One of the truly obnoxious aspects of modern political discourse is the presumption that one holds the political beliefs they do because of intelligence and education, or lack thereof. Further, that liberals are smarter and better educated than conservatives, and so, accept their beliefs as a matter of simple, ineluctable logic over ignorance and stupidity.
The strange case of Anwar al Awlaki
Doug Hagmann Full Story
As widely reported, al Qaeda ideologue Anwar al Awlaki was killed in a drone strike in the Yemen province of Shabwa, a lawless area well out of reach of Yemen’s military. While it is clear that the world is a bit safer today thanks to the actions of American military and intelligence, there is a legitimate argument about the right of due process to American citizens. With regard to al Awlaki, however, this argument should be a moot point as his assassination was unnecessary.
Days of Rage, Hours of Opportunism
Daniel Greenfield Full Story
The last time I passed the Days of Rage protesters in downtown Manhattan, amid their litter of expensive camping equipment, iPhone chargers, mobile hotspots and handwritten cardboard signs, they reminded me of people who walk up to you in bars pretending that they just discovered a new brand of beer they want to share with you. Those people are plants, so are the people with torn cardboard signs surrounded by a few thousand dollars of equipment.
There are people who have reason to be enraged at Wall Street, but they rarely show up at rallies. They are too busy working a second job in their seventies or sitting outside a factory that was shipped off to China. And the people who do show up at rallies invariably have nothing to do with Wall Street and are financed by billionaires who made their money, directly or indirectly, in the stock market.
The EPA Gets Caught in a Big Fat Lie
Alan Caruba Full Story
The notion that the Environmental Protection Agency uses “science” to justify their regulations is false, just like most of the claims they issue on various aspects of the nation’s environment. Their favorite scam is to estimate the number of deaths they will prevent with some new draconian regulation.
A Rising Liberal Bureaucratic Nightmare!
Ron Ewart Full Story
“Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.” Franz Kafka a culturally influential German-language novelist
Article I, Section 1 of the U. S. Constitution says that: “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”