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Christmas Under Assault: Dumping the Christmas Tree for a ‘Family Tree’

imageIn a further erosion of our American traditions and holidays, Lowe’s Hardware stores has decided that they aren’t in the business of selling Christmas trees anymore. They have decided, instead, that the big seller for 2007 will be the erstwhile “Family Tree”—that Christmas thingie being so gauche and offensive and all, you see. In fact, in their 2007 holiday catalog, Lowes uses the word Christmas a grand total of two times. And on their website, the tree listings all avoid the word in their descriptions.

Take a look at the first page of their “Family Tree” section in their new print catalog:

By Warner Todd Huston - Thursday, November 15, 2007 - Full Story

The Golden Compass Has no Moral Compass

With its fantasy world backdrop, sympathetic talking animals and extravagant battle scenes, the new movie, The Golden Compass, may resemble C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia.  But parents be advised, this film—which is very intentionally being marketed toward children—is nothing of the sort. 

By Matt Barber - Thursday, November 15, 2007 - Full Story

Richard Pipes Was Awarded the National Humanities Medal Nov. 15, 2007 at the White House

imageThe medal was awarded by President George W. Bush in a White House East Room ceremony today (Thursday, November 15, 2007). The president was joined by First Lady Laura Bush; Mrs. Lynne Cheney; Dana Gioia, chairperson, National Endowment for the Arts; Bruce Cole, chairperson, National Endowment for the Humanities; and recipients of the National Medal of Arts, who also received their honors at the event.

By David M. Dastych - Thursday, November 15, 2007 - Full Story

Obama’s Card Trumps Clinton’s

Both Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama have played their respective cards from the deck of protected classes under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964—gender and race.

By Lee Cary - Thursday, November 15, 2007 - Full Story

Judicial Watch Lawsuit: No Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Aliens

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced that it filed a lawsuit on behalf of a New York taxpayer in the Supreme Court of the State of New York against New York Governor Eliot Spitzer over a new policy implemented on September 21, 2007 that will

By Jim Kouri - Thursday, November 15, 2007 - Full Story

Flip-Flopping Fred and the Right to Life

“Pro-life” apparently doesn’t mean pro-life. Fred Thompson has received the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee even though he doesn’t favor a human life amendment to the Constitution, didn’t favor Terri Schiavo’s right to life during his November 4 NBC “Meet the Press” appearance, and once lobbied for a pro-abortion group.

By Cliff Kincaid - Thursday, November 15, 2007 - Full Story

Suing Traitors

The depressing and dishonest films about American troops in the Middle East, like the odious Redacted produced by Mark Cuban, seem to be immune to pressure from patriotic Americans. Although the films lose huge amounts of money, the billionaire producers of the films do not care. Hollywood and the coastal elites love bashing America and the financial bottom line in these films simply do not matter to anti-Americans with billions of dollars of personal wealth.

By Bruce Walker - Thursday, November 15, 2007 - Full Story

On Faith

There are things in life we are incapable of comprehending in practice as they seem obstinately intent on dwelling in the province of theory. And some things can only be properly understood when they finally find their home in the bosom of practice. Such is the nature of Faith.

By Miguel A. Guanipa - Thursday, November 15, 2007 - Full Story

Judging Clarence Thomas

Much of the reaction to Clarence Thomas’ new memoir, My Grandfather’s Son, has centered on the justice’s anger.  You have to credit the mainstream media credit with consistency.  Sixteen years after his confirmation to the Supreme Court, he’s as disliked by them now as he was in 1991.

By Michael Bates - Thursday, November 15, 2007 - Full Story

Hillary Reacts To Eliot Spitzer’s Reversal on Licenses for Illegal Aliens


Just as Hillary Clinton and her campaign staff were putting the final touches on her non-answers, half- answers, and outright lies for the Thursday debate in Las Vegas, the breaking news came roaring at them: Governor Eliot Spitzer had just ‘pulled a Hillary’ by flip flopping on the issue of licenses for illegal aliens.

By John Lillpop - Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - Full Story

Media Mistreatment of Mukasey Backfires

By Cliff Kincaid and Roger Aronoff
Why were liberal Democrats so determined to get Attorney General Michael Mukasey to declare waterboarding a form of torture before he was confirmed to his post? It was another case of what Hillary likes to call “gotcha” politics. In this case, however, Senate Democrats were trying to lay a legal trap for President Bush. It has now backfired on them and their allies in the media.

By Cliff Kincaid - Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - Full Story

Sexy and Smart: Researching at its Highest

There is something to be said for the mind of a researcher. Making their way through university they must attempt to distinguish themselves from the pack. In to the real world and that competition only gets hotter, as they move in to the elite. So when you get a study that looks at a woman’s curves and how it affects her intelligence, you know that someone was really trying hard.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - Full Story

Noogles and Googley: the Google Culture

Google’s made it to the news a lot lately, what with its shares topping $700, their green environmental policies and the Gphone. But what about behind the scenes? Who are the people that make up the world’s largest underdog?

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - Full Story

Why Are Journalists So Gullible?

Why do they buy the nonsense about alleged greenhouse gases causing dangerous global warming? The claim about the power of greenhouse gases sounds like magic and the evidence for “global warming” is of little value.

By Guest Column ReasonMcLucus- Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - Full Story

Is Praying for “A Rainy Night In Georgia” Dumb?


Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is among those desperately searching for a solution to the drought conditions that continue to plague his state and most of the southeast. Now the governor is asking Georgians to join him in praying to the Almighty for a rainy night, or preferably scores of rainy nights, to end the crisis.

By John Lillpop - Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - Full Story

Hysteria-driven Disease Spending Is Killing Us

Mass hysteria is a poor method for allocating medical research resources. Surely we all agree on that in principle. But when it concerns any given hysteria, principle flies out the window.

By Michael Fumento - Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - Full Story

Jimmy Carter’s Magical Mystery Anti-Israel Book Tour

If a man who nearly became President could star in a documentary and win an Academy Award,  why not a man who actually got to sit in the Oval Office? 

By Guest Column Aaron Goldstein- Monday, November 12, 2007 - Full Story

I Have Been Thinking About Voting In The Primary Election

However, since I don’t exist there is a small problem.

By Guest Column Malcolm Hedges- Monday, November 12, 2007 - Full Story

Patriots vs. Politicians

Many of the younger generation must be truly bewildered over the emotions older Americans display when expressing love, devotion, respect and reverence for our country. A tear in the eye for a patriotic song… a hand over the heart as the national anthem plays… a salute to the flag as it passes in a parade. Why would we older folks do that?

By Tom Deweese - Monday, November 12, 2007 - Full Story

Tide rising against animal surveillance

When the USDA announced its new National Animal Identification System in 2005, it was scheduled to become mandatory in three phases: property registration by 2007; animal identification and registration by 2008; and reporting - within 24 hours - of animal movement off the registered property by 2009.

By Henry Lamb - Monday, November 12, 2007 - Full Story