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August 19, 2010
WASHINGTON TIMES Whether by design or incompetence, the Cloward-Piven Strategy lives. Named after two leftist professors at Columbia University, the scheme calls for overwhelming government obligations to the point of collapse, therefore providing an excuse for a radical government takeover of the whole economy... (more)


August 19, 2010
ASSOCIATED PRESS Federal prosecutors aren't alone in wanting a retrial after the jury deadlocked on all but one count at former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial. Some jurors also want to see the impeached Democratic governor back in court and have expressed frustration that the panel of six women and six men could not agree on additional counts, including allegations that he tried to sell President Obama's old senate seat... (more)


August 18, 2010
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that roadside crosses erected to memorialize fallen Utah Highway Patrol officers violate the First Amendment's prohibition of government endorsement of religion... (more)


August 18, 2010
DAVID KUPELIAN It caused Sean Hannity to pull out of last February's Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., where he had been slated to appear as keynote speaker. When Hannity withdrew from the CPAC lineup, Glenn Beck stepped in... (more)


August 18, 2010
NATIONAL REVIEW It's not often that we have occasion to speak favorably of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the federal appellate court that has earned a reputation for aggressive left-wing lawlessness... (more)


August 18, 2010
WASHINGTON TIMES A stable of dark-horse Republican candidates - to the surprise of political handicappers - are seriously threatening veteran Democrats in heavily Democratic states, increasing GOP hopes to reclaim control of the Senate in November. From Washington to Wisconsin and Connecticut, Republican challengers are forcing analysts to revise upward their midterm forecasts of potential Democratic losses... (more)


August 18, 2010
NEWSMAX The U.S. Senate race in Nevada remains very close. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in Nevada shows Democratic Sen. Harry Reid and his Republican challenger Sharron Angle tied with 47 percent of the vote each... (more)


August 18, 2010
NEWSMAX Sheriff Joe Arpaio is under an intensifying federal civil rights investigation that is sure to further anger anti-illegal immigration advocates who regard the Maricopa County leader as a folk hero for his aggressive pursuit of criminal aliens... (more)


August 18, 2010
ANN COULTER "Nativism in American politics has become so rampant that it is considered scandalous in Republican circles for a judge to acknowledge paying any attention to foreign courts and their legal rulings." -- New York Times editorial, Aug. 3, 2010. The New York Times runs this same smug editorial every few months -- at least I think it's the same editorial... (more)


August 18, 2010
ASSOCIATED PRESS Dr. Laura Schlessinger, the talk show host who recently apologized for saying the N-word 11 times to a caller on the air, said Tuesday she plans to give up her radio show when her contract is up at the end of this year... (more)


August 18, 2010
WASHINGTON TIMES Former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich sidestepped the most serious charges against him Tuesday when a federal jury in Chicago found him guilty of only one of 24 charges, lying to the FBI -- at least a temporary victory for the Democrat accused of trying to sell the Senate seat once held by President Obama... (more)


August 18, 2010
THOMAS SOWELL "We the people" are the central concern of the Constitution, as well as its opening words, since it is a Constitution for a self-governing nation. But "we the people" are treated as an obstacle to circumvent by the current administration in Washington. One way of circumventing the people is to rush legislation through Congress so fast that no one knows what is buried in it... (more)


August 18, 2010
L. BRENT BOZELL III It was deceptive. At a White House dinner with Muslims celebrating Ramadan, Barack Obama finally weighed in on the Ground Zero mosque controversy. Incredibly, he lectured Americans about the religious freedom of Muslims "that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan"... (more)


August 17, 2010
ASSOCIATED PRESS Arizona legislators are at least temporarily setting aside Gov. Jan Brewer's suggestion that lawmakers consider changing parts of the state's controversial immigration law. Brewer floated the idea of making "tweaks" shortly after a federal judge blocked implementation of numerous provisions... (more)


August 17, 2010
GEORGE WILL When Israel declared independence in 1948, it had to use mostly small arms to repel attacks by six Arab armies. Today, however, Israel feels, and is, more menaced than it was then, or has been since. Hence the potentially world-shaking decision that will be made here, probably within two years... (more)


August 17, 2010
NEWSMAX For the first time in his presidency, President Barack Obama's job performance is disliked by a majority of Americans, according to a new Gallup poll. According to the Gallup daily tracking poll released on Tuesday, 51 percent of U.S. adults said they disapproved of how Obama was handling his job, compared with 42 percent who approve... (more)


August 17, 2010
VICTOR SHARPE Ask one hundred people in the United States what a dhimmi is and perhaps two or three might know. In Europe the number would be slightly higher because of latent memories of battles fought against invading Moslem armies over the span of hundreds of years... (more)


August 17, 2010
JOSEPH FARAH Glenn Beck may hate socialism and communism, but he showed he shares a materialistic worldview with Marx, Engels and Saul Alinsky in a recent conversation with Bill O'Reilly. O'Reilly and Beck were discussing a ruling by an openly homosexual judge overturning the will of California voters who approved Proposition 8, a statewide ballot measure prohibiting same-sex marriage... (more)


August 16, 2010
A.W.R. HAWKINS The debate concerning abortion in our nation is often bogged down by rhetoric and dogma. Because of this, talks about abortion are usually framed in the terms of being pro-women's rights or anti-women's rights, or degenerate into screaming matches between "pro-life" and "pro-death" factions... (more)


August 16, 2010
ASSOCIATED PRESS Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he plans to leave his job next year. A Republican and holdover from the Bush administration, Gates had agreed to stay on at the request of President Barack Obama... (more)


August 16, 2010
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST Maybe we should have the right to elect (or defeat) the faceless bureaucrats who presume the right to dominate our lives. Why not? Dr. Angelo M. Codevilla, an international relations professor at Boston University, has challenged the "ruling class" in the U.S.... (more)


August 15, 2010
ALAN CARUBA On November 18, 1978, the world was shocked to learn that more than 900 members of the People's Temple had committed suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. They took their lives at the urging of Jim Jones, the Temple's founder. Until 9/11, it was the single loss of American civilian life in a non-natural disaster and the tragedy still ranks high among the largest mass suicides in history... (more)


August 15, 2010
FOX NEWS Tea party activists supporting Arizona's illegal immigration law were rallying along a remote stretch of the Arizona-Mexico border about 70 miles west of Nogales in support of the law that a judge put mostly on hold last month... (more)


August 15, 2010
JOSEPH FARAH There's a whole lot of pretending going on in our world today. We have a federal judge ruling that the 5,000-year-old institution of marriage was "biased" and immoral from the start because of the way it discriminated unfairly against homosexuals... (more)


August 15, 2010
PAT BOONE Where is King Solomon when we need him? You and I, we and our nation, are facing difficult, complex, painful choices. In a lot of areas. With several of these choices, it seems to be the proverbial "damned if you do, damned if you don't." There just don't seem to be answers that will satisfy all those involved, or even one side or the other... (more)