July, 2008

Manny Not Being Manly

It’s just past 4:30 p.m. on July 31, 2008 and it appears the Manny Ramirez Era in Boston is over.

By Guest Column Aaron Goldstein- Thursday, July 31, 2008 - Full Story

Bush ‘Plans Olympic Snub’ Over China Rights

George Bush, Chinese DissidentsBy Lisa Ou & Jason Loftus, Epoch Times
U.S. President George W. Bush plans to use his upcoming visit to the Beijing Olympic Games to embarrass Beijing by talking publicly about his concerns over human rights abuses in China, says a Chinese dissident who met the president Tuesday. He says Beijing has embarrassed Bush, who long ago announced he would attend the Games’  opening ceremonies, because the regime has not followed through on promises to improve human rights ahead of the Games.

By Guest Column - Thursday, July 31, 2008 - Full Story

Media ignores national defense

Yesterday I had the honor to be present at a luncheon that featured a speech by CanWest Global’s Matthew Fisher, one of Canada’s few real war correspondents.  Fisher talked about the paucity of resources the Canadian Media has committed to military matters.  His point was that as a nation we know precious little about a war to which we have committed our best and brightest.

By Klaus Rohrich - Thursday, July 31, 2008 - Full Story

Have the News Headlines gone Psycho?

This last week we saw the horrifying news regarding the decision of the 5th circuit court of appeals against Agent Ramos and Compean, once again showing that justice isn’t always served in a court of law, nor does common sense prevail in many cases.

By Dr. Laurie Roth - Thursday, July 31, 2008 - Full Story

Saying No to Unlimited Immigration

As a negotiation coach it is natural for me to view election campaigns conducted between the two candidates for president and voters as a negotiation with multiple agendas, adversaries, and intense decision making.

By Guest Column Jim Camp- Thursday, July 31, 2008 - Full Story

Lord Monckton Rebuttal to Gavin Schmidt

A Response to Gavin Schmidt’s Critique of Monckton’s “Climate Sensitivity Reconsidered”

Excerpt: For the second time, the FalseClimate1 propaganda blog, founded by two co-authors of the now-discredited2 “hockey-stick” graph by which the UN’s climate panel tried unsuccessfully to abolish the mediaeval warm period, has launched a malevolent, scientifically-illiterate, and unscientifically-ad-hominem attack on a publication by me.

By EPW Blog - Thursday, July 31, 2008 - Full Story

Apologizing for the Past

I read and re-read the news report that on Tuesday the U.S. House of Representatives had passed a resolution described as “the federal government’s first formal apology for the ‘fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity’ of slavery and the legal segregation of African-Americans.”

By Alan Caruba - Thursday, July 31, 2008 - Full Story

Swift Kick to Fanny, Not Bail Out, Needed in Mortgage Crisis

President Bush solidified his liberal credentials on July 30 when he signed a billion dollar giveaway to irresponsible home buyers, greedy, bloodsucking lenders, and two private institutions, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, created by Congress to stabilize, rather than devastate, the home lending industry.

By John Lillpop - Thursday, July 31, 2008 - Full Story

Regressive Hidden Taxes of the Left

Progressives since Marx have lectured us that the ruling classes keep down their rivals with regressive taxes.  And hidden taxes are the most insidious of all taxes.  So, one would think, if the Left today cares for anything beyond its own power, that it would oppose most vigorously huge, crippling regressive taxes which were carefully hidden in the structure of government.

By Bruce Walker - Thursday, July 31, 2008 - Full Story

Reducing the Friction Between Cops and Spies Is the Key to Victory

The end of the Cold War meant a significant change in the nature of the foreign threats to US security. The principal worry of most Americans is no longer a devastating military offensive from abroad, but rather more insidious assaults which hit closer to home, threatening lives and property and creating a climate of fear.

By Jim Kouri - Thursday, July 31, 2008 - Full Story

Liberation Theology’s Civil War

By Samuel Gregg

Few fights are nastier than theological quarrels. This axiom has been amply confirmed by the on-going spat that has erupted between two brothers who were crucial figures in the rise of liberation theology—the Brazilians Leonardo and Clodovis Boff.

By Guest Column Acton Institute- Thursday, July 31, 2008 - Full Story

Obama won’t pay his bill

For a man whose only qualification for the White House is his own claim to good judgment and good character, Obama is rapidly proving his claim is invalid on both counts.

On November 21, 2007, the Obama Campaign ordered 1800 pocket-size Constitutions from the National Center for Constitutional Studies, using Purchase Order number 11202007.  The order was shipped to Obama For America Volunteer Headquarters, 300 W. Adams, 10th Floor, Chicago, Il, to the attention of Melissa McNeal.  The phone number listed for McNeal was 312-506-0909.  The order was placed by Becky Deignan, with copies to Bridget Gray and Melissa McNeal.  The invoice total was $965.00.

By Henry Lamb - Thursday, July 31, 2008 - Full Story

UN Secretary General holds talks with Iran foreign minister

Part 25 - JULY 27, 1988:
‘‘I have said several times that the United States took a hostile attitude toward Iran after the 1979 Islamic revolution. Direct talks with the United States make no sense as long as this condition exists.’’—Hojatolislam Hashemi Rafsanjani, Speaker of Iran’s Parliament and Acting Commander in Chief of its armed forces

By Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer - Thursday, July 31, 2008 - Full Story

ABC gives platforms to megalomaniacs

imageJust like some U.S. presidential wanabees, Osama bin Laden is a megalomaniac.

The al Qaeda leader, who was to go on and cause carnage at two U.S. embassies within two months, wanted to meet the American public via an ABC Television interview.

  If the specter of bin Laden, the ABC television star isn’t enough, former ABC correspondent John Miller, testifying at the first Guantanamo war crimes trial, also recalled comparing bin Laden with U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt as he made small talk during filming of the May 28, 1998, interview at an Afghanistan mountain hideout.

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - Full Story

Is Obama an alien abductee?

When Obamatons aren’t renting their shirts or tearing out their hair in sheer ecstasy over his total wonderfulness, they must occasionally speculate about what made their hero the hero he is.  I mean, other than the “pot (that) had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow (cocaine) when you could afford it” that he admitted to in his book.

By Michael Bates - Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - Full Story