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CAIR Sued by Former Clients for Racketeering, Fraud, & Breach of Fiduciary Duties

November 24, 2008 – Washington, DC: Four clients of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) have filed a federal civil complaint alleging criminal fraud and racketeering against CAIR, a self-described public interest civil rights law firm. The lawsuit also names CAIR’s national leadership as individual defendants.

By Guest Column - Monday, November 24, 2008 - Full Story

“Plumber” Scandal Widens

Knowing liberal compassion and tolerance as we do, there’s no way the whole Joe The Plumber-privacy-invasion scandal could be an isolated incident. And it isn’t….

By Bob Parks - Sunday, November 23, 2008 - Full Story

The Boring Institute, R.I.P.

It was this week in 1984, just prior to the famed Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, that it occurred to me that it looked the same, year after year. There’s nothing wrong in that. A parade is a parade, although it must be said that those in recent years seem all about merchandizing something or other.

By Alan Caruba - Sunday, November 23, 2008 - Full Story

Every Day Heroes

imageBetter late than never!!!
WWII vet receives Bronze Star 63 years later

—Isidro Reyna
Although the honor was bestowed more than six decades later, for one World War II veteran his service has not been forgotten.

By Guest Column Ros Prynn- Sunday, November 23, 2008 - Full Story

Big Three Bailout

-Armand C. Hale
Big Labor is aggressively twisting arms in Washington D.C. to make a 25+ billion dollar auto bailout happen.

By Guest Column - Sunday, November 23, 2008 - Full Story

The future of freedom in America

John Edwards was right, there are two Americas.  The division is not between the rich and poor, nor between red states and blue states, nor between Democrats and Republicans.  The division that really matters is the division between the people who believe government should regulate the behavior of people, and those who believe that people should regulate the behavior of government.

By Henry Lamb - Sunday, November 23, 2008 - Full Story

Getting off the roller-coaster

You might be paying more attention than ever before this year to the TV ads announcing Canada Savings Bonds are again on sale.

By Guest Column - Sunday, November 23, 2008 - Full Story

Karzai: Obama promises to fight terror in region

KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. President-elect Barack Obama pledged in a telephone conversation with Afghan President Hamid Karzai that fighting terrorism in Afghanistan and the region would be a top priority during his administration, Karzai’s office said Sunday.

By Guest Column - Sunday, November 23, 2008 - Full Story

Obama and the Politics of Crowds

- Fouad Ajami
First Posted October 30, 2008
There is something odd—and dare I say novel—in American politics about the crowds that have been greeting Barack Obama on his campaign trail. Hitherto, crowds have not been a prominent feature of American politics. We associate them with the temper of Third World societies. We think of places like Argentina and Egypt and Iran, of multitudes brought together by their zeal for a Peron or a Nasser or a Khomeini. In these kinds of societies, the crowd comes forth to affirm its faith in a redeemer: a man who would set the world right.

By Guest Column - Sunday, November 23, 2008 - Full Story

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By Guest Column - Sunday, November 23, 2008 - Full Story

An Effective Conservative Response: Bush Haters Are Fools, Don’t Emulate Them

As things are shaping up, it is evident that we as conservatives must actively oppose much of the agenda of the transitioning administration.  Conservatives had no doubt that this would be the case and are ready as always with common sense solutions.  But we cannot lose track of one thing: unlike the Bush haters, we must promote our values, not just oppose theirs.  Our opposition is not to Barack Obama, it is to the harmful policies that he and his party seek to promote.

By Yomin Postelnik - Sunday, November 23, 2008 - Full Story

Nikita’s Plan, a book for post-election America

Nikita’s Plan, a book for post-election AmericaNikita’s Plan, by Stephen Kenner with Joanna Whitehall, is a book that reflects the dark days in which we find ourselves.

That’s because even though it is a work of fiction, the plot is straight out of contemporary true life—the transition of America over to One World Government in the middle of a worldwide economic meltdown, and about the average people working desperately to turn it around. 

  Nikita’s Plan is unique because you, as an American, are a character within its pages.

By Judi McLeod - Saturday, November 22, 2008 - Full Story

To Rouse The World From Fear

image“I hear it said that West Berlin is militarily untenable - and so was Bastogne, and so, in fact, was Stalingrad.
Any danger spot is tenable if men - brave men - will make it so.
” ~President John F. Kennedy.

Today is the forty-fifth anniversary of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. That tragedy haunts us still. In many ways and at all times. The writer Mary McGrory said on that day that we shall never smile again. Daniel Patrick Moynihan answered no, we may smile again, but we’ll never be young again. For many it was the day hope died.

By Beryl Wajsman - Saturday, November 22, 2008 - Full Story

What will President Obama have to deal with?

It was wonderful to see the people cheering throughout the night of November 4th. Many will define this date as the day that brought change, change being the main slogan of president-elect Barack Obama. After a hard-fought campaign it is time for America to unite and start working on its problems in a bipartisan spirit.

By Guest Column - Saturday, November 22, 2008 - Full Story

Giving Marriage Back to the Church

Across the country the issue of “gay marriage” is being debated, examined, voted on and legislated. Groups, both pro and con, have taken to the streets from Massachusetts and Connecticut to both ends of California to express their support and opposition to legislating finality to this issue. While the answer to this ideological impasse may indeed come from legislation, it may come in an unexpected form and require those on both sides of the issue to dial back on their own self-importance.

By Frank Salvato - Saturday, November 22, 2008 - Full Story

We Must Fight Faith with Faith

The enemies we face in America cannot be defeated by good arguments alone (there are no good arguments to support what they believe.)  This fact is easier to understand when we are fighting radical Islam overseas.  Hatred of Jews and Christians is not logical but rather theological.  Fanatics who turn to religious texts which enjoin the faithful to deceive, to despoil, and to dominate the unbeliever view arguments as simply another weapon to weaken the enemy.

By Bruce Walker - Friday, November 21, 2008 - Full Story

Slummin’ with Barry

Mrs. Clinton assumed full taunting mode in a January Democratic presidential candidate debate. She aggressively battled “bad” Republican ideas, she told Obama, “when you were practicing law and representing your contributor, Rezko, in his slumlord business in inner-city Chicago.”

By Michael Bates - Friday, November 21, 2008 - Full Story

American troops in Afghanistan through the eyes of a French OMLT infantryman

by Jean-Marc Liotier

The US often hears echoes of worldwide hostility against the application of its foreign policy, but seldom are they reached by the voices of those who experience first hand how close we are to the USA. In spite of contextual political differences and conflicting interests that generate friction, we do share the same fundamental values - and when push comes to shove that is what really counts. Through the eyes of that French OMLT (Operational Mentoring Liaison Teams) infantryman you can see how strong the bond is on the ground. In contrast with the Americans, the French soldiers don’t seem to write much online - or maybe the proportion is the same but we just have less people deployed. Whatever the reason, this is a rare and moving testimony which is why I decided to translate it into English, so that American people can catch a glimpse of the way European soldiers see them. Not much high philosophy here, just the first hand impressions of a soldier in contact - but that only makes it more authentic.

By Guest Column - Friday, November 21, 2008 - Full Story

November 22, 1963

I doubt that most Americans will recall that, forty-five years ago, on November 22, 1963, the President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

By Alan Caruba - Friday, November 21, 2008 - Full Story

Without H - I - H, We Have No Country, Or Freedom

When the ratio of the elements “H”, “I” and “H” keep getting lower in a society, with respect to the elements “G”, “A” and “G”, societal degradation begins to take place.  As the ratio of “G”, “A” and “G” climb to a significant percentage, the degradation accelerates.  No, this isn’t some trick chemistry formula that you forgot from high school or college, these are elements of character.  The H, I and H are Honesty, Integrity and Honor.  The G, A and G are greed, avarice and gluttony.  We see no need in defining greed, avarice and gluttony, but to get a better handle on the definitions of Honesty, Integrity and Honor, it is helpful to provide their generally accepted meanings.

By Ron Ewart - Friday, November 21, 2008 - Full Story