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Kaminer: Infallible Government that Can’t Do Anything Right?

This afternoon’s essay by Wendy Kaminer is valuable on two counts. First, it identifies some decidedly unAmerican language coming from the Obama administration:

The White House used up 50 words to say little in response: “Sen. [Lindsey] Graham has expressed interest in habeas reform and other policy ideas. We will review constructive proposals from Sen. […]

Google Nonsense Ads

That Google has created a system that enables such worthless advertisements to populate the Internet is a negative reflection on the trustworthiness its corporate culture as well. […]

All Those John Adams Quotes Still Apply

“Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.”

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”

“Fear is the foundation of most governments.”

“Power always thinks […]

McCain Staffers Argue Against Sarah Palin's Fitness to be President

There was a lot of journalistic chatter this past weekend about comments by leaders of the McCain-Palin campaign in which they referred to Sarah Palin as a “rogue” and a “diva,” but most of that talk was focused on the implication of infighting within the Republican presidential campaign. That sort of processual story may be […]

Number of Obama Supporters Against FISA Amendments Act Passes 20,000 Mark

Just a few minutes ago, with one day left before Senators gather to vote on H.R. 6304, the number of supporters of Barack Obama calling on him to keep his promise and oppose the bill has reached and passed the 20,000 mark.

These are the activists among your supporters, Senator Obama. They are the people […]

Watch Out for Details in Obama’s Faith-Based Giveout to Churches

The news is coming out this morning that Barack Obama plans as president not just to maintain George W. Bush’s program of “faith-based initiatives,” but to expand them. Some historical background: Bush’s program expanded upon previous law, under which churches, mosques, synagogues and wiccan covens could already obtain government funds to run social service programs. […]