Verily I Say Unto You, Rise Up Americans!

Where is it written that Americans, who have been granted life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness by their Creator, at great cost, have to accept anything less?  Why must we accept slavery in place of liberty?  Why should we accept mediocrity in place of achievement and excellence.  Why must we accept debauchery and corruption in place of morality?

By Ron Ewart - Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Israeli medical center for Gazans opens as ceasefire begins

The complicated reality of Israel’s never-ending state of war is that it tears down with one hand and builds up with the other. The hope being that, at the end of the day, positive efforts will outweigh negative ones.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Covert Operations Used to Identify US Security Vulnerabilities Leaked to TSA

Recently, concerns have arisen as to whether top management at the US Transportation Security Administration were negatively impacting the results of “red team” (covert) operations by leaking information to security screeners at the nation’s airports in advance of covert security testing operations.

By Jim Kouri - Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Is Time Rooting for Israel’s Defeat?

Has Time magazine joined the ranks of Hamas and come out in favor of the destruction of Israel? Probably not, but what else is a reader to think after just the first couple paragraphs of this Tim McGirk story from last week? You’d think McGirk’s story couldn’t get any worse than the headline — “Can Israel Survive Its Assault on Gaza? — but you’d be wrong. Read:

By Guest Column - Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Why believe Hamas casualty figures?

The media has, so far, reported Palestinian casualty figures provided by Hamas controlled sources such as the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza. Hamas operatives have dressed in civilian clothing and hidden behind Palestinian civilians. Hamas has prevented details of its casualties to prevent a total collapse of morale within the organization and the international media has acquiesced by failing to acknowledge that a significant number of Hamas terrorists have died during Israel’s offensive

By Guest Column - Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hands Down, the GOP Needs Sharon Day

To help it rebuild, the GOP needs a rare mix of leadership qualities.  It needs a visionary who will harness technology to the party’s advantage.  It needs a grounded realist who realizes that technology is not an end unto itself and that, while the party is in desperate need of a complete technological overhaul, traditional methods of communication must also be strengthened with equal vigor.  The party needs a fighter.  At the same time, it needs a conciliatory negotiator who will act as a voice of reason to bring its various factions together to work as one. 

By Yomin Postelnik - Tuesday, January 20, 2009

CAW Local 1001 Members Approve Closure Agreement at St. Thomas Truck Plant

TORONTO, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - CAW Local 1001 members who work at the Sterling truck plant in St. Thomas, Ontario, overwhelmingly voted Sunday in favour of a closure agreement that provides enhanced severance, extended benefits for those who qualify and funding for a job action centre.

By Guest Column - Monday, January 19, 2009

Maryland Man Dies After Being Bound With Duct Tape

State police say Brookes Harmon, 27, was bound after three masked men forced their way into his home just before midnight Friday and ordered everyone else into a backroom. State police say Harmon was found unresponsive after the men left about 20 minutes and he was later pronounced dead at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

By Guest Column - Monday, January 19, 2009

Report: Coed Slay Suspect Flirts With Ex-Boyfriend at Trial

During the seven-hour opening hearing on Friday, Knox, 21 smiled and laughed repeatedly, joking with her lawyers and interpreter. Although sitting only a few feet from the bespectacled Sollecito, 24, she barely acknowledged his glances along the row.

By Guest Column - Monday, January 19, 2009

VW “Dodges” Minivan Market

From the company whose microbus became legendary among travelers and hippies comes the 2009 Routan, Volkswagen’s first honest-to-goodness “garden variety” minivan.


By Jim Bray - Monday, January 19, 2009

Unions their own worst enemy

- Gwyn Morgan, Director, Manning Centre for Building Democracy

As the world’s best junior hockey players were taking on the reigning champions in Canada’s capital, a far less noble battle is taking place in the streets of Ottawa.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Monday, January 19, 2009

Nation Tottering Close To Political Idolatry

It is understandable that most would take an interest in the peaceful transitions of power that take place in the United States between one administration to the next as it is a skill less civilized countries have failed to master; however, what is taking place right now in relation to Barack Obama is downright frightening and almost idolatrous in its implications

By Dr. Frederick Meekins - Monday, January 19, 2009

Gore’s church losing followers

Excerpt: Like Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, the Church of Global Warming has presented itself as an answer, a place of refuge, a shelter and a protection from the “sins” of the world, particularly the “sins” of the free world. Like Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, the Church of Global Warming is also designed to enrich its own coffers by separating its followers from their hard-earned dollars. The difference is that Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker relied on voluntary donations. The Church of Global Warming resorts to theft by taxation, all the while explaining that its fail-safe computer models, the holy scripture of the Church, prove the future.

By EPW Blog - Monday, January 19, 2009

Barack’s Bailout for Trial Lawyers

The jobless rate just hit its highest level in 16 years: 7.2 percent, which means more than 11 million Americans are unemployed. So the Democratic House responded by passing two bills making it more costly to hire workers.

By Phyllis Schlafly - Monday, January 19, 2009

L.A. Goes Enviro-MENTAL With Insider Dealings, Waste In Solar Plan

Los Angeles, California has a new initiative underway called “Measure B” that would basically award a monopolistic, no-bids contract to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union (IBEW), the union that would be given the task to install the things in the city. Campaigners for the initiative have so far raised $267,000 with two-thirds of that coming from the very unions that would benefit from the unfair set asides that would exclude outside companies from being able to bid on the installation.

By Warner Todd Huston - Monday, January 19, 2009

Obama Thinks Original Declaration of Independence Not Good Enough?

In his Saturday remarks during his campaign train ride, President-elect Barack Obama issued some soaring rhetoric about the state of the country today. At least the Old Media thought it was soaring rhetoric, anyway. Typically, the media was overawed by his mellifluous tones, of course. But during these remarks in Baltimore Obama made a startling suggestion. He said we need a “new Declaration of Independence.”

By Warner Todd Huston - Monday, January 19, 2009

Pelosi Wants to Criminalize Policy Differences

A disturbing report came out from Bill Sammon of FoxNews. He reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to prosecute Bush administration officials for war crimes. This is the kind of thing that goes on in banana republics after one regime leaves office. Sammon reports:

By Matthew Vadum - Monday, January 19, 2009

The Endless Inauguration

I am the last person you want to invite to a party. I am almost always the first to leave. There’s something about a whole bunch of people getting together to celebrate anything that doesn’t work for me.

By Alan Caruba - Monday, January 19, 2009

Epiphany for the Dalai Lama Dama Ding Dong?

“I think he’s got it!”

The Dalai Lama’s apparent epiphany while speaking in New Delhi, where he delivered the Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Lecture, as reported here:

By Guest Column Andrew Bostom- Monday, January 19, 2009

The Right to Defend Sovereignty

It is written in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” Each and every one of us has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. A seemingly simple idea, it’s the definition of when a life begins or should end, when the liberty of one being is to be considered encroaching on the liberty of another, and on the meaning of personal happiness on which we disagree.

By Nancy Salvato - Monday, January 19, 2009

Death of an ideal

The inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States will mark the death of the ideal that was America.  The land that once prided itself in its citizens’ ability to prosper against the most difficult odds and for over 200 years enjoyed the rule of law governed by the most enlightened constitution in the history of mankind, has chosen instead to trust its future to a man they know nothing about.

By Klaus Rohrich - Monday, January 19, 2009

Hamas, not Israel, should be tried for war crimes

While the Israeli-Hamas war raged on, we saw the usual idiots making unfounded anti-Israeli condemnations.  The criticisms come at a time when Hamas terrorists are using Palestinian civilians as human shields to block Israeli fire.  This is also a time when Hamas is using this war and their propaganda to cover their deliberate murders of Palestinian civilians who are part of the Fatah organization.

By George Koukeas - Monday, January 19, 2009

Obama’s Inauguration A Disaster - Literally…

I wish I could have left town this week to some place quiet until this inauguration is finally over so that everyone here can have their collective political orgasm and life can get back to normal.” - D.C. Area Resident & Reader Jonathan (Last Name withheld)

By Jayme Evans - Monday, January 19, 2009

Letter Of Resignation To The RNC; I Quit!

After wrestling with this decision for two years now, I have resigned from the Republican party. The party no longer represents my values and I see no hope for real change in the foreseeable future.

By JR Dieckmann - Monday, January 19, 2009