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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

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

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

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

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

—Satire—

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

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



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

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

How do you say Reconquesta in Arabic?

—Satire—

As an English-speaking Caucasian, I have learned to accept the fact that America is in transition, and is likely to become less and less Anglo.

By John Lillpop - Monday, November 12, 2007

These Eagles don’t fly

The new album from The Eagles, Long Road Out of Eden, is just one long, sustained attack on the integrity of the United States and is as bad as any loud-mouthed Dixie Chicks diatribe. With songs prosaically about Global Warming and the evil American “empire,” seemingly the only one of the band who just wanted to entertain the fans was Joe Walsh, the others too puffed up with their own sense of superiority to bother.

By Warner Todd Huston - Monday, November 12, 2007

Socialism With Human Face

In 1968, two leaders of Czechoslovak Communist Party, Dubcek and Svoboda, attempted to introduce a new unorthodox twist to Soviet imposed model of socialism that they nick-named “socialism with a human face”.

By Guest Column Mark Andrew Dwyer- Monday, November 12, 2007

Limited Government Brings Liberty

The idea of limited government is what America was founded on.

The founders set up a system whereby the government was the servant of the people.

The intent was that laws would be limited to those that outlawed that which caused injury to another.

By Guest Column - Monday, November 12, 2007

A Family’s Rock-solid Faith in God

Not a day goes by that I don’t pray for 14-year-old Christian Barker. Eighteen months ago Christian was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia that is unresponsive to chemotherapy. My daughter knows the Barker’s so when she heard Christian was sick she called and asked me to pray for God to heal him. She also suggested I visit Christian’s web page at CaringBridge to read his story and look at the photos. I took her suggestion and visited the site, sent him an email, and added my name to the mailing list.

By Guest Column Marsha West- Monday, November 12, 2007