid --

“Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.”
-- Sen. Trent Lott --

“Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.”
-- James Wilson --

Liberals Want End of 'Right-Wing Radio'

"A liberal organization has gone on the attack against what it calls 'right-wing talk” radio – while acknowledging that it totally dominates the airwaves today.

The Center for American Progress’ new report, 'The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio,” questions whether the 'companies licensed to broadcast over the public radio airwaves are serving the listening needs of all Americans,” the Center’s Web site states. 'Right-wing talk reigns supreme on America’s airwaves.”

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Oh...No...! Canadian Professor Says Global 'Cooling' Coming

Don't blame rising levels of carbon dioxide (C02) for whatever global warming is now taking place; put the blame on "old sol" — the sun may be getting ready to put the world into the deep freezer.

So say a growing number of scientists who have studied the effect of the sun on the earth's climate and concluded that the only thing scientists understand about climate change is that it is always changing.

"Climate stability has never been a feature of planet earth,” explains R. Timothy Patterson professor and director of the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre, Department of Earth Sciences, Carleton University in an article in the Financial Post.

"The only constant about climate is change; it changes continually and, at times, quite rapidly. Many times in the past, temperatures were far higher than today, and occasionally, temperatures were colder. As recently as 6,000 years ago, it was about 3 C warmer than now. Ten thousand years ago, while the world was coming out of the thousand-year-long ‘Younger Dryas’ cold episode, temperatures rose as much as 6 C in a decade — 100 times faster than the past century's.”

Dr. Patterson insists that even though advocates of the global warming theory such as Al Gore are insisting that the "the science is settled," that is far from being the case. Read more.


Secure Borders First Act of 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. Immigration Reform Caucus Chairman Brian Bilbray (R-CA) joined Congressman Peter T. King (R-NY), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, to unveil two new border security and immigration initiatives—a comprehensive border security and immigration reform bill as well as a resolution calling for full enforcement of all current immigration laws. The two new measures represent a strong ‘Security First-No Amnesty’ alternative to the Kennedy-Bush Senate Amnesty bill.

“We decided to take action today rather than wait for the Senate to pass an amnesty bill the American people clearly do not want,” Bilbray said. “There is no reason why Congress shouldn’t take immediate action to secure our borders, strengthen our immigration laws, implement true interior enforcement and establish a working employer verification system.”

The Secure Borders FIRST (For Integrity, Reform, Safety and anti-Terrorism) Act of 2007 will mandate operational control of all our borders and ensure better enforcement of current U.S. immigration laws. Continue reading.


From informedvoter.info:

Senate to vote to end debate on AMNESTY bill (now S.1639) following schemes to try and trick American public - CALL THEM NOW - Tell them "VOTE NO ON CLOTURE - NO AMNESTY, NO WAY!"

LATEST SCAM - New Amnesty Bill - Download S.1639 Bill Here (1.3mb) Here is the latest (6/19/07) Senate amnesty bill introduced by Senators Kennedy and Specter. This incorporates some amendments and is their latest attempt at granting immediate legal status (amnesty) to millions of people with no regard for our nation's laws. They are getting desperate. Initial version of the bill entitled it "The Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007". The Library of Congress version has it called "Unaccompanied Alien Child Protection Act of 2007". There are no tricks they will not try to pass this amnesty. CALL THEM NOW!

20 Loopholes in the Senate Immigration Bill

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, Republican - ALABAMA

* Loophole 1 – Legal Status Before Enforcement
* Loophole 2 – U.S. VISIT Exit Not In Trigger
* Loophole 3 – Trigger Requires No More Agents, Beds, or Fencing Than Current Law
* Loophole 4 -- Three Additional Years Worth of Illegal Aliens Granted Status, Treated Preferentially To Legal Filers
* Loophole 5 – Completion of Background Checks Not Required For Probationary Legal Status
* Loophole 6 – Some Child Molesters Are Still Eligible
* Loophole 7 – Terrorism Connections Allowed, Good Moral Character Not Required
* Loophole 8 – Gang Members Are Eligible
* Loophole 9 – Absconders Are Eligible
* Loophole 10 – Learning English Not Required For A Decade
* Loophole 11 – Earned Income Tax Credit Will Cost Taxpayers Billions In Just 10 Years
* Loophole 12 – Affidavits From Friends Accepted As Evidence
* Loophole 13 – Taxpayer Funded Legal Counsel and Arbitration
* Loophole 14 – In-State Tuition and Student Loans
* Loophole 15 – Inadequacy of the Merit System
* Loophole 16 – Visas For Individuals That Plan To Overstay
* Loophole 17 – Chain Migration Tippled Before Being Eliminated
* Loophole 18 – Back Taxes Not Required
* Loophole 19 – Social Security Credits Allowed For Some Illegal Work Histories
* Loophole 20 – Criminal Fines Not Proportional To Conduct

Read the details on the above loopholes here.


“The American people are not racists. They don’t hate immigrants. They believe in the rule of law...”

—Maggie Gallagher


“Why am I so suspicious about the fealty of the reformers to real border control? In part because of the ridiculous debate over the building of a fence. Despite the success of the border barrier in the San Diego area, it appears to be very important that this success not be repeated.”

-- Charles Krauthammer --

Yeh, me neither...

Tuesday afternoon (June 19th) of this week, local talk show host Jason Lewis said the security wall on the border will not get built and had proof that we will use environmentalism concerns to delay/halt and stop it from being built. I do not know what 'proof' he had.

Well, well, well. Yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, June 20th) Mr. Chertoff, United States Secretary of Homeland Security was asked by Roger Hedgecock about a certain section where the fence had not been started, much less built, Mr. Chertoff's response was that it was a 'problem area' because of water runoff, and the engineers had not been able to resolve the problem yet, ya da, ya da, ya da.....

Imagine, if you can, my surprise.........when I heard this.


“What is at risk is not the climate but freedom. I see the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity now in ambitious environmentalism, not in communism. This ideology wants to replace the free and spontaneous evolution of mankind by a sort of central (now global) planning.”

-- Czech president Vaclav Klaus --

"..central...global planning..." That's where the United Nations comes in, thank you very much.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Newt Would Make a Great Show

On May 20, 2007, Tim Russert had a quirky segment on "Meet the Press." His guests were Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.), who's running for president even though nobody knows it, and former Speaker Newt Gingrich, who isn't running but everyone knows he really is. In the middle of the back and forth, Gingrich was in the midst of rattling off one mistake after another made by the Democrat Congress in particular and Democrat Party in general, with regard to Iraq and national security. Russert stepped in with what is normally the best weapon a journalist has against a typical politician on a rant: "But specifically, what would you do differently?"

Without missing a beat, Gingrich quickly rattled off an eight-sentence, 165-word, perfectly constructed paragraph detailing six specific presidential policy initiatives, dropping in along the way references to Iraqi force capacity, economic diplomacy, a naval blockade of Iran, biometrics and Abraham Lincoln.

Whatever else can be said of Newt Gingrich, he is not a typical politician............

Congress hastens the return of `No gas today' signs

By Jack Kemp

What do Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and the ancient Roman Emperor Diocletian all have in common? They all imposed price controls on their respective economies. When Presidents Nixon and Carter embraced government-imposed gasoline price controls for the better part of a decade, consumers paid the price in terms of shortages, rationing and long waiting lines. In contrast, succeeding administrations from Presidents Reagan to Clinton did not, and the performance of the economy under their collective watch proves they were correct.......................

Employees' Rights to the Secret Ballot

By Mitch McConnell
Rather than enable employees' free choice, the bill would eliminate it -- by ending the requirement that workers voting on whether to unionize or not do so by secret ballot.................

Union Dues and Secret Ballots

"There was a time in America when local governments and employers could take advantage of powerless workers. Unions formed as a result. Nowadays, government generally sides with, instead of against, unions. The single biggest advantage unions have, of course, is collective bargaining rights – the right to negotiate for whole groups of employees.

Even with these advantages, however, unions have been losing membership in every sector but government -- which is another story. In the last 25 or so years, private sector union membership has dropped from about 19 percent to under 8 percent today. Most decertification votes, giving workers the chance to end union representation, go against the unions.

One reason unions have alienated potential members is that they often focus on politics instead of supporting their members. Last ......"

More by Fred Thompson.

Why Liberals Loathe 'The People'

By Kevin McCullough

"Regardless of partisan affiliation liberals seem to be on the war-path against the voice, votes, and welfare of those they work for: we the people. They are actively seeking to make them voiceless in the process of governing through supposed self-determination. They are also intent upon enslaving them to increasing government dependency for their basic needs, or to even entice them to live lawfully.

Such truths about the left should embarrass them. But they seem either too innocently dense, or purposefully hostile and arrogant towards those of us who put them in office to be willing to change direction.

This is a worrisome thing.......................

..........................It is the prevailing wisdom to allow the people to decide the weightiest matters of our time but not so to the ruling Marxist Democrats of Massachusetts." More.

The Radical Evil Of The Palestinian Arab Population

By Ben Shapiro

"The battle over the Palestinian Arab territory in the Gaza Strip is a battle between extremists and more radical extremists. Last week, the extremists, led by Holocaust denier and Fatah strongman Mahmoud Abbas, were ousted in a bloody coup by the radical extremists, Islamist terrorist group Hamas.

Yet, instead of allowing Fatah and Hamas to slug it out, Secretary of ...."

Read on.

"In truth, global warming as popularly understood is more prophesy than science; the demand to suppress all doubt and dissent is contrary to the very spirit of science. As for stem-cell research, we know of no one who opposes it out of a hostility to science. In fact, we know of no one who opposes stem-cell research, period. What they oppose is stem-cell research that involves the destruction of human embryos, because they believe that embryos have intrinsic value. Whether or not you agree, this is a moral question, not an empirical one."

"Science is neither prophetic nor moralistic. It is simply an approach to acquiring knowledge."

-- James Taranto --

Former Muslim Tells Journalists Values of Islam, West Incompatible
Journalists must acknowledge incompatible differences between Islamic and Western beliefs to effectively facilitate debate between them, in the view of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an advocate for women’s rights in Islamic cultures...

Clinton Tape ‘Captures Commission of Crime,’ Lawyer Argues
A videotape shows Sen. Hillary Clinton committing felonies and should be admitted as new evidence in a California civil case, says a forthcoming legal brief to be filed by Friday. The tape shows Clinton speaking in 2000 with Peter Paul, a Hollywood mogul, and comic book icon Stan Lee about a massive fundraising event for her 2000 Senate race...

Mercury: One of the most neurotoxic substances known to man

From NewsTarget.com

"As consumers rush to adopt energy efficient lighting through the use of Compact Fluorescent Lamps, no one is telling them the truth about the dangerous levels of mercury in these lights. A single fluorescent light contains enough mercury to contaminate 6,000 gallons of fresh water. If you break one in your home, you'll release mercury vapor and require a hazardous materials cleanup that can cost you $2,000 or more. The mercury in fluorescent lights is poisoning landfills and underground water reservoirs all across the country, and the more people keep buying these mercury-containing lights, the more toxic the environment will get.

Today's feature story tells the shocking truth about what consumers aren't being told: There's mercury in compact fluorescent lights, and mercury is one of the most neurotoxic substances known to modern science. Simply breaking a single fluorescent light in your home can expose you and your family to dangerously high levels of this heavy metal that has been linked to autism, Alzheimer's disease, birth defects, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders and accelerated neurological degeneration."

Compact fluorescent light bulbs contaminate the environment with 30,000 pounds of mercury each year

A compact fluorescent light is a type of energy-saving bulb that fits into a standard light bulb socket or plugs into a small lighting fixture, and right now, compact fluorescents seem to be gaining in popularity. But did you know they can also be toxic... Read on.

Supreme Court Affirms Rights of Employees to Avoid Union Coercion
From the Evergreen Freedom Foundation

Science Is Not a Democracy
From the American Council on Science and Health

Going Green: The Media Reveal a Major Color Scheme
Journalists lose their jaded attitudes and embrace an environmental pallet for just about everything.

Too Busy Admiring Greens to Notice What They're Really About

Environmentalists want to limit our society and your behavior, but you won't hear that from the media.

"Environmentalism is hip, green celebrities are “very sexy” and saving the planet is “simple,” according to the media.

The deluge of celebrity books, films and even rock concerts is making green look good – because journalists leave out the cost to individuals, businesses and the economy.

A June 19 Reuters story said Al Gore’s Live Earth concerts will be “as green as possible,” but left out the point that not putting on seven concerts on different continents would be a whole lot “greener.”

“Going green” is all the rage – from Live Earth to “green” weddings and interior decorating. The problem is, media reports imply that people won’t have to make enormous sacrifices to do what is right for the environment. That downplays the reality of environmentalism, which is anti-business and anti-economic growth; even, at times, anti-human rights." Read more.

Waging War on Earmarks

"Last year, incoming speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, vowed Democrats would “bring transparency and openness to the budget process and to the use of earmarks.”

It seems Congressional Democrats’ professed appreciation for fiscal ......"

More by Ken Blackwell.

"The state governments have a full superintendence and control over
the immense mass of local interests of their respective states,
which connect themselves with the feelings, the affections,
the municipal institutions, and the internal arrangements of the
whole population. They possess, too, the immediate administration
of justice in all cases, civil and criminal, which concern the
property, personal rights, and peaceful pursuits of their own

-- Joseph Story, Supreme Court Justice, 1833 --

Thomas More Law Center Attorney to Address New York Press Conference On New School Policy Regarding Nativity Scenes

Thomas More Law Center

"ANN ARBOR, MI — Thomas More Law Center attorney Brian Rooney will address a press conference on the steps of the New York City Hall this Sunday, June 24, 2007 as City Councilman Tony Avella announces a resolution to change New York City’s public schools anti-Christian policy, which bans Nativity scenes during Christmas, but specifically allows and encourages Jewish and Islamic displays during their respective religious holidays.

Avella’s resolution was prompted by...."

Who Made Evolution the Issue?

By Michael Medved

Why did Republican candidates choose to make an issue of the theory of evolution in the midst of the presidential campaign? In truth, none of the candidates ever emphasized this dispute, until Chris Matthews of MSNBC asked in the first debate if any of the ten contenders rejected Darwin?

When Huckabee, Brownback and Tancredo duly raised their hands, media began focusing on creationism vs. intelligent design vs. evolution--as if the next president got to make curriculum decisions for every local school board in the country.

Establishment media accuse religious conservatives of injecting polarizing social issues into political campaigns but this time it?s the press itself that won't let the controversies subside--raising odd debate questions about gays in the military--and even Terry Schiavo. The President of the United States is profoundly powerful but even he (or she) doesn't get to decide the truth or falsehood of various explanations for the origins of life.

But that is what the dinosaur media does; the "drive-by" media trys to create the news, not report on it. This has been going on for quite some time now. Nothing new here, Michael.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

CBS Adopts Victim Mentality

"If a newly hired employee led his organization to a 20-year low in profits, Donald Trump’s famous phrase, “You’re Fired,” would most certainly be invoked. Well, for most people. Apparently, this general rule doesn’t apply to women because the public is actually to blame.

In June, Katie Couric brought the ratings for the CBS Evening News to a 20-year low. Rather than taking responsibility for the low ratings, CBS has decided to rely on an old favorite feminist argument—blame female failures on sexism." Read on.

Let's Not Minimize Nifong's Culpability

"I believe the culpability of 'rogue' prosecutor and bully-extraordinaire Mike Nifong in the Duke LaCross 'fiasco' has been grossly understated. His premeditated actions and apparently unrepentant heart merit a special ranking on the outrage meter and it should be a very long time before we apply to this case the adage that time heals all wounds.

Even in his mostly condemnatory statement explaining the North Carolina Disciplinary Commission's decision to disbar Nifong, commission chairman F. Lane Williamson seemed to bend over backward to give Nifong the benefit of the doubt -- a benefit the wrongfully accused Duke Lacrosse defendants never received."

More by David Limbaugh.

Unfinished Business

"The disbarment of Durham District Attorney Michael Nifong should be just the first step in remedying the gross and cynical fraud of last year's 'rape' case against Duke University lacrosse players.

Not only is Nifong still liable to civil lawsuits from the three young men whose lives he tried to ruin, and criminal prosecution for his obstruction of justice and making false statements to a judge, there are many other people who disgraced themselves in hyping a lynch mob atmosphere when this case first broke last year."

More by Thomas Sowell.

“Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of government. The history of liberty is the history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it.”

-Woodrow Wilson-

Charities Funding Liberal Causes Accused of Straying from Founders’ Visions
Prominent charitable foundations are advancing a liberal policy agenda at odds with the intentions of their founders, according to the author of a new book on the subject. Today those foundations comprise an “invisible government” that is undermining the United States by “altering our culture,” he charged...

Immigration Called ‘Diversion’ for Shadowy North American Union
The debate over illegal immigration is a “diversion” to distract Americans from efforts by the government to enter into a North American Union with Canada and Mexico, according to activists who recently protested in Washington...

Jefferson, Ethics Panel Chair Have Political Ties
The House of Representatives recently approved an ethics probe to determine if Rep. William Jefferson, recently indicted on bribery charges, should be ousted from the chamber. But the chair of the ethics committee, Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio), could find the probe awkward...

Universal Health Care the ‘Ultimate Prize’ for Liberals
– Propelled by momentum from the November 2006 elections, liberals are pushing for an end to the war in Iraq, political action to address climate change and increased power for the labor movement. But the pursuit of universal health care holds center stage at a liberal conference taking place in Washington...

Liberals Celebrate ‘Decline of Conservatism’
- Liberals who gathered for the fifth annual Take Back America conference in Washington, D.C., on Monday declared conservatism to be in decline -- even “on the way out, ”in the words of some movement leaders...

Illegal Immigrant Cases Clogging Federal Courts
Clerks at the federal courthouse in Las Cruces, N.M., have started working late on Sundays, getting ready for Monday mornings, because the staff is stretched so thin -- the result of illegal immigration on the criminal justice system...

There is a lot we don't know about Iran.


Partitioning Iraq is the path to more war--multiple wars, in fact.


Monday, June 18, 2007

Harry Reid hopes to help unions deprive workers of their right to vote.

By John Fund


I have felt for quite some time now, and I think many will agree, that we live in a overly litigious society now days. And if that isn't bad enough, now we have a clown, a judge no less, that has brought a ridiculous lawsuit to the court system that should not have even seen the light of day.

Simply amazing.

Walter Olson writes about it:
A judge pins a $67 million value on a pair of trousers--his own.