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Polish ambassador wounded in Baghdad bombing

Poland’s ambassador to Iraq was wounded in a triple-bomb attack in central Baghdad on Wednesday which also killed a civilian and wounded three others, Iraqi and Polish officials said.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - Full Story

Dems trying to tune out radio talk show heroes

  Internet giant Drudge tells the story best—in so many words—the Democrats are trying to deprive Americans of talk show radio. The Dems, dragging ever downward in their own ratings, want to rid the airwaves of the tell-it-like-it-is Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage for once and for all.

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - Full Story

The Saffron Bloggers Strike Back

For the past two months or so we’ve watched with a sort of horrified fascination as the country of Myanmar (Burma) has deteriorated into a mess of bloody and fatal riots, and an oppression of its people akin to the horror stories from countries like North Korea and Cambodia.

The catalyst was the dramatic increase in the prices of everyday goods and fuel, with fuel jumping sometimes a massive 100%.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - Full Story

Myanmar and Israel—Fighting the Semantic Wars

Is it “Myanmar” or “Burma”? “Yangon” or “Rangoon”?

Burma and its major city Rangoon were renamed Myanmar and Yangon in 1989 by the military junta that had seized power there at that time.

By David Singer - Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - Full Story

Asia’s Race to the Skies

If you were to be asked who was the leader in space exploration, there is really only one name that springs to mind; NASA. For so long, America has been at the forefront of many discoveries made in space, either by visiting space or by watching it, that we are sometimes tuned out to the fact that they are now merely players, as the poem would read.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - Full Story

iTunes Receives some Welcome Competition

For a long time now, longer than you would first think considering how time flies in the tech world, Apple has been the leader in online music sales, thanks in part to their near-monopoly on the portable media device market, and the symbiotic iTunes Store. They’ve led the way in terms of sales for music, and video.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - Full Story

The Genovese Syndrome up for Debate

Stabbed to death in 1964, Catherine Susan “Kitty” Genovese has the unfortunate honor of providing psychologists with the nickname to the Bystander Effect; the Genovese Syndrome.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - Full Story

Democratic Socialism: Not My America - Not on My Watch!

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter, So help me God.”

By JB Williams - Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - Full Story

The LOST Colony

In promoting their latest cause, liberals have managed to enlist a member of a small group getting smaller by the year—conservatives in academia. “Academics did not get anywhere near this,” John Norton Moore of the University of Virginia told an audience at the Heritage Foundation on June 22 of the the United Nations’ Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) that would give the UN control over seven-tenths of the earth’s surface.

By Malcolm Kline - Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - Full Story

Harry Reid Takes on America’s REAL Enemy: El Rushbo!

Say what you will about Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one fact remains beyond dispute: The senator from Searchlight, Nevada has an uncanny ability to “connect the dots” in matters of grave importance to America.

For instance, while most politicians were still debating about strategies for fighting the war on terror in Iraq, Senator Reid took it on himself to sift through all of the details in order to find truth.

By John Lillpop - Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - Full Story

Creating and Maintaining Homeland Security Fusion Centers

(The following article is based on a report received by the National Association of Chiefs of Police Public Information Office.)

In general, a fusion center is a collaborative effort to detect, prevent, investigate, and respond to criminal and terrorist activity.

By Jim Kouri - Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - Full Story

Another reason to abolish hate crimes

Several incidents occurred north of Toronto recently that point out the absurdity of current hate crimes legislation; being enacted not as a measure to deter or punish crime but simply to make proponents feel better about themselves.

By Arthur Weinreb - Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - Full Story

American justice doesn’t look so great any more

I believe one of the greatest documents ever written is the Constitution of the United States along with its first ten amendments, which are known as The Bill of Rights.  That document spells out in no uncertain terms what the citizens’ rights are and they include such biggies as the right to free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, the right to own property, protection against unlawful search and seizure, etc.  However, with a proactive judiciary and even more proactive prosecutors, these rights are slowly disappearing from view, as judges that are overly sympathetic to government and its prosecutorial powers are reinterpreting the Bill of Rights.

By Klaus Rohrich - Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - Full Story

The past as prologue

Much has been written about the madness of Ahmadinejad in New York. But as important as the condemnations of this crypto-Hitler are; as crucial the outrage at the UN for letting him speak is; as vital the denunciations of Columbia University for inviting him to lecture will become to our institutional memory of conscience; historical moments like these command us to take an intellectual step backward and try to figure out how we got into this, again, and where are we headed.

By Beryl Wajsman - Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - Full Story

The British anomaly: The attempt to abolish England

Ever heard of the West Lothian Question? West Lothian is the Scottish region immediately to the west of Edinburgh. The question is so called because it was first posed by Tam Dalyell, a Labor member of the British Parliament for West Lothian. Mr. Dalyell wondered how long the English would tolerate the situation in which Scottish members of the British Parliament, such as himself, have a (sometimes decisive) say about issues affecting only England, while English parliamentarians have no say about the same matters in Scotland.

By Guest Column Paul Belien- Monday, October 1, 2007 - Full Story

October Gardening

Prepare for a stormy fall across Eastern Canada, advises the Canadian Hurricane Centre. Environment Canada in its usual confident way predicts a lack of rain for Ontario all this month and on through to the end of November. Ah well, as Ogden Nash in his glorious rhymes once opined:

By Wes Porter - Monday, October 1, 2007 - Full Story

Listen To The Voices Of Those Who Defend Us

Do we have the fortitude to stand behind our troops? And the fortitude to stand strong for them?  The problem lies with our politicians in Washington who use the war in Iraq as a political football instead of realizing lives are at stake. The public then loses hope that the Iraq war is a winnable situation.

By Felicia Benamon - Monday, October 1, 2007 - Full Story

Does America Need a Woman As President?

Now that Hillary Clinton is the presumptive favorite to become the presidential nominee of the Democrat Party in 2008, she and her Democrat colleagues must confront the fact that nearly 50 percent of voters are unfavorably disposed toward her candidacy.

By John Lillpop - Monday, October 1, 2007 - Full Story