Conservatives: America’s Forgotten and Disenfranchised Voters

Should things continue to erode in this the wildest of political seasons, it is probable that conservative voters will have little real choice in November. That is so because the presidential ballot might very well look like this:

By John Lillpop - Friday, February 8, 2008

Bush should honor a pledge and save a Libyan dissident

You won’t see it on the evening news because TV cameras are not allowed into the dungeons of Libya. But somewhere in the prison system of Moammar Gadhafi, held in solitary confinement for almost four solid years now, Libya’s leading democratic dissident is reportedly dying - 66 years old, too weak to speak, his skin discolored, his legs swollen.

By Claudia Rosett - Friday, February 8, 2008

Yahoo for the rural Yahoos!

MPP Randy HillierSalt-of-the-Earth Randy Hillier did something for me that no one else ever could.  Eternal country boy Hillier cut like the proverbial knife through my deep-seated cynicism for politicians of all political stripes who I sincerely believe are, for the most part, a big waste of time. 

My admiration for Hillier predates his election as an MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington to out of touch Queen’s Park.

Out in the boonies where Hillier hails from, the lowing of cattle is much preferable to the ramblings of big city-politicians.

Hillier’s unexpected-to-the-other-side arrival to provincial politics was the only sign of hope in the last election.

By Judi McLeod - Friday, February 8, 2008

Studies Deem Biofuels a Greenhouse Threat

Almost all biofuels used today cause more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fuels if the full emissions costs of producing these “green” fuels are taken into account, two studies being published Thursday have concluded.

By Guest Column ELISABETH ROSENTHAL- Friday, February 8, 2008

Final chapter in contaminated pet food scandal leaves unsolved mysteries

Justice purportedly caught up with some of the greedy companies responsible for the death of so many family pets last year.

But even the closing chapter of the contaminated pet food scandal could be filed under the unsolved mystery category.

“Two Chinese businesses and a U.S. company were indicted Wednesday in the tainted pet food incidents that killed dozens of animals last year and raised worries about products made in China.” (http://www.Breitbart.com).

By Judi McLeod - Friday, February 8, 2008

Tutor alleged of raping students in college

Gujarat, India-At a time when Gujarat is being recognized as the safest haven for the fair sex and fighting tooth and nail to control female foeticide, the incidence of teachers raping their girl students inside the Primary Teacher’s Training College (PTC) of Patan is being seen as the most brazen act that could ever happen in the history of this fast developing state.

By Guest Column Padma Bhargav- Friday, February 8, 2008

The Fall of the Gaza Wall

When Hamas broke down the wall separating the Gaza Strip from Egypt on the night of January 22-23 and masses of Palestinians rushed to the Egyptian side to buy goods and enjoy the taste of freedom, the pictures and declarations in the international media created the impression that this was an event of far-reaching significance, similar to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

By INSS Shlomo Brom- Friday, February 8, 2008

Edited (by DOD) copy of the al Qaeda training film showing children training

Al Qaeda KidsHere is an edited (by DOD) copy of the al Qaeda training film showing children training in mostly kidnapping and takedown techniques. The original was obviously produced by al Furqan, Islamic State of Iraq, formerly known as Mujahideen Shura Council (Zarqawi’s organization) formerly known as al Qaeda in Iraq.

You can see from the still shot (of the briefing in Iraq) that the al Furqan [ISI] logo is clearly seen top left.

For whatever reason, most likely for intelligence reasons, this clip is indeed edited.

By Guest Column - Friday, February 8, 2008

A Forgotten Story for Black History Month

If a picture is worth a thousand words, are words of truth not the fruit of a Godly, intelligent and free people?

By Calvin E. Johnson Jr. .- Friday, February 8, 2008

The fine art of debate- liberal style

Anyone who has ever debated someone of the liberal persuasion is aware that in those debates certain rules apply.  Take the (non)debate over global warming, or climate change, as more prescient liberals have begun to call it.

By Klaus Rohrich - Friday, February 8, 2008

Dozens of Gambino, Genovese and Bonanno Crime Family Members Indicted

In a dramatic blow to traditional organized crime families operating in the New York City metropolitan area, an 80 indictment charging 62 defendants associated with the Gambino, Genovese, and Bonanno organized crime families of La Cosa Nostra.

By Jim Kouri - Thursday, February 7, 2008

Talk Radio Fails Conservatives

Tim Jones of the Chicago Tribune accurately observed that Super Tuesday was a test of whether the “thunder on the political right,” especially from talk radio, would carry the day.

By Cliff Kincaid - Thursday, February 7, 2008